Three Easy Steps to Authentic, Fearless Writing for Your Book

You do not have to wait for the muse to inspire authentic, fearless writing in your book. Coax it into being with three quick steps:

1. Release judgment.

In writing the draft of your book, consider all ideas acceptable. To be a fearless writer, do not censor your writing or ponder whether or not what you have to write is “important enough” or “deep enough.” If your “self-editor” has its say too soon, you limit your book’s potential.

Honor your fearless writing inclinations and process by recording whatever words want to emerge, no matter how crazy or “unlike” you they seem. Stay open to the surprises and whispers of your authentic, creative writing voice.

Your covenant with your creative self to write a book is not to please others or some limited perception of yourself. It is to be authentic, to show up, listen and record the stream of words flowing through you.

Maintain an open attitude about your own life and what you are willing to share if you are writing a memoir. For fiction, open your scope of what is possible in the lives of the characters you are writing about and set your imagination free. For all genres, open your heart to the stirrings within to guide and direct the writing of your book.

2. Let loose.

Write your book or essay’s first draft non-stop, however the words want to emerge. Unleash it, so it can run loose and free. That’s what makes your writing appear fearless and authentic.

Allow your writing to be bad, brilliant, boring, juicy, trite, cutting edge. Let the first draft of your book be whatever, however, whenever it needs to be.

One author I know keeps a post-it note of writing guidance taped to her computer monitor. It says, “Let it suck.”

In this seeming mess of an approach to book writing, magic happens. Moments of fearless writing grace appear in a phrase here or sentence there. Sometimes in whole paragraphs and pages.

Your writing will flourish the more you can allow the first flush of authentic writing without editorial input. If you permit your critic or “self editor” to have its say too soon, you limit your potential. Assure the self editor it will have its opportunity to hone and chop in later drafts of your book or story.

3. Do not discount a badly written first draft.

I remember an early writing class I attended. One participant’s first draft of a life story she wanted to share was barely comprehensible. I held out no hope for her as a writer.

I was so wrong.

With the writing teacher’s encouragement to expand add sensory and emotional detail, this fledgling writer’s rewrite reverberated with poetic power and authenticity.

This experience expanded my perspective, humbled me. It taught me never to discount someone’s writing potential-including my own – based on a rough draft, that miracles can and do occur in revision.

It also bolstered my own motivation to persist and be fearless in my writing whenever I wrote a horrid first draft of a chapter for my memoir. I learned to trust that in rewriting, I, too, could unearth the authenticity and heart of my writing and tell the story that was mine to tell.

Training: An Investment to Maximise or a Cost to Minimise?

Have you noticed how many people talk a good talk but when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is they seem a little reticent? A wise man once said: “When all is said and done – more is said than done”. He could have been referring to training.

CEOs around the country have been paying lip service to this notion for years. If you ask any leader what their company’s most valued asset was they would all trot out the familiar response we all know and love, “Our people are our most valued resource!”

If you were to dig a little further and ask what investment they were making in their most valued resource you may find some blustering and fancy footwork. It’s all a lie! If they truly believed that statement then training and development would not be the first casualty at the merest hint of hard times let alone recession. The vast majority of companies when driven to cut costs see training and development as a cost; a direct trim from the bottom line rather than an investment to maximise their profit potential.

Many bosses haven’t got the guts to fight the case for training and development. They don’t see it as a long term investment. They are too busy appeasing, or being bullied by The City into delivering a swift return on investment.

People are a long term investment. They don’t become obsolete in a few months like much capital equipment and “state of the art” software.

The Myths of Training

Myth No. 1

“Managers are born not made”

The sad fact is that Britain still has a high proportion of senior managers who subscribe to the “Jurassic Park” era of management and leadership i.e.

“You don’t need to train managers. They are born, not trained!”

