4 Acronyms To Make You Happier, Healthier & More Resilient

4 Acronyms To Make You Happier, Healthier & More Resilient

Well, nothing beats a coach or mentor to keep you on track with a practice, but as much as I hate to admit the fact, acronyms are also excellent tools for building new habits. I’m not talking about setting SMART goals, I mean habits that help bring awareness to the present moment and give you access to self-regulation, self-authoring, self-mastery.

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Your 5 Weeks Career Discovery Guide

Your 5 Weeks Career Discovery Guide

CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your decision to do something different with your life! It takes courage and strength to take this step, well done! A fulfilled career builds on what is at the core of yourself. so this guide will focus a lot on Looking at who you are at the core...

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Breathing for Success: 7 Practices for Everything from Fear to Transcendence

Breathing for Success: 7 Practices for Everything from Fear to Transcendence

We seldom think about our breathing. This is principally because we don’t need to. Along with heartbeats, digestion, blinking and a miscellany of other useful autopilot functions, breathing is controlled by our autonomic nervous system. It just happens; that’s why babies can do it. Why is it, though, that babies do it better than most adults? What do I even mean by better?

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What is Your Native Perspective?

What is Your Native Perspective?

Impactful coaching always requires increased awareness. Some coaching methods rely almost entirely on developing insight and understanding as the vehicle for transformation. Others focus on action and behavior as the primary tools for change. Regardless of the approach, though, all methods rely on the coach and client working together to reveal a new understanding of the client’s reality.

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Beginning the Year With Purpose – Finding Your Ikigai

Beginning the Year With Purpose – Finding Your Ikigai

Finding one’s ikigai is not a single event; it is a lifelong process that honors the shifts in your values and worldview as you change and evolve. But beginning the new year with a strong sense of your purpose on this earth could turn out to be one of the best investments of your time this year.
This practice will ask 60-90 minutes of your time and has two parts.

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FIT FOR PURPOSE: The Mentor

FIT FOR PURPOSE: The Mentor

Feel stuck, but not sure what to do about it? A coach might be able to help you, but what type of coach should you look for? koach.net’s FIT FOR PURPOSE blog series explores the main types of coaching out there to help you choose the best coach for your needs.

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How to stay focused on what’s most important

How to stay focused on what’s most important

The 21st century human is subject to unprecedented amounts of daily distraction. Managing this distraction requires conscious effort and focus – a critical part of improving productivity. By when I speak of focusing on what’s most important, I don’t only mean in the moment. I mean long term focus, the kind that keeps you committed to the most important goals in your life. Here are 5 tips on how to do that:

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What is health coaching and why does it matter?

What is health coaching and why does it matter?

To be well an individual needs to take responsibility for his wellness. One of the side effects of an over-medicated culture is that people cede responsibility for their health to their doctor or pharmacists. Empowerment is key, which is why a health coach is a facilitator, not a doctor. In an age when ‘healthcare’ is more often called ‘sickcare’, when societies are increasingly fragmented and atomised, the value of being seen as a complete human who can be supported in their growth towards success is immense. The reward is not simply better health, it is fuller being.

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Why do you work?

Why do you work?

For most of us, work takes up a significant part of our lives, exceeded only by sleep. So, why do you do what you do? Apart from the money, what do you get from your job? In this week’s Learn post, Bevan Rees argues that it’s not a luxury to enjoy the work that we do, it’s a necessity, and we should be trying everything we can to tap into work that feeds our passion and values.

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Trust: the key that unlocks coaching gold

Trust: the key that unlocks coaching gold

In its genuine form love is a far more constant feeling than trust, even to the point of being unconditional. But trust is highly conditional and can be destroyed with one dishonorable act. Earning it, and maintaining it, requires intentional and conscious behaviour directed by a clear moral compass. It relies on openness, commitment and authenticity. And it’s in crisis.

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The happiness factor

The happiness factor

Rather than a goal, happiness is a state – a composite of psychological, neurological, physiological and even spiritual elements, the blend of which varies from person to person and time to time.

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3 empathy blocks that might hurt your coaching results

3 empathy blocks that might hurt your coaching results

Absence of these three qualities can impact your coaching relationship, which relies on high levels of empathy for success. This empathy, however, is not a one-way feed. Though in most topics it is critical that your coach is able to offer a strong empathetic space, the coaching container will ultimately benefit if the client is able to do the same.

