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Navigating Life Changes


Wow! 2013 is coming to an end and what a year it has been for me, my friends, family, clients, and others I work with in the corporate world. This year has been full of much change both good and bad for many. Can anyone else out there relate? I know I can.

With most any kind of change there is stress, uncertainty, and sometimes nervousness, fear, or even frustration. How does one navigate times of change? I will give you 4 steps that I use for myself and my coaching clients.

1. First, you should assess the change and how it relates to you and your situation. Instead of being hesitant about the change, think about the positives the change may bring to your life. It may not be as scary as you think and may present opportunities you hadn’t considered before.

2. Next, let go of what was or let go of the past. According to William Bridges, an expert in managing change; people have to accept that something is ending before they can begin to accept anything new. You must let go of a part of the way things used to be in order to move forward. Acknowledge the loss of what was, accept it and move forward. It may take some time to let go but it is important to not get stuck there. Also remember that change is a process, not an event.

3. Accept and embrace the change because whether the change is good or bad, it gives you a great opportunity to learn and grow. Life is not about what happens to us but how we handle the things that happen. What positives can you make of the new situation?

4. Use the change to push you forward and build upward momentum, not set you back. Regroup and create a plan that will move you to the next step in your life. It is important to look for the good in every situation and trust me, there is some positive there somewhere, you just have to find it. Stay positive and don’t look back. Make a habit of finding the good in every situation. I promise you won’t regret it.

Embracing and appropriately handling change is one of the characteristics required to live the life of your dreams. Our happiness is 10% about our circumstance and 90% about our attitude and approach in life. Focus on what you can control and do in your life; not what you can’t.

If you have experienced a lot of change in your life and are not sure how to handle it, a coach might be a good resource to consider helping you get unstuck. Feel free to visit my website at www.dreamlivingcoach.com to learn more about my coaching services or reach out to me with any inquires at dreamlivingcoach@gmail.com.

I will also soon have a Dream Living Journal available, which is a great tool to help you get on track to living the life of your dreams.

Stay tuned and here’s to your Dream Living!


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Angela Spears, the creator and founder of Dream Living, is a Life and Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Author, and friend whose purpose in life is to help others to reach new levels of excellence and fulfillment in their lives, ultimately fulfilling their dreams. Her passion is to motivate others to dream again. This is reflected in her ability to meet people where they are, her focus on individual progress, ability to engage others, and in the energy she applies to helping her clients. After meeting with Angela, you will come away with hope that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to, and live your dream life. Angela has overcome many obstacles in her own life, and understands some of the challenges people face in striving to achieve life success. Coming from a childhood where she was consistently discouraged from going after her own dreams, Angela determined in her mind that she could be a success and would live out her dream life. Through her own ambition, discipline, drive for results, positive mindset, goal focus, problem-solving skills, creativity, and initiative, she has taken the steps to live her dreams of achieving an outstanding career, owning her own business, becoming a published writer and author, while helping others to achieve their dreams, and enjoying her wonderful family and friends. Angela consistently stretches her thinking and actions, and is consistently experiencing increase in all areas of her life. Angela’s goal in helping others is to remove the fears that keep them from accomplishing their goals so that they are able to achieve and live their dreams. Her methods include helping others to gain a fresh outlook in their thinking, set goals, and implement a detailed life action plan that will lead to success. Angela also works as a Peak Performance Coach through her company - Building Excellence. She consults with senior business leaders to determine organizational needs and provides effective, cutting edge solutions that impact bottom-line results. Angela specializes in developing high performance leaders and teams in the corporate and business world. Angela has over 15 years of experience teaching, leading teams, consulting, and coaching, where she has implemented strategies to develop employees, and others around her to reach higher levels of success. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She also has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management. Angela has years of experience facilitating a host of success workshops. Her areas of expertise include facing and overcoming your fears, managing your emotions, and building your life for success.

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