Write Thinking

Perspectives from a writer & life coach indulging her desire to intersect those two passions

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Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

I am a practicing life coach who is currently writing a life coaching column called Game Plan for Foxbusiness.com: http://nancola.com/pages/press.html. I am also working on a book about the power and magic of life coaching.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My big move!

Write Thinking has officially moved! I launched a new website today and the blog is front and center. I'm very excited about my updated web presence and am thrilled to share it with my readers.

From now on, you'll find my daily thoughts right here:


Thanks for reading!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Horoscope as blueprint

One line out of my horoscope today:

Treat yourself the way you wish a lover would.

I like it because it seems simple, but it is really a call to action and a shift in thinking. It begs the questions -- How well am I treating myself these days? Where is there room for improvement? Celebration?

Yes, that is an excellent piece of advice. I will take it. And give it. And take it again.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A hunt and a kill

Bought a sleek dress today. It was one of those bargains that blows the mind. Brought back a pair of pants and was determined to only spend the refund or less.

Bingo. The dress was less than half price and was within a dollar of the price of the pants. I already own the fabulous jacket that goes over the dress.

Meant to be? I think so.

I rock.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Had lunch today with a life coach I met at the Conversation Among Masters conference in Asheville, N.C., last month. She made me think, really think, about several areas of my life just by asking some good questions.

This is what distinguishes coaches. This ability to note a pattern, suggest a next step. She is good with a capital 'G.'

My mind is working. It's delicious. Much to consider moving forward.

More Than a Feeling

There's something going on with me and music this week. My earlier Game Plan was about Frank Sinatra. Today's kicks off with a bit about one of my all-time favorite bands -- Boston. It has a new lead singer and his story inspired a column:


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Reaching across the pond

Headaches running rampant, on and off today. What was supposed to be a packed day turned into a spotty one.

One thing that I'm happy worked out was a meeting tonight with a woman from Scotland who had written me after reading my column. She's a coach and is looking to relocate in New York. She was visiting the U.S. and I met her and her mother for coffee; they were delightful. They had never been to Hoboken and they seemed to really enjoy it.

Global reach. Gotta love it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What a hoot

So I'm watching Medium the other night and about halfway through I get a jolt. They are teasing the upcoming 11 o'clock news and I hear, coming from my TV, this: What the f--k are you doing? There is a picture of a cruise ship, but suddenly it cuts away and programming resumes as normal.

This made me laugh out loud! I just sat there, astounded, wondering if I was hearing things. Then I laughed some more.

I now know it was anchorwoman Sue Simmons. Apparently, they're deciding what her punishment should be.

Geez. Get over yourselves. It was a mistake. It hurt no one.

Move on.

Ol' Blue Eyes

Today's Game Plan column is about Frank Sinatra, as it has been 10 years to the day since he died. I think he had something to say about how to live life to the fullest. A tip of the fedora to my brother John and cousin Joe for lending a hand with this one.

One of my favorite quotes from it: “I'm not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I'm not looking for the secret to life ... I just go on from day to day, taking what comes,” Sinatra said.

Check it out:


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

End in sight

Did a fair amount of work on my website in a really productive meeting with my web dude today. I'm so excited about unveiling the finished product.

It looks like my branding is getting a makeover. There's nothing like seeing just the right mix of graphics and color and realizing sometimes two heads are indeed better than one in the creative process. What a rush.

Stay tuned.