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  • Growing Gratitude in Your Life — Career Life Coaching
    what you DO have instead of what you don t have Remove your conditions under which you will be happy For example I will be happy when X Y Z happens Practice living truly in the present moment We tend to spend untold hours replaying events of our past or imaging our future and often this is negative i e I should have would have could have done things differently or we dwell on the What if s of the future Think bigger than yourself Get involved with a cause or a community and do some good works It helps us get perspective and appreciate our own life more when you come face to face with others less fortunate Express your appreciation for friends and family in your life Nothing jolts us out of negative thinking faster than love Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance Eckhart Tolle As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them John F Kennedy Be thankful for what you have you ll end up having more If you concentrate on what you don t have you will never ever have enough Oprah Winfrey The quotes above and 37 more are from 40 Inspiring and Motivational Quotes posted on Inc com Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday Season Related posts Foster an Attitude of Gratitude Life Appreciation Through Comics Finding Peace 8 Questions to Ask Yourself in 2015 Merging Work and Play Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With appreciation awareness gratitude love Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Yes Send me the e course Email Career Jumpstart Career Jump Start Save 100 Now is a good

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  • 8 Questions to Ask Yourself in 2015 — Career Life Coaching
    last year Often people make resolutions about what they failed to accomplish without giving themselves credit for their achievements Accomplishments don t have to come in the form of awards or promotions either Did you learn a new skill Clean out a closet that had needed it for years Get better at being on time What did I intend to accomplish but didn t in 2014 Instead of beating yourself up over missed opportunities failed resolutions or missed goals consider their relative importance So you didn t lose the weight get your dream job visit the Grand Canyon get a raise exercise more etc So what How important were those goals Are they still important to you What do I want to accomplish in 2015 Are there unfinished projects or goals from last year that you want to focus on going forward See 3 Are there new things you want to bring into your life or accomplish this year If you have a bucket list it may be time to take action What are you waiting for What is the benefit if I accomplish these goals What is the payoff to you personally How will your achieving these goals change your life other people the world Consider how achieving your goals will change your life Will you be happier Am I making my goal or resolution for myself or am I trying to please or impress someone else Answering this question requires us to be brutally honest with ourselves Often we make decisions based on how it will impact others in our lives It s good to consider this aspect but at the same time challenge your perception is it really your goal or is it someone else s goal for you Am I basing my goals resolutions on something I really want or something I truly need What is your primary motivation for seeking change Is it long term fulfillment or short term gratification What can I let go of that isn t supporting me We often put up with people possessions problems and situations that aren t serving us in a positive way What have you been tolerating that you can eliminate from your life Consider what needs to happen for you to live your life from a place of integrity and in alignment with your core values Then set your goals and take action toward achieving them May you do great things in this New Year Related posts Infinite Possibilities for Creating Change Twelve Questions to Help You Find Your Calling Answering the Toughest Interview Questions Foster an Attitude of Gratitude Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With accomplish change goals gratitude resolutions values Speak Your Mind Cancel reply Name Email Website Yes Send me the e course Email Career Jumpstart Career Jump Start Save 100 Now is a good time to assess where you are in your career and in your life Are you happy fulfilled and feeling appreciated for your efforts at work If not

