Do you know the saying: ‘Grant that I may not criticise my neighbour until I have walked a mile in her moccasins’? Try this for one day. Next time someone is really driving you crazy at work or in your personal life, metaphorically swap shoes with them for one day. Suspend your usual critical thoughts, voiced or not, and imagine the world from their viewpoint. Don’t put yourself under undue pressure to make changes; simply try and experience the world
I was coaching a woman recently who was struggling with a difficult decision, hampered by her feelings that she ‘ought‘ to be being more assertive. “You know”, I said “it is perfectly possible to be assertive and not make a decision. Simply decide you’re not making a decision right now!” Sometimes we get so caught up in looking at all the pros and cons that we can’t see anything with clarity. While coaching obviously helps provide that focus, sometimes the
I really LOVE the MBTI and I LOVE the effect it has when working with women (It works for men too; but I primarily work with women). M.B.T.I. stands for Myers Briggs Type Indicator and you can find more factual details about it via this link. Why? I tend to love it more for what it’s not. A lot of psychological profiling is very judgemental, the MBTI is not. It won’t fill you full of ‘should’ and ‘oughts’ or worse
Here’s a tip to inspire yourself and to help keep your motivation going! When I’m running my own seminars and courses I often get participants to write to themselves for delivery at a future point. And I’ve recommended writing down your aims in previous blog posts. It can be really helpful to write down what you want to do, how you are feeling at a particular point in your life, and how you want to feel at a point in
When you undertake personal development everything you have ever done is relevant, regardless of your status or age, or educational achievements. No judgements about your abilities are made.
This article will explain the differences to you twixt straightforward training and personal development.
Do you? Love yourself that is? I don’t mean in the ‘I am wonderful, better than anyone else’ obnoxious kind of way, but do you value and respect yourself? Sometimes events in our lives have caused us to feel unloveable and it’s hard to shake the negativity off. In fact, sometimes a good deal more than a metaphorical shake is required to rid ourselves of notions acquired by the experiences of life. (But hang onto the wisdom those same events