It’s official, Get Hired Now! is happening!

Just got a copy of the letter I sent through my VA, to about 700 people!  Gulp!  Put notices on my web site, and several teleclass sites, announcing this Get Hired Now! teleseries starting May 16th 2pm EST.  You know how when you plan for something soo long and then it happens?

It’s my product for my class & I’m sharing this creative process with you.  It keeps me on track-making an "out loud" well, in writing, anyway,  a commitment.  It feels more real when you tell another…accountability!

My coaching clients tell me all the time what they intend to do.  Do you have any intentions you want to say "out loud"?  I’d love to hear from you!



Marcia the Transitions Chick!

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BlogWild!, I am!

It arrived last night.  Well, THEY did!  My two copies of Andy Wibbels’ new book, BlogWild!  It’s a compact book & like my Blog2Best$eller course,  chockful of great “weblog”-aka Blog, ideas!

I’m still learning, but am thrilled with blogging, so far!

See, even this midlife woman can learn new tricks!  I blog on everything!  My Get Hired now teleseries-(find out more at my web site!), my learning experiences, my transitions, and life!

My blog classmate, Lyle Lachmuth has come to my rescue a few times… providing support and much-appreciated, encouragement as I venture into the “blogosphere”.  Now, after 15 minutes to set up, I’m here!

Are you BlogWild?  How’d you begin blogging?

Marcia the Transitions Chick!

Turning midlife into the RIGHT Life!

What is a VA?

A lifesaver…My rescue from the clutter of my life transitions into one who does what I was meant to do-career coaching for mid-life women!

VA is a Virtual Assistant-great at organizing and creating a system that handles change of mind, idea,additional business goals & plans.  Gloria Henning is a super VA!  A VA takes some of the administrative details from the coach or any small business…This greatly aids in visioning as you don’t need to immerse yourself IN the business and can work ON your business.

A VA works with you, not for you.  They are committed to your success and provide feedback and support and encouragement-a super, much appreciated benefit-especially for the solopreneur-just you in your own business!

Gloria Henning is my VA and a graduate of, a training venue for those interested in starting a VA business!  She’s a solopreneur, too!  Her business is Consider It Done!  No, I’m not getting a kickback or trying to lose her…but she takes other clients as well!

It’s very cutting-edge!

Do you need a VA?
Please feel free to share your experiences of having, needing or being a VA!

Marcia Merrill
Career/Life Transitions Coach
Turning mid-life into the RIGHT Life!

Do systems make sense?

The psychology of using a system is that by doing what you need to do consistently, you achieve consistent results!  That’s powerful.

In my last post,I talked about Accountability..once again, folks commented to me personally, not here!

So, like the Get Hired Now!(tm) and the Individualized Action Plans for my coaching clients…It’s a system of keeping you on track & moving forward, overcome the feelings that can overwhelm and the roadblocks in your way!

Please comment!

What systems do you use?  Are you getting results?


Marcia Merrill
Career/Life Transitions Coach
Turning mid-life into the RIGHT Liife!
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What Makes Accountability Work?

In about an hour, I’m hosting a Master Mind group.  One of the areas we always talk about is accountability.  Organizing your goals-both daily, weekly and even long-term, like in 5 or 10 years, I will…I read that setting goals helps you know when you get there-a compass, a direction..But even more important than writing your goals down (which really separates the successful from the wannabes!)    Making a commitment on paper is a great first step.  Telling your group, your coach, your spouse/significant other or a friend makes it real-they can ask if you’re working on…That’s being held accountable!

You’ve heard me talk about the Get Hired Now! program-it’s a 28 day proven system for Landing that GREAT job!  What makes it work?  You get effective job search strategies & techniques, a way of handling obstacles to winning asa job-seeker and you team with a career coach (me) and a group of other job seekers to help provide the support and encouragement necessary to stay on track and succeed. May 16 & 18 at 2pm EST are first calls and then a month of Group Coaching calls each Tues at 2pm EST.  Details all on my web site or

This has the Bonus of keeping you focused, on track, decreasing overwhelm and stress and increasing well-being, income and happiness!

