How to Instantly Put Your Life and Problems Into Perspective

If you are anything like me, you have a handful of life difficulties or minor problems lurking in your brain at any given point in time.

They can be minor irritants like computer problems or taxes due.

And then we have the biggies like coping with ailing parents, issues with our children, marriage problems, or job loss.

Most of the time we spend far more brain energy worrying about the issue than we do actually suffering from the reality of it.

In fact, for me, the worry alone causes more suffering than the problem itself.

Back in my twenties, shortly after my mother died, I had a close friend tell me she had been to a psychic.

During the meeting, she asked the psychic about me, and the woman said that my mom (now deceased) had a message for me.

The first message was funny, but as it turns out quite useful. She told me that my mom wanted me to stop wearing such high heels. They would cause bunions and foot pain later in life. That proved to be correct.

But the second message was far more useful and quite startling at the time. The message from my mom was to stop worrying so much.

Worrying doesn't do anything to make life better, and it would steal my joy.

I had been a chronic worrier, and although her beyond-the-grave admonition didn't change that immediately, it stuck with me.

At the time I didn't know you could control worry. I also didn't trust messages from dead people.

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How To Become A Life Coach + 56 Coaching Niches

How to Become a Life Coach

So you want to become a life coach?

Not too many years ago, the term “coach” referred to the person encouraging you to run faster or throw further on a sports field.

Today if someone says, “I'm working with a coach,” they've likely hired someone to help them facilitate change and reach their goals. As a certified life coach myself and someone who has had a coach, I can attest to the powerful benefits of coaching.

Whatever you want to achieve, coaching helps you real your goals faster, with more clarity and confidence.

If you have toyed with the idea of becoming a life coach, you're considering a profession that truly changes lives for the better.

Whether you work with individuals or in a business setting, you'll help people become more capable and resourceful and enjoy more satisfaction in all areas of their lives.

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The 20 Most Life-Altering Concepts I’ve Ever Embraced

Do you have one life lesson or philosophy that has changed the course of your life?

Sometimes you can read something or have a life experience that hits you over the head with its brilliance and perfection. A huge mind shift takes place, and your life is forever altered for the better.

These can be years in the making or overnight sensations. I've had my share of both, and even the overnight sensations can take years to fully assimilate in my psyche.

But the important thing is the discovery of these concepts and how you apply them to your life. Once you realize these great truths are out there, it becomes a lifelong quest to discover more of them.

That's what personal development is all about — the ongoing search for the truths that will set us free to be who we are and to live our best possible lives.

Through my adult years, there have been many of these concepts that I've discovered (or that have hit me over the head) along the way. I've chosen 20 to share with you that have impacted me most profoundly. And I've suggested a resource for further reading on the topic.

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How To Get Certified As A Life Coach The Right Way

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Have you considered getting a life coach certification but don't know how to go about it?

If coaching is a profession that interests you, getting certified is an important step you need to consider.

As a coach myself, I can't stress enough how valuable it is to get certified by an accredited coach training program.

More and more people are willing to invest money in their own personal development and success, and life coaches can help them reach their goals. It's a career that is both fulfilling and financially rewarding.

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Life Coach Salary: What You Can Earn As A Life Coach?

Do you want to be in a giving or a healing profession where you are positioned to help other people with their lives?

If you believe you are empathetic and a good problem solver, establishing a career as a life coach might be right for you.

But . . . you might be wondering about a life coach salary and what a life coach does exactly.

These are important questions to ask before you decide to become a certified coach.

You may not become wealthy based on the current life coach salary range, but you will enjoy a rewarding job that has the potential for changing and improving lives. 

And based on your own expertise in this industry, you'll have the ability to motivate yourself to increase your life coach salary and build your business. 

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What Is A Life Coach And Do You Need One?

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Many successful people have utilized the services of a life coach to partner with them as they work toward a big goal or life change.

However, others are hesitant to hire a life coach because they aren't sure exactly what a coach can do and how coaching can help them accomplish big, bold things.

If you haven't considered working with a life coach, right now is a great time to learn how coaching can make a positive difference in your life and accelerate your dreams and goals.

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10 Universal Personal Growth Strategies That Actually Work

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If you are reading this post, you are probably a lot like me — a seeker.

You are deeply committed to personal growth and desire to understand yourself and others better. You want to learn how to live a joyful, fulfilled, and purposeful life.

And maybe, like me, you've tried it all over the years.

You've read hundreds of self-help books, taken courses, explored metaphysical or alternative options, practiced the “law of attraction,” and followed the guaranteed-for-success formula of the newest self-help guru du jour.

I'm not putting this down at all — we need to explore, experiment, and separate the personal growth wheat from the chaff.

We each must experience our own journey of self-discovery to discern what is truly life-changing and what is merely fluff and magical thinking.

What Is Personal Growth?

Your true inner growth and development as a person occurs whether or not you actively seek it. Life often forces it upon us.

But by being intentional about growing and life-long learning, you'll reach your potential much more quickly — and without as much strife.

Personal growth involves a wide array of actions and internal changes, including:

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