Andrea Novakowski's Coaching Tip of the Week
Andrea Novakowski's Coaching Tip of the Week )
  June 4, 2004 
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    Dream One Size Bigger
    by J.C. Maxwell

  • Brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach, Business and Personal Coaching for Corporations, Businesses and Individuals


    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."

    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.

    Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, the Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 2923114

    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
    Novakowski Family participates in Relay for Life at Ashland High School

    The 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 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 III

    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 said:

    "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 off."
    -- Lisa W.

    "The simple structure of commitment and accountability had me easily complete my project."
    --Business owner, England

    "It only took me ten minutes to accomplish what I've been putting off for months!"
    --Freelance writer, Boston, MA

    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.

    During 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 for energization.

    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.)

    Welcome to the new look for our Coaching Tip of the Week. Please give me your feedback. Did you find it easy to read? Was it easy to find what was of value? Additional thoughts or ideas? Thank you.

    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 consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at

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