Can you do this by yourself?  Absolutely.  What’s the success rate of working on finding a GREAT job alone?  Not very good-in fact, less than 3%.

Accountability works.

Why do you think or disagree that it works?  Please comment!

Marcia Merrill

Career/Life Transitions Coach

Turning midlife into the RIGHT Life!

Is My Face Ever Red?

Do you rememberthose embarassment articles?  Well, I’ve got a doozy!  I was so excited to offer the Get Hired Now!  Job Search system-with feedback, support & encouragement from your coach & the team of other job-seekers!  Well, I made a mistake!  The 7 hours of teleclasses, group coaching weekly hours, 28 day individualized action plan to keep you on track & accountable, email support/feedback and the book as my gift to you is really $129. but if you mention you read it here & contact me-I’ll absolutely honor the $99 price!

Tell me your embarassing moment-I shared one of mine!

Marcia the Transitions Chick!

Turning mid-life into the RIGHT Life!

Career/Life Transitions Coach

Being positive-while job-seeking?

I am redesigning my series for job-seekers-both new graduates & those in career transitions.  It’s called, Get Hired Now! ™, a proven 28 day system to land a GREAT job!

I’m throwing in the very valuable job search guide as well as Two-90 min classes by phone!

And 4 weekly hour-long Group Coaching calls!  Encouragement, accountability & support!

We start May 16 & 18 at 2pm EST & our first weekly call is May 23 at 3pm EST & the next 3 consecutive Tuesdays at the same time!

All this is $99 for 7 hours and a proven Job Search system & text! register online at

What does this have to do with being positive?  Everything!  Job-seeking can often be frustrating & depressing!  With this program, you’re not alone!  You can combat “overwhelm” & win that great job!  Many who  haven taken this course are happier, making more money and are in the Job they love!

How do you keep positive-when you were job-seeking?

Marcia the Transitions Chick!

Turning mid-life into the RIGHT Life!

40+ & Fabulous!

I was watching "Access Hollywood" & they showcased 40+ actresses, models-all beautiful, sexy, "comfortable in their own skin" women!  People Magazine showed buff Madonna & Demi Moore and all the Desperate Housewives, 40 & Fabulous!!      

Hear, Hear, I’m not Madonna or Demi or Elle, Iman or Teri!  But I am 40+!

Powerful, sexy-they say 60 is the new 40!  I’m not getting older…

What do you think?

Marcia the Transitions Chick!

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Shakespeare’s Additional Plays in an old book!

Wow-I heard on television (hey, after CSI & Without A Trace comes the news!)  My media fix!  Well, it seems that one of the 600-700 that were printed of all of Shakespeare’s plays – new ones! was found!  Incredibly rare!  6 million bucks!  My husband kiddingly said, “oh now, the surprise is gone-I was gonna get it for you!”  Yeah, right!  Imagine new stuff from the 16th century “Bard of Stratford-on-Avon”  Wow!

Got me to thinkin’ even a great playwright had organizing issues!  He probably squirreled it away ” for safe-keeping” and here it is centuries later!  Not clutter, as the lucky finder thought!  Makes me feel better about this mid-life woman’s change!  I’m going from paper files to a few-the rest for recycling!  Long live technology!!

Tomorrow is my FREE Spring Cleaning Accountability Day!  We start at 11am EST and call every 1-2 hours, we’ll all decide…

I’ve got a bridgeline-call 1-605-772-3200, then, your pin # is 194089#  coutesy of  Please join us!  And get stuff done!

So, what do you want accountability & support on?

And have you found anything interesting?  Valuable?  Antiques Road Show worthy?

Marcia the Transitions Chick!

Turning mid-life into the RIGHT Life!

Media Makeover

Wow!  Wayne Kelly, radio host & Media Expert gave us tips in my Weblog-blog class today!  I am experiencing BIG-Time change!  As a client said-I think I’ve been in transition 2 or 3 times!

I’m now a subscriber to Wayne’s!  I’m now in media makeover-mode!

He said don’t write notes-have 3 key points.  Be passionate about your topic!

So, what’s your passion?

Marcia the Transitions Chick!
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