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The Interdependent–Finding Your Balance

Which personality fits the best? Do you see yourself as a dependent or independent person? Do you find that you need others to validate your existence, or are you more comfortable doing your own thing without the support (or interference) of others? Is your first priority to meet the needs of others or, Do your needs come first? As you …

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Finding the True Meaning of Life

Last week, you were asked to identify your character strengths as a means to discovering your true passion. This week, we will be exploring what makes you truly happy and how to integrate that into your life. To often, we walk around wishing that life was different. Do you want your life to be different? If you do, begin by …

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The Personality Inventory Test

Today you will be learning more about your personality and how it affects your ability to manage your life effectively. Below are ten indicators of a well adjusted “life manager”. These indicators are reflective of your personality style. How many of the ten life skills do you employ in your day-to-day life? Self-EnjoymentDo you enjoy life, especially the simple moments? …

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All About Balance

Life is all about balance and moderation. A personal life coach helps clients find that balance. A healthy individual should always take into account his or her environment, which includes coworkers, friends, and family. In today’s world I typically see two types of clients who haven’t found this balance. There are a lot of needy people who put themselves first …

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Don’t Give It So Much Power

Are you a survivor or a victim? Do you fall prey to the things that happen to you or do you put them in perspective and ask what you can learn from the unfortunate circumstance? Do you often feel devastated by the cards that are dealt to you, or do you gather your bearings and ask yourself, ‘what do I …

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Assertiveness

Last week, you learned that there are certain basic rights that help to define and shape your sense of self. Utilizing these basic rights increases confidence, enhances self-esteem, and allows you to focus on values important to you. Today you will learn the difference between the human right called assertiveness and three other forms of behavior that aren’t proactive or …

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Do You Make Them Feel Important?

I am frequently asked what life skills are the most important in helping a client become successful in life. I could never narrow it down to just one life skill, but I do believe if a client utilizes at least four of the life skills listed below, this will consistently ensure them great success. • Life Skill #1—Character Strengths. Knowing …

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Your Basic Human Rights

To improve your self-esteem requires learning effective ways of identifying your needs and asserting your personal sense of self. Many people are unable to identify what they want for their lives. Consequently they have difficulty expressing needs to their friends, family, partner, or c-workers. If a client appears confused and directionless, I ask them to identify what they consider to …

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Do You Use Your Head, Your Heart, or Your Gut?

As you think of your own, life, would you say you operate from your head (intellectually), from your heart (emotionally), or from your gut (intuitively)? People who make the best decisions typically operate from all three. Your mind, emotions, and intuition should all be cooperating and working together to formulate a reality-based plan from which you can operate. Are you …

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Create a Family of Choice

Do you have enough support in your life? Are there people who you could call in a heartbeat if you needed a favor, or needed to talk? Is there family in your life who would come to your rescue if you needed them? Unless your life is filled with support, it may be time to rethink your relationships and create …

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