If you really want a high and consistent level of success in the New Year, you need the support of a group. People are often surprised to learn that I have been a lifetime member of Weight Watchers for over 21 years. They comment that I don’t need to lose weight. They are even more shocked when I tell them that I still attend the weekly meetings. “Why do you need to do that?” they’ll often say. My response is a simple one – It’s exactly how I have kept my weight in check all these years! I thrive with the support, accountability and resources a group offers.
It’s really easy to get off track when you go it alone. Most diets or change strategies will work for awhile, but then rules start bending, a sense of rebellion can set in or worse yet, a feeling of apathy can take over. It’s the same way for life and business changes too. Without that support, the great things that you accomplish can quickly become un-done.
Two of my most beloved groups to assemble are the Winning at Waist Management and Awaken Your Creativity (Artist’s Way with EFT) groups that have been convening for over 7 years. The early groups were small and met face to face in the Cleveland area. Technology and my courage to use it has now allowed me to offer both groups as teleconferences that include live sessions, YouTube video, audio and email support. What’s exciting to me is that people get results either way. Social media has made this even more exciting. Our December 2012 Waist Management group had members from Japan, Singapore, Australia and Brazil!
Here are just a few of the comments from participants:
Betsy’s humor, compassion, and optimism helped me to stay the course. Her program was affordable and offered the structure and daily reminders I needed to stay on my weight reduction plan. I lost 4 pounds in 25 days and have kept that weight off during the holidays.
Betsy has the uncanny ability to put her finger right on the issue at hand. With her gentle and kind approach, you feel like you can conquer any problem no matter how big or how small.
I found the advice to be practical, down to earth and easy to follow. There was no eccentric eating plans or changes to my lifestyle.
Although Betsy was leading the group, she was going through it & participating in the same way everyone else was. As a participant it is always more comforting to me to know that Betsy really understands our concerns & has shared them. She really lives what she is teaching us.
I was very committed to this program because of the quality of Betsy’s work, sharing, suggestions and teaching tools that she used to help us achieve a better understanding of health and waist management.
You always do a great job being a facilitator. You are uplifting and fun with your classes and teleseminars.
Maybe you have big dreams for 2013? If that’s the case, I urge you to find a group who shares some aspect of your dream and join. Whether it is a business mastermind group, business networking, weight loss, writer’s group, fitness class or a support group for a common challenge, you have a much greater likelihood of real and long-term change. You will also find that it feels like it takes less effort too.
Need help finding a group? I’ll be starting several new group coaching opportunities in the New Year. If you are in the Cleveland area, you can learn about women’s networking, mastermind and holistic business groups meeting soon by joining my mailing list at www.theindigoconnection.com or by becoming my friend on Facebook. You’ll also be excited to learn that a live seminar will take place this Friday Jan. 4 at 7PM where I will offer EFT demonstrations, tips for success at a variety of goals and some special deals for new programs.
Friends from around the globe will be happy to know there are several teleseminars beginning in January 2013 as well. Realizing how powerful group energy can be, it’s something I will always offer. Private coaching has a place when privacy and focus is needed; however groups offer a chance to meet new like-minded friends, to work on shared goals, to share frustrations and to heal pain that we have in common. Groups witness each other in the process, often pointing out the subtle things that need to be seen. Groups are energy and when energy work is added to groups, results are breathtaking.
It would be my honor to have you as a member of one of my groups in 2013. As a professional speaker, I enjoy inspiring existing groups who can benefit from energized new ideas. Need more information? Send me an email at Betsy@theindigoconnection.com.