The Big One is Coming

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Alongrepparttar 123940 way you will probably stumble on your life purpose, which eluded you while you were reading self-help books onrepparttar 123941 couch.

Keep a journal faithfully. No one can predict where you will be in a year, but you will be able to look back and realize how far you have come. Drop me a line to share your story.



Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. Author, Career Consultant, Speaker *When Career Freedom Means Business* http://www.movinglady.com Career Freedom Ezine: mailto:subscribe@movinglady.com mailto:cathy@movinglady.com 505-534-4294


Transform Wet Blankets Into Comfort Quilts

Written by Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.


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I was insulted. Then I decided to have some fun. I surfed around and found reviews of half a dozen books that he could read. One was a mentoring guide for dummies. He gotrepparttar message, I felt great and we're still friends.

Wet blankets reflect your inner fears. "You'll hate living there," your friend predicts. And, privately, you wonder if he's right.

"What if there's nothing to do in that tiny little town? Can I handle eighty degrees and humid? What if I can't get another job?"

Your Inner Critic chimes in with, "What makes you think you can run your own business?"

Finally, use imagery. As you feel a wet blanket smother your fire, replace it with a soft, light, warm quilt. Be warm, comfortable and protected as you complete your journey.

Don't worry about saying "I told you so!" torepparttar 123936 wet blankets. Byrepparttar 123937 time you've achieved your dream, you'll have only dim memories of that soggy heap inrepparttar 123938 corner.

This article is based on my ebook, Nine Magic Keys to Career Freedom: http://www.movinglady.com/freedombook.html

Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. Author, Career Consultant, Speaker *When Career Freedom Means Business* http://www.movinglady.com Career Freedom Ezine: mailto:subscribe@movinglady.com mailto:cathy@movinglady.com 505-534-4294


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