What’s Possible?

What’s Possible?

​It’s not what you know about your past that creates success, it’s what you know about your future.

​​Listen to me. What you know will determine what you do. The main difference between extraordinarily successful results and just results, is not your intelligence, experience, where you grew up, or your education.

​​The difference is what you know and believe about yourself, the world, and what is possible.

Change in your results requires change in your thinking first. You have to believe you can do the impossible. You have to have faith in the ones around you guiding you and helping you each step of the way.

You can’t prepare for something that you don’t believe in fully.

You can’t grow past what you choose not to see.

You can’t build your dreams if you only see limits and obstacles.

You can’t build your dreams if you think in limits.

Enlarge what you believe and choose to see – so that you step into all that you can grow to be.

The Cost of Doing Nothing!

The cost of doing nothing.

Do you know why people never change banks even though the service is terrible and the fees seem arbitrary and high?

Stay with me here. 

It’s because it’s a pain in the ass to change banks.

You have to go find another bank, do the research, move your accounts…

And what if you do all of that and the new bank sucks too?

So you just stick with what you’ve got, even though it’s mediocre at best…

How often do we take this approach throughout our lives?

With health, with exercise, with friendships and even with relationships?

We embrace mediocrity because acknowledging that things aren’t great is painful, changing is hard and takes a lot of work at the beginning, and there’s no certainty of success at the end of it all.

We’d rather live with a known “just okay” than an unknown anything, even though chances are extremely high of getting back to “just okay.”

My point today is this – you don’t deserve okay. You don’t deserve mediocre. You don’t deserve the status quo.

AND you aren’t destined for that either. Your future is not written.

But doing what you did yesterday and the day before and the day before isn’t going to get you to that happy place.

You’re going to have to change things up, even if it’s just a little.

So think about it, what’s the cost of doing nothing for you right now?

Maybe today you make a tiny change, a tiny shift, do that one hard thing, and start building momentum toward greatness.

You might be surprised by what happens.

You can do hard things, and in the end they will pay off!

#angelacaprignocoaching #don’tsettle #dohardthings #mindovermatter

Mindset is Everything!

Mindset is Everything!

Maybe you achieve something phenomenal… or have the greatest failure of your life. Or anything in between.

In most cases, within a week nobody will care about any of it. So why should you?

Both cases require a premeditated mindset of progress, which won’t come without some effort of intent.

The concept of progress is an abstract term so let me add some context.

To me, progress is the purpose driven mission that comes from one’s unique blend of skills and passions with an underlying motive to serve.

Hard to lose your momentum with this at your back. Hard to call it good when you cross a finish line. Even harder to register things as failures and give up.

The real finish line is fulfillment and gratitude which you cannot achieve without progress.

#angelacaprignocoaching#mindset#mindovermatter#winning#goals#GoalSetting#nevergiveup

How to Feel Proud!

How often do you let yourself feel proud?

How often do you finish this sentence? “I’m doing a good job at ____________.”

“I’m a great person with so much to offer.

I’m doing a great job with my clients.

I’m managing my schedule well.

I am a good CEO.

I have knocked it out of the park with my clients lately, showing them how to get results. It was my best work.

I give it my all, my everything. All of me. And still had more of me to give.

I gave so much of my presence to my clients no matter how busy I am each day.  

I even found time to take a personal day off for me.

I inspire people each day to become the best version of themselves day in and day out.  I spent time in conversation with them. Anchoring the impact of what we do.

I had intimate conversations with clients.

And I gave myself sleep, sun, and a mani-pedi.

I’m so, so proud of the work I have done to get here. Personally and professionally.

I am proud of who I have become.

I am doing a good job.

I’m a great person.”

I actively tell myself these thoughts daily. I breathe into them. Let them sink into my chest. Feel them with my whole body. And then go operate in the world.

It’s easy to find all the ways we need to do better. Where we need more improvement. Where we have less than we want. Where we aren’t accomplished.

To find the things to be proud of.

To say the words out loud.

I am proud.

So what’s your list?

Write it down.

Say it out loud.

Allow yourself to feel it.

I repeat: let yourself feel proud.

At least 50% of the time.

You have to do it now.

Before you arrive.

No accomplishment can ever do it for you. I promise.

Now is the time.

What Do You Fear?

9 Ways To Combat Fear

Fear gets to the best of us, whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear. All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives and it can be a real stumbling block that holds us back from being truly successful.

Fear can’t hold you back forever, if you don’t let it. There are several ways to overcome fear, here are my top 9:

1. SEPARATE REALITY FROM PERCEPTION

Ask yourself what is really going on, locate the facts and place them over your feelings.

2. IDENTIFY THE TRIGGER

Figure out what it is in a situation that triggers you. Learning to identify it will help you learn to combat it.

