Develop Your Passion: Delegate Your “Shoulds”

Develop Your Passion: Delegate Your “Shoulds”

The New Year… a time of hope and promise, a time for reflection. Each January presents us with a new calendar-mostly blank, on which we can create the next year of our lives. What do you want in 2013?

One way to determine what it is

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Living on Purpose

Living on Purpose

“The man without purpose is like a ship without a rudder-a waif, a nothing, a no man.” Thomas Caryle

The Purpose Driven Life, What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren, has been on the best seller lists for several months now. Many people are asking the question “What am I here for? What is my
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Paying Attention to What We Pay Attention To

Paying Attention to What We Pay Attention To

What would your life be like if you were able to focus your attention on three priorities for a week? What if you were able to concentrate and focus on those activities, in spite of distractions?

“In the final analysis, the quality of our life depends on our ability to consciously

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Your Success is My Business

I am a certified success coach, inspired consultant, seminar facilitator and speaker with over 25 years of experience in management, leadership, human resources and training.

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Desley is a certified success coach, inspired consultant, seminar facilitator and speaker with over 25 years of experience in management, leadership, human resources and training.

Change Happens

Posted by Desley Parker on Jun 12, 2015

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” JF Kennedy. Each one of us has to face change, sometimes on a daily basis. Relationships, that we thought were once perfect, can deteriorate. Beautiful children grow into willful teenagers. We walk into work one day, and that job we always loved, is no longer there. Change is inevitable. We can fight the change or we can embrace the change. I challenge each of you to examine your life, note the changes, cooperate with them and learn. Jack Canfield in his book “The Success Principles” provides us a formula for approaching change: E + R=O E, is the inevitable change that is going to happen (Children are going to grow up and leave home. They have been such a focal point in my life. ) R represents the response that we have to the change, (“I have provided my children with the tools they need to be successful. I will celebrate their successes. I will relish the extra time I have in my day by doing something special for myself…new hobby, exercising, etc. Think I’ll go to the gym today!”) How I choose to respond to the inevitable situation determines the O or the Outcome. The O or Outcome is totally dependent upon my response. I can accept the fact that they are going to grow up and I can relish in the newfound time and freedom or I can focus on missing them. One will uplift me; the other de-energizes me and brings me down. I...

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Networking follow up.

Posted by Desley Parker on Jun 12, 2015

Networking plus follow up letter Networking Event Follow Up Email Subject Line: Nice Meeting You At The Social Media Marketing Conference Hi John, It was a pleasure meeting you last night at the Chamber of commerce business after hours. I remember you said that your company is struggling to get started with social media. I thought you would find this article helpful: “How Any Company Can Get Started With Social Media.” The company you work for is fascinating and I would like to learn a little more about the role you play at the company. There is a great coffee shop right by your office. Would you be able to break away for 15-20 minutes this Thursday at 2:00 PM? If not, I am also free all day Friday. Have a wonderful day, Desley Notice I didn’t say: “My company specializes in helping companies get started with social media.” “Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that shows how my company can get your company up and running on social media.” “I would love to meet with you and your boss and talk about how my company can increase your social media presence.” The key to a follow up email after a networking event is not to make it about making a sale. You also need to make sure to stay in touch with your professional network as it grows. You want to build a relationship with the prospect before you ever start talking about doing business together. By sending a helpful article you are gaining that persons trust and you don’t have a sketchy motive. Not following up after...

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Why hire a coach?

Posted by Desley Parker on Jun 12, 2015

Do you want greater clarity of your purpose, in your life choices and in your overall life? Are you interested in maximizing your personal and professional potential? Are you interested in recognizing and overcoming your obstacles? Do you desire more balance in your life? Are your ready to achieve more in your life while working in partnership with a coach who will challenge and stretch you? What do you really want? Are your actions creating your desired results? Are you living your life in line with your values, principles and priorities? As a coach I will encourage, support and challenge you to create the life you want. I will help you achieve the results you desire in a focused, balanced...

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