What utter nonsense! Babies are born, not managers! Have you ever seen a natural born manager,leader or salesman? I have never heard of a midwife delivering a new born child with a,

“Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you have a lovely new manager and she’s 6lbs. 3oz!”

I know it sounds crazy, but unfortunately such thinking is all too prevalent. I was working with a company recently whose previous CEO was exactly like that. As soon as he was appointed the first thing he did was cancel the management training programme. Strangely enough, morale took a dive as did performance, and he was moved on to pastures new.


All leadership and management skills can be learned. If it is a skill, then by definition it is “learnable”. Companies and CEO’s just need to decide what kind of investment they are willing to make in training and developing their future leaders.

One of Britain’s greatest business leaders, Sir John Harvey Jones was unequivocal, “The future of British Industry is in the hands of the managers”.

I agree. Surely we cannot leave their development to chance? Selecting and training managers is critical to the success of every company.

It is interesting to note the differences in how the armed forces select and train their officers and how the average company selects and trains its managers. All the armed forces have special officer training schools with lengthy, in depth and rigorous selection procedures.

They take the leadership of their people extremely seriously. Is that the case in business? I have spoken to and trained so many service managers who became managers simply because they were good engineers! The assumption being that good technical skills lead to good management skills. The truth is, there is absolutely no correlation whatsoever between technical skills and man management skills.

Myth No. 2

“If I train my people they will leave or be poached by the competition”.


If you don’t train and invest in your people they will definitely leave! The fact is, the provision of training and development, and a clearly defined career path attracts applicants to any company. While they are with you they will be more productive and motivated because of your investment.

Some bosses, meanwhile, are prepared to invest in training but seem unprepared or unwilling to accept the consequences of that training. For example, you would expect the trainee to return to the workplace with the intention of implementing the knowledge and skills they have been exposed to on the training programme. Seems logical? After all, that’s why they were sent in the first place. Wasn’t it? Apparently not in many cases! How ludicrous to invest in training your staff, then singularly fail to encourage and support them when they return to the workplace! I have had personal experience of many managers going back to their companies, only to be told by their immediate bosses, “forget that rubbish – this is the real world!”

Unfortunately, many companies contain senior managers who are so weak, they feel threatened by people with ideas. People who are prepared to take risks unnerve them. The thought of highly motivated and enthusiastic employees coming back to the workplace wanting to be creative and innovative is anathema to them. What they want is to maintain the status quo.
Unfortunately, they are missing the point. There is no status quo! That was yesterday’s paradigm. Things are either growing, or they are dying. That applies to both companies and people.

If British industry is to get back to where it used to be it must utilise the “Kaizen” concept. Continuously improving, not only our systems and procedures, but equally importantly, our people.

Companies that see themselves, not only as surviving, but also thriving, must seriously commit to training and developing their people on a continuous basis.

The “big players”, the most successful companies, tend to be more enlightened in this area. Until recently I.B.M. insisted upon a minimum of 40hrs. training for all its managers; but as we all know, even the big boys are capable of messing up! However, at least they are still around and still learning and still training.

There is no company capable of surviving and thriving without training and developing its people.

The case for training and development

Everywhere I go, I hear the same complaint from people, “We’re expected to do more, with less!” Think about it, do you ever hear of companies lowering their targets year on year? Even in the wake of downsizing, the City still expects more. When times are hard, with people and resources being squeezed and put under increasing pressure who will perform better:-

a). A highly trained and motivated workforce?
b). A de-motivated and neglected workforce?

With high expectations, increased demands and fewer resources – employees need to be highly trained.

To produce better results () in 2012 than were achieved in 2011, your people are going to have to do things differently. Either, increase their activity levels (in some cases, significantly), or maintain the same level of “activity” but do it “better”. This is where increased knowledge and skill will help.

You cannot maintain the status quo!

“If you continue to do what you’ve always done, you will continue to get what you have always got. So if you want something different – then do something different!”

