Day in the Life of a Coach

Thinking of becoming a life coach and choosing ICA as your school?  Watch my interview called a “Day in the Life of a Coach.” 

I will also be doing a live Q & A call with ICA on Wednesday 8pm EST. Come along and bring your questions – and if you post them on the  ICA Facebook fan page, they will be sure to ask them on your behalf.

Here is my interview below:

 Day in the Life of a Coach | International Coach Academy

Get Financially Fit in 2012!

“Shame does not create change.” Dr. Robyn Smith

Many people, including me echo the statement that 2012, is the year of transformation. For me, one of  the areas of my life that I needed to transform was my finances. While money always seemed to come into my life at the perfect time, I was really bad at saving and managing my money,..like REALLY bad!

Since becoming a life coach last year, one of the things I learned, is that all successful people have a team of support around them. I decided  to get really honest with myself, (without shame or judgement) and realize that I needed support and I am so glad that I did!

After doing some research I decided to hire Money Coach Elaine Lang. That was 9 months ago and I have to say that I have had a complete turn around in my finances. (I think Elaine would agree). In just one session, she saved me hundreds of dollars! Elaine is a master at negotiating with banks and bill companies for better rates.

I thought I could not afford to hire Elaine, but the truth was, I could not afford not to! Hiring a money Coach has been one of the best investments of my life. It has not only enhanced my savings, but my self-esteem as well.

Some questions to ask yourself regarding your finances:

What will my life look like a year from now if I don’t clean up my finances?

What is the one action regarding my finances that I have been putting off?

What support could I put in place to get financially fit in 2012?

If you think hiring a money coach is for you, I highly recommend Elaine.

Arrange a consultation by contacting money coach, Elaine Lang.

Watch Elaine Lang’s financial organizing and money coaching services in action, as featured on CTV News.

Affirm: My pleasure in saving money, exceeds my pleasure in spending money.

For even more inspiration and to let go of any shame you may be feeling regarding any debt you may have, this is a MUST WATCH video with Suze Orman on her new show “Money Class.” (One more reason to order OWN as every show is about improving your life)

SUZE ORMAN “THE MONEY CLASS” – YouTube

Be Exactly Who You Are!

 

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” Lady Gaga

I was watching one of Lady Gaga’s latest music videos tonight and I was just in awe. The video was so creative, wild, fun, funny and inspiring! Lady Gaga inspires me to step out of my own box, out of my comfort zone, become more of who I already am and live my own dreams. After watching the video, I was sooo inspired and I wanted more Gaga, so I said to myself, “I wonder if there are Lady Gaga quotes on the internet?” Dumb question!  Google “Lady Gaga quotes” and see what comes up. TONS!!

After looking through a whole page, I picked some of the ones that really inspired me and thought I would share them with you. I hope they inspire you as well. What I know for sure is that when we each live our own lives to the fullest, we unconsciously inspire and liberate others to do the same as well.

Here are some of the best Lady Gaga quotes I found:

“… I want the deepest, darkest, sickest parts of you that you are afraid to share with anyone because I love you that much.”

“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.”

“‎Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way bitch!”

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”

“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.”

“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.”

“I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.”

“If you dont have any shadows you’re not in the light”

“I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, “It’s OK to be sad.” I’ve been trained to love my darkness.”

“All that ever holds somebody back, I think, is fear. For a minute I had fear. [Then] I went into the [dressing] room and shot my fear in the face…”

“Do you know the feeling,when your heart is so hurt,that you could feel the blood dripping?”

“People will always talk, so lets give them sumthin to talk about”

“You’re love is nothing I can’t fight. Can’t sleep with a man who dims my shine. ”

“As artists, we are eternally heartbroken.”

“I just I felt like a freak, I guess what I’m trying to say is, I want to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can create their own space in the world”

“I’ve always been famous, it’s just no one knew it yet.”

“I want you to walk out of here tonight not loving me more, but loving yourselves more.”

And that last Lady Gaga quote dear friends, is what I want for you as well. 

Which Lady Gaga quote inspired you the most?

Image by: Luiz Fernando / Sonia Maria

The Six Steps to Achieving any Goal

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.”

– Brian Tracy

This blog post is about the six steps to achieving any goal, large or small. Knowing these steps will change your life, propel you into action and get you feeling excited and inspired by yourself. I will be writing about each step in more detail in upcoming blog posts, but for now here are the 6 steps you can begin using right away. They are fool proof and work every time!  The six steps to achieving any goal are:

1. Decide what you want.

2. Put it in writing. Studies show that people who write their goals down are more likely to make them happen.

3. Put some support in place. All successful people have a team of supportive people around them.

4. Create a vision board: Cut out pictures of your goal as a reminder of your goal and look at it daily. If you are not a visual person, then writing a paragraph about your goal also works.

5. Create an affirmation. For example, if your goal is to lose weight, you could write something like; “I am now my perfect weight and I feel great.” This helps to create the feeling you want to achieve  and activates the law of attraction and will make  it happen more quickly.

6. Take action. Write down 5 action steps you can take right away. Make sure they are small, manageable and doable.

I hope this inspires you, gives you a great tool for life and inspires you to go out and achieve ANY goal. Have a great rest of the week,  you little goal achiever you!

Love,

Jamie

Which steps do you need to put in place to make sure you achieve your goal?

Affirm: I now know how to  achieve my goals easily and effortlessly and I am so excited.

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