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Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC

@christihegstad

Executive + Personal Coach for difference-making achievers! Clarify your vision, free up time, + confidently reach bold, compelling goals that matter!

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A while ago, members of the ASPIRE Success Club volunteered with the Special Olympics. The athletes inspired us all with their dedication and heart! It was during that event that I learned the Special Olympics motto, pictured here.
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I love its succinctness, power, and applicability in so many life areas.
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As we approach the homestretch of 2019, you might be questioning whether or not you can truly achieve the goals you've set. Maybe you're doubting yourself or thinking, 'Well, maybe next year.'
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I am going to encourage you to adopt this motto and go for the win. Believe in yourself. Get re-motivated. Reach out for help.
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Instead of spending all kinds of time doubting and worrying, spend it in meaningful action toward your best self. .
Even if you don't get the win, you can celebrate the fact that you gave it your all! 🍁
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#aspiresuccessclub #boldgoals #achieveyourdreams #inspirepositiveaction #believeinyourself #meaningandpurpose.

A while ago, members of the ASPIRE Success Club volunteered with the Special Olympics. The athletes inspired us all with their dedication and heart! It was during that event that I learned the Special Olympics motto, pictured here. . I love its succinctness, power, and applicability in so many life areas. . As we approach the homestretch of 2019, you might be questioning whether or not you can truly achieve the goals you've set. Maybe you're doubting yourself or thinking, 'Well, maybe next year.' . I am going to encourage you to adopt this motto and go for the win. Believe in yourself. Get re-motivated. Reach out for help. . Instead of spending all kinds of time doubting and worrying, spend it in meaningful action toward your best self. . Even if you don't get the win, you can celebrate the fact that you gave it your all! 🍁 . . . . . #aspiresuccessclub #boldgoals #achieveyourdreams #inspirepositiveaction #believeinyourself #meaningandpurpose ...

I call this one,

I call this one, "Things That Don't Dictate Your Worth." (Alternate title: "Gonna Need A Bigger Letterboard.") . Keep shining your light in the world, my friends! We need you! 🙌🏻 . . . . . #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #selfworth #internalmotivation #youdoyou #personalleadership #coach ...

Zig Ziglar once shared a belief that I have found to be pretty accurate:

Zig Ziglar once shared a belief that I have found to be pretty accurate: "Motivation gets you started, habit gets you there." In other words, the same things that fired you up at the start of a goal or endeavor are not necessarily the same things that will *keep* you fired up along the way. . So, I have decided to dedicate my October newsletter to the subject of motivation and my November one to - you guessed it - habits! I am excited to share some of the science behind these concepts (I wrote my Master's thesis on motivation and find it endlessly fascinating - especially when I am feeling unmotivated!) as well as personal examples and practical steps you can implement immediately. . If you're on my email list, watch for the Oct issue this Thursday! If you're not on my list, DM me and I will make sure you don't miss out! . What's getting you fired up (aka, motivating you) these days? . . . . . . #motivation #habit #artandscience #coaching #newsletter ...

Worry, comparison, perfectionism, self-doubt, fear ... what could you let go of this season to invite more light and peace into your life? 🍂🍁🍂
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#lessonsfromnature #mindsetmonday #personalcoach #executivecoach #lettinggo.

Worry, comparison, perfectionism, self-doubt, fear ... what could you let go of this season to invite more light and peace into your life? 🍂🍁🍂 . . . . . #lessonsfromnature #mindsetmonday #personalcoach #executivecoach #lettinggo ...

Even if there are 8 zillion other coaches or authors or event planners or photographers or real estate agents or whatever it is you dream of doing, no one can do it quite like you. We need your unique, positive contribution in the world! We want to benefit from your gifts, and we want to see you succeed. ☀️
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If you're in my email community, watch your inbox today for half a dozen or so ideas on how to put this into practice. (And if you're not part of my email community, DM me!) Wishing you a beautiful week ahead, friends!
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#meaningfulwork #purposefullife #doyourthing #personalcoach #inspirepositiveaction.

Even if there are 8 zillion other coaches or authors or event planners or photographers or real estate agents or whatever it is you dream of doing, no one can do it quite like you. We need your unique, positive contribution in the world! We want to benefit from your gifts, and we want to see you succeed. ☀️ . If you're in my email community, watch your inbox today for half a dozen or so ideas on how to put this into practice. (And if you're not part of my email community, DM me!) Wishing you a beautiful week ahead, friends! . . . . . #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #doyourthing #personalcoach #inspirepositiveaction ...

