Archives for Life Purpose

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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Categories: Blog, Dreams, Home Page Recent Posts, and Sexy Second Act.

Your Purpose is Greater Aliveness!

Pain is the clarion of aliveness trumpeting that you are living in the marvelous tender cause of life! ~ Bryant McGill Do you ever wonder about what your purpose is? Does it give you a headache when you think about it? It used to be that way for me too. What if discovering your purpose isn’t as hard as you think. I love this quote from the teachings of Werner Erhard:  “When you get rid of the blocks, what you have is aliveness, and when the blocks are gone, purpose emerges. There is no use searching externally for purpose, or
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Home Page Recent Posts, Life Purpose, and Sexy Second Act.

Why Celebrate Your Breakdowns?

Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.   ~ Martha Beck How would you think about your life and world events differently if you saw breakdowns as worthy of celebration rather than something to be feared, distrusted or avoided? Okay, it’s true. It’s hard to celebrate something that doesn’t FEEL good. If they did they wouldn’t be called “breakdowns”.  And when you’re in the middle of one it’s hard to see beyond it to the gift it has in store for you.
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, Entrepreneur, Fresh Start, Home Page Recent Posts, and Life Purpose.

The Long and Winding Road

 There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. ~ Christopher Morley When I was unexpectedly laid off my corporate job, the route to my future was FAR from planned out. I had to start where I was with what I had… A LOT of uncertainty A passion for coaching An idea that I wanted to make a living helping people like me who were going through an unanticipated career transition. Beyond that, I didn’t have a clue how to get started. It’s been a long and winding road. I’ve come to appreciate
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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Home Page Recent Posts, and Life Purpose.

Staying True to the Power of a Dream

Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. ~ Karl Wallenda Did you watch? Were you transfixed as Nik Wallenda walked across Niagra Falls on a tightrope with almost nothing between him and catastrophe but his faith in the power of a dream? Everything I believe in when it comes to staying true to the power of a dream was right there. He had a vision that came from his heart He had a purpose and a passion He was WILLING to take risks and overcome whatever obstacles got in his way His vision kept him strong and focused
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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, and Home Page Recent Posts.

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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Categories: Blog, Encore Career, Escaping the Rat Race, Home Page Recent Posts, and Life Purpose.

Find Your Purpose by Taking a God’s Eye View

“Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives.”  ~Anonymous Ringo Starr was interviewed on TV awhile back about a book he’d assembled from postcards he’d received from the other Beatles.  While discussing the book, he talked about his life during and after the Beatles. The reporter asked Ringo why he still plays in a band after all these years since the breakup of the Beatles.  He said “Because I’m a drummer.  That’s the gift God gave me.”  When he said it, there was no bravado or arrogance in his voice, only a quiet certainty, clarity and stillness.
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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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Categories: Blog, Career Transition, Encore Career, and Life Purpose.

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.

How Can I Create New Possibilities?

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. ~Edward Sandford Martin Do you have particular You Tube videos you like to watch over and over like I do? I pick humorous or inspirational favorites to watch on days when my energy is flagging and I need an emotional or spiritual lift. I recently noticed a new link on a favorite video. When I clicked on the link, I became intrigued by a challenge posed there. The challenge is to notice when you say to yourself “I
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