Know Your Values, Increase Your Happiness

I watched a reality TV show last night featuring couples who are experiencing marital issues. At one point I found myself nodding my head and smiling wryly.

One of the partners in a couple featured on the programme was engaged in a one on one discussion with a relationship coach.

The coach asked her to sum up the nub of the relationship problem, to which she answered: “We just seem to have different values.” The coach probed for more information: “What exactly are your top values?”

At this point, the woman started to stutter and stammer before, in a questioning manner, finally spitting out a few generic values, while eyeing the coach for approval.

“It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.”

– Roy E. Disney

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Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back?

Your beliefs will have a profound effect on the actions you take and the consequences you expect – and will most likely get – from those actions.

Rather like a pair of spectacles, your beliefs act as lenses through which you view the world and decide on how to react to the circumstances you find yourself in.

If you are struggling to lead the life you deep down desire, it could well be your belief system that is holding you back.

“People have a lot of different beliefs and at the end of the day we all have deeply held beliefs that probably don’t make sense to anyone else.”

– Trey Parker

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Life Coaching: A Career for the 21st Century

Quite recently, an old school friend who I hadn’t heard from for some forty odd years made contact on Facebook. To my surprise it turned out that he had been living around the corner from us for many years.

The ease with which we were able to reconnect after all that time, spurred him on to start and promote a Facebook group for all those who were in our final high school year. Now we have a thriving little community all enthusiastically indulging in a bit of “Remember the time …”

It got me reflecting on a question that I suspect is in the back of many people’s minds.

Is the world becoming a better or a worse place?

“Your life only gets better when you do.”

– Brian Tracy

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Fair Exchange

“Coaches HATE selling” screamed the headline of an advert for an online course that I saw on Facebook recently.

It was clearly aimed at life coaches who, well, find the idea of selling their services difficult, to say the least. And I would guess that that applies to most who take up this career – at least in the early stages.

“The universe is based on fair exchange. What you give you will get.”

– Guruji Sri Sri Poonamji

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Commitment, the Secret to Success

Recently, we had cause to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the launch of New Insights in South Africa (and fourteen years since the brand was originally established in the UK).

A good friend asked me about how the business had changed over the years.

He looked curious when I explained that ten years ago our biggest challenge was to convey an understanding of what life coaching is, whereas today the challenge is to stand out of the ever-increasing crowd of life coach training institutes.

“So, to what do you ascribe your success in staying in business for so long in what is a pretty fickle market?” he asked.

“Most people fail, not because of a lack of desire, but because of a lack of commitment.”

– Vince Lombardi

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Learning Modalities Part 2

As promised last time, here is a follow-up post about Learning Modalities.

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to read Part 1 please click here to open it in a new tab of your browser.

Today’s post will make a lot more sense if you have the context from Part 1. In addition, you can take a brief quiz to give you an idea of your own preferred learning modality – Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic.

“Seeing, feeling, hearing, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.”

– Walt Whitman

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