"What do you actually write about in your journal?" . I've been journaling since receiving my first diary, complete with lock and key (that I felt *sure* was impenetrable 😁), at age 8. Since that time, with a few exceptions here and there, journaling has been a fairly constant part of my life. . If you've never picked up a journal before, or find yourself staring at a blank page or screen wondering what to write, here are some prompts you might find helpful: . 📓 If I were granted an extra day this month, and all basic needs (ie, sleep) were met, how would I spend it? . 📓 What have I seen or experienced this week that made me smile and/or feel good about life? . 📓 If a stranger asked one of my friends or family members to describe me in 3 words, what words do I hope they would choose? . 📓 What activities do I find so engaging, I lose track of time? . 📓 If my favorite magazine asked to write a feature article about me one year from now, what would I want the story to be? . Journaling can be anything you want it to be: a recap of your days, dreams and ideas for the future, lists, doodles, mind maps. Consider giving journaling a try this weekend. This may sound dramatic, but it could be a life-changing experience! 📝 . What are your thoughts - or questions - about journaling? . . PS - I have dozens of journaling ideas and prompts on my blog, too - just search 'journal' at ChristiHegstad.com if you'd like more! . . #journaling #journalwriting #coachingquestions #journalprompts #personalgrowth ...

Within a week I will post my 700th (😳) blog. I feel the need to celebrate this random milestone by writing something momentous, so of course my mind has gone completely blank. 😂 .

What would *you* most like to know? Where are you feeling challenged, what have you always wondered about coaching / purpose / goals, or even what would you like to know about me or my career/life path? Share your questions below or DM me and I will address as many as I can, either in blog #700 or a future one! .

In the meantime, feel free to peruse the 698 or so blogs waiting for you at ChristiHegstad.com! 📝
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#askmeanything 
#blogger #FAQ #700blogs #coach #writer #author #personaldevelopment #professionalgrowth
#executivecoach #personalcoach #coaching #achievers #makeyourdifference #bigdreams #boldgoals #clarityandconfidence #values #professionaldevelopment #personalgrowth #growthmindset #entrepreneur #businessowner #dowhatyoulove #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #coachinglife #inspirepositiveaction #meaningandpurpose.

Within a week I will post my 700th (😳) blog. I feel the need to celebrate this random milestone by writing something momentous, so of course my mind has gone completely blank. 😂 . What would *you* most like to know? Where are you feeling challenged, what have you always wondered about coaching / purpose / goals, or even what would you like to know about me or my career/life path? Share your questions below or DM me and I will address as many as I can, either in blog #700 or a future one! . In the meantime, feel free to peruse the 698 or so blogs waiting for you at ChristiHegstad.com! 📝 . . . . . #askmeanything #blogger #FAQ #700blogs #coach #writer #author #personaldevelopment #professionalgrowth #executivecoach #personalcoach #coaching #achievers #makeyourdifference #bigdreams #boldgoals #clarityandconfidence #values #professionaldevelopment #personalgrowth #growthmindset #entrepreneur #businessowner #dowhatyoulove #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #coachinglife #inspirepositiveaction #meaningandpurpose ...

This is the first line in Covey's outstanding book, First Things First.
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The next line:

This is the first line in Covey's outstanding book, First Things First. . The next line: "Are these things receiving the care, emphasis, and time you really want to give them?" . Whew - he really wastes no time getting to the heart of the matter, does he?! . Our priorities can and do change over time. My priorities were wildly different before I started a family, for example, or before I opened my business. Heck, they were different even just a few months ago! . We are still near the start of a new quarter, which I believe is the perfect time to reconsider your priorities and what you want to dedicate your care and attention to for the remainder of the year. Your list may initially feel large, but see if you can take Covey's cue and choose the few things that truly matter the most at this time in your life. . Then, give those few things top billing for the next few months. Block time specifically for them. Say 'no' to other things in favor of your greater 'yes.' Maybe we *can* do everything - just not all at once. 😊 . What's one priority that comes to mind immediately for you? . . . . . #priorities #firstthingsfirst #whatmattersmost #honorwhatmatters #timemanagement #prioritymanagement #makeitcount #whatisyourwhy #coach #family #health #career #executivecoach #personalcoach #certifiedcoach #coaching #achievers #makeyourdifference #meaningandpurpose #clarityandconfidence #vision #values #professionaldevelopment #personalgrowth #entrepreneur #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #coachinglife #inspirepositiveaction #purpose ...

