I thought I’d write more of a personal update this time…

I’m originally from Vancouver Island, Canada but I’ve been living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for over a year and a half.

Why did I move here? Mostly for the good weather and slower-paced lifestyle but also, life is interesting frustrating here. Ok, it’s a mix of interesting and frustrating. But I’d probably have a similar experience in any other country.

Last June, there was a lighting storm so intense that I googled, “Can lightning kill you inside your house?”. The answer is, “Yes, it can!”

There are other things that make it interesting here…After a few heavy rains at the start of the rainy season in June, this area explodes with new plant life and flowers. It transforms into a big outdoor jungle greenhouse.

Right Livelihood

I’ve got the best “job” in the world and it doesn’t feel like a job, but more like an expression of what I was meant to do. I can honestly say that I’m really happy coaching my clients and working on my coaching business. All my clients are working on interesting projects, goals and habits and it’s an honor to be a part of their journey.

Where are my clients from?

Most of my clients are from the United States but I’ve also worked with clients from:

  • Italy
  • Bahrain
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Canada

There is a huge international interest in goal-setting, working on habits and learning how to get better at taking action. It’s such a great thing to be working with clients from all over the world.

What are my key personal goals right now?

1. Get into great shape. 

This includes:

  • run 5 days/week
  • stretch every day
  • minimize sugar
  • eat fresh and natural foods (not packaged, processed foods).
  • work out 4 days/week
  • fix lower backache

2. Spend time on personal development.

  • study guitar 30 minutes, 5 days/week (Not just play guitar casually, but study it. Learn new songs, new chords, improve speed, etc…).
  • read 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week
  • no “screens” (computer, TV, mobile devices) between 9pm and 8am, Sunday to Thursday evening

I have a few other goals and habits but I just wanted to share a couple with you.

How about you? What are you working on?

The key to reaching our goals is being consistent. You don’t have to take massive action but you do need to be consistent. If you take action every day, you build the action-taking habit and this creates momentum so that you can keep taking action.

Watch out for any negative internal dialogue that pops up. Brush it aside like you would an annoying fly. Consider negative thoughts to be just one version of a story. There are other stories you can tell yourself that will serve you a lot better!


Nigel Cook
Accountability Coach
Holding Your Feet to the Fire

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