Throughout my training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) I found one technique in particular to hold a certain power over me, to shine a search light on the dark recesses of my sub-conscious, and bring shocking clarity to my essential driving force, and then push me to reach new horizons. Now that I’m a NLP Practitioner myself, I really enjoy introducing this exercise to my clients. From the outside it just looks like 14 questions, but they are structured in a very specific way, and can produce incredible results, especially where behavioural change is required, or sufficient motivation is needed to achieve a desired goal.
I would like to share it here so that you may feel it’s power for yourself. Even if NLP is new to you, you will find this an effective and interesting tool to generate the motivation to achieve that big goal, or change that unwanted behaviour.
January is behind us and 2013 is officially in full swing. Have you stuck to your resolutions?
We all set goals at the start of the new year; mostly to improve our health, our job prospects, our relationships, and our lifestyle. In fact a massive 70% of us set resolutions in January, but only a mere 20% of us are still going strong at the start of February. Do you know why this number is so low?
The reason is most people don’t have a game plan to achieve them; yes they really do want to reach their goals, but that just isn’t enough.
My book, and the catalyst for this blog, Big When Little When, has just received this review from a surgeon I worked with when I was coordinating training courses on Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) at The Royal College Of Surgeons of England. I am truly delighted to see my work having such an impact on the very audience it was written for.
“A brilliant book!! Taking control of your life by understanding your priorities, setting meaningful goals & sticking with them is a challenging process. Fortunately with “Big When, Little When”, Sasha takes our hand and with her relaxed, yet confident & enthusiastic style, guides us through each step. Thought provoking, real life questions combined with encouraging reassurance. I would encourage anyone who is looking to improve the overall balance in their life to read this book and put it into action.”
Peter Campbell Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, York
12 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Coach.
It is absolutely imperative that you find a coach that feels right for you, and is well suited to your needs. Don’t enter into this lightly!
Here are the first 3 questions…….
1. What qualifications and experience does this coach have?
Investing in a coach is an important decision, in fact it’s a life-changing decision, so you want to ensure that you are selecting someone who has invested in their own development as a coach. Since coaching is still an un-regulated industry anyone can call themselves a coach, so it is wise to be cautious and finding someone who has a recognised qualification and some practical experience is the best place to start. Any reliable and professional coach should be happy to show you their qualifications if you wish to see them.
As promised, here is the final part of the 3- part series on the essential foundations that you need to satisfy in order to achieve a good life balance.
Today was the perfect recipe of spiritual food and emotional balance that I adore and I had to write about it.
In the first part of this blog I mentioned how the foundations will often overlap and will compliment and satisfy one another. This is really good, and means you get double the good stuff in half the time.
My hydro routine at my health club has 4 steps and it benefits more than just the physical and fitness foundations for me; it gets me onto a wavelength that is really centred. I zone out slightly; the energy flow is still there but it’s just a quieter frequency. There is also a pattern of mental awareness that occurs each time; I may have installed this pattern myself over time but now it happens like clockwork. So this process actually meets my physical, mental and spiritual needs. Amazing!