Firstly, let me wish you a very happy New Year and I hope that if you don’t necessarily get everything you want, you at least enjoy the ride!
Prior to last week I hadn’t had a proper vacation in almost 4 years. Not that that was a big deal, one of the pleasant byproducts of doing a job you love, is that vacations don’t feel needed.
However, it’s still nice to get away and when
I found an old work colleague on Words with Friends the other day.
It was a guy I used to work with many moons ago and even though we were never in the same team I often enjoyed a good banter with him and was happy to see him alive and kicking.
So I thought I’d say hello and challenge him to a game.
As you can imagine we got talking about old times with
I wasn’t going to publish another post until next week as I have been a bit slammed and anyway a break from me aint no bad thing!
Then I had the video in the post sent to me by my sister-in-law who lives in Australia.
What the makers of this video have achieved is an easy to understand, non-preachy and clear message that it’s ok to have depression.
And by that I mean there should
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