Mindset

Pipe In Inspiration With Podcasts—Check Out my 5 Favorites

Are you interested in improving your work and personal life? Of course you are! If you want to improve your life, an essential ingredient for doing is a steady diet of inspiring material. Some people like to read, and if that is you, terrific! If you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of picking up a book, but still want to be inspired, consider piping in inspiration by listening to podcasts. You can subscribe to podcasts on your iPhone or Android by clicking into the podcasts function. Podcasts are free to access, and once you subscribe they fill your…

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A Million Little Things

Over lunch, an executive client of mine and I were reflecting about her past few years of professional and personal development as we closed out the current phase of our work together. One thing she said really struck me. “What I’ve learned is that it’s a million little things, not the big things, that matter.” What did she mean by this? She was referring to all the mindset conversations we had had, the small tweaks to how she becomes more aware of herself and how she shows up in conversations with her in-house and extended team, and…

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Think of Career Missteps as Failing up

It happens to all of us. We all have what we think of as failures, or missteps in our career (and our life). Whether we: Took a job that wasn’t a good fit Stayed too long in a toxic work environment Put out a program that didn’t take off in the market Crossed our boss, or Didn’t perform as expected and therefore got overlooked for promotion or even dismissed We tend to carry the scars – and often, the shame – of these experiences going forward. In fact, they can color how we feel about ourselves in…

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10 Steps to Move Past Self-Imposed Limitations (Part II)

If you are up against something that makes you feel stuck, check out all my steps to help you move toward your goal. This is a continuation from my post last week. You can find steps 1-5, here. 6. Divide your stuck project into baby steps. If there is a particular area in your life that feels super stuck, it can feel like a mountain you are trying to climb. If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can divide the project into small chunks, and then with some prioritizing define a pathway to follow to tackle things one…

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10 Steps to Move Past Self-Imposed Limitations (Part I)

Are you up against something that makes you feel stuck and like you will never be able to conquer it? I recently wrote an article about a stuck place I moved through, and it seems to have struck a chord with many. I thought I would reverse-engineer how I moved past the challenge and share the steps, so you can consider applying the strategies that resonate with you. 1. Move your body. We all know we should be exercising on a regular basis; if you are already into a regular routine, good for you. If you are…

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On Surrender and Self-Imposed Limitations

I’m working on reaching one of the most challenging milestones in my life right now. For the past 12 years, ever since I entered the coaching field, I dreamed of the day when I would achieve the pinnacle designation of the field, the coveted Master Certified Coach Credential (MCC). Granted by the International Coach Federation, the governing body of the field of coaching, the MCC is sought by many and achieved by few. I like to think of it as “the MBA of coaching.” I have played out the fantasy of achieving this many times, opening the email…

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Is It Possible?

Is it Possible? That’s the question my clients keep asking me. It comes in various forms, such as, is it possible: To have flexibility and still be paid well for work I love? To land a good job after a certain age? To find a job that supports my dreams and goals? I get these questions all the time. The answer that immediately comes to me is—Yes! It is ABSOLUTELY possible, if you believe it is. But, it all depends on you. It is so easy to focus on all that’s wrong in our lives and in…

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A Life of Intention: An Opportunity to Experiment

I just returned from my annual sojourn to Portland, where I spent a long weekend in deep connection with 1,000 other seekers, people who feel called to “live a remarkable life in a conventional world.” World Domination Summit, the brainchild of author and world traveler Chris Guillebeau, whom I had the good fortune to interview earlier this year, is a pilgrimage for those who want to bask in the company of others who are seeking adventure, community, and service in their lives and careers. Since discovering the conference four years ago, I have designed my year around…

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3 Ways to Recharge This Summer

I’ve been spending too much time on Facebook lately, peering at the curated versions of peoples’ lives. I find myself feeling a bit less than whenever I do it, but I find it hard to look away from the shiny versions of other peoples’ lives. It is so easy to view other’s worlds and think that their grass is greener. If you could just be like them, have their life, their friends, their children, their home, all would be well. It would not be. Perhaps because of the line of work I’m in, I gain access to…

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We All Feel Like Impostors: My Chat With Amy Cuddy

It was amazing to talk with Amy Cuddy last month about presence. She threw down the gauntlet almost immediately by telling her elevator pitch story about how she crashed and burned when in a high-pressure situation where she was asked to give her 30-second spiel in an actual elevator to rock stars in her industry. It was amazing, and encouraging, to hear from someone known for helping millions get grounded before important presentations in their lives, that she deals with the same issues as the rest of us! We discussed afterwit, the idea that it is so…

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