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How To Develop A Motivated Mindset

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and suffering in the world, or just bored with the routine of your daily life.  

You are not alone. We all go through periods like this at some point. The good news is that we can do something about it. Here are some tips to help break out of the rut and feel excited about life again:  

1) Take a “Time Out” – Prolonged stress can wear us down and zap any enthusiasm we once had. Before doing anything else, take a few minutes to breathe and just BE. Empty your mind of all stress and worry. This takes practice, but don’t give up! As thoughts come into your mind, gently push them back out and continue to keep your mind empty and calm. Take slow, deep breaths and let all of your muscles relax. Sit quietly and recharge your batteries. Try to do this daily, or even twice daily (morning and night). We need quiet time as much as we need anything else in life. Give yourself the gift of inner peace 

2) Get Inspired – Read something motivational, inspirational or uplifting. Look at some beautiful nature photos, or read something humorous. Consciously move your thoughts to a more positive place. Focusing on nothing but work and our daily tasks in life can leave us feeling pretty uninspired. It’s easy to turn it around if we want to. We just have to seek out things that will lift our spirits and our moods. Make it a point to laugh, be happy, joyful and lighthearted each day. Don’t wait for inspiration to come knocking on your door, go out and find it, or create it. Conjure up some funny or touching memories. Write them in a journal so you can go back and read them when you’re feeling down.  

3) Get Excited – Think about the things you have planned for the day, and rekindle the enthusiasm you once felt for them. When we first begin a new project, or start a new job, we are excited about the possibilities and eager to get moving! Over time, we can lose that enthusiasm for a variety of reasons. Travel back in time for a Happymoment, and think about what got you so excited at the beginning. What made your heart beat a little faster? Recapture that feeling and hang onto it! Even if your tasks aren’t anything to be really excited about, at least think of some positive benefits to doing them. For example, list the ways they will benefit your children, your spouse, yourself, your job or your home. Identify the payoff, and focus on that. Even mundane tasks have some benefits. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of switching our mindset to see the positive side 

4) Baby Steps – Sometimes the hardest part is actually getting started. A project seems so monstrous that we cringe at the thought of all that time and energy we’ll have to expend. Instead of overwhelming yourself, start small. Set a timer for 15 minutes and just start working on it. Allow yourself to stop after 15 minutes if you really want to. But most often, once we actually start working on something, we won’t want to stop. Don’t focus on the big picture, look at the smaller details and take them on one at a time. Any large task seems manageable once we break it down into smaller steps.  

5) Care of the Body – Sometimes our feelings of fatigue are caused by physical deficiencies, not mental. Be sure you are getting enough rest, eating food that nourishes your body, drinking enough water, getting enough exercise, etc. Especially when we’re very busy, we tend to grab the quickest, easiest meals, which aren’t always the best choice for our bodies. Eating a lot of highly processed foods and sugar is like putting watered-down gasoline into our cars. In order for our cars to run smoothly, we need to maintain them properly, and so it is with our bodies also. Remember, the body is the vehicle for the mind and soul!   

Finally, remember to reward yourself from time to time, and be gentle with yourself! There will always be things that “need” to be done. But some of us take on way more than we can handle, and our lives turn into a pit of drudgery because of it. Try to eliminate the things that truly don’t bring you joy, or at least minimize the time you spend on them. Do what you can, and let the rest go. Or ask for help. Don’t feel you have to do everything yourself.

 Remember that motivation, just like happiness, is something we CHOOSE. We may need to give ourselves a little push at the beginning, but once we get into the right mindset, it’s simple to stay there if we choose to.

 

 

Thinking Big 7 Days Mind-Set Challenge

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The Thinking Big 7 Days Challenge is designed to help you break the habit of thinking small and settling for less. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to ever settle for anything but what they desire the most. Join me July 6 – 12 for a powerful 7 days mind-set challenge to help you THINK BIG!

Thinking Big is about changing the way you think about life and your role in the world. It’s about rewiring some very basic behaviors in your brain, so that you begin to see what’s truly possible. It’s about taking positive forward steps, perhaps for the first time, towards a new attitude towards life and success. It’s about getting what you really want.

If you are reading this article, then you are interested in becoming someone who isn’t afraid to think BIG.

Congratulations on that!  Any major accomplishment in our society has been the result of someone willing to think and dream big.

During my time of study I ran across a poster quote that simply read:

“Don’t Let Small Minds Convince You The Your Dreams Are Too Big”

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I think one of the biggest reason people don’t dream big is because the fear of what other people will think. We don’t want to be mocked or ridiculed for “daring” to have big goals.

If this sounds like you – take the poster’s advice. Don’t let people hold you back because of their own limited world view.  Dream big, and do it proudly. To help you start thinking big or to continue thinking big, you need to think positively.

