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Christine’s blog posts about finding your life purpose, shifting careers, breaking free from the cube farm, escaping the rat race, and other life altering advice.

 

The Power of Fancy-Schmancy Things

The Power of Fancy-Schmancy Things

I go to work. I open a new Word document. And lose a stare-down contest with a blank page. My stomach curls into knots. Über famous marketing genius and all around smarty pants, Seth Godin, says he never gets writers block. He says no one ever talks about getting talkers block. He writes the way […]

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Best Darn Company to Work For | How to Lead from the Edge by Christine Boudreau, certified executive oach

Best Darn Company to Work For (Or How to Lead from the Edge)

EDS was the best darn company I ever worked for.  Until it wasn’t. It was 1998. Ross Perot left the building, but his boys still ran the show.  Which was good. Because they learned from Ross and knew how to do things. Big, important things.  Like lead the biggest jail break in history. And other stuff like create […]

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Don't Judge Your Dreams. Live Them.

How to NOT Do It All

Do you feel like you have to do it all? You’re not alone. There is only so much time in the day. We can’t do it all. You have to pick and choose what you’re gonna focus on. How do you know what to focus on?  Here are 6 steps to NOT doing it all that […]

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But for the grace of God go I

But for the Grace of God Go I

Time is measured in many ways.  By the breaths we take, the lives we affect, the pages we turn on the calendar… Grace visits us in the largest and smallest of moments. Grace is the pause before the sigh. The hope beyond the suffering. As my step-sister, Judy, nears the end of her battle with […]

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47 Life-Changing Books Christine Loves

47 Life-Changing Books Christine Loves

47 Life-Changing Books That Will Move You to a Higher Shelf These 47 life-changing books honestly changed my life. They are a must-read. I absolutely adore each and every one as if they were my own children. They have inspired me, forced me to look in the mirror, and increased my awareness. Some chewed me […]

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Secret to Success: I Failed & Why You Should Too | Christine Boudreau

The Secret to Success: I Failed

The secret to success is found in failures. I built a long list of accomplishments over the years. The secret? An even longer list of failures. My discovery: the secret to success is found in failures. My list of failures is so long I can list them both alphabetically and chronologically.  And that is simply […]

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Solve Your Problems Today

Solve Your Problems Today

Learn how your thoughts can change your world this very instant. The first step in solving your problems today:  Grab a sheet of paper.  Or open the note app on your phone. In 2 minutes, quickly and without really thinking, make a list of everything wrong or unsatisfactory in your life. Your list might include things […]

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How to Find Patience Now

How to Find Patience Now

Has anyone ever got on your nerves?  Does your mother-in-law criticize your cooking?  Maybe your boss micro-manages you too much?  Is your daughter’s teacher is difficult to deal with?  If you’ve ever needed to find patience, then you’ll want to know… The secret to tolerance:  Remember that we’re all doing the best we know how. Someone’s […]

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Escape the Rat Race

Escape the Rat Race Now

Do you fantasize about escaping the rat race?  You’re not alone. Jennifer, a highly educated & successful woman in her late-30s, expresses a desire to escape the rat race.  She dreams of abandoning corporate life and starting her own company.  However, she believes she has a stable job at a reliable company making good money.  She […]

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Live Life Like a Sharpie

Everyone should live life like a Sharpie:  Be bold and leave a permanent mark.         You May Also Like These Great Articles… How to Get What You Really Want in Life 47 Life-Changing Books Christine Loves How Life Coaching Helps You 5 Life Lessons from the Easter Bunny

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3 Steps to Drop a Bad Habit for Good

3 Steps to Drop a Bad Habit for Good

Learn how to drop a bad habit in 3 steps. Wish you could finally drop that bad habit once and for all?  Want to make positive, lasting change?  Now you can.  Just remember the 3 Cs: 1. Catch It 2. Challenge It 3. Change It The 3Cs are a simplified version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy […]

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Is college worth the cost? College is expensive. Is the experience worth the price?

Is college worth the cost?

College.  Is it worth the rising costs? Let me share an email I recently sent to my college-aged niece & nephew: One of my favorite bloggers, James Altucher (made millions, lost it, made it again, worked at HBO, authored several books, & a lot of other cool stuff) wrote a few posts on why you shouldn’t go to […]

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Fear of Change Cost $6 Billion by Christine Boudreau, certified executive coach

Fear of Change Cost $6 Billion

Change is rarely welcomed and frequently denied. Fear underlies a desire to remain the same. Fear keeps you from changing. Fear’s cost can be very high. For one of the largest companies in America, it cost about $6 billion. Everyone’s Afraid of Something As a consultant at one of the country’s largest information technology (IT) […]

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5 Life Lessons from the Easter Bunny by Christine Boudreau Frisco Life Coach

5 Life Lessons from the Easter Bunny

I spent my professional career as a leader of change, which you can read about at Christine’s Bio.  At age 15, I landed my first job:  an elf at the Santa stand in our local mall.  I was such a success, my boss promoted me to Easter Bunny in the spring.  Here are 5 life […]

