Never underestimate the power that choice plays in our lives. Steven Covey once wrote that “Next to life itself, the power to choose is your greatest gift”. And so it is, perhaps.
Wherever we are, whatever we are, we are there because it is the total of all of the choices that we have made so far. So choose well.
Read more … It is your choice
These are the three words that are used most frequently in my coaching rooms. I am not sure where the phrase originally came from but it has wormed itself into the lexicon and mindset of me and every client I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Read more … Clarity is Power
Procrastination is a great word and an amazing skill. It is one of those skills that we all seem to possess and are able to access at the drop of a hat.
I looked the word up and Wikipedia defined it thus “Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time”
Read more … When would now be a good time?
I cannot see anyone running a successful business successfully without being able to hold successful meetings. If businesses are about a team of people working effectively and efficiently together meetings must be an integral part of that process, and yet for most of us our experience is that meetings are boring, ineffective and to be avoided at all costs.
Read more … Meeting Musts
Ebola, under certain conditions, is extremely contagious. Fortunately the scientists understand exactly what the conditions are for it to be contagious and when we see reports on the news the brave nursing staff are always wearing their protective suits.
Read more … Contagious Area; precautions recommended
Already January is at an end and February is upon us.
If you were one of those who set yourself some goals at the end of 2014 for achievement in 2015 now would be a good time to take stock and review your progress towards those goals.
How have you done I wonder? Are you still on track?
Or have you forgotten about them already?
Read more … Are we nearly there yet
I said I would share the sure fire method to build confidence and this is it. It is something I call the Wins Diary. It is simplicity itself. Anyone can do it and everyone can benefit from it.
It works because it is a counter measure to that distinctly human trait of naturally noticing what went wrong rather than what went right, of noticing why we can’t rather than why we must.
Here is how it works.
Read more … Life Is A Confidence Game Part Two
It doesn’t matter what pursuit we are talking about, our performance seems to be directly related to our confidence.
The more confident we are, generally the higher level we perform at.
The better we perform, the more confidence we gather.
The two are inextricably and irretrievably linked.
If you think back to your school days you probably performed better at those subjects you liked and worse in those ones that you didn’t. Liking is often synonymous with being confident in this context.
Read more … Life Is A Confidence Game.