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

In a pickle.

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Oh to be caught in a pickle.  It’s rarely exciting, unless you’re playing baseball in the 1960’s and your life is some version of the movie Sandlot. No real life pickles (and not the dill kind) are usually much more challenging. You’re stuck in a difficult situation, deciding between two choices. Maybe you’re deciding over two job offers or you’re … Read More

The Power of “No”

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A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. I’ve always hated this saying.  It’s absolutely no fun especially for a girl who doesn’t like to say “no”.  I say yes to dessert, shoes, wine, whatever.  I don’t like to deprive myself.  As soon as I do, I’m very sad about it. My dad didn’t say “no” to me.  … Read More

Making a Change

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I recently took a tennis lesson.  I’ve played tennis for about twenty-eight years.  I know how to play tennis but I’m always looking for ways to improve things and I’ve got a pretty inconsistent forehand. I had a great instructor.  He asked me a few questions about my ability and tennis history and then he watched me hit a few … Read More

A Dog With A Bone

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I am, “a dog with a bone” with my clients.  I want what they want and I’ll champion them and cheer them on until they’ve accomplished what they want to accomplish. Personally though, I don’t always feel that I have the tenacity that some people have when it comes to grabbing a hold of my own things and not letting … Read More