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Why you should stop working on your weak points (or at least change the way you look at them). 

Why you should stop working on your weak points (or at least change the way you look at them). 

People using their strengths will find this more enjoyable and energising and are therefore more likely to continue the practice.  People using their weakest strengths will find it onerous, draining and will be less likely to persevere. 

What’s so good about The Bird Table?

What’s so good about The Bird Table?

If motivation is sometimes a problem, it helps to know you have a team of supporters waiting to hear how you have got on each month.  If ideas feel thin on the ground, the group can always help you to think originally and differently in a safe and confidential environment.

Eight questions to ask when you are looking for a coach.

Eight questions to ask when you are looking for a coach.

Coaching is a valuable intervention for gaining support and challenge.  Making sure you have found the right coach for you is key to a good investment of both time and money.    Here are eight questions to start you off…

Funny how something so small can cause such big problems…

Funny how something so small can cause such big problems…

Ever felt so stressed that you could not make any decisions? Ever felt so frightened in a situation that you lost the ability to think rationally? That’s your amygdala taking resources away from other critical parts of your brain

How to Give Your Brain a Break

Our brains are amazing things.  Neuroscience has had a huge impact on goal achievement and coaching.

Take just one part of your brain – the pre-frontal cortex.  It is responsible for problem solving, decision-making, perception, motivation and will-power.  This is the part of your brain that is used for conscious thinking so it pays to help it along a little.

Some things to remember:

It uses a lot of energy and can tire easily.

It works better at interacting with information rather than storing information.

So, get ideas out of your head – make lists, mind-maps, visuals, talk about your ideas and draw sketches.

Find ways to block interruptions and create optimum conditions for focussed attention on the task at hand.

Plan opportunities to give your brain replenishment and down-time.  It will pay off.

When I’m coaching clients, I help them to use different ways to visualize and explore their goals and always build in strategies to help their brain work more effectively.  Call to book a complimentary 30 minute session to discover how coaching can help you (and your brain).

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