Monday Morning Business Coach

What is the Monday Morning Business Coach?

For over 12 years and running, every Monday morning we’ve sent out an email containing an executive coaching “nugget”—a simple, practical tip or strategy for you to easily take action on to start off your work week.

We use the situations of our clients (anonymously, of course) as well as what we’re pondering or reading about to write a short post. We keep it short because we know your life is busy and you need the “quick tips” to solve your problems, help you focus, and move you forward. We’re not claiming we can solve every issue, but we aim to give you the knowledge and wisdom to help you find your own power and create the future you want. You can view past posts below.

Help, I Can’t Keep Up: Commitment Management

Last week, we focused on changing your relationship with your email so that you are not at the mercy of your Inbox to set your agenda for the day.  Today, we want to focus on another area that can challenge your ability to focus on the things that truly matter to you – your commitments to others.    Knowing your priorities and spending time on those things that matter to you are important for your health, your energy, your investment…

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Help, I Can’t Keep Up: Email Management

Whether you are working on your Purpose and Vision or you are working on creating a rich and balanced life, one of the most challenging things clients struggle with in their email inbox.  Research suggests that most people open their email in the morning and let the contents set their agenda for at least the next hour and often the whole day.  We see that in our lives and we suspect you see it in yours.    Moving forward on…

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Work a Little Bit on Your Vision Each Day

As many of you know, we have asked you to spend time the past few weeks articulating what you believe your Purpose is in this life, and given that Purpose what your Vision is for how your life will look in 3 – 5 years.  Then we asked you to identify the 5 – 7 major Obstacles to living your Vision right now so that you could consider some initial Action Steps to getting around those Obstacles and live closer…

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Staying True to Your Vision

If you have taken the time to articulate your Purpose, create your Vision Statements, identify the 5 – 7 major Obstacles to living your vision and identified some first Action Steps to get around the obstacles and a move toward living your vision – congratulations!  We are really impressed with your commitment to creating a life that is good for you!    If you haven’t completed all of these steps, we hope you will look back through each of the…

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Now What?

We hope that you have taken the time to articulate your Purpose, create your Vision Statements, and identify the 5 – 7 major Obstacles to living your vision.  If not, take a few minutes to read the past 3 posts and just make some notes.  Doing this work does not have to be a big, heavy, time-consuming process.  It can be a simple process where you just play with the ideas that come to you as you read what we…

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There is a Lot in the Way of My Vision

We hope you have taken some time to articulate your Purpose and to create a Vision that excites you. Once you have your list, you will invariably start to think about all the reasons you can’t have your vision.  Which is the next step in this process.  Today we invite you to think about the things (the big things) that get in the way of you living your vision right now.  These are not problems you can just solve –…

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Great, I Have My Vision and I’m Going to Do It

At this point, if you have been following our posts, you have written your statement of Purpose and even if you don’t believe it’s perfect, you are living with it and playing with it as you explore it’s fit.  And, after last week’s post, you have some idea of your Vision for what your life will look like in 3 – 5 years.  The goal is not perfection, but rather to get you thinking about what you want to move…

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Pursuing Your Vision

Last time we asked you to write a statement of purpose that you will use to help define your vision.  Your vision is what you aspire to create in your life.  Having a vision helps you to wisely allocate your time and energy because your vision manifests your purpose in the world day-to-day.   A vision, as the word implies, is something that is out in the future – just a little. Therefore, your vision statement should be based on…

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You Need to Know Your Purpose to Claim Your Vision

We have been talking, over the past few months, about taking action in alignment with your vision.  In that time, we have had a number people write that they love the idea of working toward their vision but they don’t know how to define their vision.  So…   Your vision is an aspirational statement of how you want the whole of your life to look in 3 – 5 years. Your vision is something you actually believe is possible but…

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A Million (or more) Distractions

Did you know that the average person is exposed to enough information in a day to fill 174 newspapers (85 pages in length) from cover to cover? Think about this for a moment – it’s staggering. There is almost no place you can go without being confronting by information, even public bathrooms now have ads and promotions inside the stall vying for your attention. And, while we love our smart phones and tablets, it’s seductive to stay connected day and…

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