Posted by: Michelle Pape on Feb 27, 2018
Is your calendar busting at the seams? Are you a doormat when it comes to allowing people to take your time? Are you busy just to be busy?
We are living in a scary time. Everyone I meet is busier than the last. Stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed.
We live in a world where it has become expected and acceptable, for people to steal our time. Couple that with a calendar filled with kid’s sports practices, business meetings, community volunteer activities and all the other commitments we’ve made, it’s only natural to feel like our time is under a constant state of attack. Let’s not forget to add the guilt so many of us carry if our time or attention is on our work instead of our family or on our family instead of our work. It’s no wonder we struggle to find or make time for ourselves.
But here’s the deal, I am a big believer that if you do not protect your calendar, that it will be abused. So try these tips to protect your calendar and defend your time.
Posted by: Sarah Noble on Jan 4, 2018
I did it it! I survived the Holiday season.
Does anyone else feel like come January 1st they deserve a medal for the shear number of tasks juggled leading up to and through the Christmas holiday? In all seriousness - things at work are already extra busy and finding time to be a loving wife and caring mother is a challenge. Balancing our daily lives while navigating the shopping, the baking, the kids concerts, the parties and don’t forget the decorating is not for the faint-of-heart.
Posted by: Nichole Winter on Nov 29, 2017
Have you ever started an exercise routine and quit shortly after, telling yourself you’d get back into it eventually? What about a household project that you’ve procrastinated and justified because the holiday season is coming and you have shopping to do? The one thing that could be holding you back from your goals could be something you aren’t even consciously aware of. We do this on a daily basis. We make excuses!
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Nov 13, 2017
What do the world’s most successful individuals all have in common that allows them to be so influential? What is it that makes an athlete, musician, or public speaker have the ability to perform in front of people, or a business professional the ability to continue producing innovation after innovation? These individuals hold a strong belief in themselves, confident that they possess the characteristics necessary to do what they do and do it well. They believe they can succeed, no matter the setback. But how do they possess such confidence?
Posted by: Nichole Winter on Oct 27, 2017
At some point in your career, you will be faced with the challenge of overcoming resistance. It’s that moment when there are a hundred things going on and you need more than 24 hours in a day to finish them all. It becomes harder to stay focused and the urge to quit grows stronger. It can throw you off-track at any moment.
Posted by: Nichole Winter on Sep 27, 2017
We're pleased to feature Nichole Winter as a guest blogger for Next Monday! Look for more information and inspiration from this traveler, wife, mom, entrepreneur, fitness lover, business owner, and coach. She's a go-getter in all areas of life. I'll let you get to the good stuff below - enjoy!
Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 14, 2017
Do you feel guilty about considering a life coach? Guilt seeps its way into many areas of the modern woman's life. You're expected to do it all on your own, from advancing in competitive career ladders to raising a family. There are only 24 hours in a day, but somehow you have to fit chores, social plans, work commitments, and family time into the mix. You often find yourself picking up slack in the office, whether you're volunteering time to arrange work parties or covering for your colleagues when they're slacking off. Any time you invest resources in yourself, you consider how they could benefit other people. It's impossible to avoid guilt in today's society as a woman.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 24, 2017
Effective leaders inspire. Leaders of this nature don’t set out on a mission to be inspiring, it just happens because of who they are. Inspiring is a state of being. An inspirational leader will want you to be the best version of who you are. They’re not worried about recognition because the focus is on serving others.
Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 8, 2017
The term “life coach” has been given a bad rap. Most people don’t have a clue on what a life coach is or does. Maybe you’re embarking on a career change. Maybe you’re facing a life/career transition. Maybe you’re at a crossroads in a relationship.
Posted by: Next Monday on Mar 15, 2017
There's rarely a hard line between our professional and personal worlds; they intertwine. One can sway the success of the other. Participation in a peer group faces these realities head on. We roll up our sleeves and tackle the challenges. Together. And in doing so, we unfold the beautiful, messiness of who you already are. There you are in all your glory.