Take The Challenge To Create!Β πŸ˜„

It is easy to complain about what you don’t like: Your job, another person or the weather.

It is much harder to take responsibility and create change.    

But when we channel the energy we might otherwise use to complain into definable action, our joy automatically increases.  

Here are some examples of clients who changed their complaints into actions:

  • Sienna hired a driver to help with nightly carpools, instead of complaining about how her energy and joy was being sucked away by the non-stop shuttling of her 4 kids.
  • Carol made a concrete plan to be living in a warmer climate within 5 years instead of whining about Chicago weather.
  • Jenni decided to start networking with those working in another industry to explore opportunities instead of complaining about her miserable job. 

All these women are happier because, even though their problems are not completely solved, they took action to change what they were not happy about.  

If you want to increase your joy – take my 7-Day Challenge, starting Monday July 22!

The instructions are simple: Every time you want to complain, stop yourself.

See if there is one action you can take to make a change! 

Join my private Facebook Group HERE to start the challenge and get inspired!!!

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life and Business Coach

What Would Your Best🌟 Self Do?

Do you ever struggle with a decision about what to do in a certain situation? Your mind might be murky and flooded with thoughts like:   

  • “You should do this – no, you should do that.” 
  • “These are the pros, and these are the cons.”
  • “I don’t know what the right decision is!” 

You want to make the “right” decision, but because the situation is not “black-and-white,” you aren’t sure what to do?

Try asking what your best – or higher – self would do!

Like many of us at times, I can feel confused, petty, whiny or fearful about something when making a decision that has no single right answer.   

However, if I take time to ask: What would “the best version of me,” or “my higher self” do in this situation, I often am able to quickly decide.  

To figure out what your “best self” would do, it can help to connect to God, Buddha or the Universe or Yoda πŸ˜Šβ€“ whether that is through prayer, meditation or journaling. This can often help us make a decision that aligns with our true values. 

Stop being confused. Your “best self” knows the answer!

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach

P.S. — If you want some help in listening to your “best self” for all that you do, schedule a discovery call HERE to see how coaching can help you do that!

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One Quick WayΒ to Improve Any RelationshipΒ πŸ’—

Looking for a quick way to improve any relationship?

“Catch them being good!”   

This is one of my favorite parenting tips, but this mantra can apply to any relationship.  

“Catch them being good” is to consciously notice and verbally state what you like about someone’s behavior, ideally, several times a day. In one of my current groups, the “homework” is to notice and comment at least five times a day!

So instead of focusing on how your partner or child doesn’t do the dishes, is always running late, or perhaps picks his nose too often, try noticing – and verbally praising – how you like it when they “hang up their towel in the bathroom.” Or how they “ask how you are feeling” or “get you a cup a coffee.”  

What we focus on expands. 

When we let go of or reduce our criticism of another person, surprising things happen. 

In my experience, it often quickly changes the relationship and makes it more positive. The receiver of praise often feels more validated and, interestingly, that individual is much more likely to reduce those negative habits that bother you.  

So if you want to improve any relationship – your partner, your child, a friend or in-law – I challenge you to “catch them being good” for one week! Try consciously noticing what great things they are doing, and try your best to let go of other complaints! 

Good luck – and please share with me what happens!

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Kathy McCabe
Master Certified Life & Business Coach,
Recovering Lawyer, Work-in-Progress Mom & Human

P.S. If you want to learn how coaching can help you reach your goals while ENJOYING your life, email me HERE to set up a time to chat!