Makes sense doesn’t it? Someone once defined insanity as doing the same thing today as you did yesterday and expecting different results.

Who needs training and development?

Everyone! All bosses want a highly motivated workforce and there is a strong correlation between training and motivation. If you remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you will recall that we all have a deep-seated need for recognition. We all need to feel valued. By investing in a person’s development, and supporting them, you go some way towards fulfilling those needs.

I have worked with companies where managers have been on the verge of leaving because they felt undervalued and neglected. The turning point was their participation in one management training programme after which they decided to stay, because they suddenly felt valued and believed they had a future.

One company I worked with had to undergo radical re-structuring to maintain a competitive edge. (Of course, it was only radical because it had been neglected for so long!), a consequence of this was many people with little or no management experience were suddenly dropped in at the deep end. However, the senior management did at least invest heavily in training to support them and did enough to help build their confidence and self belief.

Without that training and continued support, there would have been heavy casualties and the new structure would have failed completely.

Training is an investment. It is a long term investment. It is not a quick fix. It does not fit in with the continued British addiction to “short termism”, nor does it satisfy the “left brain” driven accountants’ desire to have a definitive, quantifiable return on investment.

We do know that training and development does increase motivation. If that motivation is channelled in the right direction, what value would that bring to the company?

Attending Online High Schools – How Does it Actually Work?

Online high schools are a non-traditional form of education that uses the internet to deliver distance education. This type of online education is offered by existing traditional high schools (both public and private), universities, charter schools and private cyber high schools. Online high schools can be of two types – private schools and public charter schools. Private schools may or may not have an accreditation by a regional association, and work independently of the government.

More on Online School Accreditation – A school’s policies and programs have to meet certain minimum criteria set by an outside agency to be granted accreditation. Accreditation of a school is very important as it can influence the future of students enrolled at the school.

Many online schools are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional high schools. They are becoming more popular for both teenage and adult students. Attending online schools can also help keep a young person from dropping out entirely. Students who feel the need to work rather than attend school due to family financial pressures, or who do not flourish in a classroom setting, may find that virtual learning online, via the Internet, is their route to a diploma. Online schools are just one of the options that educational alternatives offer. Online high schools can offer an tremendous advantage over a program that will only offer you a GED. While a GED is an great thing to have, an actual high school diploma is always better. But how exactly does online high school work?

One way to earn high school credits online is through an actual accredited online school or school board that offers the same courses available to students attending the bricks and mortar school, in an online environment. Oftentimes, schools provide this type of alternative access to their courses for any student who requires it, for any number of reasons. For instance, a student pursuing an acting career or heavily involved in sports may need to “attend” school online.

An online school is also a benefit to those who travel or keep unusual schedules, such as child actors. But as I mentioned earlier in this article, the availability of an online school is also a benefit to young people who have difficulty adapting to classroom settings and might otherwise drop out.

Although, learning online is an alternative mode of education; If you happen to be a dropout from the regular system of school education due to some reason or the other you need not become demoralized about it. Just take online courses in the privacy of your own home and at your own pace.

Of course, it’s all up to you when it comes to earning a high school diploma online. Many online schools offer a lot of conveniences, but that doesn’t make them easier to choose. Be sure to determine the status of any institution’s accreditation.

The Internet has made it possible to achieve your personal academic goals, no matter what your circumstances, so take advantage of it! Choose an educational path that works best for you, and you’ll be happy with the results.

Machine Learning Opens Up the Roadmap to a Successful and Adorable Career


The prospects are extremely good and high. There are two perspectives in the field of data science which are described as follows:

a) The one side includes data cleaning, drilling deep into the analytics and understanding the key performance indicators along with visualization skills. This can be done through some basic statistics and regression models

b) The other perspective includes predictive models and optimization; the complex side of machine learning.