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How to Be Happy | Part 3 by Christine Boudreau

How to Be Happy – Part 3

You’ve read How to Be Happy – Part 1 & Part 2.  But you’re still not sure how to be happy and how ego can sabotage you?  Then read on… 1.  Stop comparing. Ego says you’re not good enough compared to them – whoever they are.  It also says you’re the best damn thing out there […]

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How to Be Happy | Part 2 | by Christine Boudreau

How to Be Happy – Part 2

You read How to Be Happy – Part 1, and accept that your ego is responsible for all the non-stop rambling and chatter in your head.  You buy that there are two voices or personalities in your head:  one who talks, and one who observes the one who talks.  You might even agree that you are not […]

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How to Be Happy | Part 1

How to Be Happy – Part 1

I could have titled this post: Why You’re Unhappy What Kills Your Success Your #1 Reason for Failure Your Biggest Enemy | Fear | Obstacle Your Biggest Source of Pain The Reason for Your Pain The Single Source of Problem in Your Life Why Things Don’t Work Out for You Why You’re Frustrated, Broke, Miserable, Sad, Unhappy, etc Because […]

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Surrender Prayer by Christine Boudreau Life Coach

Surrender Prayer

Dear God, I’m so tired. So scared. I feel I cannot go on. I’ve worked so hard. Fought for so long. Yet feel I have accomplished so little. I lean hard into the winds that oppose me And swim strong against the current. Yet my persistence is met with resistance. So I surrender all to You. I […]

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Prayer for Control Freaks by Christine Boudreau Life Coach

Prayer for Control Freaks

I wrote the prayer below for a friend who let her Control Freak get out of control. She was trying to micro-manage life and force it to go a certain way — the way she felt things should be.   I reminded her that she is here to serve God. Merriam-Webster defines servant as “a person who is […]

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Perfect Career Wanted: How to Find Your Dream Job by Christine Boudreau, certified executive coach

Perfect Career Wanted: Find Your Dream Job

Does finding the perfect career, or your dream job, feel like finding the perfect pair of jeans — impossible? Do you dream of the perfect career? Does your current job situation feel like a bad fit? You’re not alone. You want a job that feels custom-made and tailor-fit to you. You are unique. Your career […]

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1 Simple Step to Improve Yourself by Christine Boudreau Life Coach

1 Simple Step to Improve Yourself

How do you improve yourself in one simple step?  Easy… Be like a kid today. Kids learn a lot by simply watching and observing.  So can you.  Here’s what I mean… Observe without Judgment For one 8 hour period — a typical work day — observe your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to all of the […]

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How to Avoid Disappointment by Christine Boudreau, Certified Life Coach

How to Avoid Disappointment

Here’s the secret to avoid disappointment… Have you ever expected to get something, but then you didn’t?  Maybe you expected your husband to remember your anniversary.  Or your girlfriends to invite you to Girls’ Night Out.  Perhaps you expected your chocolate chip cookies to bake to perfection. One Thing is Certain If you have an […]

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Inspirational Prayer Titled My Prayer for You by Christine Boudreau LIfe Coach

Inspirational Prayer: My Prayer for You

I wrote this inspirational prayer for my husband. He was struggling with the everyday things of everyday things. I knew exactly what he was feeling because I’ve seen it and felt it a hundred times before. It’s those times when you know better, but for whatever reason you can’t do better. Maybe your co-worker is […]

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Are You Hard to Love by Christine Boudreau, certified executive coach

Are You Hard to Love?

Do you ever wonder if you are hard to love?   Perhaps because you can only give what you have been given.  What I mean by that is… Think of a dog who was physically abused by a previous owner.  That dog will not jump in your lap and greet you with a wagging tail — […]

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How to Get What You Really Want in Life by Christine Boudreau Executive Coach

How to Get What You Really Want in Life

Do you ever wonder how to get what you really want in life?   Easy. Let your soul glow. Let me explain. You were born with a light inside:  a God-given talent.  Your soul’s glow.  An internal fingerprint that resembles no other fingerprint in any shape or form. Your soul’s glow shines in only the […]

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Motivational Prayer Titled Lead the Way by Christine Boudreau Life Coach

Motivational Prayer: Lead the Way

This is a motivational prayer I wrote titled Lead the Way. When I wrote this motivational prayer, I felt particularly vulnerable.   I beat myself up for not being good enough. Not writing good enough. Not working on my business good enough. Basically, anything and everything I tried to do wasn’t good enough according to […]

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6 Steps to Happiness by Christine Boudreau

6 Steps to Happiness

You can’t quite place your finger on it, but you know something isn’t right.  You’re searching for something.  You try to satisfy your hunger with things.  With people.  With chocolate.  With a glass of wine.  Definitely with busy-ness.  The kids and laundry keep your mind off that thing that isn’t quite right.  Dr. Brene Brown, […]

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