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Christi Hegstad, PhD, PCC

@christihegstad

I help you get CLEAR on what you want to do + CONFIDENT enough to do it! Certified Coach for Achievers | Mindset Shifter | Goal Strategist | Mom❤️

http://christihegstad.com/

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A few days ago, I hit ‘Send’ on a newsletter that I had sat on for months. The (recovering) perfectionist in me said, ‘Don’t do it! Keep up your protective veneer!’ .

But the deeper part of me - as well as the number of people in conversation who had said, ‘Oh my gosh, I feel the same way! But what can I do?’ - finally called louder than the fear. .

To date, this newsletter has prompted more feedback than any I have ever sent - and I have been sending monthly newsletters for 16 years. It seems I am faaaar from the only person who is a high achiever, *and* absolutely loves what I do, *and* has experienced a completely unexpected and befuddling period of burnout. .

I have posted a portion of the newsletter on my blog (link in bio) - feel free to share your thoughts there, here, or via DM or email. And if you see yourself or your rockstar employee in any part of my story, get some support - and know that your comeback will be stronger than your setback! ☀️ . .
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#coach #coaching #highachievers #highlyengaged #comeback #setback #burnout #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #leadership #entrepreneur #businessowner #breakthrough #claritycoach #confidencecoach #executivecoach #values #mindset #motivation #procrastination #decisionfatigue #gratitude #support #perspective #transformationtuesday #transformationeveryday.

A few days ago, I hit ‘Send’ on a newsletter that I had sat on for months. The (recovering) perfectionist in me said, ‘Don’t do it! Keep up your protective veneer!’ . But the deeper part of me - as well as the number of people in conversation who had said, ‘Oh my gosh, I feel the same way! But what can I do?’ - finally called louder than the fear. . To date, this newsletter has prompted more feedback than any I have ever sent - and I have been sending monthly newsletters for 16 years. It seems I am faaaar from the only person who is a high achiever, *and* absolutely loves what I do, *and* has experienced a completely unexpected and befuddling period of burnout. . I have posted a portion of the newsletter on my blog (link in bio) - feel free to share your thoughts there, here, or via DM or email. And if you see yourself or your rockstar employee in any part of my story, get some support - and know that your comeback will be stronger than your setback! ☀️ . . . . . #coach #coaching #highachievers #highlyengaged #comeback #setback #burnout #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #leadership #entrepreneur #businessowner #breakthrough #claritycoach #confidencecoach #executivecoach #values #mindset #motivation #procrastination #decisionfatigue #gratitude #support #perspective #transformationtuesday #transformationeveryday ...

Fellow book lovers, how do you keep track of the books you read? 📚 .

I have had so much fun with this little chart system in my bullet journal. Each time I finish a book, I color one in and add the title and author; I have a few extra pages reserved for any notes or one-line summaries. This satisfies my inner second-grader (who still loves to color 🖍) and provides a great at-a-glance overview of what I’ve read! .

I’d love to hear your methods - as well as your reading recommendations!
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Fellow book lovers, how do you keep track of the books you read? 📚 . I have had so much fun with this little chart system in my bullet journal. Each time I finish a book, I color one in and add the title and author; I have a few extra pages reserved for any notes or one-line summaries. This satisfies my inner second-grader (who still loves to color 🖍) and provides a great at-a-glance overview of what I’ve read! . I’d love to hear your methods - as well as your reading recommendations! . . . . . #books #booklover #onmybookshelf #trackingsystem #bulletjournal #bujo #bibliophile #readinglist #fridayreads #recommendedreading #booksandcoffee #bookworm #booknerd #bookish #bujospread #avidreader #bookaholic #booklover #readersofinstagram #booklist #doodles #whatiamreading #journal #booknotes #bookloversunite #keepingtrack #fiction #nonfiction #bookstagram #literacyadvocate ...

Years ago, when asked how she handled writer’s block, prolific (and, might I add, brilliant) author Jodi Picoult explained that she simply didn’t have time for it. “I may write garbage,” she told NPR, “but you can always edit garbage. You cannot edit a blank page.” I love her no-excuses approach! .

