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The Pep Talk You Need to Hear

I read a great quote the other day:  “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” -Hugh Laurie It...

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What Would You Like To Do Today?
What Would You Like To Do Today?

A recent issue of O, The Oprah Magazine featured a quiz that used a pie chart to plot how you spend your day.  The quiz was in two parts. Part one plotted what you actually do now and part two was a list of things you love doing. The last part of the task involved seeing where (or if) the things you love fit into your usual day.  As I looked at...

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Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

A couple of years ago I decided to change directions in my career. I had studied Massage Therapy and after working in the field for just under a year, I couldn’t imagine myself in that profession long-term.  I quit my job on a whim, moved to a different province and started studying another degree, this one in Media and Communications. I began...

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Following Your Dream
Following Your Dream

Is there a certain age where it becomes silly to continue to follow your dreams? In this video, Charlie followed the advice of his father, and had faith that someday his efforts would be rewarded. Have you been trying to follow a dream but haven't seen any results yet? Have you considered giving up? What keeps you going? Related Articles: Is...

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Happy Now? 10 Myths to Avoid
Happy Now? 10 Myths to Avoid

Have you heard about The Happiness Project? It’s a nonfiction book by Gretchen Rubin  which enjoyed a good long run on the New York Times’ best sellers list.  The author describes the book as “a memoir of the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to...

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What do you hope for in 2010?
What do you hope for in 2010?

It was almost 15 years ago that the Spice Girls implored us, “Tell me what you want, what you really, really want.” (Sorry for the earworm.)   The mystery of what they were actually singing has long been solved, (“really really really wanna zigazig ha” still makes no sense) but many of us are still trying to answer that first question. ...

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Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?

“You ain’t going nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin’ a truck.” What if Elvis believed this Grand Ole Opry manager’s critique after his 1954 performance? Or if the Beatles listened in 1962 when Decca Recording Company responded, “We don’t like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out.” What if Rudyard Kipling...

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5 Simple Strategies for Keeping Your Life Stuck
5 Simple Strategies for Keeping Your Life Stuck

One of the most common statements I hear when I talk with potential clients is, "I feel stuck." People find themselves feeling stuck in different ways. They may be in a relationship that no longer is working, but they don't know how to leave. They may have a dream of starting their own business, but aren't exactly sure where to begin. Or they may...

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