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Don't Give Up

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I found a link to a really great Josh Groban video of his song, "Don't Give Up." (aka You Are Loved)  I was first motivated to share the song because of the line, "Everybody want's to be understood." I believe in this wholeheartedly and it is part of why I chose Relationships as one of my cornerstones for coaching and why I became a trainer in Peoplemap.  It really helps people to not only understand themselves better, but understand others better. In "Don't Give Up," the songwriter, Tawgs Salter, indicates that he understands the need to be understood and is voicing some of how he understands his loved one.

As I listened closer to the rest of the lyrics, I heard the voice of both the most disheartening gremlins (the weight of the world) and the championing voice (don't give up).  When we analyze our inner voice, everyone hears some of each, but in different ratios.  If your Gremlins have more of your attention, causing you to feel "lost inside, darkness, and silence" you will feel less likely to achieve your goals, you'll doubt yourself more, and you'll be closed to all the possibilities. 

"Dont' give up, and You can do it" is the kind of voice we all need to hear, and we can all choose to hear from inside ourselves. When you have a positive inner voice, and surround yourself with coach-like people who inspire and motivate, you will believe that anything is possible.

When you think about what you want to accomplish in this world, don't go too far inside yourself with the dark Gremlins who steal your passion!  Instead, listen to this and other songs and give yourself a little understanding and inspiration. Make a list of how special and capable you are and read the list every day.  Read inspiring stories of people who have achieved what you want.  Surround yourself with positive messages and you won't be able to help but feel positive!

Link to video


Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
When your heart's heavy
I...I will lift it for you

Don't give up
Because you want to be heard
If silence keeps you
I...I will break it for you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

Don't give up
It's just the hurt that you hide
When you're lost inside
I...I will be there to find you

Don't give up
Because you want to burn bright
If darkness blinds you
I...I will shine to guide you

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

You are loved
Don't give up
It's just the weight of the world
Don't give up
Every one needs to be heard
You are loved


Monica came to the field of coaching and consulting after pursuing diverse jobs in teaching, business, and healthcare while also raising her family.  When Monica took a coaching class in 2006, it started a new chapter in her life.  Monica took her years of experience and passion for helping others and combined it with a career that allows her to empower others.  After training and certification in Life Coaching, Monica continued her studies in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, giving her the understanding, tools and experience to handle the sensitive, emotional, and deeply satisfying work of relationship building for personal and professional relationships. 

In 2011 Monica became certified as a coach and trainer with Peoplemap™ System of personality, leadership and conflict resolution assessments and tools.  This helps her clients understand themselves and others better, and facilitates team building and the ability to communicate effectively and skillfully with others.  Monica continues to learn new tools and concepts in order to empower her clients, including the work of David Emerald (The Power of TED), John Gottman, PhD, Wayne Dyer, and Byron Katie.

Monica works with individuals, couples, and teams as a coach, a small business consultant, and a facilitator of personal and professional growth.  Through one-on-one coaching, presentations, and workshops, Monica helps people create a master plan full of personalized goals, strategies, winning perspectives and the inner strength to take the challenging or more rewarding route, and to master the tough conversations. She has a passion to motivate her clients to see beyond the ordinary or expected, and to pursue all the possibilities without fear or doubt.  She acts as their accountability partner and works side-by-side as an equal partner, ready to coach and challenge her clients to excel and succeed.

Monica’s primary clients are emerging entrepreneurs, executives, and work teams who are stressed, stuck, dealing with conflict, or trying to create something better in their future.  From coaching they find clarity of purpose, confidence in their abilities, improved communication, personal awareness and growth, and professional satisfaction.

Over the course of her adult life, Monica has spent more than 20 years as an active volunteer and board member of a community service organization, earning the Trumbull, CT Humanitarian of the Year award in 2004 for her leadership and passion for conservation. Monica is an avid photographer in her spare time, as well as wife, mother and very young grandmother living in Shelton, CT.


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