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All the Stuff #28 Willpower vs Systems

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Today the “All the Stuff” gals Jen Turrell, Financial Personal Trainer for Women, Lisa Carpenter, Transformational Life and Nutrition Coach, and Lisa Sharp, Empowerment Coach and Clutter Expert, share about Willpower vs Systems, and how one can fail you and the other can save you.

When it comes to nutrition, in particular losing weight, using willpower without a system is a sure way to fail. Systems like food logging, food prep and support groups are much more effective in keeping us conscious.  They also keep us doing the things we need to do to achieve our goals. Willpower comes into play when you need momentary strength to resist things like cravings, but it cannot be the only tool you use as it is very volatile.  It also greatly drops off when exhaustion and boredom set in.

Systems help take the decision making out of the process. Having too many choices, while exciting, makes things more difficult to manage, and leads to temptation. Planning meals, purchases and finances in advance takes the element of choice out of it, and helps keep you on track.

Listeners will learn how doing the things you don’t want to do and doing them first, helps remove the stress, and even though they can be uncomfortable, they usually don’t take much time, and have huge benefits. Are you doing what you say you are going to do? Systems can help!

Lisa Sharp’s program The Blueprint Program is always open. Jen Turrell’s program Money Matters Mastermind can be found at And be sure to check out Lisa Carpenter’s E.A.T.! Program.

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