The career requires a lot of self-learning. The aspects to be kept in mind as a beginner are as follows:

a) The theoretical aspects associated with mathematics, statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, other Machine Learning theory are required to be understood properly so as to gain an in-depth knowledge about them.

b) ‘Learning by doing’ is a famous saying which states that the theoretical aspects can be understood effectively and deeply if these concepts are applied practically. Programming in languages such as R, Python, etc.; working with the databases; dealing with the big data, methodologies and techniques; practically experiencing data wrangling and visualizing the findings in the form of reports etc.


Getting the jobs in this field requires a lot of experience. The relevant work experience can be gained by working in the junior positions in the companies doing a lot of analytic work. Experiencing analytics would let you move from data analyst to data scientist or machine learning.

Work experience hardly matters in the startups because they require the individuals who aspire for self-learning ability.

The workplaces in which you are engaged try to find the projects involving machine learning. It is not necessary to work on the projects associated with your job profile; you can work overtime by working on some projects which are not related to your job profile but goes perfectly with your skill sets. It would let to have a good impression over your boss, which would further lead to promotions. It might lead to a change in your role in the organization. This would lead you to the roadmap of your career in this field.

This way work experience can be gained by making you eligible for the reputed jobs of the top fortune companies in this field.

The job profiles associated with machine learning includes Software Engineer, Software Developer, and Data Scientist etc. The average salary package of a machine learning engineer amounts to $1,00,000 per annum. The pay package varies with the amount of work experience you gain and the skills sets you acquire year by year.

Always try to learn more and more. The new stuff would let you explore the new areas in your workplace. Never stop learning.

Why Companies Are Offering a Low Expense Insurance with No Medical Exam

Whenever you see, hear or read something that offers low expense insurance with no medical exam, you’ll most likely feel that someone’s out to pull the public’s leg once more. After all, why would any sensible legitimate insurance company be willing to insure any person without the assurance of a medical exam? There should be a catch, right?

But in truth, there’s no catch and companies who do offer low expense insurance with no medical exam have indeed legitimate, even benevolent, reasons for doing so.

Insurance Coverage is not a Huge Amount
A company will be definitely willing to offer you low expense insurance with no medical exam if you’re willing to insure yourself for only a small amount of money. If you are, then they have nothing to be afraid of. Even if you do get diagnosed with having cancer in the near future, their low expense insurance with no medical exam will only require them to pay up to the maximum amount of your policy, which is not that much in the first place and nothing else after that.

They Have Your Medical History on Their Hands
If your medical history has been recently updated – just a week ago, for instance – then why should they oblige you to undergo a medical exam and shoulder its costs when there’s absolutely no need? More likely than not, what their medical exam will reveal would tally with what your medical history reports. With your medical history in their hands, they already have everything they need to know and the data from those papers will let them know immediately if you indeed deserve low expense insurance with no medical exam.

They Understand You Have No Time to Spare
Insurance companies are able to understand that there are truly some people in this world who are extraordinarily busy with their career or business. If you don’t even have enough time for your family, how can they expect you to even have time to spare for a medical exam?

And rather than lose a new client just because of a piece of paper, insurance companies will instead offer you low expense insurance with no medical exam. Insurance companies are willing to have a paramedical examiner visit you instead. And if you still can’t fit that in your schedule then they’ll give you one last chance: fill up a medical survey questionnaire to ensure your application for low expense insurance with no medical exam to be approved.

They Understand You Find Hospitals, Doctors or Nurses are Traumatic
Emotional trauma can also be an acceptable reason for companies to offer you low expense insurance with no medical exam. As long as a psychologist is willing to attest and provide the necessary medical proof that you are indeed suffering from trauma or any similar emotional or psychological disorder, and this condition is making it impossible for you to be in contact with any medical professional, insurance companies will definitely be willing to insure you.

Besides having emotional trauma, it’s possible that you may also be hematophobic (afraid of blood) or belonephobic (afraid of needles). In such cases, it would naturally be impossible for you to take a medical exam. It’s not that you don’t want to, but you can’t and this once again serves as sufficient reason for an insurance company to offer you insurance without even taking a medical exam.

