Deanna's Thoughts

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Not that ol’ assumption again

Earlier in the week, I asked the folks in my group coaching program, “What are the assumptions you’re making about your life, career, or relationships?” The question started a great conversation and revealed deep revelations.   I won’t tell you what the group members came up with, but I will tell you some of my old […]

Do you have enough?

Seth Godin sends out a daily newsletter with small snippets of insights and wisdom. Below is what he sent yesterday. “To feel sufficient, to be satisfied with what we have: Chisoku in Japanese. Of course, by some measures, there’s never enough. We can always come up with a reason why more is better, or better […]

When I’m feeling stuck, here’s how I motivate myself

Have I told you yet, that writing a book is challenging? There is a chorus of fears going off in my head at any one time. “You’re never going to meet your deadline.” “You won’t have enough stories.” “You’re going to have to learn a new way of writing if you think you’re going to […]

You’re worth more than an unlabeled can of beans

Recently I was having a conversation with a new coach. She was about to have her first discovery call and she was nervous about how to proceed.  We talked through a discovery call process and then when we spoke about pricing. She said that she had already told the prospective coaching client that coaching with […]

There’s more to your breath than just breathing

This week I’m participating in a week-long, in-person integrative breath retreat in Bear Lake, Utah. I’m here with 14 other people from all over the country. Before coming, I knew two people that would be here, Patrick and Margaret, and it was on their suggestion that I made arrangements to participate.  And I’m so glad […]

You can’t blow the clowns all at once

Are you like me? Do you have a ton of things you want to do, projects, courses, new offerings, writing a book, or laundry? No wait, I don’t want to do laundry; I’ve got to do laundry.  Do you have a lot of big goals and dreams to accomplish?  Sometimes the overwhelm of it all […]