The Secret to Reaching Your Goals in 2015

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As we are approaching the end of 2014 you might be saying next year “I’ll do better”

Better at….

Exercising

Spending time with God

Eating Healthy

Going to church

Getting organized

Managing my finances

Building my business

Making a career change

Studying the bible

Fill in the blank_____________

But year after year we manage to fall into the same old routine and never really change.

One thing I know for certain is when you are ready to make a change in your life you MUST have accountability.

I remember four years ago {before becoming a Christian Life Coach} I set out for the biggest goal of my life … to run a half marathon 13.1 miles.

Just fresh out of chemotherapy, a coma, life support and radiation this was a pretty crazy and audacious goal.

I wasn’t sure if I really could go through with it, if I really could run 13.1 miles. I was afraid to set such a goal and believe I could do it.

Have you ever been afraid to set a big goal?

As the training began I had two necessary components to insure my success, a coach and accountability.

My coach came along side me and believed in me more than I believed in myself, especially on those days when I was ready to throw in the towel. My coach challenged me to dig deep within myself and connect to my inner strength. My coach encouraged me every time I hit the pavement to give it all I had. But the most important gift my coach gave me was accountability.

Accountability is the secret sauce to success.

Because of my coach and being accountable to someone other than myself I crossed the 13.1-mile finish line on September 5, 2010. A huge victory!

Because of my personal experience in training for my half marathon I discovered the deepest desire of my heart … coaching. Today it is a privilege to serve women around the world as I coach them in achieving their goals. I love my work!

Whether you already have a goal in mind or you’re afraid to even set a goal I want to stretch you today. Dig deep.

What is that one goal you wish more than anything to achieve next year?

When you leave a comment below you will be entered to WIN a signed copy of Limitless Life. “Join Pastor Derwin Gray on a fascinating journey into what can happen when you offer your head, your heart, and your hands to the only one who can offer you truly limitless life.”

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Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

Do You Sweat When You Pray?

 

Do you pray to the point of tears and sweat?

After watching a women pray to the point of tears and sweat I am inspired to step up my prayer life. I am encouraging and challenging you {stretching you} to be intentional when seeking God. Seek him with your whole and heart soul when you pray.

Let me know how I can pray for you in the comments below. Also have you ever had a special encounter while praying?

Everyone who comments today will be entered to WIN a signed copy of Limitless Life by Pastor Derwin Gray of Transformation Church.
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CONGRATULATIONS to LuAnne who is the Winner of A Confident Heart by Renee SwopeEmail linda@lindakuhar.com to receive your prize.

Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away more of my favorite books throughout December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: I will be increasing Coaching fees in January due to client volume and limited availability. However, sessions purchased during 2014 can be rolled over into 2015. 

My Invitation To You

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As another year comes to an end I like to spend a little time intentionally reflecting on the past year. It’s good medicine for the soul.

It creates gratitude.

It’s a gift I like to give myself.

Either I’ll carve out a day to get away to a quiet place or I’ll take a little time each morning for a few days to reflect.

Just a few months ago for my 40th birthday I connected with a group of girlfriends for a nice dinner but instead of having any old conversation we focused our time together on thoughtful questions to ponder.

It was a beautiful purposeful evening filled with intention I treasure.

As your Christian Life Coach I want to encourage you to schedule a time of reflection, maybe even today?

When reflecting, I like to take out my journal and write down all the sacred simple moments I encountered throughout the year.

Now I know how easy it is for our minds to go to that place of ugh!!!! I wish I would of, should of, or could of this year, but that’s not what this is about. This is a time to give yourself a {hug & a bit of love}.

Okay sweet friend?

So today I invite you to spend some time of reflection with me in the comments below. I’ll leave the first comment. 

From my heart to yours, thank you for being a part of my blog community. You are a gift to me! 

*EVERYONE who comments will be entered to WIN a signed copy of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. Winner announced next week!

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Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away three of my favorite books throughout  December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: I will be increasing Coaching fees in January due to client volume and limited availability. However, sessions purchased during 2014 can be rolled over into 2015. 

3 Questions to Ask When Making a Decision

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Now that I have a teenage daughter I spend a lot of time making decisions … tuff parenting decisions.

I pray for wisdom and discernment just about hourly these days. Because I’m a bit of a control freak at times, it’s hard for me to release my tight grip from my “take charge know it all attitude”. And then before I know it I’ve made a bad decision based on my controlling ways that usually end up backfiring on me.

Have you ever had that happen?

Just yesterday when I was working with a client I had an epiphany. I asked her three questions that guided her into making a confident and firm decision.

After our meeting I thought wow I need to answer these questions for myself because I was feeling slightly stressed about yet another parenting decision. So I took out a piece of paper and wrote down the following 3 questions:

• Does your decision align with God’s word?
• Do you have confusion about your decision?
• Do you have peace about your decision?

Answering those questions made it clear to me that I did not need to move forward at this time in making a decision. Instead I needed to slow down and continue to seek God for guidance.

Often we rush into making decisions. We feel pressure to hurry up and keep moving. Let’s face it we live in a fast paced world and instant gratification has almost become a necessity.

Today I want to encourage you to slow down and ask yourself these 3 questions before making your next decision. It really works great for any decision you are making.

