JANET FOREST  

MOTIVATIONAL COACHING

(508) 409-1535

Nantucket, MA

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February 2, 2020

Adventures in Asking…

My first real job, where I had any kind of authority, was for a small real estate firm that hired me to be its office manager. I was 25 years-old, and quickly learned I was not nearly as smart as I thought I was. Though my title suggested some semb...

January 21, 2020

I just finished Reinventing You by Dorie Clark, which I heard about through a sales and marketing class I took on Lynda.com. (If you haven't heard of Lynda.com, you're missing out! It offers tons of free online classes on everything from photoshop to statistics to mana...

December 29, 2019

In this January's Outside Your Comfort Zone newsletter, I challenged people to venture outside their comfort zone by practicing "showing up." I thought I would share some of my own experiences from when I lived in New York. To set the scene, I moved to New York City to...

November 26, 2019

I rescued Washington Irving’s collection of short stories, originally titled The Sketch Book, from the risky fate of our library’s Christmas book sale because it included “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and it was pretty with gold script on its leather binding. I also th...

November 12, 2019

“It’s fine. Really. It doesn’t bother me anymore. It’s not a big deal. Seriously, I’ve let it go.”

How many times have we heard someone say this? And how many times have you doubted the veracity of this statement? In fact, the only person, who is likely to believe it, i...

November 5, 2019

I have a confession…or maybe it is just a statement, but if you looked at the rest of my website, you’ll probably agree it is a confession.

I don’t have any long-term goals. Sure, I have my Big Picture Goal for 2019 (link to newsletter), but there’s nothing in the far d...

October 29, 2019

Am I old enough?

Am I too old?

What is the right age?

It all seems so arbitrary. Even the age restrictions that are official seem arbitrary. For instance, in Massachusetts you need to be 16 to get a driver’s license, 18 to vote, and 21 to drink. 

In Quebec, the drinking ag...

October 23, 2019

I have been spending the last two months revisiting my workbooks from my life coaching training and brushing up on tools and exercises that I haven’t done in a while. I came across one that hit me like a ton of bricks. It was a practice in noticing qualities in others...

October 16, 2019

It’s been observed by myself and others that I have a history of taking responsibility for things when it’s not necessary. It can be simple things like apologizing to store mannequins when I carelessly whack them with my bag, and more serious situations such as feeling...

October 8, 2019

There are three podcasts I have been listening to regularly, whose hosts are not people would probably enjoy hanging out with in real life, but I hang on their every word when I delve into an episode.

If I met them at a party or a bar, I would likely write them off at p...

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