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Ring Fence the Magic
You say you struggle to take consistent action
to evolve your business. You're not alone. Running your own business
can be very challenging in ways people don't understand until
they try it. The reality of being your own boss is nothing like
the dream. When you're self employed you have to constantly make
things happen. It's hard enough keeping it turning over, but making
it grow is even harder.
One idea I use a lot with my business clients
is the concept of taking time out, from working IN your business
to work ON your business. So rather than running on the treadmill,
get off it - walk around it, oil it, and find a way to make it
If your tail is wagging you - chop it off
Do You Eat an Elephant?
The answer is (all together now): One Bite At
But what's that got to do with anything? Well, sometimes people
look at their lives and conclude that every aspect of it seems horrible.
Being human, we tend to feel despondent and defeated, which of course,
can make things worse.
So how do you set about changing that? Where do you start?
Making a start when it all seems hopeless
Wanted to Be Someone...
Often when clients tell me the one thing they'd
like to change - they say something like: I'd like to be living
life to the full - entirely normal, but coaches know that
it's not useful to formulate goals that way. I'm reminded of my
favourite quote: I always wanted to be someone, but I should
have been more specific. Also - there's: a plan without
date is just a dream and: If you fail to plan, then you
plan to fail
Same idea. Most of us have dreams which never materialise, and
one big reason is our lack of specificity.
Switch on the floodlights to your pain
is Doomed - but - Who Needs It?
Carrying some extra pounds has become the national
hobby, and it's getting worse. It's not difficult to see why - sedentary
lifestyles and cheaper convenience foods - but it's rather more
difficult to solve it.
In a sense it's easy - eat less, eat better, exercise
more - but of course, that's offensively simplistic, because finding
the motivation to do those things for a sustained period - or permanently
- can be very difficult - or even impossible.
A sneaky trick to foil your inner slob
Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, NLP
& Cliques at Work
To answer your questions, psychoanalysis is a
kind of therapy associated with Freud, NLP is an umbrella term
coined by Dr. Bandler for a set of ideas he developed on how minds
work and some useful techniques emerge from that understanding,
hypnosis is a way to help people to focus their minds and access
more of them.
Different coaches use different techniques and
any one coach may use different techniques for different clients
and client issues.
Crushing the Mafia at Work
Why Can't I Coach Myself?
Your question is an interesting one. I invite
you to look in at your life and ask if things are the way you
want, and if not - why not?
The chances are that you struggle to stay focussed
on any one issue long enough to make change happen, you're distracted,
your motivation goes up and down, you fight off pessimism and
fear, and you may simply not have the tools to understand some
situations or to develop solutions. Those are crippling factors
which I can help you with.
Stop telling yourself lies
Save Us All From Corporate Jargon! [Personal Rant]
Crikey, I've been sitting here trying to re-write
a job spec from Corporate Claptrap into English.
I'm alternating between trying hard to do it, and
rebelling and throwing my toys out of the pram. Why do people find
the need to hide meaning in pointless wording? Well, it's to try
to look smart or to fit in, I guess and frankly - I despise it.
Anyone playing this game does not have the confidence to speak clearly,
and that's concerning.
Check this out:
Lead on development of
Personalisation agenda within the above and ensure effective skill
training programme introduced for all operational staff across services.
Pulleez! Stop this drivel and tawk proppah!
No Structure in a Small Office
So you work in a small office and it lacks structure.
I imagine things are done inefficiently and imperfectly, and repeating
mistakes just add to an already unmanageable workload. It's also
likely that no-one seems to care nor want to make things better.
Or perhaps they're all too busy to invest in those changes. People
may even see your efforts to try to drive a stake into the ground
and get a handle on making things better as busy-bodying interference.
How to kick ass when you have no boots
I HATE MY JOB!
So you're unhappy with your job in a call centre
and the lifestyle it imposes. Work takes up nearly half our waking
lives and so being in a job you aren't passionate about is a waste
of life, and the bleed-over affects of being unhappy at work often
pollute your personal life when you get home. But most jobs feel
like a trap - you need the money, you don't know what else you'd
do and perhaps there's fear of change - better the devil you know
- in there, too.
See what Will Smith has to say about being realistic
Is it time
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