Edition of 8/10/2005

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August, 2005

Your Beliefs are Not a Fact | Chocolate Fruit Salad

Taste Life Newsletter

TASTE LIFE
E-Newsletter, August 2005

Welcome to TASTE LIFE!! Life is easy and we make it hard. The purpose of this ezine is to empower you to take charge of your health, have more work/life balance to create more time for YOU, and to fully taste the life you love.

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO IN AUGUST

Why not? Savor Your Life Today with more life balance.

 Eat a cup of blueberries, which studies show deliver as much antioxidants as five servings of grapes, peaches or broccoli. Click here for a blueberry salsa recipe.
 Go to your farmer’s market and close your eyes and smell summer.
 Celebrate Kiwi Month — buy one, cut it in half and eat with a spoon for a high fiber, Vitamin C potassium snack
 Go to a live concert and listen to the band under the stars.
 Get up early and eat breakfast outside – either on your patio or deck.

CHERECOACH QUESTIONS THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

You can have a negative belief or a positive belief about an event.

Ask yourself:

  • Is my belief justified?
  • Does my belief serve a useful purpose?
  • Does my belief make me feel better?
  • Is this my belief or someone else’s belief?
  • What can I do to let go of this belief?
  • Who can help me change my negative perception of an event?
    (answer Cherecoach)

Click here (then press Send) to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute telephone coaching session—your first step toward identifying the beliefs that get you stuck in old behaviors.


JENN IS TASTING LIFE BY CHANGING HER BELIEFS

“I forgot one other win to share with you today!

Event - Belief - EmotionBehavior Success Formula

The old JENN:

Event - A coworker is having problems with a computer program that I am now responsible for. He sends out an e-mail regarding the program not working the way it should. The tone of the e-mail is slightly "whiney."

Belief - He needs to be patient! I'll get to it when I can.

Emotion - I am going to send him an e-mail and chew him out for this…

Behavior - Whooooo there Jenn! Let's think about this more. (This is where the coaching kicked in and everything changed). Let's try this again.

The New JENN:

Event - A coworker is having problems with a computer program that I am now responsible for. He sends out an e-mail regarding the program not working the way it should. The tone of the e-mail is slightly "whiney."

Belief - He must be really frustrated that this isn't working the way it should be.

Emotion - How can I positively affect the situation to help alleviate his frustration? I was energized at this point to help him out.

Behavior - I took the issue to heart, did some research on the problem and potential solutions, sent him (and his team) an e-mail explaining what I had learned and the solutions that needed to be implemented.

The lesson here? All of the time I could have channeled into the negative emotion was spent in a more positive direction and everyone felt better (to some degree) at the end of the day.

I also have been home to eat dinner with my family 9 nights out of 10. Work isn’t ruling my life anymore — at 5:30pm I am walking out the door. If I want this to happen, I have to be the one to make it happen. I have been empowered by ME!"

Jenn , Engineer, General Mills
Chere’s coaching client

THE NEW "PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST" IS TASTING LIFE BY CHANGING HER BELIEFS

Event – my performance review

Belief – Old Belief: YUCK (doesn’t everyone think YUCK!)

New Belief – This is a time to get ideas on where my boss is and where I am and how close they and learn how to bridge the gap.

Emotion – Old Emotion: worried.

New Emotion – It is what it is. Figure it out from here. Don’t worry ahead of time.

Behavior – NEW behavior: Ask questions and respond, NOT react. What do I need to do in the next 3 months to bridge the gap of their expectations and my performance?

I will make clear my boundaries and expectations.

I have lots of life to live!!! Boundaries are now of great value to me!

Hope you are having a rocking day...I am!

— The new Principal Scientist, formerly Senior Scientist
Chere’s coaching client



"If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one."

Jim Evans


TASTE LIFE BALANCE RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Chocolate Fruit Salad

My Americore Coaching Client Anne Potts and I created this recipe on a gorgeous summer day. We sat on my deck, enjoying great conversation along with a healthier, bursting-with-flavor chicken salad with fresh basil and this fruit dessert. I can not think of a quicker, easier, lighter, healthier dessert for your sunshine days.

An assortment of berries like raspberries, strawberries and blueberries
Low fat vanilla yogurt
Chocolate Sauce or Syrup **

**Anne and I experimented with Walden Farms Sugar Free Fat Free Chocolate Syrup. We also made chocolate sauce by melting chocolate chips with a teaspoon of corn syrup. Or you could use chocolate syrup you enjoy for your low fat ice cream.

Serve by spooning a layer of yogurt into your favorite small dish. Top with the berries and drizzle your favorite chocolate sauce over the berries. Serve with a smile!


