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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 #23: Subscribe to a magazine related to your work and schedule time to read it

This week's habit is about life long improvement with your work skills. Too many people quit learning as an adult and try to get along with the status quo. But, too little challenge can make you bored. You certainly don't find excitment doing the same old thing, the same old way.

You can gain knowledge by subscribing to a magazine. I still get Mac Design even though graphic design is more of a sideline now. I love to learn new things and want to keep my skills up.

If you prefer books, find out the best new books for your field. Or you can read more general ones on business, marketing, or personal growth. And if you are choosing to stay home with kids now, you don't get out of this one. You can read books on child-rearing, housekeeping, or magazines to keep you up-to-date with the area you might want to return to one day.

Seminars, tele-classes, and web sites are also fantastic ways to improve your skills. The more you know of your work, the better, faster, and easier you can accomplish your tasks.

Now you need to schedule some reading time in. Some experts say at least 20 minutes a day. I like to read improvement books during lunch time. Then before bed I read some novels, inspirational reading or a magazine to help relax me for sleep. Pick a time that works best for you, even if it is just once a week.

Entrepreneur Mag -excellent business leadership and marketing magazine
CEO Express -a business portal for the busy executive
Mom's Network -for work at home moms
FreeSkills - online computer courses
Communication Arts - design and advertising magazine
Knowledge Hound- free how-to's by category

What do you want to learn for your work?

52 Tiny Changes Archive


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