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Goal Setting

I just did a seminar on goal-setting and worked some very extraordinary women. As the seminar unfolded, I realized that deep down in their souls they knew they could make a difference in this world, but like a mouse at a computer they moved back and forth from two different screens. One screen said that they didn’t have what it …

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The Elements of Success

Successful people live by the quote, “Be patient—the ability to persevere is what separates the winners from the losers.” This is a tough law to live by because the world is full of people who want immediate gratification. However, if you analyze the strategies of most successful people you will find that they systematically created a plan to support their …

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That May Be a Reason, But No Excuse

People come to me to achieve results. They typically want something to be different in their life. They may feel they’re in a dead-end job or they might be struggling in a relationship. They may want strategies to change their life, improve their marriage, lose weight, create a meaningful existence, decrease their debt, get fit, encourage their staff, grow their …

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How to Remain Positive

A newscaster in the area (who’s name will remain nameless) e-mailed me to suggest that I write a column for positive people who are surrounded by negative co-workers or family members. This newscaster believed that it took a certain strategy to remain positive despite one’s negative surroundings. The question was: “How do we combat negativity and stay mentally healthy?” There …

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The Six Basic Fears

Do you avoid change? Most of my clients describe being overwhelmed by the thoughts of starting something new. They are not sure that their present-day responsibilities will be able to “weather” the personal, financial, and emotional changes that are likely to come as a result of the new direction in their lives. Fear keeps them from taking the plunge. It …

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Face Your Fears Head-on

One of the greatest impasses to people getting what they want is fear. Fear tells you what not to do. It keeps you from seeking more from life. It is my job as a Personal Life Coach to assist the client in figuring out how they can move beyond their fears. It sounds simple, but when people have experienced fear …

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The Art of Dealing with Conflict Without the Criticism

Conflict in a relationship can be scary because anger and criticism are typically at the root of conflict and most of us have not had formal training in how to resolve it. Our parents did not teach us to handle conflict appropriately. Instead, we were taught what not to do if we felt angry, e.g. don’t say bad words, don’t …

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Confidence Building

Confidence is an ingredient in having good self-esteem. When people come in to improve their self-esteem we work on skills to develop more confidence. Confidence is a quality that creates successful people. However, you don’t need to initially experience success to build confidence. Unfortunately, most people believe you have to achieve to build the confidence, but I maintain you have …

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Loveless Marriage

I recently had a woman come into the office and describe her loveless marriage. She stated that she and her husband had nothing in common besides raising their four children. They kept different hours so they rarely saw each other. They did very little together socially. They spent zero time appreciating each other. This woman could not remember the last …

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Women and Anger: The Onion Theory

Learning how to identify and express anger is an investment in yourself and in your relationship with others. Women typically avoid anger. They ignore it because it is such an uncomfortable feeling. They have not been taught that anger is energizing, liberating, productive, and invigorating. Not only is it a necessary emotion to process conflict, but it actually can bring …

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