Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation
by B. Imei Hsu, BSN-RN, MAC-LMHC, Artist

Having collaborated closely with clients seeking to work through challenges involving significant weight loss and lifestyle change, decreasing the frequency and intensity of dysfunctional and harmful behaviors of self-harm, and building new pathways of managing the disarming symptoms of depression and anxiety, finding motivation for change and growth is a hot topic. People pay top dollar to attend workshops on the subject; they place themselves in challenging situations to test their resolve; they gather together in self-help and interest groups to find support. You might be looking to tap your own motivation for a big project or change, such as starting your own business, or making a significant lifestyle change. What does it take to find motivation for your life’s biggest challenges, especially if things aren’t going your way, or the road to success is long? Continue reading “Finding Motivation”

Someone In Your Corner

Someone In Your Corner: Why Counseling and Coaching Makes Dollars and Sense
by B. Imei Hsu, BSN-RN, MAC-LMHC, Artist

I hadn’t taken her out for a ride in 18 months. Sleek, black, with a three-gallon tank and 120 miles of giddy-yup per fill-up, my BMW F650 motorcycle had accompanied me the past 12 years through years of marriage, divorce, and singleness, on long commutes to the office, on short rides to chase the Fall leaves, and mini trips to the San Juan Islands. But I was made an offer that I could not refuse. Last week, I sold the bike I had no time to ride this season for the thing that I was making time for: writing a book. And with the value of the bike, I gained a book publishing coach, author, and presenter Patrick Snow to help me get my book finished, edited, and published as a paper book and in all eBook format. The bike also secured his coach-for-life program, to help me grow my own plans to meet the market demand for authors, presenters, and best-practice coaches in my field. Why would I sell my bike for this? Why should you consider hiring a coach? Because it is important to have someone in your corner.

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