Tag: life lessons

The tyranny of goals

“Life hack: Stop spending so much time looking for life hacks.”- Rex Huppke It’s Sunday morning, and if you hate your job, this can be truly be the lowest point of your existence. Tomorrow’s Monday, the start of another week doing something you loathe, another week of your life wasted. Sunday evening, for many people, is truly a…
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August 9, 2015 0

Being selfish is part of the job.

They are certain types of clients who hire me to help them become more selfish. There are certain types of clients who, when I start talking about how they’re going to have to become selfish to achieve their goals, become almost orgasmic regarding my use of the word, “selfish.” They move in close, lock their…
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August 6, 2015 0

On restraining orders & self-sabotage

Oh, I know: just that very title might make you take a step back and think,”Um, okay…,” but stay with me for a second here. If you are in the process of changing your life,  and you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by friends and family who aren’t threatened by your progress, but instead celebrate…
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August 2, 2015 0

Eyes Wide Shut

I have a coaching client who, after being “wooed” for an extended period by a potential new employer, finally had the necessary come-to-Jesus meeting with the management team, to hash out all the final details. Except that the more she and the new team tried to clear up the so-called “minor” details, the more it…
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July 29, 2015 0

Today’s Your Day, Mel Fisher!

“There is…the strange feeling of achieving a very specific measure of success ( as defined by society), and being surprised that it doesn’t feel like you imagined it would/should….I think there needs to be much more discussion on what success means…and it’s different for every one of us.”-Kevin M. A friend left that comment on…
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July 22, 2015 0

How to be a hero in your own life

As a coach, I have many people come to me, desperate to change their lives. Many of those same people are extremely panicked. They have great, or at least interesting ideas, but they also have this panicky sense that their lives are spinning out of control, and that unless they make a decision now, right…
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July 20, 2015 0