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New Masterclass open to the public

The members of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches™ (IAPLC) present Masterclasses twice a month to its members and we’ve decided to open them up to the public on a live-only basis. That means you can attend the classes live if you’re not a member.  Only IAPLC members get access to the recordings. These …

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Can you hear me now? by Debra Gilroy

Try this: cover your mouth and talk.  That’s what most marketing sounds like.  Chatter.  Noise pollution. Combine that with the competition – all those emails, ezines, audios, haranguing us from all directions.  More chatter.  Louder, but not better, noise. Does it frequently feel that despite your meaningful message and mission, your productive services, all those …

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Should Goals Be Realistic Or Your Heart’s Desire?

The New Year is coming up and we’re supposed to be setting goals…30-day goals; 90-day goals; one-year goals.  But as I ponder what I want to write down for my goals some questions arise that I can’t answer. For instance, do I write down what I really want, or what I think is realistic?  By …

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Learning Your Beauty Type Can Boost Your Self-Confidence

One of the biggest challenges of professional life coaches is lack of self-confidence.  Self-confidence is something that ultimately can only come with experience and even then it can sometimes falter.  Of course it’s to be expected when you’re just starting out, but I have talked with many seasoned coaches who are still struggling with self-confidence. …

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Do you have a marketing plan in place for 2013?

Do you have a marketing plan in place for 2013?  Do you know what forms of marketing you will be activating next year? Have you scheduled your launches and joint venture promotions?  Have you lined up the topics for your teleclasses, blog posts, and newsletters?  Have you set firm income goals for 2013? Well, if …

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It happened again—maybe there’s something to this!

It happened again.  I spent money on something I really wanted even though I was nervous about the expense and I received unexpected money afterwards.  This has been happening ever since I started practicing the principles from the Laws of Attraction.  They are really about trusting the Universe/Source/God to give you what you need, understanding …

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A SOARing Experience

“In the midst of our lives, we must find the magic that makes our lives soar.” – Heather Dominick’s SOAR event I had some resistance to attending my coach’s live event this month.  I guess it was a combination of not wanting to spend any more money on traveling and not wanting to spend any …

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The Glory of Trees

My recent trip to the Redwoods was part of the best vacation I’ve ever had.  There’s something about big, ancient trees that inspire awe like nothing else.  In one of California’s state parks, you can walk, drive through, or camp in the Redwoods. The average age of the Redwoods there is about 500 years old, …

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Time OFF Your Business Is Just As Important As Time ON

Last blog post we talked about working on your business versus working in your business.  This post I want to talk to you about not working on your business at all.  That’s right, I want to address “time off.” The one thing we are thrilled to have as a benefit of being an entrepreneur is …

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Are You Working ON Your Business or IN Your Business?

Up until recently, I wasn’t clear on the difference between “working on” my business and “working in” my business. Nor did I understand why that was important, especially for service-based businesses. Knowing what is small business also helped. It’s important to know so you can plan your daily business activities more effectively. During your business …

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