Happy Thanksgiving, sharing my appreciation list.

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My daughter,Sonja and Chris Mann

Happy Thanksgiving. We have a tradition at our house where we go around the table and have each person say what they appreciate over the past year. I thought I would share my list with you. These ten things are in random order- in fact I could put them all at number one.

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My son,Nick, after a hard fought game.

1. I am thankful for my family. My husband of over 20 years, still takes my breath away.  Each member of my family is unique with a different way of communicating love. I cherish our dinner conversations and keeping in touch over text, facebook and email for distant loved ones.

2. I am thankful for you. You are part of my community. And I cannot imagine my life without you. Your goals and your dreams are part of me every day. I am constantly thinking about you and how I can help.

3. I am thankful for deep life-long friendships. My life-long friends seem to just know what is going on in my head and my heart.

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Long Island, Bahamas

4. I am thankful for travel. I took 7 trips over the last 12 months.  I appreciate that the opportunity was there and I stretched out of my comfort zone even having an unplanned encounter with a shark while I was in a kayak in the Bahamas.

5. I am thankful that my business has grown dramatically this year. I added the Be the Inspiration Mastermind, Optimize Your Path Member site, and the Master Your Innergame eCcourse. Working with clients in these new programs is fulfilling and meaningful.

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My daughter, Monikka, and my son, Nick

6. I am thankful that I held a live event in my city of Parker with amazing attendees. It was one of the best two days of my entire career.

7. I am thankful my children are happy and successful.

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Beatrice Lake, MN

8. I am thankful that I was able to visit many rivers, lakes and oceans; kayaking, canoeing, boating, and jet-skiing.

9. I am thankful for the terrific coaches that have gone through and are currently going through my life coaching certification program.

10. I am thankful for every day happiness.

Just typing this list, makes my heart fill with love and joy. I know when I focus on what is working, life flows and feels abundant. I would love to hear about your top ten appreciation list, too.

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To your Success, Freedom & Happiness,Sheri

Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD
The Inspired Action Success Coach

Day 6 Jump Start with this Simple Word

Welcome to January’s 7 Day Jump Start (you can use this Jump Start anytime you feel like you need to get back on track and find the lightness and happiness in your life- it doesn’t have to be at the start of the New Year). Each Day – I will feature a jump start tip/activity/exercise to help you really get your energy moving and bring you closer to your goals. Today we are on Day 6- you can still start with Day 1.

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Day 6. Say Thank you. If you want to turn your day around instantly- say thank you more often throughout the day and really feel it. One great tip from the book, The Magic, is to say thank you one hundred times with each step you take (this takes about 90 seconds). I do this on the treadmill- because when I first get on – I don’t always feel thankful- but after I devote 90 seconds to saying thank you- I am there.

Even if you face a distressing or stressful situation- you can find many aspects of it  to say thanks. For instance, if your plans change- you can say thank you that you have time for something else.

Saying thank you is the most powerful energy shift that you can do at any time. We think we say it all of the time, but I remember just a few months ago- I was at my bank- and the bank teller said- “Thank you, Ms. Hoff for banking with us for all of these years.” Honestly, I almost had tears in my eyes- because I couldn’t remember the last time a service provider thanked me in that way- yes- I have heard the hasty- “Thanks- have a great day” a gazzillion times- but  a heartfelt and sincere thank you was beautiful.

You have a chance to make someone’s day today.

Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life, Executive and Small Biz Coach and Best Selling,  Transformational Author of multiple books.

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Day 4 Jump Start your New Year- Shift your Money Energy

Welcome to January’s 7 Day Jump Start (you can use this Jump Start anytime you feel like you need to get back on track and find the lightness and happiness in your life- it doesn’t have to be at the start of the New Year). Each Day – I will feature a jump start tip/activity/exercise to help you really get your energy moving and bring you closer to your goals. Today we are on Day 4- you can still start with Day 1.

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Day 4 Money.  Today let’s shift your money energy. Money in your life has two parts to it- money coming in and money going out.  Go through your monthly financial commitments and see if there are any areas that you want to cut out. Sometimes, you may catch a recurring billing payment for something you really do not use. Those $5, $10, or $30 or more items add up. See if you can get a better deal on your regular services by talking with your providers or switching companies.  If you really want to see where your money is going- keep a log for a week where you write down every thing you buy- even a $2 soda. Instead of beating yourself up- As you notice where your money is going- be sure to feel gratitude for the power of money and what money does for you.  Feeling empowered about anything is related to recognizing that you always have choices. At anytime- you can choose differently. You will probably notice some habits that you can easily change. The habits that you choose to change are up to you. Don’t create a feeling of deprivation- Do create a feeling of empowered choice.

