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Happy December 1.  Today is a new month and the last month of 2016.  December is a month of transition. Reflecting back on the past year, celebrating accomplishments along with identifying opportunities for growth in the new year.  With every transition also comes a Fresh Start.

Today I’d like for you to take a few moments and reflect on the following questions.

On a scale of 1 – 10 how excited are you on your accomplishments for 2016?

What went well?

What could have gone better?

What did you intend to do but didn’t get done?

What got in your way of achieving your goal or making that change?

How would you feel when you no longer had to deal with “X” whatever is getting in your way of achieving your goal or making that change?

If I could give you a magic wand and we could fast forward to December 31, 2017 what would your life & career look like?

Would you be in the same job?

Would you be in the same environment?

Would you be in the same financial position?

Would you be in the same relationship?

Would you be in the same routine?

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I believe so strongly in helping you accomplish your goals and making the changes YOU really want I am raffling off a FREE coaching package.   3 – 50 minute strategy sessions (a $500 value) to one lucky winner.

All you need to do is send me 3 sentences on how you want your life and career to look like at the end of 2017.

Please submit your confidential response to me by 12pm NOON tomorrow, Friday, December 2nd.  

I will enter all submissions in the raffle for the 3 – 50 minute strategy sessions.  

The ideal schedule will be to meet once in December to close out 2016.  We will celebrate your accomplishments and identify opportunities.  We will then meet twice in January to develop your strategy for 2017 and kick start you into action.

Simply reply to this email or email at sarahucoach@gmail.com.

What I want for YOU is to make the CHANGE you really want in 2017!

2016 Extreme Self Care Challenge

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Now more than ever it’s important to give yourself permission to practice Extreme Self Care which is why I created the 2016 Extreme Self Care Challenge.  What I want for you is to create your own personal Extreme Goal which will keep you healthy, happy and energized during the holiday season.

 What is the best possible way you can take care of yourself for the next 7 weeks?

The holidays can be the happiest time of year, but they can also be the most challenging time of year with year-end deadlines, holiday shopping, traveling, parties, too much food & drinks, and bah humbug people.

By having an Extreme Self Care Goal along with a Daily, Weekly and Monthly Action Plan YOU can take the best possible care of yourself this holiday season!

Step 1:  Create Your Extreme Self Care Goal 

What do YOU really want to achieve by December 31st?

How do YOU want to feel during this holiday season?

Who will YOU be on January 1st once you reach this goal? 

Some ideas for Extreme Self Care Goals are:

  • Walk 500,000 steps by December 31st (10,000 steps each day)
  • Weekly self care treatments (Massage, facial, manicure, pedicure)
  • Practice yoga 30 times (3-4 classes a week)
  • Dedicate 5 hours each week to your spiritual practice (prayer, mediation)
  • Take all of your remaining vacation days
  • Remove the word “SHOULD” from your vocabulary

Step 2:  Develop Your Daily, Weekly and Monthly Self Care Plan

Its fantastic to have one EXTREME Goal which you want to reach.  Its equally important to develop daily, weekly and monthly healthy habits to support your overarching EXTREME Self Care Goal.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Set an Intention each day
  • Take 15-20 minutes to plan your day so your day doesn’t plan you
  • Start each day with a note of Gratitude
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take your vitamins
  • Eat colorful fruits & veggies – 2 different colors at each meal
  • Remove / reduce caffeine – no caffeine after 1pm
  • Allow yourself 20 minutes to power down before bed – no technology
  • Sleep 7-9 hours of restful sleep

Download Your Extreme Self Care Challenge Worksheet

Step 3:  Get the Support You Need to Achieve Your EXTREME Self Care Goal

It’s great to write down your Extreme Self Care Goal today but you will also have the support of myself and others cheering you on as you reach your goals.

I believe so much in the importance of Extreme Self Care I will be hosting 4 FREE Accountability sessions to keep you motivated, on track and accountable.

Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm CST

Wednesday, November 16th at 12pm CST

Monday, December 12th at 12pm CST

Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm CST

All sessions will be virtual.  Please RSVP to the session you’d like to attend and I will send you the dial in number.

I encourage you to pick one session in November and one session in December to attend.

In addition to the FREE Accountability sessions I have also created a Private Facebook Page for you to join others who are also committed to taking the best possible care of yourself during the holiday season.

Each week we will have a Celebration Friday to share WINS for the week.

This is also a group to reach out to for support during challenging days.

Are YOU Ready to Be Extreme?

1.  Download Your Extreme Self Care Challenge Worksheet

2.  Set Your EXTREME Goal

3.  RSVP to the November 15th or 16th Accountability Session

4.  Join the Private Facebook Extreme Self Care page.

Questions?  Email me at sarahucoach@gmail.com or call me at 913-481-4791

Are You Living Your Best Life?

Today I’d like you share with you a powerful conversation I had during a networking coffee last week.  I have many conversations with individuals who are going through transition, however, this one stood out for me.

If this story resonates with you I encourage you to reach out to me and schedule a time to meet to uncover how You Can Start Living Your Best Life.

Due to the confidentiality of my coaching conversations I am changing his name to Tom for purposes of this story.

Tom shared with me that he is going through a career transition and is looking for a coach.  As he started to tell his story there was something familiar about it.  He started his career in the financial services industry and worked his way up the ranks over the years.  Two years ago he was a manager, leading a team of individuals, making a good living and building financial security for his family.  However, over the last few years he felt his happiness starting to dwindle.

