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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank You to my Subscribers, Readers & Contributors

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed
Life Coach

"Everytime you give thanks, you up your chances for success in life."

Coach Phyllis

A very big Thank You to my readers, subscribers and contributors!

Coach Phyllis

Monday, November 22, 2010

How Giving Thanks Leads to Success Life Coaching Activities

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed.
Life Coach

Find the good and praise it.” — Alex Haley

This is Thanksgiving week in the United States. Newspapers, TV and radio abound with Thanksgiving messages. News reporters randomly stop shoppers in malls to ask the question, “What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving day?”

This is wonderful as it gets people to stop and think about the meaning of giving thanks.

Giving thanks is an expression of gratitude for something you have received or for you state in life.

Did you know that Gratitude leads to Success?

Gratitude or giving thanks on a daily basis allows you to focus on the positives in your Life and by focusing on the positives, no matter how small, you are developing and nurturing a Positive Mental Attitude about Life and Work.

It is widely recognized by those working in the Science of Success area that a positive mental attitude or PMA is essential to success in all aspects of Life.

So Gratitude (Thanks) creates PMA, which leads to Success.

Napoleon Hill in his book , Think and Grow Rich, states,

a positive mental attitude(PMA) is the single most important principle of the science of success.”

Begin this week to develop your Attitude of Gratitude.

It must be noted that this action must be practiced daily to be perfected.

Why not test science. Give it a try! The choice is yours!

I would love to know your results.

Life Coaching Activities to increase Gratitude to lead to Success.

1. Each morning when you wake make the choice to be positive…’I will be a positive person today.’

2. Smile more….you’ll be surprised at the smiles you’ll get in return.

3. Pay someone a compliment. You both will feel good.

4. Be kind to you. Say nice things about yourself to yourself. If you are not kind to yourself how can you expect others to be. Say thanks to you.

5. See the glass half full.

6. See a sunny day with clouds not a cloudy day with sun.

7. Remember without the rain there would be no rainbow

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Week!
Let’s fill the world with Positive energy.

Coach Phyllis

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trust Yourself ------ Life Coaching Strategies

By Karen Demmery
Guest Blogger

Trust Yourself

For some reason we believe that because we are on the path to growth and spiritual enlightenment, or even just to make positive changes in our lives, that only good things will now come our way and nothing negative will ever happen again.

That really is funny because life happens and yes, bad things do happen to good people. It is important to know that life is about polar opposites. If there is good, there must be bad. If there is up, there must be down. It is just law.

We can attempt to fight against it or we can go with it, embracing it and realising that in order to move to the next phase of life, we must embrace and move through whatever is presenting itself to us.

It is only when we fully embrace the situation we don’t want to face that we can then be present and then we can find a solution that will not only serve us, but also give us the possibility of the greatest measure of growth. The road of adversity really can be paved with gold.

If we believe that change will not be good for us and will leave us vulnerable and wounded, then realise, it is usually in those exact moments that miracles do occur.

Most people have not been taught coping skills when it comes to adversity and issues of conflict. We do not know how to stand fully present in any situation that does not support us. But it does not have to be that hard or painful.

When you believe that all things, yes all things, arrive for your growth and the purpose of helping you to evolve and become a better, more well round and adjusted person, then you are truly ready to embrace life and start uncovering the magnificence and opportunities that are everywhere.

Begin to ask questions that will help you uncover the answers you need to find a solution. The question not to ask yourself is ‘why me’?

There are many answers to this question and unless you are willing to see it as a blessing, you may be at risk of falling into a victim mode which will not help you to move through it.

You may like to ask questions such as:

1. How is this situation serving me?

2. What gifts and skills do I have that I can use to help me get through this?

3. When have I been in this situation before and how did I get out of it then?

4. Can I learn from this?

5. Do I need to get help from someone else to get through this in a positive way?

6. What needs are being met by this situation?

7. Do I trust myself enough to know I can handle this and I will get through it in a good way?

Each of these questions opens your mind up for answers to flow to you in a way that will support your higher good and keep you from going into a pity mode.

The other great thing about these questions is that it gets you back to your authentic self and a knowing that you have all the answer you need inside of you. This is just the opportunity for you to realise that and to practice it.

Trust that you will know exactly what to do when you need to do it and with all the support you need.

Karen Demmery is a trained Life Strategist, NLP Master Practitioner and coach with over 15 years experience in helping people to live the life of their dreams.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Key to Success 7 Powerful Questions

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed.
Life Coach

To be successful in any area of our life and work we must know our self.Self awareness more than any other factor is essential to creating success in any part of our life. Still many people struggle with truely knowing themselves.

No one else spends as much time with us as we do. We are with ourselves 24/7, however we many times don't focus on who we really are.

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Socrates said, “ An unexamined life is not worth living.”

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Life Coaching Activities & Powerful Questions

The following Life Coaching Powerful Questions are from my book, Life Coaching Activities & Powerful Questions…Amazon and focus on Creating Self Awareness.

A healthy Self Awareness is like having 20/20 vision. We can see and understand the events around us and how we should respond for a successful life.

Discover’ll be amazed how this can change your life for the better.

Please use these questions. Write out your answers. Reflect on your answers. Revisit. Learn and Change.