3. KNOW WHERE FEAR LIVES IN YOUR BODY

A lot of times, fear takes over physically. It affects different people different ways. Identify if/how it affects your physical body and do the work to take care of your body. Ex: if you hold stress in your back, you can learn stretches, foam rolling, etc. to avoid the pain.

4. PRACTICE GRATITUDE

Every-day, list out 1-3 things you are thankful for. It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, gratitude helps shift the mind into a positive light, which overtime, overcomes fear.

5. LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE

Monitor your inner conversations. If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. Speak positively to yourself and remind yourself of your strengths.

6. CREATE A NEW ASSOCIATION

Remind yourself that the feeling and the moment will pass. Focus on the positive outcome of the situation, rather than the scary in between.

7. LOOK AT THE GLASS HALF FULL

Perception is a very powerful thing, and how you feel about your situation dictates how you respond. So, think positively and you’ll give yourself a much better chance of success. This won’t happen overnight; practice with just one thought. What is one recurring negative/fearful thought you have? Work on reversing this one thought. Overtime, this will become a habit.

8. PRACTICE BREATHING EXERCISES

Breathing helps center your body; when you stop breathing, your heart stops beating. You can do a grounding exercise, or even just take 5 deep, long breaths at any point to calm and center yourself. It is best to start your day with this, but feel free to practice all day long.

9. CREATE A SAFE SPACE

When you feel safe and secure, there is no room for fear. Find somewhere safe you can retreat to when ill feelings begin- whether this is a real place such as your bedroom, or a place in your mind such as the beach. This sense of comfort will soothe you and allow you to face your fear.

Please keep in mind, these are just 9 strategies, not everything works for everyone. But this is a place to start. Start implementing these techniques into your life and don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your goals and your highest potential this year!

#angelacaprignocoaching #fearless #mindset #lifecoach #mindovermatter #starttodayjournal #youcandohardthings

Acceptance!

I know lots of people who have not gone back to gym for various reasons since the pandemic began.  And yes, there are lots of reasons and/or excuses.  Since becoming a life coach, I have done extensive work with how the mind is a very powerful tool and have implemented the latest, laser-like tools and cutting-edge techniques to help my clients manage their thoughts and actions to achieve results.  My life coach model is amazing and can help anyone see life in a whole new way. 

For example — to get someone to lose weight, it is not how many reps or sets they do in the gym, or how much cardio they do on the treadmill.  Yes, those will help, but in the end it’s the mind and how it works and the fact that it needs to be rewired so that the person/client makes the right choices about their lifestyle and help them think about food the healthy way.  The mind lets you convince yourself that you want to eat that piece of bread, or have that one more glass of wine, when you are out with your friends because you did that cardio.  The mind is a powerful tool and people need to be retaught “how” to think about food to ultimately lose weight and to keep it off, you need to change your thoughts about food.  Everything you do and see begins in your mind as that is where the seed that develops into your perspective is planted. If you want to accomplish your personal or professional objectives, then begin with changing your mindset and you will change your life.

With my Life Coaching I work with my clients on their “entire being!” The mind and the body! I implement many of these approaches and use them to help my clients re-wire themselves so their goals with life are more easily attainable.  This touches all aspects of their life and I have clients I am currently working with and helping each day that have decided to re-start their Lives as a key part of achieving their overall life goals. It all starts with the Mind!

#angelacaprignocoaching #mindset #lifecoaching #settinggoals #mindovermatter #nobettertimethannow

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We Can Do Hard Things!

Your doing the work, but are you really doing the work?

Have you ever heard that before?  I hear it all the time from my clients.  They justify the lack of results.  They are convinced that they can’t get results.  The pretend they can’t get results until everything is perfect.

The truth is your life is a journey, that you climb each and every day.  Will things ever be totally perfect?  Probably not.  Life is 50/50.  Some days are better than others, but you still need to do the work each day. 

You have to stop and ask yourself, why am I doing this?  Why do I want to be healthy?  Why do I want to look and feel better, not just physically, but also mentally. 

You need to take a step back and look at the life you are living.  Is this what you want?   If it is then great keep moving along.  If it is not, then you need to take responsibility for every result in your life.  If you want different results, then you have to change how you think about what you are doing, so then your actions will change. 

Don’t dread doing that extra 30 minutes of cardio before work.  Or not having that glass of wine during the next happy hour.  Or saying no to something will take you away from your goals.

You need to ask yourself this: where are you running to? What is the destination you must hit before you take time for yourself? How much money do you need in the bank before you will splurge on YOU?

When are the excuses, “I don’t have the time. I don’t have the money” going to stop running your life?

For me, it was when I declared, “I’m worth it.” The rest followed!

If you struggle with self-doubt, or lack of confidence to do hard things, or just need a different way to look at something, I can help you.    Reach out today!  There is not better time then now!

Struggling to eat healthier?

Struggling to eat healthier? 👇

Mindset is everything in all things – including health and fitness.

