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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 # 43: When someone asks you how you are doing say, “Fantastic”, not “Really busy.”

Every day as I hear conversations, they usually start like this. "So, how are you doing?"

"Pretty good, just really busy."

We have been treating busyness as a badge of honor. I am busy = I am important.

Let's start a trend this week where we don't mention how busy we are. Even once. Tell of interests, hobbies, beautiful things you have seen, or things you read. Tell them how fantastic you feel and how excited by life you are.

Notice you reaction to holding you toungue on how busy you are. Notice how many time being busy is brought up.

And maybe you can even give up some of your activities so you aren't as busy. I know it is uncomfortable to go against what is expected, but be adventurous. Stay home one evening.

Take Time to Look At Your Life
The Death of Stillness
Taking Control of a Busy Schedule

How are you today?


52 Tiny Changes Archive



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