Posts Tagged as goals

The Secret Ingredients for Conquering Your Wildest Dreams

I had thought about writing a book on clutter for years but it wasn't until I was given a deadline by my publisher that it got done. Each stage of the process from the first draft to final manuscript, from the book outline to the marketing plan, I've had deadline ...

Are You Making Time for What’s Most Important?

Several of Melissa's Arizona family members visited our area last week, renting some cottages at a nearby beach. They were here to celebrate a 50th birthday, attend a family wedding, and have a reunion on the same shores their mother, Jeannie, brought them to when they were young. The week ...

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

When Melissa and I decided to build a tiny house, we were so excited by the idea that we wanted to jump right in. We did some basic, preliminary research, but not enough to know how much more needed to be done before getting started. When we went to order the ...

News Flash: There’s No Such Thing as a “Fear of the Unknown”

How often do you play the What If... game? What if I take this job and hate it? What if I decide to move and regret it? What if I end up broke and homeless? What if I never fall in love? You'll often hear people talking about their fear of the unknown. Let's pause and ...

Your Inner Critic Is a Loving Liar

A client and I were having a celebration on our call this week. She had accomplished a feat that, before, would have been nearly impossible because her inner critic ruled the roost. For years, she believed the lies: "You don't have anything of value to offer." "No one cares what you have to ...

The Secret Benefits of Being Busy

"Busy." It's the new default answer to "How are you?" It's like an automatic reaction, said without really thinking first to see if it's true. We're supposed to be busy after all, aren't we? If we're not, we're lazy or lack ambition. I'm sure when you talk about how busy you ...

Get Off the Hamster Wheel

As I write this post, I see a sticky note on my computer in my peripheral vision. It reads, "Miracles don't happen unless you do something." It's my reminder to consistently take action toward what I say I want in my life. It's a lovely intention, but not one I always ...

A 5-Step Life Evaluation To Do Right Now

Why does it often take some sort of tragedy for us to stop and reflect on how we're living our lives? It's so easy to go about our routine, practically sleepwalking through life, and before you know it, 10 years have passed. Melissa and I just received some heartbreaking news about her ...

Stuck & Frustrated? Start Here

I'm on a coaching call with Nancy* who is annoyed because she feels like she's spinning her wheels, saying one thing, but doing another. "Why can't I just finally do something about it?" she asks, desperately. Ah, the million dollar question: Why, if you really want to make a change, don't you? Here are the ...

6 Ways to Guarantee Resolution Failure

I read a statistic the other day claiming that a majority of resolution-makers hold steady on their commitment for only a week, and a small percentage stay on track for a month. Then.... kaput. Based on my 13+ years of coaching, and on the challenges and successes in my own life, here are ...

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