How iPAL Works:

Introduction:

iPAL - the Personal Automated LifecoachTM is an online interactive life coaching program. iPAL teaches you to be a Positive Self CoachTM so you can optimize the performance of each Event in your life. iPAL teaches you the powerful Life Coaching ToolsTM to focus your Event performance on your Life Purpose and Life Category Goals, providing needed structure for making positive Event choices and performing with excellence in the Now Event. With your iPAL Personal Events DatabaseTM (PED) and Personal Events AnalysisTM (PEA) you will clearly see, by your own assessment, what Goals or Events in your life are supporting your Purpose. You track your success on the Event and Goal level using the Personal Event ManagerTM (PEM), giving you direct feedback and encouragement.

The Two C's:

The underlying principle of iPAL is based on the two C's. These are:

The Cycle Of Events:

To become an expert Positive Self CoachTM it is important to first understand life as a series of Events, each occurring within its own time and place. The first Event is when your life begins and the last Event you experience is when you die. This is commonly referred to as the cycle of life. But between these two events there are thousands of Events, each a small microcosm of our entire life. The sum total of life Events in iPAL is called your Personal Event HistoryTM(PEH).

The Now Event:

The Now Event is the Event occurring now, in current time and space. Each Event has a beginning and when finished, will become a Past Event and part of your PEH and you will go on to your next Now Event. If you really focused on the Now Event, you may have optimized the Events performance. But as you will learn from the 2C's, you will get another chance to improve on it, because it will Cycle back into your life sometime in the future, again as the Now Event.

You are always experiencing life in the Now Event, so your Physical Self is always present. It is the action of the Physical Self that determines the quality of Event performance. What we think (Mental Self) and what we feel (Emotional Self) as well as the Event Partner, are subject to The Four Influences: External Influences, Internalized Influences, Highlights and Lowlights and the Events Performance Record. How these influences are effectively used by the Positive Self Coach and the Negative Self Coach determines the action of the Physical Self. An expert Positive Self Coach also draws upon the power of Life Purpose and Life Category Goals. This provides structure and adds additional meaning to Event performance.

Each Event has its own life span, and during that life span, the Event seeks completion and fulfillment. If we only had one opportunity to perform the Now Event at our best capability, it would be unlikely that we would have great success.

But Events have an Attribute called Cycles. Most Events repeat themselves at very regular intervals down the road of the space time continuum. In iPAL this continuum is called The Self Coaching ContinuumTM. It is within this continuum that the Positive Self Coach and the Negative Self Coach attempt to influence Event performance. Assuming we do not reach the death Event prior to the repetition of the next Cycle, most Events will occur over and over again. In fact most Events are often performed with repetitive accuracy.

Cycle Attributes:

Events occur in three Cycles: Daily, Weekly and Monthly.

Daily Cycles: A Daily Event is performed at least once every day.

Events that Cycle Daily are our most common and habitual Events. They also include biological Events. They are the backbone of our existence, providing stability and a sense of security. They are often with us for our entire Life Cycle. Too many Daily Events, however, can reflect an unchanging and routine lifestyle that becomes stifling, boring and unrewarding. An overabundance of Daily Events and time use usually means a very small number of Events and time use that are Monthly.

Events we assess as unhealthy are usually Daily Events. Continual repetition keeps them deeply engrained. Since Daily Events Cycle at least once every day, in total they take very large amounts of time. Small changes in time allotted to Daily Events provide large dividends if invested in new Monthly Events and present an excellent opportunity for change and improvement. Just as low performing Daily Events can inhibit your personal growth, high performing Daily Events form the basis for a successful life. Events such as healthy eating, restful sleep, good hygiene and daily exercise are examples.

Weekly Cycles: A Weekly Event is performed at least once every week, but not every day of the week such as a Daily Event.

Events that Cycle Weekly are stable and recurring, but with less frequency than a Daily Event. They are likely to stay with you for long periods of your life, but perhaps not your entire Life Cycle. Examples are school, shopping, work, eating out and visiting friends. The changing or completion of a Weekly Event can mark important milestones in Life Category goal achievements. Since these Events tend to stay in our lives a long time and also serve important life goals, they must be chosen wisely and evaluated routinely for effectiveness.

Monthly Cycles: A Monthly Event that is performed less often than once every week. Monthly Events occur once in a month, or a year or a lifetime.

Events that Cycle Monthly bring new experiences and a charge to your life. They can expand your existence into new areas of behavior. These Events are essential for your ability to relate to society, develop new skills, explore your potentials, expand your knowledge and enhance your view of reality. Monthly Events can explore unused Talents and Interests and often support new Life Category goals. For me some good examples may be to take a golf lesson, learn a new feature on my cell phone or develop a new iPAL application.

iPAL Coaching Point (Balance PrincipleTM): Create a balance of Time and Events in each of the three Cycles. The process of living is, to a great extent, the cycling or repetition of Events. In society today we have too many Daily Cycle Events and far too few Monthly Cycle Events. Changing the Cycle of an Event is an excellent tool to improve its effectiveness. Changing a Daily Event to a Weekly Event breaks the Cycle of a bad habit. Changing a Monthly Event to a Weekly Event may signal the pursuit of a new life Goal. Every Monthly Cycle Event is intended to introduce you to something new and different to expand your awareness and keep you happy and engaged in life. Generally, a greater number of Monthly Events in your PED demonstrates a higher level of self coaching.

Consistency is the important factor once you have selected the correct Cycle for the Event. Inconsistency in maintaining the correct Cycle is an indicator that this Event requires more of your attention. After you have completed your baseline PED, use the Personal Event ManagerTM (PEM) in iPAL to modify the Attributes or Values of an Event, and Add or Delete Events in your PED.

The Self Coaching ContinuumTM:

Since life occurs on the Event level, Events over time create your Personal Events HistoryTM(PEH). In every Cycle of Events a self coaching experience plays itself out on the field of life. You can certainly use other terms, but like it or not, what I am describing in the continuum is experienced by all of us, Event by Event until the day we die. On one side is the Positive Self CoachTM. A truly expert Positive Self CoachTM uses all the Self Coaching Tools and The Four Influences: External Influences, Internalized Influences, Highlights and Lowlight and the Events Performance Record (located in the PED as provided by the PEA) to self coach both Event choices and how to think, feel and act when the Event cycles as the Cycle of Events.

But self coaching is a continuum, meaning it has polarity with opposing forces. On the other side there is also a Negative Self CoachTM, who also draws upon The Four Influences to determine Event Performance. The extent to which either the Positive Self CoachTM or the Negative Self CoachTM can affect how you think, feel and act in the Cycle of Events, will determine how much the Event is optimized. Each Self Coach will have an effect on the relative success of the Cycle of Events. In most cases, neither side scores 100%. The real power of iPAL is in using the computer to score (PEA) and record (PED) the interaction of the two coaches using the Event Values and Attributes. In the PED, by using the PEA, the Event and Attribute scores tell us how successful we are in positive self coaching the Cycle of Events or how much negative self coaching is robbing the Event of achieving optimization.

Most importantly, when you assign a Value to an Event in your PED, you know based on the experience of this Event routinely cycling through your life, why you scored the Event less than plus 10 in any or all of the Values. For example, if you scored the Event less than plus 10 in the Spiritual Value, you may think that your Life Purpose needs more clarity, or the Event does not support it. As a Positive Self CoachTM you can then modify your Life Purpose to improve clarity or delete, modify or replace the Event or its Attributes so that it can be better performed in its next Cycle as the Cycle of Events.