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Ann Harrison
I'm a life transitions coach, trainer and writer.
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1. What does it mean to you to be healthy? 2. What have been your biggest health struggles while being at home? 3. How has your mental health been? 4. What has been causing you anxiety? 5. What are your... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
As COVID-19 makes its way into every facet of our lives, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to remain calm and not panic. We've been told to stay in our homes in order to prevent spread, but that brings with it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
I'm thinking a lot about this theme of 'Doing the Hard Things' at the moment. My reading took me to the following juicy thing to ponder by Reece Robertson: When you spend your time in the present consuming anything that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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I've been pondering the following Les Brown quote since I discovered it about a week ago: If you think back, over the course of your life, how often has this been true for you? (For me? A lot! Particularly with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2020 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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Friday, 9.30 pm. A ring on my doorbell, a 999 call and a resident from the retirement community that I managed was soon to be on the way to hospital following a particularly nasty fall. As I stood on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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You know you need to do it. You’ve had it on your to-do list for years. Your own coach has told you time and again that this is the year you must get your book in print. And yet… nothing. It’s not that you don’t recognize the benefits, or that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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While one-on-one coaching might seem to be the holy grail of business, life, and even health coaching, the truth is, many people actually prefer a group program. With one-on-one coaching, it’s just you and your coach. The focus is all on you, what you did (or didn't) accomplish in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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For many people, writing the book is the easy part. Whether you have a body of work ready to repurpose (such as a blog you’ve maintained for several years) or a ghostwriter at the ready, or you just really like to write, getting your book on paper is simple. Publishing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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Struggling to bring in new clients? Not sure what to do next in your marketing plan? There’s one simple answer you probably haven’t considered: Write a book. It’s true. This one thing - even more so if it’s an actual printed book rather than a Kindle or eBook - has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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When you first had the idea of using your expertise to make money, it's likely you were thinking something along the lines of: “I can’t wait to get away from this awful job.” “Retirement! Great! Now I can finally do my own thing!” “I just want to be home with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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Struggling with how to price your eCourse? You’re in good company. It’s a struggle all online business owners face, and one that can even cause you to put off launching your product—maybe indefinitely. Sound familiar? These pricing strategies will help: How much do you want to earn? Here’s the most... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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Have you heard the phrase, “Make money while you sleep”? It’s a common phrase thrown around the internet marketing world that describes the power of passive income. Make a product one time but reap the rewards for years to come. Passive income can benefit absolutely everyone, no matter what type... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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Tell me if this sounds familiar. You begin to write a blog post, and before you know it, your “quick update” has turned into a rambling, 3,000 word novelette that covers everything from where to find a graphic designer to how to design a business card. Now, a 3,000-word blog... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
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Here’s the number one question I hear—not only from new product creators, but even from seasoned business owners: “How do I find a good idea?” What they really mean, of course, is “How do I find an idea that will sell?” No one wants to spend days or weeks (or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Use Your Expertise
More than anything, before I die, I want to ___________. Say the sentence out loud and fill in the blank. Now, what's the next, logical step? Stolen (with thanks) from Connie Ragen Green - I'm currently reading her book, 'Living... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2019 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
What are 3 goals you completed last year? List 3 goals you didn't get around to What will be your main focus this year? What do you feel has been keeping you from achieving your goals? What are your biggest... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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Thought Provokers: What are you still curious about? And what are you doing to feed that curiosity? Are you becoming more curious as you get older? Or less? Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2019 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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Who might have their own notions about how YOU will spend your retirement years? A spouse or partner? Your adult children? An elderly parent? Is there a conversation you need to be having? Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2019 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
Join a choir. (There are even choirs for people who can't sing - google 'choirs for people who can't sing' or 'tuneless choirs') Join a book club. (Try your local library for details of clubs in your area.) Become a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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Heard a great tip yesterday from someone who'd downsized into a retirement apartment from a larger property: Continue reading
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If you haven’t dated in a long time, getting back into circulation can seem overwhelming. Maybe you’ve been in a long-term relationship that recently ended, or you’ve been single and busy with other priorities. Either way, you’re bound to wonder... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Contemporary Retirement Coaching Blog
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Like most of us, you probably have a lot of things on your mind. Sometimes, those ideas and thoughts bouncing around in your head can start to feel overwhelming. You may have secret hopes, dreams, a new love interest (or an established relationship that's hit a rough patch), fears, ideas... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Just a Journal Junkie
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Journaling can be an amazing tool for self-development. But if you're a perfectionist, building a journaling habit can be difficult. Maybe you've tried journaling before, but you wanted to edit everything you wrote, so you gave up. Or maybe you're afraid to "ruin" a perfect blank notebook by filling it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Just a Journal Junkie
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Writing in a daily journal may seem like a daunting task. How do you decide what to write about every single day? Some journal writers may enjoy writing without direction, but sometimes that leads to writer's block and wasted hours of thinking about what to write. The following are some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Just a Journal Junkie