Five Steps to Let Go of Expectations

5 Steps to Let Go of Expectations “If you try to hang on to something in the exact form it now is, you lose it”. — John-Roger Even after more than twenty years as an executive coach, I find that the subject of “expectations” never gets old. What do I mean by ”expectations?” I mean…

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New Years Resolutions The end of a year can have an emotional pull in polarized directions. To our left, we see our accomplishments, celebrated victories, new friendships, and relationships and to our right, we see heartbreaks and incompletions. Depending on your personal wiring you will tend to keep one side closer to your vest. But…

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Mindfulness and Meditation Connection

Mindfulness and Meditation: What’s the Connection? “Meditation is not difficult in its concept and essence, but it can present challenges for some. One of the most common is in having the discipline required to stick with it and do it every day, no matter what. The good news is that discipline is not something you…

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Five Tips to letting your light shine through

“DISCOVER WHAT IGNITES YOUR PASSION, THAT’S YOUR REAL JOB HERE ON EARTH. LET IT LIGHT YOU UP AND THEN FIND A WAY TO SHARE THAT WITH OTHER PEOPLE.” – CHARLES EAMES In my 20+ year coaching career, I have had hundreds, maybe even thousands, of coaching clients. Some I have adopted as my family for…

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Hard at work

Competitions are a great motivational tool for increasing performance. Findings of Coren Apicella and Johanna Mollerstrom, Professors who have studied competition among women and its effects on success and productivity. Women in the workplace are often reluctant to compete with other women, keeping them from success and perpetuating gender inequalities in the workplace. I can…

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Getting Unstuck - Dr Barbara Schwarck blog

So, you are feeling stuck? What’s the big deal? Well, it all depends on what it has been costing you. I am talking about things like health, wealth, happiness, contentment, inner peace, confidence, peace of mind. You get it. The process of feeling stuck is a normal part of human evolution. What isn’t so normal…

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If, like me, you’ve been trained to think of disruption in negative terms, it’s time for a change. Used correctly, disruption can be the most thoughtful and creative way to shake things up and make people take notice. Disruption means doing the unexpected. The basic theory of disruption has been around since 1995, and historically…

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I was working with a business leader the other day, talking about his perception that he would have greater success if he lost weight and felt better, less self-conscious, of himself in front of other people. He explained that while he wants to lose weight, and often obsesses about what he believes is a need…

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I recently had a life coaching client come to me and ask for help in building her self-confidence (we’ll call her Sarah). Sarah has been a lawyer for 25 years and is very successful. Sarah shared with me the fact that throughout her successful career, she has harbored serious self-doubts and a sometimes excruciating lack…

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