The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week The Magic of a Fresh Start. This is completely true. A fresh start makes it easier to stick to new good habits and feel hopeful. How…

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One of the toughest lessons I’ve ever had to learn in my nearly 10 years as a life coach is that I can’t save everyone. No matter how many doable strategies I provide, motivational emails I send, or accountability calls I make, there will still be clients who won’t do the work. Sometimes they need…

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Despite the fact that I market myself as a life coach, more than half of my clients don’t have any pressing life problems. Instead, they’re startup business owners who want to be more productive, more profitable, and less stressed. Thankfully, nearly all of my best life coaching strategies work for entrepreneurs too. We want to…

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Out of all the bad habits that hold you back from being successful, procrastinating is probably the worst. It doesn’t matter if you’ve designed a beautiful project plan, organized all your priorities, or have the most high-tech resources to help you do your work. If you’re not feeling motivated, then you won’t make even the…

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One of my clients, who I’ll call Jane, had a huge problem with self-sabotage. She had a promising graphic design business, and we spent an entire weekend making a project plan for updating her website, outlining blog posts and videos, and strategizing her passive income streams. Jane assured me that this was a new beginning…

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I once had a client (who I’ll call Sally) who couldn’t stop overthinking. She would worry about every tiny detail of her life and business. Her over-analyzing was so bad that it took her 18 months to finally publish her website. First she couldn’t find the right shade of purple, then she wanted a custom…

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I have a confession to make… It’s been years and years since I’ve stayed up until midnight to ring in the new year. You can call me an old fuddy duddy or a party pooper, but watching the sparkly crystal ball drop in Times Square holds no appeal to me. I’d much rather snuggle into…

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