Did you know that we each have about 65,000 thoughts a day? And that 90% of these are thoughts we had yesterday, the day before and the day before that?
Because the thoughts that run through our mind affect our decisions, behaviours and actions, it's imperative to be as mindful and aware of those thoughts as we can be.
One of the quickest ways to break negative or unhelpful thought patterns is to reframe the thoughts. In other words, to offer ourselves an alternative perspective.
Have you ever looked in the mirror before giving an important presentation and said to yourself, 'I can do this!'? How did using those words make you feel? Empowered? Excited? A bit of a fraud?
The power of positive thinking is not a new concept so, when it comes to career progression, is it really possible to talk yourself to the top?
I've met many people who simply have a blank stare when I say that I coach executives for a living. Questions arise such as: “What’s that then?”, “What, like a sports coach?”, “So, you tell people how to do stuff?”, “Hmmm … coaching…”. Some of these reactions come from a place of genuine curiosity and some from a more sceptical position.
Now, I know coaching is not for everyone, and I'm certainly not on a mission to 'turn' the sceptics - we've spoken before about how coaching has a bit of a Marmite reputation - I sometimes wonder, though, whether there is something deeper going on behind the sceptics's view.
This week saw Andy Murray announcing Amélie Mauresmo as his new coach and we’re curious about how he made his selection. Andy knows his success is largely down to working with the right coach so it is, clearly, a crucial decision.
Posted on Thu, June 12, 2014 in Coaching
People choose to work with a coach for a variety of reasons – the key instigator being a desire for change coupled with an acknowledgement that change may be easier to accomplish with some outside support. Let's take a look at some sample scenarios:
As coaches we sometimes encounter resistance to our work. More often than not these stem from common coaching myths.
Coaching has a bit of a Marmite reputation - with both glowing advocates and deep sceptics. Our aim here is not to 'turn' the sceptics, rather it is to bust those coaching myths that may have fed the scepticism.
Posted on Thu, April 10, 2014 in CoachingPage 5 of 5 pages ‹ First < 3 4 5
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