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Experience Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 8, 2019

Many of the people that I work with are always on the lookout for all the ways to become a better version of themselves. They of course are participating in coaching but they also read books, listen to podcasts spend time in reflection and are excellent goal setters.

Five Tips to Prevent OverLoad

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Feb 28, 2019

The speed at which business and life operates seems to be overwhelming these days.

We rush out of bed, rush to get ready, rush to the office and then rush all day to get projects done and meet deadlines. Many times though it seems like the faster we work, the more work that piles up, and the harder we try to get caught up the more it sometimes feels like we fall behind. We are stressed. We are anxious. We are tired.

 You need more space.

You need more margin.

You need more peace.

But how?

 

Building Resilience

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jan 24, 2019

Do you know any rubber-band people? People who, no matter what happens to them, always seem to bounce back. Despite whatever is going on in their life, an illness, a family tragedy, some bad luck, or any other type of misfortune, it never seems to keep them down. Life can stretch them to their breaking point, but – like a rubber band – they always find a way back to their original shape.

Would you like to know their secret?

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THE GIFT OF REST

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Dec 19, 2018

Christmas is a time where we think about everyone else. Our friends, our families, our neighbors, coworkers, even strangers we have never met. We give generously. We want to make others happy. We want to make them feel loved.

All of this is wonderful and really is a lot of what makes the season so special. But have you ever thought about giving yourself a gift this Christmas? I can tell you now that one of the most deserving people in your life that you neglect every holiday season is you.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A WORLD CHANGER

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Oct 26, 2018

Changing the world might seem like an insurmountable task, but I believe that’s because many people approach changing the world in the wrong way. They focus on trying to create wide-sweeping changes in the political and social structures around them. The problem is, these structures have been sturdy for so long that they are almost impossible to change.


Finding Your Courage

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 26, 2018

Have you ever thought about the essential ingredient for growth? It’s the one thing you absolutely must have if you want to increase your ability to get better in any area. And yet it’s often the hardest thing for a person seeking growth to find.

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Five Tips For Better Listening

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2018

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that every person—no matter their profession or age—can benefit from being a better listener. Here are five tips that can help you listen effectively:

 

Journal To Reach Your Goals

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2018

Making changes in life is not about one off actions. It is about forming new habits which serve you better and help you get to where you need to go. If you are going to make important changes, you need to be able to measure and keep track of your progress which makes journaling a powerful tool for achieving your goals.

Keeping a journal can help you reach your goals because…

5 Principles great leaders believe in

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 26, 2018

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to understand. We certainly know a good leader when we’re working for one (or not working for one for that matter), but it's difficult to explain the specific actions that make a good leader so effective. Great leadership is dynamic. It changes us for the better, because a good leader helps us see the best for ourselves because ultimately they believe in us.  

The only certainty is a leader’s actions are driven by their principles. It’s through a leader’s actions that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Great leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. They believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. So let’s explore some of the driving principles that set great leaders apart.

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Ten books for personal growth

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 14, 2018

The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.

There are a lot of books on self-development, some focused purely on business-related matters, while others look more toward emotional or spiritual growth. To help narrow the list, here are ten recommendations from the Next Monday network:

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