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!

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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?

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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.

Know What You Want and Make It Happen!

Know What You Want and Make It Happen!

How is your life and/or your business doing? Is it stagnating, boring, going nowhere? Have you become obsessed with meeting those loan repayments or trying to just survive until the next fistful of money comes in? Are you having trouble maintaining your positive expectancy about life and/or business?

The way to live satisfying lives is to simply dream up the things that we want to do and then make them happen. A simple statement but so few of us can put it into practice! You can put it into practice if you take these steps! First, find yourself a quiet, comfortable location where you will be free from disturbances. Ensure that you have paper and pen handy as you will need to write some things down.

1. Brainstorm Ideas

For the next ten to fifteen minutes, write down all the things you’d like to do. A few rules for this exercise are in order- don’t evaluate as you write! For example, if you’d like to go overseas on holidays for twelve months – don’t stop and think whether you can afford it. Just write it down. Evaluation can occur later. At this stage, write down all the things that you’d like to do assuming there was nothing that you couldn’t do.

2. Prioritize Ideas

When you have finished brainstorming, you will have a list of the things you would like to do. Your next step is to review your list and sort it into priority order. Again, do not evaluate any of these items while you are ranking them. Number the items from things you want most to least.

3. Evaluation

Now, look at the top three items on your list and ask yourself the question: “What is stopping me from doing these things? It will help to clarify things if you write down these reasons. For example, if your number one choice is to go overseas for twelve months, your reasons for not being able to do so could be: can’t afford it, can’t leave my business unattended, or afraid I won’t like it when I get there.

4. Create an Action Plan

Your final step in this process is to put your plan into action – and do it now! Don’t wait for a more opportune time – the best time is always NOW!

However, don’t let your big plans stop you from doing some of your smaller plans now. Pick a couple of activities you can do within the next month that won’t cost you money. DO THEM! You will feel like a different person for having done so.

Top 12 Reasons To Hire A Life Coach!

1. Become Clear on your Purpose in Life and How to get There:

Ø  You need to know your end goal to figure out the steps we need to take to get you there.

2. Health and Fitness:

Ø  Helping clients achieve health and fitness to live and feel better.

3. Goal Setting / Achievement:

Ø  Helping clients learn how to set and achieving goals in all areas of their lives.

4. Time Management:

Ø  Tools and techniques to help clients master time management—working smarter, not just harder.

5. Motivation:

Ø  Working with clients to explore how to spark motivation at work, at home, and at play

6. Work/Life Balance:

Ø  Uncovering methods to help clients balancing work and life

7. Self- image:

Ø  Uncovering methods to help clients  with the idea one has of one’s abilities, appearance, and personality.

8. Mindset:

Ø  Providing clients with the keys to mastering their mindsets, guarding their thoughts, and taking control of their lives.

9. Positivity: 

Ø  Guiding clients along a pathway to becoming beacons of light in a troubled world by transmitting “positivity” to anyone they encounter in any situation or setting. Positivity is when you maintain your calmness, hopefulness and enthusiasm and love for life.

10. Victory over Victimization:

Ø  Showing clients how to create victory in their daily lives by overcoming victimization through mental and emotional self-direction.

11. Inner Thought Life:

Ø  Helping clients discover ways to prevent and control their inner thoughts from running amuck by redirecting them to create new ways of thinking.

12. Emotional Intelligence: 

Ø  Tap a toolbox of methods to improve a client’s emotional intelligence through self-awareness, interpreting body language, identifying emotional triggers, and other manifestations of societal living.


​You need help with any of the above Problems, I have a Solution!

4 Ways to Postpone your Procrastination

We’ve all done it at some time or other. We put off our exercise routine until tomorrow; we continually delay finishing that project or starting that business.

Procrastination is the mother of all demons and can literally stop you in your tracks from achieving all that you desire.

Here are 4 effective processes you can use to slay this giant.

1. Do it now

Hold your breath and jump right in! Putting things off until the last minute is a bad habit and like all habits is ingrained in our subconscious mind and hard to break. It feels like the normal thing to do and we simply continue along our path. To complete a task immediately may even feel strange or like a forced action.

2. Take baby steps

Sometimes we procrastinate because the task may be intimidating to us. Perhaps we have no possible inkling on where to start. In these cases, it is quite ne to take it one step at a time. Say you are preparing a business plan and for the 5th time this week, you’ve turned on the PC and looked at the blank screen. Or you’ve just remembered you need to do some more research before you begin…you’re still not ready. You simply need to break down the project into smaller pieces and tackle each bit separately. Make each task an individual project and after completion of each one, celebrate and acknowledge your achievement.

3. Forget it

Why force the issue? If you have been ‘dragging your feet’ on something for a very long time, it may all be for the best. Something, somewhere is trying to tell you something. That something is your intuition and it is usually right! Think about something that you have been putting off again and again and again. What are the reasons that you need to complete this task in the first place? Does someone want you to do this? What is THEIR agenda? What are YOUR reasons for this lengthy delay? I find it amazing that 99% of the time I put off doing something, I am thankful that I did! Disregarding a project after a long period of procrastination is however usually a last resort.

4. Support team (I can’t help you with this one)

Do you put off tasks because you feel that they are too big and complex for you to handle alone? Or because you need assistance? Be honest with yourself. “No man is an island”. Ask for help! There are many resources out there that can provide you with all you need to carry out your job. If you’re a solo-professional and you put off answering emails, then don’t answer them yourself. Hire an assistant, and some college students that want experience, get a family member to help. Procrastinating on life changing activities could be as a result of fear of the unknown. Get a mastermind group together, and a mentor, join a support group. You don’t have to do it all by yourself. Just ensure that to kick this habit; you do what feels good to you in whatever method you choose. You’ll surely postpone procrastination for a very long time

Angela Caprigno

Mind Over Matter! Change is Good!


Mind over Matter!

You know when you have that period in your life when nothing seems to be going right…

You lose a deal you thought u had won..

You drift further apart from a friend you thought would be in your life forever…

You tell yourself your not going to drink that glass of wine, then you realize you had 2…

You keep getting up each day hoping and hoping for a new start.A new beginning..

Yes we all need Hope! We all have to have Faith!

Most important you have to realize if you want things to change then you have to change what u you are doing as well…

If you really want to make changes to anything in your life, it has to all start with the thoughts in your head. 

Did you know that your Thoughts create your Feelings, which then creates the Actions that you take, which finally determines the Results you get.

I can help you look at any circumstance you are currently in and show you how to get different results.  If you want to.

Where there is a Will there is a Way.

What are u gonna change today??
#angelacaprignocoaching #weightlossjourney #lifecoach #MindoverMatter #changeisgood

Angela

New Year’s Resolutions – Coming in Hot!!!

New Year’s Resolution! Are you ready for them?

It is less than 2 weeks, everyone will be hitting the gym, eating better, start reading 10 min a day.

We all start doing things to help ourselves be better people. Why wait 2 more weeks?

Why wait until you get past the Holidays?Start NOW! Start your lifestyle change NOW.

Don’t wait 2 more weeks. Make those healthy or smart food choices.

Get up and get moving. If you only have 20 min, start with that. Something is better than nothing.

Find a Positive book and start by reading 10 pages each day. If you need any recommendations, I have some great ones that have helped me.

2022 is coming in fast! Get ahead of it. START NOW! Do Hard Things!

Let’s Do This! Change is Hard, but Change is Good!

Mind over Matter, if you Don’t Mind, It Doesn’t Matter! #angelacaprignocoaching#weightlossjourney#lifecoach#changeisgood#mindset#mindovermatter