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The New Task Management To Do List XMAS

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Have you noticed that our top priorities – the things that make the biggest difference to us and our businesses – are usually the most challenging tasks? They involve us learning, stretching ourselves outside our comfort zones – and so what happens for many of us is that we avoid or procrastinate over doing them!

So many people want “more time” to grow their businesses but then avoid doing what moves them forwards (myself included here – see my personal revelation about how I procrastinate!). But, if we are willing to get Read More…

Want More Time? Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Achieve More & Set Yourself Up to Succeed!

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The biggest obstacle to success that people identified in our recent survey was a lack of time. Sadly, we can’t add more hours to the day! But we can help you “have more time” by being more focused (and therefore more productive) with the time you have.

Now, as many of you know, this year I have been splitting my time between England and Canada, dealing with a family situation. With two households to support and big goals, it was a real “wake-up” call in terms of how I manage my time and run my business. I HAD to be Read More…

Do You Secretly Procrastinate? Plus Healthy Procrastination in 5 Easy Steps...

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Procrastination is not the “black or white” issue I had previously thought; it’s not that we are either a “procrastinator” or a “doer” – we can be both. You see, I recently discovered (after 10 years of personal development and coaching) that I was a secret procrastinator. I say secret because I HAD NO IDEA I regularly procrastinated.

Instead I considered myself a “do-er”, someone who can be relied upon to do what they say they will. In the last 10 years alone I’ve moved country, changed careers, built a successful business from scratch, moved again to a small island, Read More…

Online 'Trolls': Here's a 5 Step Coach-Like Process to Help You Deal With Them

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Running a coaching business is hard enough, and to run a successful business these days, most coaches now have a social media presence whether it’s Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or something else. And the last thing we need is some cyber-bully, thoughtless or insensitive person giving us grief online with a hurtful or hateful comment. And yet, the chances are this will happen to you (if it hasn’t already).

In fact, a couple of weeks ago, I posted something on Facebook and as I reviewed the comments, suddenly “Bam!” there it was, a “troll-like” comment, accusing me of being divisive Read More…

Here are 7 Reasons You Might Want to Get Your Own Coach! | By Guest Author Kerryn Griffiths

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Arguably one of the best coaching tools of all is simply to have your own coach. Kerryn Griffiths, champion of peer and mentor coaching explains why she believes coaching is so essential for coaching in this week’s article. Read on!

When I’m looking for a coach, it’s essential to me that my coach has a coach of their own. Coaching is not about ‘fixing’ something that’s broken – it’s about being the best you can be – and if I’m taking on a coach to help me be at my best, I want to be sure that they Read More…

Your Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge!

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Quotes can be a powerful tool for personal development. And as most of our clients are taking it easier, why shouldn’t we? Well, if this sounds like something you’d like to do, you might like our “Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge”!

Also, you may want to read this personal article from me about relaxing and letting go for some inspiration & encouragement…

So here is your “Summer Relaxation Quotes Challenge”

Comment below and let us know how you got on in September!

Read the quotes below. Put on your coach’s “Level 3″ listening hat. Which quote i) most UNSETTLES you Read More…

Want to take the Summer off? Who Do You Want To Be In September Anyway?

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One of my goals this year was to share more of my “self” and tell more of my story. I long to, as cherished and recently departed Maya Angelou put it, “… write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”

Stories help us connect with others – and they help us learn. We learn from other people’s successes and mistakes. And when someone stands up and shows who they are, we recognize ourselves and also recognize what we are NOT, so stories help people understand who they are too.

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Are you Listening to Your Own Inner Wisdom? Here are 7 Questions to help you!

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How are you going to know what’s most important to you unless you make time to listen to yourself?

As coaches, we spend a lot of time listening to others. We focus all our attention – some call it “Level 3 Listening” – observing body language if we’re in person, listening for tone, ‘energy’, what is NOT being said as well as listening to the actual words and what may lay underneath. Not only that but we listen to the silences too – is this a thoughtful, fearful or embarrassed silence? And while doing all this we listen to Read More…

Solitude: 9 Powerful Reasons You Need to Spend Time With You (and your clients do too!)

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In this super-connected world, it has never been more important to create solitude for ourselves. Being ALONE with ourselves is essential for us to find happiness and joy, because it’s only when we’re alone that many of us can be – and see – our true selves.

Other people will always need something from us – especially those we love – whether it’s a smile, acknowledgement, to listen or to help with homework or dinner. It’s only when we’re alone that we can put down our social masks and be fully ourselves. And it’s only when we’re alone that Read More…

The Most Powerful Word You and Your Clients Need to Relearn if You Want to Succeed!

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We’ve been taught that it’s good to say “Yes”, to juggle a million things, to do and achieve as much as we can in as short a timeframe as possible! And as a result, stress and overwhelm are endemic in modern culture.

But the difference between people who succeed and those who don’t, between people who enjoy life and people who feel stressed and overwhelmed is not people who say “Yes”, but those who are willing to say “No”!

“No” is the most powerful word in the dictionary. And it’s nothing new for you. When you were very small, you Read More…