Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Part Two: Lessons from a Champion

I promised a note about what I learned frm a former client who recently completed an extreme hike. This is a woman who is incredibly fit and competes in Iron Man competitions, but had a lot of personal struggle and anger issues she needed to work through. After completing her extreme hike, she emailed me with some insights on what she learned in the process of pushing her body to the limits over a 12 hour period.

Here's what she sent me...
  • everyone has highs and lows, emotional and physical. That goes for whether it is an extreme thing or just ordinary life.
  • a group of people are stronger than the one singular and they can accomplish so much more together-working together towards a common goal provides a lifelong bond that can never be broken and is never forgotten
  • a foundation of respect for teammates comes from witnessing conviction and effort contributed
  • self respect, confidence and pride comes from completion of a goal-internal strength to tackle other obstactles in life comes from overcoming an momumental task seemingly unattainable
  • trust and faith in others and hope in the world comes from knowing other good people exist

How's that for making giant leaps?

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Julie Christiansen

Anger Solutions(TM) Creates Lasting Change!

If there's one thing we can count on... things are going to change!
I met with an old client of mine for coffee and a 2 year follow up the other day. It was, I have to say, one of the best things that has happened this year. We began the Anger Solutions(TM) Coaching program 2 years ago, and I recall him making strides in both his awareness, and his choices.

When we started, he was unemployed, estranged from his wife, on probation, and just getting out of detox for his alcohol and drug use. By the end of our 15 week coaching program, he had secured full time work, was re-establishing connections with his wife, working towards marital reconciliation, and staying clean and out of trouble.

Two years later, his long-term outcomes are astounding! Having fully reconciled with his wife and enjoying another addition to his young family, he is settled and gainfully employed. Of all the things he told me, I find this the most amazing. He said, "Since I was 12 years old, this is the first and longest time in my life that I have not been either in jail, on bail, or on parole." He went on to say that he is convinced that had he not completed the Anger Solutions(TM) program, he would not be experiencing the success and the peace he currently enjoys in his life today.

There is no greater testament to the power of the Anger Solutions(TM) than that! I count it an infinite blessing to be able to share this program with people who need it. Stories like the one above just go to show, that if you have the will and the way - you can produce drastic, lasting change in your life!

Want to find out how you can make the same kind of drastic, lasting, positive change in less than sixteen weeks? Contact me through this blog or visit my website, http://www.angersolution.com and click on the link for Coaching.

Thought for today: "Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars." Frederick Langbridge