Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right? Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible. And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading
I am a curious person. I always want to know how someone has become who they are at present…want to know their story. I love google and I grab my phone or computer, often in the middle of conversations, to find out the meaning or location or etiology or image. … Continue reading
My role as a coach changes with every client and with every meeting. My approach is fluid and organic. Currently, I’m helping a client say “NO” to opportunities. The reasons to say yes are many and varied » Some people get asked all the time. Saying “NO” can be hard to … Continue reading
In my coaching and training business, this is one of my key skills, helping people learn to better manage people and manage time. Managing People, Managing Time Both require being mindful and aware of other people. Much of my perspective is from training our children to, hopefully, be mindful and … Continue reading
I was with a client in a coffee shop recently and a mom came in with an older gentleman and a child, about two years old. The adults were conversing, the child was staying nearby, very well behaved… and with a pacifier in his mouth. Walking past their table to … Continue reading
My coaching clients are often “type A” types. Entrepreneurs, movers, shakers. They value coaching because they know that having someone else’s perspective is often helpful in seeing the next step. And they need a coach to help them identify what they can let go of without sacrificing progress. As we … Continue reading
It seems like as a kid, there were two kinds of calendars. One in the kitchen that was decorative and had birthdays on it and one at school that was a pad of tear-off day-at-a-time 5×5 inch sheets hung on the wall. Then came date books I could carry around. … Continue reading
To be intentional, there has to be a plan. Or at least a direction. Blocking out chunks of time to get my most important tasks done is effective for me. I’m not, by nature, a person who enjoys being highly scheduled. I don’t like the activities that I sometimes ask … Continue reading
I just ran my first 5K. Twice before, I walked a 5K. First, with my sister, and second, with the Champaign Community Coalition. This time, though, I participated as a runner/walker in the first ever CU Special Recreation Cupcake run because I wanted to see if I can be … Continue reading
As a follow up to my blog post on learning to function in my strengths, here is a link to a free strengths assessment.
I am not really familiar with this organization, but I love assessments and found this to be helpful for myself. I hope it will be a topic of conversation with people I know and am coaching/mentoring in the future. And….I am considering how to incorporate it into my Life on Purpose series.
It is simply good to be growing, personally. And to take responsibility for personal growth. This is a good tool for understanding yourself better, to identify and acknowledge your strengths so that you can find ways to invest in learning to use them well. Maximize your strengths.