For me, this is the ‘why’ I am here and the ‘what’ my company, Heart & Soul Coaching and Retreats
was built on. I sincerely believe that the key that opens the door to a person’s heart and soul is realizing that life’s happiness really does depend on choices we make based on our values, and the willingness to welcome change as learning experiences in our daily lives – specifically when facing challenges and obstacles. Remembering that failure is not the opposite of success… it is part of the journey of reaching our goals and realizing our dreams.
Knowing how many responsibilities we all have to juggle in life, I knew the structure I would create had to be practical and sensible. So, without further ado… the Choice Life Approach™ was created. It starts with a model and a strategy (a structure and plan of action to follow), and our modus operandi – our S.O.U.L. Process™ (suggested guidelines including self-motivational coaching techniques and tools).
Making authentic choices and welcoming change on a daily basis in our lives are the basis for developing self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-reliance, self-motivation, and self-determination. Mastering these two actions help us build the courage to explore how we want to experience the world. They show us how to let go of what no longer serves us in life like fears, unhealthy beliefs, and destructive behaviours. They also show us how to invite what is unlived. They teach us how to recognize and reframe negative thoughts, how to create resilient boundaries and healthy behaviours that help us overcome obstacles and handle challenges in life.
Ultimately, these two actions show us how to live wholeheartedly. For me, when I chunk down the word ‘wholeheartedly’, ‘whole’ means from our soul – our purpose in life, and ‘heartedly’ means from our heart – created from our passions.
The Choice Life Approach™ has three simple objectives.
Objective #1: Knowledge – to increase awareness about the benefits of using self-motivational coaching tools to align our choices and actions with our values in order to create our kind of happiness in life.
Objective #2: Values & Beliefs – to distinguish the difference between our values and our beliefs, and their impact on our daily lives.
Objective #3: Behaviours & Actions – to demonstrate how these affect the outcome of our lives.
The following is a glossary referencing words appearing within our work and tools on the pages of this website. It is provided to facilitate your reading.
Authenticity: to be genuine, real, honest, true and trustworthy.
Connectedness: a feeling of belonging
Integrous: honest, decent
Courtesy: the showing of one’s attitude and behaviour towards another
Self-esteem: a person’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of their worth. An attitude, positive or negative beliefs about oneself.
Self-respect: pride and confidence in oneself as a human being. Behaving with honour and dignity.
Self-confidence: trust in one’s personal judgment, ability to achieve goals.
Self-reliance: a feeling of trust that someone has in his or her own efforts and abilities. Able to do things for yourself.
Self-motivation: is the force that drives someone to do things, to achieve something because of one’s own enthusiasm or interest. Ability to do what needs to be done without influence from others. Not requiring encouragement even when being challenged.
Self-determination: making choices and decisions based on our own preferences and interests. To be goal-oriented.
Mind: the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought.
Brain: an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating centre of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity.
Attention: the act or state of applying the mind to something, notice, observing
Intention: the act of directing one’s attention to…, a determination to act in a certain way
Choice: the act of choosing, selecting
Decision: a determination arrived at after consideration
Values: core principles that guide us, fundamental beliefs, a rule of code
Beliefs: feelings of certainty – two kinds of beliefs, empowering and limiting
Needs: something required for a safe, stable and healthy life – of necessity, obligations, essential
Wants: wishes, have a desire to possess
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