1. How do you see yourself?

2. How do others see you?

3. What are your strengths?

4. What makes you different from others?

5. What makes you the same?

6. What are you settling for at work and in life?

7. What do you demand of you?

Write out your answers.

What does your picture look like?

Are you seeing any clearer?

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Have a Self Aware day

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Praise and Appreciation Wherever Whenever

By Lia Fenelon
Guest Blogger

I have just received an e-zine from Heather Dominick, Energy Rich Coaching and I found her topic so heart felt that I just had to share the sentiment with you.

She talked about the power of praise and appreciation. Being willing to compliment someone on whatever it is that you find pleasing about them or telling them how great you thought they were at….

I agree with Heather, we don’t do this enough. I’m guilty of this myself. I attended a networking event a few weeks ago and found myself talking to one of the speakers at the event. I really liked the outfit she wore and in particular the top that she was wearing. Now, I really love clothes, the way they allow us to express ourselves, how our individual sense of fashion can permit us to give our creativity full rein and how our clothes can portray how we are feeling in our lives at that moment and in general.

But I digress, I loved her top and I wanted to say so, but I didn’t. I felt inhibited. I felt it just wasn’t the done thing and besides I wasn’t sure how such an action would be received. Would she feel uncomfortable? Would she think I was weird? In reality the speaker probably spent a lot of time choosing her outfit and would have welcomed some acknowledgement that she had chosen well and looked good. Alas she didn’t get any, at least not from me.

I’m usually one for saying what I think. I like complimenting people and in general I make a point of doing so if I appreciate something about them. It was just that, however, it just didn’t seem appropriate at a business event. Again, I reiterate, I agree with Heather; I think we shouldn’t hold back from uttering kind words and encouragement to others no matter what the setting.

In fact it may be that your words, expressed from the heart, might be just what the recipient needed to hear.

My Bio:
Lia Fenelon is a Theta Healer, Angelic Reiki Master, Colour Therapist and Happiness and Prosperity Coach. She is the creator of Star Coaching which helps women who are at a crossroads in their life to recover their hidden talents and abilities and discover their Life Purpose.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What Do You Want in Life? Life Coaching Activities for Health, Wealth and Happiness, the Good Life

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed.
Life Coach

What Do You Want In Life? Health, Wealth and Happiness, the Good Life?

I want, I want, I want!

If you have ever been around a young child you hear this at times but it seems especially pronounced at the supermarket checkout, you hear them say…I want, I want.

Does this stop in childhood?

No you know it doesn’t, it continues. Just about how often have you said this? I want a new car, a new condo, a vacation in the Caribbean, a new job, lots of money, the perfect body, the perfect husband/wife.

You get the picture!

But just what have you done to this point in your life to make it happen?

Do you have a Life Plan?

How do you think this WANT will materialize?

Life Coaching Activities for developing your life plan. The plan that will help you achieve your Life Wants.

1.List your Wants. Ask yourself, what do I really, really want?

2.For each “Want” make a list of micro actions steps to achieve this Want. Write them out on paper. This makes them real instead of being a nebulous form in your mind.

3.As you achieve each mini step, check it off. Keep asking yourself, what’s the next step, the very next step?

4.Determine a time line and date for achieving this “Want”. It is extremely important in planning to establish a time line, one that is appropriate and practical for you. This helps make you accountable for completing the determined actions.

5.List resources needed to achieve the Wants. What do you need to achieve your Want? How much time? What training? monies, help from others?

6.Review your list on a weekly basis. Weekly reviews will keep your Want in the forefront of your mind. Check your action steps and needed actions.

7.Use a concrete object as a reminder of the “Want”. An example, a car model if you’re “Want” is a car. Sticky notes, photos, other objects placed in a highly visible place.

8.Persist, persist, persist! All successful people have the great quality of persistence. Stick-to-it and you will make it happen!

Only You can make it happen!!!!

Coach Phyllis

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Want To Lose Weight? Life Coaching Questions

Phyllis Reardon M.Ed.
Life Coach

"I have to lose weight."

Just how often do we hear this...from ourselves, friends, co-workers.

It seems to come from each individual as a semi-complaint with the subtle tones of, yeah, but it will never happen.

The call to Action by the 'Body' it outwitted, it would appear, by the Attitude of the 'Mind.'

Just what role does Attitude play in weight loss?

Good question you might say but do you have an answer?

Life Coaching Activities

Your attitude is how you place yourself in relation to other people or events in your life.

So what is your attitude about losing weight?

How do you feel about this topic in relation to your body and lifestyle?

Do you really want to lose weight?

What would it mean to your health and fitness?

What changes would have to be made in your present lifestyle?

Our attitude is key to success in any venture we take on or goal we set.

Henry Ford said, ‘If you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.

Having a Positive Attitude when faced with a task, like weight loss, will more likely result in achieving the goal.

Stay positive. Keep the ‘yes I can,’ thoughts.

According to Napoleon Hill, “ the single most important principle to the science of success is a Positive Mental Attitude.”

Want to lose weight?

Check out your Attitude?

How positive is it?

Build it up because it will be key in your weight loss.

Stay healthy.

Coach Phyllis