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You Can’t Fly into Learning to Fly

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche This month I celebrated my birthday. Nothing remarkable about that. It’s done every day by someone, somewhere. What makes this birthday special and worth noting is a present I received. You can see it in the photo. At first glance, you may not think it’s remarkable either. But it is to me. It will be a lifetime treasure because it was given to me by a client. On the inside of the
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Starting Your Business – Scary Excuse #2

“Instead of making excuses, why not make something happen?” Greg Hickman ​Nothing can be scarier when you are thinking about starting a business than believing that you don’t know how to do it. That stops many people in their tracks. We live in a culture where not knowing how to do something is grounds for a smack-down – at least in the media or on social media. Who wants to intentionally set themselves up for that? Nobody I know. The thing is – if you knew how to start a business, you would already be doing it. Setting yourself up to
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Starting Your Business – Scary Excuse #1

We can always work for less when we have more to live for. ~ S. Stephen McKenney Let’s face it. If you are in the thinking/dreaming phase of starting your business, money probably ranks at or near the top of your list of scary excuses not to do it. I get it. It certainly ranked at the top of mine when I dreamed of started my coaching practice. This concern weighs heavier if you are making a drastic change out of your corporate job into entrepreneurship, or if you are shifting into a completely different field. Here are a few questions
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, Entrepreneur, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

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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Where Do You Look for Greatness?

“Each person was meant to blossom into their own unique signature of greatness.” ~ Bryant McGill I’m thinking about a friend today. He’s no longer with us, having passed over awhile back, so I don’t know exactly why he popped into my head. But he did. When I first met him, he participated in a course I coached. I was a newbie at coaching and he scared the socks off me. I did whatever I could do to avoid dealing with him. Not that he was easy for even a seasoned coach to deal with. To put it mildly, he
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How Do You Plot Your Next Career Move?

The key is to figure out what you want out of life, not what you want out of your career. ~ Goldie Hawn   People often ask me how they should go about plotting their next career move.  Sometimes they act like I “should” have some secret formula for helping them make it happen. They think it should happen as easily and quickly as snapping their fingers. Sorry – I don’t have a one-size-fits-all formula. Finding one that does fit  doesn’t usually happen just like that. Most of the time, plotting your Sexy Second Act career move is a marathon and not a
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Wanna Live a Sexy Life? Take Responsibility!

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”  ~ Joan Didion In my book “Nail It”, I’m writing about the power of words and how you can use them as building blocks for designing your Sexy Second Act career or life. The words and phrases I chose for the book are ones that resonate with me. Each time a favorite word or phrase shows up, I have an opportunity to look more deeply into what it means and to share with you what I discover. Lately, the word “responsibility” is frequently
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Ya Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do

…there are people who try to look as if they are doing a good and thorough job, and then there are the people who actually damn well do it, for its own sake.” ~ John D. MacDonald If you haven’t figured it out by now from wandering around my website, I used to work in the Engineering and Construction industry. One time years ago, I was asked to come in on a weekend to help prepare for a Monday morning proposal presentation to a client. It needed to get done for preliminary review by the executive team. I worked all day
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What Do You Do When You Are Standing in the Gap?

The choices you make from this day forward will lead you, step by step, to the future you deserve.      ~ Chris Murray You face many transitions during your lifetime. You transition from childhood to adulthood. From school to work. From single to married. From parenthood to empty nester. From work life to retirement. From young to old. Those are planned transitions. You know they are coming. You have a picture of the future. You know there is going to be a period of adjustment and you prepare for it. But what do you do when something unexpected happens?
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The Secret to Conquering Life Challenges

“Don’t let sickness, depression, and disease THUG YOU OUT. Eat healthier, think healthier, speak healthier, and more positively over your life. When you do so, you will soon begin to conquer your life and your health through new found empowerment – mind, body, and spirit.”   ~ SupaNovaSlom Are you someone who fears or hates confronting career and life challenges?  Do you dream of a place and time where everything just goes along without a hitch? If so, I’ve got some bad news and I’ve got some good news. The bad news is that living a life without challenges is probably
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