Three Steps To Create A Sense Of Accomplishment

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Yesterday I was feeling grumpy.  My energy had been scattered.  My head was spinning from one task or activity to another one.  I wasn’t feeling a sense of accomplishment.  My mood was sour and feeling that my day wasn’t productive was adding to the negative mood.  I had a lot to get done and was frustrated with myself. My significant … Read More

5 Habits of Successful People

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Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

You’ve probably seen a million articles on this topic but have you ever seen these “5 Habits of Successful People”? People have lots of different ideas about what makes someone successful. Whether it’s the tried and true advice of Stephen R. Covey and his book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” or the most recent story from the US … Read More

Can You Find Balance in Relentlessness?

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Osho, Hold Bliss

Relentless. This word has been in my mind over the last few weeks. I’ve experienced relentless behavior by others, remembered it within my father, and recognized it in myself. There are pros and cons to being relentless. Merriam-Webster defines relentless as: “showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace”. Ouch. That sounds exhaustingly painful. I used to … Read More

It’s Not Okay

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I’m sorry. It’s okay. No it’s not. A few weeks ago, I found myself participating in this short conversation. I’d say, “I’m sorry”. The person I said it to would say, “It’s okay” and I’d respond, “No it’s not”. In each situation the person I was saying, I’m sorry to wasn’t someone I’d hurt. It was someone who I loved, … Read More

Noticing Resistance

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Have you ever had a task in front of you that you need to tackle but all you want to do is anything but that task? I have an assignment from a coach I’m working with. Every week that I have to tackle one of these assignments, I delay doing it. Once I finally sit down at the 11th hour … Read More

Ready To Take Action

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Is there an area of your life where you’ve wanted forward movement but you find that things are just not progressing as you’d like?  Things seem to be dragging along with no clear idea of how to make it better?   Are you stuck in analysis paralysis?  Are you ready for change?  Are you ready to take your foot off the … Read More

Practicing Gratitude

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It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when everyone talks about gratitude – Thanksgiving.  It’s become very popular to talk about gratitude.  It’s an important practice to incorporate into your life every day and not just on Thanksgiving.  Perhaps this Thanksgiving can provide a jumping off point for you to begin a daily practice of gratitude. It … Read More

Moving Past the Fear.

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I posted on my Facebook page a link to today’s Daily Buddha post, “Love Your Work”.  We’ve all heard this message so much and I think we all truly want to follow this advice.  I believe in this advice. For many people though, loving your work & following your bliss, may require a leap of faith from your current situation.  … Read More

Active Participant in Life

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change the world, change yourself, Aldous Huxley

Last week I talked about my mom and how she’s avoided dealing with things in her life and the consequences of those actions. I’ve watched and learned from her experiences. Of course I’ve also avoided issues in my own life. At various times throughout my life I’ve avoided everything from having a relationship to my finances. Rather than face the … Read More