What are you putting off until the perfect time, or until you get it ‘just right’? What is one step you could take in the next 24 hours to get started? .
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#gettingstarted #clarity #confidence #meaningfulaction #mindset #noexcuses #ownership #lovewhatyoudo #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #coach #coaching #executivecoach #highachievers #meaningfulachievers #perfectionism #recoveringperfectionist #takeastep #courage #imperfectaction #blankpage #pursueyourdreams #dreambig #startsmall #makeyourdifference #refineasyougo #inspirepositiveaction.

Years ago, when asked how she handled writer’s block, prolific (and, might I add, brilliant) author Jodi Picoult explained that she simply didn’t have time for it. “I may write garbage,” she told NPR, “but you can always edit garbage. You cannot edit a blank page.” I love her no-excuses approach! . What are you putting off until the perfect time, or until you get it ‘just right’? What is one step you could take in the next 24 hours to get started? . . . . . #gettingstarted #clarity #confidence #meaningfulaction #mindset #noexcuses #ownership #lovewhatyoudo #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #coach #coaching #executivecoach #highachievers #meaningfulachievers #perfectionism #recoveringperfectionist #takeastep #courage #imperfectaction #blankpage #pursueyourdreams #dreambig #startsmall #makeyourdifference #refineasyougo #inspirepositiveaction ...

Some people discover an incredible band, buy all their albums, attend their concerts, and watch for everything new they create. That’s kind of how I am with author Cal Newport. 😁
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I first connected with Newport when he spoke at an @icfheadquarters Global Leadership Forum coaching conference I attended a few years ago. Since then, I have read / written about / shared his books all over the place. I am a big fan.
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His latest book, Digital Minimalism, arrived at a time when I actually didn’t think I needed it. I have felt pretty intentional with my social media usage lately, as well as with my email and screen time both in and out of the workday. But, in typical Newport fashion, he made me look at my practices from an entirely new perspective, and challenged me to alter my behavior in order to live, work, and lead with greater intention. .
He doesn’t sugarcoat his thoughts, but he doesn’t guilt-trip or judge, either. Rather, he emphasizes the need for quiet thought, solitude, and focused work along with our need for connection - and to consider what ‘connection’ truly is. He invites the reader to explore their phone practices with deliberateness, rather than autopilot habits or ‘shoulds.’ He’s all about purposeful action, which resonates with me 100%.
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I plan to have a blog up with some of my takeaways in the next week or so. In the meantime, I’m curious: Do you feel you spend too much time on social media? What helps you be more intentional about it?
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PS - To all ASPIRE Success Club members, I can’t wait to share more about this resource when we dive into my favorite Newport book, Deep Work, next quarter! . . .
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#beintentional #leadyourlife #decidewhatmatters #honorwhatmattersmost #corevalues #toppriorities #connection #digitalminimalism #fridayreads #coach #coaching #certifiedcoach #professionalcoach #clarityandconfidence #aspiresuccessclub #inspirepositiveaction #books #nonfictionbooks #bibliophile #booknerd #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #clarity #confidence #meanigfulaction #deliberatepractice #deepwork #focus #creativity #doyourbestwork.

Some people discover an incredible band, buy all their albums, attend their concerts, and watch for everything new they create. That’s kind of how I am with author Cal Newport. 😁 . I first connected with Newport when he spoke at an @icfheadquarters Global Leadership Forum coaching conference I attended a few years ago. Since then, I have read / written about / shared his books all over the place. I am a big fan. . His latest book, Digital Minimalism, arrived at a time when I actually didn’t think I needed it. I have felt pretty intentional with my social media usage lately, as well as with my email and screen time both in and out of the workday. But, in typical Newport fashion, he made me look at my practices from an entirely new perspective, and challenged me to alter my behavior in order to live, work, and lead with greater intention. . He doesn’t sugarcoat his thoughts, but he doesn’t guilt-trip or judge, either. Rather, he emphasizes the need for quiet thought, solitude, and focused work along with our need for connection - and to consider what ‘connection’ truly is. He invites the reader to explore their phone practices with deliberateness, rather than autopilot habits or ‘shoulds.’ He’s all about purposeful action, which resonates with me 100%. . I plan to have a blog up with some of my takeaways in the next week or so. In the meantime, I’m curious: Do you feel you spend too much time on social media? What helps you be more intentional about it? . . PS - To all ASPIRE Success Club members, I can’t wait to share more about this resource when we dive into my favorite Newport book, Deep Work, next quarter! . . . . #beintentional #leadyourlife #decidewhatmatters #honorwhatmattersmost #corevalues #toppriorities #connection #digitalminimalism #fridayreads #coach #coaching #certifiedcoach #professionalcoach #clarityandconfidence #aspiresuccessclub #inspirepositiveaction #books #nonfictionbooks #bibliophile #booknerd #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #clarity #confidence #meanigfulaction #deliberatepractice #deepwork #focus #creativity #doyourbestwork ...

