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…

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…

Here are 10 Spring Themed Coaching Questions to Help Review and Freshen up our Lives!

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While on a walk in the woods this morning, I saw winter’s accumulated garbage and litter everywhere. It looks strangely depressing next to the beautiful purple and orange crocuses and yellow narcissi. Everywhere I look, things are budding and coming into leaf – and the garbage glares accusingly at me.

Garbage and clutter: They’re almost the same thing. In fact, did you know that the word “clutter” is derived from a 15th Century English word – clotter – a variant of clot? The word clot has described collections of dead bodies, cats (presumably stray ones), narrow, crooked, dark and dirty Read More…

3 New Ways For You to Use the Wheel of Life in Relationships!

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The “Wheel of Life” may be ‘old hat’ to many of us, but it’s endlessly flexible. Did you know that the categories we use on the Life Balance Wheel can be used to help make decisions on everything from life partners to new careers? And that a Blank Wheel can be used to help evaluate decisions?

So, with Romance in the Air, Here are Three (3) Ways You Can Use The Wheel of Life in the Relationships Arena: 1. Understanding which Qualities in Another Person Most Positively Impact our Lives

Do you have a client, friend (or yourself!) looking for Read More…

What You Need To Know To Get Your New Team Performing Beautifully!

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I first remember learning about Tuckman’s Team & Group Development Model while a management trainee at a large company. I found it fascinating – because I instantly saw that this model applies to ANY groups. It helps with understanding the stages of development a team goes through at work, but it also applies to groups of friends, networking groups, volunteering organizations – in fact it applies anywhere you interact regularly with others in a group setting.

Learning about this model can help you at work AND at home, and it can also help you help your clients – whatever kind Read More…

Get Potential Clients to Choose YOU: Use this Simple Hidden Treasure Concept!

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Many of us (by us I mean coaches and people who want to help others and make a difference) think sales is complicated, hard, a chore or worse – something somehow beneath us that we shouldn’t have to do.

Selling coaching IS challenging. First, people must WANT coaching (something they don’t necessarily understand!) AND they must want to coach with US (someone they don’t know!) Phew! No wonder it can be hard to get clients.

And all around us I see how big (and small) companies manipulate people into buying. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Read More…

The 15 Coaching Questions You Need to Create Your Best Year Ever!

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These 15 Goal-Setting Questions will help you create your best year ever. Set aside 30 minutes, settle in somewhere snug and warm with a cuppa (or glass of wine) and relax. Answer the questions below – and then all you need to do is take action!

First, REFLECT and Take Your Learnings Forwards: What worked WELL for you in 2013? – What do you WANT to keep doing, or do more of, in 2014? – So, what WILL you keep doing, or do more of, in 2014? What did NOT work for you in 2013? – What do you WANT Read More…

3 Types of Successes People Rarely Stop to Recognize

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Ben Renshaw in his mini-book, “The Secrets of Happiness” says that, “On average by the age of eighteen we will have been praised and encouraged 30,000 times – and most of this … by the time we are three. By contrast we will have been criticised and discouraged over 250,000 times.” Well, it’s no wonder we’re so focused on what goes wrong!

Not only that but for most of us growing up, our parents and teachers focus on our lowest scores, our mistakes and our failures – so that we can ‘improve’. And then when we make it into the Read More…

5 Easy Ways to Top-up Your CCEUs Before the End of theYear!

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If you’re a certified coach and your credential expires in 2013 – there’s only 6 weeks left of this year to top up your CCEUs – Continuing Coach Education Units.

Quick Facts. In November 2013 there were: 11,479 ICF credential holders 227 ICF credential applications approved

Of course the reasoning behind the CCEUs is to encourage us to deepen our coaching skills and growth as a coach. But sometimes life (and business!) gets away from us – and suddenly it’s the end of the year and we need to find a few more CCEUs to get our credential renewed! The Read More…