Andrea Novakowski's Coaching Tip of the Week
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  September 3, 2004 
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    A Question of Money
    by Michael Neill

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


    "Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy."

    -- Groucho Marx

    A Question of Money
    by Michael Neill

    Given that on average, we spend at least a third of our time each day collecting money, money's place in our overall vision for our lives is pretty crucial. Here are seven questions designed to give you a sense of how money and your ultimate life vision are interconnected.

    Let's start with some biggies:

    1. What would you do if you won the lottery?

    2. If all jobs paid the same, what would you choose to do?

    3. If you were given a million dollars and you had to use it all up in a month, how would you spend it?

    I like questions like these, they inspire powerful fantasies and can help clarify your fondest desires. Trouble is, they're a bit impractical -- you haven't won the lottery, all jobs don't pay the same, and statistically, you're more likely to be kicked to death by a goat than given a million dollars.

    So now, let's ask some questions a bit "closer to home" . . .

    (The following questions are taken from Paul Hwoschinsky's excellent book, True Wealth . . .)

    4. What qualities do you attribute to money?

    5. What purpose does it hold for you?

    6. What are you willing to do for money? What are you not willing to do for it?

    7. What are you willing to do with money? What are you not willing to do with it?

    Today's Experiment

    1. Review your answers to the above questions. What do they tell you about the role of money in your life?

    2. Based on what you've learned, choose at least three changes you will make in the way you spend, earn, invest, or save!

    Have fun, learn heaps, and to paraphrase John F. Kennedy:.

    Ask not what you can do for money -- ask what money can do for you!

    Copyright(c) 2003, Michael Neill. All rights reserved.
    Michael Neill can be reached at


    So many of my clients have money concerns. Michael's questions help you start to get clear on the role of money and it's "power" in your life. The clearer you can get, the more "power" you have.

    This week do Michael's experiment. Let me know the changes you are making and I'll share them in upcoming newsletters.


    September 22, 2004
    simplyEffective Group Coaching Begins
    (Only 7 seats remaining)

    Take advantage of the synergy and value that group coaching provides. What others have said:

    "I've moved from a doer to an enjoyer!"
    -- J.N., Coach/Business Owner, MA

    "Great stuff is showing up in my life, effortlessly."
    -- K.S., Business Owner, MA

    "simplyEffective provides a straightforward and easy way to stay on track, have fun and achieve my goals."
    -- C.S., Business Owner, England

    "It accelerates what is ready to unfold for you."
    C.S., Business Owner, FL

    What is next for you?

    -- A promotion at work?
    -- A new job or career?
    -- Writing a book?
    -- A major life transition?
    -- A leap in income?

    Come join me in this very powerful, imaginative and cost- effective coaching program called simplyEffective. This 11-week program combines group coaching and one-to- one coaching. You will have an immediate boost to productivity as well as the tools to permanently raise your level of effectiveness. I will be co-leading this tele-class with Tina Carey at 10:00 a.m. Eastern. Participation is limited to 8 people per group. To reserve your place, please call 508-231-0766 or go to

    September 23, 2004
    Pounce on a Project VI

    Finish September with a bang! Complete the project that will make the biggest difference in your work or life. Come to "Pounce on a Project VI." Here's what participants are saying:

    "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

    "Pounce on a Project had me tackling my project head on. Completing it felt so good! Once I started, the angst disappeared."
    -- K.J., Environmental Professional, MA

    "I'm no longer putting off what I love to do!"
    -- K.N., Business Owner, TX

    "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

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

    "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 fall season, are there projects or spaces you need to "clean up" to feel successful? 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, September 23, from 8:30 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 your new products.

    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 September 22, 2004. Space is limited. First come, first served. Feel free to share this with friends and co-workers. (Cost of the program is only the cost of long distance phone calls.)


    The Real Opportunity Cost
    Michael Warshaw

    "In an age when work is more personal than ever -- when who you are is what you do -- work is a deeper source of personal satisfaction than ever. And it's not just about discovering some inner truth. It's about solving a math problem. William B. Gartner, a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, offers this simple calculation: Say (conservatively) that you work 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, for 50 years. That's 100,000 working hours over the course of a career. Do any of us want to spend 100,000 hours on work that we don't find satisfying? 'You have one thing of value, and that's your time,' argues Gartner. 'This is one of the first challenges I pose to my students: 'You have 100,000 hours. What are you going to do with them?' That is the one real limitation that all people face. Not money -- time. Too many people underestimate the opportunity cost of their time.'"

    From: Get a Life alife.html
    by Michael Warshaw, Fast Company, June 1998


    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.

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