The Top Reasons Successful People Choose Coaching

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  • get much more done in far less time
  • eliminate the hassles of life once and for all
  • feel better, not just emotionally but also physically
  • become closer to others who matter
  • make and keep more money
  • be a true professional
  • communicate more effectively
  • get on the path and stay on it
  • substantially increase the quality of  your life
  • become solution focussed, no more complaining about what’s wrong                                                                                                                                                                                …… which ones are your reasons for choosing coaching today?
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A bit chuffed…

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…it’s our 1st debut together on Amazon, check out the link to our latest book, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006EO9S2C  priced at only $8.03, it’s a real wealth of information, collected over many years of coaching. An amazing offer you simply have to see to understand and experience it’s value!

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An introduction to self-coaching based on the insights
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Using a four-quadrant model, the book
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When adversity threatens…

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In the compelling and powerful words of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, often quoted as being the founder of the Positive Psychology movement, ‘Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transfer adversity into an enjoyable challenge.’

In his book FLOW, the psychology of optimal experience he tells incredible stories of how prisoners-of-war survive solitary confinement by creating mental challenges to control consciousness during unbelievable adversity. The more stressful the situation, the more important it is to define challenges to move towards.

What about you? When situations in life are somewhat out of your control what goals can you create to challenge yourself? Sign up for a 10km charity run, self-publish that e-book that’s inside of you, go down a dress size…

More words of wisdom from the man himself, ‘when adversity threatens to paralyze us, we need to reassert control by finding a new direction…, a direction that lies outside external forces.’

What goals can you put your attention on to counterbalance rising stress levels, discover happiness and improve the quality of your life?

Fauja Singh shares the secret of a happy life…

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Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old Briton has become the world’s oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Toronto, Canada.

He took up running at the age of 89, after loosing his wife & son, to give himself a new focus on life – at the age of 89!

When asked that enticing question about the secret of a long and healthy life he gave 5 pieces of advice:

Mr Singh said: “The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running.”

What would your answer be to your needs for a long and healthy life?

Dignity in the Face of Diversity

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Abilene, the main character in the immensely successful book ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett, is a black maid. She has endured many tragedies, including the death of her only child. Despite this she exhibits strength, dignity and kindness while raising other children – the children of her white  employers. While enduring so much discrimination, she still tries to remain non-judgemental, loyal and kind to not only her employer, but also their family and friends.

Like Abilene, how many ways can we show courage, dignity and wisdom as we face our challenges in life?

Patience & Passion

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Seek patience

and passion

in equal amounts.

Patience alone

will not build the temple.

Passion alone

will destroy its walls.

~ Maya Angelou ~

Where and how are the many ways you can add a little patience & passion in your life?

What do you intend to do with this one, precious life?

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In the words of Monty Winters,

‘This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop overanalysing, all emotions are beautiful.Life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your minds, arms and heart to new people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.Life is about the people you meet, and then things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.’

What’s your philosophy for a life well lived?

Truthfulness – to be or not to be?

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While musing on the value of truthfulness and the guidelines around the philosophical arguments of when to be truthful, I decided on a personal guideline of practising ALWAYS being truthful to myself as it’s NEVER okay to lie to yourself. I consequently threw myself the following challenge and would now like to throw it out to you:Take a piece of paper, find a quiet corner and for 15 minutes write down, just for your own personal use, what you are reluctant to admit to yourself, to face up to and be honest about.

Remembering that we often present to the world a combination of both empowering and limiting stories, we might have the habit of choosing  the parts of an experience that prove that we, and the world, are just as we think and expect. We also tend to ignore what doesn’t fit in with our personal view of things.

Taken that we then act on these stories and make decisions based on them, what are some of the stories you are telling yourself? Being aware of them and how they are affecting you could help you to choose more empowering and positive ways of living authentically.

JUST FOR JANUARY!

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GET YOUR YEAR INTO GEAR with these great opportunities to all our clients and customers:

As our THANK YOU to you, we want to make you 2 great offers!

25% discount on ALL coaching packages booked by January 31.

And there’s more: we are also very excited to offer you  25% discount on our Ebook, Coaching Toolkit for Business English Trainers when ordered by January 31.  Take advantage of this fantastic offer to make 2011 the year you make a difference!

Happy New Year to all,

Valerie & Anna

Make 2011 the year you make a difference!

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An important message to all Business English Trainers, Consultants, Coaches,  HR training specialists & Teachers who want 2011 to  be the year to take their careers & professional development up to the next level!

Our latest E-book, hot off the press for 2001,  is the only book of its kind to specifically link Business English training and coaching skills!

‘Coaching Toolkit for Business English Trainers’

  • over 80 pages of specialist insights, tips and tools with some great links to extra resources too
  • check out the free sample by clicking on E-book on the top tool bar