Do you remember the early days of computer technology? No longer are we asking “do you have e-mail?” but “which e-mail address would you like for me to use?” It was such a different way to communicate and doing things. One big benefit for me was being able to correspond and do my work after typical work hours; providing me a very effective use of my time, as well as my clients.

Next enters the enlightenment era in social media, including but not limited to facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and texting. Did you fight it or embrace it? In the book “CRUSH IT” by Gary Vaynerchuk, he describes how the wave of social networking evolved and how to use it effectively.

There’s an old saying about there being three types of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch what happened and those who wonder what happened.

In a delightful video clip Connie Podesta tells of an encounter with a close minded grump older gentleman during an airplane flight. During a nurturing conversation, she shared how he could benefit from adapting and learning from something new and outside his comfort zone. She helped changed his perception; thereby opening his eyes to the possibilities.

You don’t know what you don’t know. The older I get, the less I know…because I’ve learned how much there is to learn. I’ve been a coach for three decades and absolutely love it! A few key things I have learned:

*The teacher/coach will appear when the student is ready. If the client is not fully engaged, the results will fall short.

*There is no “overnight success”. Discipline, commitment and time are the three ingredients for the success recipe.

*Practice does not make perfect…practice makes permanent. Habits are formed…are you learning the right ones?

*Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often. Mark Twain’s quote illustrates the power behind taking action.

*Instead of asking, “What’s the risk I’m taking if I do this?” Ask: “What’s the risk I’m taking if I don’t do this?”

Change your thinking, Change your life!

Most things in life are pretty simple, especially when you break them down in to smaller tasks or sections. This is true with your health. Unfortunately, it’s easy to not value something until it’s gone. The human body is an amazing machine and it requires maintenance and fuel. Are you taking better of your vehicle or home…things that can and will be replaced in time?

Where a person spends their TIME and MONEY shows what their priorities are. One thing every living person desires is good health, without it, you are unable to truly enjoy anything. Thus the question: If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?

I encourage you to join me in my TCOY (take care of you) philosophy and way of life. This is not about perfection but sustainability. Where do you see yourself health-wise 5, 10, 20 years from now? Although you can’t change over night, you can change your direction. Take some quiet time and reflect…what your why is…why do you want good health? It could be to activities with your children or grandchildren or being able to physical independent and active. Attach an emotion to your health goal so during those challenge days, this is what will keep you going.

Brenda Perkins from HR Bank interviewed me on one of my topics: “Creating a Wellness Mindset”. Enjoy the audio.

My TCOY Challenge to you is: If not now, when? Take an action step toward wellness today…for the Health of it! I provide personal coaching as well a weekly coaching series for businesses (or groups). Your health is my business.

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