How to Choose the Best Provider for Low Expense Insurance with No Medical Exam

The first and most important rule is to deal only with reputable, legitimate, and established insurance providers. Know whether or not these companies are solvent enough to pay you off in the future.

Just like any other insurance coverage, you will also be offered a variety of options. Before making any decision, find out what each option stands for. While it’s certainly not advisable to sacrifice your future health by obtaining cheaper health insurance, make sure that you buy something you need as well.

And lastly, ask people you trust for referrals about low expense insurance with no medical exam.

Inculcation of Humanity Through Knowledge and Education

“Read, in the name of thy Lord, who created man from a clot of blood, who taught man to write, which he knows not, read!” These are the first words Islam prominence on Knowledge and Education. Ages ago humanity sophistication began, the blessed counseling started coming from Allah to Prophets.

As an ancient man created a wheel first time when he thinks he is in need of such a thing, which can give the benefit to his life, before that sledges used to transport the carriage. So the era of transportation begins, and today we observe how a single wheel can alter our life in such a way that it is part of our basic life routine. Today man is taking so many benefits from a single wheel, which comes from a source of knowledge and education man accomplished. The main difference is that change and improvement which came from the source of Knowledge and Education. We attain, we learn and enroll ourselves to contribute an ethically develop life.

The basic idea behind the creation of humanity is the spirituality, novelty and the philosophy that comes across from a source of guidance by prophet mentors. Meanwhile, the life that is passing beneath that approach and methods for surviving can only be extracting by the guidance of the blessed counseling in a shape of Holy Qur’an. Also, Holy Qur’an imparts us that there is an entity which called traits.

The boost and build up of man traits can be absorbed by the knowledge which he had discovered or learned. This demonstrates that our life has an elementary and chronic affiliation with Knowledge and Education. Consequently, the elementary approaches of traits are “Knowledge, which provide promising power and Education, which provide actual power”.

Knowledge bestows the acquaintance to save our wisdom while, on the other hand, Education is the conveyance of civilization. Our civilization and sophistication as the public array endorsing cultures develop and abandonment to precise goals. Thus, our sophistication was built-up on the species of humanity through the inculcation of Knowledge and Education.

Simultaneously, civilization is not inborn or derived; it has to be attained through education. Education paid role in creating the culture of novelty. We may acknowledge that Knowledge and Education are the only way by which the transporting of our brainy, ethical, occupational and artful tradition has completed. As we can apply entirely for the expansion of people conceiving, commanding and elaborating life.

When we examine the animal world and think that how the idea of birth and evolution grasp in the mind of animals. They instruct their birth child in infinite approaches to chase, fly or to make a burrow. On the other hand, as men cultivated organically and ethically constantly, their virtuous modification transferred to eras by Knowledge and Education. Hence, imparting the surrounding of humanity education as we do from the instant of our birth.

Education conveys us many frameworks of acquiring an activity like propagating your stamina, attaining determination, auditing and aiming to learn. There are many assortments in this golden era through the education likes Medical discoveries, Geophysics, Geological knowledge and Resource mobilization. Many inventions like Robots, their working attitudes and 3D illusions are also come-up due to the source of education. Thus, quality change in the aspect of people is an impact by education.

Education and Knowledge provide students with favorable chances to associates by their semantic, traditional, liberal and regional knowledge. Also, it provides practicable knowledge of communication through effective participation and invitation. We have to divide our assets on Knowledge and Education in such a way that the expansion of an academic fund is overall a basic need of this time.

Our today’s objective through knowledge and Education are in the hand contributions toward better civilization and nation building by faculties. As our generation has been already confident, we obliged there by to lavish and convey suitable ways to stabilize on their foot. Our ambition is to extend Knowledge and Education so that everyone can play an informative part from his/her side. Also, we can be rationalizing by our own earlier experiences as well.

