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Is Having a Life Coach a Future Trend?

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December 23, 2008

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Is Having a Life Coach a Future Trend?

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Life Coaching is known as a newer and upcoming career.  Only until the past decade or so, many of the coaches mentioned and that we were familiar with were sports oriented.

A life coach generally works with tools and projects for individual growth and self improvement so the results are created by the clients themselves.  Coaching is about finding and being yourself; who you are from the inside.  This also supports the successes in your life.  Being successful can mean so much more than accepting the life that you have. The more you know about who you are, the easier it will be to achieve what you want and to find what fulfills you.
Personal development has become so popular; from movies to books, to DVD’s and workshops.  You see, most people don’t think with that expanded view. Instead we are taught that we need to work harder to make better results. This is old school thinking, and the world is opening up to all sorts of growth and possibilities.

When we look at personal development, self improvement, and life coaching, we have found that they integrate well together.  Life Coaching is about finding a way to establish where you are in life and where you are going.  Many of us have been “lost in the life shuffle” that we have these ideas and thoughts about where we want to be, but have no idea how to get there.   With life coaching you gain support in areas such as your self confidence, enjoying your work, creating time for yourself or creating and living your dreams.

More and more people are learning the benefits of personal development and the increase of Happier and more loving societies are on the up rise.  The internet has facilitated this also Not so long ago, having access to this information was limited to books and cds and some workshops, but now with Internet access, we have this unlimited access to all the greatest of information. This accessibility has allowed the population to research life coaching and see if it’s a fit for them and their own personal situations.

Life coaches have the access to the clients as well with the ability to advertise, creating websites, blogs and selling their personal products. This is has all been created for people who just want more out of their lives – both personally and professionally. All and all it’s a win win situation for everyone involved.

This fusion has all come together to create a new industry of life coaches. And the trends speak for themselves. As more people want to get ahead in a competitive world, they need a life coach.

Some of those in personal development are looking at the possibility in becoming a life coach. You perhaps may be in such a position yourself. And the life coaching industry now has more and more life coach certification and life coaching training that is making it easy to get into life coaching, and start your own practice.

The end result is about the impact that Life Coaching has on our society.  The change it makes in one person’s life can alter their life environment forever.  Life Coaching allows connection, transition, change and life altering experiences to happen.  Some are more intense than others, but change none the less.. You don’t have to be stuck in a formal learning method, but can simply get help in the areas you need, and find the solutions you need now. So take action in creating the life that you really want and deserve!

Nicole Gruendl
Life and Success Coach
Nicole@NicoleGruendl.com

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15 Tips for a Positive Attitude

15 Tips for a Positive Attitude

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Have you ever noticed how you feel when you are around positive and happy people?  How easy is it for you to maintain an angry or frustrated state when someone is laughing and smiling all the time?  No matter how bad the circumstances or how frustrated things may seem, they never let things get them down.   But let’s be honest, it can be a little trying at times to keep the smile on our face when things get a little tough.  This is why I put together this short but effective list on how you can alter your “state” by just doing a few simple exercises!

  • Take a 30 minute walk every day and smile while you walk.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement:
    ‘My purpose is to____ today.’
  • Make time to practice meditation, yoga, tai chi, and prayer.
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less processed food. Drink green tea and plenty of water
  • Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk to make room for the new flow of energy. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • Invest your energy in the positives in life.  Don’t waste it on negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
  • Say out loud “Life is good!”
  • Life is too short to waste time being angry and hating anyone.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others’. They have their own journey to pursue.
  • Burn the new candles, use the nice bed sheets. Today is THAT special occasion.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  • Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
  • Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:

“I am thankful for ___.’ Today I accomplished ____.

And REMEMBER

  • Never, EVER forget to DANCE!

Nicole Gruendl
Life and Success Coach
Nicole@NicoleGruendl.com

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Building up Your Self-Esteem

Building up Your Self-Esteem

self-esteem-catHow many times has the subject of self esteem been a topic of conversation? From childhood, throughout school, at work, with your friends and family.  Your
self- esteem comes into play in every aspect of your life.
A simple definition for the word “self-esteem” is that it’s “How we feel about ourselves.”
Though Some people have mistakenly called this outlook on life egotistical or arrogant. But self-esteem includes broader and more important parts of ourselves. It is directly related to all day to day events and your life’s success.  By changing your though process,  positive thinking instead of negative thought patterns, and accentuating this with powerful actions, this could lead to a stronger and more powerful life.

Many would argue that “You are what you think”.  But really, if you think negatively is this not how you come to feel? Those with high self esteem and a positive self image are able to realize their potential and live their dreams out in a way that they never could have before. High self-esteem is created within a wonderful feeling of inner-balance, self-acceptance and a healthy, comforting self-respect.

