Are You Managing with Coaching Skills?
Note: This article contains 1,284 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 5 minutes. In the 21st century managers are just not managers. As a manager, you may be innovative, analytical and an excellent problem solver, still it is recommended that you should develop and acquire coaching skills that will help you manage and empower your team effectively. Developing coaching skills allows you to be more impactful as a leader and help you get the most out of your team. Another benefit of coaching others is that it allows you to polish your management skills. And it has been proven that when given the opportunity to learn and grow people thrive. Adopting a coaching mentality will help with employee onboarding and retention, skill improvement, performance improvement, and knowledge transfer. A study conducted by Bersin & Associates revealed that organizations that coach their teams consistently experience a 21% improvement in their business... read more ❯
7 Things Smart Business Owners Should STOP Doing Every Day
Note: This article contains 1,628 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7 minutes. I have always talked about things entrepreneurs should do to achieve success in business. However, it is equally important to note that there are actually things they must STOP doing. Most business owners may not even be aware that they are doing some of these things. Contrary to what some people may believe, being productive is a lot more about managing your energy and a lot less about time management. It is basically about spending the least amount of energy to get the most benefits. It’s about working smart, not hard. You cannot focus on something you are not clear about. Shifting your perspective on these choices will help your business to operate at a much higher level. These are the things that smart entrepreneurs never do: Flying by the seat of your pants Never start your day without a plan.... read more ❯
A Video That Reduced Me To Tears - Facing Your Own Mortality: A Journey of Acceptance
POST UPDATE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018: Claire Wineland passed away, with complete peace this last weekend. She will be remembered for her spirit. We should be reminded of the preciousness of life. Our condolences go out to Claire's friends and family. We adored her and will remember her, in our hearts, for as long as our lives grace this Earth. Rest in Peace Claire. I was inspired by a YouTube video that has been going viral for a while now. It's of a young woman who is in the process of dying from Cystic Fibrosis. Her name is Claire and she has an incredible story. The video starts with a young woman who is sneaking away from the hospital to go to a Bernie Saunders rally. Claire is a YouTuber that has become very popular. As I go through my own journey of accepting that one day, hopefully in the long-distant future,... read more ❯
Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®
Note: This article contains 1,796 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 7minutes. Real estate is an extremely demanding career path. There is a whole lot that needs to be done consistently on a daily basis. There is an expectation to respond to phone calls, text, email and manage your social media account. However, only few of these things are actually revenue generating activities that you must focus on as a Realtor®. This post will discuss the Top 7 Revenue Generating Activities for Realtors®. DEVELOP A PLAN Developing a plan is crucial to your success as a Realtor®. It is very easy to become reactive instead of planning out your schedule. When this becomes the norm, you lose control of your carefully thought out schedule, rather than being in charge of the situation. This often results in missed opportunities, a lack of eagerness to complete the task at hand and... read more ❯
Mindfulness - The Power of "Thinking About Your Thinking"
Do you experience bouts of worry, anxiety, overwhelm? You are not alone! And no doubt you have read or heard that Mindfulness and Meditation are wonderful ways to manage or overcome these “bouts”. But sometimes that can be easier said than done. It can feel like just one more thing to add to our mountainous “To Do” list. Our best intentions can get derailed. Mindfulness is described as “Bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis” – and not allowing your thoughts to always being projected into the future (the unknown), or replaying the past (ruminating), but rather being here, being now and being present to every experience in this life of ours! But how does one do that? There are so many articles and videos out there on Mindfulness that it can be daunting to dive in and learn more. I have come across an awesome article that explains Mindfulness... read more ❯
Dissatisfied, Dysfunctional Millenial?
Millennial's still get a bad rap in the workplace. But did you know that some Millennial's are nearly 40 years old? When I tell people this they say "No, no, no! Millennial's are twenty-somethings, entitled and disloyal." Yes, some Millennial's are in their twenties but they actually cover the span of children born between the years 1980 and 2000. It seems more and more that the word Millennial is not considered as a generation anymore and rather a grouping of, what some would say, are dysfunctional 20-somethings. This couldn't be further from the truth. They are a generation. In fact, they are the most technologically advanced generation by leaps and bounds above their peers. If you want to learn how to motivate the Millennial Generation check this out... https://clawrence.changemylifecoaching.ca/2018/03/08/the-new-currency-for-millennials/ Historical Commentary Every generation wants to make the world a better place for their children and mostly they have succeeded. Things are better than they were... read more ❯
PODCAST: Sugar Links - Insulation, Inflammation and Weight Gain
https://youtu.be/53bCIQpRv4E Prefer to Read it? Check out the transcription below... Interviewer:Hey everybody! welcome to episode 8 of the sugar chronicles been a while since we've posted one of these. And today we have a very special guest Dr. Mike Breen. Dr. Breen thank you for joining us today. Interviewee:Thank you very much for having me. This is fun. Interviewer:Yeah So, if you would like to tell our listeners a little bit about who you are and what you do? Interviewee:Right on? Interviewer:Yeah. Interviewee:Well I’m a chiropractor I just started my 32nd year of practice which is remarkable. I don't know where the time went but the what's notable about that is that I got into chiropractic work from the kind of a performance athletic side of things. I was a competitive athlete. And so, my background was in the study of human performance and exercise physiology. And all of that stuff got me into the field of... read more ❯
Being the “Joy Facilitator” for Change My Life Coaching and Change My Business Coaching has given me pause to take note every time the subject of “Joy” and “Happiness” comes up! It is such an interesting study and so unique to us all! Some ideas to share…. Joy and Excitement are not the same thing… As Martha Beck writes..."In our culture the media has influenced us to believe that we derive joy and happiness from experiences that “blow our mind” and it’s as though we're somehow falling short if we don't routinely feel that way." The notion that we should/need to feel excited and enthused most of the time to be happy creates a lot of pressure and unfulfilled expectations. Excitement is a great and necessary thing; without it life wouldn't be complete. But we can’t sustain that state consistently, and high excitement is often followed by a mood crash. Joy, however, is a... read more ❯
Assertiveness – Are we doing it wrong?
Note: This article contains 1,421 words and 1 image, with an estimated read time of 6 minutes. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden How often do you get talked into something you don’t’ want to do? Do you often experience situations that infuriate, annoy or frustrate you but do absolutely nothing about them? Do you find it difficult to say “no” without being offensive? If so then you are not alone. As children, we were usually reprimanded when we expressed ideas or opinions that differed from our peers or parents. We were effectively taught that revealing our true intentions and feelings or thoughts will result in rejection. Therefore, many people have become intent on pleasing others at the expense of themselves. It has gotten so bad that some cannot identify their personal thoughts and feelings. This is where assertiveness comes in. Assertiveness allows you to clearly communicate... read more ❯
PODCAST: Finding Your Purpose
https://youtu.be/dkIHBkZuJ6k Prefer to read it? Check out our transcription below... Darci Smith: Hey everybody welcome to I don't know what episode this is of the pod life, we have a very special guest again today Christopher Lawrence who was with us previously on one of our sugar Chronicles, the gummi whorse issue. Christopher Lawrence: That was a popular issue Darci:It was Christopher:It's still a popular issue, and mine Darci:It is, highly, we're not talking about sugar today though. Christopher:That’s right. Darci:So, I wanted to give you Christopher an opportunity to tell our listeners what you do as a life coach and then we will get into my questions. Christopher:sure I have three key areas of focus as a life coach, one is on helping people discover the right job fit so whether it's a dream job or just a better job than they have now, helping them discover that or navigate through it, so sometimes they're in that job... read more ❯