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100% Success for New Years Goal Setting: Get Started Right NOW!
Published 1/1/2019 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Happy New Year! It's time to get started on your New Years Goals. If you want 100% Success for your New Years Goals here is what you need to do. Choose a goal setting model. There are so many goal setting models out there so I'm going to keep this super simple: PICK ONE AND STICK WITH IT!  My personal favourite is our own "Get Motivated, Stay Focussed" model. If you'd like to learn more about this please schedule an Ultimate New Years Success Strategy Session with me and I'll walk you through it. It works every time! Get super clear on what you want to achieve. Do NOT be vague Take IMPERFECT INSPIRED ACTION!  In other words, don't wait until you have all of the answers, just start taking action. Let yourself feel inspired and do something, anything. Don't worry if it's not the right action. Taking any action to... read more ❯
Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Published 12/18/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
I personally wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy New Year from Change My life Coaching (and my cute doggy, his name is Hiro). He's already for his Corporate Christmas Party with his christmas business tie. Want to know more about Hiro He lives a super biz life. Has no time for shenanigans, but is the purveyor of all shenanigans. Loves Greenies and pig ears. He is 7 years old and thinks he's about 800 pounds. His birthday is February 11th.   Want to know more about Christopher Christopher is the Chief Value Officer and Founder of Change My Life Coaching and Co-Founder of Change My Business Coaching and the Healthy Transformations Weight Loss & Inflammation Reduction Program.  Change my Life Coaching is a fast growing whole-life, leadership and business coaching company, and the only one of it’s kind.  He is also the author of “Go Beyond Passion: Discover Your Dream Job”. Christopher... read more ❯
Shaking Things Up at Christmas
Published 12/12/2018 in Catherine Munro
Author Catherine Munro
Note:  This article contains 640 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 2 minutes. Tis the Season! I was out with the crowds last Friday afternoon – looking forward to picking out some lovely gifts for those I hold dear.  But….wait a second – that was not a fun nor fulfilling experience at all! Traffic was congested, parking lots were packed and tempers were running high…with lots of erratic moves by drivers, and an unusual amount of horns blowing…the stress in the air was palpable! Once I finally arrived back home I plugged in my Christmas tree lights and sat it the quiet for a few minutes – I started to feel “settled” and the Christmas spirit and what I envisioned that to be and feel like, reappeared. It struck me in that moment that this season truly is like living in a Snowglobe… you have a clear vision in your mind... read more ❯
Why Your Employees will Never Trust you
Published 12/4/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Have you ever felt that your employees do not trust you? Well, you’re definitely not alone. Feelings of trust towards managers, team leaders, CEOs have fallen in recent years. Edelman Trust Barometer statistics revealed that average trust in organizations is at an all-time low of 52 percent. The issue of trust in the workplace and organizations has been attracting a lot of attention lately as there seem to be no imminent changes in the statistics. Another piece of research found out that one-fifth (20%) of employees do not trust their management and senior leaders. It’s therefore imperative to examine some factors that can cause distrust in the workplace. As an employer trust is a crucial part of your business as it can have a significant on business growth. Trust is especially important in business; it affects employee productivity and retention. A study conducted by the Chartered Management Institute and leadership events... read more ❯
Is Fear the Most Powerful Motivator?
