As I was doing my daily walk today, I was thinking about you. Yes, I’m always thinking about my readers, my clients, and potential clients.
I was thinking about how difficult it is to make the changes that you (and I) say you want. I know for a fact that most diets DO work. What doesn’t work for too many people is keeping the motivation going to meet your weight loss goals.
I know that marriage counseling and relationship coaching DO work. The tough part is keeping your word to do the things you and your coach (or therapist) come up with that will help you reach your goals.
It takes motivation and dedication to keep going when you don’t see immediate results. I know. I’m training for this half marathon and I’m making some drastic changes in my diet. I’m like most Americans born under the Age of Instant Gratification (aka the Age of McDonalds). I want it NOW!
I hope I have your attention. This stuff is worth it. It’s worth it to work on your goal of creating your very own happily ever after.
What you need to help it work is accountability. So here’s my thought. I am starting an accountability group in the morning, at least 3 days a week. It doesn’t matter if you’re my client or not. You are welcome to join.
Here’s what we’ll do:
- A 1-2 minute check in per person on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- You say what your goal is for that day.
- On the next call you share your progress on your goal and tell what your next step is for that goal or share another goal if that goal is complete.
- For example: my goal is to walk daily. When I become comfortable (or bored) with my 4 miles, I will start adding jogging to it. I will gradually add more miles. If this is my goal, I can continue to modify it and tell the group about my progress.
For you it may be a weight goal, a relationship goal, a business goal, a personal goal. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that if you participate in this accountability group, you will be accountable to the group for your progress.
This is not a coaching group. It’s just to help you with motivation and sticking to the goals you have set by telling someone else (us) what you plan to do, then reporting that you have done it.
Sound like fun?
Great. I’d love for you to join me. I’ll be connecting with you through my Ask Michelle Anything link to give you the call in information, so if you’re already on that list, you don’t have to do a thing. If not, sign up here.
We’ll meet starting Monday, March 21 at 7:00 am pacific, 10:00 am eastern. For those of you who know how much of a night owl I am, this is quite early for me. Part of my accountability to myself is getting up earlier so I can do my walk before I start my day.
Let me know what you think and tell me if you want to participate.