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Are You Cheating on Your Inner Truth?

We spend much of our lives asking the question “What do people want me to do? Who do they want me to be? But that is a betrayal of your inner truth. We should be investing our lives in the pursuit of discovering who we are and what we were created to do. ~ Elizabeth Grace Saunders It starts early. Some stats show that we are told “no” roughly 400 times a day before we reach two years of age. The jig is up on knowing your inner truth before you are even old enough to recognize that you have
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Are You Ready for a Vacation? Don’t Let Yourself Take NO for an Answer!

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci It may seem funny or weird but we coaches don’t always take our own coaching. For example, I often tell my clients that it’s mandatory to occasionally escape the rat race and relax, rest, and recharge. But when a friend invited
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Designing Your Encore Career – Locating the SA-WEET Spot!

I think we each have a personal sweet spot as well. It’s the state of mind in which we experience the most joy and satisfaction in being ourselves. And from that place of pleasure and joy in being ourselves, energy arises to flow out into our day bringing with it the depth and resonance of our own beingness, bringing with it blessing. ~ David Spangler I love sweets. I’ve had an incurable sweet tooth since I was a kid. And so when I find something I love I’m likely to say…SA-WEET!!! Like NO KIDDING! I’ve been saying it a lot
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Designing Your Encore Career – Embrace the Zigzags

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. ~ Don Williams Jr. A friend reminded me recently that the beginnings of big shifts in our lives are hardly ever momentous. They most often begin with one small action step. My one small action step this month was to read a book called “The Big Shift” by Marc Freedman. Little did I know that reading it would rekindle the spark that had gone out of my coaching practice and make it burn more brightly
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Want an Encore Career? Tap Into Your Core Genius!

In most cases, your core genius is directly tied to your passions and life purpose. ~Jack Canfield Many people come into career and life coaching thinking that coaching will “fix” something they feel is “broken” in their lives or about them. At the same time, they feel anxious that whatever it is they’ve decided is “broken” may not be “fixable”. What I love best about career and life coaching is helping clients give up the notion that anything about them is “broken”. Instead, they get breathing room to absorb and appreciate their uniqueness. Seeing clients relax into accepting and falling in love with
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Designing an Encore Career is a Call to Adventure!

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~Ragindranath Tagore Are you experiencing that signal – you know the one – that feeling of dissatisfaction, discontent or restlessness regarding your job, your relationship, your future, or some other aspect of your life? If so, then listen carefully!  You might be hearing the call to adventure! A friend recently posted an article link on Facebook that defines the steps one takes when one embarks on the Hero’s Journey. I think my clients will find it amusing that I’m sharing it. They’ve heard me tell them often enough that I believe when they choose to
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Mastering the Art of Letting Go

There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life. ~ Anonymous One extremely challenging part of creating a Fresh Start is mastering the art of letting go.The challenge is to recognize or understand what we are hanging onto and most people don’t take time to get clarity about it. It SEEMS easier to hang onto the familiar than facing the uncertainty of letting go. And so we stay “stuck” in unworkable careers, relationships, and bad
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Get FIERCE with Reality!

You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. ~ Flonda Scott Maxwell Do you ever read words that stop you in your tracks? The words “fierce with reality” in this quote stopped me in mine the first time I read them. What does it mean to be “fierce with reality”? My friend Teri gave me this definition she learned from one of her teachers, Martin Sage: “Fierceness” is an actualized state in the world of
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How Do You Know When to Walk Down a New Street?

Below is one of my favorite writings. It’s such a perfect way to look at areas in life where you may be doing things in a way that is ineffective, unworkable, and not bringing you the result you want. It’s a great model for looking at how transition works, whether it’s your career transition or a transition in any area of your life, and how you can evolve and transform your situation. The challenge isn’t to judge or assess how you managed to fall into the hole. You’re human. You will. When you accept that, the challenge, or game, is
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Throw Away the Crutches of Reasons, Excuses and Explanations!

There aren’t nearly enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. ~ Marcus Stroup Reason! Excuses! Explanations! We all make them or give them. They sound good (at least to us) and other people accept them (or they seem to). But lately I’ve been present to how lame and useless reasons, excuses and explanations are, especially the ones that justify not taking action on something that matters. And If I’m BRUTALLY honest about my own reasons, excuses and explanations for not taking action, I have to admit they are mostly a cover-up for being lazy. Or scared. Or
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