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…

10 Key Qualities You Need to BE to HAVE a 6 Figure (Coaching) Business

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There are plenty of resources out there to help you run and grow your coaching business; articles, ebooks, courses you can attend in person, online courses you can attend virtually or ecourses you can do from the comfort of your own home. But there are some things they won’t teach you – and that’s how you need to BE to succeed. And that’s what I’ve tried to sum up below, because in the last 10 years of growing a 6 figure business, I learned a lot – the hard way… And I’d love to share it with you!

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Use the 4 Ps to Intentionally and Authentically Grow Your Business | By Guest Author Marcy Nelson-Garrison

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Last week’s really helpful article described The 3 Stages of Building Your Coaching Business – and asks where are YOU in this process? This week’s great follow-up article from Marcy Nelson-Garrison looks at the 4 Ps of intentionally and authentically growing your business.

The following article is adapted from an article that first appeared in Choice Magazine V8I1, March 2010.

Building a coaching business takes a lot of time and effort. It’s a creative process that cannot be rushed – with a natural rhythm which is different for each person. Just like an artist, while we cannot rush or force Read More…

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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