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These are the signs I look for after coaching hundreds of people and going through massive change myself

Monarch butterfly in its coccoon.
Monarch butterfly in its coccoon.

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.

Every person…

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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


The struggle is real.

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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…

For workaholics who don’t believe in work-life balance

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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? …

It’s not something you can afford to ignore anymore

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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…

A Girlfriend’s Guide To Showing Ladies Some Serious Support

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Women have come a long way. Without the bravery and determination of many courageous women in history, we would still be oppressed like we were only a short time ago. In modern times born into a free Western country, it is difficult for me to imagine belonging to a man and having virtually no rights.

I am very grateful for all the progress we have made but before we celebrate and while we have everyone’s attention for a brief twenty-four hours, can we use the spotlight for an honest conversation? The reality is that many crimes and injustices against women…

I Hate The Person I Used To Be But I Learned and Grew So Much As a Human To Become A Much Better Person Now

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The person I am today couldn’t be more different from the old me. Reflecting back on my past values and lifestyle fills me with shame about who I was. Now that I’ve thankfully changed, I have the distance and the maturity to see it how it was and reflect upon the past to show you it how it looked like in the hopes that others won’t follow in my footsteps nor repeat the same mistakes as I made.

Here are the top six mistakes I regret but thankfully was able to change:

I Was Incredibly Materialist

It began in childhood as a privileged spoiled…

A Bulletproof Guide to Finding The Perfect Fit

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You’ve heard that successful people have coaches and mentors so you are curious about seeing if you can afford one and find one that helps you achieve your goals. But you have no idea how to get started nor how to vet these coaches. Don’t worry — I’ve got you covered!

1/Review Their Resume

The best coach or mentor is one who has proven experience and success in business. It is even better if they have achieved what you want to achieve and know all about your industry. However, this might not be necessary if your goals are more overarching, such as imposter…

Surprisingly, Many New Entrepreneurs Don’t Get It Right

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It is simple and straightforward: Measure your revenue. Your revenue should tell you how you are doing. In a healthy business, revenue should grow by 1% — 3% every month and even more if you invest in advertising or targeted marketing and sales campaigns.

Yet as a business coach for early-stage entrepreneurs, I regularly get clients who are not measuring their success by their revenue. Instead, they are living on possibility, wishful thinking, or fake stories of overnight success they have sadly been influenced by. Here are some of the things I’ve heard business owners say:

“We bid on this…

And how to avoid it to protect your own mental health and that of those close to you

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Everyone needs to read this article, regardless of your age or professional status. We must recognize and correct toxic positivity at work, at home, at school, and in society. It is too rampant online where celebrities commit shocking suicides and no one saw it coming. Let’s commit to being an empathetic society where it is ok and normal to not always be ok. Thank you!

This article is long overdue. I have wanted to write about it for a long time. In 2020, many suffered on various levels due to the direct or indirect impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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