Ask for Support
This week I have a small number of quick questions for you to consider.
This week I would like you to consider two things:
Whom can you help to go further?
Whom do you need to help you go further?
We all need support at times, there are not many people who can say they made it to their version of 'success" all by themself.
This week's Tip of the week is, "Don't be afraid to ask for support"
Think of how you can maximize your potential and that of those around you.
Be More Decisive
I hope you had a restful weekend.
When was the best time to make that critical decision that would have an impact on your life prospects? Some would answer back when deciding which subjects to study at school. Some would say the time when I had to decide which college or university to go to or whether to go at all. Still, others may say it waited until the day they knew where their passion lay. All this tells us that it was always, yesteryear. that time back in the day when they really wished they made that decision that would have improved their prospects.
Just last week, I had three different people say three different things that made me promise myself to share this thought in my tip of the week.
The first one was, "I wish I had started coaching earlier in my career". The second was "I know I have to invest in myself but, I am not sure if I can afford to do this right now", and the third was. "I want to do this but finding the time will be an issue".
Decisions are part of everyday life and we as a people build our levels of success by these decisions that impact our lives.
George Herbert the great Welsh poet once said,
"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along".
My role as a coach is to support my clients and give them the very best service as and when they need it, at their pace and with the focus purely on their needs and wants. Each one of us has a default future that will occur on its own if our life does not change. When they come to me they are wanting their life to change.
We all have it within us to make our personal situation better than it is, it is about making that change now and not wishing we had made better decisions back in the day. It is about being decisive today. You know what you are thinking so.
My "Tip of the Week" this week is
"Be more decisive to improve your prospects now"
Just remember this
"The best time to plant a tree, was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
Remember the first time THAT person said "I believe in you" remember how it felt? I imagine as you remember, a little smile appears, and so it should, it made you feel good. So my question is "what are your beliefs about yourself? How are you making yourself feel good?
Today I want to very quickly talk about unwanted self-beliefs and how you can change any disempowering beliefs, that have stuck with you over the years. There's a big difference between simple beliefs like, "life is a struggle" and life is what you make it" or "I'm not good enough" and "I can do it if I try hard enough".
Tony Robbins once said "all personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs" and this I genuinely believe in.
As a coach, I ask my clients to get clear about their beliefs, remembering they won't all be negative. They will have hundreds of them swirling around, but only a few of them will be shaping the way they live their life.
So to keep this brief here is a little exercise I would love you to find the time to do this week. Now please have fun with it, it is not often we sit and reflect on such things.
As a coach, these are the ones that I would work with the ones I'll help you to eliminate while strengthening and reinforcing the empowering beliefs and adding fresh ones that support you in your goals
They do this by taking each belief and replacing it with the opposite belief but this is just the start of the process. For example, "I'm too old to get promoted" could be changed to "I have enough experience to do a good job"
This exercise is a great start to changing your beliefs, but as I always say, each journey needs a first step.
This week's tip of the week is as follows: Try to catch any negative beliefs about yourself and repeatedly tell yourself the opposite.
If you can start this process, your world will start to have a brighter outlook.
Let me know if you need any support.
We all know that things are tough at the moment, the petrol prices, the utility bills, what to do with the kids during holidays, even what the hell are our politicians doing?
However, I would always encourage my clients to remember this lovely quote from Philip Reiter
"A positive mindset brings positive things"
So this week I am happy to share something I found whilst doing a little research for one of my "Student Coach" courses, that fits beautifully into what I try to infuse into your week.
Here are 10 ways to make a real difference to your outlook
This week my EDGE Coaching tip is to "Share a positive outlook"
If you do nothing else this week, it'll always be nice to, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou.
Have a great week
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.