Published 11/28/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,240 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   Fear is an emotion induced by a perceived threat; it arises from the ability to recognize a risk of significant loss of wealth, health, power, status, security or anything of value leading to an urge to either flee from it or confront it. Fear has always been a very powerful emotion since the evolution of mankind and has been very crucial in the survival of the human race. It has saved us from predators, disasters and has kept us alive. It’s a primal instinct that served us as cave dwellers and today. There is nothing that makes us more uncomfortable than fear, and there are so many of them from fear of failure, disease, missing an opportunity, being conned and a lot more. Our best experiences are borne out of fear. Think about the happiest, growth-oriented... read more ❯
The Cruelty of the Job Search: An Open Letter to Hiring Managers, Employers, Recruiters and Human Resource Professionals
Published 11/20/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Dear Hiring Managers, Employers and Human Resource Professionals: When hiring for a position in your organization do you let ALL of your unsuccessful interview candidates know that you have not selected them for the position? If so, thank you for this uncommon courtesy. As you know, the job process is difficult enough on it's own. You may wish to share this open letter to your peers. If not, it's time to take a long-hard look at the damage you may be doing not only to a potential future candidate but also to your own organization. We need to bring the humanity back to the job search and everyone can play a role with very little effort. Let me explain.   Our Current State We are in a difficult place in our Canadian workplace situation. There are an abundance of candidates and fewer jobs. For every job posted you might receive hundreds of resumes within only a few short... read more ❯
5 Common Business Problems Every Business Owner Faces
Published 11/18/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,453 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes.   In my role as a business coach, I sometimes meet with well-educated and intelligent people who run businesses but are not very adept at solving problems. Many people start businesses only to find out that it’s quite challenging to solve business problems. As a business owner, you probably believe you should be able to solve all your business problems, but that is not often the case. That’s why it is important to know when you need the expertise and support of others and where and how to get it. This is where business coaching comes in. Business coaches provide the help needed to solve some common problems in business, giving you the opportunity to focus on other important aspect of the business. Most times the underlying problem is that you are too close to the situation,... read more ❯
An Open Letter to Those Struggling with their Weight and Health
Published 11/14/2018 in Change My Life Coaching
Author Catherine Munro
Note: This article contains 984 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 3 minutes. I have been a participant in the Healthy Transformations Program this year – starting on January 9, 2018. I recall being back and forth in my decision about committing to the program. Good intentions and hope were definitely there – but strong doubt and reservations crept in and drowned those thoughts out.  Old, ingrained thoughts played over in my mind - “Could I do it?” “I’ve tried lots of other programs and failed” “I’ll be so ashamed if I’m not successful”.  Essentially, I felt disappointed in myself before I even started! The notion of succeeding felt like a huge and daunting task, and given past attempts I truly had doubts that I would have the “willpower” to stick with it. But the Universe stepped in and gave me a big nudge.  I had a serious health scare with... read more ❯
The Leaders Challenge: Fear of Failure
Published 11/7/2018 in Kyle Kalloo
Author Kyle Kalloo
Note: This article contains 1,365 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes.   “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” - Abraham Lincoln   Sometime ago I came across a portrait taken on the morning of the D-day landings. It pictures an army Regimental Sergeant Major standing courageously while those around him cowered in fear as they try to find cover from the bullets raining down on them. Undoubtedly, he was fearful, but his body language portrays something else entirely. He is seen calling his troops to come with him into battle; without knowing what the eventual outcome will be, and with the odds clearly against them. The aura of confidence around this leader, bravely leading his troops on showed that for him failure is not an option. He made a decision to keep moving forward, regardless of the uncertainty of... read more ❯
LEADERS: Stop Obsessing Over Loyalty, focus on Team Envy and Cohesion Instead
Published 11/6/2018 in Christopher Lawrence
Author Christopher Lawrence
Each year organizations lose billions of dollars due to employee turnover. Quite surprisingly, most of it is actually voluntary, and one starts to wonder, what has happened to employee loyalty. In a workforce survey conducted recently, more than 91% of the respondents agreed that they can’t stay with their current organization for more than three years. The definition of employee loyalty has changed in recent years. More and more employees now define loyalty as it relates to the job at hand. The workplace has become transactional for the employee. Once hired to perform specific tasks, they give their very best. And after mastering it they seek out new roles and opportunities in order to earn more and/or have more responsibility. Whether this opportunity comes from within their current organization or they have to make a move, they have loyally fulfilled their obligation. Employees generally expect to get much more than just... read more ❯