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The Silent Way You’re Sabotaging Relationships

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A month after I packed in my job and started my own company, I decided to reward myself with a two-week meditation retreat. A few weeks of blissful self-reflection in the wilds of the Colorado mountains. A fitting start for a trail-blazing woman who has just left the madness of the corporate grind to embark […]

What is a personal development plan? And why might I need one?

Shelley Pernot
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Life is full of annoying administrative tasks you have to do.  You may be thinking, why should I add another one to the mix?  Besides, isn’t my boss responsible for guiding my career and sharing developmental opportunities with me?  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  One of my favorite sayings in life comes from the immortal mouth of […]

Not Living Up to Your Potential? No Problem…

Shelley Pernot
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To everything There is a season And a time to every purpose, under heaven   A time to be born, a time to die A time to plant, a time to reap A time to kill, a time to heal A time to laugh, a time to weep   To everything There is a season […]

Is There Such a Thing as Too Safe?

Shelley Pernot
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The Pernot household is no stranger to the importance of safety.  My husband, having worked in construction for years, lives and breathes it, as he is acutely aware that every day he is responsible for the lives and well-being of his crew.  And moi, having worked in large, manufacturing companies for a great portion of […]

The (Scary) Sound of Silence

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If you’re like most folks, you’re caught up in a perpetual tailspin.  A crammed diary filled with meeting after meeting with barely enough time to shove in a lukewarm sandwich in-between, or after school activities for the kids, school run, volunteer activities, endless lists of chores that only seem to get longer and longer.  The […]

Goodbye My One Good Habit

Shelley Pernot
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So far I’d been coping like a trooper.  For instance, I hadn’t the slightest bit of concern about the run on toilet paper.  And despite client cancellation after cancellation in my leadership development training diary, I still hold faith that these events will eventually be rescheduled, albeit it may take some time.  I don’t care […]

How a Career Coach in Austin Will Help

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Should I Call an Austin Career Coach? Perhaps you’re thinking it’s time for a promotion?  Or maybe a career change?  What about starting your own business?  Or maybe you’re wondering if you’ll ever manage to find a career your feel passionate about because you’re living a version of groundhog day, doing the same thing day […]

Want to Change Careers? See a Career Coach in Austin, TX!

Shelley Pernot
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 i How Can I Find a More Fulfilling Career? Career coaches get this question all the time: how can I find a more fulfilling career? The answer starts with what you should not do to achieve that aim. Do not be complacent, do not be content to complain about your current career, do not think […]

Why it’s Okay to Wake up on the Wrong Side of Bed

Shelley Pernot
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  A Bad Case of the Mondays I woke up on the wrong side of the bed the other day.  It was just one of those days.  The kind of day when your entire body feels heavy and lethargic, almost as though someone sucked all the energy out of you with a Dyson turbo.  Every […]

Life Coach in Austin Offers Complementary Consult

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Would You Like a Free 30 Minute Life Coaching Consultation? Shelley Pernot is a Life Coach in Austin, Texas, who has a strong track record helping her clients tackle the problems in their lives head on and create the lives and careers they desire. She is currently offering a free thirty-minute initial consultation to those […]