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The Importance of Being Visible

The different elements that make for long-term career success:-

  1. Performance:   a mere 10%
  2. Image:                 30%
  3.  Exposure:         60%

Excellent job performance is expected – after all, that’s why you receive a salary.  So that while doing your work well may win you salary  increases, it won’t garner you the big promotion.   Advancement more often depends on how many people know you and your work and how high up they are!

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Our clients come to us to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives.  We believe that Living Well should be one of your main hobbies!

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         The Newlywed Game

If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner or want to get out of a conversational rut, try this couples’ quiz.  No judgment if your partner doesn’t know the right answers.  There’s always more to learn about your partner!

Start with these 4 questions, then improvise:

  1. Who do you think is my best friend?
  2. If I could pick anyone famous to have over for dinner, who would it be?
  3. What is something that I have always wanted to try?
  4. What are the 5 passions, activities, or interests – not involving our relationship or kids – that I need to pursue to be happy?

 

 

 COACHING FOR COOL & CLASSY PEOPLE 

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  • Unknown: “I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process …. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?”
  • Unknown: “Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.”
  • Mark Twain: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that.  But the really great people make you fell that you, too, can become great.”
  • Mozart: Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”
  • Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
  • Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz: “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”
  • Erica Jong: “You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.”
  • Erica Jong: “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer …. but wish we didn’t.”
  • Unknown: “Eat as much as you like …. just don’t swallow it!”
  • Gandhi: “We know all we need to know about a society when we see how they treat their animals.”
  • Truman Capote when asked what he would most like to be, if he could be anything: “Invisible.  To be visible or invisible at will.  I mean, think of the possibilities … the power the riches, the constant amusement!”
  • Unknown: “You look like Heaven’s youngest angel!”
  • Denise Hale: “I’ve always worn beautiful jewelry.  It’s my second skin.”

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A bright intellect, a curious mind, dressing with absolute confidence and a passion for learning are priceless commodities.  That is why our clients seek us out – to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives, to move forward.  The  Coaching Center for Cool & Classy People believes that Living Well should be one of your main hobbies!  Register for our courses & events – Learn and have fun:  Use the form on the contact page

The Art of Living – The Coaching Center For Cool & Classy People

Strategy is one of my favorite subjects for discussion, so thanks for your question, Alan.

Often, people mistakenly believe that “strategizing” is a complex skill exercised uniquely by executives. Let me tell you, they’re wrong! Strategizing is a potent means of achieving success in every area of your life. It means defining your goals and then creating a plan on how you will achieve them.

Want to get that promotion in your organization? You need a strategy. Want to create a business? You need a strategy. Want to have an effective team? You need a strategy. Want to capture the heart of Mr. Right or Ms Right? You need a strategy. Want to join the ranks of the super successful? You need a strategy. Want to lose 10 kilos? You need a strategy.

The ability to clarify goals and formulate a strategy is vital if you want personal and/or professional success. Whether it involves creating a business, running an excellent work team, or getting your life on track, defining goals and strategizing are critical. Just keep in mind that the means must remain flexible.

The principle is simple: Just think of yourself as the pilot and the strategy is your navigation chart. Strategy starts:
1. With specific and clear goals
2. The systematic walk through of the project
3. Commitment to a singular course of action
4. Evaluating, from the very beginning, how you have to act to achieve the goals in the long run

If you want to become a leader in any field, a core leadership competency is the ability to define goals and formulate strategies. Defining goals puts you in the driver’s seat and the strategies serve as your navigation chart – the “how” of the “what”.

Strategy is all about designing the future – what your end-picture will look like. It is an expedition into uncharted territory where much is uncertain.

Leaders should be required to work on company strategy 12 months per year and not just when the business is starting to go south. In fact, strategy is especially needed in times of change, when situations are complex and turbulent. For instance when company profits are dropping or on a more personal basis, if you lose your job. In today’s complex and fast-paced world insecurity, lack of orientation, and lack of information about the future are exactly the very reasons why a strategy is needed.

It is a widespread misconception that corporate leaders should stop thinking about strategy in times of complexity and change. This is where strategic planning is confused with long-term planning. Common sense dictates that the need for strategy is actually most pressing when the business is doing well!! By doing this, leaders can ensure the long-term health of an organization. After all, the health of any business – be it an organization or your life (just think of your life as though you were a business with you as its chief shareholder) – depends on strategic thinking.

Being an effective leader means:
1. Knowing where the organization (or your life) is going
2. What it takes to get there

Strategies are the driving force for any organization because without them the organization (or your life) is going nowhere.

If you have an adventurous soul you will grow to love strategizing. It is an expedition into uncharted territory – but you will have loads of fun, pick up some practical life lessons and learn a great deal about yourself and others along the way!

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A bright intellect, a curious mind, and a passion for learning are priceless commodities. ..the path to the Good Life.  That is why our clients seek us out – to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives, to move forward.   We believe that Living Well should be one of your main hobbies!  The Coaching Center For Smart, Cool & Classy People.

Look Great

  • Always dress professionally but without compromising your style or fun!
  • When you are feeling tired, it’s important to be peppy and up and your clothes can help you do that.  We especially love the color burnt orange when you’re feeling tired – it will pep you up and make you look Cool and Classy.

