What Would a Quantum Leap Look Like?

I was talking to a prospective client last week, this question came up. When I'm coaching I don't have a 'process' or a fixed set of questions -- we go where we need to go. I don't think I've ever asked this question before; it's just what came up in the moment! ...

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What if You Ditched Your Safety Net?

I've been reflecting on how much we plan out our lives -- whether that's the form of goals, or new year's resolution, or just vague plans we make. I didn't make any resolutions this year (I make fewer and fewer as the years go by). I set very few goals in my business....

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The Secret to a Happy and Fulfilled Life

I first posted this at the turn of the year, and I think it's so important it's worth posting again. It's a question that could change your life! Here's the deal... Sam replied to one of the emails I sent, "Hi Cathy, I want to ask, with so much uncertainty in the...

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Preparing Versus Recovering

At least three of my clients have told me recently about occasions when they've done something big -- a workshop or an event, and they've been exhausted, or even become ill, and been forced to take more time off after the event than they'd planned for. "What could you...

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We Are Not What We Do

Just replied to an email from someone who told me how torn she was between her old career and something new she wanted to do -- and was holding herself back from. It's funny how we define ourselves by what we do -- I do it, too -- but the truth is that we are who we...

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Stealing Like an Artist OR Just Plain Stealing?

Something came up today that made me reflect on the difference between being inspired and influenced by someone else's work, and outright copying. Everything we do comes from the ideas that are around us -- Steal Like an Artist -- I totally believe in that maxim; it...

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