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What We Believe P.2

Many people are walking around timid, scared and weak. That breaks our heart.

We have this uncanny ability to see all that you’re capable of. We see you as you were created to be. So, if we see you shying away from that, we feel it in our souls. And we feel called to bring out the powerful, strong and energetic version of yourself that is fully taking advantage of your one and only life!

Humans are filled with power & love and are built to be strong & energetic.

Some people haven’t ever had the feeling of strength coursing through their veins and through their thoughts. For others, it’s been a long time. There may be a lack of trust or belief that you are strong. That you are energetic. That you are filled with power and overflowing with love.

But we know that’s exactly how you were created and what you’re made of. It’s our job to bring all of that out. And we love our job.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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Hard work works.

We know that hard work works. And we don’t try to sugar coat it.

What we *do* though is everything we can to help our clients put in the work to get healthy, get organized and get debt-free.


We encourage, we motivate, we help develop habits and systems so that the hard work can do the work!

Do you agree that hard work works?


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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What we believe P.1

A lot of people don’t realize the underlying stress and frustration in their lives is caused by an unbalanced life. So at Ideal Balance, we help people get healthy, get organized and get debt-free.

What we do is a reflection of what we believe. This week we are taking a look at our three core beliefs:

Good things come to those who work hard & are disciplined.

We absolutely love our clients and we want the best for them. The solution to every one of their problems, aside from prayer, is always hard work and discipline.

Hard work gets a bad rap but it’s the stuff that all the best things are made of. When we think of everything that we have in life that we truly love and treasure, we must admit that we came by it through hard work. In the rare instance that is untrue, that’s the unmerited favor, the blessings, the goodness that we can’t ever take credit for.

But! The things that we can take credit for, those things are always a product of hard work. And you know what’s cool? That hard work is something we can and should be proud of. The hard work you’ve done to buy a house, to have children, to be married, to get that promotion, to help others in a time of need–those are the things your character, your memories and your sweat have made possible.

So, if we know that good things come from hard work, we’re going to lean into that at Ideal Balance. We know our clients have goals like losing weight, getting our of debt and getting their homes organized. If you know hard work works, then you should lean into hard work, right? So we encourage, empower, push, motivate, bribe, and pretty much anything else to help our clients put in the hard work it takes to achieve their goals.

Hard work works. -Ideal Balance

Unfortunately, you don’t always feel like working hard. Did you just nod your head? This is true for all of us. So, we add discipline into the recipe so that Hard work + Discipline = Good Things.

Discipline was defined by President Abraham Lincoln this way:

Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.

Abraham Lincoln

While hard work will get us there, we have to have the self-discipline to keep at the hard work, even when we don’t feel like it. It’s really important to understand that we won’t always want to put into the work. It’s important to acknowledge that with ourselves before we embark on the journey toward a goal. It’s going to take hard work and I’m not always going to want to do it…but I am going to do it anyway. I’m going to choose to be disciplined, I’m going to choose mind over matter even when I don’t feel like it. When we do that, we are able to anticipate and overcome the moments where our toddler brains try to talk us out of hard work.

The “D” word gets a bad rap but it really shouldn’t. Discipline is what helps you achieve. The goals you desire to achieve. In that way, discipline is like your best friend and it’s something you should be really happy to have around!

At Ideal Balance, we don’t assume this discipline will come to you all on your own. Nope, we keep it real. We work on building habits and thought patterns which will ultimately be the key to being disciplined. Habits are what make hard work become easy and inevtiable. Taking control of our brain, understanding that we want to choose the pain of discipline over the pain of regret is also what makes in-the-moment decision making for discipline easier.

So, we understand that discipline brings stability, consistency, structure and, honestly, freedom in your life. We understand that hard work is both the end and the means to all of our favorite things. With these things in mind, we believe:

Good things come to those who work hard & are disciplined.


Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida that focuses on Fitness, Family & Finance. We help our clients create the discipline & habits they need to strip off what’s holding them back from living the life God created them to live. We work with clients in 1-on-1 sessions in person and virtually as well as in Small Groups in Personal Training sessions, workshops and other events. We’re on a mission to inject hope and empower our community one client at a time. Contact us if you’d like to find out more.

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You can do it, so why aren’t you?

One of the thoughts you might have before hiring a coach is:

What can you do for me that I can’t do for myself?

We love that question because it means you’re really thinking this through!

Here’s the truth. You’re really awesome! We know that for a fact. We’re not doubting you or your ability to achieve great things.

What a coach can add to that ability, however, is substantial. A coach can help you go further faster. A coach helps you stay accountable and get results much faster than if you were to do it on your own. A coach provides encouragement and accountability that you’re probably not used to providing to yourself. A coach also brings outside perspective and tools that you don’t necessarily have at your disposal.

Just think about when you do this elsewhere in your life. You hire a personal trainer. Not because you can’t technically workout on your own, but because you know they will help you go further faster.

You might hire a bookkeeper or accountant even though you could probably do yourself if you tried really hard! However, their expertise and help will help you do it better and make sure things are done right.