Look Good For The Holidays … or at any time

  • Don’t eat at night …. and lose weight!
  • Finish dinner by 7 PM … and Start breakfast only at 9 AM.  A break as brief as 12 hours will help you get a smaller waistline: it speeds up metabolism and lowers blood sugar and body weight, even if you don’t actually cut any calories.
  • It’s called fasting while you’re asleep, plus a little longer.    Your easy plan: Eat 3 meals as close together as possible – say, a 9 AM breakfast, a 1 PM lunch, and a 6 PM dinner – to stretch out your nighttime fasting phase as long as possible.

Curing Bad Moods

Frazzled, unfocused, or just plain pissed?  Mother Nature has a few sippable tricks up her sleeve to get you out of whatever funk you’re in.  When you are:

Happiness

There are two happiness peaks in life.  One is at age 23, and the other is at age 69.  The later-life peak is due to no longer facing disappointment about career and personal goals.  Anger, stress, and worry ebb.  People  in their 70s and 80s feel these emotions least.  Stress levels peak in our mid-to late 20s, then steadily decline.

Some of the Best Advice Heard

  1. Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.
  2. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  3. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.
  4. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  5. Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  6. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t wait for a special occasion.  TODAY and Every Day is special.
  7. Cultivate a sense of humor.  When Lincoln was told by some of his detractors that he was two-faced, he instantly responded, “If I had two faces, do you think I’d be wearing this face?”
  8. All that really matters in the end is that you loved and were loved
TIP OF THE DAY …Practice AHM  ….. the Art of Happy Money, the art of using money to buy yourself time or experiences or spending it on others.

Our coaching transforms your Mind & Body into powerful communicators

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A bright intellect, a curious mind, dressing with absolute confidence and a passion for learning are priceless commodities.  They are the path to the Good Life.  That is why our clients seek us out – to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives, to move forward and to have a Bigger Life.  We believe that Living Well should be one of your main hobbies!

 

 

The Coaching Center …. for Smart, Stylish, Cool & Classy People

  1. Try to live in the present – don’t think about what happened yesterday or what could happen tomorrow.
  2. Slow down.   Hurry tends to increase worry.
  3. Think of your problems as opportunities for action and not as justifications for worry.

If you are not happy with how you are feeling, change what you represent to yourself.    Ask yourself:

  • “What direction is my present behavior taking me?”
  • “Is that the direction I want to go?”

Control your worry.  If there is something wrong, one of two courses is possible.

  1. You can do something to rectify matters
  2. You cannot do something to rectify matters

If there is a possible course of action, think about it, explore it, then take it.  If not, concentrate on something else you can influence and the subject of the worries will recede to more manageable proportions.  By the time it appears again, the problem may have changed, the context may have changed, or your subconscious may have generated a solution.  Try to eliminate worry from your life.     Make “Optimism” your middle name!

Our coaching transforms your Mind & Body into powerful communicators

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A bright intellect, a curious mind, dressing with absolute confidence and a passion for learning are priceless commodities.  Our clients seek us out to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives, to move forward .  Living Well for clever, stylish, cool people.

 

IQ tests measure mental ability.  According to psychologists many people are highly creative without having extraordinarily exceptional intellectual gifts.   People generally regarded as creative tend to have above-average IQ scores, but those with the very highest IQs are not necessarily the most creative.

How creative are you?  One way is to think about problems you have encountered in the past and what solution you used to solve them.   These examples don’t need to be complex – it could be anything from how you got a stubborn lid off a jar or how you opened a locked drawer.   Were you able to come up with effective solutions?   If so, you probably have the capacity to approach considerably more complex problems.

 To make the most of your potential creativity requires a certain attitude of mind.

  • To bring out your most creative ideas, be flexible and original in your thinking
  • Allow your mind freedom to explore
  • Don’t automatically reject ideas that seem to be ridiculous
  • Don’t be satisfied with the most obvious answer to a problem.   There may be a more fruitful solution just around the corner.

FOODS TO BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY

 

Life presents us all with tricky problems but there are techniques to bring out your creative side.   You may want to attend one of our workshops on Creative Thinking & Imagination  (one of the modules of the program, Assess Your Unlimited Potential”).  

If you would like to take one of our courses you could try The Coaching Center For Mind & Body Success – Career Success Coaching

This program offers a range of exercises, games, tests, and assessments to measure various aspects of your abilities.   Challenge your powers of creative thinking, learn new thinking styles (e.g. “lateral thinking”, “divergent thinking”) and learn ways to explore fresh solutions for both old and new problems.    Find out if you possess the traits of creative people (independent, non-conforming, internal motivation).  Further exercises explore skills in dealing with people, assessing your self-image, changing or reorganizing certain aspects of your life, and forming a clear picture of the kind of future you want.   In Assess Your Unlimited Potential you embark on the journey toward an understanding of your true potential.

Our coaching transforms your Mind & Body into powerful communicators

Our clients come to us to be entertained, to learn, to enrich their lives, to become confident.  Because when confidence and self-esteem is high, anything seems possible. We believe that Living Well should be one of your main hobbies!

Register for our courses:   Use the form on the contact page

 

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