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  • Career, Passion and Purpose — Career Life Coaching
    haven t quite arrived there yet Through trial and error you may see you are steadily moving in a direction you just don t know where you are going yet If you keep returning to your core values your passions and stay in alignment with those through your thoughts decisions actions and goals your purpose eventually reveals itself You may be saying that s all well and good but I am just not finding my own purpose In fact I am more confused than ever of how to find my best career direction much less my life s purpose Let s look at how the mind works for a moment Our thoughts are like monkeys jumping from branch to branch looking for a better banana Additionally our entire physical system is driven by the instinct to avoid pain and seek pleasure When new information comes in the brain goes into an alert state The amygdala is saying wake up something s happening is it SAFE or is it DANGEROUS When you are endeavoring to change your mind and change your life this causes some upheaval There are bumps in the road The old patterns you ve set up in your brain tissue want to keep running and here you are forging new links This process can result in feelings of confusion you might feel unlike yourself Change can shake things up By bringing your focus back to your passions back to your pure intention to live your life in alignment with your core values the path becomes easier For myself I have found a regular meditation practice to be helpful in slowing down the sheer number of thoughts that zip through our brains did you know scientists now say we have as many as 80 000 thoughts a day When we stop following the monkeys from branch to branch we may hear our small inner voice our intuition our higher Self prompting us and nudging us to move toward that alignment of passion and purpose Here are some of the books I recommend to help you find that dream job your purpose your passions The Passion Test The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose Janet and Chris Atwood Build Your Dreams How To Make a Living Doing What You Love Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden Inspired Unstoppable Wildly Succeeding in Your Life s Work Tama Kieves I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It Barbara Sher Zen and the Art of Making a Living A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design Lawrence Boldt We re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value the rapture that is associated with being alive is what it is all about Joseph Campbell Related posts Let Your Passion Fuel Your Work 4 Ways to Discover Your Passions Making Enlightened Career Choices Passion at Work Work Labor or Love Filed

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  • How to Be Your Best Self — Career Life Coaching
    choices and their consequences This is hard for many but if you can consistently operate this way you will stop blaming others external circumstances for your life as it is you stop being or feeling like a victim and instead begin feeling and being empowered Don Miguel Ruiz says in his book The Four Agreements Be impeccable with your word and Always do your best Similarly Hax asks the reader Do you honor your promises and commitments to yourself and others and Are you representing yourself honestly to yourself and others How about dealing with your weaknesses so that you can be your best self Here are some of the questions Carolyn asks her readers to consider Do you resist the impulse to blame others when things go wrong Do you understand the boundary between you and others business and stay on your side When you re unsure do you admit that and seek help When you re about to express negativity or a criticism do you ask yourself whether it needs expressing And imagine how its target will feel I challenge you to consider these questions and be honest with yourself in your answers This doesn t mean berating yourself or wallowing in regret Forgiveness is a powerful activator for positive change Forgive yourself and others for not being their best selves and move on In every moment we can choose to be our best self and by doing so we become more mindful and sometimes even JOLLY Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year Dee To view Carolyn s full article in the Washington Post on 12 13 2013 click here Related posts Making Enlightened Career Choices Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With awareness empowerment mindful self actualization talents

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  • How Rob Got His Dream Job — Career Life Coaching
    Rob to write out what his dream job would be Rob s ideal work needed to offer innovation autonomy collaboration research writing teaching training advocating and community building One of the things we worked on was structuring questions he could ask in interviews to help him learn more about the work culture and management style to determine if the jobs he was applying for might be a fit to his ideal work It took a few months of networking and using Linked In contacts conducting informational interviews and searching job listings in all the higher ed institutions in the St Louis area but Rob found a great job as did his wife This month he is celebrating two years being in a job he loves in one of Missouri s prestigious universities His work not only combines his education and experience but it is in alignment with his core values and fits his lifestyle enabling him to spend more time with his growing family Rob s wife Laura also attended the Rock your Resume class and was the first one to obtain work in the St Louis area She is very happy in her job in higher education and will soon be starting classes towards a masters degree If you are unhappy in the work you re in consider a change It is possible to have fulfilling satisfying purposeful work Whether you do it with a coach a book or a friend please explore your possibilities for a brighter more fulfilling work life Dee Related posts Identify Your Skills and Talents and Find Your Ideal Career Why We Fail to Find Our Life s Work Dream Careers are Like Butterflies Expand Your Career Horizons Ages and Stages in Your Career Life Filed Under Career Transition Featured Tagged With career dream

