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Have You Picked Your Theme For The Year Yet?

Each year for the past few I have chosen a theme word to represent what I want more of (or less of) in the new year. This year, I have selected two words: flow and community. Flow because it is a continuation of a project we started last year when my husband joined me in the business. It was a decision to consolidate our work and personal lives into one flowing whole. A way to invest in our family in a new way, essentially switching roles so that we can support our children more fully while also…

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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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The All-New Blah to Bliss Program is Here!

Registration is Now Open! Ever feel like your career is just happening to you? Would you love to have a fulfilling career that allows you to share your unique talents and puts YOU in charge of your destiny? Take your Career from Blah to Bliss is for you, if… You know that you’re meant for something more, but have no idea what it is or how to get there. You ever feel like your career is running you, instead of you being in charge of it You’re motivated because your fear of change is less than your fear of staying the same. Most of…

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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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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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How to Know When it’s Time to Quit Your Job

Have you been craving a change in your professional life? If so, sometimes the best way is to take a drastic step…and resign from your job. But how do you know when it’s time? The answer is different for everyone, certainly, and it depends on your personal situation. For financial or other reasons, you may need to secure a new position before tendering your resignation. And, there are some common themes that can indicate that it is time to dust off that résumé , pack up, and move on. A clue as to where to start: look at…

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Accessing your Inner Wisdom, Part 1

Do you want to learn how to harness the power of reflection and dig deep to discover your happy path? If so, read on: I’ve been thinking about how important it is to love your career. Staying in a job you can’t stand  profoundly affects you and the lives of those around you.We spend so much time at work that if we loathe our environment or what we do, the results can lead to a diminished quality of life. What, then, is the solution? Finding a career with heart. When you dislike your job, you have a choice. There is…

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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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