Three pieces of my heart! 🥰 The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of graduation ceremonies, moves, final exams, auditions, family visits, delayed flights, last-minute reminders, laughter, tears, and celebrations. Knowing time would fly in this flurry of activity, my theme throughout the month was ‘savor the moment you’re in,’ and it served me well. .

Though I still wouldn’t mind if time could slow down juuuuust a little!  Anyone else? 🙋🏻‍♀️ .
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#gratefulmom #myheart #momofthree #graduation #family #milestones #timeflies #thankful.

Three pieces of my heart! 🥰 The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of graduation ceremonies, moves, final exams, auditions, family visits, delayed flights, last-minute reminders, laughter, tears, and celebrations. Knowing time would fly in this flurry of activity, my theme throughout the month was ‘savor the moment you’re in,’ and it served me well. . Though I still wouldn’t mind if time could slow down juuuuust a little! Anyone else? 🙋🏻‍♀️ . . . . . #gratefulmom #myheart #momofthree #graduation #family #milestones #timeflies #thankful ...

A new month already! Did May zip by for anyone else?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ .

June likely will too, so give some thought today to what will make it a meaningful, magical month. And like this gem from @positivelypresent reminds us, sometimes the simple, intentional acts are the best!
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What’s one thing that will help you look back over June with a sense of joy and fulfillment? ☀️
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#beintentional #newmonth #chooseyourmindset #inspirepositiveaction #clarityandconfidence #coaching.

A new month already! Did May zip by for anyone else?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ . June likely will too, so give some thought today to what will make it a meaningful, magical month. And like this gem from @positivelypresent reminds us, sometimes the simple, intentional acts are the best! . What’s one thing that will help you look back over June with a sense of joy and fulfillment? ☀️ . . . . . #beintentional #newmonth #chooseyourmindset #inspirepositiveaction #clarityandconfidence #coaching ...

If I could sum up time management in two words, I would choose ‘priorities’ and ‘intention.’ Decide what matters most, then honor those things as much as possible. .

Priorities can shift over time, so it’s a good practice to reassess them periodically. What might have mattered a great deal ten years (or even ten weeks) ago might not matter so much now! .

Some of my current priorities include family, connection, and joy. What’s ranking high on your list these days - and how are you weaving them into your week? 🌿 .
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#priorities #honoryourpriorities #timemanagement #livewithintention #coach #purposefulliving #meaningandpurpose #whatmattersmost #intention #livebydesign #chooseyourmindset #decidewhatmatters #faith #family #fun #executivecoach #personalcoach #entrepreneurlife #lifecoaching #letterboard #thursdaythoughts #lifeseasons #honorwhatmattersmost #livethelifeyouimagined #professionalcoach #designyourlife.

If I could sum up time management in two words, I would choose ‘priorities’ and ‘intention.’ Decide what matters most, then honor those things as much as possible. . Priorities can shift over time, so it’s a good practice to reassess them periodically. What might have mattered a great deal ten years (or even ten weeks) ago might not matter so much now! . Some of my current priorities include family, connection, and joy. What’s ranking high on your list these days - and how are you weaving them into your week? 🌿 . . . . . #priorities #honoryourpriorities #timemanagement #livewithintention #coach #purposefulliving #meaningandpurpose #whatmattersmost #intention #livebydesign #chooseyourmindset #decidewhatmatters #faith #family #fun #executivecoach #personalcoach #entrepreneurlife #lifecoaching #letterboard #thursdaythoughts #lifeseasons #honorwhatmattersmost #livethelifeyouimagined #professionalcoach #designyourlife ...

When you encounter obstacle after obstacle on your way to achieving a goal, how do you decide between persevering through the challenges or cutting your losses and focusing your precious energy elsewhere?
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This week the ASPIRE Success Club delved deep into discussion around this question. It was fascinating to hear our members’ experiences, the role intuition plays, the questions they ask themselves, and what truly helps them choose between moving forward or letting go. We brought the concept of grit into the meetings as well as a few other tools and resources I have found especially helpful in this regard.
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I am curious what helps *you* in this situation? How do you decide if something is worth persevering through the obstacles - or if all the obstacles are a sign that it’s time to move on to something else? .

