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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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That Magical Back-From-Vacation Feeling

That lazy back from vacation feeling. That I-don’t-want-to-apply myself feeling. That so-glad-it’s-summer feeling. That life-i-so-simple feeling. Yes, that. Back from a week in the mountains, I’ve been thinking big thoughts and also thinking about nothing at all. I’ve been enjoying time in the wilderness with my children. Watching my kids thrive in the outdoors, with the freedom that family camp brings, able to go around and do what they want, to eat exactly what they want, and to spend their allowance at the camp store buying treats, and staying up late having s’mores around the campfire. Ah,…

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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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A Wish For The New Year: Honoring Myself

I am going to get a bit personal today, to take a chance to express my internal longings for the double-purpose of saying out loud what I long for and also helping you connect with what you personally crave for your life, too. Here goes. I feel like a brilliant diamond that is covered up, not quite visible or glowing the way it has the potential to be. Mired down in the muck of feeling scared and limited in my skin, I find I’m not sure how to be who I really am. How to be myself…

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You Can Do It

“If you had a chance to share a message with the world, and could guarantee everyone would hear and understand you, what would you say?” That was the question posed to me. What would my answer be? As I sat in the audience at the Conversation Among Masters coaching conference, I heard an immediate answer come to me: You can do it. Natalie Alexia was the woman who posed the question Natalie is a young English woman who had unwittingly started a global movement through her beautiful photography of all sorts of folks displaying their message written…

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Casual Fridays: Taking Care of Physical Health

One of the best things about working for myself is being able to make all the rules. Running a business is challenging, but there are some definite perks. Like casual Fridays. As I write this, I am sitting in my lovely office in a t-shirt, yoga pants, and sneakers. This is only the second or third time I have done this. I typically dress up every day for the office and for my clients, thinking it’s important that I look the part. I feel more official and good about myself when I’m wearing my professional clothes. Plus,…

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What You Are Meant For

You are meant to live a life that is meaningful. You are meant for a life that allows you to make a living using your true gifts and talents, a life that shines your light in the world. In fact, it is not only an opportunity, it’s your duty. Because we need your best work to make the impact you were born to make. No one can make the same contribution that you can, just as no one has your unique perspective or combination of talents, skills, interests, and passions. You are meant to quench the craving…

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Practice These 3 Confidence-Activating Strategies For Your Career

I’m thinking a lot about confidence these days. I’ve been working with my clients on feeling more confident in various professional situations, like job searches, performance reviews, and their presentation and leadership skills. While reflecting on this subject, I’ve come up with something: The importance of practicing intrinsic confidence. I say “practicing” rather than “building” to reflect that in each situation, in each conversation in each day of our professional lives, we have a choice to make—decisions that take us closer to confidence, embodying what we want from our lives professionally and personally. Like a muscle, we…

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Realize Your Dreams

The end of the year is upon us. I don’t know about you, but 2013 has gone by incredibly fast for me. This is the first year in a very long time that I’m planning to take the two weeks off between Christmas and New Year’s. I’m realizing that this stretch of time is there for a reason: not just to celebrate the holidays, but also to rest, reflect, and prepare for the beginning of the next year. It is tempting to let life  just happen to us. With all the demands we have on our shoulders…

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