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7 Ways a Life Coach Can Help You

7 Ways A Life Coach Can Help You text on a winding road

Why do I need a life coach? A life coach may seem like a vague term and if I’m perfectly honest, I cringe whenever I hear it, but the truth is that everything is a part of your life: Your career, your family, your relationships, your finances, your health, your personal growth, and leadership skills, […]

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How To Negotiate Salary

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How to negotiate salary is one of the biggest concerns a job hunter has. If you don’t have a lot of experience with this (and most people don’t), a career coach can help you with many aspects of a career, including the salary negotiation process. How to negotiate salary, your to-do list: Negotiate! You do not […]

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Top 10 Leadership Skills

Top Ten Leadership Skills

So, you want to become a leader? Or maybe you already are one, but you want to be a better leader. There are 10 leadership skills or leadership qualities that employers and employees value above all else. You don’t necessarily need to master them all at once, but steadily working to improve each skill will […]

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Asking For Help

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It has always been very difficult for me to ask for help. Perhaps it’s the false pride of believing that I can do and figure out everything by myself, perhaps it’s not wanting to impose on others or bother them, perhaps it’s not actually believing that anyone can help or perhaps it’s my inner critic […]

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From Incomplete to Complete

Hand Placing the Final Piece of the Puzzle

Have you ever walked away from something you wanted and it left you feeling incomplete? What would it be like to go back and accomplish that nagging “incomplete” and go from incomplete to complete? I have experienced that incomplete feeling and here is what I learned. When I was 5-years old, I took piano lessons, […]

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Our Addiction to External Validation

Our Addiction to External Validation

What makes really good people with strong personal values work at a job or have a career that is so obviously misaligned to their values? What makes them stay in situations that negatively impacts their health, their stress levels, their relationships, and their general outlook on life? I mentioned in my last blog called Rethinking […]

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Rethinking Fear

What would you do if you had 6 months left to live? Would you do anything differently? Would you have any regrets? There has been so much literature written about this and people I have asked in my own life usually say the following – they would quit their jobs, spend quality time with their […]

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How to Let Go Of Control

How to Let Go Of Control

What would it be like to let go of some control and take that leap of faith in our lives? What have we been missing because we’ve been holding on so tightly to control? How tiring and unenjoyable has it been? If you read my previous post called Perseverance Definition, you’re already familiar with the […]

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Perseverance Definition

I’ve recently started taking horseback riding lessons again and it has made me think about the perseverance definition: the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult. But, what makes it difficult? What if it is simply our perspective that is making the situation difficult in the first […]

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What Does Success Mean For You?

Defining Success

I find it interesting what society has decided is the definition of success. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame”, but what does success mean for you? This definition of success is built from an ideal that is not necessarily our own. We are influenced by what we […]

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