Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

What should you do first?

Recently, while looking at a daunting to-do list, I thought to myself, “Do the easy stuff first” which is a complete turn-around of what I have often advised people.  I immediately realized this and decided I needed to think about this a little bit more, but it would have to be another day, because there…
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What do you expect?

When asked, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” a peer stated a plan, but then followed it up with, “I really don’t know what to expect.” I inwardly cringed. Expectations are tricky things. High expectations can be a good thing, as they set the bar at a great height. However, many people buckle…
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Rainy Daze

Elsa has arrived in Fuquay, as a rainy day. Thankful that’s all it is and praying for those who felt her fury earlier in the week.  I do enjoy a rainy day. I tend to live life at the speed of light. I like it that way, never a dull moment. However, sometimes I need…
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Time to celebrate Independence Day

The week of July 4th is such a historic, patriotic, all American time of year.  Being history buffs and military family members, we are all about this holiday.  We always watch The Patriot, 1776 and Gettysburg (Which happened from 7/1-7/3 1863)– all wonderful, historically based films that I recommend you see, if you haven’t. We…
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Waiting is hard

I’ve written about patience, and how I usually equate patience with waiting – which isn’t really the case.  I’ve also told folks that waiting is not one of my strong points.  So, how do you go about waiting without going bonkers?! I think there are three primary reasons we wait. Waiting to hear good news…
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HALT! Who goes there?

Have you ever heard of the acronym “HALT?”   I heard it, for the first time this week!  In case you haven’t heard, it stands for Don’t let yourself become too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. It’s true. When we become too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired, we tend to become cranky. We…
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The Choice is Yours

Personal choice is, quite frankly, a matter of personal choice. I witnessed a little bit of an unhappy discussion yesterday.  At the end, one person said it me, “It looked like she wanted to get mad.” Interested phrase, don’t you think?  Actually, it’s quite accurate.  That person had a choice to make, whether to get…
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Release that pressure

Everyone needs some time to decompress.  Life is full of things that put pressure on us.  Yes, often times we allow that pressure to be on us, but that’s a whole different blog (https://newdirectionlifecoaching.com/put-the-glass-down-and-duck/). Although some people allow themselves to explode into a tirade in public, most people stifle it.  The more we stifle and…
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Being true to the meaning of Memorial Day

I originally wrote this in 2012.  It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year, just as it was written then.  God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing…
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Strife is real

I suppose “strife” isn’t an often used word these days, but it fits with the point I’m making. Strife means: vigorous or bitter conflict, discord, or antagonism a quarrel, struggle, or clash competition or rivalry Yes, strife happens.  We are human.  Disagreements, conflicts, struggles and rivalry can happen among groups of siblings, children, co-workers, and…
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