Usually when we use the word ‘stress’ we’re referring to so-called ‘bad’ stress or DIStress. But did you know there is a name for good stress? Eustress, pronounced YOU-stress, is a term coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye who studied the impact of stress on the mind and body. Eu comes from the Greek meaning well or good and suggests that there is indeed such a thing as healthy stress.
So, What Is Eustress and Why is it Important?
Well, without eustress we are not equipped to deal with excitement and/or challenge in our lives.
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This is a fun post about powerful life lessons learned from running a coaching business. Perfect for a sunny read over coffee – and maybe even a slice of cake!
So, here are 20 of the best life lessons I’ve learned from my business so far:
LISTEN to others, but TRUST yourself. Don’t wait for perfection. Learn as much as you can, then let go and DO! Stay focused on your GOALS! If you’re going to get distracted, make sure it is a) a conscious choice and b) financially worthwhile! It takes LONGER than you think. Have PATIENCE! But always Read More…
With the holidays nearly upon us it’s time for many of us to spend a few days in close proximity to our nearest and dearest. So, why not use our coaching skills on ourselves? The standard tips to survive the holiday season can be taken up a notch as we create an opportunity to learn, grow – and practice what we preach.
Just because we’re coaches doesn’t mean we’re immune to challenging or difficult family dynamics – and it’s so easy to slip back into old patterns of behaviour when we’re tired or stressed.
Whatever your reality, here are 3 Read More…
“Difficult Conversations – How to discuss what matters most” by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
In business and life we often avoid difficult conversations like asking for a hard-earned raise, confronting a family member who has been undermining us, giving feedback to a touchy colleague or raising a difficult subject with our partner. Is sweat trickling down your brow just thinking about it?
Conflict is inevitable and yet some people still try to avoid conflict – at all costs! Most of the rest of us keep doing our best but struggle or wish it was easier.
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