Knowing whether a person is really ready to change is a useful skill that you can learn.
I’ve been a coach for two years now and have worked with hundreds of clients, but unofficially, I’ve also always been “that friend” whom people naturally came to with their problems. People come to me because they are unhappy or feel stuck. They want a new job, want to get promoted in their current job, or make more money in their business. Those are superficial reasons. After speaking with someone for thirty minutes or less, I figure out the real problems.
To tell you the truth
You have never known the real me
You always thought you did
But I am really as wide as an ocean
And you only saw one end
I let you go on believing it because you liked it
Why show you more if you already found
What you were looking for and risk losing your love?
I liked the part of me you liked
But I liked, even more, the fact that you liked me
Starved for attention, flattered to be cherished by you
This was me when we courted
I wanted above all
Since late March I have been to my family’s mountain home in the French Alps. I came here to spend the lockdown with my dad. Unfortunately, my dad got Covid-19 and died. Now it is just me and my toddler. My three older kids stayed in San Francisco with my ex-husband. I miss them terribly. I don’t know how much longer I will need to stay here. There are many things to deal with for my dad’s estate and back-and-forth travel from the USA isn’t a good idea right now. Six months prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, I had given…
People who achieve success definitely don’t practice work-life balance. Talent, luck, timing, and connections can contribute but one thing is certain: they work a lot. I don’t mean forty-hour workweeks. Try more like sixty or more hours.
Let’s look at the work habits of some of the greatest achievers in different areas: Elon Musk, Oprah, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, Lady Gaga, Vanessa Williams, and Meryl Streep. What do they all have in common? …
Do you roll your eyes at social media influencers and think they are mostly pathetic, attention-grabbing fake people? While clearly, some are cringe-worthy, times are changing. Building a personal brand is becoming mandatory in the modern world for EVERYONE. People without one will regret it.
Now I am suspicious of anyone under fifty who says they don’t have social profiles. What are they hiding? Are they anti-social, in general? What is wrong with them?
Let me set it straight for the record: I am a Gen Xer. My generation did not grow up with the Internet. It may feel like…
In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, I’ll be writing all my articles about topics concerning mental health. This week is part 2 of a 4-part series. We will address BURNOUT, a particularly rampant topic now following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Do you or people you care about work in professions at higher risk for burnout? Then please share with them and reach out to see how you can better support them. Thank you for reading! …
In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Month, I’ll be writing all my articles about topics concerning mental health. This first week is part 1 of a series and we will address BURNOUT, a topic that is particularly rampant now following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Do you or people you care about work in the professions I mention in this article who are at higher risk for burnout? Then please share with them and reach out to see how you can better support them. Thank you for reading! …
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. It is part of my newsletter series, Take Back Mondays, where I help people love Mondays again. It has been twenty years since I entered the workforce, over which time I have worked both in larger SaaS companies and run a digital boutique agency. I have managed hundreds of people, both in-house and remotely, from multiple nationalities, ages, cultures, and languages. Today I work as a business coach to help people turn their skills and passions into online businesses. …
How many leads contact you every month? How many inquiries, signups, sales calls, and purchases do you generate in 30 days? If you have more business than you can handle, congratulations! But if you aren’t there yet, and you want to increase those numbers, read on.
Have you heard the term “social selling?”
The entire Linkedin platform is based around it. In fact, Linkedin created a metrics system to measure how well each individual is doing. You can find out your Social Selling Index here. Social selling is not for the weak of heart. But if you play the game…
There is never a right time to start a business. Life is not linear and no one can foresee the issues or circumstances one will face year-by-year enough to find the ‘perfect time. But one thing I know as a services business owner for 20 years and a serial entrepreneur is this: there is very rarely a good reason not to start one.
Don’t get me wrong: entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It is not for you if: