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Personal Foundation Work – Tolerations


Assisting with the ability to live to your fullest potential!

This week’s focus is on the groundwork of you.  It’s about a process of looking at the things that are getting in your way of living the life you truly deserve and want. It’s about creating a new mindset that will greatly benefit you, your work, and your relationship with yourself and others. This week we start with your Personal Foundation, which is the very core of you.

Building a strong Personal Foundation starts with defining it.

So, what is a personal foundation?

Your foundation consists of your values, beliefs, your code of ethics, how you view the world, your perception of others and of yourself.

When there are cracks in the foundation of any structure, it is difficult to build walls. You might make some progress, only to find that the walls start to crumble.

By looking at your personal foundation you can begin the process of repairing the cracks and build a sustainable structure.  When you have a strong foundation you are working from solid ground.  If you could think of  strengthening your foundation  as an investment with a pay-off  that earns you huge rewards.

So how do you know if you might be experiencing weak walls or cracks?

  • When your life is oriented around other people’s values instead of your own

  • When you allow others to drain your energy

  • When you put up with  things and tolerate situations that drain your time and energy

  • When you have personal needs that aren’t being met

  • When you have allowed others to cross into your personal space because of a lack of boundaries

  • When you put others self care before your own

  • When you aren’t clear of the past

  • When you lower your standards

  • When everything is complicated

By strengthening your personal foundation, you will create a firmer ground as you move through the journey of your life.

Your pay-off :

Your priorities will change.

  • You will weed out draining relationships.

  • You will build better relationships and attract the kind of personal and business relationships you want and benefit from.

  • You will have more energy.

  • You will expect more of others and of yourself.

  • Life will be simplified and less stressed.

Each weekly newsletter will  include an action that you can use to strengthen your personal foundation.

Action Step No. 1.

List your Top Tolerations’

A free guide to help you get started is available by visiting on the assessment page.

There is no charge for this assessment. It can assist you in developing your list, you may find your own among the 200 listed there.

Or you can simply start making your list on a piece of paper.

Take your time and be thorough. Your toleration’s can be as simple as loose door knobs, coffee stains on your desk, or chipped paint. It might also be much larger such as disruptions, people not respecting your time and space. Don’t leave anything out.

Next week, I will offer a framework for beginning to handle the toleration’s on your list.  Start thinking now, how you will hold yourself accountable for beginning to create a toleration free zone.

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Have a swell week!

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

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3 Responses to Personal Foundation Work – Tolerations

  • Bonnie Mazzola says:

    Sue, always enjoy your way with words. Words are just words! All words give way to meaning. But without action they are just words. It’s the action part of your way of writting that makes one’s self want to get-a-move-on. Thanks for sharing. Like I said before I would like to receive your newsletter.
    Blessings, Bonnie

  • Christian says:


    This is Christian, i would like to know the below details from you.
    what price do you charge?
    why is it this price and what sort of people do you work with?

  • suebirkam says:

    Hi Christian,

    Thanks for visiting the site and for your inquiry. I am trained to work with people who are looking to move past almost any challenge or obstacle, who may need a sounding board to work through stuck places in their lives whether it is relationships or career/ business. Many of my clients are considering starting a business or want to grow their current business. One of the most important aspect of coaching is accountability for your action steps that will allow you to step into your ideal life or business situation based on what you say you want for yourself.

    I offer a 30 minute coaching session at no charge in order for both of us to understand the coaching process and to know if coaching is the right fit for both of us at this time. I have several levels of coaching fees. I offer weekly one hour sessions
    and a discount if you prepay for three months in advance. Or you may prefer a bi-weekly coaching session of an hour in length.
    My fees range from $150.00 – $350.00 a month and include a mid week check in and unlimited email.

    If you are local to the area in which I practice, coaching sessions are in person. However many of my clients are not local and in that case we work by phone at a predetermined time and day that works for both of us.

    I hope this helps you to make a decision to work with me and I am honored that you stopped by the site to inquire of my services. If you would like to schedule a 30 minute complimentary session with me, please send me an email at or use the contact page via this website to send an email. I would be more than happy to speak with you and answer any other questions you may have about my coaching services.

    All the Best,

    Sue Birkam

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