The next part is to look at money coming in. Most people count on a job where they receive a steady paycheck. In this situation, people tend to only equate more money coming in with a raise or a new job that pays more. In truth, money can come from many unexpected places. If you work for a salary, give thanks for this money coming in and add some appreciation from money coming in from other areas. (rebates, gifts, unexpected discounts, free items/free opportunities, selling unused items, etc). If you own your own business, you are probably accustomed  to the fact that sometimes it is hard to predict the exact amount of money coming in and when you will get it. Anytime you feel anxious or concerned about money coming in:  be sure to give thanks for every single sale. Gratitude brings money in- stress, fear, and anxiety drives it away. One thing that I do frequently is to open one of my email lists and I look at each name and email and say thank you to every person on the list.  When I get an email notification of a new subscriber- I mentally say thank you- some days- I am saying thank you hundreds of times and it feels good. It is also great for my business.

Notice your energy shifting around the money in your life.

Warmest,

Sheri

Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life, Executive and Small Biz Coach and Best Selling,  Transformational Author of multiple books.

P.S Are you registered yet for the Your Path to Success: Be Free, Be Happy Online Event? Click Here

P.P.S: BTW: Have you encouraged your friends to join us? – copy and paste this blurb into your facebook, twitter, or other social media:

For Achievers, Doers, Happiness Seekers who want lives of freedom, passion, meaning and success http://lifecoachsheri.com/yptsonlineexpo/ #yourpath

12 Days of Christmas: It’s Christmas Eve

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Merry Christmas Eve.

Welcome to my 12 Days of Christmas Blog Event:

In addition to each daily special, I am also holding a drawing contest. Every time you comment on the blog until Dec 24, 2012- your name will be entered into the drawing. On Dec 25, 2012 I will announce the Grand Prize Winner. The grand prize package is: I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate or you can choose a Starbuck’s $25 Gift Certificate, plus the grand prize winner will also receive theGolden Mindset eCourse which is a $497 value (you can choose to use the ecourse or give it to someone else as a gift). The winner will be announced tomorrow.

One of my favorite Christmas memories is when I was a little kid, our community hosted a Christmas Bazaar every year and it was filled with home made crafts and goodies. One year I saw a home made Raggedy Ann doll- I had to have it- it was so big and so beautiful. Her clothes were perfect. And it was $20 which was a lot of money 34 years ago. I kept asking my mom and she kept saying no. I felt desperate and terrible. I knew I was suppose to have that doll. I cried, then I tried to act grown up and pretend it didn’t matter, but my little heart was breaking.

When I woke up on Christmas- there she was- my Raggedy Ann doll. I was so happy and I kept that doll for years and years well into adulthood. It was a wonderful Christmas Surprise.

Coaching Tip: Be thankful for the blessings you have received in the past. When you feel thankful for a past event, you carry that wonderful feeling of appreciation with you all day. Appreciation is a beautiful energy and helps you be a magnet for positive things occurring in your life.

Enjoy your holidays, cherish every moment. Today’s special gift is an audio from my Success Club archive called Defining Success- Click Here to play.

Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life, Executive and Small Biz Coach and Best Selling,  Transformational Author of multiple books.

P.S Are you registered yet for the Your Path to Success: Be Free, Be Happy Online Event? Click Here

P.P.S: BTW: Have you encouraged your friends to join us? – copy and paste this blurb into your facebook, twitter, or other social media:

For Achievers, Doers, Happiness Seekers who want lives of freedom, passion, meaning and success http://lifecoachsheri.com/yptsonlineexpo/ #yourpath

The Rain is Pouring Down

Thank you for your generous, caring, and thoughtful prayers.

As I write this… the rain is pouring down in Colorado- the fire in Colorado Springs is over 90 % contained.

I really appreciate your heart felt prayers… I know many people from all over the world were praying for the western fires in the US. Thank you so much. The people in Colorado Springs who lost homes or experienced damage to their homes, are now beginning the painful process of rebuilding and moving forward. Please continue to hold them in your thoughts and prayers. Please continue to pray for all of the fire danger areas and for the firefighters, too.  I know the Red Cross and Salvation Army are accepting disaster relief donations to help as well if you are looking for a place to give.

With all of the fires and high danger levels, over the 4th of July here in my area- there were no fireworks. But people found other ways to celebrate and remember Independence Day here in the US.  I feel thankful for all of the freedom I experience every day.  I am free to choose, free to think, free to speak, free to pursue what really makes my heart happy.

Exercise: Ask yourself, “What makes me feel free?”

Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

Your Inspired Action Success Coach. Life Coach and Transformational Author of multiple books.

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