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Settle Less by Leaning into Transformation

by Gary Bamberger on December 20, 2010

We’ve all been there…working a job that’s uninspiring and that’s mis-aligned with who you want to be and what you want to do with your life. When I’ve been in situations like this in the past, I’ve felt incomplete, uncommitted, unmotivated and uninspired. I felt a dread about going to work…I definitely had a perspective of “have to” vs. a “get to” when it came to going to work. And the same can hold true for your personal life as well.

This quote by Dr. Martha Beck sums it all up for me, “If your happiness and your work aren’t the same thing, you’re doing the wrong work, or working the wrong way. Change.” Seems pretty logical. If you’re not happy with who you are and what you do, make a change. After all, you’re in control of your life. And yet, I find so many people settling for what exists today. Why settle when there are so many opportunities out there?

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Mid-Year Goal Checkup

July 12, 2010

As we just passed the midway point of the year, I thought it would be useful to check in with you on how you’re progressing with the goals you established at the beginning of the year. Do you remember what they were? If you wrote them down, you may want to reference them as you […]

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Powerless Words

March 16, 2010

I recently read a blog posting by Jonathan Mead on his Illuminated Mind website about choosing not to fail.  His blog repeatedly discussed one of the most powerless words in English, “try.”  In fact, “try” is so powerless that in many countries and languages there is no equivalent of the word; it can not be […]

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New Year’s Resolution Process

January 16, 2009

Happy New Year to everyone!! I hope the holiday season exceeded your expectations across the board! I feel compelled to write about planning for the new year. Are you like many people who set their goals and then forget about them, or give up on them during the year? Some people may have given up […]

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New Perspective for Decisions

December 28, 2008

A while back, my mentor and friend was counseling another friend concerning a major purchase decision for her husband.  My mentor asked, “If your husband had only six months to live, what would you do?”  That question altered our friend’s perspective, and she immediately decided she would go ahead with the purchase, even though her husband was […]

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