Tag: coaching

Why I don’t believe in business coaching and why it works

Why coaching works It’s such a comforting idea, isn’t it? The idea that there is some greater power that’s going to look after you in your time of need… Except it ain’t so
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The ultimate test for your coach

business coaching The ultimate test to decide whether to hire a coach
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Change: Life is what happens when you’re making other plans

I thought I was going to be a modern day pirate like Long John Silver (a fantasy recently revived with the swashbuckling Netflix series “Blacksails”), but it turned out I got violently seasick on the oceans of the world. And besides my wife and I had our first child and children don’t go that well on pirate ships.
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Looking Life In the Eye

death life When death does happen to us, we act as if we never saw it coming. We spend 9 months or more preparing for the arrival of a baby, from organizing support to getting the baby’s room ready. How about holding a “Death Shower” to balance out the saccharine sweetness of the “Baby Shower”?
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Productivity Tips: How To Get The Important Stuff Done In Your Business

productivity business It’s one of the great frustrations of small business. Everything is down to you, the owner. When a client is irate, when a supplier is unhappy, the bank has an issue or when the toilet paper runs out, it’s down to you.
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How To Make Your Business Hum Along In 2017 With The Right Apps

Software and Apps for Business How do you go about answering the type of questions every small business owner needs to ask him or herself, every day, every week and every month. If you can’t answer them in your business, you’re managing with your fingers crossed, hoping everything will be alright.
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A rose by any other name… Is Your Business Coach Really A Consultant?

Business Coach Australia The International Coach Federation is one of the most serious bodies trying to regulate the coaching world, but I would hazard a guess that not even 10% of professionals that refer to themselves as coaches are members of the ICF or any of the other professional coaching bodies.
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What I learned about business and myself in 2016

Careful what you wish for, Business One of the reasons we procrastinate is that we aren’t clear on what it is we are meant to be doing. I suddenly realised a few months ago, that I was stuck in the middle of exactly that kind of procrastination swamp. I didn’t know what I was meant to be doing, because there was nothing to do.
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Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Small Business

Small Business Competition The competition is irrelevant. Most of them start up and fall over again (85% disappear in the first 5 years), because they don’t dot the I’s and cross the T’s. If anything your competitors effectively prepares the customers for you to get it right for them
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Journeys, Goals, Ships and Ancient Secrets Podcast

skydiving I don’t believe in Goal setting anymore, at least not in the way we normally think of goals, because I believe that Goal-setting is about setting a course on a Journey of Change; Goals are never about actual places to get to.
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