Archive for May, 2011

Success, Guilt, and High Achievers

Written on May 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I was just thinking today about some common themes that are coming up with some of my high achieving coaching clients.

My guess is that it is striking a cord with me because I have a tendency to struggle with these issues myself.

(By the way...in the middle of writing this blog, my husband came across a podcast with Tom Delong, Harvard Business School professor, called “The Hidden Demons of High Achievers” that absolutely HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD regarding this topic, so after you read this... check out the link at the bottom! It's pretty short (compared to …

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Change you thoughts…Change your age!

Written on May 28, 2011 at 10:02 am

 

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige

Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain

“Age is a state of mind.”
“You are only as old as you feel.”
“With age comes wisdom.”

So how old is “old?” That is the big question. If you are only as old as you feel, then how can you be any older than you are today? You have never been older so you can’t possibly know what being older “feels” like.

What you DO know …

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How old is OLD?

Written on May 26, 2011 at 11:00 am

 

George Burns (Jan 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)

If you ask around, most people will probably say something like, “age is a state of mind,” or “you are only as old as you feel.”

Well, I say that is horse manure! Those are the politically correct answers when in fact if you pushed people to give you a number they would ... and every person’s number would be different based on his or her respective life experiences.

Let’s call this "programming" or "conditioning" around aging.

It's an "attitude."

T. Harv Ecker talks about a formula that looks like …

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Age with Attitude!

Written on May 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Are you aging with attitude?

I can assure you that you are… the question is what attitude?

The dictionary defines attitude as: “A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.”

Based on this definition, the way you think and/or feel about age and the process of aging shows up in your behavior.

Ever heard the expression, “Act your age!” Of course you have … the question is how does one act their age?

You may also have heard the expression, “One is only as old as one feels.” …

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Starving Children in Ethiopia

Written on May 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

I am in a coaching group where we are exploring our beliefs. In doing so, we are asked to journal about things we believe and whether or not that belief still serves our best interest or if it is outdated and no longer serving our intentions for our life.

A particular belief that I decided this morning that I have had way too long is this one: "I have to eat everything on my plate because there are starving children in Ethiopia (or wherever)!"

Who knew that this was such an ingrained thought and belief in my life? As a …

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Embrace the “Funk”

Written on May 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

I was just thinking the other day about how it feels to be in what I call a “funk.” Sometimes I have a day, or even two to three days, where my energy is low, if feel down in the dumps, or I just don’t feel “right.” Because I am normally such a high energy and productive person, these days can be particularly frustrating for me.

When I am “in it” I start questioning myself...
“What is wrong with me?”
“Am I depressed?”
“Am I coming down with something?”

Then I go through this period where I get a little …

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Living to 120

Written on May 13, 2011 at 10:54 am

I participated on a coaching call yesterday that was about “energy management” facilitated by a fabulous holistic health coach, Leah Lund.

She pointed out something that really caught my attention and that is that our human physical bodies are designed to live to 120 years old. The reason it caught my attention is that 120 is my number!!! When asked a few years ago how long I thought I would live, I said “to 120.” Not sure why that number came out... it just did.

In January of this year I turned 40. This means that I have only completed …

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Successful People Keep Journals

Written on May 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Journaling to Success

Reproduced with permission of the author, Kim Ades, Frame of Mind Coaching

Why is journaling so powerful?

Because it provides a venue to:

  • Unload
  • Tune In
  • Probe
  • Sort
  • Trade Up
  • Design
  • Generate
  • Create a New Story

Guided Daily Journaling

The thoughts you have determine the results you achieve in your life, both good and bad. Journaling allows you to see the thoughts that drive your behavior and enables you to get a far better understanding of the beliefs that rule your life. Some of these beliefs work, and others create barriers to your success. If you are …

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