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What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

If life is a journey, then make sure it’s worth the trip! As a coach, I help you evaluate where you’re coming from (what was) & challenges you’re facing (what’s new). Once you see what you really have, you can get the life you really want (what’s now).

Even though I’m based in the New York City area, you can be anywhere. I coach online by videoconference or phone. It takes guts to reflect but the process usually brings surprising clarity, inspiration — and, relief. Read more about my coach approach here.

How to compete in a food eating contest

betty ming liu Food 14 Comments

You never know what skills might be useful. And since I just had the crazy chance to witness a food-eating contest up close, here are tips on gorging to win. The occasion was the 2011 NYC Dumpling Festival, held this past Saturday at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Lower Manhattan. Some 3,000 people paid $20 apiece to sample an international menu of …

Social media can be useful & fun

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Facebook and Twitter are notorious time wasters. But they can also be outrageously effective power tools. If you know how to use them, these websites can connect you with people who might share your passions, offer you job opportunities and, save you money. The best way to begin is to simply find the courage to register on these free sites. …

Winner of the Summer Dream Contest!

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What would it take for you to share — and chase — your dreams? Three weeks ago, we started exploring that question with the launch of this blog’s Summer Dream Contest. Now I want to thank all of you who honored this blog by sharing your dreams with us. And of course, we’re here to announce the winner of that …

Google NYC has jobs, free meals and — men!

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  My NYU journalism students and I are sitting right now in our last class for “Reporting Downtown.” Yay! We’re done with homework. Then again, boo – after bonding during the spring semester, our time together is almost over.   But we’ll go out in the world with some great memories. Everyone especially loved the field trips. I used them …