a Life You Love' Newsletter
My First Business Building Teleclass for Coaches! New!
I'm launching an exciting monthly teleclass (conference call) for coaches - from North America, Europe, and Australasia.
You can get all your answers to:
While the public will pay US$39, it's absolutely FREE for all
To get on the reminder list for the classes, and reserve your
(Note: If you're already getting the CoachChat reminder, then you're already registered for this class, so no need to do anything!)
Our New Look Coming...
You'll soon find a new look on our sites and newsletters - in fact it's already happening. LifeSkills Coaching is fast becoming the 'SolutionBox' for all your life and coaching solutions. Keep your eye out for great new e-courses, e-books and real audio solutions!
And a huge thank you to Angela Manley, Carmel Corbett, and Beth Dargis for their dedicated work building the new SolutionBox brand.
Is Spam Bugging You as Much as it is Me?
The amount of rubbish I've been getting in my inbox from the latest virus has been driving me nuts! Sure I've got great virus protection, but it still takes forever to download all the viruses before it cleans them.
I've just discovered MailWasher, which is brilliant! You ~wash~
How many times have you agreed to do something that you actually didnt want to do? For someone at work? Your friends? Even your spouse? All you had to do was say no, but the word didnt come out. So you end up doing it and later resent it.
A coaching client said to me she was agreeing to things she didnt want to do, but for some reason, she felt obliged to do them. Instead of taking enjoyment in the task, she would later feel angry with herself and resentful towards the person she had said yes to.
So then she went on to list further reasons why she wanted to say no. I stopped her by saying, You are even justifying yourself to me! We feel we have to justify ourselves and give extremely good reasons for saying no. Even when the reason is simply: I dont want to.
Fun With It!
Try this: This is what I have been doing. I have been saying yes, when I have wanted to say no. I am starting to feel resentful and I dont want to feel that way. I don't want to offend you, and I need to start listening to myself. At the very least, they will have a heads-up that things might be a little different from now one. And - it helps you make an internal shift.
And I say: Bring on the consequences! In the end, its worth it.
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Boy - where to start! I just traveled the world for 6 weeks. 12 days in a Paul Lowe course in Germany where I had many flashes of insight, but more importantly felt very alive! Then 2 weeks in New York having a blast with my friends, and then on to Hawaii to meet up with the wonderful, fabulous Bronwyn! (Yes - of course she reads this section(grin)).
We stayed in the 'More House', which is either an advanced seat of learning or a weird hippy commune - depending on your viewpoint - and learned more about how to have fun with each other in the man-woman game. Which we are!
I did my first EVER stand up comedy gig on June 28, which I loved! (You can view this 5 min of fame online at: http://www.life-coaching-resource.com/coaching-video.htm )
I'm enjoying writing comedy, and did my second gig two nights ago at the Lismore Lizard Lounge (where else?) with 99% new material. Two more gigs coming next week!
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David Wood is a personal and business coach, and a founder of the International Coach Academy - a global company training coaches in nine countries. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) based in Washington, D.C.
David has coached people in 13 countries via telephone and email. He helps people tap into their passion and adventure, and get into action! He works with professionals on career direction and personal issues, with small business owners, and managers/executives. He also helps coaches start or accelerate their coaching practice via the CoachStart™ Program at http://www.CoachStart.com/Mentor.htm