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Hello. Julie Abel here again with The Courageous Leader Show. Today, we’re continuing the topic about choice and understanding that the choice for the things that you do in your life is yours. I was working with a client this week whose manager had asked her to come up with a list of jobs that she’d like to do next. When she realized that she had a choice in the matter, one of the most important things that she did was make a list of the choices. She thought about what do I want to do next and wrote them down in a list, shared them with me, and then went through the list with me. When we went through the list, she realized that there were some things she was not interested in and there were some things that she really, really loved.

So, it’s important to not only understand that the choice of what you do in your career and your life is your choice. If you want to work for the company you’re working for, that’s your choice. And it’s also your choice to decide what’s next. A critical step is to write down what you want, go back, look at the list, work with a coach, have some insight about the choices that you make. I’d like to invite you to step into being a courageous leader and create the impactful career and life you desire with clarity, alignment, and focus. You can follow me at julieabelcoaching.com.


We’re going to talk about choice today. The definition of choice is the act of making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. And I think the most important word in that sentence is act. It’s important to realize that when you make a decision that’s an action and when you don’t make a decision you’re also acting by not making that decision.

For example, two weeks ago I reached out to my coach and said, “… I’m really frustrated with something that’s going on in my business, can you help me?” And she said, “Okay, what’s going on?” I explained it to her and then she said, “Why do you keep choosing this? Why do you keep choosing not to do something?” And I realized that not doing is also a choice.

I’d like you to think about today, where in your career next steps are you making a choice and making a decision? And where are you actually making a choice not to make a decision and not to take action? When you’re ready to take action, I’d like to invite you to step into being a courageous leader and create the impactful career and life you desire, with clarity, with alignment, and with focus.

You can reach me at www.julieabelcoaching.com. Thanks.

Hi there. I’m Julie Abel, and I’m the host of the Courageous Leader show. This is a video show where leaders can come learn about how to get clarity in their careers and their lives in order to expand their vision and create the extraordinary life they desire. Today’s topic is about starting over.

About a week ago, I found myself in a position that many leaders find themselves in. You’ve gotten behind. You’ve just been really crazy busy, and you’re staring at a pile of work, and it doesn’t seem like there’s any hope in sight. What I did is I wrote myself a permission slip to basically start over at that minute and that day. So, this says, “For Julie,” the date was September 4th, and I gave myself permission to start over. It really changed my whole attitude. It allowed me to open up the space and figure out what was most important and reprioritize what was happening with my work, and it really allowed me to let go of the feeling of being behind and the frustration and allowed for the openness of starting over.

Where in your life do you think would be a great place to start over? Could it be your email? Could it be taking your entire email box, archiving it, and starting over? You still have all of the old emails, but it allows you the opportunity to start over. Do you need to start over on a specific project? Do you need to start over maybe with your fitness or your exercise? What I’d like for you to do today is find one area that would feel so refreshing to start over in and literally write yourself a permission slip. Write permission at the top of it, write your name and the date, and give yourself permission to start over. I hope you liked the topic today.

Until next time, I’m Julie Abel the founder of the Courageous Leader show, and I’m encouraging you to take your leadership to the next level and go out and make a difference in the world. To learn more about The Courageous Leadership and the Joy and Money Matrix Plus blueprint and to book a clarity session with me go to www.julieabelcoaching.com. Thank you. Bye.