Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week
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  November 12, 2004 
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    So What Does Living Big Mean Anyway?
    by Pam Grout

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


    "A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."

    -- Patricia Neal

    So What Does Living Big Mean Anyway?
    by Pam Grout

    "Living Big isn't about making lots of money or having a Texas-sized house. It's about having an intoxicating vision, about daring to look at the miracle of life without shrinking back. Living Big means having the nerve to find your own drum beat, sing your own song.

    Unfortunately, many of us still march to the same high school fight song we learned decades ago. Or we sing the same old jingle that Madison Avenue invented to keep us buying their products. In case you hadn't noticed, there are an awful lot of forces out there striving to keep us in line.

    Living Big means getting out of line. It means dancing the jig when others are waltzing. It means saying you care when you're not sure how the other person feels. It means leaping out of the limited, soul-numbing boxes we've all been squeezed into.

    Living Big is being brave enough to claim your own truth, being bold enough to read the poem that's stamped across your heart. Out loud so everybody can hear.

    All of us have the responsibility to find that passion that makes us want to get up on the table and dance (Grout, 2001, p. 4)."

    Reference: Grout, P. (2001). Living big: embrace your passion and leap into an extraordinary life. New York: MJF Books.

    Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114,


    Are you living big?

    This past week I attended the International Coach Federation's annual conference in Quebec. First of all, what a lovely city. If you have never been there, I highly recommend a visit. Beautiful buildings, historical significance and the value of the dollar is reasonably good. During the conference, I had the pleasure of hearing Ben Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and co-author of "The Art of Possibility," speak. He had a message very similar to Pam's and included the concept of gratitude and being a contribution. This week as you answer the question: Are you living big, make sure it includes thoughts on where you are being a contribution to others. It's what makes the world go 'round.


    Warm Welcome to IAAP Program Attendees

    A warm welcome to our new Coaching Tip of the Week subscribers who we met at the Route 128 Chapter of the IAAP during Wednesday night's program "Empowering Yourself." We enjoyed sharing our tools for gaining control of your life.

    November 18, 2004
    Pounce on a Project VIII (Last time in 2004)

    This is the last offering of Pounce on a Project in 2004. Join us in November to complete the project that will result in the biggest positive impact on your life or business between now and the end of the year. Come to Pounce on a Project VIII. Here's what participants are saying:

    "I have so much going on! Pounce helped me focus and come up with new methods to focus, too."
    -- C.M., Business Owner, IL

    "It's hard to keep deadlines by yourself. Pounce on a Project keeps the pressure on in a fun way."
    -- C.S., Business Owner, England

    "I 'got off, putting it off'"!
    -- M.W., Higher Education Professional, WV

    "I accomplished a big section of my newsletter re-design that had been stalled on my 'to do' list for many months. Having the support of the group helped me bypass my procrastination and tackle my project with energy."
    -- D.W., Certified Financial Planner, MA

    "I had to get all of my marketing material organized and sent to my advisor. Where was I going to find the time? Pounce on a Project gave me 4 hours of uninterrupted time to easily complete my plan!"
    -- A.N., Business Owner, MA

    "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."
    -- L.W., Software Test Engineer, MA

    "I learned I can use this time to accomplish many small projects I've been putting off. Hooray!"
    -- A.P., Freelance Writer, MA

    Did you know that incompletions and clutter can drain your energy? As we begin the holiday season, are there projects or spaces you need to "clean up" to feel successful?

    Join Coach Andrea on Thursday, November 18th, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Eastern. We will join as a group by phone and delcare what you want to accomplish: planning your next marketing piece, backing up your computer before you buy a new one, fininshing your website, making those cold calls, organizing your office, simplifying your filing system, or cleaning under your bed.

    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 the energization.

    To sign up or learn more, call or e-mail Andrea by noon on November 17th. Feel free to share this with friends and co-workers, the more the merrier. (Cost of the program is only the cost of long distance phone calls.)


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    Coach Andrea's 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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