I hate to be the one to tell you this…

Can you believe it?

The year’s already half over! Yesterday was summer solstice and the halfway point in the year is the perfect time for a check in.

Think back to the goals you set in January? Have you made progress towards them or do you feel like you’re still stuck in a job you’ve outgrown, distracted by day-to-day challenges and nowhere near where you wanted to be by now?

Truth is, we can start the year with the best of intentions and work really hard towards our goals at first but, without support, we’ll likely lose steam.

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But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I want to share with you 3 steps to get unstuck and make the last half of 2016, the best half of your year!

Why? Because you deserve to be living the life you’ve always dreamed of and now is the time to make it happen!

(1)  Know that it is possible.

The biggest hurdle to creating more time and money freedom is a hidden one…inside yourself. Instead of feeling guilty for not loving your current job or wanting more, evolve to a place of knowing that you deserve more. After all, your dreams are YOURS for a reason!

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The desire you have for more career freedom, balance and financial abundance is a symptom of your untapped potential seeking expression. So whatever you’re dreaming of for your life and career, know that it is possible. It’s just a matter of figuring out the “how.”

2) Realize that your success serves a greater good.

We’re often taught to be grateful for what we have, to not complain, to stay within the lines and to not rock the boat. And so, when it comes to creating something new in our lives, that desire can carry a lot of emotional baggage.  

But you wanting more freedom, meaning or money in your career actually serves a greater good. Only by developing yourself, your skills and your resources can you actually have a bigger, more positive impact on the world. Whether that means designing an innovative new product, providing a creative new service, or being a better wife, parent or friend – your personal success ultimately benefits the world.

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3) Find your fastest path to success and get on it.

Too often we cut ourselves off from the people who can help us, or we think that we have to do it on our own and then we end up abandoning our dreams before we actually achieve them. The truth is that successful people don’t do it alone; they have a team of people supporting them to achieve their goals.  

Your success can be achieved with much more grace (and way less struggle) when you balance effort with support. That means you need to get close to the people who are doing what you want to do, and open yourself up to receive support and/or guidance from them. 

  • Hire a coach
  • Enroll in a training program
  • Read books and listen to audios by people you admire
  • Find a mastermind partner
  • Join a networking group

Remember, if you want to improve your career and life, you do need to take action, but you don’t have to work yourself to the point of exhaustion. Get support and get started. 

And make the 2nd half of 2016 your best ever!

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Heather Petherick is a master success coach for high potential business leaders, having established her private coaching practice in 2007. Since then, she’s coached hundreds of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the globe to overcome the mindset traps that keep them playing small so that they can realize their potential and create the impact they’re meant for. Her areas of speciality are: • Mindset • Confidence • Communication • Speed of Implementation Her clients include corporate rising stars at WestJet, Agrium, Suncor Energy, Manulife Bank, TD, Royal Bank of Canada, KMPG and PepsiCo International as well as big-thinking entrepreneurs from around the world. She has been featured as a career and success expert with Women Engineering The Future, The Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Living Magazine and Chatelaine magazine. Heather’s journey from growing up on a humble sheep farm on the prairies of western Canada to building a global coaching business have lent to her signature coaching style that combines both wit and humility, style and business savvy. She holds a Master’s degree in Management and lives in Lethbridge, Alberta with her husband and two children.

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