Teaching mental health providers how to navigate the managed care industry and increase cash flow

Posts made in May, 2013

Motivation – Identify Your Why

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Motivation – the reason that spurs you to act in a certain way. It’s your why you do what you do. It’s the catalyst behind the achievement of your goals, small and great. Typically, you are trying to achieve goals to affect some sort of change in your life. Many people are in the habit of setting goals, but don’t achieve them. Part of the reason they did not achieve them is because they were not clear on their reason for achieving the goal or their why. So here are some simple rules on how to identify your why.

  1. Identify your goal. Ex – I want to lose 20 lbs
  2. Ask yourself why you need to achieve this goal. Brainstorm for at least 3 minutes all the reasons why.
  3. Identify the steps you will need to take to achieve your goal
  4. Ask yourself if the cost to change is worth it. Only you can answer this question.
Another reason people fail to achieve their goals is that the time and effort necessary to make the
change happen is beyond what they are willing to give. Change takes sacrifice.  That’s why it is so important to identify your motivation. If the change you are seeking does not meet a particular need, then you are not likely to achieve it because the level of motivation is not strong enough. 

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The Joys of Outsourcing

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In this tough economy outsourcing has become a four letter word. But do you realize how many tasks you outsource on a daily basis? Think about it. When is the last time you slaughtered a cow to have steak for dinner? When is the last time you took your trash to a landfill? Have you ever used daycare? Outsourcing happens every day and everyone uses it. Yet I still hear clients complain about not having enough time to get everything done.  This is where strategic outsourcing comes into play. Say you are running a business. And you are a solo operation. You keep track of finances, review contracts, write proposals, perform the work and take out the trash. But the only thing that is making you money is performing the work. Now what if you hired an attorney to review your contracts? And that frees up, let’s say 3 hours in your week. What about a business account to balance your books? That may save you another 3-5 hours in your week. What about an assistant to help write proposals and perform other duties that zap your time? What could you do with that extra time? Close more deals? Spend more time with family? Go on a vacation? Think of outsourcing has a tool. When used correctly, it can have a profound impact on your business and perhaps create a work-life balance that is ideal. If you need assistance with identifying ways to create that balance for yourself, contact me at truechangelifecoach@gmail.com for a free introductory coaching session. Reach out today!

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Why I Transitioned to Coaching

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Long before I became a life coach, long before I became a psychotherapist, I was in the IT industry. I worked for a Fortune 500 company as a software tester. I enjoyed being around my co-workers. The benefits were excellent. And I was well paid. But the work was unfulfilling.  I would come home at night and think, “Is this all there is?” So one day I decided to do some research. I attended a career exploration workshop and discovered that the career I picked wasn’t for me. Though I am an introvert, I truly enjoy helping people.

So I did more research and decided to pursue a degree in psychology. I completed my degree and obtained my license. During the process of obtaining my license, I worked with a lot of mentally unhealthy people. I also pursued the license to treat sex offenders. As you can imagine, I have heard a lot of horror stories and have helped to heal a lot of broken lives. During the process I learned several things. I learned that I don’t work well with certain populations. And that’s okay. Any therapist or coach worth his salt will tell you that you’re not a perfect fit for every client and not every client is a perfect fit for you. I learned that I need balance. Dealing with traumatic issues on a consistent basis will take a toll. I also learned that not everyone who needs help has to be mentally unstable. There are plenty of healthy people out there who need a push in the right direction. Perhaps to gain a bit of clarity in their lives. So I decided to become a life coach. I experience great joy when I see my clients make goals and achieve significant breakthroughs. It’s a win-win situation. And who doesn’t love a win? So if you are really to make some changes in your life and want a free introductory session, contact me at truechangelifecoach@gmail.com. I made some changes in my life. Isn’t it time you made some changes in yours?

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