One of the most prevalent things I hear from clients is that life is rushing by so fast. There are so many things to do, they tell me with a strain in their voices. [Read more…] about Learn to Say NO, So You Can Say YES
Where Are You Now?
Your life has two versions: the one where you’re a star, and the one where you’re a little lost. Reality lies somewhere in the middle. Your opinion inevitably reflects some reality and some fantasy. [Read more…] about Design Your Next Steps
Habits emerge because the brain is constantly seeking ways to conserve energy. It looks for a cue that becomes the trigger for a habitual response. [Read more…] about The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits
I’ve been learning a lot about how we use habits and routines throughout the day from New York Times staff writer Charles Duhigg in his book in “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” (Random House, 2012). [Read more…] about The Golden Rule for Changing a Habit
“Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as a spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.”
~ American theologian Tryon Edwards (1809–1894) [Read more…] about Why Are Habits So Hard To Break?
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WBECS 2012 is here!
Successful coaching goes hand-in-hand with thought leadership…
As with many industries, the coaching industry has changed over the past year or so.
There’s just too much information (TMI)…
Noise and hype from so-called “experts” guaranteed to make you waste money and time.
This online summit is the real deal,featuring well respected experts and it starts next week on May 1,2012 for the kickoff series.
World Business and Executive Coach Pre-Summit May 1st, 2012
Over 7,000 listened in from the comfort of their own homes + offices.
An industry first…
Top experts under one “virtual” roof, making sure all in attendance got:
- Maximum value
- Executive training
- Great strategies and advice.
This year, the online summit will be better than ever, with another all-star lineup.
If you’d like to sneak a peak, you can attend the FREE via the pre-Summit series of sessions.
Click on this link to register:
A small selection of thought leaders presenting at the summit will include:
- Sir John Whitmore—pre-eminent thinker in leadership and organizational change
- Verne Harnish—named one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune magazine
- Dr. (VG) Vijay Govindarajan—world’s leading expert on strategy and innovation
- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith—#1 leadership and #7 business thinker in the world…2011 Thinkers 50 ceremony.
WBECS has one simple mission in mind:
To dramatically elevate the impact of business and executive coaches the world over…
If you’re on board with that, you won’t want to miss THE online coaching industry event of the year—WBECS 2012…
Sign up today to reserve your spot.
I’ll be there,too!
Many people view the brain as a mysterious structure incapable of change. However, with the help of advancing brain scanning technology, we now know that our brains are continually learning and processing.
We can boost our memory, retention and ability to learn new skills and concepts by using these 8 strategies. Pick one or two strategies this week to uplevel your own successes.
Eight Success Strategies:
- Self-Awareness: Know your strengths and develop them, so you can reach your goals. Select goals that intrinsically motivate your unique passions and drive, so that you fulfill your own definition of a meaningful life.
- Emotional Regulation: Thoughts and beliefs affect feelings and subsequent behaviors. Reflect upon how your self-esteem and your world directly affect your feeling and actions. If you are not satisfied with it, take steps to change it.
- Cognitive Reframing: Repeatedly engaging in negative thoughts and actions results in undesirable brain alterations; actively engaging in positive thoughts and actions leads to beneficial ones. You won’t always achieve your goals, but you can benefit from failure. Put positive spin on those failures and start a change from them which in turn changes the brain and primes it to be resilient and motivated.
- Deliberate Practice: London taxi drivers train very hard to memorize city street addresses and in doing so enlarge certain areas of their brains. Musicians experience that same brain growth in other areas. We all do. The key is to keep practicing in spite of setbacks.
- Meditation: An interesting thought: Practicing even small doses of daily meditation can improve your focus and attention. You don’t have to be a Zen master; sitting calmly for several minutes is a start. Try to add a minute to your meditation every time you try it.
- Physical Exercise: A regular exercise program increases your focus, improves learning and memory, reduces impulsivity, enhances mood, and lowers stress and even helps the brain improve its functioning. As little as 20 minutes of cardio exercise releases BDNF, a chemical neurotransmitter, which support the growth of new neurons; this enables you to learn even more.
- Nutrition: What’s good for the heart is also great for the brain. Fruits and vegetables, low fat sources of protein, berries, apples, fish and omega oils all are needed provide for a healthy successful brain.
- Sleep: Sleep is vital for optimal brain function; it helps restore the balance of communication between reasoning and emotional centers and even improves your memory.
A very popular and effective tool is creating your own dream board ( also referred to as a vision board). This is the PERFECT time to create yours and I’ve provided some easy tips to help you to get started.
Making your own vision/dream board is very effective tool to use to get out of your “head” about your goals, and to visually represent your goals in a way that inspires and motivates you. What makes this technique so powerful is that using visual imagery allows us to bypass our intellect and suspend our disbelief about our ability to achieve our goals. Seeing our ‘dreams” as symbols and images, it is easy to accept and integrate into our subconscious mind. Many people faithfully use this process to help facilitate speedy realization of their goals and dreams. ( Myself included!)
Here are 6 quick tips to get you started on your own success board today. Remember the old saying; a picture is worth a thousand words!
1.Gather your Materials– Poster board, scissors, glue sticks, magazines
2.Write down a list of your goals & determine your theme for your board- Common goal categories are financial, relationships,community,career, spirituality,adventure,fun and creativity. ( tip: you can create more than one board. Some people have boards for their business, their personal life, and some create one board that represents all of their goals.
3.Light a candle, have a latté- Turn on music you love and enjoy this process. Fully express your creativity. ( tip; this is a very fun group project)
4.Rules for Vision Boarding- Gotcha, there are no rules! Allow your subconscious mind to connect to what truly resonates for you. Let the images you are attracted to as you flip through the pages of the magazine “speak” to you. This is actually a way for your logical mind to take a rest and let your subconscious ideas to come forward.
5.Visual Imagery– Find visual representations of your goals: clip all art, images, quotes, and keywords that describe or show your important goals. Assemble and glue your images in a way that is pleasing to you. ( Tip: Cut and paste a few pictures of you and place them onto your board)
6.Display Your Board- Proudly showcase your board, you are actually “feeding” your subconscious mind these powerful images, bypassing your inner critic’s message that you can’t have what you want. Let your vision board, with pictures of your goals and dreams serve to remind, inspire and motivate you towards your personal achievements. Vision/Dream Boards have worked for thousands of people. It can work for you,too.