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[Poll] The Value of Sharing “What You Do” with Your Children


Take this quick poll before reading the blog post.  “Do You Share What You Do For A Living With Your Children”?


I am not sure how you answered the poll, however let’s talk about why there is value in sharing what you do with your children.

Developing a career path is a life long process, it usually starts in childhood and continues along with different choices, opportunities, on-going learning and achieving more and more experience.  Most people decided on their careers when they were children.  Parental engagement and involvement were key factors in influencing the child on pursuing their dream career, values and work ethic.  Having positive and encouraging conversations with your children about your own career decisions is very valuable to them.

Talk with your children about your career story: 

Start with your first job.  

How you prepared or not prepared in high school and/or college with your career choices.

Talk about your networking connections, clubs, courses etc. 

Discuss about the people who shaped you during your career; such as bosses, co-workers, mentors, coaches and etc.

Tell about your good choices and bad choices that influenced your career.  

Discuss “What you would do differently”.

The amount of time you spend sharing and encouraging your children will open up their minds to think about what type of career they want and start working towards a plan of action to achieve it.  It is important for children to discover their own strengths and interests. Have them try out as many different kinds of tasks and jobs to see what they like and don’t like.  This will help them make a better decision on what career path to pursue.

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Do men make more money in the same position as women?

This is something I don’t usually post but a while back I was asked this question by someone at a Leadership event.  I really didn’t know how to answer the question.  It wasn’t something  I personally experienced.  The more I started thinking about this question, I thought I would ask all of you for your experiences, opinions and thoughts.  What do you think?

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What was the reason you left your last job?

I really want to know the reasons why people leave their jobs.  Take the poll and feel free to share your thoughts.  My plan is to write a future blog post from the poll results. 🙂 ~ Patti

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HAPPINESS is not in our circumstance, but in Ourselves! ~ John B. Sheerin


Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.  It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire.  Happiness is something we are. ~ John B. Sheerin

I saw this quote today and thought WOW, I know when I see a beautiful sunset or rainbow it brings a smile to my face and joy.  So what is happiness?  A while back I wrote a blog post called What is HAPPINESS?   The blog post discussed the poll results from What are the ingredients of happiness?  at that point in time the poll results were Joy, Love and Peace.  At this moment of writing the poll results have changed to “Joy” being number one and “Love” number two.

The definition of “Happiness” according to Merriam -Webster’s Dictionary is the following:

: the state of being happy, well-being, contentment and joy

: an experience that makes you happy, pleasurable or a satisfying experience

good fortune

The quote above  by John B. Sheerin stating “happiness is in ourselves” I agree with that phrase and believe true happiness does comes from within.  The last part of the quote “happiness is something we are”, I’m not totally sure about this statement.  I would love for this part of the quote to be everyone however there are many people who are not happy within.   As a certified professional coach I work with clients to pursue happiness in all aspects of life.  Many of my happy moments were camping at the lake!

What are your happy moments?

More questions to ponder:
  • What are your thoughts about this quote?
  • Do you think happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves?
  • Do you feel happiness is something we are?
Share your thoughts and answers to the questions in leave a reply below. ~Patti 🙂
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What are you struggling with most?

Take a break with your favorite drink and participate in the poll.  All polls are anonymous.  Poll away. 🙂  The poll results will encourage and inspire me to write future blog posts on these subjects that interest you.

Why Coaching?

Coaching focuses on the present and looks toward the future.  As a coach I assist clients to view a life or business situation and encourage clients to discover what actions to pursue next.

My personal coaching may include coaching on topics such as relationship with others, productivity, time management, finances, a career path, health, wellness and much more.

Through coaching I ask powerful questions which assists the client to come up with their own solutions.  The answers are within the client.  This helps the client to take action and move closer towards what they want in life.

Why me?

As your coach I inspire you to pursue what you truly want in life. 🙂 ~ Patti

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What works best for YOU?

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It would be an honor to work with you! 🙂 ~ Patti

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Day 29 of 30 day blogging challenge ~ Self-Confidence

Self Confidence

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao-Tzu

Previously a while back I did a poll on “What does having CONFIDENCE mean to YOU?”   The results displayed that “All the above” had the most votes and next was being “Comfortable”.  Why do you think being comfortable increases confidence?  Do you think when you are comfortable with yourself or a subject matter this improves feeling more competent and promotes self-confidence?   By having self-confidence are people more apt to take risks, which may open up more doors of opportunities?  What do you think these results tell us? ~ Patti

The results were as followed:  Total votes: 43

Comfortable:             6 votes

Competent:               5 votes

Content:                     4 votes

Certain:                      3 votes

Experienced:            3 votes          

Excellence:               3 votes

Respected:                3 votes

Inspiring:                  3 votes

Assured:                    2 votes

Risk Taker:               1 vote

Poised:                       1 vote

Other:                         1 vote

Persuasive:               0 votes

All of the above:      8 votes