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Are You Contemplating A Big Move...


A note from Dorothy...

Are You Contemplating A Big Move...

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A note from Dorothy...

Hi {!firstname},

Of all the seasons, spring is my favourite. It is full of promise. I love the fresh smell in the air, the first signs of crocus or tulips peaking out around the last bits of snow and the lilt in everyone's step as they hustle about without the extra weight of heavy coats and boots.

Depending on where you hang your hat, spring may already be upon you. And interesting enough there is a difference even in warmer climates. The planting begins and everything is lush and green. It seems whenever it happens our thoughts turn to our gardens. Get out the sketch pad and start planning your garden updates. Head to your favourite garden centre for inspiration and brainstorm your ideas with a friend. Being out of doors preparing and planting a garden while enjoying the suns warm rays is just the best!

This spring will be special for me as I will be helping a dear friend get her gardens ready for hosting her daughter's summer wedding. In fact, we will be vacationing together in the week ahead and I know besides a bit of pampering and great morning walks, our chats will frequently turn to the wedding plans, of course including the gardens.

Have a wonderful spring season!

Best Always,

Are You Planning a Big Move?...

The changing of seasons often stimulates thoughts of other changes in our lives. We may be inspired to make a move that we have been contemplating for some time. Perhaps we have been procrastinating about the change due to any or all of the following:

  • risks that we believe are associated with the change
  • the loss of our present situation
  • financial or economic uncertainty
  • other unknowns in the new situation
  • lack of confidence
  • lack of support
  • Change is more difficult for some than others. Fear of the unknown can hold us back from opportunities and experiences that with hindsight we would not want to miss. That is not to say that all changes we make work out perfectly. Rather, that we learn so much from new endeavors that it would be sad if we never changed anything because of fear.

    Change can be less risky or uncertain if we have done our homework. Following the stage of contemplating the change, we should do an assessment including:

  • review the pros and cons
  • researching anything triggering a "red" flag
  • seek advice from family, associates, advisors and friends
  • listen to our intuition
  • ignore our inner critic
  • This is all part of the preparation for making a change. It is especially important when the change is related to the more significant parts of our lives, such as our careers, our families and our geographic location.

  • Change is good. Even if it doesn't work out it is good! It enriches our lives and enhances our learning.
  • So having done your due diligence, don't hesitate to make a move that you think is right for you!

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    Quote of the Month...

    "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, and the procedure, the process is its own reward."

    ~Amelia Earhart

    Tip of the Month...
    As you open your doors and windows to enjoy the beauty of the spring season open your heart and reach out to help a neighbor who is less fortunate. Your smile and time will put a spring into their step and yours too!

    Book of the Month...

    The Sentimentalists

    A first novel by Johanna Skibsrud and Winner of the 2010 Scotiabank Giller prize.

    April 7, 2011
    Vol. 2, Issue 3
    Published Monthly
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    About Dorothy...


    Dorothy DeClute specializes in coaching business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals in career or life transitions. Her business background is extensive and includes her tenure as Vice President of Sandbury Homes, President of Wiltshire Canada, Director of International Marketing for McPherson's Ltd. and Co-Founder of Team DeClute, one of the most successful real estate teams in Canada.

    She is recognized for her creative business strategies, strong team building skills, as well as for being an inspiring mentor, astute consultant and an empowering coach.

    Dorothy is a Certified General Accountant, a Registered Real Estate Sales Professional and a member of the GTA/ICF Coaches Association. If you are facing challenges and would like to work with a coach who has a defined Signature System to help you get from where you are to where you want to be contact Dorothy at

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