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Listen to me on “Matters Of The Mind”

This morning I enjoyed recording an interview with Peter Sacco and Todd Miller for their “Matters of the Mind” talk radio show on ListenUP!TalkRadio. We chatted about what a life coach is and how you become one and then delved into the Law of Attraction. The conversation covered the “woo” […]

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A tribute to tenacity

Little Toni Spence My earliest memory of my little sister is the time my father snuck me to her hospital crib. Mom was very sick, she almost died giving birth to Toni, and Toni was born disabled. Dad spent a lot of time in the hospital worrying that he might lose his wife and child. So, one day, he took me to the hospital to see my little sister.

I wasn’t allowed inside the ward, so Dad took me to the window outside so I could look in. He lifted me up (I was only 4 years old) and I looked in. I remember she had a full head of dark hair and that she seemed to be so long from head to toe.

Once Toni and Mom pulled through, they came home and not long after we moved back to the U.S. (We were living in Nairobi, Kenya, because my father was teaching at Kenyatta College.)

The next few years were spent going back and forth to Shriner’s Hospital in San Francisco, where doctors poked and prodded, as well as operated on, my little sister. She experienced a lot of physical pain in the first five years of her life.

But she also had me. (more…)

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You know you need a coach when … (Part 1)

you need a life coach if I recently saw an article about using a life coach for personal development and it made me think of why someone would hire a life coach … or a business coach, for that matter. So I came up with six simple signs that it is time to hire a life or business coach. Today, I’ll share with you the ones for needing a life coach.

You Need a Life Coach if …

1. You life is not producing the outcomes you desire.
This is what I call the ‘hamster wheel effect.’ Basically, you keep producing the same outcomes, but they are no longer what you want. But, no matter what you try, you find yourself stuck in that hamster wheel of repeated results. A life coach can help you see your situation from a different perspective and assist you in shifting to new habits, ways of seeing things and strategies that will get you the results you want.

2. You notice you have a self-defeating monologue in your head,
but can’t seem to stop it.

Negative self-talk is one of the worst things you can do to your self. Sometimes this self-deprecating monologue is inspired by words spoken to us by family, friends and cohorts, other times it is an off-shoot of a negative experience. A life coach can help you re-frame those self-defeating words and turn them around into a new self-confidence boosting script.

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