Inspired Intentions

Are you tired of never fulfilling your healthy intentions? Fed up with setting goals that only go well for weeks or months and then end abruptly? Learn how to stop be frequent and get consistent by identifying your internal why for sustained habits.

VISION TO YOUR LIFE ACCOUNTS

  • What’s a Vision Statement? Who you want to be and why that’s important to you. It’s a picture of you at your best self.
  • What about Life Accounts? These are the areas of your life that are important to you. THINK about the 5 F’s: Family, Faith, Fitness, Financials, and Fun.
  • We’re all struggling in at least one of our accounts; yet by setting a vision statement and clearly identifying which account needs attention, you’ll stop wasting time.
  • “If you don’t plan your life someone else will.” – Michael Hyatt, Living Forward

WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT?

  • Simon Sinek’s concept of the golden circle … “People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it” … selling yourself the WHY day in and day out is crucial.
  • Stop asking WHAT you need to do and figure out WHY you’re doing it in the first place.
MOTIVATION DEFINITIONEXAMPLE
AutonomyYour urge to direct your own life.ROWE organizations Independence
MasteryYour desire to get better and better at something that matters to you.Practicing Sport or an Instrument Accomplishment
PurposeYour impulse to go after or work towards something greater than you.NONPROFIT Causes Impact

PSYCHOLOGICAL ROADBLOCKS

ALL OR NOTHING

  • If I don’t write down all my food, exercise everyday, or do everything Skyterra says I won’t reach my ultimate goals

WEIGHT FIXATION

  • If the # on scale doesn’t move, all my efforts are for nothing

RESIST RESPONSIBILITY

  • I can’t stay on my plan because my husband doesn’t like healthy food (external)

WILLPOWER MYTH

  • What’s wrong with me, why did I eat those fries?

SELECTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY

  • I do great during the week, but there’s no way I can be healthy on the weekend

HOW TO CHANGE HABITS

CUEROUTINEREWARD
The Trigger The BehaviorThe Recognition
10 hour work day (stress)2 - 3x glasses of wine in the eveningDe-stress, calming, relaxation

Breaking habits has everything to do with understanding the habit loop. You either have to overhaul the cue or create a new cue it’s not just about changing the behavior.

SETTING INTENTIONS WITH ETA

INTENTIONEFFORTTERMINALACTIONS
Behavior BasedConfidence Ruler Assess 0 out of 10Measurability Detailed SpecificsPreparations Create Accountability
Workout 3x/week7 out of 10 Minimum 6:00 am - 6:45am Mon / Wed / FriGym Membership
Wednesday with Friend

RECOMMENDED READING

  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole
  • Coach Yourself Thin by G. Hottinger, M. Schultz
  • The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papysan
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Dewigg
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • It Starts With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Living Forward by Michael Hyatt