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Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Because your health is important to building confidence in how you look and feel so you can do the work you love most

Hello my fellow sister in the health struggle are you having a great day today or are you green and red healthy foodsecretly worried about your health?

Have you ever sat back and thought about your health goals? Seriously, I mean with all the information on health that is available, what are your goals? You may have the goal of loosing or gaining a few pounds. You may have the goal of lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol or increasing your iron levels. Everyone has different goals, today is all about your goals. In the book “The One Thing, the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan they discuss the concept of the One Thing. Ask yourself this question in every aspect of your life.

I began asking myself this question in my twenties because I did not want to have heart disease, diabetes or high cholesterol. In my twenties I sold medicine for all these disease and the people who had these problems were sick. They did not seem to be able to live freely. They were tied to medications that messed up your teeth and made your hair fall out on the serious side. This was not for me so I began to see groups to help me to change the way I ate and lived.

Now that it has been over twenty years of eating less meat, drinking less alcohol and excising regularly , I feel great. What I am here to encourage you to do is BEGIN TODAY to ONE THING to make your big health goals a reality. My health goals are to keep my blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol and stress levels low.

The One Thing I choose to do everyday is walk.

What is the One Thing you can do for your (physical health)such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

Tip # 1
Walking adds years to your life.

Tip # 2
Cut down on fried food.
For instance, participants who ate fried foods 4-6 times per week had a 39% increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and those who ate fried foods 7 or more times per week had a 55% increased risk, compared with those who ate fried foods less than once per week

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/eating-fried-foods-tied-to-increased-risk-of-diabetes-and-heart-disease/

Tip # 3
Drink more water, it helps your digestive process move things along.

Tip # 4
Become a part time vegetarian because eating less meat equals a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and much more

Tip # 5
If you don’t exercise, start! It is one of the things you control that can extend your life.

Get the look you want and feel great on the journey this builds your confidence and makes communicating and connecting with others easier.
Begin SPEAKING with yourself about good health and sticking with it today and if you want help building YOUR confidence that the life you dream of is possible beginning with good health, hit this link and schedule a complementary One Jazzy Life Discovery Session.

Janice Saunders, MBA
Certified Professional Life Coach New York University
Your Speaking Skills Mentor
the most important conversation is the conversation you have with yourself

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Your “Phrase that Pays”

Posted by on Jun 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Why create a phrase that pays?

We all need something short and sweet to keep us on track and focused on achieving our big goals this year. It is almost like a cool little affirmation but this one is about putting money in your pocket. Many of you have that negative tape of “shoulds” playing in your head and have no way of cutting it off. I should be making more money, I should be at a higher level in my career, I hate her because she has everything I want, damn all these connected people, I could go on an on. JUST STOP IT.

Bonus strategy tip

Saying your Phrase that Pays to yourself at that moment (when you get caught in shoulds) can help you stay on track.
If your phrase is more than a few words you will not remember it, so keep it short.

Keep it authentic to who you are, let it teach you about yourself, limit it to a short sentence so the message is not mixed up, and write it everywhere so you see it all day everyday.

Set an alarm in your phone to ring several times a day to remind you to repeat your Phrase that Pays to yourself so you remain focused or get refocused on thoughts and activities that will put money in your pocket not rob you of wasted time.

My phrase for this year is “You build confidence because without that making more money is impossible”.  Asking yourself each day if what you are doing is in line with your Phrase that Pays cans be a nice way to stay in alignment.

What is yours?

Tips to create your “Phrase that Pays”

1. Write down the first things that come to your mind
2. Then start thinking about those words and how you could put them together

3. Then start thinking about how your life would be if you lived that some of those groupings
4. If it scares you “good”
5. Choose the one that feels right and enjoy the second half of 2015

Let me know yours,

Janice, Your Speaking Skills Mentor

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If you’re too busy….Get back on track!

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 tips to get back on track 

Conversation with Yourself  

You may say to yourself, that it is going to be hard to create a new outcome and make more money. If this the first statement that goes through your mind, don’t claim it.  You can try to put a few things in place before you get started. When I was stuck in the elevator last year I could not be busy. I had a lot of things to do but could not do anything because sometimes life, the universe, circumstance tells us to wait.

