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12 May

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A few rules to follow:
1. Start by wearing a bracelet on the wrist of your choice.

2. If you find yourself complaining, simply change the bracelet to the other wrist and start all over.

3.  Don’t get discouraged and remain confident. It may take a few weeks or months to reach 21 consecutive days without complaining but in the end you’ll discover a new life filled with joy and love.

Why 21 days?

According to scientists a new habit is created or takes place in 21 days and it so happens that complaining is very much a habit for many of us.

Why wear a bracelet?

The bracelet is a tool that allows us to become aware and simply reminds us about the challenge to better manage our progress on the path to a more serene life without complaining.

How do I know if I am complaining?
According to the definition “complaining” is like whining. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint. Tcomplain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion. To produce a sustained noise of high pitch.

Some synonyms: agonize, sulk, grumble, whine, enrage, being angry, grunt, growl, grumble, murmur, pester, protest, rage, claim, gripe, bitch…

When I did my own 21 days challenge, i finally came up with 3 criteria to recognize if I was complaining or not.

THE TONE OF MY VOICE :  Am I whining, grumbling, growling… screaming ? 

MY POSITION: Am I putting myself in the position of the victim and trying to make someone or something else wrong?. Am I more interested in being right than improving the situation ?

THE ACCURACY OF MY COMMUNICATION : Am i transforming my problem into a drama ? Am I exaggerating  because I am afraid that otherwise I won’t be heard ?

Obviously we sometimes have a real natural need to express our discontent, pain or suffering but the majority of people do it without realizing it all day long. They spend their existence affirming and complaining and undergoing all they do not want and this suffering becomes their reality. Instead of complaining, let’s try to communicate and to think about what we want by feeling grateful for what we already have.

How many times a day do people complain?
Between 15 to 30 times a day.

How long does it take to get through the challenge?

In general, people  who do it seriously will need between 4 to 10 months to be able to reach 21 consecutive days without complaining. It is not an easy challenge but it’s worth it. You can read the testimonies in the THEY DID IT section!

If I complain in silence in my head, must I also change the bracelet on the other wrist?

When I started the challenge I tried not to complain in my head but it was impossible and unrealistic. I then discovered that this challenge would be attainable and beneficial if I changed the bracelet to the other wrist only when the complaints were uttered out of my mouth. By forcing myself to change the words that came out of my mouth, little by little the complaints in my head slowly disappeared.

What can I do for others around me to stop complaining?

Be the example. When  you start to change YOUR own life by quitting complaining (even if you are not a big complainer) you will become an example of positive living and a source of inspiration for others around you. Furthermore, by not participating in the complaints around you, others will be less tempted to complain around you.

I wish you an eye-opening challenge and please let me know how you are doing!

Love & Respect,

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Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

Christine Lewicki is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I Quit Complaining Starter Kit” on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com

Disconnecting during the summer months!

20 Jul

The holidays are the ideal time to get out of the perpetual emergency, the one that leads to spending our life at the rhythm of the constraints of our environment. This is the time to create a space for one (or more) activity that really makes us feel good… be it doing yoga, practicing meditation or going to the beach one hour every day.

Disconnecting during the summer months

If we are working and would like to spend time in nature, we can organize ourselves to spend a few hours a week, or a fortnight, in a place that will help us to recharge our batteries.

Let’s take advantage of the slower rhythm of this time of the year to dream about what we really want. For this, a tool that helps me is to draw a mental map. It helps me to visualize the place I give in my daily life to my work and my other activities and to become clear about what I want to add or change to it.

To be fulfilled in our professional and personal lives… let’s use the summer time to reflect on what we are grateful for and on what changes we want to implement into our daily life!

And if you realize that complaining is a habit that robs you of enjoying and seeing the full potentials of living… why not use this special time of the year to establish a new powerful way of functioning, by joining the 21 Day Challenge to Quit  Complaining and Bitching at any time, it is free!

How did you plan to unplug this summer?

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to helping people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

4 powerful summer tips for entrepreneurs!

29 Jun

Summer is here, the kids have put away their backpacks, the BBQ grill is ready and the Rosé is on ice! We are looking forward to a calmer rhythm and beautiful summer evenings with family and friends. Summer is a joy!

 

4 powerful summer tips for entrepreneurs! (8)

And yet, even though I really want to slow down and enjoy this season, I don’t want to have to pay for it in September. We spend so much energy working on our business growth and development all year, it would be a shame to entirely lose that momentum in the summer and have to double up our efforts in the fall to relaunch it.

What if summer became an ally to our success? What if summer was not only a source of  rest and relaxation, but also a source of renewed power?

