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Get Inspired! An Inspirational Contest

What inspires you?

Come join me  June 1, 2017 through June 7, 2017 on the Coaching for Inspiration Facebook page and get inspirational for 7 days with sharing some fun, meaningful and positive stuff!

Here are some quick ideas to get you started; post a beautiful photo, poem, inspiring quote, meaningful song, beautiful art work, a favorite family activity, a traveling adventure, a favorite food dish or refreshing summer time drink with the recipe.

Each day reminiscence on what made you smile, laugh or just plain happy and share it.

If you post something everyday for the 7 days you will be entered to win the Live Your Best Life! 21 Days to Optimal Work/Life Balance workshop.

Who wants to be inspired?

Just go over to my Facebook page, like the page, leave your inspiration in the comments for all 7 days and you could be a winner!

Life is to be expressed, celebrated and fun!  Let’s share with each other some  inspiring thoughts, quotes and precious moments.  Come join me on this summer time inspirational adventure.

Please share this post with your colleagues, friends, family and on your social networks for others to get inspired!

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at:


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Lucky Penny Day

Today is National Lucky Penny Day it is observed each year on May 23rd.  The Lucky Penny tradition is when you are out and about, look on the ground for pennies.  When you see a penny, pick it up and all day long it will bring you good luck.

Lucky Penny Quotes on Pinterest

How does your luck stand up? Do you consider yourself lucky in your life and your career?

Questions to Ask Yourself  to Measure Your Success:

  • Your Career Goals:
  • What are your career interests and aspirations?
  • What are you still working towards?
  • What have you accomplish?
  • Your Relationship Goals:
    What do you want in your relationships?
    Describe your ideal relationship?
    What is true friendship to you?
    What kind of people do you want to attract in your life?
  •    Your Health Goals:
    What are your lifestyle goals?
    What healthy habits do you want to develop?
    What habits do you want to eliminate?
    What does healthy mean to you?
  •   Your Financial goals:
    What are your financial goals?
    What are your debts versus your income?
    How much do you want saved for retirement?
    What adjustments will you make to accomplish your financial goals?

Call to Action:

What are you going to do to reach success?

How to Celebrate Lucky Penny Day:

Go for a walk and search for lucky pennies.

Take the whole family on a walk looking for lucky pennies and see who finds the most pennies.

At work, a team building exercise, have the team go for a walk together and search for lucky pennies, at the end of the walk have everyone share how many pennies they found.

Do you want more in your life than just your career?

If so, click on the link and sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.
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7 Tips to Deal With Worry

Everyone worries from time to time and this is normal, however constantly worrying, second-guessing yourself and thinking the “what if’s” in every situation is not healthy for anyone.  Most worries never happen and its wasted time.  When negative thoughts or emotions enter your mind, you can allow them or redirect them.

Here are 7 tips to deal with worry:

  1. Spend some time in meditation to calm your thoughts.
  2. Listen to light upbeat music.
  3. Pray about the situation for guidance and peace.   
  4. Journal about the situation which is causing the worry.
  5. Go for a walk, the gym, bicycle ride,  or any kind of exercise.
  6. Repeat positive affirmations.
  7. Practice gratitude.

Figure out what is causing the worry.  Is this something you have the ability to change?  If yes, change it.  If no, spend time using these tips to reduce the anxiety.  Constant worry disturbs sleep patterns, it may cause mood swings and tiredness.  All of these may harm your health, work performance and relationships.  Isn’t it time to put your worry to bed?  Below are some prayers, affirmations and quotes to get you started.


Dear God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Dear God, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today,

that you and I can’t handle together.



I am letting go of my worry

I release all my worry

I am free of worry

Positive Worry Quotes:

Worry is like a rocking chair.

It gives you something to do,

but doesn’t get you anywhere.

Emma Bombeck

Do not anticipate trouble,

or worry about what may never happen.

Keep in the sunlight.

Ben Franklin

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,

it only saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia

Call to Action:  What strategies are you going to put in place, when worry comes a calling?

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at:

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Relax with a Staycation

Last week blog post was about “Time to Plan a Vacation”.  This week is about “Staycation”.   A Staycation is a good alternative, if you are unable to take a get a way vacation.

What is a Staycation?

A Staycation is when you vacation at home with some leisure time and activities within driving distance, staying at home and sleeping in your own bed at night.

What are the Benefits of a Staycation?

A Staycation may involve hanging around the house or taking day trips around your city or the surrounding areas.

  1.  You sleep in your own bed.
  2.  No packing a suitcase.
  3.  Don’t have to make travel accommodations.
  4. It is inexpensive.
  5. It is relaxing and you set your own pace.
  6. You get a break from work.
  7. You can unwind, unplug and spend some quality time reconnecting with the family and friends.

A Staycation is NOT

  1.  Staying home and watching TV all day.
  2. Doing household chores.
  3. Do It Yourself (DYI) Projects around the home.

Some fun ideas for a Staycation 

1.  Explore and enjoy the outdoors:  Go for a hike, have a picnic at a local park, bicycling, go to an urban lake for a walk or fishing, read a book outside on your patio.

2. Go on an adventure and do some local activities: to the museums, theatre, art galleries, sporting events, festivals or bowling.

3.  Enjoy your favorite hobby.

Another type of Staycation is staying at a local hotel 

The Benefits:

  1.  No cleaning
  2.  No making the bed
  3.  No cooking
  4.  Relax by the pool, in the hot tub and/or read a book

A Staycation at a local hotel does have a cost, however it is less expensive then traveling outside your local area.  You do have to pack a bag and won’t be sleeping in your own bed, the upside you are taking a break from work and allowing yourself to recharge.

Getting away from work is good for your mind, body, and soul.  A Staycation may be the right answer for you.

Do you want more in your life than just your career?

 If so, click on the link and sign up for the 21- Days Optimal Work/Life Balance Workshop.

To learn more about one to one coaching with Patti – email me at: