Life Coaching Opens Eyes

Life coaching can be described or explained in many ways.

Here’s one description that I coined:

“Life coaching involves a programme of sessions or mini-interventions that help empower individuals to grow and develop rapidly through exposure to tools and techniques that assist them to open their eyes to what really is possible for them to be do and have.”

What I like about this particular description is the reference to the ‘opening of eyes’ that takes place during coaching.

Effective life coaching can bring about dramatically positive changes in the lives of people simply by getting them to see themselves and the world around them from bright and exciting new perspectives.

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”

– Charles Dickens

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Your Life Your Choice

You just have to read the papers or listen to the news and you’ll probably agree that it’s one crazy world that we live in!

But what if you made a conscious decision not to tune into the media? How would the world seem to you then?

The point here is that our perceptions of the world around us are heavily influenced and shaped by groups of other people and the norms and standards that these groups choose to promote and apply.

“The world is a complex place, and the influence of the media in its representation and its power of communication and interpretation is a remarkable amplifier of emotions, and of illusions.”

– Tariq Ramadan

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Power to the People

Our planet is both a wondrous and downright scary place to be right now.

We humans are naturally predisposed to seek the safety of the status quo rather than embrace change. Yet, just about everything around us is changing and there’s no sign of that letting up.

Whether you take a political, economic or social perspective on things, the world is changing like never before and at a rate that most of us find breathtaking and … quite frankly … bewildering!

It would all be very disheartening if it weren’t for one very encouraging aspect …

Individual people are beginning to wake up to the real power that they have to influence the nature of the world we live in!

 

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Stuck In a Rut?

Life coaching is particularly effective for those people who, though mentally well and fully functional, are simply ‘stuck in a rut’!

Let’s face it, we all have that stuck feeling at some stage of other in our lives. But that’s not to say that it isn’t hugely frustrating and debilitating while it lasts.

So what’s the cause of it and what’s the best strategy for getting out of a rut?

“When we are stuck in a rut we are being invited to grow and expand.”

― Dana Arcur

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Being a People Pleaser

Be honest. Are you a people pleaser?

There’s no reason to be shy in owning up to this practice as you would be one among very many.

And as we all know people pleasers are just the nicest of people. They will go out of their way to help – or meet what they perceive to be the demands or requirements – of others and to say what they think others would like to hear.

Viewed from the perspective of those whom they seek to please, nothing seems like too much trouble for them.

So people pleasers are good for the world and we need more of them, surely?

Actually, ‘No’!

“I can’t tell you the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

– Ed Sheeran

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Times Are Changing

Mainstream media would have had us believe that although the Brexit vote would be close, there was little doubt that, come the 23rd June, the British would opt for the ‘safe’ option and choose to stay in the European Union.

Likewise, we were assured that in the US, despite Donald Trump’s unlikely success in the race for the Republican party nomination, he – painted by most media as little more than a buffoon – would stand little chance against the ‘safe pair of hands’, Hillary Clinton, in Tuesday’s election.

Yeah, right!

“In times of profound change the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

– Al Rogers

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