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6 Steps to building habits that serve you

6 Steps to building habits that serve you

Habits are powerful. Human beings intuitively know this, otherwise New Year’s resolutions – whether you believe in them or not – wouldn’t be such a big deal. At some point, every individual identifies an old negative habit that they would like to break, or a positive new habit that they would like to start, but what then? How to kick that habitual behaviour that’s been holding you back, or activate new behaviour to move you forward?

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Three things a coach is NOT

Three things a coach is NOT

Few people look for a coach when everything in their life is working well and feeling good. They seek a coach when they need to change something, even if they’re not sure what that ‘something’ might be. It might be their diet, their career, their work-life balance or their sense of disconnection from their life goals – whatever it is, a coach’s role is to facilitate healthy change that connects an unsatisfactory present with a more gratifying future.

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Train Your Brain For Success

Train Your Brain For Success

Proverbs have always made me feel a little sad. When I was a boy, my grandmother used to be gratuitously fond of telling me that, ‘the early bird catches the worm,’ or that ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ Those expressions irritated me because they were usually delivered to cheerfully highlight a lesson that I didn’t particularly want to learn at the time. But they also left me feeling a peculiar emptiness.

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How To Use Your Personality Type To Make Better Decisions

How To Use Your Personality Type To Make Better Decisions

I don’t mind admitting that the Disney movie Frozen brought tears to my eyes. As the father of two daughters, it was the self-sacrificing love between sisters that really caught me in the tear ducts. But the film is full of other powerful archetypal themes: hero, obstacle, quest, death and rebirth, and the story of human transformation that connects them all.

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How The Right Work Can Help You Find Your Purpose

How The Right Work Can Help You Find Your Purpose

A few years ago, my partner and I had the lofty idea of starting our own healthy food business. Like most small startups, we were passion-rich but resource-poor, so I used our growing network of cool customers as a well of intelligence from which I could draw information and advice. In this process, I struck up a regular chat with a customer who was also a fellow small business owner.

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9 Types of Coaches (and how to choose the one you need)

9 Types of Coaches (and how to choose the one you need)

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) recognizes more than 50 000 professional accredited coaches worldwide. This represents tremendous growth for an industry that didn’t exist in the mainstream until the 1980’s, especially as these numbers do not include non-accredited individuals providing coaching services, or managers using coaching skills as part of their work. With so much choice and so many different types of coaches out there, it can be difficult to know where to start in choosing a coach.

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Fear of Change: Your Great Teacher

Fear of Change: Your Great Teacher

Change is unavoidable – it is written into the fabric of our existence. So, it seems, is the fear of change, the opposing force that tries to keep the status quo firmly locked the way it is. Because change represents a step into the unknown, a movement away from the safety of the familiar. Even in those circumstances when we actively seek change, fear of transformation arises, often manifesting in subtle and subversive ways that are difficult to spot. Yet, far from something to be beaten back and repelled, this natural resistance needs to be embraced and understood. Within it lies tremendous value to our personal evolution.

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Want to live longer? Build healthy relationships

Want to live longer? Build healthy relationships

One doesn’t need to look very far to find an example of society’s obsession with age. It jumps out from every magazine shelf and TV ad break in the form of slogans and products promising a cure for the relentless progress of time. Ageing is viewed as a disease or enemy, and slowing it down, or eliminating it altogether, is a burgeoning industry. Everyone wants to look younger and live longer, but the keys to longevity are not found inside a bottle. They reside in the lifestyles we lead, especially in healthy relationships.

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Why Energy Management Is Key To Successful Leadership

Why Energy Management Is Key To Successful Leadership

How have you ended your 2017 work year? Did you enter the holiday season feeling grounded, confident and complete, or did you hobble to the finish line, every resource spent on a year’s hard work? For most people, including many leaders, it is the latter. In this age of relentless pressure and increasing expectation to perform, it is easy to push yourself beyond your limits.

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The Shadow you don’t see (and why it matters)

The Shadow you don’t see (and why it matters)

Human beings feel a strong affinity for the notion of free will – it helps us feel like autonomous beings with power over our own destiny. This is a contentious issue, but while the debate about free will continues, we can reliably point to a mechanism in our psyche that often governs our behavior without our knowledge, awareness, or control. It’s called the shadow, and it’s with you right now.

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