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"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." – Louise Hay
“Coaching turns problems into challenges, challenges into opportunities, and opportunities into gifts!” – Milton Erickson
For many small and home-based businesses, like coaching, there is a point around the end of the year (usually starting with American Thanksgiving and ending well into January) when normal business stops operating. You might find yourself coasting through well into the new year with not a whole lot of new business. This is where I buck the trend and do the opposite and take advantage of this slow period. I call it "The Holiday Hustle" – a strategy I’ve created and put to use each year as the holiday season approaches.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the personal development world today, there seems to be two major camps – the goal setting or 'intention' camp, and the presence or 'attention' camp.
“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” – Ralph Marston
The “Blue Ocean Strategy” is an ingenious metaphor from the same-titled book by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. In a nutshell, companies find bigger profits whenever they can find untouched 'blue oceans' (new areas of business where competition is irrelevant), instead of the highly competitive and blood-filled 'red oceans'.
Call it fate or life’s design, one defining moment changed the course of my life and brought me “home”. At the heart of this event was coaching and a strong desire to live my life to the fullest.