How can boundaries keep you safe and in control this holiday season?

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Ask nearly anyone that knows me well, and they will tell you that I am big on boundaries. They come up so frequently with my clients that one client, noting a lengthy pause, said: “You’re going to ask me about the B-word, aren’t you?” I love it when my clients …

Save Hours a Week With a Marketing Calendar by CoSchedule

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Social Media can be frustrating and time-consuming! But, from what the experts say, if you aren’t on social media, you are nearly invisible. But, social media options change at lightning speed, and frankly, I can’t keep up, but CoSchedule can.  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly …

There is power in asking yourself: “What can I possibly be missing?”

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We all make assumptions. We think we know what’s going on, but we don’t know the whole picture most of the time.  Here are some examples of recent client scenarios where asking “What can I possibly be missing?” may have come in handy. Client #1: Wanting to make …

Accountability is powerful and comes in many forms. What are you looking for to achieve growth?

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When I start a new coaching engagement, I always ask clients what they want in a coaching partnership. Nearly every time, they are looking for tools, skills, and, most importantly, accountability. Accountability comes in many forms. However, the types of accountability we discuss largely fall into four categories: Punitive, …

How discounting “Remember Tomorrow” Gets in the Way of Your Progress

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I like to do some kind of exercise each day.  Sometimes it’s the treadmill. Sometimes it’s an outdoor adventure.  Sometimes it’s a bit of weight training.  It’s not much, but it’s something and I always feel better after I’ve done it.  The balance of the day is a …

How your brain and body use fidgeting to increase focus.

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Is it multi-tasking or something else at work? We’ve often heard that our brains can not multi-task; moreover, they are very effective at switch-tasking. However, new research has shown that doing two things at once may actually increase productivity. ADHD expert John Ratey, M.D., outlined in his book Spark that …

Can you answer the question “What is my responsibility?”

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Effective coaching is about helping clients come to their own answers. Powerful, thought-providing questions can be the key to unlocking self-awareness. An effective coach does not “fix” the client or the issue; moreover, the coach helps the client develop skills, tools, and processes to resolve problems and accomplish …

“Popcorn hour.” How personalized metaphors can move you closer to your goals.

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“I want the popcorn hour my parents always had.” During a recent appointment, a client mentioned her parent’s “popcorn hour” as something she aspired to. “Popcorn hour” was the magical time when all the work was done for the day, and they could sit back with a bowl …

Book Review: The Disorganized Mind

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Nancy Ratey is a gift to the ADHD community. Not only is she a well-respected ADHD coach, but she also has ADHD herself and can offer an interesting perspective that others may not. You might be asking yourself: “Why would an ADHD coach suggest a book that is intended …

Smack talking yourself? Your brain thinks it’s being attacked by a lion.

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How many times have we spoken to ourselves like this: “I am so stupid.” “I’m fat.” “I am a mean person.” “I’m not important.” “I am a failure.” Self-criticism:  the act of or capacity for criticizing one’s own faults or shortcomings We learn self-criticism early in life.  Maybe …