Ali's Blog - Outside of the Circle

 

Ali's latest articles on designing life, work, or business on your own terms, creating change successfully, and unleashing your true potential. 

5 Steps to Clear Your Path in Life, Work, or Business

If you would like to feel less busy, less overwhelmed, and have more time and energy for the things that matter most to you in your life, work, or business, it is time to clear your path of the...

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Taking Imperfect Action to Navigate Setbacks

If there is one thing I have learned over the last 20 years of creating change to design each new chapter in my life, work, or business, it is that the path is never linear.

Setbacks happen, often...

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Back to Basics: 5 Steps to Get Started

At regular intervals throughout the year, I take myself through a Back to Basics process. My definition of what going back to basics means is this:  

Being laser focused on the specific...

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The Five C’s of Creating Change Successfully

Creating change successfully can feel hard, uncomfortable, and like a mountain to climb. That can leave you feeling stuck and overwhelmed.    

At times like that, it is useful to focus on...

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How to Thrive: 5 Steps to Get Started

Rarely, if ever, are we taught or encouraged to define what thriving means to us in our lives, work, or businesses.

As a result, we often end up in situations when we do not feel we are thriving....

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Turning Fear Into Action, Progress, and Results

Feelings of fear are common when you want to create change, design a new chapter of life, or set a new goal for yourself.

Often, our instinct is to retreat from fear as a form of self protection....

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Exploring possibilities when creating change or designing your next chapter

Twelve years ago today, my family and I started to explore the possibility of moving to Canada to live. Almost two years later, we moved to Canada after seven fabulous years in Ireland. 

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An Overlooked But Essential Factor to Create Change Successfully

There are many factors that contribute to creating change to achieve specific outcomes successfully.  

But in this article, I want to focus on an important factor that is often...

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Feeling Stuck in a Rut? 7 Ways to Start Getting Unstuck

If you feel stuck in a rut in your life, work, or business, you are not alone. Midlife and beyond is a particularly common time for people to feel stuck in a rut, for many reasons.

When you feel...

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10 Steps to Reclaim Your Time and Be Less Busy

We live in a world that embraces and encourages being over-busy, overcommitted, overscheduled, and overwhelmed.

But being busy all the time has a lot of negative consequences, both personally and...

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Get Out of Your Own Way

When we set out to achieve what matters most to us in our lives, work, and businesses, we often start with creating plans of what we need to do to get from where we are to where we want to be.

And...

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Get Started With Creating The Changes That Matter Most to You

When it comes to creating change successfully to achieve what matters most to you, you don't have to have it all figured out before you start.

But so many people hold themselves back from getting...

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