Two years ago I was talking with a friend, who mentioned that she was meeting with a life coach, I had never heard of this profession before, but I know that athletes use coaches to develop their abilities to the maximum; so it makes sense to me that having a coach will help you define and reach goals faster, and help you become the best person you can.
In the book “Coach Yourself To Success”, personal coach Talane Miedaner shares 101 tips that can help you reach your goals at work and in life.
The first chapter is focused on ways to Increase Your Natural Power. We can do this by eliminating things that drain our energy, getting rid of bad habits and things that we “should” do. We can also add things that increase our energy, like having something to look forward to every day. Finally it talks about how to protect ourselves from unpleasant people and remarks.
Chapter two, called Clean Up your Act is focused on uncluttering and simplifying your life, this can be done by hiring help in our areas of weakness, learning to say no sometimes and even doing Feng Shui.
Chapter three, Making Money Work for You, has the goal to make money a detail in your life, not the main concern. Lack of money is the most common excuse people use to explain why they aren’t happier or doing what they love to do. Here the focus is on paying your debts, setting savings accounts and buying insurance. You can even fantasize about being a billionaire and start attracting the life you want.
After making money, Make Time When There Isn’t Any, is covered in chapter four. Tracking your time, turning off the television, planning your day or doing one thing at a time are some of the tips offered here.
Building Powerful Relationships is a must, we need other people for support and encouragement. Having the right connections and knowing powerful people will greatly increase your chances for success. We work toward this goal when we identify and fulfill our emotional needs, when we ask for what we want, when we date our spouse, and by building a strong network of special friends that become your family.
Do Work You Love, No one attracts success more than someone who is doing what he or she loves to do. When you are doing what you love, your eyes sparkle, you are happy and excited about life, you are full of energy and joy. Discover your unique talent, work on projects that light you up, and finding your path in life are the main ideas of this chapter.
Chapter seven, Work Smarter, Not Harder; is about delegating your weaknesses and strengthening your strengths, making changes and keeping you phone calls short, friendly and focused.
Communicating with Power, Grace, and Style is all about not gossiping, listening profoundly, turning complaints into requests, or biting your tongue when you need to. It also has a very wise advise: stop trying to change people.
When you take better care of yourself, you start believing that you are worth more. You are sending out the message to the universe that you deserve more, and attract more, you attract wealth and opportunities simply by taking exceptionally good care of yourself. Exercising, surrounding yourself with beauty and doing fun things that won’t break the bank account are some of the tips included in the chapter about Taking Care of Your Best Asset.
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