You can build your confidence by taking action to create this new outcome. Action towards a specific outcome will make you feel good on the inside and people will see it and put some extra green in your bank account.

 

Here is what you need to do to get started. Get quiet and …

 

  1.  Define the new outcome YOU desire

 

Be very specific with this new outcome, give it some teeth. Make it something you can measure, this way you know when you have arrived at the destination. You may be thinking “oh no” I have to decide something, yes you do!  If you don’t, you may not know when you have reached a milestone on your way to this new outcome. Then you don’t know when to reward yourself for a job well done.

 

  1. Define what YOU care to leave behind

 

You may be thinking, I can not let go of all that I want to right now, and that may be true but take a hard look at what you can let go of and systemically begin the process. Releasing dead weight also makes you feel good. This could be in the form of thoughts or things.

 

  1. Check your behavior for what YOU need to start, stop and continue to support this outcome.

 

What are some new behaviors you can add that can help you reach your defined outcome. Are there some activities during the day you can stop because they are taking you away from your outcome? These can be things you are doing or even thinking. Sometimes our mind gets in a negative loop. The kind that makes you feel terrible like you can’t do this, you may want to develop a strategy to address this and stop it as soon as it starts.  What can you continue to do in your everyday activities that can build your confidence as you move towards this new outcome. My philosophy is that all of you are doing a tremendous amount of positive stuff that is life affirming, these are the activities you want to continue.

 

Using these three tips will help you build confidence on your journey towards the outcomes you desire.  Let me know what you try, so I can support you.

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The two part Natural Nice No

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Use your Voice to Say NO Nicely

Conversation with Yourself

 

There are many of you who say yes because you want people to continue to come to you for your expertise and like you. This does get out of control when you fear saying NO will change your relationship. When done properly it won’t.

This conversation begins with you setting your clear priorities. There are non-negotialbles in your life that can not be touched and then there is everything else. Now there will be times when life will make you bend but those and those times are few and far between when you use the natural nice no.

Using your inner voice to get in touch with what those ” untouchables” can be useful to guide when you say no and what you say no to.

For example, I know for me to operate in tiptop shape for the week, I have to know what I am eating for breakfast and dinner everyday and have the food in the fridge on Sunday. This is just who I am so, the time I spend meal planning and food shopping  is untouchable.

What is untouchable for you?

When people want to interfere with my food shopping time I thank them for asking for my help, which validates them and then let them know I am not available and offer to help them at a time when I am able if I want to.

Now at work this gets sticky because you don’t want to alienate colleagues but it still the same sequence. You thank the coworker for valuing your expertise and then you let them know when you will be able to help and then the key is to follow up with them at that time. 

Now if this the helping assignment of a lifetime that you have been waiting for then you stop what you are doing and listen in. However, 90% of the time it is going to be something that can wait and by using your voice to value your time and let everyone know you appreciate them asking for your expertise keeps you ok with colleagues.

In the Six week Speaking Skills Summer Intensive I teach you to create language that is personalized to your style, so the No is nice and natural, plus how to network with style and give presentations that make an impact.  Let me know how you say no and remain on the nice list and not the naughty list.

Cheers to living One Jazzy Life

Janice Saunders, MBA

Certified Professional Life Coach New York University

Your Speaking Skills Mentor

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Five Tip Tuesday

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Show Up Strong
because your health is important to building confidence in how you look and feel so you can do the work you love most

 

This past Sunday in the New York Times a doctor wrote an article and stated that African Americans fair the absolute worst in every health outcome that is measured. It was true twenty years ago and it is has not changed today.  It is really hard to say no to make changes and stick with them. A healthy life is worth every ounce of work you put into it. You owe it to yourself, your children and the area you were born to impact in a big way.  B

Why is being healthy important to you?

For me being healthy means being able to keep up with my growing son, my professional life and personal relationships. This is important to me because when I can participate in everything without being tired and impatient it makes me feel successful.

Tip # 1

Establish a clear health outcome you want to change. This could be your blood pressure, your weight or your sleep habits. This is something you can measure and track.

Tip # 2

Define how you are going to move the needle towards your health outcome. This could be walking five blocks a day or limit ice cream intake to twice a week. Again this is something you can track.

