#094 – Coach Your Hands

#094 – Coach Your Hands

People often ask me how in the world I made it though college with a baby in tow.

I think I was too young and stupid to know it was supposed to be hard. I just decided to do it. I figured out what needed to be done step-by-step and then did it little-by-little.

What I didn’t know then that I know more deeply now is what the framework was for moving forward and accomplishing a goal in my life during a very difficult time. I know what that framework is, both because living life has taught me what works, as well as what doesn’t.  I’ve had my fair share of victories as well as defeats and I like to think that I learn from them all.

Finishing school.

Homeschooling my kids.

Being more grateful.


And my life long struggle with weight.

On today’s podcast, I share the framework I have for getting things done in my life and what that has looked like in various areas of my life.

If you coach your lips by talking a game, that’s good but it’s not enough.

If you coach your head by thinking right thoughts, that’s good but it’s not enough.

If you coach your heart by caring for your emotions, that’s good but it’s not enough.

Not much matters if all of your coaching doesn’t change how you live.

Coaching your hands is all about taking action.  It’s about taking the next step — however difficult the journey might seem or how much of the staircase you can or cannot see. Coaching yourself to action is more than thinking about it or having all the feels about it.  Coaching your hands is about getting things done — all of the things you were designed to do, desire to do, and are determined to do.

I want you to know that whatever it is, however long it takes, and however difficult it may seem to be.

You can do it.

You just have to decide to coach yourself along the way.

Let’s Talk!

  • What are you uncomfortable or unhappy with in your life?
  • What can you do to change that?
  • What experience have you had in the past with reaching a goal? What does that tell you about what you are capable of?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Identify your dream, desire, or destination.
  • Pick three things and focus your energy on them.
  • Create checkpoints and when necessary course correct.

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  1. liosha miles January 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Chrystal,

    I’ve been listening to your podcast now for about one month. I’m actually pretty new to the world of podcasting. This podcast is so full of wisdom. You have shared some areas that are currently helping me with how to approach my son’s school regarding his IEP (Individual Education Plan). The way you laid out the practical steps to coaching our hands to action can be mirrored in approaching these administrators with how his goals need to be worded. Right now the goals and short term goals they have presented me are hogwash and I think they do that on purpose…. Anyway…
    Thank you also for mentioning steps for those of us… like myself who have lost their way in terms of dreams. I am a single mom and have been for 6 years. I was married for 8 years prior to my divorce. We were in church, but life hit and my ex turned to drugs and finally that lifestyle took his life last year at the hands of a murderer. I stopped dreaming a long time ago… but I will coach my life to destiny.

  2. Nadia Quainoo January 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Chrystal!! I love to listen to your podcasts. I don’t get to it till the end of the week most often. The podcasts are so down to earth and it relates to everyday life. I’m 26 and if it makes you feel any better I’ve never understood the concept of snap chat. Lol.. I’m African here for school and I was brought up with the British system We used to use dettol a lot! Just wanted to let you know there are different scents. Some smell a lot better than medicine like smell.. I doubt Amazon has this.. Glad it’s working well for you. Love you Chrystal.. Keep up the good work

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  4. vanessa snyder January 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Chrystal,

    Thank you so much for this podcast. Listening to your podcasts is really supporting my fitness goals. I just get on the treadmill or bike and I forget about the exercise. I was definitely inspired and motivated by your practical tips. I appreciate your transparency and realness. I am feeling like I can do the things God has destined me to do.
    Thank you thank you so much for your ministry. Please pray for me as I have a major tests to pass soon and it all relates to God’s plan for my life. Be Blessed

    • Chrystal Hurst January 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks for listening to you Vanessa! Prayer for you tonight.

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