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  • 19/02/2019 - Stephen Walker 0 Comments
    “Failure” is feedback

    “Failure” is feedback

     Failure”can simply be a great way to get us to pause in the midst of our process, and get some critical information to indicate that we may need to change direction,
    try something new, continue our learning, or shift our focus.  

    Imagine what would happen if we didn’t get that feedback, and continued endlessly along
    the wrong path, toward the wrong goal, or without ever learning a new approach?

     The thought is pretty scary, isn’t it.
    Failure then, can really be seen as positive feedback—information that gets us back on the right track!  
    For, without it, we would surely be lost.  
    The key then, is to identify it quickly, and change direction, try something new, or shift our focus.



    Here are some tips:

     Always have a clear idea of where you want to go and continue to re-evaluate it as you move forward

     Identify specific milestones or markers along the way, to let you know you’re on the right track and celebrate each success

     If something doesn’t appear to be working, or working fast enough, don’t hesitate to try something new

     Continually learn—from others with whom you work, seek out experts, find others who  may have traveled down a similar road before

     And always remember:  

    “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down”

     “You NEVER fail until you stop trying”

     “If you are not making any mistakes, you’re not really doing anything with your life”


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  • 11/02/2019 0 Comments
    4Cs of Confidence

    When change and challenge are knocking at your door, do you at times get a feeling of self-doubt creeping in? That is, moments when you start thinking “you are not good enough” or “what you have is not good enough”?
    I know those moments: we all have them.

     Let's talk about how to turn them around.
    How? With what I call the "4Cs of Confidence."
    Confidence is a muscle you build through skillful exertion, not as some people think a personality trait. It comes from purposeful thinking and action which empowers you.
    “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”
    ~Honore de Balzac
    Your moment of doubt is the moment to implement your 4Cs. Here they are:
    Competence: Think of your wins, knowledge, skills, and talents. The more competence you have or start to gain in a task the more confident you can become.
    Compassion: Self-doubt and insecurity that you feel may also come from being hard on yourself and allowing the self-negative talk to continue. As soon as you are aware of this negative self-talk shift it to compassion by releasing the self-judgement and talking to yourself as if you were talking to someone you deeply care about.
    Congruence: When your thinking, feeling, and actions are in alignment you can trust yourself more. We all can sense when we are not being true to ourselves, or those moments when we are not in harmony between inner feelings and outer actions.
    Connection: When we feel connected to others, we feel better about ourselves. We know we are not alone and that helps us feel more valued and confident. We also can learn more about ourselves through interaction with others.


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  • 22/01/2019 - Stephen Walker 0 Comments
    Setting Goals

    Today I want to share the G.R.O.W. Model. The G.R.O.W. Model
    is perhaps the most widely used coaching model around the world. This model was
    first promoted by Sir John Whitmore in the 1980s. I think it can be helpful to apply
    in achieving your goals. Here is the summary:

     Goals—What do you want to achieve?

    Reality—Where are you now?

    Options—What options do you have?

    Way forward—Which choices will you make?



    Some more details may help with understanding and
    implementing the process implied by the G.R.O.W. model.



    Goals: 

    What do you want to achieve?

     When do you want to achieve it by?

     How do you know when you have reached your goal?

     Are your goals SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable,
    Realistic/Relevant, Time bound)?



    Reality:

    Identify the GAP between your current reality and the goal
    you have set yourself to achieve.

    What beliefs, habits, and behaviours are critical to change
    to achieve your goal.

    Options:

    Think about the possible challenges, obstacles, and setbacks
    you may face and decide how you will handle them.

    Identify your resources and how and when to use them.

    Way Forward:

    Now it is time to commit to take actions towards your goals.
    Chunk your actions down into milestones and set deadlines for each milestone.


    Now you are ready for achieving your goals.


    Remember—goals are there to inspire you, not to beat yourself up with! Also a
    coach can help you get their faster.


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  • 30/11/2018 - Holly Van Hare 0 Comments
    20 Surprising Reasons You’re Always Tired

    When you don’t get enough sleep, you know why you’re tired.

    Doctors have been recommending eight hours since before you were born.
    But we’re not here to advise you on that obvious solution. Every now and then, there are those times when you tried so hard and you did it: You got your full night’s sleep. And yet when you woke up and made it to work, you were immediately exhausted.
    There are perfectly logical reasons why you’re feeling this way, even after you got all that rest.

    Fatigue can really put a damper on your day. It makes tedious, mountainous ordeals out of small tasks and can turn a simple conversation into a laborious chore.

    You live a full, busy life — you need all the energy you can get. We understand that you can’t afford to be dragging all day, and that feeling well rested is crucial for making it through your packed schedule.
    It’s likely that your lifestyle is secretly robbing you of your energy without you even knowing it. Are you making any of these mistakes that set you up for hours of exhaustion?


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