Pittsburgh, PA, December 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Mary Lee had to reinvent her life when as a stay at home mother she filed for divorce from a bad situation. She walked away from the country club life whereby she and her four children under seven ended up homeless and on welfare, food stamps and medical assistance. With a background whereby she could earn roughly $29,000 a year she applied the strategies in this book and became the CEO of three separate organizations over the next 17 years.
Every New Year’s Eve people set goals for the year: “I will lose 10 pounds.” “I will grow sales by 20 percent.” “I will get a new job.” “I will launch a new division of my business.” “I will buy a new house.” Over time most of those goals are not realized so you become conditioned to set lower reaching goals the next year: “I will not swear.” “I’ll create a new sales strategy.” “I will call my parents once a week.” “I will stop drinking coffee.” Then when you can’t even stick with these “lower bar” goals you stop setting goals all together because in the back of your mind you believe that you will not be able to accomplish them anyway so what’s the point.
Mary Lee wrote this book because each year in her coaching practice she sees more and more people from executives to those in life transition who believe they have set solid goals that in fact are simply notions - not measurable or accountable. “I will start a business” is a notion. “I will find the man of my dreams” is a notion. “I will take my family on a vacation” is a notion. “I will get a new job” is a notion. They need goals, strategy and measurable accountability. Many people have lost money, relationships, freedom, autonomy, jobs, businesses and more chasing one-dimensional notions. Or they didn’t know exactly what to aspire to and wasted a lot of time and energy trying to figure it out.
Mary Lee Gannon, CAE is a Life/Career Reinvention Strategist and author of the book “Reinvent You - From Welfare to CEO" and "Starting Over” with strategies that took her from welfare to CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets. Mary Lee is a graduate of the Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took her and her children from the country club life to public assistance from where she reinvented her life to support her family. She has been featured in Money Magazine, NPR, Yahoo.com, U. S. News and World Report and presents regularly to national audiences regarding coaching versus managing, entrepreneurship, leadership, divorce and career turnaround. Visit her web site for free tips and tools at www.StartingOverNow.com
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