PS - We have decided to open up a brief mid-year enrollment opportunity for the ASPIRE Success Club. It won’t be widely publicized, but if you’d like the info, DM me or join my mailing list at ChristiHegstad.com . (You can learn more about ASPIRE there as well.) .

PSS - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The book Grit by Angela Duckworth is extraordinary! Highly recommend!
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#goals #boldgoals #perseverance #grit #strongdecisions #whentopersevere #whentoquit #selfknowledge #selfawareness #knowthyself #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #livewithintention #powerofpurpose #returntoyourwhy #checkinwithyourself #intuition #growthmindset #inspirepositiveaction #coach #leadershipcoach #claritycoach #confidencecoach #meaningfulwork #clarityandconfidence #meaningandpurpose #aspiresuccessclub #books #bibliophile #recommendedreading.

When you encounter obstacle after obstacle on your way to achieving a goal, how do you decide between persevering through the challenges or cutting your losses and focusing your precious energy elsewhere? . This week the ASPIRE Success Club delved deep into discussion around this question. It was fascinating to hear our members’ experiences, the role intuition plays, the questions they ask themselves, and what truly helps them choose between moving forward or letting go. We brought the concept of grit into the meetings as well as a few other tools and resources I have found especially helpful in this regard. . I am curious what helps *you* in this situation? How do you decide if something is worth persevering through the obstacles - or if all the obstacles are a sign that it’s time to move on to something else? . PS - We have decided to open up a brief mid-year enrollment opportunity for the ASPIRE Success Club. It won’t be widely publicized, but if you’d like the info, DM me or join my mailing list at ChristiHegstad.com . (You can learn more about ASPIRE there as well.) . PSS - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The book Grit by Angela Duckworth is extraordinary! Highly recommend! . . . #goals #boldgoals #perseverance #grit #strongdecisions #whentopersevere #whentoquit #selfknowledge #selfawareness #knowthyself #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #livewithintention #powerofpurpose #returntoyourwhy #checkinwithyourself #intuition #growthmindset #inspirepositiveaction #coach #leadershipcoach #claritycoach #confidencecoach #meaningfulwork #clarityandconfidence #meaningandpurpose #aspiresuccessclub #books #bibliophile #recommendedreading ...

My current nonfiction read. A little different than my usual picks but I am finding it interesting and timely - especially with another kiddo graduating this month! I will be sure to share helpful takeaways in my Stories and newsletter. .

What are you reading these days? 📚 .
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#books #bookstagram #lettinggo #nonfiction #fridayreads #bookish #coaching #executivecoach #whatyourcoachisreading #parenthood #momhood #momofthree #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #booksandtea #reading #coach #lifelonglearner #alwaysgrowing #growthmindset #mentalclarity #mentalstrength #letgo #chooseyourthoughts #literacyadvocate #clarityandconfidence #meaningandpurpose.

My current nonfiction read. A little different than my usual picks but I am finding it interesting and timely - especially with another kiddo graduating this month! I will be sure to share helpful takeaways in my Stories and newsletter. . What are you reading these days? 📚 . . . . . . #books #bookstagram #lettinggo #nonfiction #fridayreads #bookish #coaching #executivecoach #whatyourcoachisreading #parenthood #momhood #momofthree #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #booksandtea #reading #coach #lifelonglearner #alwaysgrowing #growthmindset #mentalclarity #mentalstrength #letgo #chooseyourthoughts #literacyadvocate #clarityandconfidence #meaningandpurpose ...

