New year, new blogging gig with Martha Beck

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Happy New Year!

I am so excited about this year I can hardly stand it.  I am looking at a fresh, clean desk that I spent 3 hours working on yesterday.  I shredded 2 garbage bags worth of old documents, put up new pictures on my bulletin board and wrote the following on my white board:

  • Great partners
  • Time is precious
  • Organize/Outsource
  • Live it to give it
  • No excuses

These are my mantras for 2008.  I will write about each as the month goes on, but I want to start with an exciting update for the first one:  Great partners.

If you have read this blog for very long, you know that I am a big fan of my coaching mentor, Martha Beck (picture above).  She has written a number of books including my favorite Finding Your Own North Star, and is a monthly columnist for O, Oprah’s Magazine.  I am kind of picky about coaching gurus, but Martha is the real deal for me.  She is wickedly smart, funny, thoughtful and has a very effective and powerful coaching methodology. 

So I was beyond thrilled when she asked me to write for her blog twice a month, starting today.  You can read the "back story" in my first post, but basically I will be writing about things that have a bigger scope than just starting a business.  I see it as a great addition to my portfolio of activities, as well as a way to sharpen my coaching knowledge and reach a wider audience.

Knowing that all of you have more on your mind than just starting a business, I hope you enjoy it too.

Check out the first post here.  We will be migrating to a different website soon and will add the RSS info when that is complete.  For now, I will let you know on this blog when new posts are available.

5 Responses to “New year, new blogging gig with Martha Beck”

  1. …filled cardboard boxes

    Have you been here? I have. Funny I was drawn to Tom Asacker’s New Year’s day blog post because of the title, Henry David Thoreau on predictions and it inspires this talking about filled cardboard boxes — that’s the way

  2. Fabulous news, Pam. Sounds like your own North Star is really lighting the way. Look forward to getting the new RSS info.

  3. Jef says:

    Hi Pam, congratulations with this new adventure! I am sure you will proof 1 (Martha) + 1 (you) to be more than 2 !

    Make sure you get an RSS-feed soon, because I don’t want to miss one single post! 😉

    And for subjects to cover, I’d appreciate anything about finding and formulating your own ‘mission’ in life. How to ‘discover’ your core values, and translate them into some energizing mission statement to live up to. I’d especially appreciate some practical guidance or exercises about this.

    Good luck, and most of all, have fun!

  4. Lea Woodward says:

    Congratulations Pam, that’s fantastic news for you and a very exciting project to work on.

    Looking forward to the new blog and more insights from you.

    Happy 2008!

    Lea

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