Hi, Iím Jacquie Hale, professional life coach and all
round happy person. At one point in my life I felt stuck and bored. I set
out to learn how to be fulfilled and inspired. This workbook describes the
tools I used along the way to my own sense of wellbeing and to a
relationship that is collaborative and loving.
I created this workbook to help people who like to do
things on their own, people who want more happiness and satisfaction in
their lives. I wrote this book for people who want an inexpensive way to
improve their lives. You might fly through it quickly because it speaks to
you directly and you were ready for change. Or you may find that you must
work through it slowly, absorbing each new revelation as you live unfolds.
You can read it straight through or skip around.
When I asked my coaching colleagues to evaluate the book,
they all noted how valuable it was because it describes tools we coaches
commonly use with our clients in such a way that the general public can use
them. When I was discouraged about publishing this book, one master coach
said, ďYou have to persist because the world needs this information!Ē
People who have benefited from this book often have one or
more of these indicators:
All work and no play
All play and no work
Complaining about others
Bad luck, anything that could go wrong does
noisy inner critic whose always on your case
You will find solutions to all of these problems in
Transformation: Coach Your Self to Wholeness.
Whatís in this book?
The first half of the book includes sequential exercises
to help you establish balance and equilibrium. Itís best if you explore
these exercises in order. Part 1 addresses the following areas:
Is your life filled with too much of this and not enough of that? Does your
family get neglected because your work is too demanding or maybe you spend
all of your leisure time taking care of your family and have no time for
yourself. If your life is lopsided, you could use some help reprioritizing.
How are you using your time
and energy? At the end of the day do you feel
satisfied with how youíve used your energy? Do some activities take so much
time that thereís none left for what really matters?
Whatís important to you?What makes you get out of bed
each morning? Are all of your activities in alignment with what is of value
What is absolutely essential
in your life? Do you know what is an absolute
necessity for you to be at your best? For some people itís physical
activity, for others itís 8 hours sleep, and for most people itís a
reasonable schedule. Discover what you canít live without.
Doing what you love.
Are you inspired everyday to do what has heart and meaning for you? Is your
major activity something that you are a genius at or do you spend most of
your time doing something youíre not good at? Identify activities that
increase your enthusiasm for life.
Learning to celebrate.
What do you do to celebrate? Is it healthy for you? Does it bring more
energy and lightness to you and your family?
Discovering your authentic
self. Often we are playing roles that served us
wellóas children, but do they serve us well as adults. Learn to identify
when you are playing a role and when you are being authentic.
Creating an environment for
health. Is your health an asset or a hurdle? How
are you doing in the areas of nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and rest,
supplements, and general life satisfaction? What habits do you need to
change and what new habits would enhance your health?
Organization for more
effective living. Did you know that
disorganization and incomplete projects sap your energy? Create a list of
projects, big and small that will clear the debris out of your life so that
you have a more stress free environment.
While you are working through Part 1 or after you have
completed it, you can also use the exercises in Part 2 to help solve
everyday frustrations. Itís a reference book with tools to help you:
Make decisions more easily.
Learn to brainstorm the options and try them on so
that you can make decisions that fit you needs and values.
Set goals and reach them.
Learn ways to set goals that are realistic so that you can actually reach
them in a timely manner.
Do you carry around old baggage such as grudges against an
old flame, irritation with a religious or political institution, trying to
life up to your older brother? If so, the Completion Process is just what
you need to be rid of all those old attachments.
What inspires you? How do you get filled with enthusiasm and
determination to accomplish your dreams?
frustrations. If you find yourself blaming and
criticizing others you can learn a lot about yourself in the process.
Discover what you want.
Many people havenít a clue about what they really want.
They just take what life gives them. Learn a technique for identifying your
heartís desire in great detail and then for getting exactly what you want.
Why this book?
Why would you want this book rather than Dr. Philís
Life Strategies or Cheryl Richardsonís Life Makeover or Gay
Hendricksí Conscious Living? Well, basically, I donít think you would
want it instead of those books, Iíd want it in addition to them. Each author
has a story to tell and we readers are touched and inspired by some stories
more than others. Some exercises are more intriguing than others and get us
to thinking more.
Do I think my workbook is unique among self help
workbooks? Yes, I do because my workbook tells some of my own life story and
I think, in its essence, itís not much different from yours. This book tells
about how a bored middle class housewife from the Midwest woke up and found
happiness and fulfillment. I wasnít on a spiritual journey when I was 20.
That didnít happen until I was in my mid 50s. I didnít get a degree in
psychology and work in this field from the outset, I took a meandering path
that when through divorce and other things that felt like jumping off
cliffs. I learned so much along the way that I became a coach to help others
discover their real selves. This book describes what I learned. Itís my gift
Jacquie Hale * 510-548-2585
2209 Glen Avenue * Berkeley, CA 94709