A phrase I am hearing a lot lately: “I feel stuck.”
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You might feel stuck in a rut, in your career, or in a lifestyle that no longer serves you.
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You may also feel stuck in terms of hitting a plateau: can’t seem to grow your business, move up in leadership, or increase your income, for example.
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And oftentimes, ‘stuckness’ takes the form of the proverbial hamster wheel: always busy, frequently exhausted, running a million miles an hour yet feeling like you have little to show for it.
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‘Stuck’ is one of my least favorite feelings ever. Fortunately, although we all probably feel stuck from time to time, we don’t have to *stay* stuck. My April newsletter will share three of my favorite tried-and-true strategies for getting unstuck - be sure to join my email community (ChristiHegstad.com/#signup) if you’d like to learn them!
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In the meantime, what are some ways you have found helpful for getting unstuck? Feel free to share below - you might help someone move from stuckness to freedom and clarity! ☀️ .
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#clarity #getunstuck #coaching #freedom #mindset #toolsandtips #growthmindset #positivepsychology #claritycoach #confidencecoach #executivecoach #unstuck #hamsterwheel #livewithintention #liveyourbestlife #chooseyourmindset #inspirepositiveaction #howtogetunstuck #personalleadership #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #leadyourlife #breakingfree #mexicosunset #joinourcommunity #liveaninspiredlife #meaningandpurpose.

A phrase I am hearing a lot lately: “I feel stuck.” . You might feel stuck in a rut, in your career, or in a lifestyle that no longer serves you. . You may also feel stuck in terms of hitting a plateau: can’t seem to grow your business, move up in leadership, or increase your income, for example. . And oftentimes, ‘stuckness’ takes the form of the proverbial hamster wheel: always busy, frequently exhausted, running a million miles an hour yet feeling like you have little to show for it. . ‘Stuck’ is one of my least favorite feelings ever. Fortunately, although we all probably feel stuck from time to time, we don’t have to *stay* stuck. My April newsletter will share three of my favorite tried-and-true strategies for getting unstuck - be sure to join my email community (ChristiHegstad.com/#signup ) if you’d like to learn them! . In the meantime, what are some ways you have found helpful for getting unstuck? Feel free to share below - you might help someone move from stuckness to freedom and clarity! ☀️ . . . . . #clarity #getunstuck #coaching #freedom #mindset #toolsandtips #growthmindset #positivepsychology #claritycoach #confidencecoach #executivecoach #unstuck #hamsterwheel #livewithintention #liveyourbestlife #chooseyourmindset #inspirepositiveaction #howtogetunstuck #personalleadership #personalgrowth #professionaldevelopment #leadyourlife #breakingfree #mexicosunset #joinourcommunity #liveaninspiredlife #meaningandpurpose ...

In nearly any situation, we can choose between two mindsets: a judgmental one, or a curious one. For example:
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Someone posts an opinion on social media with which you disagree. You might write her off as foolish (judgment), or you might ask her a few questions (curiosity), such as what beliefs or life experiences led her to those conclusions. With curiosity you might learn a new perspective, or experience empathy, or practice respectfully agreeing to disagree.
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Curiosity is open. Curiosity is kind. Curiosity tends to lead to more accurate findings. And in my profession - coaching - curiosity is an absolute job requirement!
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Where might you replace judgment with curiosity this week? What might you discover? .
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#curiosity #judgment #coaching #mindset #growthmindset #transformationtuesday #coachingquestions #claritycoach #confidencecoach #clarityandconfidence #leadyourlife #liveyourbestlife #chooseyourmindset #mindsetshift #newperspectives #becurious #askanewquestion #handwritten #bujo #assumepositiveintent #positivepsychology #positivepsychologycoaching #positivity #claritycoaching #confidencecoaching #meaningandpurpose #assumethebest #corevalues #whatmattersmost.

In nearly any situation, we can choose between two mindsets: a judgmental one, or a curious one. For example: . Someone posts an opinion on social media with which you disagree. You might write her off as foolish (judgment), or you might ask her a few questions (curiosity), such as what beliefs or life experiences led her to those conclusions. With curiosity you might learn a new perspective, or experience empathy, or practice respectfully agreeing to disagree. . Curiosity is open. Curiosity is kind. Curiosity tends to lead to more accurate findings. And in my profession - coaching - curiosity is an absolute job requirement! . Where might you replace judgment with curiosity this week? What might you discover? . . . . #curiosity #judgment #coaching #mindset #growthmindset #transformationtuesday #coachingquestions #claritycoach #confidencecoach #clarityandconfidence #leadyourlife #liveyourbestlife #chooseyourmindset #mindsetshift #newperspectives #becurious #askanewquestion #handwritten #bujo #assumepositiveintent #positivepsychology #positivepsychologycoaching #positivity #claritycoaching #confidencecoaching #meaningandpurpose #assumethebest #corevalues #whatmattersmost ...

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