Why you're perpetually "too busy"!

Fear…. We typically think of it as something to avoid and it’s the #1 obstacle to making changes.  Too often, fear stops us in our tracks even when we have the best intentions. Here are some top fears I’ve heard from my clients or experienced myself:

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How to achieving career success: Dr. Sher Weber's story

I have had the pleasure of coaching Sheri off and on for the past several years.  Her laser focus and ability to stay in action to meet her career goals have been incredible to witness.  We spoke a few weeks ago and decided to co-write a blog series – but with a twist.

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The benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone

You want to find a job you really love but are paralyzed by self-doubt.  You keep promising to take control of your health and wellness but it never seems to be the right time.  You know it’s time to deal with those relationship issues but just thinking about it feels overwhelming. What if you don't succeed?  It IS easier to stick to what you “know”.

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How to have an uncomfortable conversation

How often do you put off or totally avoid having difficult conversations?  Does the mere thought of speaking up or asking for what you want create a knot in your stomach? Last week, I was working with Jill, who was furious with a friend, “I can’t believe she did it again.  Doesn’t she have any respect for my feelings?  Do I even want to continue this friendship?”
 

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How to talk about money

Let’s face it; no one really likes talking about money. Unfortunately, if you avoid financially advocating for yourself, you’ll likely end up not only settling, feeling undervalued but also underpaid.  It’s important to realize, often it’s not that employers or clients won’t pay what you’re worth, it’s that you WON’T ask! 

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Who me procrastinate?

You may have noticed I have not written a blog post in quite awhile.  I wanted to explain: I have come up with some EXCELLENT reasons like: It’s too close to a holiday; no one will be reading emails this week. I’ve got to come up with the perfect topic. I’m too busy this week. Or my favorite one yet… What about the GDPR?  Maybe I shouldn’t email at all anymore!

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How to get out of confusion

Everybody experiences confusion from time to time. Significant career, relationship and financial choices are common breeding grounds for confusion. But sometimes we can get stuck in confusion around much simpler decisions like creating a budget or deciding which diet or exercise plan to follow.

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How to change your thoughts in 3 simple steps

Lately it’s been frigidly cold in my hometown of New York City.  The kind of cold where you just want to crawl under the covers and not come out until the spring!  Yesterday I had a long mental battle with myself about leaving my comfy, warm bed to go work out.  I know I’ll feel great after the workout, and I know how important it is for my body and my mind but…. I just don’t feel like it.

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How to fall in love with your body

In honor of #loveyourbody month, I wanted to talk about how to be happier! Happiness is one of the most amazing emotions we can experience. Not only does it make us feel good in the moment, it’s also essential to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Happiness has all kinds of healthy benefits for your body and mind too!

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How to take charge of your love life

Last week I was working with a client (let’s call her Stephanie) who came to me with a common complaint: She said, “I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into dating and I’m so frustrated.  I’m ready to get married to the right guy and start a family, why is it not happening?” 

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Carrot muffins, chocolate and a juice cleanse

Jenny sat through what she felt was a useless, completely boring never-ending meeting. That Monday afternoon she was feeling tired, restless and already depleted from the day. She had spent the weekend having fun but, as usual, overindulging on sugar, alcohol and then there was last night’s pizza and ice cream. 

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Jenny’s making those changes today – no really!

After yesterday’s disappointing debacle of overeating, procrastinating at work and hiding from the world all evening with Netflix and a few glasses of wine, Jenny woke up feeling less than well-rested but determined to make changes TODAY. “OK I hit snooze a few times more than I wanted but had a green juice, got to work on time and signed up for my favorite spin class.”

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Why fear was responsible for Jenny having nothing to wear

So Jenny put on a loose fitting outfit that made her feel dumpy but at least she was out the door and on her way to work. She sat at her desk wondering why she kept doing the same thing over and over. She resisted the urge to just feel sorry for herself and called her friend Jill to talk through the situation.

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Are the Kardashians really to blame?

I promise, this is the only time you’ll ever see me write about the Kardashians!  But, the recent overdose of Lamar Odom brought up a topic close to my heart, and I felt moved to share. Here’s the deal: We cannot change another person on our own.  No matter how hard we try and how right we think we are, it’s a losing battle.

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How much is not feeling great in your body costing you?

I paid a high price for many years. Even though everything looked OK on the outside, my mind was busy waging a battle with my body and food. It not only affected my health and wellness but also my relationships, my job and, most importantly, my confidence and self-trust in ME.

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