21-Second Decision

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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

Curiosity More than Passion

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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

How Does a Coach Help?

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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

Managing People, Managing Time

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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

In the Trust Business

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

Free Strengths Assessment

As a follow up to my blog post on learning to function in my strengths, here is a link to a free strengths assessment.

http://freestrengthsfinder.workuno.com/

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.