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

Clear Out to Step Up

Every year I assign one week at different times throughout the year to have no meetings or appointments and create a clear schedule.

It creates more time, focus, and energy to dive into things that...

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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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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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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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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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10 Questions That Will Help You Achieve What Matters Most to You

A powerful way to set yourself up to succeed with achieving what matters most to you in your life, work, or business is to ask yourself strategic questions that are designed to help you to identify...

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How to Stop Feeling Drained
 When we feel drained in life, work, or business, it can feel really uncomfortable and like a mountain to climb to get past that. So it is really useful to have a way to start breaking...
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3 Ways to Manage Progress Effectively to Achieve Your Goals

Most people want progress to happen in ongoing, incremental, consistent steps.

Unfortunately, progress doesn’t always happen that way.

Sometimes it can stall. Sometimes obstacles and setbacks...

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How to Turn Taking a Risk Into Success

Prior to leaving my corporate career 20 years ago I was very risk averse. Because of that, there were many changes I wanted to make in my life and work that I didn’t attempt for a long time.

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