Millions of people read self development and Life Coaching blogs every single day of the year and millions more are subscribed to newsletters offering similar advice.
Yet more people will be reading books on productivity, time management, happiness, goal setting, stress management, meditation and any other area of self development topic you care to mention.
The self development industry is a huge beast constantly supplying new (and not so new) information to a hungry public
I have no idea how many e-mails I have received in the last week advertising either Black Friday or Cyber Monday once in a lifetime deals, but it’s well in excess of 100 and every single one ended in my trash folder.
If only I’d had an e-mail from Spam Sieve my (largely) inadequate spam filter telling me they were having a sale on an e-mail program that not just blocked, but also deleted all
I’m sure you know that the holiday period is the most stressful time of the year, but my guess is you don’t know exactly how stressful it is is and how that stress is likely to manifest itself.
But worry not, I’m here to help you make sure that your family get together to give thanks for turkeys (and other flightless tasty birds) doesn’t turn into another St Valentines Massacre.
But first a sobering fact
Over the last 3 years or so I have worked with more and more Life Coaches who were looking to get a leg up in the highly competitive self development industry.
Some of the work has been no different to working with any other client, except maybe with more explanations along the way so they understood my rationale being certain processes and procedures.
Whereas with other Life Coaches it encompassed a lot more training and
Over the space of the last 5 days opposite sides of my family have seen very close friend pass away.
Neither of the men were young, but nevertheless, neither were expected to leave us this quickly either and they have left behind a lot of grieving.
Earlier in the week I had heard from my publishing agent. She was taking a sabbatical after losing her brother and nephew on K2, one of the worlds most
Reframing is possibly the most powerful tool self development and Life Coaching has to offer.
It has been scientifically proven not just to improve happiness, but also to change the structure of the brain in a positive way.
I think we can both agree that’s very cool, but what’s even cooler is that it’s not even that hard to do if you can be arsed.
In fact even though I don’t know you I’d go
I had a fascinating consult call with a prospective client last week who get very offended when I described some aspects of new age philosophy as woo-woo.
I tried to explain that, to me anyway, any process that couldn’t be explained by science (and this includes some NLP processes that I use with clients) are by (my) definition, woo-woo.
I think she realized at that stage she was talking to the spawn of the devil
We all know Albert Einstein as the loveable (albeit it dead and loveable) violin playing physicist with a radical hair-do and a penchant for the ladies, but he was much more than that.
A brief search of some of the mans finest quotes soon reveals that not only was he nifty with a piece of chalk, a blackboard and some funny looking symbols, but the dude also knew self development.
1. Insanity Is All Around