Lessons from Shiloh…What’s the One Thing?

Happy New Year!!

It’s a rainy day in Southern California, so Shiloh and I are hanging out in my living room/conference room.  Today’s lesson, I’m calling, What’s the One Thing.  It’s a New Year…it’s exciting and can be a little scary for people thinking back on what worked or didn’t work in 2016.  We all know it was a very interesting year for many reasons.  This time can be filled with hope and possibility, as well as a sense of fear or uncertainty of moving into a new year.  Whether you’re a resolution type of person, setting big goals and intentions or you’re skating in and not quite sure what that is for you yet, it’s OK to be exactly where you are.

When I owned my fitness studio, people would say, “It’s January 1st, you must be so busy?”  Actually we were busier in February.  I think the first couple weeks of January can be a transition time.  A time to settle back in from the holidays, a time to reflect, a time for self care so you can recharge your batteries.  You are not alone if you haven’t set every goal for the year yet!

This is why I was inspired to talk about the ”One Thing”.  If we make something too big or too broad, “I want to lose weight, make more money and be happier”, it can feel overwhelming and unattainable.  There may be a lot that needs to change or shift, from your beliefs and behaviors to how you are showing up and the action steps needed.  Looking at the big picture is important, but I feel that asking yourself this simple question is more powerful…”What’s the one thing I can do right now?”

This question will bring your goals into the present moment, instead of feeling like they are so far away.  For instance, if your goal is to lose weight and start exercising more, the one thing you can do tonight is put your running shoes by your bed, so when you wake up they are the first thing you see and you are more apt to put them on.  I know this sounds so simple and common sense but common sense isn’t always common practice and we tend to make things more complicated than they have to be.

As you stack one thing on one thing on one thing you build momentum and as you keep those promises to yourself you build your confidence, integrity and personal power.  Also, knowing when to say “Yes” and when to say “No” is critical to your success.

I am declaring that 2017 is the year of my definite YES.  What I mean by that is, if something I’m about to do is not a whole-hearted definite YES, then it is a NO.  Whether it’s something personal, social or business related, we all have agreed to go somewhere or do something that wasn’t in alignment with our goals or didn’t feel quite right.  Tune in and trust those feelings because the body never lies.

I invite you to make 2017 the year of your definite YES and to stay in the present moment by asking, “What’s the one thing I can do right now?” Right now you can drink a glass of water, right now you can make that sales call you have been afraid to make, right now you can have that tough conversation you need to have with someone so you can connect on a deeper level.

“What’s the one thing you can do right now?”

If your resolutions, goals and intentions are in place, that is awesome and if they are still coming into focus, remember clarity will come when you say YES to yourself.

If you are ready to say YES, I’m offering a complimentary Clarity Session to the first twenty people that reach out to me. I have been a Wellness and Life Strategy Coach for over 25 years and would love to help you prosper in 2017.  Email me at Leanne@leannedisanto.com and we will set up a call. 🙂

“The only real purpose of a goal is to inspire you to fall more deeply in love with your life.”


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