AFGO: Another Freakin’ Growth Opportunity

An AFGO is a gift from the Universe. Unfortunately, it’s usually the kind of gift that keeps on re-giving, even when you don’t want the damn gift! An AFGO is Another Freakin’ Growth Opportunity.  Had one lately? You’ll know an AFGO has you in its grip by the way it makes you feel — like […]

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MAKING MONEY AS A COACH: THERE’S MORE TO IT THAN PASSION

MONEY FIRST, THEN PASSION. NO, WAIT, PASSION FIRST, THEN MONEY. Making money as a coach presents the ultimate cart-before-the-horse conundrum many entrepreneurs (especially coaches!) face. Making money as a coach requires more than “passion.” In fact, I believe “follow your passion” may be the single most misleading piece of entrepreneurial advice that ever was. Here’s […]

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WOMANABILITY: IT’S YOUR “BRAND”

WHAT’S YOUR “WOMANABILITY”? Your womanability is a combination of things that makes the woman you are uniquely you. Too many of us go through life never understanding or realizing what our womanability is. That’s so sad, because that just means you’ll have to come back into this world, again, to figure out what it is. […]

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“BECAUSE.” (THAT’S ACTUALLY A COMPLETE SENTENCE.)

Why would a fancy pants attorney decide to become a life coach? What could she possible be thinking? This was the question I used to dread when I first decided I wanted to become a coach nearly a decade ago. I also felt bad about the accompanying eye-rolling and tsk-tsking that was surely going on […]

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[COACH CRUMBS] THE CURE FOR “HIDING”

I know hiding, because I’ve done it. I hide when I think “it might not work.” Or when I’m worried “no one will like/want/need this.” Or when things get “too hard.” Breaking free from the thoughts that make us want to hide requires a BIG VISION. Do you have one of those? Without a big […]

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THOUGHT WORK ISN’T ALWAYS ENOUGH

How much “thought work” are you willing to do? To lose the weight. To stay in a relationship. To keep the job. To be a “good friend.” Thought work is the internal work we do in our minds to change our limiting beliefs. More than anything, it requires us to Woman UP. But all the […]

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[GUTSY NEWS RULES] #12: WOMAN UP AND DECIDE ALREADY!

GUTSY NEW RULES # 12: DECIDE Just because a decision may be difficult to make doesn’t mean you get to languish in indecision. Besides, not deciding makes you feel out of control and it’s a sign that “Child Mind” is at the wheel. Always remember Rule # 1: Woman UP! Make a decision based on […]

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[GUTSY NEW RULES] #11: STOP APOLOGIZING AND EXPLAINING

GUTSY NEW RULE # 11: STOP APOLOGIZING AND EXPLAINING WHYYOU CHOOSE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU DO! Never apologize for the decisions you make when it comes to taking care of yourself. Don’t explain yourself in order to win someone’s favor. Allow people to disagree with what you think is best. What they […]

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[GUTSY NEW RULES] #10: DITCH THE DRAMA

GUTSY NEW RULE # 10: DITCH THE DRAMA “We’re not teenagers anymore, Girlfriend. We know so much more. We’ve been through a lot. We’ve learned a few things. Still, our mind likes to cling to the old habits it learned as a child. Be on the lookout for the emotional antics of your mind. Drama […]

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[GUTSY NEW RULES] #9: GOSSIP WITH GRACE

GUTSY NEW RULE #9: GOSSIP WITH GRACE “Gossip” with grace. If you talk about someone, do it from a place of compassion and love, and always without judgment. Don’t take part in conversations intended to bolster your ego at the expense of others. As Don Miguel Ruiz teaches in his book, The Four Agreements, “Be […]

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