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Embrace the Shift

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There are three distinct times I remember my sense of my place in the world shifting. When I became a mother, when I lost my mother and when I became a mother to myself.

To the rest of the world, nothing had changed. For me, everything did.

 Those internal shifts, of who you are and who you want to be, are powerful motivators and thankfully don’t have to be tied to life and death.  

Every time you simply give yourself permission to become wholly yourself, express your gifts and live a life al…

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How To Use Failure As A Teacher

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Of the many things I wish I had learned younger and better is how to use failure as a teacher, instead of considering it a personal weakness. Let's face it, from the moment we enter school, and sometimes before, the last thing we want to do is “fail” .

“Fear, embarrassment, and intolerance of failure drives our learning underground and hinders innovation. No more. Failure is strength. The most effective and innovative organizations (people) are those that are willing to speak openly about their…

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Why Learning Boundaries Is An Important Skill

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It's possible that it's a Canadian insider joke, but we apologize a lot.

Quite often “I'm sorry” is the first thing you will hear out of our mouths. Politeness aside, it's often habit rather than emotion because frankly, apologizing to the cat when moving it off the keyboard is just silly.

There's a bigger issue here and one I became aware of when listening to good people trying to say no to a request of their time or talents.

It often comes out with an apology. “I am so sorry but I just can'…

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Celebrate and Make Your Year Great

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What will you do to make 2021 a year to remember?

I asked myself that question this past week and source answered loud and clear.

Celebrate.

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Not just New Year’s but every chance that comes around, because when you do, even more of the good stuff appears.

That’s when I realized just how many opportunities I’d let slide by in 2020. And what a shame, because despite the pandemic, there have been many good and some truly great, things to celebrate.

I do have to admit that I kind of suck at it…

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When Your Energy is Aligned, It's Easier to Play Big

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Not to be Captain Obvious, but this year hasn't gone quite the way I thought it would. I know I'm not alone in that.

I certainly didn't see myself putting the speaking part of my business on hold and diving head first into expanding my mentoring/coaching to be the main thrust of my business.

Nor did I envision ending a relationship and moving into a new community.

And I for sure didn't expect that by doing so I'd be planning a future event that could go on to make massive impact for potent…

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What's Guiding Your Decisions? Fear or Possibility

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I think it's safe to say that 2020 has been a year with a lot of fear and not a lot of thoughts about possibility. Mostly we've just been trying to cope with the changes and pivot to what needed to come next.

But, 2020 is almost done and with vaccinations beginning, we can begin to think about our futures again. How does that make you feel, excited, uncertain or maybe even fearful?

 This time period that we're in just now could best be called transition and it's not the easiest place to be, be…

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Accepting What Is To Create The Life You Want

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Accepting what is, and not what you wish it were, is an integral step to creating the life you want.

The work of author Byron Katie teaches us to “love what is”. She uses four questions to prompt us. They assist the reader to get to the heart of the beliefs of what will make us happy. Much of it revolves on our perceptions of what others, or situations, must do or be for us to be happy.

It is a bit of a shock when we review how much we want other people to fall into line. Our checklists of sho…

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What's your role in synchronicity?

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 Do you have a role in synchronicity? Well at first, it wouldn't seem so. Isn't synchronicity all about random events that just...happen? Like the call you receive from a friend you have been thinking about? Or the subject of a blog post that then seems to show up in conversations or books or a movie?

It's hardly as if you have any control, or at least not a conscious one. Here's the thing though, you do.

Where you put your thoughts, is where your attention and your energy flow.

Take for inst…

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How This One Belief is the Secret to Your Achievements

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What do you consider your biggest achievements? Are they from work, in your community or perhaps in your family? Or maybe you have more personal achievements.  A physical or emotional challenge which required you to really decide if and how you would rise to the occasion.

One of the hallmarks of self leadership is the belief that you can meet and handle any challenge that comes your way, it's called "self efficacy". It's not an everyday term, but it is powerful and different from self worth, or…

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