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Write Your “Go For It” Statement

Start the process of writing your go for it (another name for my mission statement work) by reflecting on your past and choosing five accomplishments of which you are especially proud. Then, consider the habits, actions, and behaviors that led to these particular successes. Ask yourself, “how would I teach these competencies to someone else?” After you’ve written a sentence or two about teaching others, contemplate your answers. Then, write a few sentences about the insights you’ve realized from this process. Ask yourself, “what does my writing tell me about how I work best?” Now you have the basic components of your own personal mission statement—this paragraph of “explanations” effectively demonstrates how you best operate! Just make sure to word everything positively so that the paragraph inspires you to keep moving forward.

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Imagine your ideal military spouse lifestyle

Imagine Your Ideal Military Spouse Lifestyle

I love helping military spouses mediate on the lifestyle they want and this includes what type of physical environment you want. What does a perfect 10 look like to you when you think of your home? Your home is an extension of who you are so imagine a neat kitchen, bedroom, office, and imagine how that feels and what energy it brings to you. A great tool to use when you are gaining clarity on how to motivate yourself to declutter your home is to your values (a list is available for you in my client area, help yourself) and by clearing your decks a bit, you energetically open yourself up to attract more so clean out those closets, fridges, desks, and then sign up for my may webinar and then you will feel ready to really go for it. Clients laugh when they come to me for job coaching and I send them off […]

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Happy Mother's Day to the Military Spouse Community

Happy Mother’s Day To The Military Spouse Community!

I am so excited that my baby sister just became a mother! She named her so after my father that passed away, so when she shared his name I chocked up. I am so proud of her and excited for her to become a mom. I am also happy for all my clients that balance motherhood with military life and work like; you all do so much and deserve a pat on the back. Just being a Military Spouse is something that you should really be proud of because your love and support are what makes our country so strong and just surrender to how amazing you are and motherhood is just another amazing thing that many of you spouses do, so if you are a mom, I am sending extra hugs out to my mommy clients and hope that you enjoy the special day.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

I am excited to be a part of Military Spouse Magazine’s Military Spouse of The Year Awards. I read the spouses stories and I am just so inspired by the strength that so many military spouses exhibit. Being part of the event is an honor and I am excited to share step by step coaching on how to create “go for it” statements. This is a theme that I will be addressing this month, along with a Webinar on decluttering because as we define who we are, we need to get rid of things that no longer serve us and this often includes physical things. I will talk more about this in my upcoming Webinar at the end of may and hope that many of you will be able to attend. Add photo from event here (I am away may 8th, post may 11th which is military spouse appreciation day. Go for it statements rock […]

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Clear the Decks - Decluttering can help you move forward

Clear The Decks

I had a clutter clearing coaching session with a military spouse and she and I discussed the steps it takes to clear clutter before PCSing. We talked about the power of purging, paying attention to where life is overstuffed versus where it is sparse, creating systems that serve our highest self, finding simple and portable storage solutions (ex. labeling our cords) and we had a lot of fun imagining how freeing it might be to finally chuck those unlabeled cords once and for all. We both laughed at our funny habit of sitting in a room that we have just cleaned and taking it all in. I even remember when my kids were younger and I would clean their playroom and then say, “Can you not play right now, I just cleaned it all up!” As silly as it was, it felt like I needed to take in the energy boost before things went back […]

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Let's Connect

Are we connected? I love connecting with Military Spouses

I just wanted to take a break from my typical military spouse blog posts and just thank you for your service this month and make sure we are connected off this blog. I am not sending out a traditional newsletter anymore but want to make sure you sign up for my email list where I only share coaching tips, and find ways different military spouses can get connected. If you are reading this blog, please take a minute and sign up for my monthly coaching tips right now, and considering joining my monthly free coaching webinars too. While I like being connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram, my email list is where I keep in touch with former military clients and create relationships with potential clients that want some free life coaching before they consider if they need their own coach. I love to let my email subscribers in on special coaching offers, give them […]

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Military Spouse’s Guide to Declutter Your Life

Join me for a FREE spring webinar on how to declutter your life once and for all. I’ll be talking about the negative impact clutter and how to get super motivated to remove it from your life, one easy step at a time. I have 21 simple decluttering tasks that we will talk through and then I will share and then how to create systems in all 21 areas of your life so that your clutter won’t creep right back. My webinar students from the past years have raved about this course and tell me all the time that they love their clutter free lives and have all said it helps with their health, work, and relationships goals more than any other actions they took. We will talk about: the negative impact of clutter how to create a system in all 21 areas of your life Make sure to mark your calendar and put an […]

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It’s So Easy To Be You!

