Every great performer, professional athlete, business legend or performing superstar is surrounded by coaches and advisors. Do you know why? Because they know the key to their success is by having a coach. It’s been proven and it would be foolish to think they could make it without one.
- Do you have someone in your life who is always in your corner?
- Do you have someone who helps you achieve your best in your career and your personal life?
- Do you have someone who helps you to develop skills for effective decision-making?
- Do you have someone who in your life who always tells you the truth?
A coach is purposefully-driven and focused on your success. Your coach honors and celebrates your wins in life and helps you to develop your best tools to learn from failures, successes, and life experiences.
Your Coach = Your Success Partner!
Click here to read my latest article in Jersey Shore Woman Newspaper on what to look for and expect in a coaching relationship.
The podcast below is from my Blog Talk Radio Show, 30 Minute Business Dig, with co-host Deborah Frey. This 30 minute episode explores reasons people hire coaches, what is expected in the coaching relationship, what results you can expect from using a coach, and how to choose a coach.
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How many times have you heard this phrase? As we deal with a sweltering heat wave in half of the country, headlines scream how hot it is, and if the heat’s too hot…tips on what you should do to stay cool.
So I thought about how that relates to business relationships and the times when things really can get you “hot under the collar.” Deadlines, irate customers, bully bosses, unreasonable clients all can contribute to making a situation one that can get the best of you. Here are four tips to help you stay “cool” when things heat up.
- Take a deep breath - yes, breathe, because under stress we stop taking in enough oxygen and forget to breathe deeply.
- Take a new perspective – it’s not all about you, so make sure you take the time to listen and understand all points of view. Ask yourself, “How important is it?”
- Communicate clearly – this may be the time to pick up the phone or meet face-to-face. Text and email messages (or Facebook or Twitter) do not help you take in all the informaton you may need since you don’t have the benefit of hearing someone’s tone, seeing their body language, or shaking their hand
- Get humble – our egos easily get in the way before we even know it. Take a moment to put someone else ahead of you. It will matter.
So, if the heat’s too hot…remember that life is too short to sweat the small stuff.