18 Dec

Golden nuggets worth sharing #3 – How to expand your comfort zone

As you very well know, coaching, in a nutshell is about helping to facilitate the change process. So, before we can start changing we need to initiate it. How do we know we have done that and how do we know that the necessary changes have taken place?
Here is a small schematic, which I have already shared with you, which quite simply and beautifully explains what is required or the critical first step required  for change or “the magic” to start happening. What I find key is firstly allowing ourselves to understand, recognise and acknowledge that if action does not take place we will never change. We need to own our own change process.
This is a beautiful awakening of our present situation and helps us to take control of ourselves and the decisions we make to influence a better more fulfilling future. We can wish and imagine things differently and talk about it until the cows come home, but without making the first step, we stagnate and limit ourselves and our future.
Granted this is not an easy step and can be quite daunting, but deep down inside we know that the change we initiate and manage will  only be for the better.


I have attached an article for you, written by Brendan Baker on How to expand your comfort zone. Enjoy!
04 Dec

Golden Nuggets worth sharing #2 – Managing your energy not time


I have been in two minds whether to share this particular article with you, as it is aimed more at business than individuals. However, after having a good think I realised that when they refer to “executives” or “managers” within the business environment they could easily be referring to individuals in their own personal capacity. Thinking about it, we are all executives or managers of our own lives and for many of us we are, by default, executives of our families, children, homes and spouse’s lives too. So in short, everyone qualifies.

This article talks about the four main wellsprings in human beings: the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. I like to key that into or associate it with the Wheel of Life exercise. The Wheel of self or energy has a nice ring to it. This article also offers a great exercise for you to complete, “Are you headed for an energy crisis?” together with suggestions of how to start balancing out your energy. 

The entire article may not interest you, but the principles of actively changing things in your life to improve your wellbeing is incredibly sound within this article. This is something I truly believe in and strive everyday to actively incorporate into my life.


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