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    Rock bottom: how to make it the best place to start

    What is rock bottom and do you even need to hit it in order to make changes? Is rock bottom the place where life truly begins? How do you come back from rock bottom? Resources to rebuild yourself. What success stories do you relate to?

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    Coach Mentoring: Launching your first quality course

    One of the benefits of membership in DiscoverYourPathU is access to courses, live discussions groups, and perhaps most importantly, individual mentorship. Each of the founding members is available to mentor up to five of our members at a time in setting up their coaching practice. So, while perhaps you join for the workshops, practice pods (where you can practice and refine your skills(, learning technology and business skills, you may need more than just a course or discussion group to launch your first online course. At the moment, we have mentoring available for coaching, branding, setting up your website, business presence, and even launching online courses on Udemy or another…

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    A penny for your thoughts – how to resist giving advice

    We’ve all had that conversation with a friend or even a session coaching with a client, when we are tempted to give them our advice and opinion. Sometimes, they’ve asked for advice. Other times, it’s completely unsolicited. Of course, giving advice generally comes from a place of good intentions. Nonetheless, we forget that we are on the outside, looking in. Our view of the situation is colored by our perspective and experience. And if we’re young and arrogant, we mistakenly think we know it all! This can lead to reactions like “but you don’t really understand” or “I tried that and it didn’t work”. I realize, there are times when…

  • Reaching Through the Screen, Online vs In-Person Coaching

    Reaching through the Screen – Online vs In-Person Coaching

    I don’t know where you are based, but I must say that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I was so happy that I have an online coaching business, rather than seeing clients in my office. The traffic all around town was horrid. And I live in the tropics, where the only way that traffic gets back up by weather is in the case of a tropical downpour, which might last an hour or two. The moment it stops raining, unless it just happens to be high tide at exactly the same time, the rain water drains off and runs out to sea in minutes. Today, I was reading…

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    Coaching mentor: how to get better results

    As a coach, you might decide that you don’t need another coach, but rather that what you are really looking for is a mentor. Mentoring, as we’ve covered in other blog posts, is different from a coaching relationship. Today I want to dive into the benefits of having a mentor, as well as identifying the type of mentors you might look for, and how to find such a mentor. Why do you need a mentor? To stimulate your growth To challenge you in which areas to improve your skills They will provide you with information, knowledge and experience They also provide vital encouragement and moral support. Entrepreneurs of all kinds…

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    How to learn something every day and boost your self esteem

    When I was 27 years old or so, I met a “old” lawyer (in his mid to late fifties), with two or three Master’s Degrees from various international universities, and a wealth of international experience. All I could think of at the time was “I want to be like him”. I was so in awe of his confidence and knowledge. Of course, looking back now, I realize that this confidence and knowledge came from all the effort he put into acquiring it and that along the way he was a beginner many times. But that drove me to attempt to boost my studies and experience in ways I might not…

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    The secrets of rereading a remarkable book

    Everyone keeps talking about reading 50 or more books every year. In fact, Darius Foroux was reading 100 books a year = 2 books every week. Of course, he now admits to forgetting them as well. I know what that’s like, because I’ve gone through the phase of devouring the latest best-selling self-help book and then moved on to the next. But then, back in about 2007 or 2008, I decided to do something different. I was curious about finding Wisdom, and I actually read the book of Proverbs (yes, the book of the Bible called Proverbs) 12 times that year. Proverbs has 31 chapters, making it a great daily…

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    Coaching Agreements – What the …? And why do I need one?

    For those of you who know something about my background, I’ve spent the last 20+ years in law practice. So, I know a few things about business relationships and how things can go wrong. Of course, just because you have a contract doesn’t mean that there won’t be any problems, but a good contract does pave the way to a move professional relationship. Any relationship that you have is about negotiation – anything – whether there is a written contract or not. E.L. Jones So, I want to share with you some of the reasons why I think all coaches, whether they are starting out or already well established should…

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    Exercise-Free Zone: How to find movement that you love!

    As much as I will say ditch the diet and face the feelings, you will also find me saying ditch the gym and move your body. Well, ditch the gym if you hate it. Stay if you really enjoy it! The most important thing is – are you moving your body? Are you enjoying movement? Consider a toddler or a 4-year-old: they aren’t worried about doing exercises or “do I look fat in this?”. They are busy having fun, moving around, wiggling, dancing, running, jumping, and stretching. They move because their body hungers for movement. And so does yours. Are you listening when it asks? Perhaps you’ve felt a small…

  • Why ditching the diet may be the best decision you EVER made

    I firmly believe in ditching the diet – that living life in a healthy way is the best decision you will ever make. As we come into the holiday season, and people discuss ”cheat days” and dieting over the holidays, I am more convinced than ever that we need to adopt healthy lifestyles, rather than following the latest diet fad! If you look up the definition of diet, you will find it expressed as: “A special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons” “The kind and amount of food prescribed for a person for a special reason” Take your pick of…