I would love to hear from you. What decisions are you wrestling with. Leave comment below.

REMEMBER: Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a signed copy of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope.

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Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away three of my favorite books throughout  December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: I will be increasing Coaching fees in January due to client volume and limited availability. However, sessions purchased during 2014 can be rolled over into 2015. 

A Confident Heart Giveaway

Do you ever struggle with confidence, insecurity or self-doubt?

There are times I feel completely confident in who God says I am. But then there are days when I feel extremely insecure. I’ll admit I’m a bit jealous of you if you do not struggle in this area from time to time.

In Renee’s book A Confident Heart you will learn how to break free from these feelings with God’s truth. Renee teaches us how to fail forward even when life sets us back. And how to trust the certainty of God’s promises when we are uncertain of our circumstances and emotions.

You will love this book and Renee’s heart! It’s a must read.

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Leave a comment below let me know if there’s something you are struggling with so I can pray for you. Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a personalized signed copy of Best Selling Author, Renee Swope’s A Confident Heart. 

Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: I will be increasing Coaching fees in January due to client volume and limited availability. However, sessions purchased during 2014 can be rolled over into 2015. 

Will You Accept the Challenge?

Will you accept the challenge to eat healthy and exercise with me this week before Thanksgiving?

Most of us will gain a few extra pounds while enjoying pumpkin pie(s) and all those goodies. So let’s get ahead of the game this week.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you accept the challenge.

Congrats to Melissa Chambers who WON the Jesus Calling Devotional! Please email me at linda@lindakuhar.com to receive your gift.

Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

SPECIAL NOTE: I will be increasing Coaching fees in January due to client volume and limited availability. However, sessions purchased during 2014 can be rolled over into 2015. 

The Presence of Jesus

Do you go into “task mode” during your quiet time?

Do you consider reading scripture, devotionals or Christian books your personal connection with Jesus?

It’s important for us to also sit quietly with Jesus and soak in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

As a Christian Life Coach I continually redirect my clients to Jesus and their relationship with him. I believe our connection and intimacy with Jesus is the number one relationship in our lives.

Leave a comment below and let us know how you connect with Jesus on a personal level. You will automatically be entered to WIN a copy of the Jesus Calling Devotional by Sarah Young. {It’s a must have!}

Winner will be announced next Tuesday!

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Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog postI will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

What to do for Quiet Time

JesusCallingPic Do you ever struggle with what to do in your quiet time or where to begin reading the bible? Reading the Jesus Calling Devotional is one of my favorite places to connect with God. I often encourage my clients to begin their quiet time with reading the Jesus Calling devotional. It takes just a few minutes. At the bottom of each devotion there are scripture verses to look up. You can simply read the verse or you can read the chapter. Spending time with God requires two things: our desire and consistency. As a Christian Life Coach I want to challenge you to start today and step into a deeper relationship with Jesus immediately. Leave a comment below and let me know how you like to connect with God and be entered to win a copy of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog postI will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

A Talk with God & a Giveaway

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Standing at the kitchen sink feeling anxious about my day ahead I thought to myself why do I always end up back in the same place? Nervous, insecure, intimidated …

I hate all those yucky feelings. No matter what I’ve overcome in life, these thoughts nag at me almost daily.

And then He spoke.

Not audible, just that deep knowing rushed through me.

Stop looking inward and start looking upward.

I sighed with relief. That’s it, that’s why I feel so tense and worried.

When I’m feeling emotionally off balance it is because my thoughts have become all about me … How am I going to do it all? What if I make a mistake? What if I’m not good enough?

Thinking about that day’s responsibilities I asked myself, “What is your purpose for doing all of these things? Is it for you or for God?”

Hmmm. That was a bit of a gut check.

So often we set out to do good for God and then somehow it gets twisted and tangled up and becomes about us.

That is never my intention …. for life to become all about me.

My true desire and I’m sure it’s yours too, is to live a life honoring and pleasing to God.

So that morning as I walked away from the kitchen I looked up to God with my hands over my heart and prayed, Lord today I choose to look towards you.

And amazingly after that short conversation with God my emotions were no longer frazzled. I was at complete peace. Centered, focused and ready for the day ahead.

So what’s got you feeling a little frazzled? Take a moment and look to God. What is he speaking to your heart?

Everyone who comments will be entered to win my favorite devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young!

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Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog postI will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.

The Winner & More Giveaways!!

Be sure to click here to sign up to receive my blog post. I will be giving away four of my favorite books throughout November and December right here on my blog.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful hearts here on my blog and giving me the opportunity to pray for you. That’s what this blog is all about. Love, encouragement, hope and prayer. I pray every time you visit my blog you leave feeling like you’ve just been hugged by Jesus. :)

Leave a comment below today and share some of your favorite books with us. Is there a particular book that you seem to recommend over and over? I would love to hear about it.

And finally the WINNER of a signed copy of Your Life Still Counts by the amazing Tracie Miles is KAREN SOMMERS!!! Send an email at linda@lindakuhar.com with your info and I’ll get it to you ASAP Karen.

Linda Kuhar is a Certified Christian Life Coach, Board Certified Life Coach, Certified Human Behavior Consultant, Writer, Speaker, and Mentor. Click here to learn more about coaching with Linda & frequently asked questions about the coaching experience.