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How to Be Less Helpless

A plan for (finally) dropping the victim narrative

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I use this term a lot in my work with coaching clients: despair mode.

I see folks slip into this place so easily. A mode of freak out. Of self pity. Of negativity. Of spiraling out about worst-case scenarios. Of what’s-the-point-ism. Of fear.

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