Tip # 3

Speak to those you love about what you are doing and how important it is to you.

Tip # 4

Let your love ones know how they can help be successful. This you can define before you have this conversation so they know what to do to support you.

Tip # 5

Celebrate your success often.

Get the look you want and feel great on the journey this builds your confidence and makes communicating and connecting with others easier. You can create it, yes you can. Other women have done it and you are no different. Believe me, when you are comfortable with how you look and feel, it shows and makes everything you do a lot easier.

NY times article

You may have read books and you may have changed your diet and then stopped because your spirit has been broken by not seeing your health outcomes as fast as you would like. If you need a partner to remind you of how important your health is to living the life you love reach out to me for  help.

Begin the conversation with yourself about good health and sticking with it today and if you want help building your confidence that the life you dream of is possible, hit this link and schedule a complementary One Jazzy Life Discovery Session.

Janice Saunders, MBA
Certified Professional Life Coach New York University
Your Speaking Skills Mentor
the most important conversation is the conversation you have with yourself

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3 Tips to Positively Link My Money and Mindset

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Boy is money a tough subject that is” charged” in so many ways. Think about the assumptions you make about how your life would be different with more money and even dare I say less money. These assumptions help you to craft the conversation you have with yourself when setting a personal financial vision.

Its raining money

Just say for example, and you know this has never happened to me, : ) that you are window-shopping on a warm summer day and you run across a super fly dress and shoes that you just “have to have”. You think to yourself “dammit I work hard every day and I am taking care of stuff, why shouldn’t I treat myself.”

 

I am not saying you should not go for the glad rags but I am saying be in touch with your financial vision and make choices that support your long and short-term vision.

 

3 Tips to begin to positively link your mindset and money

 

1# Begin by creating a financial vision.

I don’t care if you did it twenty years ago or you have never done this. Sit still one day soon and think about how you want to live and write each aspect down. Don’t play yourself by saying, “I am not going to write that, who am I to think I could live that large?”

 

2# Meet with a professional

Meet with a professional and begin with your vision and work backwards to what needs to be done. Don’t get sold on how they think you should be living, let them work with you on a plan that you feel comfortable with. If your plan needs tweaking be open.

 

3#Mind your words

Be mindful of how you phrase all of your conversations about money from the point of the choices you are making and not from the “I am broke or poor” perspective. Remember the words you use matter.

 

There are enough jobs and money for everyone to have what they desire, however, it does require some commitment to a rigorous plan and taking some leaps of faith.

Let me know how you are doing and if you need help setting a course email me at janicesaunders@onejazzylife.com

Janice, Your Speaking Skills Mentor

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More Protein is the answer.

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now we are talking about the protein you need to build the life you want. So bare with me for a minute. Proteins we eat help us build a healthy body. The proteins we need to build our authentic One Jazzy Life are the habits you commit to daily.Are you thinking to yourself one or all of these questions, how do I make the leap to a fresh healthier look, a more meaningful career, financial stability and time with great friends? You fill in the blank.

 

You know this just as well as I do and that is when you feel great you have more to give in ever area of your life.

 

3 Reasons Protein is Important

  • Get in the habit of making a decision and executing
  • Begin your day by saying something great to yourself
  • End your day by reviewing all you are grateful for

The conversation will sound something like this in your head. Do I really have time to wake up early go to the gym, come home shower and maybe have to take help a small fry (child) get ready for the day as well? I don’t think so!

 

Reframe. I have decided that I am going to exercise and maintain a healthy weight therefore let me start with two days a week of working this into my weekly routine. Every morning  say something positive  to yourself like ” I am marvelous and this journey is smooth as silk.” Then you might journal at the end of the day on two or three happenings of the day that you are especially grateful for.

 

Can you imagine if you did this for a month. The confidence YOU build with each and every step is powerful.Your decision may be different but let it be where you feel you need to fortify. Make the choice to add “protein” and build new habits, it feels good. A good that last forever.

 

I hope we agree that adding habits that fortify your authentic One Jazzy Life is good.

 

Having a vision of your One Jazzy Life

and a plan to get there that you are willing to execute is step 1, if you need help setting that vision click the link below and schedule a complementary no obligation 30 minute One Jazzy Life Discovery Session.

