Are You Making Any of These 5 Common (Coach-Specific) Sales Mistakes? | By Guest Author Fiona Walsh

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As a business coach, one of the areas I see coaches struggle with the most is sales. So, as part of the "Boost Your Business" Month, I've summarised below 5 of the biggest sales mistakes I see coaches making.

How Many of These 5 Sales Mistakes Are You Making? 1. Are You A Butterfly Chaser?

A butterfly chaser is someone who will spend time generating leads and then abandon them if they do not make the sale immediately.

This behaviour is costly to your business. Generating a lead and building a relationship with a customer takes time but it Read More...

Easy 3 Step Calming Meditation for You (and To Use With Your Clients!)

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Sometimes when we're having a busy or stressful day, we don't feel like we have the time to take a break. But what if a 2-3 minute breathing meditation could calm you just enough to slow down and help you reclaim yourself?

Well, last week, my coach (a big thank-you to Mary Johnson!) and I together created this short and easy calming meditation.

Here is an Easy, 3 Step Calming Meditation for You (and to Use With Your Clients): First, imagine love is a colour. What colour would it be? __________ Now imagine your anxiety, stress, overwhelm or fear has Read More...

Balance & Self-Care Toolkit: Step by Step Guide on How and When to Use These Tools!

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We live in a society that rewards us for achievement, qualifications, status and success. Many people work themselves extremely hard to get there - ignoring what their bodies and minds are telling them. But what's the point of success, a great career - if you're always stressed, overwhelmed, don't see your family and friends (or are grumpy/tired when you do see them)?

This article about our Balance & Self-Care Tools and Toolkit was written in answer to a request for more information on how to use our toolkits more effectively. These articles are also helpful if you're looking for a Read More...

Celebrate YOUR Achievements! Infographic

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We made this Infographic for you (and for ourselves too!). Take 20 minutes of quiet time to give yourself a pat on the back and reflect over the past year before setting goals and moving into 2015!

And if you like it, we'd love you to "Pin" or "Share" using the buttons below!

 

If you liked this info/graphic with great questions to help you celebrate yourself, you may also like:

Ask These 7 Coaching Questions to Celebrate Your Clients Achievements This Year! 5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic The 15 Coaching Questions You Need to Read More...

How to Use "The New To-Do List" Task Management System

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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...

5 Easy Ways To Achieve More & Set Yourself Up to Succeed in Your Business!

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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, built a 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...