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You Become Who You Are Little By Little

You Become Who You Are Little By Little

You become who you are little by little. Here’s what I mean: In most areas of life, change happens slowly. Our daily actions and behaviors form our habits—our consistent patterns of behavior. Our habits in turn form our personality and character. Our environment plays...
Practice Every Day

Practice Every Day

The other day, we had a lot of double-unders in our Crossfit workout. (If you aren’t familiar with the exercise, you are jumping rope, but the rope goes around twice per jump. They are tough.) After my friend and I struggled through the workout, we talked about a...
How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

How to Utilize Passive Change Agents

When trying to make a change in their life, most people utilize active change agents. What I mean by “active” is that the change effort involves doing something proactive. You have to keep applying energy to get going and maintain your change. For example, you get...
The Importance of Taking Initiative

The Importance of Taking Initiative

It’s important to take the initiative when working toward your goals. I remember one evening, I was on my train ride home from work. The train was busier than usual, and it was hard to find a seat. I wondered why there were so many people on the train, and then...
Are You Ready to Change?

Are You Ready to Change?

When someone is trying to make a change in their life, whether it is losing weight, quitting smoking, or something else, most people focus on techniques. For example, what is the most effective diet and exercise strategy? Should I try one of these new drugs that are...
How to Train Your Dog (And Yourself)

How to Train Your Dog (And Yourself)

A few years ago, I visited some friends who lived in Western Michigan. It was summer, so we spent a beautiful day at the beach, hanging out at Lake Michigan. One of my friends brought his dog, and I was amazed at how well behaved the dog was. The dog would run far...
7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

7 Steps to Change Anything in Your Life

People come to counseling for a variety of reasons, but the one constant is that they usually want to change something in their lives. Something about their life is not how they want it to be, and they have an idea that it could be different somehow. If you think...
How to Quit Smoking (And Other Unwanted Behaviors)

How to Quit Smoking (And Other Unwanted Behaviors)

Many people want to get rid of an unwanted behavior. Maybe you want to quit smoking, or stop eating too much. Maybe you want to stop yelling at your kids, or getting in arguments with your co-workers. Or maybe you’re trying to shape someone else’s unwanted behavior....
How the WWHB Method Can Change Your Life

How the WWHB Method Can Change Your Life

I love helping people make positive changes and transform their lives, whether it’s their health/fitness, emotional health, relationships, job, finances, or spiritual life. But a lot of people get stuck. This can be incredibly frustrating. You know you have something...
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