Category: Relationships

A younger woman and her two kids seemed enthralled by the peacocks. So much so, she had encouraged her kids to climb up a small mound to get their picture with the bird. The feathered creature must have been camera shy, because she then was trying to entice him with Gardetto’s snacks.

Luckily, I had only enough time to notice this mother’s antics and pick my jaw off my chest before she moved on.

A thought immediately came to my mind though: This woman has a big gap.

Having a baby. What a rush. Everyone loves a baby, but a baby changes people. It brings out all kinds of emotions and behaviors that you don’t typically see on display. And I don’t mean just during the birth.

How does personal coaching work? What is transformational coaching vs. life coaching? Can I do a trial run before opening my wallet? Get all the details from Nicole right here.

The benefits of coaching are infinite – it all depends on what you want to put into it. Absolutely EVERYONE can benefit in some way though. Even the most successful coaches have their own personal coaches to guide them. Here’s what’s in it for you.

The madness of winter and the month of March are overwhelming us. I am taking this as the perfect opportunity to share with you a “Madness in March” mini-series on the basics of coaching.

Not basketball coaching.

Personal coaching.

If you’re still wondering, “What does this Nicole lady DO though?” stick around for a few weeks. And if you’re finding that March is starting to make you feel a little madness, then don’t hesitate to reach out! Enjoy!

Your friend or daughter or sister comes to you needing advice or support. She’s been in a tough situation, under a lot of stress lately, and she’s really beating herself up for it.

Of course, you hear all this and realize she’s just on the crazy train. You can better see the truth of the situation, so you console her that it’s all going to get better. You reassure her that, “Of course you’re not a terrible person; we ALL feel that way sometimes!”

But you could be doing better.

The number one question you’re asked when pregnant is “Do you know what you’re having?” or some version of this. While it’s tempting to give a smart-@s$ response in return – “a puppy!” – I assume most people do not literally mean “WHAT are you having,” but “Do you already know the gender of your baby?”

When the “shoulds” take over, we feel like we have no choices. When we feel like we’re out of choices, we become miserable. And I mean, MISERABLE. We despise our lives, we become depressed, and frankly, people don’t want to be around us anymore. Recognizing and appreciating the choices available to us in our lives is a cornerstone of human happiness. (It’s also a close relative of gratitude, which we all know can change our lives for the better.)

So let’s work backwards:

I don’t have a choice; I have to; I can’t.

Quit letting your decisions, thoughts, and self-value be determined by what others might say you “should” be doing, thinking, or worth.

Where do you “should”? And where do you need to stop?

How do you spend your money?

We often equate the spending of our time with what we value most, which is wonderful, as our time is a finite resource. Sure, our money is limited to our budget or income at this moment, but it has the potential to be practically limitless. While we can increase our bank accounts, no one will ever be able to get more than 24 hours in a day.

So while we think of spending our limited time on the people and things that matter most to us, what about our money?