"You can have a great system for organizing email and scheduling daily conference calls on projects, but I'm guessing at your retirement dinner, people won't talk about your pristine in-box or packed schedule." - Laura Vanderkam . What *will* they talk about at your retirement dinner? What do you *want* them to talk about? . We can easily fill our days with details, troubleshooting, and operating in reactive mode. Details are important, but intentional effort - and some disciplined prioritizing - are required to move the needle on the big picture goals and vision. . This week, consider what difference you truly want to make through your work before the year wraps up. Maybe it's investing time developing the leaders around you. Maybe it's completing an important but easy-to-put-off project. Maybe it's your own personal or professional development. . Choose your top priorities, then start scheduling them into your calendar and placing intentional effort toward them. (Let me know if you need help with this!) You don't have to wait until your retirement party to choose the impact you will make - you can decide and take action, starting now! ☀️ . PS - This scene = beautiful fall day in Iowa farm country. #thankyoufarmers . . . . . #leadershiplegacy #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #priorities #whatmattersmost #deepwork #executivecoach #personalcoach #certifiedcoach #coach #coaching #achievers #makeyourdifference #meaningandpurpose #clarityandconfidence #vision #values #professionalgrowth #personaldevelopment #meaningfulachievement #growthmindset #meaningfulsuccess #highachievers #dowhatyoulove #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #highperformers #mindset #inspirepositiveaction ...

I barely remember the flight home from Santa Barbara. I had just finished some in-person training for my coaching certification, where I was also introduced to positive psychology. I popped into a bookshop near my hotel, purchased Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, and devoured it on the plane. I was hooked!
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The research and practical application of this field can truly be life-changing, and I incorporate principles of it into all my coaching work.
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I am often asked where to start when delving into positive psychology, and these are a few of the books that come to mind. In each of them you will find stories, practices, and examples - all backed by solid research. Over the years I have had the privilege of being taught by some of these authors directly (including Dr. Fredrickson - such a full-circle moment!) and all of their work is profound.
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Have you explored any of these books or others in positive psychology? What have you learned - or what questions do you have?
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#positivepsychology 
#personalcoach #executivecoach #psychology #positivity #coachtraining #certifiedcoach #certifiedpositivepsychologycoach #positivepsychologycoaching #flow #meaningandpurpose #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #books #recommendedreading #aspiresuccessclub #personalcoaching #executivecoaching  #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #onmybookshelf #lifelonglearner #loveoflearning #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #personalleadership #literacyadvocate.

I barely remember the flight home from Santa Barbara. I had just finished some in-person training for my coaching certification, where I was also introduced to positive psychology. I popped into a bookshop near my hotel, purchased Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson, and devoured it on the plane. I was hooked! . The research and practical application of this field can truly be life-changing, and I incorporate principles of it into all my coaching work. . I am often asked where to start when delving into positive psychology, and these are a few of the books that come to mind. In each of them you will find stories, practices, and examples - all backed by solid research. Over the years I have had the privilege of being taught by some of these authors directly (including Dr. Fredrickson - such a full-circle moment!) and all of their work is profound. . Have you explored any of these books or others in positive psychology? What have you learned - or what questions do you have? . . . . . . . #positivepsychology #personalcoach #executivecoach #psychology #positivity #coachtraining #certifiedcoach #certifiedpositivepsychologycoach #positivepsychologycoaching #flow #meaningandpurpose #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #books #recommendedreading #aspiresuccessclub #personalcoaching #executivecoaching #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #onmybookshelf #lifelonglearner #loveoflearning #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #personalleadership #literacyadvocate ...

