Archives for Fresh Start

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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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Escaping the Rat Race, and Fresh Start.

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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Categories: Blog, Escaping the Rat Race, and Fresh Start.

How to Break Out of the Rut of Same Old Thinking!

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”  ~Tina Turner It’s challenging to create a Fresh Start when you are bogged down by the same old ways of thinking. Did you know that, depending on the source, research indicates that humans think somewhere between 60,000 and 90,000 thoughts each day? That’s a LOT of thinking! The problem with that much thinking is that we think the same old
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Categories: Blog, Escaping the Rat Race, Fresh Start, and Life Purpose.

Jump Start Your Goals – Step 1 – Set Inspired Intentions

Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul. ~ Hal Elrod How often do you create a goal by “should-ing” all over yourself? I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that goals crafted from “shoulds” don’t feel very inspiring. I invite you to think back over the goals you’ve created for your business or your life this year. How have you done so far in accomplishing them? You might find yourself in one of these places: Your goal is complete Your goal is in progress You’ve given up on your goal or
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Categories: Blog, Home Page Recent Posts, and Jump Start Your Goals.

How to Make Your New Year “Trippy”

Just when Christmas is over and all you want to do is kick back and relax, how many of you are experiencing pressure to create New Year’s Resolutions?  How many of you are resisting the idea altogether? Either way, the process (as we usually go through it) doesn’t seem very appealing or creative, does it? At best, it seems like work and at worst, it seems like a sure path to failure. I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in deliberately setting myself up to fail. According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s Resolution is “a commitment that an
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Categories: Blog, Escaping the Rat Race, Fresh Start, and Jump Start Your Goals.

Embrace Your Inner Hero

“A hero is simply someone who rises above his own human weaknesses, for an hour, a day, a year, to do something stirring.”– Betty Deramus One of the best parts of Thanksgiving weekend is the CNN Hero Awards. I get excited for it to come around. It’s a breath of fresh air from the daily bombardment of mayhem and negativity generally shown on the news. The CNN Hero Awards show is about everyday people who are using their lives to make a difference in the lives of others. Each year, ten people are selected from thousands (or maybe millions) of nominees. The
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Categories: Blog, Conscious Living, and Home Page Slider.

Five Ways Behavior Assessments Help You Find Your Desire!

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge  ~ Plato ~ I recently read an article in an old issue of “O” magazine called “Getting Unstuck” by Suzy Welch. One particular statement had me nodding my head like a bobbin head doll. Suzy and her husband were doing a survey for a book and one question they asked concerned the biggest challenges people face in their work. She said they were surprised to discover how many people wanted “passionately to know whether or not they were in the right place in the first place”. Gotta tell ya…my
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Escaping the Rat Race, and Fresh Start.

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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Are You Living in Black and White or in Bold, Beautiful Color?

“At the center of Bold Moves are the choices people make every day about how to live their lives – that’s what drives the action.” ~ Cisco Codina A client who has been out of touch for several weeks called me recently. He’s been experiencing a number of trials in his life, one of which is a significant health challenge. He told me he’s been doing some deep soul searching and he needed time on his own to think and reflect. He told me this health challenge is his wake-up call to take stock of where he is in his life and where
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, and Fresh Start.