You might hire someone to do your lawn or clean your house. Again, it’s not that you can’t do these things yourself. You know the desired outcome, however, and you may feel that it will get done the way you want it done only if you outsource it.

The same is true when it comes to managing your money, your nutrition, your goals and your habits.

A coach will help you do what you can’t seem to do yourself.

If you’re interested in testing this theory out, click below and get started with a free 15 minute coaching session!

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Isn’t life coaching just like having a friend?

We’ve heard it asked many times: What’s the difference between a life coach and a good friend? Well, a good friend is irreplaceable. And we’re not hear to doubt how awesome your good friends are.

However, unless your good friend has an established, step-by-step process for getting you results, shows up every week just for you no matter what’s going on in their lives, understood what is going on in your life and in your head, was trained to separate feelings from circumstances, can cut the time it will take to achieve goals, was never judgmental, always confidential, always made you the top priority, never allowed distractions, was trained to see all angles and find blind spots, and had tools to help you overcome stress, anxiety, procrastination, negative self-talk, get motivated and take action it’s not the same. Your friend would also need to have an established system for holding you accountable and overcoming obstacles- and that system would be their top priority and life’s work. Your friend would be specifically motivated to help you transform your finances, health, relationships, career and every other area of life you set goals in.

Listen, if you have friends like that, you’re winning at life!

If you have wonderful friends but they also have their own lives and that sort of coaching sounds like something you’d like to try out, schedule a free 15-minute coaching session today!

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What hasn’t changed?

Last week we coached about trying to balance your thoughts out. Right now it’s easy to focus on the bad, the crazy and the scary that’s going on in the world. It’s not just easy, it’s human and it’s normal. Aiming to get rid of all of those thoughts would not only be impossible, it would also be kind of crazy. Instead, we talked about trying to balance them out with good. So, while we might automatically think, “I am scared” we can intentionally balance that thought out with, “I am scared but I’m pushing through.” Balancing what feels authentic with a way for your brain to focus on something good and/or hopeful is many of our best case scenarios. Another example we gave was “I am running out of money.” This may be true but you can certainly add on using evidence from your past. Maybe you say, “I am running out of money but I am resourceful.” As we said, everyone has evidence in their past of doing hard things and being resourceful. Let’s draw on that now.

Today we want to give you another mental balancing exercise. Right now it’s very easy to focus on what has changed in our world. Our schedules, our economy, our health, our day-to-day, our schools, our jobs, our social life. E-A-S-Y. What we want to invite you to think about today is what has NOT changed. Go through your life and think about what hasn’t changed.

  • The birds haven’t stopped chirping.
  • The sun hasn’t stopped shining.
  • My kids haven’t stopped making me laugh.
  • My favorite book hasn’t changed storylines.
  • Cooking for my family hasn’t stopped bring me joy.
  • My partner hasn’t stopped smelling good.
  • Praying hasn’t stopped making me feel better.
  • My crazy facebook friend hasn’t stopped ranting.

This is a terrific exercise in creating calm and creating gratitude. It also allows us to realize what really matters in life.

Now, the only trick here is that times like these might be magnifying some things that haven’t changed that you may WANT to change. Your budget, your health, your home…if you want some help to change those things, of course that’s what coaching is for. If not, sit back and feel the good! =D

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How to have a better week

If you’re anything like me, last week wasn’t your best week. I know for me many things went wrong. While it is tempting to just wallow in that for a bit, I decided to take action and do the things I know I need to do to have a good week. So, how do you do that? Here are 5 steps to have a better week.

1. Figure out what went right.

What went right last week? What can you celebrate? What can you duplicate? This will get your brain in the right frame of mind to be positive. It will also give you some much needed clarification.

2. Figure out what went wrong.

Last week might not have been great, but WHY? Letting the nagging feeling rule the day is no productive. Pin down what went wrong, what made you feel less than happy or productive or satisfied.

3. Stop focusing on others.

Much of our frustration comes from trying to control others. You may not think so, but it really turns out to be true. We focus on how others are behaving, reacting, doing or not doing. That brings a lot of frustration and makes us feel powerless because we clearly CANNOT control anything about what others do.

4. Balance the input.

Many times a bad week can mean we had a bad average of bad that went into our brains versus good. Maybe we watched more bad news than normal or listened to more bad attitudes. That can’t always be controlled but what you CAN do is purposefully try to balance the bad with good. Purposefully input GOOD things into your brain whether it’s music, podcasts, books, thoughts or more.

5. Focus on you.

What can you control? What CAN you focus on? In a world where things seem out of control so often, there is much you can focus on in your small sphere of control that will make you feel better, I promise. Download the worksheet to consider your top 10. I’ll give you mine to get your brain juices flowing.

  1. Pray
  2. Read the bible
  3. Journal
  4. Listen to good music during breakfast/drive
  5. Read book / listen to podcast
  6. Exercise
  7. Eat well
  8. Clean or organize something
  9. Skin time
  10. Hug kiddos