At a difficult time in her life, Tory Johnson had an epiphany: she needed to lose weight and start living the life she really wanted. Her book, The Shift, chronicles her journey into this new life with practical advice for anyone looking to make a change. In this inspiring 30-minute talk, Tory tells her story and makes it clear that whatever your shift, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, you can still do it.
Close your office door for the next half hour and listen to Tory describe in detail the five essential steps to positive life change:
Step One: Ask yourself: Why will this time be different than all the other times I’ve tried to make a change?
Step Two: Be honest with yourself: What are you willing to give up to get what you truly want?
Step Three: Write down a specific action plan — one sheet of paper is enough.
Step Four: Build in a daily habit that will keep you accountable to yourself.
Step Five: Embrace patience and celebrate victories. Change doesn’t happen overnight, but we tend to underestimate how much we can accomplish over a long period of time. Make peace with the process.
Tory Johnson is a weekly contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. She has built two multi-million dollar career-focused businesses—Women For Hire and Spark & Hustle. Her other books include Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now and Will Work From Home: Earn the Cash—Without the Commute.