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Why Get a Coach?

“I’ve always battled with my career. I felt like I had no purpose and I never liked what I was doing. My jobs always ended in me either being let go from downsizing or I would get fired. My coach taught me that it’s not “what I do” for a living that matters it’s ¨how I am¨ about what I am doing that does. My coach is teaching me how to break my old habits and how important it is to challenge my doubts and fears. I realize that I truly create my world by what I think. I now have practices in place that stop me from going down a path of negativity and self-doubt. As I keep up the practices she taught me, they get better and better and so does my life.”
 — Beth Armstrong, events manager

So…why get a coach?

You –

  • Develop leadership skills and practices – for work and life!
  • You enhance your career and end up in the right place…
  • Get ongoing, impartial feedback that assures your growth!

 


#ProductivityHacks! – A Must Read For All That Are Tired of the Rat Race

Got super inspired by Bethany McLean’s LinkedIn post about productivity (#ProductivityHacks). Or lack thereof. Mainly also because I just finished going through the old classic productivity/efficiency book Getting Things Done, by D. Allen with its 10,000 tips on becoming a lean machine. Although I actually domost of the things suggested therein, I am still only modestly successful. I mean, I am totally successful in that you are reading this, and ...
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PEOPLE VALUE FREEDOM MOST

Of all the things people say they value, there is one thing, one so transparent, that you only notice it when it is taken away. Not financial freedom alone, but freedom to do with your life what you please… 150 years ago, FDR hoped for the same things for the future that we hope for today. Freedom and justice for all (it’s still on the agenda..!) What is it about ...
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WHEN HAVE YOU ARRIVED?

I am going through a very peaceful time in my life, free of pressures and shoulds… (you realize that it’s mostly freedom from self-imposed shoulds.) However, it hasn’t always been that way.I have been ridden, most of my life, by the mare of “more” and “not good enough” and “this can’t be It”… I realize now that my spiritual practice happens, and has to happen, no matter what stage of ...
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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE UNHAPPY

I have been so unhappy during certain periods of my life that I really never thought I’d feel happy again. During the break up of my first marriage, a falling out with a best friend, the superlatively unhappy post-pregnancy hormones that couldn’t be escaped… I don’t never become unhappy now, but I have a peace with my unhappiness when it comes. It no longer sentences me to a day, or ...
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“THEY HAVE IT SO MUCH WORSE…”

Living in Europe right now is, at the top of the news as well as most people’s lists, the migration crisis. My country has received 28,000 refugees since July alone. I often people hear people say about them, “I don’t have the right to complain about my life, they have it so much worse…” But here is the deal. Everyone has his or her own cross to bear. Someone else’s ...
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TODAY: INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY…

The United Nations are dedicating this year’s Peace Day, today September 21st, to strengthening ideals. I believe it’s because have an endemic problem, which is that we don’t know how to get along. The excessive warring that is happening right now is not people or politics specific but human race specific. We are not particularly nice. I also believe that the higher the stress level, the harder it becomes to ...
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Shameless Self Promotion

The illustration is from Charles Dickens' novel where Durdles cautions Mr. Sapsea against boasting. And here is my promo video of shameless self promotion, created by the ever so fab Erika Shannon. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17836849/JoReelv2.mov When I grew up, we would laugh at what we called "Polish reichtag" - whomever screams the loudest wins. Racist and stereotypical, I don't even know how much it ever applied to the Polish. What I do know ...
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No Time to Waste

If you think you have time – you don’t. Time is life going by. We all walk around, either most of the time - or from time to time - in a stupor around time. Like there is a tomorrow when things can be handled, relationships can be nourished or mended, courses will be taken, skills could be learned… It also includes the things we are avoiding, things we “procrastinate” ...
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Nothing Exists Except as A Creation of Our Own Minds

... A samurai comes to visit a wise man and says, “Tell me the nature of heaven and hell.” And the roshi looks him in the face and says: “Why should I tell a scruffy, disgusting, miserable slob like you?” The samurai starts to get purple in the face, his hair starts to stand up, but the roshi won’t stop, he keeps saying, “A miserable worm like you, do you think ...
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We went from “don’t work hard, work smart” to an era…

We went from "don't work hard, work smart" to an era where smart people are also working very hard. Which means you work hard AND smart and you STILL can't get ahead. When my clients want to increase their productivity I tell them their amygdala is already working over time. If they load on anything else, including new high intensity concepts, they will not work smarter, they will work dumber ...
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