YOUR BELIEFS ARE NOT A FACT

Aug 2nd was Gary’s birthday and I was having a dinner party for 9 people at 6:30 pm. By 9:15 am the appliance repair man had confirmed that we needed a new compressor for my 2 year old fridge. NO FRIDGE for a week! Also, I had gotten a CD stuck in the disk drive of my computer which needed to be in the morning mail, AND I plugged the toilet. All by 9:15 am…the day of a big dinner birthday party!!

I still had dishes to prepare, had several wonderful coaching clients but had to find the time to find neighbor’s fridges that I could “borrow” as my foods were defrosting fast. All the while I kept on asking myself my favorite Chere coaching question. “Chere what do you choose to believe about this day?” You see, we can choose our belief. Our belief is NOT a fact…just our belief. I teach my coaching clients this almost magic-like Coaching Success Formula.

Event > Belief> Emotion> Behavior

An event creates your belief, which creates your emotion, which creates your behavior!

The event was “chaos,” and everything that I thought was important in my house decided to break down all on the same day. A negative belief was, “I can’t believe this — maybe I should cancel the party?” This negative belief could lead to the emotion of total frustration and desperation, which leads to my most favorite unhealthy behavior, “taking care of my frustration" with potato chips.

However, I responded, NOT reacted. I thought…hmmm…which belief do you pick today Chere? A positive belief was that there are lots of people who have larger problems than I…like moms with cancer. My emotion, although still frustrated, was disappointed that ALL of this would happen on a really busy day, but I thought aren’t all days busy? As a result of my more positive belief I had a more positive emotion, which resulted in a positive behavior. The afternoon of the party I phoned a woman who is dying of cancer and asked her how I could help!

The way we feel inside is a reflection of the way we perceive the world. If we want to feel more peace right inside ourselves, is it not to try to change the world around us. For that can only bring temporary relief at best. The key is to change our judgments and interpretations about the world. “Music to my coaching ears” is when clients tell me they are in love with their life…and “nothing has changed” but everything has.

Use this coaching success formula and change your life — it is a Cherecoach guarantee. Here to help!

Cherecoach’s Classes

LEARN

If you believe THIS SEPTEMBER after school starts is the time to create a healthier lifestyle and lose weight at the same time, then register for the LEARN telephone weight loss class that starts Sept 19, 2005.

Lifestyle ~ Exercise ~ Attitude~ Relationships~ Nutrition LEARN Telephone Weight Loss Class

Click here to LEARN!

FOCUSED SIMPLICITY GROUP Telecoaching for Women who Seek Simplicity

If you believe you are done with overwhelm and are ready for a more simplified, balanced life after a fun, yet hectic, summer. You are tired of your life and are “waiting” but don’t even know what you are you are waiting for? And, you don’t know where to start. FOCUSED SIMPLICITY group coaching is waiting for you. It will lay the foundation to create new beliefs based on your values and is guaranteed to simplify your life.

Six Sessions of FOCUSED SIMPLICITY with Lisa and Chere

Relax and learn from your home or office over the phone. Save money on gas and travel time. The only added cost is the long distance call. Focused Simplicity starts September 12, 2005.

YOUR BENEFITS:

  • Your Dreams Become Your REALITY
  • Clarity of Small Steps to Take Charge of Life
  • Intentional Questions to SHIFT Your Perspective
  • Access to Chere and Lisa’s Creative RESOURCES
  • Accountability
  • Value Based Living
  • Creation of a SUSTAINABLE Solution
  • Tools to Use Immediately to Create Simplicity
  • Unconditional Support as You EASE into Simplicity

Instructed by two life coaches, Lisa Cotter and Chere Bork, who have fallen in love with their lives and want to help you fall in love with your life too.

LEARN more and register at http://www.mollyguard.com/event/18148282

Pay It Forward with Fun: A Life Coaching Party

If you believe you want more passion and purpose in your life and want to connect with other like-minded women in the Minneapolis area attend the next:

Pay It Forward with Fun: A Life Coaching Party (Make Mama Happy party). Next party is September 21, 2005 at the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. Hosted by Chere Bork and Lisa Cotter, who provide you with unconditional loving support, coaching tools that will enhance your life, and connections to all of our resources!

Learn more and register for the next event today at http://www.mollyguard.com/event/18961715


Where is Cherecoach speaking?

August 30, 2005, 3M Webinar — Top 3 Secrets to Lose Weight
August 31, 2005, Minnetonka Community Education & ECSE — kNOw Your Way to Balance

If you enjoy these coaching tips on beliefs and want to help others, please forward this issue to your co-workers, staff, family and friends. I appreciate your support. My passion is to empower you to have an easy life, radiating extraordinary health and well being. Can you feel it? Call today for a 30-minute complimentary coaching session. I guarantee one tip, tool, question or strategy that will make your life easier!!


You only have one life to live
~ imagine if it was one you loved.

Chere Bork, MS RD LN, Life Coach who puts LIFE in your lifestyle!
Owner of Savor Your Life Today Coaching and Seminars