By learning how to trust in your beliefs and behaviors, “your gut feeling”, you can bring inner peace to your life and the ability to not absorb all the judgments and negativity that revolve around us on a daily basis.  It’s also about getting to understand how this knowledge fits together and how it relates to us, personally, so we can use it in a way that helps us, because it takes into account all the facts about the particular situation we find ourself in. Many people, when they suffer from self-esteem have a misguided belief that they do not deserve to be successful or happy in life. This kind of disbelief is not only unhealthy, but it can throw your mind into chaos and keep you from ever achieving any sense of peace.

Taking care of our self-esteem requires some effort and courage, but it’s well worth it.
Here are a few ways to develop and strengthen your self-esteem:

  • Clearing exercise: List all of the negative beliefs that you have about yourself. Declare if they are facts or interpretations, then take a powerful stand and dispose of the list. You can practice this on a daily basis to begin your day with this exercise to begin you day from a powerful place.
  • Write a list of what you are grateful for at the beginning of every day.
  • List at least 10 of your positive attributes and talents.
  • Make a list of things that make you smile and that you love to do.
  • List 5 things that you would love to attempt that would take you out of your comfort zone
  • Clear out the clutter. The “stuff” that you have acquired and words, things that were   said that have a negative association attached to it from anyone that you have had any association with.
  • Eat well and exercise on a regular basis.  Stay away from unhealthy and “feeling bad” food.
  • Take time to do things that you enjoy.
  • Dress in clothes that make you feel good about yourself.
  • Do something nice for someone on a regular basis.  The Pay It Forward theory.
  • Acting on these these strategies will make it easier to get through the tough times. Whenever you feel low or down, go back and read these strategies, take a deep breath a say “I am worth it.”  Remember, this too shall pass.  But if none of these strategies work over time, other factors may be at play that are beyond the scope of this article.

We have the ability to make the choice to keep us from negative stress and burnout.
If you really love yourself, you will be truly able to love other people. You are in the driver’s seat!

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Ten Truth Skills by Dr. Susan Campbell

Ten Truth Skills by Dr. Susan Campbell

areyourealorb1.    EXPERIENCING WHAT IS.  Notice and feel what is actually going on in the present moment—in your body, your mind and your environment.  Distinguish between what you actually experience from what your mind thinks, judges, expects or believes should be happening. Helps you communicate more accurately and honestly.  Will keep you connected to energy of being alive, training you not to depend so much on external results, e.g. what others think of you, for your sense of well-being.
2.    BEING TRANSPARENT.  Self-disclosure; less apt to get caught up in illusion of control.  Motive=self-expression, not trying to change others. Less likely to trigger defensive reaction in them.  Going public helps you see yourself more honestly.
3.    NOTICING YOUR INTENT. Communicating with the intent to control the outcome is ego-mind’s effort to protect you.  Allow yourself to be open to possibilities of each moment—spontaneous and unrehearsed.  Relate more and control less.
4.    WELCOMING FEEDBACK.  Another way to be present to what is.  Be actively curious about how others are affected by your actions.  “How are you with what I just said?” Keeps two way flow going, essential to relating. Allows you to learn from experience.  See whether your behavior serves your needs, aims and values.
5.    ASSERTING WHAT YOU WANT AND DON’T WANT. Affirms your right to want what you want—even if little chance of getting it. Helps you become less attached to getting everything you ask for since each request won’t carry such a heavy load. Asking freely, instead of inhibiting, keeps your energy flowing.  Saying yes to yourself, no matter how another responds.  Also assert what you don’t want or won’t do.  For authentic relationship, must be space for people to experience full range of feelings and be okay.
6.    TAKING BACK PROJECTIONS.  Becoming aware of projections supports you in seasoning your judgments with some humility.  Helps you remember others’ judgments are as much or more about them as about you.  Awareness can show you where your life energy is blocked or stuck in a pattern to get it flowing again.
7.    REVISING AN EARLIER STATEMENT.  “Going out and coming in again,” helps you deal with changing your mind, clearing up a misunderstanding, or making up after an argument.  Gives you a way to forgive or seek forgiveness and begin again.
8.    HOLDING DIFFERENCES.  Have your own viewpoint while being open to differing views. Helps you see relationships between things that may appear separate or mutually exclusive (Either/or context). Allows mutual benefit in your relationships.
9.    SHARING MIXED EMOTIONS.  Teaches you to let go of your ideas and the  shoulds about being consistent so that you can experience whatever shows up in your awareness.
10.    EMBRACING THE SILENCE. Let go of need to know how things will turn out. Place attention on what is happening now. Silence is your connection to the Source, the place from which new creation springs.

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