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Change – an opportunity to create a new norm?

Have you experienced a radical change in your life recently?

Well I have.

Is it scary and disorienting?

Hell yes! My internal GPS temporarily stopped functioning. I felt completely lost. It tested everything I thought I knew to the limit. There were times when I questioned whether after eighteen years of coaching, I knew anything.

There are many reasons for this.

Radical change can completely destroy our sense of safety. … Read on...

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16 Tips to mentally prepare for a major transition

It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.

It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”

Sometimes change is fast … Read on...

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17 famous quotes to help you leverage the leader within

Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!

Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … Read on...

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The habit that dictates what you create in 2017

Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?

What have you decided to dump?

What have you decided to adapt?

And what are you going to repeat?

Did any interesting patterns develop?

Well, they did for me….

The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...

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25 easy ways to make 2017 a sensational success

Well, it’s that time of year again. A time for reflection, evaluation, and self-celebration!

What, you don’t do this?

Well, start now!

Why?

If you’re not clear about what to dump, what to adapt and what to repeat, how can you make the year ahead a game changer?

If a rapidly changing environment has thrown your plans off course, how can you formulate a different strategy to achieve the outcomes … Read on...

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How to easily install a profitable mental software system

Would you attempt to run the latest software programs on an obsolete Operating System?

No?

Why not?

Because it wouldn’t work – right? You wouldn’t be able to achieve the results you want.

Yet we expect this of our mental Operating Systems all the time.

Though we’re not consciously aware of it, we were programmed with most of our belief systems during the very early years of our lives.

Would … Read on...

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6 questions to help you access the magic of mentoring

Hi, my name is Pamina and I’m a recovering “I-can-do-it” addict.

I’d been tackling the tough stuff of life single handed for so long, it didn’t occur to me that help was available, and all I had to do was ask. Yes, I know that this “not asking for directions” addiction is (apparently) more common in men, and if that’s true, I can empathize. Those three magic little sentences mentioned … Read on...

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14 ways Mentors bring magic to my life

To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:

I don’t know.

How do you do this?

Will you help me?

Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...

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Why is a mentor like a magic wand?

What can you do when you desperately need a magic wand, but holly and phoenix feathers are a bit scarce?

Maybe you need to urgently up your game, or learn a completely new one. Maybe you’re facing retrenchment, mergers, rapidly shifting market trends, or getting a start-up off the ground. Maybe you need to overcome a serious setback, or move on after loss. Whatever it is, you have to redefine … Read on...

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10 ways to ease the impact of “change fatigue”

I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...

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