5 Steps To Positive Change

5 Steps to positive change

If you’ve been following ‘Cowboy’ Don Tolman for a while, you’ll know that his powerful message of Self Care and Self Education is all about inspiring people to take responsibility for their own health and reigniting their creative imagination.

In my 14 years of bringing Don to Australia, facilitating his live events and meeting literally thousands of people who have been inspired to walk this path, it’s been incredible to watch so many change their life by embracing these principles.

But for those who have struggled to make this positive change sustainable, the biggest obstacle always seems to come down to “Self Leadership”.

Self Leadership is about knowing it’s time to change course and directing this change.

It’s about finding the fortitude to break free of rusty old habits that are weighing you down, which often takes courage. Courage is about resolving to make change, even though this process may be unfamiliar, uncomfortable and slightly tainted with fear of the unknown.

Sometimes this resolve comes when you get to breaking point and at other times it’s an easy transition.

But if at any time you’ve faced a ‘road block’ in any area of your life – health, relationships, career or finances – I want to share with you 5 key steps to positive change that I’ve found useful at various stages in my own life that may help you:

  1. Focus on your desired OUTCOME – Clearly identify the limiting beliefs or destructive patterns that are controlling your life that need to be disrupted. Get clear on the positive outcome you want to create and set a defined or measurable target;
  2. Identify the REASONS you need this change – ‘Reasons’ are kind of like the fuel that will drive you to your outcome or destination. By regularly tuning in to these reasons you’ll be more likely to stay on track when the inevitable bumps in the road appear;
  3. Take consistent ACTION – Whether it’s baby steps or a defining moment where you resolve to create immediate change, the key is to make some type of progress no matter what. It comes down to defining some simple, new, daily non-negotiables;
  4. REVIEW your progress regularly – Depending on your desired outcome, set yourself some mini time-frames e.g. 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year to check in with yourself on how you’re tracking. If things are working, it usually means the ‘reasons’ aren’t compelling enough, so you may need to revisit this step;
  5. Choose your circle of INFLUENCE wisely – who you hang out with, connect with and what you read and watch on a daily basis will either be ‘constructive’ or ‘destructive’ to your progress.  Make a conscious effort to avoid negative people, the news (which is almost always negative) and nourish your mind, body and spirit with positive vibes and energy e.g. through outdoor activities, personal development books, uplifting facebook groups, inspiring podcasts, events etc.

Where do I start?

Taking the first step is always the hardest…but the key is to keep it simple.

And go into it realising that any change that’s positive, usually requires some type of disruption of old patterns which can be uncomfortable, but it’s only in this realm that personal growth really occurs.

That’s why fortune always favours the brave.

Feel free to leave a comment below if you enjoyed my blog…

Zane Truscott.

Zane Truscott

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  • Paul Dunn

    October 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    GREAT stuff, ZT. Awesome to see you making all of this happen.

    Be sure to keep on doing …..

    ….. things that amaze you.


  • Rose

    October 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks Zane, for writing a straightforward and simple strategy. This style clears the clutter well.

  • Grahame Illguth

    October 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Good to read that and I have been guided down that path anyway. Looking forward to results. On the first 12 days have lost 10 kg with Don’s plan!

  • Theresa Penaredondo

    October 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    It’s been 3weeks since I received advice from Don Tolman after being diagnosed with breast cancer. And within that 3 weeks I have been eating right, have gone vegan and exercise. At times I am tempted but I always focus on my goal. These 5 steps will help me remind that through self care and self education will heal me.
    Like Don Tolman, continue to be a blessing to others who will go to a journey of simple yet true self care.😀👍🍉🍆🥜

  • Sara Moore

    October 20, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Hi Zane
    I missed the talk at Sunshine Coast but next time for sure.

    Thanks for your wise words

    Sometimes a reminder of the simple steps are a great kick back on path.

    A very positive person young slowly someday a I realise my focus is on the struggles and funny enough the struggles with snowball.

    So thank you so much for the nudge to look at brighter side of life.

    Love light peace always

  • Desma Carver

    October 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I’ve been a Don Tolman fan for 25+ years. He is an amazing inspirational human being! In fact a genius!

  • Francesca Abbonizio

    October 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you Zane, very powerful techniques that are sure to bring positive change when implemented. Thanks for everything you guys do. 🙂

  • Stephen Brown

    January 19, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Hi Zane, great easy and direct read to take action. How about a conversation on dealing with the unconscious mind when that is where the biggest shifts forward come from. Our unconscious thought and beliefs manifest in our physical body and can be the cause of dis ease, distress and disheartened outcomes.

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