Rich Rewards from Coaching

We’re celebrating!

Glance to the right and you’ll notice an award for Life Coaching Insights. Feedspot adjudged us to be one of the top 100 life coach related blogs internationally (you can click on the award to read more).

In fact, we cracked their top 20, being placed 18th – a great honour indeed.

One of the main criteria for this award was quality and consistency of the content posted.

That got me thinking …

“Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.”

– Elbert Hubbard

Rich rewards from coaching

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Keeping motivated

Some people tend to struggle with keeping motivated more than others. Nonetheless, it is an issue that all of us have to confront at some point in our lives.

I remember being asked once what ‘filters’ New Insights applies to screen people who enrol to train as life coaches. The lady who asked me the question seemed genuinely surprised by my answer: “None”.

“But what about the bad eggs – those people who really aren’t cut out to do such important work,” she continued.

I explained to her that the comprehensive and rigorous nature of our home study training programme renders it ‘self selecting’.

You see, apart from being thoroughly ethical and passionate about working with people to empower them, trainee life coaches need to learn a lot about themselves and the various techniques of human motivation that they will ultimately apply in their coaching.

It’s impossible to graduate to a life of motivating others if you do not make the necessary leap in self-awareness and self motivation required to complete the programme.

And quite a few don’t!

 

“When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.”

– Arsene Wenger

Keep motivated

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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

people pleaser

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2016 – A Year of Change

This will be the last Life Coaching Insights Blog Post for 2016 as I join many of you esteemed readers in taking a well deserved break for a few weeks!

As the year draws to a close there will surely be no lack of pronouncements by the various media on how it, and the various events that characterised it, stacked up in importance to – and affect on – the human race.

Here’s how I see it:

“The new year will be like the old one if you keep on doing the same old things.”

– Jean-Paul Malfatti

2016

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Think Yourself Happy

How often have you taken time out to reflect on just how incredible your mind is?

We humans have somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day, or around 40 thoughts every minute. That’s quite staggering isn’t it!

Each thought is really a little impulse of energy. With over 7bn people on the planet processing come 60,000 thoughts each day that adds up to an awful lot of ‘thought energy’! Just imagine if there was some way to harness and direct it. Talk about a sustainable energy source!

Thoughts are the source of all creation. Nothing comes into being without somebody thinking about it first. But, as we have learnt from the Law of Attraction, it requires consistent, focused thought in order to manifest what is being thought about.

Most of us take our minds – and the constant stream of seemingly random thoughts that they dish up – for granted as we go about the business of keeping our heads above water in our frenetic day to day lives.

But what if we could learn to harness the power of our minds and bring more focus and intention to our thoughts?

“Every thought we think is creating our future.”

– Louise Hay


Think yourself successful

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Living with Uncertainty

You’ll no doubt have heard the old adage that change is the only constant in life.

Well, given the twists and turns of life in the 21st century, it would seem that we can add ‘increasing uncertainty’ as another.

If you tune into world news and events you’ll no doubt agree with the statement above. Our world, whether that be our climate, our politics, our economics, or our society in general, is becoming more unpredictable at a faster and faster rate.

For most of us, having to cope with increasing uncertainty is at best, unsettling and at worst, downright terrifying.

But why exactly is this and what can we do to adjust?

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

– John Allen Paulos

Living with uncertainty

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