Life-Changing Resolutions A Year-Round Endeavor

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 General News
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DALLAS, Dec. 23 As the year draws to a close, plenty ofpeople will take stock of their lives and pledge to do things differently inthe coming year, perhaps resolving to improve their marriages, quit smoking orlose weight.

In too many cases, those resolutions soon will end up on the junk heap ofpersonal improvement, victims of little planning and poor execution. And thepeople making them will go right back to doing things the way they always did.

"If you're only thinking about making changes in your life in December, myquestion is, what are you doing the other months of the year?" says MikeMcCurley, co-founder of Personal Enhancement Coaching, a company dedicated tohelping people make improvements in their work, lifestyle, marriage and more."It truly needs to be something that you're doing throughout the year."

McCurley has some advice for people who are interested in improving theirlives, including the following:

-- Wait until after the holidays -- and then commit to doing it long-term.It's too easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit and decide, along witheveryone else, that you're going to make an important change. The change youwant or need to make still will be necessary in January, minus all of theholiday parties, errands and high stress level.

-- Don't try to do too much too quickly -- because doing so is aprescription for failure. Instead of changing everything, sit down and make alist of priorities. If your job or marriage is the thing that needs the mostwork, concentrate on that first. Often, people find that improving in onearea has a spill-over effect on the others.

-- Get a coach, mentor or loved one to help -- and make certain youinteract with that person on a regular basis. Changing your life is tooimportant a task to engage in on your own. Seek out people whom you trust andwho have made positive changes in their own lives.

Mike McCurley provides personal, executive, drug and alcohol, and maritalenhancement coaching to clients looking to improve their lives through arigorous process of self-examination, goal-setting, and accountability. He isa Certified Professional Coach, having completed training at the College ofExecutive Coaching, an International Coaching Federation-accreditedinstitution. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and has authored a number ofpapers and publications, including "Low-End and High-End Use of WitnessTrainers, Consultants, and Life-Coaches," for the 2005 State Bar of TexasAdvanced Family Law Course, and "Divorce: Prevention, Survival & Recovery," atCanyon Ranch, the renowned wellness resort and spa in Tucson, Arizona.

To speak with Mike McCurley about personal enhancement coaching, pleasecontact Alan Bentrup at 214-559-4630 (office), 713-553-3358 (cell) information is available at

SOURCE Personal Enhancement Coaching

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