Which of these best describes your relationship with planning:
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1. Love it! Enjoy creating the plan more than actually doing the thing.
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2. Avoid it! Nothing ever goes according to plan anyway.
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3. Planning? Never heard of it.
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I'm a big planner, and I also recognize that things don't always go according to plan. My calendar this week alone is proof of that!
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But I agree with Dwight D. Eisenhower when he said that plans may turn out to be useless, but the *act* of planning is indispensable. There's no way I could have achieved some of my favorite goals in life if I hadn't thought through my plans first.
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If you'd like to be a bit more planful, here are a few places to experiment:
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📋 Start simple. What is *one thing* you would like to accomplish today or this week? Set aside some time for that one thing.
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📋 Honor your personal preferences. Some people love apps and computer software; for me, my planning typically starts with poster paper and Sharpies. Do what works for you.
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📋 Leave white space. One of my friends in college used to mark 'FREE TIME' on her calendar. Back then we used to (lovingly) joke with her about it, now I see she was a genius ahead of our time.
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Your plans might be detailed and precise, or they might be more 'general destination points' - it will depend on the project and your personality. But, like Eisenhower alluded to, the *act* of planning itself will put you miles ahead, and will also clarify and affirm your goal with every step. Make it fun! Turn it into a game if you want! And don't worry if it's fancy or Pinterest-worthy - just make it work for YOU.
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Put your 1, 2, or 3 - or other (please specify 😊) - in the comments below! .
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#meaningfulsuccess #planner #planning #productivity #purposefulhabits #meaningfulaction #makeithappen #planyourwork #workyourplan #coach #executivecoach #personalcoach #leadershipcoach #homeoffice #coachinglife #coachingoffice #lovewhatyoudo #coffeeandplanning #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #livewithintention #keepitsimple #whitespace #margin #bigdreams #boldgoals #planners #calendars #actionplans #inspirepositiveaction.

Which of these best describes your relationship with planning: . 1. Love it! Enjoy creating the plan more than actually doing the thing. . 2. Avoid it! Nothing ever goes according to plan anyway. . 3. Planning? Never heard of it. . I'm a big planner, and I also recognize that things don't always go according to plan. My calendar this week alone is proof of that! . But I agree with Dwight D. Eisenhower when he said that plans may turn out to be useless, but the *act* of planning is indispensable. There's no way I could have achieved some of my favorite goals in life if I hadn't thought through my plans first. . If you'd like to be a bit more planful, here are a few places to experiment: . 📋 Start simple. What is *one thing* you would like to accomplish today or this week? Set aside some time for that one thing. . 📋 Honor your personal preferences. Some people love apps and computer software; for me, my planning typically starts with poster paper and Sharpies. Do what works for you. . 📋 Leave white space. One of my friends in college used to mark 'FREE TIME' on her calendar. Back then we used to (lovingly) joke with her about it, now I see she was a genius ahead of our time. . Your plans might be detailed and precise, or they might be more 'general destination points' - it will depend on the project and your personality. But, like Eisenhower alluded to, the *act* of planning itself will put you miles ahead, and will also clarify and affirm your goal with every step. Make it fun! Turn it into a game if you want! And don't worry if it's fancy or Pinterest-worthy - just make it work for YOU. . Put your 1, 2, or 3 - or other (please specify 😊) - in the comments below! . . . . . #meaningfulsuccess #planner #planning #productivity #purposefulhabits #meaningfulaction #makeithappen #planyourwork #workyourplan #coach #executivecoach #personalcoach #leadershipcoach #homeoffice #coachinglife #coachingoffice #lovewhatyoudo #coffeeandplanning #meaningfulwork #purposefullife #livewithintention #keepitsimple #whitespace #margin #bigdreams #boldgoals #planners #calendars #actionplans #inspirepositiveaction ...

When I started my business, I had approximately zero entrepreneurial experience - unless you count the times I tried to sell the toys I didn't want anymore to my siblings as a kid. 😏

When I started my business, I had approximately zero entrepreneurial experience - unless you count the times I tried to sell the toys I didn't want anymore to my siblings as a kid. 😏 "Who am I to think I can make this work?" was a running theme in my head for quite some time. . When I announced my first big public event, I sent the email, closed my laptop, and paced the floor thinking, "Who am I to put on an event like this? What if no one registers? Or what if they come and think I don't know what I am talking about?" . Yes, I have experienced my fair share of impostor syndrome. And yes, it's exhausting. . My blog and social media posts on this topic last week prompted a great deal of discussion - *none* of it public. Impostor syndrome is something nearly all of us experience from time to time but don't talk about for fear that we're the only one or that we'll blow our cover. . If you can relate, scoot on over to my blog today for 5 tips to address impostor syndrome. And if you'd like to work on this further, DM me about coaching opportunities. This topic comes up *often* in my coaching work and I would love to help you use it to your advantage instead of letting it hold you back! . . . #impostorsyndrome #clarity #confidence #whodoyouthinkyouare #coach #coaching #reframe ...

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