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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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Change is Inevitable – Embrace It!

‎“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.” ~ Henry David Thoreau Anyone who knows me can tell you – I don’t embrace change all that easily. Somebody had better give me a darned good reason to embrace something new. I’m not someone who runs after the latest fad or gadget just because it’s out there. In today’s world, it’s challenging for someone like me because change is happening faster than ever. I’m not comfortable with that. But I’m also running a business. And because I spent so many
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Ten “Worth It” Reasons to Pursue Your Encore Career

Choose to use your gifts and live the adventure of this lifetime. Step into the larger scheme of following your dream. Let’s deluge the world with the ultimate dancers, people who feed their souls with work and feed their work with soul. ~ Tama Kieves I recently read a newsletter written by one of my favorite authors, Tama J. Kieves. She wrote a wonderful book called “This Time I Dance” about her career transition from being a lawyer to becoming a writer and coach. She invited her readers to write a letter to themselves from a place of either looking ahead
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Is It Time for YOU to Escape the Rat Race?

“The world will never be happy until all men have the souls of artists – I mean when they take pleasure in their jobs.” ~ August Rodin Depending on the source, statistics indicate that somewhere between 50% and 80% of Americans hate their jobs for one of the following reasons: They hate where they are doing it They hate what they are doing They hate who they are doing it with Do you fit into one or more of these categories or do you know someone who does? I recently read a book called “A Whole New Mind: Why Right
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A FUN-damental Necessity for Success? Friends!

We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something. – Sandra Day O’Connor I recently met with a delightful guy from a different chapter of a business networking organization I belong to. We met to get acquainted and learn about each other’s businesses. We discussed the level of success each of our business networking chapters has achieved. His is a newer chapter – about two years old compared to ours, which is about
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Think Like a Hippie – Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out!

My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.  ~ Timothy Leary This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love and Woodstock. I missed out on becoming a “hippie”.  I’m still not sure if that’s good news or bad news. But I believe it’s not too late to THINK like a hippie. Finding Passion, Purpose and a Paycheck® may just be a
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Conscious Living, Encore Career, Escaping the Rat Race, and Fresh Start.

Declare Your Independence

It’s July! I don’t know about you but for me, July is a joyful month. Summer gets into full swing in July starting with America’s Independence Day holiday celebration. Summer is my favorite time of year. Although the year is more than half gone, July is not too late to check in and assess how you are doing with the goals you set in January. Are you on track with your goals? Congratulations!! You have a double reason to celebrate! Have you gotten off track? Then July is the PERFECT time to get a fresh start and re-energize. Declare your independence from
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Vision Board Your Way to a New Career or Life!

This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever created a Vision or Dream Board? If you are in a career transition or considering designing your Encore Career and you don’t know what to do or how to get started, a vision board is an excellent way to begin. When I was let go from my corporate job of many years, I felt completely adrift. I didn’t have a clear vision of what to do with the rest of my life. I was too young to retire
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