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The horse & buggy analogy

horse & buggy

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A while back, I was catching up with one of my very first clients-turned-friends. (Random aside … this is one of the things I love about coaching. You get to connect with really cool people who often end up becoming lifelong buddies.)

In our conversation she mentioned that an off-the-cuff (and definitely not super serious) analogy I’d made had actually really helped her to see life differently. So much so that she still thinks about it to this day.

This story involves references to horses and aliens, so don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

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Blog: The shag carpet of my soul

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One of my clients, Haley, had a doozy of a 2019.

In April she found out she was unexpectedly pregnant with her second child. It felt like a joyful permission slip — she’d been feeling the urge to quit her corporate job since her first daughter was born two years before, but hadn’t been able to justify that decision.

By early May she’d given her two weeks’ notice, and by Memorial Day she was a full-time stay-at-home mom.

And then, in late June, Haley’s beloved Great-Aunt Mimi passed away … and left Haley her house. (If you …