Here are my 4 tips to put summer at the service of your projects:

  • Dare to create the space for your creativity.  During the summer we have the luxury of more time, even if we can’t take a vacation, the days are longer and our body rythm slows down. We can ease up on our to do lists and our emails and finally enjoy exploring our creativity. Do you dream of writing? We are entering a season particularly well suited  to advance on a book project or to take care of a blog.  Step by step, have the gentle discipline to put your great ideas on paper.
  •  Create your vision for the upcoming months.  As we are taking some distance from the daily spiral of activities, summer is a perfect time to reevaluate our vision for the fall. You can use techniques like Mind-mapping and answer the following questions:
  1. What 3 projects are closest to my heart in the next 6 months?
  2. What means do I have to devote to these projects? (time, competencies, money …)
  3. What quality time do I want to put at the heart of my life to take care of myself? ( yoga, singing, dancing, nature walks, meditation…)
  4. Do I feel like enrolling in a seminar or training? (which one and how much does it cost…)
  5. How can I contribute more value to others? (my colleagues, teams, clients…)
  6. What are the 3 actions that I want to take in September to create the biggest impact in my life?
  • Reconnect with the wisdom of your body and your soul.  With the weight of stress and responsibility, we tend to surrender control of our life to our brain. Our brain manages problems, finds solutions… we spend a great deal of our year reasoning, thinking, analyzing and coming up with solutions. Our brain is the boss and our future depends on its ability to analyse situations and make the right decisions. This summer, I’d like to invite you to quiet your brain and use another form of intelligence, the intelligence of your body and soul. What if your heart was seeking to tell you something? Are you ready to hear and listen? To do so, you need to disconnect from your brain a bit, create space and reconnect with your intuitive self. Danse, mediate, move, explore the possibilities of your body. Remove the blockages which prevent brilliance to emerge and dare to see the invisible, to hear the inaudible.
  • Celebrate. Summer is also the time to celebrate. To celebrate what we have accomplished over the year and take the time to rejoice in the beautiful things that life has brought us and which may have gone unnoticed. Take the time to SAY thank you to significant others in your life, your spouse, family, friends, colleagues… life in general! We have such an innate ability to express our complaints and dissatisfaction, focusing on what others have done poorly or not done for us… let’s make an effort to whine ourselves from all  negativity and let’s have the guts to strengthen our celebration muscle! 

And if you want to use this special time of the year to establish a new powerful way of functioning in your life, you can join the 21 Day Challenge to Quit  Complaining and Bitching at anytime, it is free!

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

 

Maybe there is more that brings us together than we think!

13 Mar

Three beautiful minutes!

Thank you TV2 Denmark  for this video, I shared it recently on my english Facebook page.

It brings up interesting and relevant points about how different we are… and, despite those differences, the communality of our human experience.

When we get rid of the habit of complaining in our lives, we begin to create space to see the beauty all around us, and the beauty in people different from us. The habit of judging others disappears…

 

Join the “I quit complaining {…and bitching}”  challenge at anytime… it is free! Become part of the growing movement of people who choose to refuse to be victims of their lives and of others!

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“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

 

The Key to Combining Power and Serenity in Your Life

15 Dec

Have you ever noticed how when we want to create change or give birth to a new reality in our life, we have a tendency to wait until everything is perfect?

Whether it be starting the challenge I Quit Complaining and Bitching, writing a book, launching an internet website, or a business… we can quickly start to feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of things one has to do to reach the finish line.

So, we either procrastinate and postpone to later the moment when we are going to handle the project. We tell ourselves “Later when I am ready and when conditions will be better…” Or full of ambition, we throw caution to the wind ignoring all our resources to go the distance. We forge ahead, going in all directions and after a few days, we start to get discouraged.

Today, I’d like to share with you the key to combining power and serenity in your life.

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This key is REPETITION.

Instead of wanting to control and master everything, instead of wanting and waiting for everything to be perfect, I invite you to choose an action which will contribute to set the stage for the new reality or change that you want to generate and do this one thing EVERY DAY.

  • If you want to launch your book, write… every day (10 – 30 minutes, it’s up to you)
  • If you want to develop your internet visibility, publish an article on your blog… every day (it can be 3-30 lines, it’s up to you)
  • If you want to quit complaining, make a commitment to change one thing each day to improve your life…One small step, every day.
  • If you want to lose weight, combine a few exercise for 10- 15 minutes and repeat them… every day.
  • If you are starting a business, work on your business plan for 15 – 30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to make a career change, do some research on the internet or read a book on subjects that interest you for 5 -30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to change your mindset on money, take a close look at your bank accounts, read or listen to interviews, conferences, books or articles on the subject… for 5-30 minutes… every day.
  • If you want to develop a clientele or find a new job, make a few calls for 15-30 minutes… every day.

I can assure you that this repetition is really a great relief because you no longer have to do so much to create change in your life and yet, it is the act of repetition that will allow you to go far… one day at a time.

So what do you want to create this new coming year? Identify the action(s) that you will repeat every day and… start! When 2018 comes around, you’ll  probably be in a reality that you might never have even imagined.

Love & Respect,

Christine Lewicki

Want to you use this article in your newsletter, blog, or on your website? You can, as long as you include the following blurb:

“Christine Lewicki is a Bestselling Author, Speaker & Coach. She is committed to help people quit complaining and become entrepreneurs of their lives. You can download your FREE “I quit complaining” starter kit on her blog www.iquitcomplaining.com and visit her Facebook page for inspirational articles and quotes to reveal the best version of yourself each day!

 


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