Posts Tagged ‘coaching’

The 1% Extra Effort Philosophy GETS RESULTS!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Some people create a change in their life with a radical move. They quit smoking ‘cold turkey’.

They cut up all their credit cards. They throw out all sugar in their pantry.

While these drastic moves work. Psychologists agree the most definite way to create long-term change is with small, intentional moves that add up over time.

For our conversation on the topic of SUCCESS that looks like making a 1% extra effort in the most important areas of your life.

These small, deliberate and consistent shifts can turn your life around!

If you want a savings account, begin saving a small portion of your weekly income. If you want more sales, increase your amount of sales calls by 1%. If you desire a greater connection with your kids, initiate the relationship by being available 1% more of the time. If you want to finally get into physical shape, get up a few minutes earlier every day and go for a walk.

These 1% extra efforts create success habits that build on each other and produce extraordinary results!

When Southwest airlines began really taking off all other airlines were on the decline. Owner, Herb Kelleher was asked how he turned his airlines into such a great success. His answer was, ‘We didn’t try to be the best at everything in our business. We just focused on working 1% better in every area.’
These small, deliberate, and consistent extra efforts add up.

They build on each other to produce immense results.

You can create more time by applying the 1% extra effort principle. If you got up an hour earlier every day, you will create 15 extra days in a year!

What will you do today to apply the 1% Extra Effort?

Will you save an extra 1%? Read an extra 1%? Study your trade or expertise 1% extra effort? An extra lunch every month with your kids at their school? A love letter sent to your wife the first Monday of every month?… just because it’s Monday!

It’s easy to apply the 1% Extra Effort Philosophy; and when you do, your results may be slower coming, but over time they will show profound results!

To Your Success!

Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.

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How Your Mind-Set Changes Everything!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

How many times have you set a goal for yourself
that you are excited about, and then, within a
very short time you get sidetracked and stop
doing the things you know you need to do?

Why does this happen?

Are you lazy? Do you lack discipline?

No, I don’t think it is either of these.
I believe it is your beliefs about letting
yourself really live – really succeed that
hold you back!

What I know to be true is, God did not create
you for mediocrity. He has not called us to
live ordinary lives. He wants you to live
extraordinary lives!

This means “out of or beyond common or normal”.
You were born to prosper. You were born to
create a big, bold outrageous life. You were
born to be blessed and to be a blessing to others.

If you are ready to harness the power that’s
inside of you and rise above mediocrity,
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Richest blessings,

Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.

Another Great Habit of Success. This is a GREAT one!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

So we’ve been talking about Core Habits of the successful. In the last post I shared the importance of RICH thoughts, beliefs and words.

Today’s message is about ACTIONS.

Successful people have rich actions.

Two months ago I went to Nordstrom with my daughter Auriana. We walk into the coffee shop and I lay eyes on the most amazing peanut butter and chocolate dessert. I’m salivating as I suggest to Auriana that we treat ourselves and split it. When she turns me down I reluctantly order just a coffee and reject the tempting dessert.

A few minutes later a gentleman in his late 70’s walks over to our table. ‘I could tell how much you wanted this,’ he says as he places the peanut butter and chocolate delicacy in front of me. ‘Let me treat you today.’

That dessert only cost the man a few dollars. But the impact it made on both Auriana and myself was profound.

Several months later, Auriana is in the mall with her cousin and a friend. They decide to have lunch in the food court. When it was time to pay for their order, Auriana pulls out her money and announces she wants to treat them all to lunch!

On the same day I’m at a convention in New Orleans. I’m in a long line at Starbucks waiting to order my cappuccino when the lady behind me strikes up a conversation. The next thing I know we are sharing stories of our lives and laughing together like we are long lost friends. When it is finally my turn to order, I tell the guy behind the counter to put this lady’s cappuccino on my bill. You would have thought I bought this woman a convertible Jaguar!

You know what? That cappuccino only cost me three dollars and fifty cents. The lunch only cost Auriana six dollars. The dessert only cost the man a couple of bucks. What a small price to pay for the rich feeling that these actions produce.

Are your actions rich?

When you have prosperous thoughts, steeped in sound belief, when you utilize an abundance of bold, rich words, and you make it a habit to carry out fruitful actions, your life is very rich indeed.

Think. Believe. Speak. Act.

What can you do today to make these four habits of success your own?

To your success!

Habits of the Rich and Successful

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

There are distinct habits and ways of being that
successful people have. We’ve been talking about
belief and thoughts. And how successful people’s
thoughts and beliefs are, well… RICH.

Another distinctive habit of successful people is
they use rich words.

Words are power! They influence, captivate, and
entice people.

Words have the capacity to penetrate and change a
negative mood or atmosphere.

Words have the ability to create an outcome.
Words create your WORLD!

What are some of the most powerful words you’ve
ever heard?

I love you.
I’m coming home.
You got the job.
I’m free!
I won!
Yes, I’ll marry you!

Can you feel the emotions these words produce in

What about these words?


Rich words create a vibrant and pulsating
atmosphere ~ instantly.

You have this power. You navigate your world by
the thoughts you think, the beliefs you hold,
and the words you choose to speak.

Let’s take a pop quiz! Answer these questions
about the words you choose to use.

Do you use rich, bold, and descriptive adjectives?

Do you have a word in your vocabulary that is

Do you monitor your use of curse words?

Do you really understand the power of your words?

Successful people have rich thoughts, rich
beliefs, and they use rich words…

Create the habit of speaking rich and empowering
words today!

To your success,


Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.

What Keeps You From Your Full Potential?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Our greatest waste is unrealized potential.

If you, like so many of us, have gone through financial struggle, bankruptcy,

foreclosure, a down size, then you are even more susceptible to unrealized potential!


Because you may have collapsed that circumstance with your identity!

Most people who go through a difficult experience begin to see themselves as

THAT CIRCUMSTANCE. They allow it to shape their self-view.

Don’t let that happen to you.

You are NOT your circumstances. You are not foreclosure or bankruptcy or set-back. You are NOT what happens to you. You are so much more than that…

Who you really are is Pure Possibility.

It may take something for you to shift your self-view after a challenge,

but the shift must occur if you want to experience big results.

You’ll begin seeing big results when you start thinking big results;

believing big results; and believing in yourself again.

Have you done the critical thinking to discern your belief system?

Especially if you’ve experienced a set-back, you need to KNOW that

your circumstances do not define you!

Know who you are. Decide who you are. Own your power, genius and creativity.

Scripture says, “You are more than conquerors.”

It’s your birthright to overcome. You are designed to triumph over set-back.

It’s how you’re wired. But you have to do the mental work and own your power

to rise above your set-back and know you are NOT your circumstances.

They are just “what’s so” and what there is to overcome… and you are designed

to overcome!

What will you do today to build belief in yourself?

You are an amazing, innovative, powerful Creator! God created you that way.

Believe it! Your beliefs create your reality.

Celebrating your potential,


Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.