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Take a Risk: 10 Inspiring Quotes

Ignite Your Potential coaches want you to experience all life has to offer. You will never know where you can succeed if you stay within your comfort zone, so be brave and take a chance at the possibility of uncovering your life’s purpose. To find self-love and confidence, learn something new and discover unknown opportunities, consider some strategic risk-taking. Embracing positive risks will change your life in unexpected ways.

Need some inspiration? Read these fuel firing quotes:

  1. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” — Maya Angelou
  3. “…If there is no risk, there is no reward.” ― Christy Raedeke
  4. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan 
  5. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” -Henry Ford
  6. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  7. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  8. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” — T.S. Eliot
  9. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” ― Mark Zuckerberg
  10. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

Whether it is investing in a property or applying for a job that you feel unqualified for, we hope this list of inspirational quotes inspired you to take some risks. Don’t want to take this adventurous journey alone? Ignite Your Potential Center coaches can be by your side every step of the way. We are #1 in San Francisco and Los Angeles, let us show you how we earned that praise. Remember, all of the award-winning coaches at the Ignite Your Potential Centers offer a complimentary 25-minute phone session to help you meet your life goals and career goals.
We challenge you to step out of your comfort zone today.

3 Tips to Overcome Fear of Rejection

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” – Judy Blume

Fear of rejection can negatively affect most aspects of one’s life. It’s so powerful that it discourages the achievement of goals and living a full life filled with happiness. It also has many consequences. Facing this fear is not easy, but it is necessary. Here are three tips to help you start overcoming your fear of rejection:  

1. Don’t Take it Personally

Everyone has a different reason for saying no, and it could have absolutely nothing to do with you. Maybe you didn’t receive a job because the interviewer had a current employee in mind for the position. Or maybe a person at the bar (you finally mustered up the courage to approach) declined a date because they recently got out of a bad relationship. Not every opportunity you pursue is meant for you. Timing and compatibility are two things that are completely out of your control.

Being confident in your personality and capabilities is essential to facing rejection. You’ll be able to detach your self-worth from the opinions and acceptance of others. This could lead to your life flourishing in ways you didn’t know were possible.

2. Don’t Run, Stay Engaged

Often times when we face rejection the fear centers in our brain tell us to flee from the situation. However, as a reframe, welcome the feedback that rejection offers. Instead of running away and never looking back, if it’s appropriate, ask why. You may find that the feedback is constructive.

Jia Jiang, author and founder of Wuju Learning, has an amazing Ted Talk titled “What I learned from 100 days of rejection”. Jia outlines his experience with fearing rejection and how he overcame his fear. He also shares how he continues to inspire others to do the same.

3. Embrace Rejection

Rejection has a negative connotation, it’s viewed as a form of failure. Finding the lesson in every experience you faced rejection is very valuable. From every “no” there is an opportunity for self-growth, self-exploration, and self-improvement. It is important to understand rejection does not define you. Let your reaction to being rejected showcase who you are.

Think about the last time you were rejected. Now think about all the opportunities that came from that closed door. Celebrate your rejection because you stepped out of your comfort zone to get closer to achieving your goals. Staying positive and working hard will introduce you to new opportunities. Embracing rejection is truly a catalyst for your odyssey to self-fulfillment.

After reading this article, we hope your perspective of rejection has improved. Remember, all of the award-winning coaches at the Ignite Your Potential Centers offer a complimentary 25-minute phone session to help you meet your life goals and career goals. We are the #1 career coaches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, let us show you how we earned that praise. We can’t wait to witness your pursuit of living a life without regrets.

Stuck in a Work Rut? Get Out of It!


Before you start looking for a new job, try these four ideas for getting your head back in the game and rediscover your sense of being centered and empowered.

Figure Out the Root of the Problem

Before you can get out of a rut, you have to figure out why you’re in it. This means self-evaluating. When did you start feeling this way? Was it after a poorly received presentation? A change in responsibilities? Also, keep in mind that the cause might not have anything to do with work. Once you identify the cause of your unhappiness, you will be better able to handle it.

Focus on Self-Care

Taking care of yourself can solve a lot of smaller problems. That means making sure you’re getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating right. At work, take breaks and make it a point to eat lunch away from your computer screen. Self-care is a part of self-management and building resilience.

Remember Why You Wanted the Job

It’s easy to forget why you were excited about your role or the company in the beginning. Take the time to remember the reason this job is important to your big picture strategic plan.

Take a Break

Even if you can’t swing a weeklong trip, plan a quick weekend getaway. Getting out of your routine can clear your mind and help you refocus. It can seem counter-intuitive, but we need rest to allow our brain to recover. We will be sharper upon our return.

After reading this article if you are inspired to take your career to the next level, remember that all of the award-winning coaches at the Ignite Your Potential Centers offer a complimentary 25-minute phone session to help you meet your life goals and career goals. We are the #1 career coaches in San Francisco and Los Angeles, let us show you how we earned that praise.

How Ignite Your Potential Life Coaching Can Cause Your Next Big Shift

It takes a village to raise a child.

This African proverb rings true: you sometimes need greater insight to deal with the joys and pitfalls of life. However, its use isn’t limited to parenthood, it can also be applied to other aspects of life. It can take a village to move yourself to the next level, to reach the goals you’ve been striving toward.

Think of a life coach as an essential part of that village.

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An Objective Viewpoint

Blind spots are a normal part of being human. In other words, we all have areas of our lives and ourselves that we are overlooking. In addition, we get stuck, get in our own way, and don’t know where to turn. A life coach can offer a unique set of perspectives and with this new awareness we can get out of a rut. A life coach helps us look at the big picture and reframe the way we see the scene.

Are old patterns getting between you and a career or life change? Have certain habits caused your life to stall? A life coach begins to understand your goals, helps articulate them, and then sets action plans to achieve your targets. The clarity and process that comes from working with a life coach is fundamental, if you want to make a positive shift in your personal and professional life.

Discovering Yourself

Many people live their life without articulating their strengths and talents. Life coaching utilizes emotional and social intelligence methods to help you observe yourself and your natural abilities. As life coaches, we support you to stop second guessing yourself and be the person you’re meant to be.

Asking the Tough Questions

To unleash creativity, sometimes we need an outside perspective, someone to ask questions we have not considered. A life coach will ask insightful questions that make you think and help you gain insight. These are the cornerstone of how change is created. They lay the groundwork for you to reach your greatest potential.

Support

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At times you may experience imposture syndrome. While completely normal, this negative mindset can actually contribute to missteps in life. A life coach sets your mind in a healthy direction by telling the truth: that you are capable of reaching your goals, you are good enough. They will show evidence of this and help boost your self confidence by giving you the power to reverse the negative statements that may keep you from taking the next best step in your life.

Planning

Do you have big dreams but don’t know how to execute them? Achieving goals can be more difficult if we don’t have clear intentions. What steps are you going to take? How long will it take you to make this shift?

It’s hard to go on a road trip without a map. How do you get to your destination without a route to follow? A life coach can help develop a clear, concise vision and then a strategic action plan to reach your goals.

Conclusion

While it’s tempting to try to power through life on your own, sometimes it’s necessary to bring people into your inner circle. An Ignite Your Potential life coach is an unbiased, highly trained professional who can highlight where you may be holding yourself back, with understanding and compassion. By asking the right questions, they help you see your strengths and talents.  Our coaches also help develop your self-confidence by guiding you to reframe your thoughts, and develop a clear, effective, strategic plan for the future. It’s time to lean on the village and grab onto your next big shift.