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Balance

Warning: Trick Question

A query letter for your memoir has been sent out to 18 agents without a bite. That's nothing. Chicken Soup for the Soul received 140 rejections stating “Anthologies don’t sell”.  You know you won't give up. However, you've turned your manuscript over to a...

Do Drop the Ball

I had the privilege of hearing Tiffany Dufu speak recently at the Women's Media Group (WMG) luncheon on the subject of work/life balance. In addition to her inspiring talk, each of us received a copy of her book Drop the Ball. I've been around a long time and have...

Who Wouldn’t Want to Say This?

"Art is my full-time job," said Susan Beallor-Snyder. "I've filled up my life with art so nothing else can get in."* Susan and I have been working together for years, and she is now exactly where she wants to be in her artistic career. Until about a year ago, Susan...

Best Testimonial This Year!

I received an unsolicited testimonial last week from a client I completed with in November after our 6-month coaching period ended. Her primary goal was to raise her rates and her overall income. Here's what she wrote in a recent email (and I have her permission to...

How Do YOU Measure Your Own Success?

This is a tricky question. I remember being baffled by it when my first coach, Valerie, put it to me over 20 years ago. "My bottom line? How much I'm making, of course," I responded thinking, isn't that what everyone wants? She challenged me further. What truly...

Day 11 – Which Road Would You Travel?

With no plans at all on my calendar today, I wanted to break up my writing hours with an outing at lunchtime. I'd read positive reviews of the Norwich Square Cafe on TripAdvisor, so put it into googlemaps and had to pick from three alternate routes. Since they were...

It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It

Of course when I email someone, I want a quick turnaround, even if it's not during business hours. I'm often at my desk at odd weekend hours, and although I don't have the expectation that my query will be responded to, I have the secret desire that it will. When I...

Heather Ehinger – Remarkable!

Heather Ehinger, founder of Family Therapy Associates and the MacLetchie Institute and a licensed marriage and family therapist, spoke to a group of entrepreneurial women last week in Norwalk, CT. Her topic, and who would be a better expert than Heather, was...

Where Are YogaToes on Your List?

Fill in your own self-care habit that's bitten the dust when you're crazed by the onslaught of life. I'm telling on myself here. Clients, listen to what I say, not what I do 😉 Just yesterday I relocated my set of YogaToes, a device that is meant to help with all...

What Deadline is Most Pressing?

Here's what's on my BIG (and littler) PROJECTS list, beyond my normal coaching schedule, for early 2016: Deliver The $oul Proprietor'$ Roadmap to Abundant Living talk to women's group 1/21 Market new course (starting March 7) based on this talk Complete memoir...

How’s the Pressure?

If you've ever had a massage, this is something the therapist will ask a few minutes into your treatment? Do you want her to press harder, or simply give your muscles a gentle workout? It comes up in coaching as well. I have a new client who is balancing a...

Please Help a Recovering Goody-Goody

I just got an assignment from a trusted support person to do something naughty or mischievous on a daily basis. The point of the exercise is to misbehave, act out. Consequences be damned! (Does swearing count?) What's that quote about well-behaved women not making...

Motivated by Accountability on my iPhone

What you focus on grows. What you measure grows. Truer words could not be spoken when it comes to the heart app on my iPhone. I didn't even know it was there until a few weeks ago when I had lunch with good friends from my Semester at Sea trip who pointed it out...