Brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified
Coach, Business and Personal Coaching for
Corporations, Businesses and Individuals
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Go confidently in the
direction of your dreams. Live the life you have
Henry David Thoreau
Dream One Size Bigger
by J.C. Maxwell
"One of the best ways to cultivate a possibility mindset
is to prompt yourself to dream one size bigger than
you normally do. Let's face it: most people dream too
small. They don't think big enough. Henry Curtis
advises, 'Make your plans as fantastic as you like,
because twenty-five years from now you will wonder
why you did not make them fifty times as great.'
People need BHAGs -- big hairy audacious goals -- as
the authors of Built to Last maintain. If you push
yourself to dream more expansively to imagine your
organization one size bigger, to make your goals at
least a step beyond what makes you comfortable, you
will be forced to grow. And it will set you up to believe
in greater possibilities (Maxwell, 2003, p. 168)."
Reference: Maxwell, J.C. (2003). Thinking for a
change: 11 ways highly successful people approach life
and work. New York: Warner Books.
with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, the
Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, (614)
||COACHING CALL TO ACTION
This week, could you, would you dream one size bigger?
If you are a client of mine, at the beginning of the year,
you set 10 goals for 2004. This week look at those
goals. Now, take each goal one step beyond what
makes you comfortable. Check in with how that feels
and the conversation that you may be having with
yourself. Positive, negative?
For some additional coaching around this process, I'm
setting aside time on Tuesday, June 8th from 2:00 p.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Call 508-231-0766 or e-mail me to
schedule your time for some extra coaching.
June 12 & 13, 2004
in Relay for Life at Ashland High School
Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to
celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and
programs of the American Cancer Society. During the
event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds,
or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each
team tries to keep at least one team member on the
track at all times.
Relay for Life represents the
hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten,
that those who face cancer will be supported, and that
one day, cancer will be eliminated.
If you would
like to participate in a program near you, go to
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/gi/gi_1.asp. Please e-
mail or call Andrea if you would like
to support the Novakowskis in their fundraising efforts.
June 17, 2004
Pounce on a Project
May's Pounce on a Project was so
successful, I've decided to offer it again with "Pounce
on a Project III." Here's what participants
"Pounce on a Project enabled me to fulfill
a long-time goal of mine, while energizing me to
undertake other projects that I had been putting
-- Lisa W.
"The simple structure of
commitment and accountability had me easily complete
--Business owner, England
only took me ten minutes to accomplish what I've
been putting off for months!"
Did you know that incompletions
and clutter can drain your energy? In anticipation of a
summer of fun and freedom, are there projects or
spaces you need to 'clean up' to fully move into this
next season? In preparation for our next get
together, consider the following:
** What do
I need to let go?
** How can I simplify?
What needs to be done to get better organized?
** What needs to be stored for future use?
Join Andrea on Thursday, June 17, from 8:00 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Eastern. We will join as a group by
phone and declare what you want to accomplish:
organizing your office, simplifying your filing system,
cleaning under your bed, finishing your website,
planning your pricing strategy for Q3.
the morning, the group will gather by phone a few times
to check progress and get any support needed to finish
with a bang. At noon, the group will celebrate their
accomplishments. Who says projects have to be boring
and tedious? Bring your lightness and fun and join us
To sign up or learn more, call
or e-mail Andrea by noon on June 15, 2004. Space is
limited. First come, first served. Feel free to share
this with friends and coworkers. (Cost of the program
is only the cost of long distance phone calls.)
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||ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI
This Coaching Tip of the Week is brought to you by
Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach who
provides Business and Personal Coaching to
Corporations, Businesses, and Individuals. Andrea is a
professional coach who partners with people to set
goals and create momentum to produce effective
results in their business and/or personal lives.
Andrea is available for individual coaching. If you are
serious about reaching your goals and living with
greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a
coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial
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