Inspiration & Motivation

8 Questions to Empower Your Vision for 2018

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January is the time when most plan their year ahead or reset their goals. Newness is in the air and it is time to reflect on where we’ve been and where you are headed. It is not, and you are not too late to empower your vision for 2018. Set aside at least 30 minutes for reflection and writing.  Do it now, or put “reflection and vision time” on your calendar now. Find a place where you won’t be distracted or maybe you do your best writing when you are nestled in the corner of your favorite coffee shop.  For better results and to fire up your neurological pathways for a brighter future – handwrite your answers instead of typing.  When you’ve completed and reviewed it a...

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Communicate with Influence – How to say no

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Do you say yes when you really want to say no? Do you want to have a greater influence on your team, boss, friends or spouse? To have leadership influence – you cannot be a people pleaser – someone who says yes, even when they want to say no is known as a yes-man or person. Everyone knows at least one yes-person, the person who is predicted to respond with “Yes, I can do that and that and that.” We love our yes-person until they either burn out or blow up.  Is that you? It is true, most likely you can do that and that, but ….  are you saying yes out of obligation, guilt or wanting to be liked? I was a full-on people pleaser. I said yes, even my intuition told me...

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Refining your Purpose

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The year was 1998 and I was feeling excitement and joy! I was clear! I had the skills and desires to assist others in developing business success. Although, I had no idea how and what that would look like. I was hiring my third business coach, who began our first conversation with a question. “What do you want?” What was he talking about “What do you want?”  I thought he wasn’t going to be a very good coach if he didn’t understand that I wanted a successful coaching practice. So, I answered with something like; “a successful coaching practice.” To which he responded: “What do you want?” Inside my head was; “Wow, what is wrong with this man that he doesn’t understand I...

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