Posts tagged Growth

"What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.” Well, while that’s not quite true, we all get the idea. That’s also the premise of Nassim Taleb’s book ‘Antifragiel’ which talks about how various stress on different systems (from the human body to the financial markets) actually benefit from temporary stress because it allows them to develop great resilience and long-term strength. For example, going to the gym to put your body under temporary stress will ‘weaken’ your muscles for the day but strengthen them overall. Dealing with challenging new situations in work is often stressful, but prepares us for doing that in the future.

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The High Achiever's Achilles Heel

You love goal-setting and are exhilarated by goal-achievement. You’ve probably read all the articles, blogs and books on how to work better, live better, feel better and think better. You’re not always sure what you want, except for two things: more growth and more success. Do you also feel little pleasure in winning but great pain in losing? Congratulations, you are a high achiever...

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Progress means satisfaction

Occasionally a client will come to me who doesn’t experience enough professional growth in their career. There are a couple of possible solutions for this depending on the situation.

The first thing is to speak to the employer or the manager and ask for more growth opportunities. Employers love when employees are proactive and willing to help solve more of their problems, so this is always a good place to start. Also, it’s often the simplest and most financially stable action to take. So ask first.

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"Readers are leaders"

I'm delighted. We are of the same mindset. You want to be a coach and you'd like to see how others are doing it. Welcome to my site. Please check my about page for more info on my background. After that, I think it's a good idea to see the reading list of someone who's doing what you'd like to do. One quote that I remember vividly from Tony Robbins' book AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN is:

Readers are leaders
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Fixed Mindset versus Growth Mindset

Can you improve? Can you become more intelligent? Both of the those questions will most likely be answered by your belief system. Therefore, you may have answered either ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘maybe’. However, they should be only answered with the facts - and the answer would be ‘yes’. The problem is that many of us have a belief about the way our intelligence is or the way it will always be. 

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What if problems were really opportunities?

I thought this was an interesting concept to ponder. When we think about it, so much of our time at work can involve trying to solve problems and so much of our personal lives can involve dealing with problems. So what if we considered them helpful rather than unhelpful? What would that mean? Would it really make sense or would it just be classed as mere positive psychology? If you’re open to the idea that problems are not just problematic - that there may be some other possibilities, take a look at this post.

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