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Elevate Series: Open Your Grip on Expectations

Today I’m sharing another entry in my series of guest posts on Stratejoy that I write as a member of Molly Mahar’s 2014 Elevate Mastermind. I’m a huge Disney fan, and this guest post is about how my business is like the movie Frozen. Well, except for the talking snowman. You’ll learn: The secret I…

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Why You Should NOT Follow Your Passion

Today’s post might be a bit controversial, especially in the life coaching industry. But I’ve never shied away from sharing things people told me not to share before. Recently, one of my clients who is still in college was worried about finding a job in her field after graduation. Her mentors and fellow classmates had…

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How to Let Go of Perfection to Get Ahead in Your Career

The other day I was on a video call with a client, and I asked her why she chose to work with me as oppose to another coach. She thought for a minute and then said, “Well, I think it’s because you don’t seem that polished.” As soon as the words left her mouth, her…

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Big Girls Don’t Cry…At Work

I’m the type of person who cries during corny TV commercials. And music videos… And at weddings… And watching Disney movies… It’s kind of embarrassing when I collapse into a blubbering mess of emotions, but sometimes it’s hard to stop myself. But no matter how emotional I may feel, there’s one place I will never,…

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New! Find Your Answers in the Library

One of my favorite things to do is to curl up on the couch and bury my head in a good book. I bet you love losing yourself in a fabulous story too. I get most of my reading material from the local library because I can’t say no to free resources. It’s also a…

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How to Feel Grateful for the People You Hate (and Freebie!)

SHHHHHHHHH!!! My coworker and I stared at each other dumbfounded. We had been discussing a new project in my cubicle when my manager in the next cube gave us the shushing of a lifetime. My manager, who I’ll call Brenda, then sighed dramatically and went back to clacking away on her keyboard. Really? Did that…

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What to Do When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction

“So what do you want to do with your life?” I was 20 years old, and my father and I were having another tense conversation about the direction my life was taking…or rather, lack of direction. Five years earlier I had survived a suicide attempt, and I had been slowly putting together the pieces of…

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