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  • And the winner is… — Career Life Coaching
    idea that you want the world to know about and beat a path to your door How can you possibly spend time on marketing and turn your idea into an art form at the same time The answer is to use social media to get the word out Those people who are listening are following you are your supporters and will buy your product I asked her to give some specific benefits to using social media and she shared the following Increases traffic to your website Improves your search engine optimization SEO Better SEO being found more sales 93 of all purchasing decisions start with an online search Amplifies your message through word of mouth Communicates with and engages your fans Suggested channels Facebook Twitter Blogging YouTube Spreads your content beyond your locality You have the potential to attract potential customers world wide Whether you are thinking about starting a business wanting to expand your marketing or just want to share your latest pictures with others social media can maximize your efforts Janis would be happy to be of service Please contact her for a complimentary consultation Oh and if you haven t already done so get your hands on The 100 Startup Related posts The 100 Startup Self Employment on a Shoestring Use Linked In and See Your Career Opportunities Blossom 7 Steps of Career Transition Filed Under Featured Starting a Business Tagged With creativity marketing social media Starting a Business Yes Send me the e course Email Career Jumpstart Career Jump Start Save 100 Now is a good time to assess where you are in your career and in your life Are you happy fulfilled and feeling appreciated for your efforts at work If not don t let more time go by doing work that isn t satisfying

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  • The $100 Startup, Self Employment on a Shoestring — Career Life Coaching
    for traveling and writing into an incredibly successful business His words positively impact not just entrepreneurial wannabes but everyone who is seeking an alternative to the 8 to late full time job I will be giving away a signed copy of the 100 Startup to one lucky reader on July 1 2012 There are several ways to enter and I will choose one entry at random via Rafflecopter at the end of the giveaway You can do each of the things below once for additional chances all are evenly weighted With Chris permission I m creating and will be teaching a 3 session mini course at the UW Madison in Oct based on his book Check out his website enter the giveaway and let me know what you think of the book once you ve read it a Rafflecopter giveaway Related posts Location Independent Careers Are You Thinking Like an Entrepreneur or Employee Dreaming or Doing Filed Under Featured Starting a Business Tagged With book review Entrepreneurship Self Employment social media Starting a Business Comments Chris Guillebeau says June 19 2012 at 2 22 am Thanks so much Dee I m so glad you ve found the book so worthwhile webpage says December 27 2013 at 4 46 am With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement My blog has a lot of exclusive content I ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my agreement Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being ripped off I d truly appreciate it Dee Relyea says February 21 2014 at 6 29 pm Antonio I don t worry about plagiarism I am happy

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  • Career Independence — Career Life Coaching
    a business Who needs what you have to offer Once you ve identified your skills talents and passions it is time to determine where they may best be useful Is there a need for whatever product or service you want to share with others You may be the greatest cookie baker in three states but if there isn t a need for a cookie store in your area it may not a good idea to start a bakery Then again there are many avenues to market products beyond having a bricks and mortar business Gail Ambrious took her passion for chocolate and launched her business in 2004 Laid off from her steady job with the state she decided to pursue her dreams and has since become known for the best little box of chocolates by the Food Network Besides what you are passionate about think of all the life experience you ve had how might that be useful to others How can you be of service in the world Bottom line who needs what you have to offer Answer this question and you ve identified your customer base Is there someone else doing the kind of business you are considering Identify those people and organizations For instance if you are thinking of doing a doggy daycare see who else has one and check it out Note what you like and don t like about their advertising facility customer service etc How do they get customers How might you approach your target customers differently What might you improve on Is being self employed or starting a business a right fit for your personality and lifestyle If you ve been an employee for years you may find it challenging to switch your perspective to being the boss It can be tremendously fulfilling to create your own business work when where and how you choose to and not have to get someone else s permission It also entails self motivation and requires you to be willing to accept failure learn from it and keep moving your business forward Related posts On Becoming Entrepreneurial 7 Steps of Career Transition Location Independent Careers Twelve Questions to Help You Find Your Calling Doing Work You Love Filed Under Finding Your Passion Starting a Business Tagged With career Starting a Business talents Comments new nfl nike jerseys says December 25 2012 at 8 06 pm Howdy would you mind letting me know which web host you re using I ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a honest price Kudos I appreciate it polo ralph lauren sale says April 10 2013 at 4 20 am whoah this weblog is great i love studying your articles Stay up the good work You recognize a lot of persons are searching round for this info you could aid them greatly Yes Send me the e course Email

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