Greetings and welcome to Advanced Life Skills. My name is Jonathan Wells and like you, I am a student of life. The truth is, you and I are probably not all that different. You see, I’m not a behavioral psychologist, a motivational superstar, or a world famous philosopher and I’m guessing neither are you.
As a Certified Personal and Professional Breakthrough Strategy Coach my mission is to help you achieve your goals as quickly as possible. It doesn’t really matter whether those goals are personal or professional in nature. What really matters is that you are motivated to move forward. If you are willing to take action and are looking for someone to help you make rapid progress, I can help you. If you’ve got the will, together we can find the way.
If, after looking around this website you feel that you might be interested in my coaching services, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss it.
Okay, back to the story. I guess it would be fair to say that I entered the field of personal growth and development through the side door. My background is actually in the area of health and wellness. Nutritional counseling put me in constant contact with two distinctly different groups of people.
I worked with athletes, mostly bodybuilders, but I also worked with those who were overweight and wanted to reduce.
I found that athletes were ready and willing to adhere to strict dietary and training protocols. For them, such disciplines were anchored in the pleasure of better performance in their chosen field.
On the other hand, those who were overweight linked the same disciplines to pain. This was because, to them, it felt like they were being denied the pleasure of food.
Then I began learning about pain and pleasure paradigms and the effects of emotional anchoring, mental imagery, learned behavior and established belief patterns. When I applied this knowledge to help overweight clients change their emotional association with food, it was a real breakthrough. Suddenly they were able to develop new behavior patterns that supported their weight loss goals.
From that point on my focus was on helping others to get in touch with their own beliefs and emotional anchors as a first step. Over time I developed a series of questions and written exercises designed to help you discover your deepest beliefs about yourself as a person, expose areas of internal conflict, and establish internal harmony.
By making simple adjustments in your core beliefs and eliminating disharmony it becomes much easier to achieve goals that had previously seemed impossible.
Learning how to effectively set goals, make a commitment and then take action are very important skills. But being able to do this and stay in harmony with your true self and your personal code of ethics is infinitely more powerful.
I began to apply this same approach to help clients address concerns in other areas of their lives and the results were astounding. Once you are at peace with yourself, your entire life changes. As your sense of inner harmony radiates outwardly, relationships, self-esteem, and clarity of purpose all improve.
It is truly gratifying to see that so many people are interested in personal development these days. However, I am deeply concerned that so much energy is going into acquiring wealth as a primary pursuit. From my own experience I know that finding joy and satisfaction in life is more about knowing who you are as a person rather than just building your material assets.
When we focus on creating internal harmony first, everything else has a way of falling into place. The more in tune you become with your real values, passions and motives, the easier it is to attract good things into your life.
I have spent the last year and a half refining my approach into a simple, step-by-step program to help others build success from the inside out. This program takes you through a sequence of seven life transforming steps. It begins by helping you discover who you really are on the inside, and progresses toward creating the life you truly desire. Uniquely, these steps are structured in a way that never fosters internal conflict or cross-purposes. Internal harmony is always maintained.
My book, TRUE SELF is a practical, easy to follow and implement program for increased self-awareness and personal achievement.
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