I would like to invite you to join me for my Thinking Big 7 Days Challenge starting July 6 thru 12, 2016.

For one week there will be live radio shows, early morning motivational telecalls, evening coaching/ministry telecalls and webinars – all for  FREE. Sign up here http://www.gingerlondon.com/ThinkBigChallenge.html.

If you are a really BIG THINKER, you can upgrade your registration for only $27 to include worksheets, 1 group coaching call after the challenge, and the Big Thinking Special Report. Upgrade your registration here http://www.gingerlondon.com/ThinkBigChallenge.html.

I can’t wait for you to join me July 6th to begin this 7 days journey on changing your mindset to think bigger than you can imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Qualities of A Great Life Coach

March 30, 2016 Leave a comment
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When it comes to coaching people, there are a lot of good qualities that many coaches exhibit. In fact, every coach out there has some good qualities that you could list about them, but if you talk to enough coaches and you get to know the people at the top of the industry, you will notice a pattern starting to emerge. You will see that the most successful coaches actually share some of the same attributes. Here are five qualities that the greatest coaches have. See if you can develop these same attributes so that you’ll be in that elite club of successful coaches who are making a difference with their practice.

 

Self-Awareness: Self-awareness is a big one. You want to know yourself intimately because if you are still struggling with finding out who you are, you are going to have a major problem coaching other people.

Great Communication: The best coaches have great communication. They say the right things at the right times, and even more importantly, they listen. Listening is a skill that you want to develop and you want to understand and empathize with the people who you’re listening to so that you can communicate not only what you want to say, but also exactly what they need.

Perceptiveness: Great coaches are perceptive. They notice things. Coaches can tell when someone is not as motivated as they used to be, or when someone is having a bad day. This perceptiveness comes in handy when getting to the root of a client’s problem, and digging down into the beliefs and thoughts that drive a specific behavior.

Organized and Professional:  Great coaches are not only professional, dressing the part, and always having the right attitude, they are also very organized. Even if you aren’t naturally an organized person, you should take a class or just learn to do better because organization is vital to running a good coaching business. You’ll be collecting information about several different clients and helping them each with a different goal, and unless you are organized you are going to get confused and look unprofessional.

Flexible:  The best coaches are also very flexible. They can easily bounce back when someone throws them a curve ball. If a particular style of coaching or method isn’t working with a certain client, they are happy to change things up and allow them to learn from a completely different place, even if it isn’t one that they are most comfortable with.

Are you interested in knowing more about the life coaching profession? If yes, register for my upcoming free virtual training on the “5 Reasons Most New Life and Spiritual Coaches Aren’t Making Money.” You can check it out here http://eepurl.com/bVWhev

Life Coaching Series – Types of Coaching Programs

October 4, 2015 5 comments
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When it comes to starting and running a coaching program you definitely have lots of choices and options. This includes the topic of the coaching program itself, and the way it is run or delivered.

One On One Coaching – Many coaches like to offer personalized one on one coaching programs. With this type of program you would cater your offer around the person’s needs and goals. Programs of this type are often more expensive than other coaching programs.

Group Coaching – as the name implies this is done in a group setting. Group coaching can be done using tools such as Skype, Google Hangouts, video conferencing, live streaming services or by using a webinar software. All lessons are typically delivered online and are recorded. This way if anyone misses a lesson they can listen to the recordings.

Next let’s take a look at the types of coaching that can be offered. You could practically offer a coaching program for almost anything these days. Some of the most popular programs are those for life coaches, business coaches, sports coaches, career coaches, performance coaches and team coaches.

These coaches would cover different fields and industries. Each coach would be specialized in this particular field. Another popular coaching area is that of the online marketing coach. Many people today want to learn how to make money online, and what better way to do this than by hiring a coach?

As you can see the possibilities for what type of coaching program you could offer is huge. Of course, you want to coach in an area that you feel you can demonstrate your expertise in.

Your first step in becoming a coach is to first learn what it entails to be a good coach. Then define an area that you want to specialize in. Once you have done that, then you want to outline a course or program for your coaching offer. Once this is in place you can start looking for your very first coaching clients.

Coaching can be an extremely rewarding experience. Always remember that the person taking your coaching is looking for guidance and a path to success. If you can deliver these things you can earn a good reputation as a coach in your field.

Life Coaching Series – Coaching Results Poster

October 3, 2015 6 comments

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Life Coaching Series – Life Coach Specialization

October 3, 2015 2 comments
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Life Coach Specialization

There are different forms of life coaching available to meet the needs of individuals, companies and businesses. As a life coach, you can specialize on a certain field that you think you would do best. Each field is unique from each other, but interconnected too. Sometimes, you have to integrate one field to the other to make your coaching successful.

