Tool for the Week of March 18, 2019 — REALITY CHECK

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper. This is an excerpt from page 58 of the How To GOGI book. REALITY CHECK is a tool for you to use when you backslide, make a mistake, fall off, do something stupid, or are tempted to toss in the towel and live in shame for not being perfect. With the tool REALITY CHECK you understand you are not perfect. You never will be perfect. And if perfection is something you attempt [...]

By |2019-03-18T00:41:19-07:00March 18th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 18, 2019 — REALITY CHECK

Tool for the Week of March 11, 2019 — WHAT IF

Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Harper. This is an excerpt from page 56 of the How To GOGI book. The cool thing about WHAT IF is that it permits you to predict the likely future outcome of today’s actions. If you witness someone walking into the chapel each day, the eventual outcome will likely be someone with a more religious attitude. If you witness someone pulling out a cigarette each day, the eventual outcome will be someone who hangs out [...]

By |2019-03-10T23:09:31-07:00March 11th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 11, 2019 — WHAT IF

Tool for the Week of March 4, 2019 — FOR-GIVE

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Noel GALLEGOS. This is an excerpt from page 54 of the How To GOGI book. Forgive is a word used frequently and asked for even more frequently. FOR–GIVE as a GOGI Tool is very different from the word forgive. FOR–GIVE as a tool requires action on your part and has little to do with engaging in conversation or processing with another. Don’t misunderstand, at GOGI we know that forgiving is important, and to [...]

By |2019-03-03T20:29:02-07:00March 4th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of March 4, 2019 — FOR-GIVE

Tool for the Week of February 25, 2019 — LET GO

This is an excerpt from page 46 of the How To GOGI book. Practice is the only way we can perfect a skill. LET GO is a tool, but use of the tool can become a skill. This tool, however, can be painful for some. That is why we keep it simple. We do not want you to try to LET GO of the big stuff too soon. After all, it is the big stuff which may have defined you for a very long time. It [...]

By |2019-02-25T01:31:41-07:00February 25th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of February 25, 2019 — LET GO

Tool for the Week of February 18, 2019 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Woody. —This is an excerpt from page 50 of the How To GOGI book. You can claim responsibility for your deeds of the past. You can claim responsibility for your actions. That is different than using CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY as a GOGI Tool. This is because at GOGI we are less concerned about the past and more concerned about your ability to make better choices. We find that as a GOGI Tool, CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY [...]

By |2019-02-18T08:37:55-07:00February 18th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool for the Week of February 18, 2019 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

Change the World with POSITIVE ACTIONS

Artwork by Harper Happy Hump Day GOGI's! Our actions are an outward display of how we feel inside. POSITIVE ACTIONS are a result of POSITIVE THOUGHTS and POSITIVE WORDS. My father used to say 'crap in, crap out.' He applied this to the type of music I listened to, the television I watched and the friends I associated with. What you put in your mind and who you allow in your life are manifest in your actions. Choose wisely. They have a bigger impact [...]

By |2019-02-18T08:31:57-07:00February 13th, 2019|Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on Change the World with POSITIVE ACTIONS

TOOL: Week of February 11, 2019 — POSITIVE ACTIONS

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student Oxbow Mercier. —This is an excerpt from page 48 of the How To GOGI book. POSITIVE ACTIONS can help define the new version of who you are creating yourself to be. It is not enough to do something positive one time. It is in the repetition that change becomes lasting. Just like a star professional athlete must practice, the habit of change is formed and the new definition of you emerges through repetition. [...]

By |2019-02-11T09:29:14-07:00February 11th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of February 11, 2019 — POSITIVE ACTIONS

POSITIVE THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS

Happy Hump Day my GOGI Peeps! Streetwise GOGI Tamara here to share about my ongoing GOGI journey.  Our thoughts and emotions are outwardly expressed through our words and deeds. Therefore, when we are happy and our thoughts are positive, our words and actions will display this happiness and positivity. The same would be true of the other emotions we feel. If we are sad, angry, bitter or negative our words and actions follow suit. I am naturally a very upbeat, positive person. In my world the [...]

By |2019-02-06T14:33:42-07:00February 6th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on POSITIVE THOUGHTS, WORDS AND ACTIONS

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

The GOGI Tool REALITY CHECK is one of my favorites. REALITY CHECK focuses on forward motion. '10 steps forward and two steps back is still 8 steps ahead.' Forward motion. Resilience. Never giving up. I grew up watching all of the Rocky movies with my father. My mother didn't approve but she always ended up watching the end of the movie with us, where Rocky overcame all odds and beat his opponent. Who doesn't love a 'Cinderella story'? :) Rocky's key to winning against an opponent [...]

By |2018-12-20T07:15:44-07:00December 20th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”