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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!

 


Nothing Comes From Nowhere, Everything Comes From Somewhere

When you find yourself upset. Or out of sorts. You may often feel that it came out of nowhere and now you are just feeling off.  Know that nothing comes from nowhere.  Everything comes from somewhere. This morning I was feeling off.  I called a friend and together we started sorting where the feeling came from.  What previously had seemed like a hazy blues, all of a sudden crystallized into ...
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Nothing Is Wrong – You Are Just Missing Information – Or Inspiration

What if nothing was ever wrong? All there was to it was that you were missing information. Once you put that information in, the playing field of your life changed. Knowledge is power, and for the sake of this conversation, your personal power. I don’t think most people relate to their issues and problems like they are missing information.  More like something they have been afflicted by or burdened with ...
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Is Life Short or Is Life Long?

Is life short or is life long?  What is your vote? Mine is that life is long. And that there is plenty of time to do what you want to do. Because it is the length it is and I can’t do anything about that. So might as well relate to it like it is long. That is the thing with things you can’t do anything about. Better learn to ...
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Rich Poor People and Poor Rich People

This blog post is in fact dedicated to you. You who asked me this morning if my last blog post was dedicated to you.  It wasn’t.  But this one is. We essentially spoke about poverty of spirit, of quality of life, and of the depth of your relationships.  When you choose to measure your life in the quality of your relationships, even should you be of meager means, and they ...
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Marriages and Money Made In Heaven

There’s Craig and Jim of Craig’s List. Sergey and Larry of Google. And Bill and Paul of Microsoft. Marriages made in heaven that have yielded remarkable results.  I have been thinking about it and how with certain people meetings sparkle - and others are flat.  Finding your tribe and the people you want to play with in business can be as important as picking a mate in life.  It is ...
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Jung’s Get Rich Quick Scheme

Jung said that criticism has the power to do good when there is something that must be destroyed, dissolved or reduced, but it is capable only of harm when there is something to be built.  My take on that is that mavericks building empires spent very little time tearing themselves down and instead kept their focus on making money and building their brand. At a recent speaking engagement I did, ...
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I Have A Thing For My Doctor

I went for my first check up yesterday, one week after the fall and break of my arm. Doctor Bustamante slapped the X-rays on the light box and exclaimed that if all his patients looked like me, he’d be a very happy man.  It is perfect, he said, perfect.  You will heal 100%.  But, he continued, I am only as good a surgeon as I have good a patient.  I ...
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Broke My Left Arm On Friday And What I Learnt From It

I broke my left arm on Friday.  I had just come back from picking up Sami from school and started to prepare lunch.  Up on a stool and into a cupboard above the fridge to get some apple cider, I was on my way down and my knee got caught in my skirt.  I couldn’t get my foot down on the floor, fell, and broke my fall with my hand ...
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Admin Will Never Make You Rich

When I start my day’s tasks, I veer towards admin. “Let me just get this bill out of the way.” Or “Let me put that call into the energy company.” Let me dot some I’s and cross some T’s in other words. It is safe. It is measurable. It is comfortable. Now. Admin will never make you rich. At best, it will make you an overpaid administrator. Instead… Start with ...
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Paradoxi and Dichotomies…

There is so much advice to be had in the world. Good advice and bad advice but if that was all there was to it, life wouldn’t be and feel so complex.  If life wasn’t so deep and multi-faceted, and after some reflection, you could probably fairly easily distinguish which advice is the true one for you in that moment.  But what about when two contradictory pieces of advice seem ...
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