 

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Five Tip Tuesday

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Show Up Strong

because your health is important to building confidence in how you look and feel so you can do the work you love most

Before you go any further answer this question and keep the answer close to your heart because when you have to make a food choice the answer will help you to choose wisely.
Why is being healthy important to you?

Tip # 1

Eat Super Foods like tomatoes and blueberries and kale.

Tip # 2

Eat grains and legumes, they keep the digestive track healthy. Brown rice is a good example

Tip # 3

Lay off the Trans fats, those are anything that is battered and fried.

Tip # 4

Bake salmon once a week.

Tip # 5

Make a salad with spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and onion and whatever else and dress it with a little olive oil and lemon
Get the look you want and feel great on the journey.

email me and let me know how you are doing.
janicesaunders@onejazzylife.com

Begin the conversation with yourself about good health and sticking with it today
Janice
Your speaking sills mentor
the most important conversation is with yourself

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Conversation Starter of the Week

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every week you have a lot to do.

Begin your week with your top three priorities.

When you look at your top three priorities at the beginning of your week check your daily activities against movement towards crossing those priorities off. This requires some planning however implementing this one task each week can increase your productivity. When you speak to yourself with that still voice that no one else can hear, what are you saying. Are you sure you can achieve your top priorities for the week?

Get sure by breaking them down into bite sized task and what  your productivity soar. As your productivity soars professionally and personally your confidence will soar as well. Mom will not think you are running yourself ragged she will see the method to your madness is calculated to tee and is yielding the results you desire.

This is easy to do. Write your top three priorities on a sheet of paper and then list the activities under each one of those priorities in order that they need to be accomplished and start on Monday with number one on each of those list. This works on personal and professional priorities.

Sure things will pull you away from this and you have to budget time for these unexpected events but it can be done. You can use your voice to keep yourself on track and use your voice to speak to other about your priorities and say no nicely when you need to.  If you need a tool on saying no nicely shot me an email at janicesaunders@onejazzylife.com.

Add a comment below on how you are going to use your voice to keep yourself on track each week.

Cheers to living One Jazzy Life

Janice, Your Speaking Skills Mentor

 

 

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Jazz Up Your Health

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While hanging out with friends this weekend in none other than Atlantic City, NJ I got into a discussion with a physician friend of mine who practices in our nations capital. We were talking about HEALTH and the fact that 70 % of the women we knew were seriously overweight. The first thing I said was that every last one of them was depressed because you can’t enjoy your life and want to live a long life if your lifestyle, by way of poor eating habits and not exercising says I am not happy and want to die slowly. That says to me that you don’t care and would not mind if you die tomorrow.

Now I know that statement is seriously extreme but extreme is where the problem is. As a woman, you are usually in charge of what is eaten in the house hold. You have the ability to shape the eating habits of your man and your children. They take your lead. Yes there are factors that contribute to poor eating habits and not exercising however, if  you want to live a long life filled with a healthy career, healthy relationships healthy finances and a healthy spiritual life you have to take good care of  your body so you are in top form for all of these endeavors that require your full attention.

Have you read books, tried stuff for a few weeks then stopped or have you just done nothing because the task of taking charge of your health seems too hard. Are you thinking what will I do if I want cake or ice-cream or fried chicken? What if I don’t feel like exercising. How do I tell my family and friends I don’t have time for “that” whatever “that” is today because today is my exercise day.

RELAX, YOU CAN DO THIS

Learn how to have a conversation with yourself centered around how much you love yourself and want to be more healthy. When you have begun this conversation you can then extend this conversation to others who are important to you who need to know how much you value life and want to be LIVING good for a long time.

Jazz Up Your Health, a  new coaching program designed just for you,  uses improving health habits as a base for building your Confidence so you can Communicate with others more effectively and Connect more intimately with others for opportunities.

For less than the price of a pair of shoes you can invest in yourself to develop some new strategies to put you on the magic path to living your life more abundantly, check out Jazz Up Your Health.

Program begins May 1st so don’t delay. Click this link and have more information sent to you today.

Jazz Up Your Health

Cheers to living One Jazzy Life

Janice Saunders, MBA

Certified Professional Life Coach New York University

Your Speaking Skills Mentor

 

 

 

 

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