Why investing in yourself is the best investment you can make

Eight years ago I was a middle manager is a mid-sized organisation and life was pretty good, I had a lovely girlfriend, a house we shared five minutes walk from work, I was involved with my local cricket team and golf club and work for the most part was enjoyable…Everything on the surface appeared to be going right and that’s what I kept telling myself but nagging doubts kept surfacing…Wasn’t there meant to be something more than this? I was grateful for what I had yet felt there was something missing and couldn’t put my finger on what it was…A…

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What we can all learn from Phil Collin’s!

I was away in Wales for half term (Aberdovey to be precise) an amazing place by the coast where mountains and the Sea collide! We were away with a big family group and hence my grip on the TV remote was not quite as secure and I found myself watching the Jonathan Ross show one evening… Not my typical fare however I found myself being drawn in to the interview with Phil Collin’s. The first thing that struck me was when he walked onto set with a walking stick. In my mind he was still actively drumming away In a…

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Why pain and suffering is more likely to bring happiness than winning the lottery!

Winning the lottery has been shown to negatively impact more people than it benefits! Now why on earth would that be so?? Many of us in this modern world fall into the trap of thinking that the solutions to happiness and peace are outside of us, that we will feel happy when we have the bigger house, when we pay the mortgage off or we have the kitchen clean and tidy! The more knowledgeable we become, the more we realise that any form, any thing outside of us doesn’t really make us feel any different! Happiness and peace come from…

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An Inspiring Story of Life, Death, THOUGHT, meaning and purpose!

I WAS FORTUNATE enough to listen to a radio show recently where they were discussing euthanasia and something struck me about one of the story’s being told… The story was of a lady called Alison with serious health issues so much so that during the 1980’s her wish was to end her life (this desire was present for more than a decade!)… This was obviously distressing for those close to her and one persistent and caring individual (NB this person was a not a counsellor, coach or therapist) worked with her towards the end of the decade discussing what she…

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Gain Control Over how you feel!

Anchoring – a powerful technique taught at neuro linguisitic programming practitioner courses One of the key techniques taught during neuro linguistic programming practitioner courses, anchoring is a lovely technique that allows you to take control over your state of mind. A huge percentage of us believe that how we feel is linked to something outside ourselves – how we wake up in the morning, what the weather is like and so on. However, we are of course able to control the way we feel, and anchoring is one of the most effective tools in allowing us to do this. The…

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Have you got some internal dilemma you cannot resolve?

Discovering parts integration during your NLP practitioner training can really help you over come any long standing dilemma’s you may have about your future and current decisions… The great thing about investing in NLP practitioner training is that you will not only learn how to improve your communication skills, how to build rapport with people, how to amend your language to the needs of the people in front of you and how to use sub-modalities to gain confidence in different areas of life, but you’ll also learn how to use parts integration where you can use these newfound skills to…

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Applying the principles of sports performance coaching to put you at the top of your game

Everyone now knows the importance of psychology when it comes to improving your performance, and as a result far more amateur sportsmen and women are following the professionals and having specialist sports performance coaching to assist them with their mental approach. In particular, golfers do all sorts of things in order to feel comfortable over the ball. When Paul McGinley was asked how top level golfers kept their cool under such enormous pressure during the Ryder Cup a few years ago, his answer was simple: they follow their process. Although most people will assume this involves following their pre-shot routine,…

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The final two stages of Magenta’s business and lifestyle coaching solutions

In a previous article, we looked at the first two stages of our approach to providing powerful business and lifestyle coaching solutions. Here are the final two: Stage three – intervention Once we have identified what is currently going on, the next stage of our business and lifestyle coaching solutions is to help you to develop the attitude you need to ensure any positive changes you do make will be lasting ones. This usually involves some form of coaching intervention. Stage four – implementation This stage is where all your hard work starts paying off and involves you putting your…

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How to challenge practice positively

How to challenge practice positively   Challenging practice is often a contentious issue for many organisations. I am regularly surprised how even quite senior leaders within their organisation can struggle to challenge practice which they witness and believe to be inappropriate…   So, how do you do it effectively?   Well ,the first step is to do it! This might sound contrite; however, in life and when learning we all need to  be prepared to have a go and learn from the experience… it’s all about attitude.   Excellent communicators have the belief that there is no such thing as…

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Follow this guide for an easier way of life!

Post Coaching Best Practice Guide Key Themes  Responsibility • Take full responsibility for your current position in life, your job, your relationships, your home etc etc are simply a result of past thoughts and decisions and you will now being to create new futures based on new thinking Acceptance • Accept whatever happens each and every day as part of the journey, if things don’t go well look at what you can learn from it or what future opportunity lies underneath what has happened Defencelessness • Commit to not having to defend your point of view, you know that it…

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