Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 12/17/2007


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for December 17, 2007

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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

December 17, 2007 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Join Wise Women Circle
Ask Coach Carole
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
December Specials!
Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Webster’s Dictionary offers several definitions of the word “holiday”:

1.  Holy Day

2.  A day on which one is exempt from work

3.  A period of relaxation


Here is my Top Ten List to create a peaceful and purposeful holiday season that I hope will help you have a restful and happy holiday that reflects the true meaning of this joyous season.


1. Recall What You Learned Last Year.

Unless you do things differently, your results won’t be different.

2. Make Your List and Check it Twice.

Take the time (today) to make your lists and start planning time in your schedule for the things that need to be done.  Make sure to leave some time for yourself.

3. Keep it Simple.

Remember that the true meaning of the holidays is to be among the people that you love. 

4.  Stay Out of The Malls.

Do your holiday shopping online or through catalogs.  You can even have your gifts wrapped and mailed for you--one less thing for you to have to do!

5. Ask For Help.

If entertaining, ask your guests to bring a dish to share. Get your family to help with the shopping, wrapping, etc. Hire a cleaning service, a handy-man.  You get the idea.

6. Implement a Budget.

There’s no sense in starting the New Year off with a chunk of debt. (See #1, 3, and 4)

7. Try Something Different.

Why not start a new holiday tradition like adopting a family in need, making donations to charities in lieu of gifts, or helping out at a local food bank?

8. When Feeling Stressed, Breathe.

If you find the holiday activities getting the best of you, take a deep breath and pull yourself into a place of gratitude. After all, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

9. Just Say No.

If there is something that you are not feeling up to doing, don’t do it. Remember, soon you will have a whole new year awaiting you—perhaps there are some things that can wait.

10. Set Your Intention.

What kind of holiday experience you have is entirely up to you. Get clear about your intentions, embrace your ability to make choices, and create the best holiday season ever!


Have a Jolly week!



P.S. Just in time for the Holidays. The Ten Principles of Attraction audio book now available in MP3 format! Order your download HERE


Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world."
- Robert Louis Stevenson


Question:  How high on your priority list is being happy? What might your life look like if you were to move it up an notch or two?


Affirmation:  "Happiness (or being happy) is my top priority. As I experience and express my happiness, I bless the entire world!"


Copyright 2007, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole

"Carole is the lens in your 35mm life. She is persistent, supportive, and completely devoted to helping you focus and clarify your life's goals. She will change your life in the process."
Charmaine Weis, Marketing Consultant, Denver, CO

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Join Carole's Wise Women Circle Group!

New Groups Now Forming for January!

New groups are now forming for the January Wise Women Circle Group. So, gather a friend or two and let’s see what we can do!  Click here to Register and learn more about this group 

The Wise Women Circle Group meets three times a month for 55 minutes. As a participant in the group, you will receive the support of me, as your coach, to guide you along your journey forward as well as the support, interaction, feedback, and encouragement from women in the group. Each month we cover specific areas of living and you will receive personalized attention and direction for you to upgrade your life.

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NEW! Ask Coach Carole

One of the most gratifying parts of writing Monday Morning Coach is hearing from you. Knowing that my writing resonates with you and addressing things that matter most to you is what inspires me to keep writing. One reader recently wrote . . .


Dear Coach Carole,

  What can I do to get out of this end-of-the-year, holiday's-are-approaching funk. I don't feel like being productive?

- Bored in Boston


Dear Bored,

My first question to you is, just how important is it that you be productive?  Obviously there are things on your task list that must be done, but what if you gave yourself a bit of a break?  In allowing yourself to BE more and DO less, you might find a new sense of refreshment (which in turn will help you to be more productive).


My second question to you is what is your deepest intention for this holiday season?  If you were to identify what matters to you the most, you can become very intentional in what you do and don’t commit to doing.  Subsequently, you might find more joy and satisfaction in your days and a little less boredom.  Remember, it’s up to you to decide how you want to experience the holidays.  You can do what you always do and get more of the same or you can try something different.  The choice is yours.



What topics would you like to see addressed in upcoming issues of Monday Morning Coach? Do you have a specific question that you'd like to ask?

Don’t be shy. Are you pondering a question that you think may be unique to you? I assure you, there are others asking the same question.

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Read Articles Written by Carole


Carole's article, "What Does Your Intuition Say?" was recently published in the Indigo Valley Newsletter. Click HERE to view this article.


Click HERE to read Carole's newest featured writings.


Carole in the News

Carole was featured in The Denver Post on August 26, 2007. The article titled, "Coaches talk clients to new growth, action, connection" can be read by clicking this link.

Carole would love to share her news articles with you. Click HERE to read other news stories written about Coach Carole.

NEW! Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation (Hardcover)
by Mike Robbins (Author)


Robbins, a motivational speaker and professional coach explores the power of positive thinking and the art of appreciation. Like other self-help titles, such as The Secret, Robbins writes that like attracts like, and to get what we want in life we must focus on what we want (rather than what we don't want). Robbins explains how the simple act of appreciation can change our lives.

Click to view or purchase this book


See a list of Carole's other recommended books

NEW! December Specials!


Now Available! The 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format!

That's right! You can now get my 10 Principles of Attraction in MP3 format! It's perfect for downloading and listening to whenever life's struggles take you off course.


Order the MP3 version of this audio book now for only $14.99!

Click HERE to order The 10 Principles of Attraction audio book in MP3 format.

Begin today to live a happier, healthier life that is a true expression of Who You Really Are!

Don't know what to get the busy professional in your life this holiday?

Gift Certificates make a perfect last minute gift!

Change someone's life today! Give the ultimate gift of personal success...a gift certificate for coaching or audio products.
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Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires high achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2007 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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