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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 #28: Sincerely Compliment Others

Sometimes we can get to self-oriented that we forget about those around us. We worry about our hair, what we will say, and how we will act when the truth is the other person is more worried about how they come across. Let's take time to notice others.

Do you have a friend that always mentions when you got your hair cut? Or someone who will notice the subtle difference in your make-up? Don't you love being around people that really look at you and listen to you?

We can be like that to. Whenever you see someone, look at them as if it is your first time seeing them. Take in their attitude, their skills, their hair and their smile. Do you see anything different about them today? Do you notice something that you've always liked about them, but never mentioned it to them?

One of the biggest compliments is just to listen to them fully, without your own agenda.

Spend this week looking at your husband or wife with new eyes. Let them know what you love about them. Instead of telling your kids once again where they screwed up, try for this week to give them praise. When one mother I know says something negative, she won't allow herself to say another negative until she has said 4 positive things.

What can you compliment a co-worker or friend about? Be specific. "Your a great friend," is nice, but doesn't impact nearly as much as, "I love the way you called me just to see how I was doing."

You can really make someone's day, by giving a compliment. Remember the last time you were given a compliment? Weren't you warm and fuzzy for a long time?

Which reminds me, when you are given a compliment this week, smile and say "thank you." Don't put yourself down or you also put the other person down. You are saying they have bad judgement and how could they think something was good when it is not good at all.


Who do you want to compliment?


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