“Unlike a friend or relative, Karma was not a stakeholder, so she helped me to see my pattern of not wanting to say “no.” Karma gave me the assignment to say “no” to 10 requests and then get back to her to review what happened.
In the 10 months since our coaching, I continue to be direct about saying “no” to something that is not my responsibility and it hasn’t caused anyone to get angry or not like me. Karma is a great listener but also an active participant in finding solutions.”
Los Altos, CA
Has several good free self-tests to direct you to what really counts for you. Try the Signature Strengths test.
Falling Awake: Creating the Life of your Dreams, Dave Ellis’ website. Can create a daily Wake Up call to give yourself affirmations or reminders.
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience, Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life.
New York Times Book Review said of Flow “the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge.”
Hudson, Frederic M. and Pamela D. McLean. Life Launch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life.Transitions are part of life. They talk about deliberately mapping out your life so that transitions are part of the growth cycle.
Leonard, Thomas J. The Portable Coach: 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success.Leonard, founder of Coach University and may be the 1st professional life coach.
LeVoy, Gregg. Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. Dynamic inspirational speaker writes a personal story of his callings.
Maltz, Maxwell.The New Psycho-Cybernetics: the Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success that has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People. Updated and based on Maltz’s ideas from the 1950s, has been used by people in business, sports, and personal life.
Savoie, Jane. That Winning Feeling: Program Your Mind for Peak Performance. Olympic riding coach gives examples about horsemanship, but it’s applicable to peak performance in anything.
Zander, Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life. Based on the idea that our lives are constructed by us as stories and we can create a new story that suits us better.