Due to a company reorganization he was demoted from a manager to an individual contributor.  He shifted from leading a team to being a peer of his team.  A few months later there was yet another reorganization in which he was placed on a team – not by his choice – with a manager who was not a good fit.  As the months went on he felt his energy slowly draining due to a conflicting management style of his new boss.  As he told me his story I could see the energy draining from his face and it was also apparent in his body language.  Slowly slumping into his chair as he continued.

Tom then shared he had a good mid-year review a few months ago.  His manager said he was meeting expectations and was told to keep up the good work.

A month after his mid-year review his boss scheduled another meeting with him to have a more serious conversation with him about his career.  It was a very “harsh” conversation and he did not know where this was coming from.  After that conversation Tom walked out and realized he had 3 choices:

  1. Stay and continue to endure this energy draining environment
  2. Look for another position within the same company
  3. Leave

Two years ago he was asked to sign a retainer contract to stay through the reorganization.  His 2 years were up and he decided to take option 3 and leave with a severance package.

Once he said he had left the energy started flowing back into his face.  He started telling me about his true passion which is writing and how he used to write nearly every day but given the draining environment he just didn’t have the energy.  Plus, he felt like his creativity was zapped.

Now, he feels happy, energized and excited about actively creating the next chapter of his life & career.  What I want for Tom is to find a role which cultivates his passion for writing.  We are just getting started so stay tuned.

What really resonated with me in Tom’ story is the enduring of an energy draining environment.  This seems to be a common theme with many individuals I talk to and coach. But what is more striking is that he did not have the ENERGY or CREATIVITY to continue to cultivate his passion of writing.  Once your passion fades away its time for a change.

Does your job support your DREAMS?

Does your job cultivate your PASSION?

Does your job allow you to Live Your Best Life?

If you answered NO to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule your 30-minute complementary discovery session with me.

What I want for YOU is to Live Your Best Life.

With Gratitude,

Sarah Uchytil

Professional Certified Coach

sarahucoach@gmail.com

913-481-4791

www.sarahucoach.com

What is Shift without the letter F?

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This week I learned the importance of the letter F especially in the word SHIFT because without it you are left with SHIT.

I learned this lesson after sending out my Monday Morning Motivation email – a weekly BONUS included for each of my individual coaching clients.

This week’s topic focused on the importance of being VULNERABLE and noticing the SHIFTS which occur in your thoughts, actions and behaviors when you come from a place of vulnerability.

Shortly after I sent it out one of my clients kindly pointed out that I forgot the F in Shifts and it read: 

“Notice what shits occur in your thoughts, actions and behaviors when you are vulnerable”

I was mortified.  How could I have made such a mistake?  I immediately sent a follow up email apologizing and correcting my error.  Then I received more emails including:

“Yes, there can be a lot of sh*t in your thoughts.  LOL”  

“Best typo ever. Have a Super Day”

I just started to laugh.  I realized this is an excellent example of being vulnerable – the wiliness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of the outcome.  

I spent the rest of the day thinking about my “Oops”, laughing about it, calling a few friends to share my story and posting it on my Facebook page.

The feedback ranged from “Yes, that works on so many levels” to “There are no mistakes”

Yesterday afternoon I picked my 4 year old nephew up from day care. When I got there his teacher handed me his daily paperwork. His lesson of the day was also the letter F.  His worksheet was F for Frog but I thought, Hmmmm, maybe this is a sign I need to share this story.  

As we walked out we passed the bathroom and I glanced over and saw the children’s book “Everybody Poops” by Taro Gomi.  I giggled to myself and thought, yes, that is correct and yes, this is another sign.  

We each have our own SHIT we are dealing with.  It can be biological, physical, emotional, or mental.   The important part is how you deal with it.  

Do you just ignore it?  Do you let it build up or back up until you are in pain, exhausted or completely drained?

How much better to you feel when you release it?

In order for a SHIFT to occur you need to let go of some of the shit first.  

What do you need to release in order to Shift?

I started to dig deeper into the concept of Shifting and coming from a place of Vulnerability after reading Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead.

Here are the key concepts in making a Shift:

1.  Release the thought / belief that “I’m NOT Enough”

2.  Let go of the idea that vulnerability is a weakness.  It is actually strength as you have the courage to stumble and fall. 

3.  Realize Joy comes to us in moments – ordinary moments.  We miss out on Joy when we get too busy thinking and spending energy on who we think we “SHOULD” be

4.  Release the need to be Perfect.  Perfectionism stunts your growth as you become too paralyzed by fear of failing, making mistakes and missed opportunities.

5.  Be Grateful for what you have.  Appreciate yourself for how wonderful you truly are.

6.  Have the Courage to have Compassion for Yourself

7.  Love Wholeheartedly

8.  Take Risks, Embrace Your Vulnerability and Be Courageous

My question to you is:

Who will you become once you release the shit which is holding you back?

Sarah Uchytil, ACC

Happy Shifting!

Sarah Uchytil

Career Coach | Connector | Gratitude Guru

sarahucoach@gmail.com

913-481-4791

www.sarahucoach.com

 

If Only I……….

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As a Life & Career Coach I meet individuals who are going through a transition.  Many initial conversations start with 
 
 If Only I………………
 
Had time to maintain my professional network
 
Focus on my personal development
 
Set healthy boundaries for myself
 
Had the courage to leave a job with little to no advancement opportunities
 
Left the Company / Manager / Work Group I work for because their values are not in alignment with mine
 
Follow my passion
 
……………………………………………………………………………………..
  
How would YOUR life change if you stop saying “If Only I…………………..”
I invite you to read a few of my coaching success stories.  These individual were tired of being stuck and took positive action to move forward.
Are you ready to STOP being stuck?
Email Me at sarahucoach@gmail.com to get started TODAY