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It’s Not Serious; It’s Just Your Life

It’s Not Serious; It’s Just Your Life

If you’re in transition, and you’re expecting to solve the problem of ‘what to do next’, it may be time to invent a new way of being. This blog is about ‘brushing the dust off’ and seeing what’s going on from a more natural, creative perspective.

Transition is not a problem, it’s simply part of the journey of life.

Yet it feels like a problem. The older you get; the more you think you have to lose.

Changing the current situation of your life, by using your ‘tried and true’ solutions?  You will find they aren’t working anymore. This is a new moment in time.

Man stranded on a rock in ocean

When you get to a certain level of accomplishment, you do expect to be able to solve all kinds of problems of ‘what to do next’.  Yet, there’s nothing there.

It’s scary, and you feel stuck in the mud, like it takes forever.

If you knew you wouldn’t fail — and time, money, education, your age, your physical well-being if nothing was a consideration and you have carte blanche – what would you do?

(Having some humor goes a long way here. You’ve probably been very responsible; how could you even entertain such a thing?)

There’s nothing wrong here, even when you’ve arrived at the top and then you notice you’re standing at the bottom of another hill!  Or you’re searching, feeling isolated and alone in our vast world.  It’s just part of life; part of your finances or part of your well-being.

Join Joy and Rosie Horner in a three series teleclass to support your creative mode in addition to contributing ideas to others. You’ve all been lectured and taken the assessments.  This is about taking all that research you’ve done on yourself and practicing what’s coming out of your mouth.

I‘ve been through many different transitions in my life.  My latest career transition was leaving corporate America and starting my coaching, consulting and training business in 2002.  Rosie was a corporate coach who worked with me in the 1990’s, and because of our work together I made the ‘leap’ into entrepreneur-ship. —Joy

If you knew you wouldn’t fail what would you do?

During this teleconference series you can start letting ideas bubble up without needing a solution at the end.

It’s your personal design that will give you the ideas.  Your commitments and how it used to be, gets in the way of having decent ideas.  You’ve already used those up; been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

What is the possibility, if you knew you wouldn’t fail, and you were in touch with your natural design?

Join us for the three teleclass series starting May 20th: It’s Not Serious; It’s Just Your Life

Creating a Wellness Program Designed Specifically for YOU

Creating a Wellness Program Designed Specifically for YOU

Spring is in the air!  This is a wonderful season for clearing and cleansing, and redefining what a personal wellness program might look like for YOU.  jpi biking picThere are so many ways to be healthy today, and creating a wellness program for yourself is a great way to set up a healthy system in your life.

Sometimes you really need to rewire how you create your day, with a wellness program in mind.

One thought that works for me – is to exercise three times a day, even if it’s just ten minutes at a time. I realized that I usually eat 3-5 times per day, why not exercise more than once?  I mix it up with walking, elliptical, biking on my trainer, stretching, weights, etc. Also, I listen to great podcasts or audios while making my breakfast in the morning – I spend very little time watching all the ‘bad’ news on tv.

Wellness to me also means spending time with those I care about, creating boundaries around how much time I’m spending on my business, adhering to the financial plans I’ve created for my future, getting plenty of sleep, and feeling positive and happy.

If you’re one of many who spend most waking hours working, here are some simple things you can do to create a healthy wellness program, whether you’re at home or at the office:

  • Increase your energy through proper breath and eating water-rich foods
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water
  • Set up a walking club before or after work with a neighbor or colleague
  • Start a pedometer challenge with a goal of 10,000 steps a day.
  • Hit the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Have a bowl of fruit available rather than candy.
  • Eat alkalizing foods, not acidic.
  • Meditate as a great way to relax and relieve the stress of the day
  • Download an app on your mobile device that tracks your wellness program
  • Create a list of 25 healthy ideas for your wellness program that resonate with you.

Hear from a few happy, healthy clients:

Joy showed me how to improve my game, in life and at the office, by making life balance a priority.  She helped me see things with new clarity and peace, making everything a whole lot easier, less stressful, and more fun.  Sometimes the way to speed up is to slow down first.  Patience is power.

Thank you so much for your caring support over the last many months. Your insights, understanding, analysis, and encouragement have definitely helped me meet my goals and improve my life. You are compassionate, clear headed, and motivational. Just what I needed! The progress I have made while working with you has made my life immeasurably better. Thank you for everything.

By the way, thank you for this great list of acidic/alkaline foods.  Lots of stuff on this list that actually I enjoy (alkalyzing) and lots of stuff I was eating (acidic) that was dominating my diet.  I am definitely skewing my diet to a more healthy balance now!

Since coaching, I find that I don’t waste my energy on things don’t really matter, and being “stressed out” is no longer my way of life. I’ve increased my productivity in all areas of my life and have a new found level of peace and contentment.   

For more information about creating a customized, healthy wellness program for YOU, contact Joy Pecchia at (612) 227-8922 or

Get Noticed With Your Resume

Get Noticed With Your Resume

Your resume is one of the most important parts of your portfolio. This piece of paper can often mean the difference betoverwhelmed confusedween landing your dream job or not. The thing about resumes is that what works and what doesn’t work is always changing. As a best practice, it makes sense to update your resume before starting a job search or even better – automatically update it each year so that it is ready to go.

However, updating a resume is sometimes easier said than done. Whether you don’t have the time or you are unclear on what is working in today’s job market, taking the time to polish it and prepare it for distribution can feel daunting. To help you make sure that you make the best possible first impression, The Daily Muse, a website that offers great career and job search advice, has an extensive list of 45 Quick Changes that Help Your Resume Get Noticed.

You can view the entire article here:

They have their tips separated out based on time. For example, there are tips if you have 2 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 to 15 minutes. This will help you streamline your efforts so you know exactly what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.

Take the overwhelm and frustration of updating your resume by following the tips and advice from The Daily Muse.

And I’d really like to hear your favorite resume tip too. Share it in the comments below.