• What Does It Mean To “Know Your Why”?

    You’ve heard it a zillion times already – “Know Your Why.” If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, online business owner, or the one to beat out more qualified job candidates in a field where you have zero experience, you “must” know your why. This one detail is what sets businesses apart, what allows your message to be heard over all the noise, what makes YOU visible in an overcrowded, over-saturated market.

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  • 5 Traits For Starting A Successful Business

    Thinking about starting your own business? The majority of businesses fail within the first 2 years. So what does it take to persist and achieve long-term success? These 5 traits will certainly help you rise to the challenge. So before deciding what colors your logo will be or how many business cards to order, try mastering these 5 skills.

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  • How To Escape The Daily Grind & Discover Mind Blowing Possibilities

    When was the last time you felt truly free? Or looked at your life in an Ah-HA! moment and realized that everything you’ve been so stressed out about is not actually deeply important to you as a human being. Do you ever step away from your life and just breathe? Just exist?

    Socrates proclaimed that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” That may sound too harsh, but think about it for a moment. If you don’t stop to reflect on how you are living, how will you know if you are living life to the fullest? How do you know if you could be happier, more free, less stressed? You may be wondering what this has to do with coaching. Well, according to Summer Engman, in her article on Huffington Post, “Life coaching is about identifying how we want to change our lives (or change the world) and then moving all the fear and limiting beliefs that block us from letting out our brilliance.”

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  • Career GPS – Navigate To Your Ideal Career & Life

    When people ask how coaching works, I often describe it as career GPS or the difference between walking to your destination without a map versus jumping on a tourbus that will get you there faster, wiser and more refreshed. (See this post on Real To Ideal’s FB page for the tourbus story.)
    This week I read an article on CoachCampus.com that describes coaching as a lighthouse – guiding ships through the darkness towards the shore while illuminating possible dangers along the way.

    A light in the darkness is an apt metaphor for coaching because we often can’t see the path in front of us – the path that leads to our ultimate goals – and the obstacles we will encounter along the way.

    Coaching sheds light on that path so we can see the individual steps we need to take and helps us plan a way around the obstacles, often before we even encounter them. Maybe it’s not that dark and you think you don’t need a flashlight. But then someone hands you one and you shine it in front of you. And you realize how much was hidden from you before. Now you’re not just feeling your way slowly through semi-darkness, you’re able to run with confidence. You leap over small obstacles and easily dodge insurmountable ones. You’re fearless and nimble, thanks to that light you thought you didn’t need because you were doing fine on your own. (And you are fine on your own, you will get there eventually. Slowly and slightly bruised, maybe, but that builds character.) But if you want to be nimble and confident along your career path, if you want to drop the dead weight and sail quickly into your brilliant future, then consider career coaching.

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  • How To Figure Out What Career You Should Pursue

    Have you ever wondered what else is possible? Or what career you would pursue if anything were possible? What if you were able to compete with other job applicants who were far more experienced than you and still land the job of your dreams? Would you do it? Would you take the time to figure out what you want out of life and your career and then make a move to get it?

    Or maybe you’ve always wanted to quit your job and start your own business and be your own boss. But something is stopping you, isn’t it? There’s a voice of reason telling you not to be a fool. But you just can’t stop dreaming of “what if?”

    What if you’re not sure what to do, you just hope this isn’t it…

    How do you step away from this less-than-awesome employment and find the career you love, the work you were put on this earth to do, something that makes you feel like the best possible version of yourself that you can possibly be?

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  • No B.S. Career Coaching

    If you’re sick and tired of where you are right now and ready to build a career and lifestyle that fills you with pride and joy, then you’ve come to the right place! This isn’t hug-fest life coaching, this is dream-big and work-hard career coaching that gets straight to the heart of your problem and helps you gain laser focus on the steps you need to make a change. What would make you blissfully happy – an all new career? A major promotion? Starting your own business? You name it, we’ll build it together!

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