Relationship Coaching: Dr. Love

This involves helping your client deal with relationship issues in their lives. May it be a past love, present relationship, or even making decisions on choosing a life partner. A lot of people nowadays have love as their biggest problem. Teenagers and adults of all ages have this issue in their lives.

This type of coaching does not only include romantic relationships. It may also tackle family, friend, colleague, and neighborhood relations.  The client is taught and coached to realize that keeping the quality of relations to other people is important for their own personal growth.

Business Coaching: Doing It The Professional Way

Here, you help your client to become successful in their business life. You help them make decisions that are vital to their advancements.  Clients in this area probably face problems such as lack of confidence in themselves to run their business or to face the problems they encounter regarding the field.

As a coach, you help them see the clearer framework of the business world. You suggest strategies for them to evolve into a confident and successful business owner. You can help them start a business, take it to the next level, advertise effectively, finance wisely and set their priorities.

Management Coaching: Creating A Leader

Here, managers are the most common clients. They are coached on how to be effective and efficient managers. You coach them to hone their leadership skills to the fullest. They usually face problems on decision making, relating to their work-team, co-workers and superiors. In the end, they are able to cope with the stresses of having a managerial position.

Spiritual and Ministry Coaching: Uplifting The Spirit

This field deals with the less materialized problems. It involves empowering your client’s spirit to live more abundantly through spiritual growth and awareness. It can be beneficial not only to the client but also to the coach. The product of a renewed mind and spirit in the end is very life rewarding.

Life Balance Coaching: Learning To Juggle

Clients who need to know how to balance all those different aspects of their lives whether physical, emotional, social, business, academic and the likes, usually need a life balancing coach. They get to learn their priorities and see clearly what is really important and what truly matters in their lives.

Health And Fitness Coaching: To Live A Long Life

Clients that have health problems, most commonly weight problems enroll in this kind of program.

As a coach, you do not play doctor or a fitness trainer (unless you are a medical doctor or qualified as a fitness trainer) here, but instead you’ll be the one to refer them to one. You are there to motivate them to make changes with positive effect on their lives and keep them going until they reach their goal.

Being a life coach means aiming for the holistic development of your client. So whatever form of life coaching you are in or planning to go into, remember that you shouldn’t forget to look at the whole picture.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Coming in 2016 the “Diamond Coaching Success Training” Coaching Certification Program. Stay connected for more information coming in the next few weeks.

Life Coaching Series – How To Become A Life Coach

October 3, 2015 Leave a comment
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Being a life coach can be one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world. You can help people with their lives and make money at the same time. But being a life coach is not an easy job.

A person aspiring to be a life coach needs to have proper training as well as the heart and determination to help people. For those who want to be a life coach, here are some tips and pieces of advice on how to be a life coach.

Definition of Life Coach and Life Coaching

You may already have some personal ideas of what a life coach is and what he or she does. Some information of this may be true and some may be not. To remove any misconceptions of the job of being a life coach, it would be good to learn what a life coach and what life coaching really is all about.

Life coaching is rooted in the methods of executive coaching which were derived from techniques that were developed in leadership training and management consulting. It also forged its principles from different disciplines like psychology, sociology, mentoring, career development and positive adult development. Because of these though, it has been a misconception that life coaching is a kind of therapy but is actually not.

A life coach is someone who practices life coaching. He or she is someone who helps other people determine and achieve their goals. They use different methods to do this. Methods of life coaches include behavior modification, mentoring, behavior modeling, values assessment, and goal setting. They may also modify existing methods depending on the client to make the coaching more effective. Again, life coaches should not be considered as psychologists or therapists.

The Willingness To Help

One of the most important traits that an aspiring life coach should posses is the willingness to help people. If you are just in because of the financial benefits of life coaching then it would be better to look for another job or business. In life coaching, you should always think of helping first before thinking of the profit.

Communication Skills

Life coaching is communicating. In this job, you will always be interacting with people of different behavior, attitude and backgrounds in life. As a life coach, it is very important that you have good communication skills. You should know how to convey the ideas that you want your clients to hear.

Communication skills is not only about talking and conveying your ideas. It is also important for a life coach to know how to listen. In this line of job, listening is a skill that is critically important for its success.

Undergo Training

The willingness to help and communication skills are definitely crucial to posses but they will not be enough. As have been stated in the definition, life coaches make use of different methods to help their clients. Of course these methods will not just occur to anyone.

As an aspiring life coach, you need to undergo different training programs as well as related seminars. This will provide you with the skills on how to help your future clients. With the help of training, you will be armed with the tools of the trade.

These are the 3 most important things you should consider on how to be a life coach. And not just any life coach but a life coach who can effectively help other people.

In 2016 I will be launching the “Diamond Coaching Success Training” Coaching Certification Program. Stay connected for more information coming in the next few weeks.

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