De-Stress Series: 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need

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Daily stress and overwhelm is a problem for many people. Stress impacts both our physical and mental health, reduces our ability to think clearly, impacts our relationships and much more. Having many different approaches to reduce and minimise stress gives us options no matter what the situation.

So, here are 10 Easy Ways to Help Your Clients (and You!) Find The Calm You Need:

Share these in a workshop, coaching session or as homework ideas.

Plan to get to all your appointments and commitments 15 minutes early: If you get caught in traffic or held-up you’ll still be on-time. And Read More…

10 Awesome Ways to Use the Fool Archetype to Increase Your Success!

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I don’t know about you but I LOVE archetypes and mythology. I reached a point in my spiritual seeking and growth where I lacked context. Where do I fit in? Where am I on life’s path? What’s the point to all this? And then I discovered mythology – and archetypes, symbols and stories.

So, do you embrace YOUR inner Fool? Do your clients? Because modern society can be more than a little stiff – full of rules, expectations and limitations. Not only that, but modern life can be stressful and wearing. Well, the Fool Archetype can help you break through Read More…

Don't Wear Out, Create Some 'You' Time Every Week!

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Do you or your clients have a problem with saying “Yes” (or trouble saying “No”) so you end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well, until recently I did. I said “Yes” to far too many things (granted, these were things I wanted to do – but there were just so many of them). I squeezed in the time to do them all BUT felt overwhelmed, struggled to relax and found it hard to get to sleep!

Have you heard the saying, “The bow kept forever taut will break”? In Christian tradition, God rested on the 7th day, universities have a Read More…

My Relaxing Planning Ritual: How To Grow Your Business, Stay on Target and Find Inner Peace!

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Business Planning is something we need to do regularly – to review our goals, progress and setting actions that keep us on course. Many of us think business planning is something dreadfully serious and/or tedious – detailed plans, task lists and hard, hard slog. Add in the feeling of overwhelm when we look at everything we ‘need’ to do, the guilt we feel for what we haven’t done – and the pressure to succeed, make money and get new clients. It’s no wonder so many of us avoid planning. And here are some business tips to help you!

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5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic of the Month

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We found this infographic – and loved it so much we made it our infographic of the month!

Do you do any of the 5 weird habits? Because they seem like “Coaching Habits” to me – they’re exactly the kind of questions and reframes that we coaches like to challenge our clients with.

And this infographic fits beautifully with our article this week: How to Create your own “Daily Success Habits”.

ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise

 

Source: This infographic is from a site called OpenForum.com

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How to Create Your Own Daily Success Habits - and 7 Questions to Help You!

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If I was to ask you, “When employing someone, which is most important: their Knowledge, Attitude, Skills or Habits?”, what would you answer? Because I remember being asked this on a management development training course (a long time ago now!), and feeling really smug as I thought to myself, well everyone here is ‘old school’ and probably thinks it will be knowledge or skills, but I think it’s attitude. As a relative youngster, I felt that hiring decisions were made largely based on knowledge and skills – which can easily be acquired, whereas the right attitude can make anyone a Read More…

My Top 5 Blocks to Connection With Others in Conflict Situations | By Guest Author Julia Menard

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In my work as a mediator and conflict coach, what touches my heart the most is the way so many of us want a deeper connection with others, but can’t seem to find it.

Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse in Australia, wrote a book entitled, “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” based on her experiences listening to people in their last stages of life. One key theme that repeatedly showed up was the importance of connection with others – our relationships. Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, an end-of-life specialist and researcher, found that a key regret was letting anger get Read More…

For Real Happiness: Focus on Your Feelings, NOT Goals!

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Contrary what we’ve been told, achieving our goals does NOT give us lasting happiness. Working towards and achieving goals is the PURSUIT of happiness. Because eventually the euphoria wears off and then we’re back where we were before. What will give you LASTING happiness is learning to deal confidently with difficult situations, feelings and emotions…

That’s not to say we shouldn’t have goals. Like you, I’m a coach – I LOVE goals! But what’s absolutely critical to our LASTING happiness is not goals, but how we deal with life’s inevitable problems.

Try this: Imagine for a moment that you are Read More…

Remember to Celebrate YOU! 3 Quick Questions to Ask Yourself

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Hi everyone! A short and (hopefully) sweet post this week as I know you’re busy. I want you to remember to celebrate YOU this December. For many of us it can feel like a treadmill of sending cards, buying & wrapping gifts and parties – so make some time to celebrate YOU.

Like me, you run your own business – and it takes a LOT of time, energy and hard work. You have put your heart and soul into it – helping others to have better, happier lives, careers and businesses.

But it’s so easy to focus on what we Read More…

25 Favourite Inspirational Quotes For You To Chew On!

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I love inspirational quotes, don’t you? And over the last 10 years I have diligently collected several hundred of them! There is so much wisdom in quotes – and being short and sweet they can be perfect reminders of what we’re working towards and an encouragement that we’re on the right path. And sometimes the right quote at the right time can give us an “Aha!” moment that stays with us for life.

So, when it came to this year’s Annual “Thank-you” gift for our subscribers – I thought giving you a ton of inspirational quotes would make a perfect Read More…