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Reclaim joy to stop your procrastination habits

How to Stop Procrastinating

Is procrastination is stopping you from moving forward in your career and life? Then let Andrew’s story inspire you to reclaim your joy and focus. While searching for a fulfilling career, most people are still working in a job that is not aligned with their strengths and values and doesn’t feed their soul. Andrew (not his real name), who is exactly in this situation, came to his coaching call wanting to learn how to stop procrastinating. Even though his goal is to eventually leave his current job, he wants to perform at a higher level to grow his confidence and feel better about his current work and himself.

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Comfort Zone - How to Expand Yours

Comfort Zone – How to Expand Yours

If you are looking for a career change, it’s usually because you want to feel a whole lot better: more satisfied, more content, more energized, more excited about your day. That’s what most of my career coaching clients say when they hire me. Moving forward and creating the career that is truly rewarding for you inevitably means expanding your comfort zone, or as I like to call it, your ‘familiar zone’. Your comfort zone may not even feel very comfortable. The change you want to create means moving into unfamiliar territory. As Robert Allen says: “Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.” That’s why we often have a hard time fully receiving what we most want.

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How to Make Back to Work Blues Work for You

Are you feeling back to work blues after returning from a vacation? Many of us do. Going back to work after a vacation can be a depressing experience, especially when stuck in a career that doesn’t fit. Your heart tends to remain on vacation as you try to push yourself back into serious work mode.

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What’s Forgiveness Gotta Do with Finding the Right Career?

When was the last time you felt a deep sense of happiness, joy, freedom, or gratitude? If you can’t remember, you may be holding on to resentments. Resentments act like debris in the river of life. They clog the flow and keep you stuck professionally and personally. Every resentment you are holding, whether you are aware of it or not, is holding you back from finding the right career and living the life you love.

How do you get the river flowing once again, so that you can move forward in your career and your life? May Tanya’s story (not her real name) inspire you to let the clear water of forgiveness wash through the river of your life and wash away the debris that’s clogging up the flow.

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What to Eat for More Energy

Guest blog by Kristen Yarker

Often it’s a feeling of lethargy, of dragging ourselves out of bed and through the day, that finally gets us to look at our lives and careers with an eye for change. What we eat, how well we sleep, how much we move our bodies and what we do at work all influence how much energy we have on a daily basis. I am excited to give you two tips on what to eat for more energy.

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How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

If you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t fit, you are definitely not alone. If you don’t know how to get out of this unfortunate situation, you are not alone either. Indeed you have the potential to find the career that is fully aligned with who you are: your strengths, your core values and your passion. I’ll show you how to take charge of finding that fulfilling career by building momentum for positive change.

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A Fresh Approach to Goal Setting

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A Fresh Approach to Goal Setting – Celebrate what went well last year!

For many people the beginning of the year is a time for goal setting. Unfortunately most New Year’s goals are broken within the first couple of days or months of the New Year. When we resolve to do things differently in the New Year, we focus on things that are amiss in our lives and overlook the things that are working well already. Why not take a fresh approach to goal setting this year? Take a moment to appreciate and celebrate what went well last year, so that you can naturally build on your success.

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How to Let Go of Holiday Stress

Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed by the approaching holiday season? Do you find yourself wishing you could escape all the frenzy?

My recipe on how to let go of holiday stress

My recipe on how to let go of holiday stress

Here’s my delicious recipe on how to let go of holiday stress, so that you can truly enjoy the spirit of the season.

The way I love to cook is to get inspired by the ingredients I find in the fridge, the garden and in our pantry. That’s why I always like to have a well-stocked kitchen. Once I have chosen the vegetables, legumes and grains, I get into a kind of zone where things seem to happen organically. My favourite part is adding the spices one by one. To me, the flavour is the essence or the soul of the dish. It’s what makes the dinner so delicious and memorable and it is therefore the most magical aspect of cooking. Soon the soup is simmering on the stove and wonderful scents are wafting from the kitchen, filling our home with mouth watering aroma.

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How to Listen to Your Inner Voice

There is a quiet voice within each of us. You may call it the voice of your heart, intuition, god, spirit or soul. It serves listening to that quiet voice within, especially when changing careers or making any other important decision. Yet, so many of us feel disconnected from this quiet inner guidance. You may wonder how to listen to your inner voice? An experience during choir practice helped me understand why we tend to dismiss our quiet inner voice. This experience revealed to me that you can learn how to listen to your inner voice with confidence.

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How Much is Enough?

My passion is working with mid-career professionals at a cross-road in their career. It is an absolute joy to support them in finding and creating a career that is just right for them: A career that they truly feel at home in, that allows them to flourish and contribute with their most precious gifts.

Asking the question, ‘how much is enough?’ helps many of my clients reach clarity on what they need to let go of, so that they can pursue their most important goals. While engaged on their journey of discovering the career that is just right for them, many of my clients are of course still working in a job that drains their energy. This energy drain can get in the way of getting in touch with what is right for them career wise.

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