MTO (Minimum, Target or Outrageous)


Today I'm going to share a tip called M.T.O. (Minimum, Target and Outrageous). One of the Transformation Principles is "Dejunk Your Life", some of you know I recently dejunked my garage to a ridiculously tidy level!  Let's use this as a metaphor to explain the "MTO" technique. 



OK, imagine you have a garage full of junk, you can't get your car in there, it's so bad you're kinda scared to open the door in case of avalanche. (Open and Runnn for your life!). If I, as your coach, ask you to organise the whole thing, it could set you up for possible failure, as a result you may simply not want to commit to doing anything at all and think what's the point of even trying? So let's try the "M.T.O." approach instead.


What's the absolute "minimum" you would be willing to do this week to tidy your garage?


You relax a bit and reflect for a minute, "well Lester, there's a broken lawn mower in there and an old bike that really needs to be thrown out, I could take those to the dump this week and that's at least two sizeable things out of there". You feel quite good just at the thought of that..


OK Good, what's your "target", what could you realistically do this week if you had a reasonable attempt at tidying your garage out?


"Well, um, I could get rid of those two things I mentioned and throw out anything obvious, then I could empty everything onto the driveway and have a pile of stuff to  car boot/sell or give to the charity shop, I could then put everything that's staying neatly in place and see if I can squeeze the car in there again."


Awesome, how would you feel if you did that?


"That would be like a breath of fresh air and I wouldn't have to scrape the ice off my car in winter as it sometimes makes me late for work. That would be really great and freeing."


OK cool, what would "outrageous" look like? What would it be like if everything was exactly as you wanted it to be?


"TidyWow! (seeing it in your mind and showing real enthusiasm now), well I could do all the things I mentioned and sweep the whole thing, get rid of any cobwebs or bugs from every corner, put new garage floor paint down (a nice brick red colour), get some shelves up and wall brackets for specific tools. Clean every item before putting it back in, I could really consider, 'do I need all this stuff?' I could car boot sale the rest. I could maybe even get a radio and new overhead lighting in there and polish the car too."


Once you've visualised the best scenario it's likely you'll feel really pulled towards that, you're no longer satisfied with doing just the minimum, however, if you do the minimum you're still a success by this method, get to your target and you feel really fulfilled, go for outrageous and feel a HUGE sense of achievement! Wow if you did that what else can you do? You can use this technique for all sorts of goals in your life including weight loss, saving, all sorts of things...


This is one example of how I coach people to get the best out of themselves. If you'd like to work with me with regards to life coaching, dejunking or hypnotherapy you can easily contact me through the contact page. It's amazing what you can easily achieve. Have a fun and productive month!      


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Lester Smulski (Certified Life Coach, Licenced Hypnotherapy & Master NLP Practitioner)    



August 2013 Blog



Small Train, Big PossibilitiesHello and welcome to the launch of my new website!


Hypnotherapy is one of the most amazing tools I've known for helping people to make personal change. Today I want to demystify hypnotherapy so that you can get an understanding of how it works and how it may benefit you, I'm sure you'll find it fascinating. I've also shared a story of someone I helped to get over a rather unusual phobia.


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