Let’s continue our conversation about Encore Coaching – or coaching for the second, third or fourth act. It sounds wonderful – planning an exciting new phase in your life with the benefit of experience and wisdom! But faced with the option of finally following your dreams and passions can be completely and utterly overwhelming – even paralyzing! For most of us, we may not have ever allowed ourselves to dream and imagine the life of our dreams fully. Speaking for myself, I
A client recently said to me, “I am not done yet!” This client is beginning to think about and plan for retirement. So, what she meant is, while she is looking forward to retirement, she feels that she still has things to do, she still has much to contribute, but she just could not see how or how to plan for a life that wasn’t dominated by her job. This is not unusual, especially for Baby Boomers. I hear this or something similar from many of my clients. While my clients a
I was reading an article written by one of my mentors, Paul Martinelli, where he suggested that “we get what we believe.” I thought that was interesting and wanted to know more. He talked about how we can have goals, we can know why we should pursue these goals, we can know precisely how to achieve these goals, we may have all the resources needed to achieve the goals, and yet we don’t. This is so true, and I can point to so many times this has happened to me over the years.
Do you sometimes feel you in in a rut? You feel like you are stuck and spinning your wheels? We think that our circumstances are to blame for this, but most often it is our minds or our mindset that keep us trapped. If you are feeling stuck, ask yourself these questions: Do I have a clear vision? You need to know where you are going – you need clarity around your goals and then you need to align you actions and intentions. If you don’t have clarity you will almost certainl