'Create a Life You Love' Newsletter


ISSUE #31: 'Change Your Life With a Simple Habit'

'Life coaching tips on having MORE in your life. More fun, more love, more peace, more excitement.'

David Wood, PCC
LifeSkills Coaching
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1. Announcements/Offers
2. 'Change Your Life With a Simple Habit' (FEATURE)
3. The Personal Touch
4. About the 'Create a Life You Love' Newsletter

1. Announcements/Offers

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2. FEATURE: Change Your Life With a Simple Habit

(Proudly reprinted from the very first issue of 'Create a Life You Love!')

You've worked for hours on dinner - doing the best
you can - and he says ...................nothing.

How do you feel? Feel like cooking tomorrow night?

What if he says: "Jenny, I really appreciate you taking the time to cook. Aside from the food being great, I got to spend extra time finishing that job that's been bugging me. Thank you for that".

Now how do you feel, and do you feel like cooking tomorrow night?

If we're not acknowledged or appreciated, we're less happy, tend to contribute less, and begin to resent things we are doing. When we are appreciated, we feel wonderful, and want to do more for people.
It's as if we have SURPLUS that we want to share!

So what kind of experience are you creating for the people around YOU?

If you were born and raised on Earth, chances are you have learned the habit of keeping any acknowledgment or appreciation you feel for others largely to yourself.

Yet with a very simple habit, you can completely alter the experience of everyone who comes into contact with you! Why starve them of the attention and appreciation that lights us up?

Action Stations

a) Make a list of five people in your life who could use
more appreciation (It can be a secretary, neighbour or bus driver. Or call a parent and acknowledge them for WHO they have been all your life).

b) Write one thing next to each person that you could thank them or appreciate them for. (E.g. "Dad, thanks for always being happy about my successes", "Jan, you ALWAYS say 'hello' when I come in - thanks.",
"Bill, I really appreciate the effort you always make to
get the numbers right - it makes my day easier"

c) Put in your diary when this week you will acknowledge them.


d) Write down five things you should acknowledge YOURSELF for. (Yes - it's easy for us to criticise even ourselves. Start practicing patting yourself on the back.)




3. The Personal Touch

In 1992 I found myself in a Dutch hospital, after eating too much of what is affectionately known as 'space cake'. Back in Australia 6 months later I received a bill asking me to settle in Dutch Guilders - which at the time I thought was ridiculous.

However, finding that bill in an old file this week, things somehow seem different. I mean - they helped me at a time I REALLY needed help. So I've found them in the web and am getting payment details to finally settle it.
Cleaning things up feels pretty good.

Bron and I are settling into Melbourne, and working our way through the thousands of cafes and pubs. The local heat for the national comedy competition is tomorrow night, and three blocks from my house. Wish me luck!

And two weeks ago I officially resigned from the Institute of Actuaries of Australia (gulp). Out with the old...in with the new.....


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David Wood is a personal and business coach, and a founder of the International Coach Academy - a global company training coaches in nine countries. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) based in Washington, D.C.

David has coached people in 13 countries via telephone and email. He helps people tap into their passion and adventure, and get into action! He works with professionals on career direction and personal issues, with small business owners, and managers/executives. He also helps coaches start or accelerate their coaching practice via the CoachStart™ Program at http://www.CoachStart.com/Mentor.htm