August 2004 Newsletter
If you really know what things you want out of life, it’s amazing how opportunities will come to enable you to carry them out.
John M Goddard
Human beings have many talents that can be turned into engines of success. Yet the best performance requires more than mere talent: it involves developing a number of important personal strength, including determination, vision and confidence.
Picture your way to success. With the Olympics being played out in Greece, we experience incredible performances form individuals who are achieving goals they have set for themselves because they have incorporated the power of mental energy to reinforce exactly how they want to perform. Visualisation however, is not something reserved solely for theatrical performers, singers, athletes and movie stars. It is something they have used since childhood to create the circumstances of their own life.
Take responsibility for the pictures you are playing in your own mind. Create pictures to move towards what you want. Sit in a comfortable chair at home, close your eyes and breathe deeply to clear your mind and relax your body. The more sights, sounds and smells, tastes and touches you incorporate in your pictures the more powerful your desire will be to make your vision reality.
When you focus on what you want, rather than the answers and the detours along the way, you will get to your destination faster. Without focus on your vision it will take a long time and effort to achieve your goal.
Get some momentums going on your new commitment for the good life! Prove to yourself that waiting is over and hoping is the past, that faith and action have now taken charge
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn’t make any progress.
Alfred A Montapert
Work Smarter Not Harder
Take several sheets of paper, your time inventory statement and summary, and write goals, and go somewhere where you will be alone and undisturbed.
After careful consideration, write answers to the following questions:
- How did I waste my time? What can I do to prevent or reduce wasted time in the future?
- How did I waste other people’s time? Whose time did I waste? How can I prevent this from happening?
- What activities am I now performing that can be reduced, eliminated or given to someone else to do?
- What did other people do that wasted my time? Can anything be done to reduce or eliminate future occurrences? If so, what?
- What did I do that was urgent but unimportant?
- What did I do that was important in light of my goals?
- Am I spending my time pursuing those things that are important to me? If not, why not? If so, how?
Work on improving your concentration and memory skills.
Prioritise and make every day count by using your time effectively.
Keep control of effectiveness-killing emotions such as guilt, worry, fear, failure and anger.
As you think so you are, as you imagine so you become
It is with pleasure that we write this testimonial, because it’s always good to tell people about your experience, particularly when it exceeds your expectation.
Our practice had been established for some 18 months when we sought Robert’s assistance, after a frustrating period of stagnation. We thought he would be chasing us to make us achieve targets, like a coach and through that instil in us a sense of accountability and probably some discipline.
What Robert delivered was that and more.
We have not looked back since and acknowledge the effect Robert had on our business’ success.
LK and CS Joint Pricipals PLC
Coaching works because it brings out your best. A coach believes you have the answers and is trained to bring them out (painlessly)!
Specifically, this is what I do with you during our coaching sessions:
Listen: I listen fully. You are the focus. I listen to what you say, what you are trying to say, and what you are not saying.
Share. After you have fully communicated. I share with you my advice, ideas, comments and views on your situation, dilemma or opportunity.
Endorse. Anyone who’s up to something – an entrepreneur, a manager with extraordinary objective, a professional filling the practice needs – yes, needs – an outside voice full of endorsement, compassion and acknowledgment. Not as a yes-type person, but as someone who knows what it takes to achieve.
Suggest. I want a lot for you. I want you to be healthy, happy and successful. I want you to be on a strong financial track. I want you to enjoy your family and friends. I want you to have a life that inspires others – and yourself. Part of my job is to be at least 3 steps ahead of you, yet be with you. As such, I make requests and suggestions. And you are my client.
Call me on 02 80904306 or 0413 529 528 for a one and a half hour obligation free coaching session of a 12 session private and confidential coaching series.