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Awesome Women Find A New Way

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Awesome Women Find A New Way

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Narcotics Anonymous*

The if-something-sucks-about-your-life-then-change-it part of me really loves that quote. It is the professional part of me, the Life Coach, that gets almost giddy every time I stumble upon it (or have good cause to use it with a client). Thirteen perfectly simple words, evidence that our problems are not so savvy and overwhelming that they can’t be changed.

When something isn’t working, stop doing it. Simple enough, right? Article finished.

If I ever do that to you—publish something as the all-knowing, perfect life having professional… without including the real me side of the story—please call 911 immediately and tell them to get an ambulance to my house. If I haven’t taken a bump to the head or something equally disorienting, then I will have lost an epic battle with my ego and you will need to stop me. Please, spare no expense in silencing me until I’ve come back to my senses.

Yes, the Life Coach in me knows things—powerful information, techniques, and perspectives—that make me good at my job. But, I’m also profoundly human and just like my clients… I’ve got work to do. At this very moment, my insanity short list has a couple of really solid entries that I can see are not getting me the results I desire out of my life.

When the old way of being isn’t working, we need a new way to be. We have one way of doing things—like when there is pain or discomfort, we sometimes turn away from it and find a distraction—and those choices produce a very specific type of result. The weight stays, addictions intensify, relationships deteriorate, and goals remain unrealized.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at SeedsAndWeedsCoaching.com and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.

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6:20AM PDT on Jul 31, 2011

Noted with thanks.

8:20PM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Ta!

2:20AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

Thank you for posting

3:10PM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

interesting

6:34AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

interesting

5:25AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

nice to see the 12 steps in action.

4:47AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Gary A L., I appreciate your comment. It is absolutely my intention to give credit where it is due. If you could offer something concrete that I can use for a reference, I would be grateful. I've had a heck of a time trying to source it. Thanks!

4:45AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Hey Rachel, thanks for the feedback.

That is certainly a hazard that I try hard to avoid when I write. I may not have gotten my message across as effectively as I wanted to but my intention is to publish a series of articles that introduce some of the amazing resources.

Yes, my clients get that info from working with me (plus more, I like to think) but I don't want everyone to have to work with me just to get the info (it makes me tired even thinking about it), so I'm writing the articles. The one I refer to at the bottom of this page will be published this afternoon and there are many more to come in the months that follow!

Seriously, I appreciate the feedback. I hope that I can back this article up with those that follow. It wasn't my intention to tease!

Peace to you...

4:26AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

noted

1:06AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Some nice thoughts but this read like an advertisement to me - sign up for a coaching session and I'll share some details.

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