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5 Setbacks that Stop You BIG Time

consciousnessHave you ever felt that you want to succeed but whatever you do there seems to be all kinds of things that are stopping you? While it is true that life happens, it’s how we respond to it that makes a difference. What usually happens is that we get accustomed to how we perceive the reality and unnoticed we react to it, again in a habitual way. Here are the 5 most common automatic reactions I see around me and how they influence your life.

1. Poverty mindset – If you consistently prime yourself with “I don’t have money”, “there is never enough”, then you set yourself up for a self-fulfilling prophecy. This doesn’t mean thatlying to yourself that you have money if you don’t will work. What it means is that as soon as you focus on “I don’t have ” and “I can’t afford”, you miss the opportunity to mobilize yourself to look for a solution instead of dwelling on the problem.

2. Powerless Attitude – You know you feel powerless when you just don’t seem to go anywhere from where you are. You will notice that you see no direction you can take and no solution by the way you look at things. Every time when you find excuses and  complain you delude yourself that you do something about the situation you are in while in fact you don’t really take any action that will bring a positive change.

3. Doubt dwelling – If you don’t believe in yourself, in what you do, that things will go in a better direction (with your active help) then  nobody else will and even if they will, your disbelief will soon discourage them. Going down a negative spiral is trapping you into inaction more than anything else. And the worst part about it is that it had the ability to signal others to stay away from clouds of gloom and doom.

4. Resistance to change – Life would be a Heaven on Earth if only everything was perfect and unchanging but that movie is not played in the cinema of real life. So,  you either go with the change, meet with your fear, go out of your comfort zone, or you resist it and stay the same and sooner or later start regreting that you do not live the life you wish you could.

5. Avoiding the NOW –  Most often, when you don’t make amends with your past (appreciate it for happening whether bringing you good or bad experience) you drive the car of your life into a forward direction looking back. Do you think you really are going far without looking at the road and the direction? Others, live in the perfect future trying to imagine it into being. And, that’s all good as long as you don’t expect to have your Olimpic medal to arrive by the mail while you do nothing to get tit in the mean time. Living in a dream for the future is like trying to catch the air around you. The past moment is already gone. The future moment is not there yet. What you have is the present moment and this is where you can determine what the future would be like for you and how you perceive the past.

Setbacks are like blind spots – different coping strategies which once upon a time we started using in order to deal with what comes our way. Maybe at that time these strategies were helping us and maybe they are still helping us in a way. There is a pay-off, something we protect ourselves from.  But, does this  align with who we are or want to be now. Once we become aware what we do and what is the protective reason to do it, we c an decide differently. We can decide to take the leading role in our life and not allow old habits to rule our life!

Tsvetanka Petrova, CPC
The Start-up Set up  Coach

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my MISSION as a Coach

iceberg2I inspire, encourage and support passion, integrity and fulillment for Balance in Life.

This is what it turned out to be my mission statement after I finished reading Path, The: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life but for a long time it didn’t make much sence to me.

Then, one day, I ususally take up the big decisions in my life like this, I woke up with the idea that I want to be a life coach. With time and training at Internaional Coach Academy I grew up to Life and Money coach and my mission statement started to make a little bit more sence to me.

I started to understand why have I always been drawn to professions where I am at other people’s service – like psychological testing for character dispositions and strengths, like sales and promotions, like executive. If there is an executive out there who thinks that the successful executives are not helping others by solving their problems either directly or through their direct reports, I would love to have a chat with them.

But then, Balance in Life was just a mistery. I knew I was drawn to it when I was creating my mission statement but why it never dawned on me until today.

I usually exercise myself with mental games every day – just to keep myself in shape- and the focus of todays workout was to define my value as a coach in a word or two. Many words came to my mind but I finally picked up those: heart’s desires (maybe affected still by the magnificent book –
Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want )and ROI (return on investment).

In the very moment in which I made the connection between the two – once you manifest your heart’s desires your return on investment in self development and business start-up is tremendous.

When you follow the calling from your heart of hearts you have no other option but to life with passion. Fulfillment comes when you life out your passion in your private and business life. Personal Integrity is what is being developed during the journey of attracting your heart’s desires ito your life.

Balance is being achieved in life when once we discover our passion we don’t stop there. We go a step further and turn the life we have around who we genuinely are and what we genuinely desire. What happens is that when we life true to our hearts we become unstoppable and as a result we not only attract what we want but we also attract higher standard of life, better relationships with others and with money and more money.

The Universe opens its gates of generosity to those who are ready to receive in abundance.

You know how some individuals and businesses love to continually develop themselves and work hard tp grow their business but are scared ot hate to promote themselves and their services so they get to lose a lot of potential financial gain and as a result they never have a really striving private and business life.

Well, as The Life and Money Coach I devote my time with my clients to bringing back the balance in their life. In my experience, once you leverage yourself with personal and / or business development to your benefit will be to ask for a better price for your time and energy. And that’s not always easy when on your own. I guide and support my clients to find, develop and bring to the next level their true passions so that they can get the highest possible return on investment in a fun and easy way.

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About the Author

Tsvetanka Petrova – Sue, the Good Karma Coach, specializes in choosing who you want to BE and being in alignment with this feeling and knowledge so that you can attract easily and effortlessly your desires along your path that correspond with who you are.

She has a first-hand experience with overcoming impossible obstacles, surviving through all storms and attaining unimaginable financial and personal success for her age as a result.

Tsvetanka’s web site: and blog: are a valuable resource with lots of free articles and success tools.

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Value Proposition

daily-makeover_photoThe Life Co9aching for Business People at Good Karma Coaching is

a joyful journey that enables executives,  business owners, and people in transition from salary job to starting a business to make better choices by defining their own boundaries and asserting them in affordable, compassionate and straightforward manner.

Tsvetanka Petrova’s Life Coaching for Business People  transforms negativity, self-sabotage and quest for independence into opportunities for growth and empowerment.

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