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When I work with clients, I usually begin by helping them explore and identify things in their lives that are draining their energy.

Raymond F. Angelini, Ph.D. — Business & Personal Coach

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Archive of Coaching Articles — 2002

Published in The Saratogian

Hang on to Your Optimism, Raise Expectations

It is very easy for us to become pessimistic in our world today. All we have to do is watch the evening news for a few minutes, and it becomes very easy to become depressed. However, despite all the bad news that is featured in the media, it is still possible to be optimistic.

Effective Leadership Must Be Sincere

It is indeed a challenge to be able to provide positive messages regarding leadership in today's chaotic and confusing world. We often tend to be very critical of our leaders and it is common to attribute selfish motivations to anyone's leadership aspirations.

Spirituality a Challenge in Today's World

Being a spiritual person in today's materialistic world is indeed a challenge. You have been entrusted with a great and wonderful responsibility in teaching youngsters the fundamentals of spiritual practice.

Developing Positive Attitude Is Key to Success

It is quite common for people who are struggling and stressed-out to have a negative attitude. People often mistakenly believe that success precedes a positive attitude. In my experience, the exact opposite is true!

The Key to Negotiations Is Willingness to Walk Away

Many people realize less than optimal results during business and other negotiations because they allow themselves to be dominated by fear. In order to optimize your success in any negotiation, you must always be ready and willing to walk away.

Responsibility Is Doorway Out of Debt

Vince Lombardi, the great football coach, once said, "Just because you're doing something wrong, doing it more intensely won't help." When things are going wrong, it is important to back off and reflect on how you might want to do things differently.

Self-esteem, Confidence Help Address Billing Issues

Awareness about your attitudes regarding money is the first step in overcoming your billing difficulties with your clients.

Ten Secrets to Achieve a Stress-free Business Life

Thomas Leonard, the founder of Coach University, has come up with the Top Ten Secrets for a Stress-free Business Life. I think you will find these quite useful.

Self-care Is Essential for Moms Who Work at Home

I admire you for having the courage to take on the challenges that working at home involves. As I'm sure you are aware, being a stay-at-home, working mom presents issues that you don't encounter while working at the office. I suspect that your two greatest challenges are minimizing distractions and maintaining a reasonably high level of productivity.

Wealth Consciousness Precedes Becoming Wealthy

As with any issue, awareness is always the first step. Helping your clients become more aware about their beliefs about money will open up for them new and more life-enhancing attitudes toward their finances.

To Get Love, Give Love First

There are many people who feel alone and isolated in today's culture. Most of my clients desire more high-quality relationships in their lives, but are at a loss as to how to develop them.

Do You Need a "Life Makeover"?

When I work with clients, I usually begin by helping them explore and identify things in their lives that are draining their energy. By eliminating people, places and things in your life that are drains, you will begin to feel emotionally and physically liberated.

Start Securing Your Financial Future Now

You are not alone in your struggles. Many of my clients struggle with money issues, and I have seen a direct correlation between my clients' ability to handle money and their ability to make more.

Balancing Career and Family

What you really need to do is to determine what really matters in your life. In my experience, it is not the career accomplishments that usually matter most, but rather the quality of our relationship with those we love.

September 11 Changed All Our Outlooks

The events of September 11 have changed the way many people look at their lives and their businesses. While it is often difficult to look to the future with optimism in these uncertain times, there are things you can do to help you look toward the future with greater confidence.

Self-Care Brings Success

From the sound of your letter, it seems that your life was more "balanced" before you took your current position. This suggests that you probably have some of the self-care skills necessary to make your current situation more manageable. While your previous position was obviously less demanding, you still have choices about how you work.

A Great Receptionist Makes the Difference

I commend your desire to make your new office more "client-friendly." My first recommendation would be to hire a great receptionist.

Living a Lie Inhibits Powers of Attraction

Thomas Leonard, the founder of Coach University, coined the term "attraction" to describe one's ability to draw people and opportunities to oneself. Attraction has much more to do with internal, rather than external, qualities, and often we can inhibit our natural powers of attraction.

Internal Goals Can Lead to External Successes

The biggest problem that I encounter with goal-setting is that people are most often too focused on setting external goals such as losing weight, making more money, etc. In my opinion, the key to setting and successfully achieving your goals is shifting your focus from the external to the internal.

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Raymond F. Angelini, Ph.D. — New Horizons Coaching, P.C.

Business & Personal Coach and Licensed Clinical Psychologist

648 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone 518.583.2679 ][ fax 518.583.1913