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How to Live Aligned

I have spent the last ten years guiding people through the choices, challenges and changes of life and the thing I have heard them say more than anything else is that theyfeel stuck. Perhaps this describes how you feel in some area of your life right now.

Too many people feel unfulfilled at work or unhappy with the direction of their career. An important relationship isn’t as healthy as they would like or they’re struggling with feelings of fear or insecurity in their personal or professional life. If any of this is hitting home, you know that it doesn’t matter how much you understand the problem because knowing what is wrong or how you want things to be different rarely leads to any significant action, because the irony is we are resistant to change…even to changes we want and know would be good for us.

I know how difficult it can be to face your fears and get past the obstacles standing between the life you have and the life you want, and have concluded that making an important (read: difficult) change is not something we can do on our own, it always requires the help of someone you trust. Through the help I have received from people I trust (and often paid) and the years I’ve spent helping others, I have developed a process that gets people unstuck and reclaiming the meaning of their life. It’s based on this simple yet profound idea…You are at our best when your life and work are aligned with your values. I am happy to share some of the ways you can do this in your own life, but don’t forget this important work requires the help and support of people you trust.

You are at our best when your life and work are aligned with your values.

I am happy to share some of the ways you can do this in your own life, but don’t forget this important work requires the help and support of people you trust. You can’t do it alone. Life is a team sport.

  1. Be honest
  2. Be curious (ask more questions)
  3. Make commitments (and honor them)
  4. Practice gratitude (gratitude is the pathway to joy)
  5. Slow down (breathe – meditation, prayer, mindfulness/centering, etc)
  6. Form a team
  7. Quit something (or at least say no occasionally)
  8. Figure out wt you want
  9. Write a mission statement
  10. Determine your essential values

Bonus: If the ten steps above seem valuable and perhaps even needed in your life, you would probably benefit from working with a life coach.

There are a lot of life coaches out there, each with our own approach. I guide people through a conversational process that addresses all ten of the things above and leads them to a deeper understanding of who they are and what they want…allowing them to focus on what’s most important in their life so they can face the opportunities and challenges in front of them.

If this sounds like something that would be helpful to you, I would love to answer any questions you have and help you determine if I would be a good fit for your personality, situation and budget. (If not, I promise not to take any of your money.)

The Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl determined that all humans seek meaning. Not pleasure or power, as Freud and Adler had claimed, but meaning. Frankl was a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps and through his interactions with fellow prisoners and his later work with psychiatric patients, he discovered that a person can endure anything if they can ascribe meaning to their life, but if they fail to find meaning they might settle for a life focused on power or pleasure, which means that despite our natural desire to have a meaningful life, if we feel stuck in an unfulfilling life for too long we are at risk of becoming obsessed with ourselves and what we can get from others (which, if we’re honest, more or less describes the process that leads us to feeling stuck in the first place).

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