Do yourself a favor and examine your reasons for everything you are doing diet and exercise wise.

Check out how your reasons feel to you.

When you are forcing yourself to do something and beating yourself up when you don’t, it makes sense that you get tired of hearing about it all and want to eat unhealthy food instead.

Do you know how I cut back significantly on eating bad food?

I started drinking water. Lots of water. 100 oz of water per day at a minimum.

I drink so much water that I don’t really have room (or thirst) for those chips or cookies and I did that so many times that my taste for the bad food has changed significantly. Mostly when I do go to grab for some chips or a cookie (about 1-2 times per week) I can’t even finish it. It doesn’t taste good. Trust me who doesn’t like a good crunch?

Sometimes the best way to change a habit is just to start a new one. I personally like focusing on what to do better than what not to do.

How about you?

What habit do you want to change?

#healthyeating #mindset #lifecoaching #angelacaprignocoaching #mindovermatter #onechangeatatime

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Pursuing Your Dreams!

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Pursuing Your Dreams!

What’s your dream? Want to give your vision a jumpstart? Write down your goals and use these questions to speed up delivery of your dream.

1. What’s your highest priority in this lifetime?

What’s most important for you to experience, explore or embrace this time around? Until you answer this question, your life goals will be off purpose. Unaligned with your inner passion, your intentions will lack the power to attract the people and situations necessary to become a reality.

Get clued into your true joy. What activities did you enjoy as a child? What are your hobbies now? When your goals are aligned with your soul, synchronicity kicks in to guide you to your target.

2. Is this your dream, or someone else’s?

Are your goals your own choice, or what others think you should strive for? Do you want to look back in your old age and wish you had followed your passion? Will you regret having “played it safe?”

Is it selfish to go after your own dream? What joy can you give to others if you haven’t given it to yourself first?

3. Are you settling for less than?

Are you resigned to accepting less than your full share of love, health and success this lifetime? Have you compromised and sacrificed your dream?

Anything short of living your true passions will never make you happy.

4. What will you feel like when you reach your dream?

Personal passion fuels a vision. Dive into the thrill and exhilaration of the feeling of living your dream.

The Hawaiian Kahuna say, “Where your creative attention flows, so flows your life.”

5. What steps can you take today toward your dream?

Don’t defer your dream. Set up supports and systems around you to instantly translate your intentions into action. Jump on every opportunity that is in line with your purpose and vision.

Are there smaller projects that lead to your larger dream? If the dream is to run a marathon, train for a local fun-run first. And find a way to measure your progress. Track those little wins-by writing in a journal or telling a friend.

6. Are you telling yourself: “I can’t have my dream?”

Most people don’t believe they can live their dream. Either their belief system has them believing they can’t make a living doing what they love, or they feel they don’t deserve their dream. To avoid the pain of feeling they can’t have their dream, people often keep their dream so buried they can’t remember they ever had a dream.

Are You Missing the Key to Success?

Are You Missing the Key to Success?

Are you currently struggling to reach your objectives? Do you have everything in life that you desire? Is it easy for you to reach your goals after every success? Are you calm and patient at all times? Or, are you frustrated, angry and disappointed at your lack of progress in life? If you are not living the life you wish to live then the solution lies in your mind!

Your mind has two parts, the conscious thinking logical part and the unconscious part. Your conscious mind is that part of your mind you are using right now to read and analyze
these words. However, it is the subconscious part of your mind that is interpreting the symbols on the page and telling you what they represent. This part of your mind is more powerful than you can imagine and is capable of helping you in ways that seem miraculous at times.

Everything that has ever occurred in your life is stored somewhere in the subconscious part of your mind. It is literally an unlimited warehouse for memories and emotions. This is an extremely important aspect of the subconscious mind. You need to have instant access to this stored information so that you can find your way home, remember names and faces, how to do your job etc., it does have major disadvantages!

Not only does your subconscious mind store valuable information it also stores essential emotions. For example, it stores the emotion of pain and fear connected to certain activities such as placing your hand too close to re. When you find yourself getting too close to re and feel the heat on your skin your subconscious mind will immediately alert you with a feeling of fear. This mechanism is designed to keep you safe and works very effectively. It also works to your advantage by replaying positive emotions connected to certain situations – think of a time when you caught a glimpse of your spouse or child, heard a piece of music or smelt some perfume or aftershave and were immediately reminded of an earlier time that evoked strong loving emotions.

Therefore, we can view your subconscious mind as acting, in its simplest role, as a recording and playback mechanism – a bit like a fully interactive video recorder. The things that occur to you in your life are recorded and then played back when you access those memories. The problem that often arises though is when incorrect or inappropriate emotional memories are accessed by the subconscious mind when you find yourself in new situations. If your subconscious mind has been “programmed” with negative emotions or a negative self-image then these are the things it will play back to you when you try something new or reach out past your comfort zone.