Blogs tagged with "life coach":

Why am I so tired when I am doing what I love?

Why am I so tired when I am doing what I love?

It’s very confusing. How can we, as coaches, have traded in the dead-end, soulless job to be doing work that we love, serving everyone else’s and our own higher good and still be feeling tired, overwhelmed, teary and sometimes downright homicidal? Over and over I see coaches who are feeling exhausted...

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Don’t Spend Money You Don’t Have

So you’ve got your certification as a coach. You’ve completed your training, passed your assessments and are ready to go out and change the world and all the people who live in it. And you’re terrified. What if no-one comes? What if I don’t get enough clients? What if I never get any clients? What...

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Are You An Adult Child?

You don’t have to be an ACoA (Adult Child of Alcoholics) to be an adult child. An adult child is anyone who had a childhood that was inconsistent or unpredictable in some way or for some time*. This could be due to alcohol or drugs (or any kind of addictions) but could also be because of lots of...

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Just because you don’t like hearing something doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

How often have you consciously and willfully ignored the truth of something that you didn’t want to hear? I know I have - more times than I care to remember. Two (out of many) examples to illustrate what I mean: Years ago I decided to buy a new car. Despite many people warning me that the make of...

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Swings *and* Roundabouts

I have two different (but increasingly complimentary) skill sets. For many years I was involved crime and violence prevention research, training and policy development.  I traveled around the country – and even the sub-continent – doing fascinating work in amazing places with inspiring people. And...

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P is for….

...Peace and Quiet We lead such busy lives that often the only time we are still is when we are sleeping.  But that means that we don’t make any space for ourselves to be still and reflect – to stop and take stock.  That is how it gets to be the 1st of July without our noticing April, May and...

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Blogger’s Block

I am sitting in my favourite coffee shop, trying to write a blog. I am up to ‘N’ in my Alphabet Blog Coaching series – a series of blogs that aims to give readers some insight into the concepts and tools I use in my coaching practice.  I thought through what I wanted to say while I was brushing...

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G is for…

…Grow Back in the Hurt Places I chose a Starfish (or Sea Star) as the symbol for the work that I do because they have regenerative properties; if they lose a limb they grow another in its place.  Just like every client I have ever worked with.  Just like you. We all grow back in the hurt places...

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When is this year going to slow down?

Every year at this time I expect things to start winding down. And every year my expectations are shattered. Rather than slowing down and getting more relaxed, I have to speed up; see more clients, produce more reports, do more, see more, be more. In the last two weeks I have signed up four new clients. It...

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F is for…

...Friends and Family It is so easy to be all things to all people and no-thing to yourself. Drop everything to look after a friend in need?  No problem. Postpone a self-care task to take care of someone else?  Without thinking twice. Honour commitments you have made to others? Absolutely. Honour...

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Renovating Lives

I started working with two new clients today.  I am often asked how I manage to keep the number of sessions I do down to eight or ten a week when I seem to keep adding new clients to my practice.  The answer is that I have a high turnover of clients. Most of the people I work with come to six or eight...

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How Can I Help YOU?

I am constantly amazed and inspired humans - we are all so different, and yet so similar. I work with clients from all walks of life and from all over the world.  Each client has a unique story – a set of circumstances, life events, opportunities, hardships - that belongs to them alone.  Even...

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Why a Blog on Real Life Coaching?

Welcome to my new blog! There are three reasons I decided to embark on this journey: Firstly, I love writing.  It helps me to organize my thoughts, sparks new ideas and understandings, and allows me to express myself.  It also (hopefully) helps others along the way. But I don’t do enough of it. ...

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Change What You Can

There are many things in life that we can change. The clothes we wear. The colour of our hair. The people we spend time with.  The things we spend time and money on.  The way we think about and respond to events… And then there are the many things that we cannot change. The weather.  The...

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