Five11 Coaching Notes – December 2010

December 2010


Encouragement comes in many forms. A word aptly spoken. A gesture eloquently performed and gracefully received. A quiet thought penetrating a busy mind. Five11 Coaching seeks to add to the great things of your day with a letter of encouragement, a thought to a challenge, and a moment of inspiration.


Tis the season to be jolly!! Jolly is fun. Jolly is full of mirth and happiness, yet it seems jolly is the last thing I want to be PRIOR to December 25! The days turn into lists of errands to run, things to do, people to see, and gifts to get. Whew…

If your days are spinning, here are a few encouraging words to settle your spirit and refocus your thoughts:

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge

“It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart.” Marjorie Holmes


Alas, January is coming. The time of the year that is a fresh start for many. Resolutions are made, strived for, and often broken.  Imagine with me for a moment – one year from now, you didn’t have to make that resolution again to lose weight or to get healthy. You didn’t have to research and look up what ‘diet’ you were going to try this year. You didn’t have to worry about making sure you had enough elastic pants to last you through the year.

In 2010, that became a reality for me. I don’t have that resolution to lose the 20+ pounds. 40 pounds are gone. I now have the resolution to try things I didn’t think I would ever do – acting on stage, fearlessly ordering clothes online, knowing they’ll fit, and just walking with a bit more pep in my step with my three daughters through middle school and intermediate school.

I am so ready to make 2011 YOUR year – the year you reach your goals; the year that will change you on the outside, and on the inside. It would be my honor and my privilege to coach you in 2011 and make 2011 the best year of your life.


“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6


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