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What Motivates People to Engage in Coaching?

Recent studies have indicated that the top reasons that people engage a coach are: to define theirstrengths and weaknesses; maximize and develop their potential; optimize individual or team performance; expand career opportunities; increase self-esteem and confidence; develop business management strategies; and manage work-life balance.
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4 Characteristics of Confident People

4 characteristics of confident people Being confident is a wonderful feeling, whereas not having confidence can be grueling.   Confidence is a quiet feeling inside, knowing that you are competent and capable.  Boasting about your greatness and questioning your decisions are both manifestations of insecurity.  Sometimes the differences are hard to discern.  The four characteristics below...
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What is Coaching?

What is coaching? It isn’t always easy to define coaching because it is a relationship, a process, and an outcome.  Gallup Management states coaching has a purpose. A coach helps people reach their goals and potential by helping them understand who they are and where they want to go. A coach guides and supports clients...
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4 Signs You Are NOT Ready To Be Coached

4 Signs You Are NOT Ready to Be Coached   Despite the increased utilization of coaches for personal and business situations, not everyone is ready to be coached and consequently will not benefit from coaching.  A good coach will evaluate your readiness before accepting you as a client, just as you should interview several coaches...
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Easily Filter Your Email Like a MASTR!

No, MASTR isn’t a typo – it’s an acronym.  I’m very big on acronyms because they help people retain and apply relevant information.  In many of my coaching sessions, time management, and specifically email management, inevitably comes up, especially when I have clients who receive hundreds of new emails daily and keep thousands of old...
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

There was a time (long, long ago) when the decision to pursue a job or a career was a commitment for life.  The focus was to get a good position, work hard, save money, and retire; hopefully all within the same company.  Nowadays that is not the norm.  Today,  people typically change careers or jobs...
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Welcome Back

Welcome back to Surpass Your Goal.  You didn’t go anywhere . . . I did!  You may have noticed that it’s been two years since I’ve sent out an article or update.  Why, you ask?  I returned to school to complete my doctorate in human .  I have just one class remaining, on addictions, that...
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Three indicators that you are a strategic thinker

Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham is a great tool to help you identify your strengths, providing access to an assessment which determines your top strengths or “talent themes.” Using this book and the assessment, I learned that one of my top strengths is as a strategic thinker (in addition to learner and responsibility...
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Wish you could clone yourself?

Did you ever see the 1996 movie Multiplicity with Michael Keaton?  Click here to watch video. I was in graduate school then, wishing I could clone myself the same way his character did.  There would be one version of me to do the vocational work, one to have fun and be rebellious, and one to handle...
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Three signs you are a show-off

Do you remember Stuart from MAD TV? He was notorious for saying “Look what I can do!” Most of us have been taught Show Off! to be polite and not brag about ourselves. It’s a lesson we need to learn if we want to increase our likeability and connection with others. You know what I’m...
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Think and grow rich – literally!

I recently read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which was originally published in 1937.  It is fascinating that something written nearly a hundred years ago is still applicablrele today; it was that far ahead of its time.  The premise of the book is to detail the 13 steps to gaining riches. This is...
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There is a fine line between confidence and conceit; body language can highlight the difference

The distinction between confident and conceited is sometimes difficult to articulate.  We seem to know on a gut level when someone is arrogant, often leading to an unpleasant taste in our mouth.  On the other hand, when someone is confident, we are naturally more drawn to them.  This also happens on a gut level. I...
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Are you proud of yourself?

When is the last time you felt proud of yourself? This is a slippery slope! When I was in my early twenties, I remember telling a friend that I was Pride before the fall proud of myself. I don’t recall the exact details of the event that led to that feeling, I just know it...
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The secret to eliminating email miscommunication

I was recently compiling information for a time management webinar.  Obviously managing your email by keeping an organized and clean inbox is a key to effective time management, but the manner in which you compose and format your emails is also critical to maximizing your efficiency. If you send an email and it is interpreted...
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Are bad habits holding you back?

Have you ever considered what habits you’d like to change?  There are the typical ones, of course, related to smoking, drinking, exercise, eating, etc.  But what about the more subtle habits that you aren’t totally aware of?  For instance, if you could change two habits that would help you be more successful in your business,...
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Do you consider yourself successful?

What does success mean to you?  Everybody has a different notion and understanding of the word success.  For some, success means raising a happy and healthy family, while others view success as becoming a millionaire, and yet others have definitions that fall somewhere in the middle.  It’s really an interesting question.  So often, we have...
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I’m fine, really!

How are you? Such a simple question. We must ask a dozen people each day, and a dozen people ask us the same question.  The typical response is, “I’m fine.” I suppose it’s polite to make such pleasantries, but why the avoidance of what’s really going on?  Is it just a habit to say we’re...
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The 4 Most Annoying Love Themes

Annoying Love Themes Valentine’s Day is the time of year when husbands, fathers, and sons run ragged, scratching their heads trying to be romantic. It’s interesting how the onus is on the man to prove his love and devotion. Florists, jewelers, and bakers thrive at this time of the year. When men are trying to...
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What Motivates People to Engage in Coaching?
August 15, 2017
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What is Coaching?
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