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Category Archives: Case Studies-Adult

10 Calculated Risks That Lead To Startup Success

There is an old saying that good lawyers run away from risk, while good businessmen run towards risk. Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” In reality, all risks are not the same. Many risks can be managed or calculated to improve growth or provide a competitive edge, while others, like skipping quality checks Continue Reading

New Discovery: Having a Life Purpose Keeps You ‘Stayin’ Alive!’ 

In the “all things are connected” department, a large-scale longitudinal study has found that people who have a sense of purpose live longer. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that those who had died over the course of the study had reported lower purpose in life and fewer positive relations than did Continue Reading

Why It’s So Hard to Find Your Life’s Purpose 

Every being is intended to be on earth for a certain purpose.” — Sa’di, 12th Century Persian poet. I’m often asked, “Why can’t I find the purpose of my life?” Over the decades I’ve heard many men and women — whether they’re psychotherapy patients working to build healthier lives or business executive trying to create Continue Reading

Lets start again

The 66 year old man traveled a long distance to come to our meeting. He explained that he had retired the previous year and, since the house had been totally repainted, the garden perfect and the dog walked to the point of sheer exhaustion – he was looking for something else to do. The client Continue Reading

Do I go for it or stay where I am?

At 42 this client held a senior position in a Multinational company. He was offered a position on the Board. This was a major promotion and meant a large increase in salary. On reading his CV this client seemed the perfect person for the job; he was an expert in his area with excellent experience and qualifications. So what was the problem? Why was he here? “I don’t know.

I don’t think I am Good at Anything

This 39 year old Mother explained that she had been at home for 15 years. Her children were now older. She was thinking of doing something outside her home. However, once she began to think of taking up any sort of job outside the home, her confidence deserted her completely.

Richard Cox, April Smith &
Sara Anderson

More than 20 years of experiance

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Is this all there is?

At 36 this client had been in his job for 10 years. It was an area he really never intended to stay in. He informed the counselor that this was not a career decision – “I just fell into it” Ten years later, he was married with a family. His job was getting more and more difficult for him. Every day seemed the same. He had the impression that he went to work, came home, slept and went to work again the following day.