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"You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nuturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart."

-Holly C.

I would recommend the Simplicity Course as an easy, practical way to start simplifying one's life. I especially liked the segments on Tolerations, Wardrobe, and Office and Paperwork.

Each day focuses on only one task, which is helpful to people who feel overwhelmed by the complexities of modern life and hardly know where to begin downshifting.

-Joan, New York

Beth has an uncanny way of, "reading between the lines" to see a person's heart. I appreciate how genuine she is.

I have already begun implementing her suggestions, and am dumbstruck at how well they are working. I am feeling so much more secure, and feel I am finally put onto a life path that will bring me joy for many years to come."

-Sue Halpern

I feel more focused and have an objective instead of aimlessly filling up the day.

-Shelli Segura




52 Tiny Changes

You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30 days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time. Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!

52changes@encouragingcoach.com with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for a new change and some steps to help you along the way.

Tiny Change # 52: Focus on one project to complete this week

Are you surrounded by unfinished projects? Do you have just a little bit of work to finish your project, but just haven't gotten around to it yet?

Many people, especially creative types, have a tendency to start many projects. But, unfinished ones pile up.

Starting is fun and energizing. We have visions of how it will turn out.

But, then we realize our project is actually work. We keep going as long as we can, then we lose interest and there it lays almost done.

Sometimes we are afraid of our project being judged. What if after all your work, it is not up to par? Or no one even notices? So we hold out on our last bit of work. If it's not complete, our subconscious thinks, then it can't be judged. And most of the time we don't even know why we have put off finishing the project.

So whether out of boredom or fear, the basement is half done, your program is still in the proofing stages, your club is almost ready - but not quite yet and your invoices are done just not sent. Whoops sorry, those are my projects.

Look around where you are at. How many projects can you see? Let's say this week, we pick one project to complete, putting other projects on hold till we are done if we have to.

Think how good it will feel to have your project finished. Complete. Done. Out of here.

Finishing Projects Fast
If you have a PowerPoint reader this is fascinating
Perfectionism Could this be why your projects aren't done yet?
If You Can Dream It, Do It Transcript of a seminar with practical ideas on finishing projects

Which project will you finish this week?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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