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Want to Have a Kick-Ass 2019? Reinvent Resolutions!

 Want to Have a Kick-Ass 2019? Reinvent Resolutions!

If you want to have a KICK-ASS 2019 where you thrive and feel alive, try this strategy to REINVENT your RESOLUTIONS. Then you can become the person you need to become in order to get where you want to go!



About Amanda 
& ABi Coaching

Dr. Amanda Barrientez is the founder of ABi Coaching, a private coaching institute that teaches growth-minded people how to get unstuck and get on track so they can maximize their potential. She’s known for her tough love approach to teaching clients practical, actionable strategies that help them -

*Transform Shame, Fear, & Emotional Blocks
*See Blind Spots and Gain Clarity
*Cultivate Confidence
*Access Personal, Leadership, & Entrepreneurial Power
*Awaken Inner Genius to Live from Mission, Purpose & Meaning
*Nurture Win-Win Relationships
*Become a Money...

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Needing Inspiration? Know Your Why

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Needing Inspiration? Know Your Why

Hello everyone! I'm Dr. Amanda Barrientez, founder of ABi Coaching.

If this is your first time here, this is your place to learn practical, actionable strategies to help you maximize your potential so you can lead a rich life and business.

Today's topic is what to do when you're NEEDING INSPIRATION.

Have you ever heard the quote...


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This is one of my all-time favorite quotes and it's proclaimed by most of the personal growth and development powerhouses. It was made famous by Viktor Frankl in his book, Man's Search for Meaning, where he wrote about how he fixed his mindset on his unique why in order to survive the Nazi internment camps during the Holocaust. If you haven't read it, buy it today. It is an absolute must read that will leave you deeply inspired!

What is your why?

Your why is your...

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How a SCREW PERFECTION Attitude Will Help You Play Bigger - #MaxPotentialHabits

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Hello everyone, I'm Dr. Amanda Barrientez, founder of ABi Coaching.

If this is your first time here, this is your place where you'll learn practical, actionable strategies to help you maximize your potential so you can lead a rich life and business.

Today we're going to talk about how having a SCREW PERFECTION attitude will help you play bigger so you can maximize your potential.

Have you ever thought of the ways that

trying to be perfect holds you back and keeps you playing small?

We don't usually think about playing small as trying to be perfect, but let's look at some of the sneaky ways that perfectionism shows up in our lives.

Let's use the example of writing a book. Say you've been writing a book for years and you keep working on it and you keep working on it, but you tell yourself that it's taking you so long because it's such a big project.

Or let's say you were recently divorced and you want to get back in the...

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Supercharge Your Productivity - #MaxPotentialHabits

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Hello everyone - I'm Dr. Amanda Barrientez, founder of ABi Coaching.

You've come to the right place to learn practical, actionable strategies that will help you maximize your potential so you can lead a rich life and business. Today, I want to teach you a daily habit that will help you SUPERCHARGE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY. If you implement this daily habit, I promise you that your productivity will skyrocket!

Have you ever wished you could be more productive

and even double what you get done in a week?

The vast majority of us are overwhelmed with a lot on our plates and it's hard to know how to structure our day and week to get the most done so we can accomplish our goals.

For many years I was a Ph.D student and single mom. I remember one of my most intense days where I had so much on my plate

There was a snowstorm and I had to get my kids to and from their schools and activities. This took four hours. I had a graduate seminar I...

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List, Action, Track, Achieve: How My Daily List Helped Me Earn a Ph.D. at 40

I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder at the wise, wonderful age of 40!

The backstory…

During my second year of college, at age 20, I had an unexpected and life transforming turning point. Surprise--you’re pregnant! This angelic gift—LOVE YOU GOOSIE—precipitated my decision to drop out, get married and forge the family path.

My then husband and I had two more magnificent monkeys and I worked from home while raising a family. Once our youngest was old enough to enter preschool, I decided it was time finish what I had started all those years ago—the completion of my B.A. So, I returned to college.

Feeling like an alien on a campus surrounded by twenty year old “kids,” I took courses to earn my B.A. in psychology and was then accepted into graduate school.

I could not have predicted that on this journey, I would get divorced from my fifteen year marriage and become a...

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Lose the Booze Challenge: Transform Yourself With a Drinking Time Out

When my daughter was accepted into Colorado College, I was elated and simultaneously bewildered wondering, how in the world am I going to help contribute to her tuition?

At the time, I was a single-mama supporting the family on a slim graduate student budget. For two weeks, I laid in bed night after night worrying about how to come up with extra money. She was working on solutions herself and decided to try fundraising through GoFundMe and asked me to post her story on my Facebook account. I was struggling with how to ask my friends for money and felt the need to make sure they knew I was doing my part and not just asking for a handout.

On New Year’s Eve of 2017, a dazzling idea came to me: I’ll quit drinking, reallocate the money to my daughter’s college tuition, and ask my Facebook friends to sacrifice only one night our of drinking and gift the money to my daughter’s GoFundMe account instead! I hastily posted my declaration to Facebook, early in the...

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Your WHY Is Your Inspirational Fire

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“When you know your why, you can endure any how.” 
-Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning (1946)-

 This is one of my all-time favorite quotes. It is proclaimed by many growth and development powerhouses, and was originally articulated by Friedrich Nietzsche who stated, “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.” Frankl drew upon Nietzsche’s words to survive the Nazi internment camps during the holocaust. He endured torturous trauma by fixing his mindset on his unique why. If you haven’t read his book, DO IT! It is a book every person must read that will leave you deeply inspired.

What is a “why?”

It’s your hope-filled-growth-mindset. It’s your enthusiastic launching pad. It’s your key to creating a connected relationship. It’s a company’s primary purpose and mission statement. It’s your financial planning and goldmining tool. It’s how to have a balanced mind and...

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Change Your Life One Step at a Time

On my trail run this morning I had a fond memory of my one of my best friends asking me to do a marathon with her. I thought, why not?

During high school, I was a competitive swimmer so I had confidence in my athletic abilities and it was perfect timing because my third and last child was one month old and I had gained 36 pounds during my pregnancy. I was feeling beyond ready to get back in shape and be strong and slim again.

We decided to go out for a short one-mile run around a local lake to see what it felt like. I vividly remember about half a mile in thinking, HOLY SHIT running is hard! When I got home my back ached, my legs were sore, and my mind was reeling. How in the world do people run 26.2 miles? Why would they want to? There’s no way I will ever be able to do it! But I stretched and I went out to run again a few days later. Over about a year, I lost the baby weight and I fell in love with running.

Here I am 12 years after that first one-mile run with several...

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Tired of Being STUCK? Inspire, Transform, and Empower Yourself NOW

A few years ago I had a critical turning point that I will forever be grateful for. 

It was late in the evening and I was sitting in the corner on the floor staring out at the empty basement of my house in shock. My partner who I had a million dreams of a future with had just moved out. In a trance-like state, and in an attempt to distract myself from my sadness, I pulled out my phone to check my email. I opened a lengthy message from my ex-husband informing me that he didn’t want me to come into his house he had just moved into with his partner. He conveyed that he needed strict boundaries between us moving into the future. He requested that when we exchange the kids, I drop them and leave their suitcases on the sidewalk. He didn’t want to interact with me anymore. This came as a surprise to me; I thought we had been making progress on repair. I was devastated. I felt like a complete failure. I felt abandoned...

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