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  • February 28, 2011

Creating the life you want requires you to take action, Everyday.

If you are ready to change your life and live your life to its fullest, take time to think about what you really love to do.  Really take time, as in write in your calendar at 4pm on Tuesday, March 1, I will take 30 minutes to begin creating the life I want and desire.

Every day write in an amount of time you will take to build your dream life. During that time, only think about that one topic.  Keep All other distractions out of your mind. If your mind wanders, take a deep breath and get back on the topic at hand.

The next step is to write down what you love to do and what life you want to create.  Writing slows our thoughts down so that we can feel our desires and it also makes things more real to see them on paper instead of something floating around in our heads.

You will soon have a blue print of what you truly want your life to look like.  Remember my rule, 21 days to change a habit and 90 days to get it in your bones and make it part of your daily routine.  So doing this for 1 or 5 days, won’t necessarily move you forward.  Stick with the process and you may be amazed at what you can create for yourself!

And finally for today, after all of the above work, it’s time to take ACTION!

When you discover what you love to do, when you find your passion – work hard at  it - give everything you have to it and the success will come.

  • First understand yourself
  • Then understand what you really want out of life
  • The rest is patience, persistence, perseverance and passion

There are no magic formulas, secret methods, etc… there’s you, your dreams and your passion.  Set up systems and methods to tap into your passion to make your dreams happen; In the end change means action.

Enjoy your week!

 

Posted in Rodas Coaching

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • February 21, 2011

In 1971, President Richard Nixon combined Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays into Presidents’ Day. It would be celebrated on the third Monday in February, regardless of which day it fell on. Presidents’ Day is now viewed as a holiday that pays tribute to both Washington and Lincoln, as well as all those who have served as president.

Presidents Day is a chance for Americans to reconnect with the past — both distant and near.  What will you do today to reconnect with you past?   How might this help you create the future you desire?

Enjoy this Presidents Day!!

 

Posted in Rodas Coaching

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • February 14, 2011

Create what you want and desire:


Valentine’s Day brings the romance out in all of us. Often times it’s a day that we’d LIKE to have the romantic drawn out of its shell. Whether you’re in a relationship, or spending this Valentine’s Day with friends, or by yourself, it’s a day to reflect on all of the relationships in your life that bring you joy, love, and contentment.
There are many references and reminders that you may have around Valentine’s Day and what it means. What we think can make us experience positive or negative emotions depending on our past. Many of our feelings around this day come from outside influences, such as TV, magazines etc… We often keep our feelings because of the repetitive messages that seem to bombard us during this season of commercial love.Know that you can choose how you feel about this day and that you are able to create whatever you’d like to create from this day forward.
Try not to listen to the outside forces and what they are saying about what this day is supposed to be. Do not pay attention to messages unless they are uplifting and empower you. You’re excellent just the way you are.
If you desire a relationship and do not have one, great! This is your opportunity to get clear on exactly what you want. Now you’re in a perfect area to begin to create a new relationship.
If you’re in a relationship and it is not exactly what you want, fine. Now you can better understand what you DO want in a loving relationship, based on the contrast you are presently dealing with.
Valentine’s Day, whether you’re coupled or not, can be a day where you celebrate the romance that’s going to arrive! But, you must be proactive in this. You are the one who gets the first say and has the creative control over what you want in your relationship.
Enjoy this day and spread as much love and romance around to everyone you know!!

Posted in Rodas Coaching

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • February 7, 2011

One way you can live a happy and satisfied life, is to start doing things that make you happy and satisfied. Sure, it sounds easy, and it can be easy if you remember to make yourself one of your top priorities.  It is second nature to us to neglect ourselves, feeling that it would be selfish if we took any time out to focus on our own being. While it is good to take care of others and other important things going on in your life, it is just as important that you never forget about yourself. Discover who you really are and what matters most to you. Living a great life does not just happen. It requires, planning and following those plans to a life that reflects who you truly are.

Most people avoid planning goals and dreams in their lives because they may have a fear of committing to it or failing. They feel that by officially writing it down, they would actually have to go through with pursuing it. This is where you need to rate the importance of your life missions.

What is most important to you? Is it getting a new job, losing a certain amount of weight? Getting your degree? Spending more time with your spouse or children? Whatever the reason or reasons may be, just write all of them down. You may feel that making a mental note of your goals and dreams is enough, but you could very well be setting yourself up for disappointment and failure. By writing it down, you will become a visual witness of those goals.

This weeks activity:

Write your goals and dreams in an organizer.   Challenge yourself to get those goals and dreams out of your head and written out on paper.  Make them real. Commit today to creating a happy, satisfying life.

Enjoy!

Posted in Rodas Coaching

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.

  • February 2, 2011

The weather outside might be frightful, but you can decide to do something inspiring today to bring you closer to living your dreams, creating a fulfilling life and a successful career.  Here are 5 ideas  for a snow day:

Bake something , even if you are not a baker.  Cooking is a creative activity and can get your mind going in new directions.

Call friends and family members to check in on how they are surviving the blizzard.  Making connections is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others.

Send an e-mail to connect with someone who could help move your career forward.  Whether you are looking for a new career or in a career that you enjoy, moving forward, learning and growing everyday will keep you competitive and inspired.

Do a good deed for someone.  Helping others takes our minds off of our own issues and can give us a new perspective on life.

Clean out clutter, both physically and mentally.  Since we can’t go anywhere in this weather, today is a great day to clean out that closet, that drawer or that basement corner.  Also, clean out that mental clutter by meditating, even if  for just 5 minutes.

Be safe, stay warm and be grateful for all that you have today.

Posted in Rodas Coaching

Written by Deborah O'Donnell

Deborah O'Donnell is the President and Owner of Rodas Coaching, LLC, a Career and Life Coaching firm located in downtown Chicago. She works one-on-one with individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs, helping them gain clarity and align their passions and strengths to open doors to live inspired and balanced lives. Deborah provides career management consulting, which provides resume review, career coaching, and interview skill development.