5 simple ways stop being stuck so you can change your life

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Throughout life, it seems people inevitably find themselves “stuck” at one time or another. They might feel they’re not making progress in their lives, they’re not sure how to get where they’re going, or they’re just not sure they we want. Moving beyond that is what this week’s Q&A post is all about.

I love your classes. I learned a lot about myself and started making changes in my life. The problem is that I sometimes get stuck and feel myself sliding back into old habits. What can I do when I feel stuck?

That’s a great question and it’s a key issue to deal with when making changes in your life, whether those changes are at home or at work.

Here are 5 great ways to get unstuck: [Read more…]

How to gracefully stop a chatterbox so you can get back to work

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Today’s Q&A is a great question.

“I have a coworker who’s always coming in to my office to talk. I have work to do, but it’s so hard for me to tell that person to go away. I don’t want to be mean and come across as rude. What can I do?”

This is a very common situation and a tough one to be in. Dealing with a heavy talker creates a lot of tension, frustration, and even fear. It can feel impossible to tell someone to leave you alone without hurting them, and you may fear the repercussion of a hostile working environment. At the same time, it’s not fair for you to be looked down on by your superiors for wasting time when you don’t want to. [Read more…]

The critical things you need to learn about how to say “No”

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For this week’s Q&A, let’s talk about how to take back your life! Here’s a question I received:

I’m so tired of doing everything for everyone else and never having enough time to do the things I really want to do for myself. How can I learn to say no to people?

Putting yourself first isn’t easy, no matter who you are. But, it’s incredibly important. [Read more…]

How do I save for emergencies and get over my shopping addiction?

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Q&A is something I’m now doing weekly in this blog. Here’s a great question I received that I know other people have as well:

Inevitably, when I build up a small amount of savings, I end up using it for life’s little emergencies and cannot seem to build up a decent emergency fund.  In addition, I struggle with a moderate shopping addiction.  Any suggestions on addressing this destructive habit and building an emergency fund?

Let’s first talk about your emergency fund. I’d like you to ask yourself if “life’s little emergencies” are really things that you had no idea would happen, like emergency surgery, or if they are things that come up infrequently, like needing new tires. [Read more…]