How to overcome limiting beliefs You are in a situation you find frustrating, you feel boxed in and without choices. What can you do? Your options are both internal and external – you can try to change the circumstance (stay/leave), or the people in the circumstance (convince/negotiate)… most of which in coaching we would call […]
Tim Ferris (author of The 4-Hour Work Week) makes me look bad. I mean this guy… this GUY! So many hacks, so many short cuts, so much productivity and so many outcomes. It is high time someone decided to start copying him right? On reflection though, whilst I can look one way and feel bad […]
Getting off the (mental health) spectrum: the power of neuroplasticity This article explores how: A mental health diagnosis is not a life sentence Pathologising is not the path out (cognitive redefinition is) Choice gives hope, hope can create a chance at freedom Dr Joseph Michaels, when visiting the facility where Hans Asperger was working with […]
What comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton? I’ll wager the images which come to mind are very different from Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten. Both Trump and Turnbull are independently wealthy, that’s for sure but would a man like Trump ever be taken seriously in our political landscape? I’m […]
In my work, both consulting and coaching, the topic of health comes up frequently. Whether it’s an executive working on work-life balance, a client trying to develop the stamina to stick at their goals, or a friend who has hit upon some new research… health always promises to divide opinions. Reasons, motivations can vary wildly, […]
Have you ever watched a champion tennis player get in the zone? He might bounce the ball three times, spin the racquet twice, cough and then… slam the ball. That athlete and thousands like him use a physical (somatic) process to build state changes (mental, biochemical and emotional) that cascade back down to a higher […]
Are you pushing for higher performance from yourself and your team? Ever tried the process of state change? Robert’s article “Coaching High Performance through State Change” (click to see the .pdf format) appears in this month’s Coaching World. In it he shares the journey of a client who uses state change in physical, mental and […]
How can a golf swing help your life? International Golf Coach Peter Knight says absolutely yes! In this podcast he explores cross applying performance coaching tips from sport to life, taking the best from organisational performance, leadership, NLP and psychology for his athletes too.
If you are anything like me, some days are tough. In fact, some weeks or even months can be tough. Things don’t work out like you hoped, planned or even strived for. You begin to feel down or, dare I say it, even a little depressed. We all want to be successful, or at the […]
People all have different reasons for starting their own business. Some of them do is for lifestyle – they want to get out of the nine to five grind. Some people want control back, they want to go solo and be at large and in charge. Whilst my business gives me great life style benefits, […]
I was pitching a media company who had asked me for tips on increasing productivity. I started out with my CV, which is really the only reason I can speak about productivity to them. I’m: – Husband of one and same wife, married for 21 years; – Father of seven kids, which demands military organisation; […]
Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist. He looked around his society, and got really upset by something he observed. Walking around Florence he noticed that a lot of stuff was owned by a few people. So he stopped into his local council to check out the files, and to his astonishment he discovered that 80% […]
Yes, it’s that time of year again. Christmas will soon be upon us. After the hype settles down, we will be into 2014, and some of us will make New Year’s resolutions. On this note, I want to share some great news with you: you CAN make amazing New Year’s resolutions that will have a profound […]
Attaining peak performance is no longer just for athletes and pilots.
Ian Snape takes peak performance to trauma victims, emergency response units, SWAT teams, doctors and Tae Kwan Do competitors. What’s his secret? Learn by listening to the interview on Coach Mentor Podcast.