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Is your mission your passion?

Almost three years ago now this question prompted a complete change of trajectory in my life. At that time I was happy enough but I just couldn’t connect with the words.  I had an inherent inner knowing that there were possibilities beyond my current experience that could be even more fulfilling.  What exactly at that point I didn’t know but what I did know was…

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What do you think?

I recently learned more about creating a thinking environment, based on Nancy Kline’s work.  She has written several books including ‘Time to Think’, ‘More Time to Think’, and ‘The Promise that Changes Everything: I Won’t Interrupt You’.  It is based on the premise that our best actions follow our best thinking.  Kline talks about how we can often have our best intuitive thoughts and ideas…

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Emotions aren’t your guidance system

Emotions aren’t your guidance system As a coach I often have conversations with people over how they feel.  Are they feeling hopeful and positive about something, or worried and fearful.  For most people this is an indication of what they should do.  For someone considering a new job, does this job feel like the right thing to do?  Or for someone considering following a passion,…

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I can’t complain

I can’t complain A lot of people are sharing with me that they’re not feeling great, but they shouldn’t complain because lots of people have it worse than them.  I’ve even done this myself and maybe you can relate too.  When someone asks you how you’re doing and you’re not feeling that good but you say, “oh I can’t complain because …”.  It might be,…

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Cause and effect

Cause and effect I’m a runner, well actually more of a jogger truth be told.  But I really love the feeling of fitness, of getting out in nature and I find it quite meditative actually.  I’ve been running several years on and off and it’s always hard to build fitness at first and then it gets easier.  For a long time I’ve believed that I…

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Taking aligned action

Taking aligned action What does taking aligned action mean to you?  For some it’s about letting go of control and listening to your intuition.  For others it’s about acting in accordance with your values.  For me it’s about aligning with your heart and taking action towards what you’d love.  Sometimes this means dealing with fear and worry, and it might not always feel good.  But…

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Carrot and stick

Carrot and stick I’m guessing you’ve heard people refer to methods of motivation in reference to a carrot and stick.  It is one of those sayings that we don’t give much thought to but recently in coaching with clients this idea of motivation has come up.  Now let’s put aside the fact that we’re in a pandemic and unusually high levels of uncertainty and lack…

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