Goal Setting

Lifestyle Changes for 2013

happy-the-movie-page2339“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present” Jim Rohn

Have you ever heard someone say the phrase, “This is a complete lifestyle change”? I hear it all the time coming from fitness and nutrition professionals when they urge their clients to adopt new, healthy ways of living. As we begin the new year, I cannot begin to wonder how many people out there are contemplating their next big lifestyle change. Will you promise to eat right and exercise at least 3 times a week? Do you want to save money to go on an adventure? No matter what the goal is, what will you need to change about your current lifestyle to attain it?  As we begin this new year, I decided to explore some common resolutions and give some examples of how these resolutions sometimes require significant lifestyle changes. If you are set on reaching a specific target goal this year plan ahead and be realistic. If you want something bad enough take the necessary steps to make it happen.



Time Waits for No Man



It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth-and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only we had.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

As 2012 draws closer to an end, what will you aspire to experience in the new year?

I Just Wanna Be Happy


I spoke with my life coach, Lori Ostenfeld yesterday and she shared an exercise with me that I wanted to share with all of my readers. During our conversation she asked me to indulge her for a moment to work on an activity to define happiness for myself. The following two questions listed below were asked of me several times over. If any of you would like to take a moment to respond, I would love to see what happiness is for you.


I Wanna Be On Top

ImageIn order to ensure success one must always envision themselves at the very top of their game. If you don’t exhibit the confidence and skill set necessary to be like all those successful people you admire the most, then you better be prepared to step aside for the people who do. A successful person is one who not only perseveres in spite of obstacles but is also a person who can foresee obstacles before they present themselves.-AMBITION IN THE CITY

Job Satisfaction Questionnaire


Hate your Job?

If you can answer YES to more than half of these statements, it might be time for a change.

-Ambition In The City-

1. My commute to work is a nightmare! 

2. My hours are endless and overtime is not an option.

3. My position is mediocre and i know i can do better. 

4. I am in a hostile working environment. 

5. I do not agree with the work culture that exists at my job.

6. I am underpaid. 

7. I feel underutilized. 

8. My efforts and hard work are rarely, if ever recognized. 

9. I am constantly being singled out unfairly as the culture in the office likes to play favorites. 

10. There are little to no opportunities for growth in my position. 

11. I am constantly called to conform. Innovative thinking is met with extreme resistance. 

12. I am forced to take on additional  responsibilities without compensation and support. 

13. My daily routine has become mundane. 

14. There is lack of creativity in my job. 

15. My position is not met with much respect. 

16. I do not get along with my coworkers. 

17. My day is filled with useless conference calls, meetings, and busy work.

18. Some of the practices i observe on a daily basis are questionable. 

19. The higher level management at my job are incompetent. 

20. I am sometimes forced to suppress my personality in order to fit the mold at my job.

BONUS: When sexism, ageism, and/or racism is alive and kicking in your workplace there should be no question as whether you should stick around.  -Ambition In The City- 

“For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are.”-Paul Clitheroe- 

“What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. You don’t have to stay with a job for the rest of your life, because if you don’t like it you’ll never be successful in it.” -Lee Iacocca-