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Overcoming is The Only Option

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Life does not weep for you when you miss opportunities. In fact, most people will not weep for you either. The obstacles are not the problem. Unsavory people, are not the problem. These things are a constant presence in the fabric of our lives. Overcoming in spite of these things is the mindset that is required.

If that is difficult to get your mind wrapped around then the next best step is to get help. Life's challenges are going to continue to come. So, let me remind you of something that you probably don't thing a lot about. You were made for this moment!

Made for This Moment This is true, indeed. So, how can today look different than yesterday. How about this? Try new resources that bring about a different perspective.

As a Professional Coach I can not help you with problems or your resources but together we can do something better. We can help you find the perspective you need to overcome those challenges.

Take a look through this blog. There are some fantastic ideas abo…

Are You Respecting Your Time?

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Time is inelastic. It's flow is unobstructed and we cannot get more. With any resource that is non-renewable, we must show it the ultimate respect. Unfortunately, it is something that we ignore but always want more of. Yet, we don't really spend a lot of time thinking about how best to use it.

John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership, makes the point that we don't actually manage time. We manage ourselves! That's exactly right. We can't change or slow the time continuum so that just leaves us with what we can manage. So, then, how do we manage ourselves?

A great way to wrap your mind around the importance of making the most of your time, is to ask a few seasoned citizens how they feel about how they spent their time.

"Do you wish you had more time?""What else would you have liked to have done?" "What does it feel like to have the real sense that time is short?""Do you…

Write it Down!

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How many great ideas come to you during the course of a day? If you have an awareness of your passions you will inevitably have those "stream of thought" moments where your mind pours out pure gold. So, how can we bring those thoughts to life?

Write them down!

An Antidote to Missed Opportunities As you may know, many of those ideas slip into the aether of our mind, never to be found again and yet the emotion and passion they brought forth in your head and heart was deeply moving. These are seminal moments in our lives that we have a tendency to take for granted. Don't do that!

The antidote to missed opportunity is to write it down!

Remember that great definition for luck? It's where preparation meets opportunity. Think about that for a second. Now ask, "what opportunities have I missed because I wasn't prepared?"

Nearly every opportunity that is before us is going to require managing information. Big ideas are going to have many details. Those details …

Managing My Energy to Achieve the Dream

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In general, most people can articulate the things they would like to accomplish in life. At first glance they may not know every detail but will have a few specific thoughts and maybe a fuzzy idea on how to achieve those goals. If someone does find the ambition to actually define those goals and mine out the details on how to get there, they run up against the next challenge.

Where am I going to get the energy to accomplish this goal?

Our energy level is one of several long term challenges. It's a strong move to evaluate and integrate energy management right from the beginning.
Energy Requires Fuel The first step is to be aware that to get energy, we require fuel. The four areas that require this fuel are the physical, the mental, the emotional and spiritual parts of ourselves. There are things that are energy boosters and there are things are energy drainers.

The energy boosters are the fuel stations that keep us up and running. The primary energy booster is generally the dream …

Developing Your Intuition

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The first step in developing your intuition is to ask, "what is it?" Intuition is instinctive knowledge, or a hunch. A keen and quick insight.1

Much like in music, dance, sports and other occupations that require choreography, there is a secret ingredient that separates the good from the great. It is the difference between the cold hard facts and true beauty. Intuition is that ingredient.

We as coaches actively monitor our intuition when coaching and even use the term, “dancing in the moment,” to describe our relationship with a client.

To be highly skilled and practiced in our vocation, brings about a "knowing" that can be perceived as a sixth sense. The Dreyfus Model of skill acquisition articulates that there is development of intuition over time and comes with experience and growth.

"Proficiency is shown by individuals who develop intuition to guide their decisions and devise their own rules to formulate plans. The progression is thus from rigid adherence…