I love when clients try and tell me they are just a mom, or only an artist, or just a blogger. I really try and hold back the laughter as I almost scream, “are you kidding me, you are so unique and so cool!” I know I get paid to coach military spouses, but I swear the love is free. I have been coaching for fifteen years and what I am learning is the most important concept that I coach people on is how to learn to be OK being themselves. It sounds so easy but it isn’t. Military Spouses usually call me and want to start working together because they are facing a struggle, feeling unhealthy, struggling to find a portable job, or struggling with a deployment and want support or need advise on how to make their marriage stronger but all of my coaching comes down to learning how to love and accept […]

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Declutter Your Life in 21 Days webinar

21 Ways To Declutter Your Life

Join me for a FREE spring webinar on how to declutter your life once and for all. I’ll be talking about the negative impact clutter and how to get super motivated to remove it from your life, one easy step at a time. I have 21 simple decluttering tasks that we will talk through and then I will share and then how to create systems in all 21 areas of your life so that your clutter won’t creep right back. My webinar students from the past years have raved about this course and tell me all the time that they love their clutter free lives and have all said it helps with their health, work, and relationships goals more than any other actions they took. We will talk about: the negative impact of clutter how to create a system in all 21 areas of your life Make sure to mark your calendar and put an […]

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Learn to Love Downtime

Many spouses tell me that military life takes up so much energy that there isn’t always time left for leisure. I hear this from so many military spouse moms during deployments, from those who are moving a lot, those who work outside the home, entrepreneurs, and even from seasoned spouses. So what can we do to make sure we take care of ourselves as well as our loved ones? Tip #1: Turn Your Passion Into a Job You Love When we find work that we love, our leisure and work time can overlap and create greater life satisfaction. Consider how you naturally spend your leisure time—these activities offer hints into a career that you’ll find fun and fulfilling. For example, I ask military spouses looking to discover a career passion what games they enjoyed growing up, what sports and activities they did in high school, and what section of the bookstore they’re drawn to. I […]

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Balance Goal Setting with Just Being

Balance Goal Setting With Just Being

Each spring I ask my coaching clients to take some time imagining their desired futures before writing down their spring goals. I have them picture an ideal day, what they’re wearing, and where they’re having lunch. I ask them to embrace the feeling of success. Sometimes, traditional goalsetting can feel too structured. So, it’s important to also focus on our inner images of the lives we desire. We might then choose to write down seasonal intentions rather than fleshed out goals. If you’ve had trouble with setting incredibly specific seasonal goals in the past, I suggest trying out this practice of setting intentions in the areas of health, wealth, and relationships instead. Let your imagination drive you! Add Some Pizzazz to Your Future If your goals or intentions are boring, though, you won’t be very motivated to stick with them. I’ve seen perfectly written, measurable, attainable goals sit there with no progress made all season […]

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Military Spouses Aim For Success

Military Spouses Aim for Success

As the winter melts away, our minds and bodies get ready to spring into action. That makes now a great time to begin moving toward our visions in a way that makes us feel joyful and excited. However, it can be easy to confuse being busy with being productive—so be sure to differentiate between working hard versus working purposefully toward your vision. Imagine a person carrying stones across a lawn. We can tell they’re working hard, right? But we don’t admire that person as much as the person who says they’re carrying stones to build a fence or well. Just doing work, aiming randomly and letting the arrows of our efforts fly, isn’t enough—we’ll end up exhausted without making any progress! Instead, really focus on your goals this month. Take that extra moment to get your aim just right before releasing those arrows toward success. Keep Your Eye on the Target I see so many […]

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