What I Love About Failure

What do I love about failure? I love the way failure drives my determination to do better. In fact, some of my greatest accomplishments were driven by a previous “failure”. I see this often with clients, too.  I have actually gotten to the point of using the word fail or failure almost never. The reason is that a failure is really a lesson.  And to me, it is only a failure if you give up on life. If you keep going… you haven’t failed.

Was I always like this? No. I love to win and succeed. I have often experienced the sensation of being able to achieve what I want seamlessly and in a straightforward manner. So when I would “fail” – I hated it. I would dwell on it for weeks. I would be embarrassed and angry.

What I learned is that if I never “fail”- I am setting the achievement bar too low. When I am stretching, I am bound to make a few mistakes and that is okay- because I want the bar to be set high.

On an intellectual level, most of us understand and are able to say… I will do better next time. But on an emotional level, how can we take the sting out of an “epic fail”. You might have chuckled because most of us have not truly had an “epic fail” but we think we have in the moment of the experience.

So what can you do? When you are right in the middle of disappointment? First, be very gentle with yourself. Allow some quiet time to reflect, listen to music, journal and chill out. If you are in a public forum and you cannot leave, take deep breaths. Choose your words carefully- you don’t want to be a “sore loser”. Be happy (at least on the outside) for other’s success (eventually you will be able to be genuinely happy). Avoid quick decisions when you are in the middle of feeling the “failure”.

Allow some time to pass (it could be minutes, hours, days…) so you can gain perspective. Then go back to your journal and write down the positive side…  you can even rewrite the experience minus the mistakes to train your brain for the next steps you take.

One of the best things about ‘failure” is that it can shake your energy up and give you a shot of momentum to make positive changes.

The best advice of all… keep going, keep doing, keep believing. Believe in YOU. I do.

Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

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

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Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Kaye-Hoff/e/B002BODG18

Your Path to Success eZine

Your Path to Success
eZine
ISSUE #153
 February 9,  2012
Hello Friend,
It’s time to move people with your message, time to love more, to give back, to mentor, to be more…
You have so much to offer. I believe in YOU. I believe in the power of YOU. Commit to make a difference in even just one more person’s life today- to me- that is what Valentine’s Day is about.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to February. Have you noticed our new ezine and website look? Change is fun and part of the change aligns with this year’s theme… Be BOLD… Boldly pursue a life of meaning and passion.
Thank you for all of the birthday wishes and thank you for all of the support for my newest book – my fourth book- Be the Inspiration: 7 Ways to Inspire Your World- the book is available now on my website, on kindle, and as a paperback on Amazon.
The next few weeks are exciting. Feb 16, I am hosting a freeSuccess Builder Teleclass on getting fast results. Feb 20,  I am a personal development guest on Global Teleclass . Feb 21 Janet Nestor is my guest on the Your Path to SuccessTelesummit Series. Feb 23, the new Inspired Action group coaching program begins.
Wherever you are right now in your life, I encourage you to reach out and take the opportunity to grow and explore new goals, new challenges, and live fully every day.
Sincerely,
Coach Sheri Kaye Hoff
New Book: Call of Sedona
I wanted to make sure that you knew about the launch of a life-changing new book.The book is called The Call of Sedona:  Journey of the Heart, by one of America’s most renowned spiritual leaders – Ilchi Lee of Sedona, Arizona.This is an essential book for anyone seeking peace, enlightenment and happiness – not just the spiritually-minded.Those of you who buy the book now, during the final phase of the launch, will enjoy a very rare one-hour live phone discussion with Ilchi Lee; entry to a drawing for one of THREE Sedona getaways (including airfare and hotel) and more.Please click on this link now for more information http://www.callofsedona.com 
Your Path to Success Telesummit Live Feb 21 3pm pst/6pm est- Free Event: Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care
Janet Gallagher Nestor, MA  LPC  DCEP is wife, mother, grandmother, author, public speaker, selfgrowth.com guide in positive psychology and a licensed professional counselor with a diplomat in energy psychology. Her specialty is teaching positive thought, relaxation strategies and working with individuals who have a co-existing physical illness.  Her first book, Pathways to Wholeness, is a mindfulness guidebook focusing on the development of a conscious aware life through walking and breathing meditation.Her new book, Nurturing Wellness Through Radical Self-Care: A Living in Balance Workbook is due out winter 2012 and combines mindfulness, meditation, journaling and the use of affirmations.The new book contains emotional-physical self-care skills that help the readers increase their capacity to live a happy, positive, balanced life on the energetic, emotional and physical levels.Sign up for this free event- Click Here
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Quote: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” Steve JobsAffirmation: I easily make the best choices for me and the highest good – from BE the Inspiration: 7 Ways to Inspire Your World by Sheri Kaye Hoff

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Announcing my new Life Coaching Android App

I am really excited to announce my new android app. You can get two of my blogs, my podcast, and my youtube channel in this app…

It was so much fun creating it (pssssst…. I also have an app coming for the iphone in a few weeks)

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Warmest,

Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

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

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62 Blogging Topics for Life Coaches

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Here is a list of 62 Blogging Topics for Life Coaches… My fellow coach colleagues and I have found that blogging is one of the most effective ways to get our message out to the world, but sometimes, when we look at a blank page, we get a little stuck. I thought I would help you out with a list of topics to get you going.

  1. What if?
  2. A Winning Mindset
  3. Be Faithful in Small Things
  4. Getting Support in a Down Economy
  5. Mindmapping
  6. Brainstorming
  7. Turning Around a Bad Mood
  8. Can I get a Do-Over?
  9. The fight to the Finish Spirit
  10. Getting out of a Funk
  11. Making a Difference
  12. What I learned from Star Wars
  13. Life Lessons from Journey songs
  14. Shaking things up
  15. Surprise
  16. Dance
  17. Stretch
  18. Leap
  19. Listen
  20. Joy
  21. Success
  22. Love
  23. Telesummit
  24. Peace
  25. Passion
  26. Energy
  27. goals
  28. DeStress Your Life
  29. Vision
  30. Free Class offerings
  31. Soaring
  32. Quotes to Wake You Up and Shake You up
  33. Fresh Ideas
  34. Capitalize on the Good
  35. Laughing
  36. Your Legacy
  37. Friendship
  38. Mindset
  39. Faith
  40. Action
  41. Top Ten Favorite Books
  42. Tap Your Talents
  43. Become What You Want
  44. The Wow Factor
  45. Living an Inspiring Life
  46. Elegance/Grace
  47. Behaving Badly
  48. Jump
  49. Happy
  50. Achievement
  51. Relationships
  52. Learn/Grow
  53. Stillness
  54. Finding Your Inspiration
  55. Energy Vibration
  56. Action Steps
  57. Reaching  Out
  58. Confidence
  59. Yes I can
  60. I am Strong
  61. Holidays
  62. Creating Meaningful Celebrations
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Warmest,
Sheri

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Sheri-Kaye-Hoff/e/B002BODG18