Identify & release your limiting beliefs with this life coach’s proven three-step process.

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Ever wanted to start something big in your life? You might be familiar with these phases:

  • Initially, you’re excited!
  • You feel positive, and you use those positive emotions to create a lot of activity around your new start.
  • Then, you encounter a bump in the road. You feel thwarted.
  • You slip into negative thoughts, even despair about your project.

Your confidence slips, and your initial excitement and positivity are replaced by these types of thoughts:

  • Only attractive people are successful. I’m not beautiful, handsome, fit, charismatic, insert-adjective-you-associate-with-attractive-here, enough to do this.
  • I don’t have enough experience, only people who know what they’re doing can do this. …

And Five Common Misconceptions About It

Word cloud of words associated with Life Purpose like soul, spark, discovery, specialty, values, connection, calling, gifts.
Word cloud of words associated with Life Purpose like soul, spark, discovery, specialty, values, connection, calling, gifts.

What do you think of when you hear these words?

  • Uncertain or confused by what it means (or No clue what this is)
  • Sounds nice but impossible
  • Overwhelmed, it sounds super lofty and unattainable
  • Only for hippy, woowoo people
  • Hell yes, I want this
  • I’m living aligned to my purpose and loving it

I coach people who are lost, burned out, and unfulfilled in their careers and lives discover their life purpose so they can design the life they want to live but I know that saying I’m a life purpose coach is sometimes confusing.

But what does life purpose really mean? Why is it important? …

Being a quitter isn’t always bad! How & why to finally leave, from a life coach.

Quit Your Job spray painted on a wood floor.
Quit Your Job spray painted on a wood floor.

How many times have you fantasized about quitting your job? You’re burned out, stuck, miserable, feel unfulfilled, and unappreciated. The idea of quitting your job and being free from all the stress and unhappiness makes you hopeful and giddy. The stress of your job has led you to neglect your physical and mental health, friendships, family, and the things you value. You’re a shell of who you used to be and feel lost and unsure of yourself.

You quietly prepare for the day you’re going to do it, you slowly start removing personal items from your desk and organizing files so it’s a quick and easy exit. You’ve drafted the perfect two-week notice, being neutral and not really saying what you really think. Tomorrow’s going to be the day! You’re going to walk in the building, stride into your boss’s office and hand them that carefully written notice. …

Why We’re Feeling Restless and How to Find Direction

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Lately, I’ve been feeling what I would describe as restless. I’ve heard it from others too. For some, it might be related it how we need to handle our COVID world but for others, like me, it’s a common feeling.

According to the definition of restless is:

  1. characterized by or showing an inability to remain at rest: a restless mood.
  2. unquiet or uneasy, as a person, the mind, or the heart.
  3. never at rest; perpetually agitated or in motion: the restless sea.
  4. without rest; without restful sleep: a restless night.
  5. unceasingly active; averse to quiet or inaction, as persons: a restless crowd.

How to Not Only Survive but Thrive After a Lay-Off

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Given the unique and stressful times, we’re in right now with unemployment sky-rocketing and so many facing an uncertain future because of the global pandemic I thought I would share a story I hope helps those of you in this situation.

Imagine a woman in the prime of her career. She’d been consistently climbing the corporate ladder at a large Fortune 50 company for nearly 17 years moving from an associate position selling overstock items up to managing an operations group that enabled the further globalization of the company.

She had a good life, a good marriage, a big house with a big yard, could afford travel, fine dining, and all the material possessions one could want. …

How to Know When to Leave Your Job

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Let’s face it, everyone has had a job they hated, probably multiple jobs they’ve hated. And a lot of times we’ve quit these jobs but there are also a lot of times where we stick it out and stay even if we’re completely miserable.

If you’re one of the many people stuck in a job that you desperately want to leave what keeps you there? What’s holding you back from making the decision to leave?

Why is it too good to leave but too bad to stay?

Here are some common scenarios for those of us who have been in this…

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As I’m writing this much of the United States and the world is under stay-at-home orders to help manage the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a very surreal, scary, and uncertain time for everyone as we try to stay safe and healthy.

And while it’s a difficult time, it’s also a time where many people are experiencing more time. More time to do things they’ve always wanted to do, more time to pursue things that weren’t a priority in our fast-paced world, more time to reflect and ponder what could be.

Faced with these thoughts, many are realizing that there’s more to life than what they’ve been experiencing. They’re coming to the conclusion that they’ve been burned out and unfulfilled and they’re now looking for ways to find more purpose and meaning in their lives. They’re looking for ways to create a life aligned to their passion where they can contribute while living on their own terms. …

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How many times have you said you want to make big changes in your life, finally do the thing you’re passionate about or go after the life you’ve dreamed of? You start out unhappy with your life then you get motivated to make changes, run into a setback and then stop trying and give up until you get so unhappy again that you start the cycle all over. This happens for a lot of us, we say we want to change but we keep ourselves stuck and limit our potential by holding ourselves back and staying safe.

Below are some ideas and concepts around how we hold ourselves back, why we do this and how we can overcome these barriers. These ideas are related to the work of Gay Hendricks in his book Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level and Tara Mohr in her book Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead. …

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Ever find yourself feeling crabby or angry for no real reason? Everything around you annoys you or sets you off? Perhaps you snap at your loved ones for the simplest things? Maybe you’re turning inward and isolating yourself or you’re having thoughts that you’re a failure because you can’t handle everything. You could be experiencing physical pain like frequent headaches or pain, you sleep poorly. You might be either suffering from burnout or on your way to burnout.

I know what burnout is like because I’ve been there myself quite a few times. It starts with me getting irritated or crabby easily then I start to view everything with a negative lens and soon I’m physically tired and start getting migraines more easily. …

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Many of us face setbacks at work whether it be a poor annual review, no longer being supported because of a change in who we report to, or even being laid off.

All these things can be devastating to our confidence.

We start to wonder what’s wrong with us, what did we do wrong, why can’t we get it together and get back on track? We begin believing that we’re flawed. We doubt our abilities, decisions, and even our worth. It can send us into a spiral of negative thoughts to the point where we feel like we can’t do anything well and that we’ll never recover. …


Leah Masonick

Leah is a Life Purpose Coach. She empowers courageous people who feel lost, stuck, and unfulfilled to create their ideal life.

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