As a nice treat to myself for the summer, I decided to spend two months of it away from my business—complete downtime (other than one of my coaching groups that met once a week for a pilot course). This week was my first week back to business; however, I am writing this article from the absolutely stunning Ojai Valley. I have done my very best to hit pause on the
In today’s post I want to touch on a theme that has been coming up again and again for me lately (probably because it is something I am notoriously bad at, and life has a clever way of making those themes glaringly obvious to me). It is just ask. But first, a bit of background. For the most part, I would consider myself fiercely independent. I enjoy figuring things out
Yesterday, I was coaching a client who has been in a rut for several weeks. Sure, she was getting work done; however, she did not feel as though any of it was particularly inspired. She reported constantly feeling tired, stressed out and like the past few weeks was just a bust for her. Have you ever felt that way? Like suddenly your mojo was gone and, no matter how hard
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a project or task and you wanted to quit? I bet your inner dialogue started tossing out all sorts of motivational mantras to encourage you to push through. Maybe something like: Keep going! Persevere! Follow through! Remember why you started! All of that advice is immensely valuable in the right moment (and it’s certainly advice I’ve dispensed before)… but what if
I love this time of year. The excitement of the new year has faded and our goals are taking shape in a tangible way. In addition to persistence, something that always moves me into right action is gratitude. I have learned that persistence and gratitude together keep me moving forward in a purposeful way. Gratitude is a magnetizing attitude that puts you in the highest form of vibration in order to
Today’s blog topic is one that is especially fresh in my thoughts as I have been writing, brainstorming, visualizing and designing (phew, I’m tired!) my first creative guide these past few weeks. It is a topic that I struggle with more than I care to admit and something I have only recently begun to confront head on. I’m also betting that, if you are a passionate creative, it is something you have struggled with on some scale in the past too.
It took me a few years but I finally learned some truths about being an artist. What? Are you asking yourself what does this have to do with you? If you are like I once was, you may be thinking, “I am not an artist. I am a coach, or I am a personal trainer, or I am a doctor.” In the foreword of the brilliant book, The War of Art,