It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

With all of the problems and uncertainty in the world, effective communication is more critical now than ever.

So many disagreements and arguments stem from an inability to communicate properly.

If we could just learn to express ourselves more clearly and transparently and really listen to each other with open hearts and minds, just imagine what we could accomplish!

That’s why, this week I encourage you to be more mindful of the way you communicate with others, both online and in the real world. Here’s a video by Jack Canfield who explains five communications skills you could practice.

Remember to practice the five communication skills Jack taught you in the video above.

When you communicate with others, be sure to ask yourself:

… Are you being impeccable with your word?

… Are you taking their words or actions personally?

… Are you making assumptions?

… Are you being a good listener?

… Are they really saying what you think they’re saying? (If you’re not sure, ask them!)

By improving your communication skills, you will make it so much easier for yourself to cultivate the connections, respect, support and affection you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.

To your success.

Have you heard of the term, “doom scrolling”?

Have you heard of the term, “doom scrolling”? It’s when you scroll mindlessly through the posts on social media to see what negative stories are dominating the day’s news. A lot of us get stuck doing this… especially these days.

But constantly living in a state of high tension and dread isn’t good for you!

That’s why, I challenge you to turn off Facebook and Twitter and spend some time this week focusing on yourself, your needs, and what YOU want to experience in the weeks to come.

To help you do that, today I’d like to share some fun and helpful resources that will help you avoid common success pitfalls, connect with a positive and vibrant community, and get clear on what you would like your life to look like in the months ahead!

Grab your FREE worksheet called “What do you want?” from The Success Principles™ library here.

How to overcome stress and fear…

How to Overcome Fear and Stress…

What are you afraid of?

Do you have thoughts that twist your stomach into knots and keep you up at night, unable to sleep?

Whatever your answer is, I want you to know:

You don’t have to be afraid any longer.

Fear is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t have to be all-consuming.

Anxiety and fear are caused by imagining negative outcomes, so it’s up to you to redirect your mind to imagine and visualize the positive outcomes you want, and not the outcomes you don’t want.

Think about it…Focusing on negative thoughts isn’t making the situation better in any way is it? Those thoughts aren’t helping YOU at all. They aren’t equipping you with any resources or information you can use to deal with the situation.

All they are doing is robbing you of your peace of mind and depriving you of the determination and fortitude you need to successfully handle the challenges life throws onto your path.

And while we will all feel anxious or scared at times, the good news is we have the power to change these feelings. You absolutely do not have to stay stuck in fear!

So, this week Jack Canfield who is our CEO of The Jack Canfield Training Group where I am a Certified Trainer would like to share some of my favourite strategies for releasing fear and stress so you can shift your focus from the problem to the solution and do whatever you have to do to thrive.

Keep reading to discover what they are… https://youtu.be/fIjiAUSlEx8

In this recorded Q&A, Patty Aubery and Jack Canfield share our strategies for managing negative emotions such as fear and stress – and how to make your life so much better by focusing on what you CAN change instead of worrying about the things that are beyond your control.

University is not for everyone

University is not for everyone.

In recent posts I’ve given away free worksheets to start the process of pupils taking 100% responsibility. In class I’ve found that teenagers respond really well to them. I’m giving them to you to help your teens get ahead. Download your copies here today.

In class we often talk about Grades and these are important BUT they don’t help teenagers focus on what they’re passionate about and they often choose subjects, courses and degrees they are simply not engaged with.

So, The Success Principles for Teens™ Programme takes a different approach discovering what teenagers are passionate about and then finding a road map for them to take forward.

Consider this – if more teens know who they are, and what they want from life and their career and were passionate about moving toward would that be better than demotivated and unengaged pupils I’ve taught at Universities across the UK. I hope your answer would be YES.

At a workshop with a group of teenagers at Havant and South Downs College I asked this question “What would be the job you’d love so much that you’d do it for free but that you’d actually get paid for?”

One young lady said she wanted to be a gardener and got clarity about the types of courses she would be passionate about pursuing. University is not for everyone!

Help your teens today using the worksheets in my book called “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Now available on Amazon.

Hiring A Life Coach

Why You Should Hire A Life Coach In 2017

When you think of a life coach, what do you think of? For many people their initial reaction may not be positive, you may wonder if they are another unnecessary consultant that is going to charge significant fees without delivering any real results.

What is a life coach?

If you consider what coaching is, you may well change your opinion of a life coach. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as an activity where a life coach partners ‘with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential’. From this, we can conclude that a life coach is a person who plays a significant role in the personal and professional development of individuals.

Now we have clarified what a life coach is, it is important to consider why you should hire a life coach. In this article, we will outline our top five reasons:

  1. Prepare for a new challenge or opportunity

During the course of your personal and professional life, you will undoubtedly be presented with new challenges and opportunities. You may not know how to best approach a challenge or opportunity, this is where life coaching can help, a life coach can help you overcome challenges and approach an opportunity in a way that will maximise your chance of success.

  1. Take your life in a new direction and regain a sense of purpose

Taking your life in a new direction, perhaps by re-launching your career in a new sector or starting a business is a significant step for any individual to make. Naturally, as there is so much at stake you will probably want some professional guidance to steer your efforts. A life coach will be able to help you devise a life plan; this will empower you to align your goals with your passions to create a fulfilling and balanced life.

  1. Gain New Skills And Knowledge

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can be problematic without clear guidance. By hiring a life coach you will be able to benefit from their decades of experience and all the lessons that they have learned throughout their career. This should help you avoid the common pitfalls of skill and knowledge acquisition and accelerate the rate at which you can grow personally and professionally.

  1. Accelerate your progress

Achieving your goals and objectives within a shorter timeframe is a common priority within a personal and business context. Life coaching can help you to increase your productivity by creating purpose and balance in your life. You can also benefit from a life coach’s help in creating a step-by-step plan as well as their feedback and guidance throughout the execution of the plan. By accelerating your progress, you will be able to see a clear return on your life coaching investment.

  1. Re-establish a work/life balance

Losing your work/life balance is a very common problem for busy professionals; they often find that their work encroaches on their personal life. Coaching can be a significant help when you are trying to restore this balance once it has been lost. By aligning your goals with your life passions, it is possible to restore a workable balance. This will allow you to make professional progress while maintaining an active and healthy personal life. 

Are you ready to achieve real results?

Book your FREE 30-minute coaching session with Lesley Strachan today.

About Lesley Strachan – The Jack Canfield Certified Global Life Coach

Lesley Strachan - Jack Canfield Certified Life Coach

Lesley Strachan is a Jack Canfield certified global life coach. She has coached and trained individuals and businesses across Europe, The USA and Australia. She holds an MBA, a postgraduate certificate in research methods and a Diploma in Management. Lesley is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.