At the end, I must ask youth to develop your skills and morals so that no one can ruin your lives. Be mature and realistic to know what life is all about, and what we do. Absolutely, life is not what we have enrolled from our past analysis and lessons. We have plenty of things to grasp from what we have given now.

The best example of inculcation is the creation of Pakistan and Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the one who approaches the young students. He materializes and inculcates their minds towards nation building, and as a result, this change brings our separate homeland. Though, by inculcation we are in a process in which we are reforming our species of humanity and should inculcate the righteous values to en route the atmosphere.

Don’t Spend Too Much For a Trading Course

Most traders at some point in their career realize that they could improve their trading by purchasing educational material to study and expand their knowledge of the market they trade. Whether it is forex, stocks or options, there is enough material available for study on the internet that will fit the bill when it comes to improving ones knowledge on their market of choice. What many traders soon find our however, is many of these courses will cost a considerable amount of money. That doesn’t have to be the case if the would-be student is willing to take the time to look around and do their homework.

There are three things the trader should consider when purchasing a trading course; price, content and quality. Yes, it is possible to find a quality trading course that will give you the best of all three of these components. Below you will find an outline of each of these key ingredients to a quality trading course that will not cost you an arm and a leg.

Price – The first component of a quality trading course is price. With many courses costing upwards of five hundred dollars, it’s no wonder why many traders feel as if they can’t afford a quality course. Nothing could be farther from the truth! There are many courses available that carry a much more reasonable price tag. All the trader has to do is look. There are some courses available for less than fifty dollars that can help the trader learn their craft.

Content – Even more important than price is the content of the course. It doesn’t matter how inexpensive a course is if it won’t teach the trader to trade or expand their trading horizons. Even some of the more expensive courses have very week content so don’t assume that a low price equals poor content.

Quality – How easy is the course to navigate? Does it flow easily from one subject to another or does the course seem to jump from one subject to another without fully explaining each subject first? Does one section build up to the next or is the student forced to skip around in the course to find his way around?

No, a quality trading course doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg but it will take some homework on your part. Once you have found a course that answer the above questions to your satisfaction, don’t be afraid to purchase the course…a trader never stops learning.

California Colleges

The State of California spends one of the largest budget allocations to public education – in fact, some 40% of its tax revenue is devoted to education.

There are three collegiate level divisions that a college-bound student can get to in California. One is the University of California which has nine general Campuses. It intends to accept the upper 12.5% of college-bound students and provides most of the graduate studies and research.

The California State Colleges, on the other hand, is where many of the college-bound population end up. It has 23 campuses and has more than 400,000 students in enrolled. CSU is the largest college system in the United States.

The California Community Colleges System, meanwhile, provides vocational education, remedial education, and continuing education programs. There are several certificate and associate degrees that these Community Colleges give. In 2005 it enrolled 2.9 million students in 109 colleges in 72 districts.

Many private institutions of note such as Stanford and University of Southern California (USC) share the remaining, usually elite population of the college-bound students. Aside from these many specialty colleges run by religious and multi-sectoral organizations find their niche in arts and music. Southern California has more competitive choir groups than in any part of the United States.

Campus Life in any of the California Colleges differs from the resources of each Campus. In USC, alcohol use is allowed for students of legal age. If you’re eyeing yourself on College education, then it is best that you find out about the SAT requirements of each school and try to work hard to achieve a well-rounded lifestyle while in high school. Units in the general education program of any College are recognized by the University of California and transferable in case you’re planning to shift colleges. The good thing about California Colleges is you can get as much freedom with their extensive choice in housing and offer in Campus employment. Student Organizations are very active in hosting cultural nights and are the forerunners of Campus Activity. In 2005, 20% of male undergrads are members of Fraternity and 15% of female undergrads are members of Sororities. Hazing is prohibited in the state of California.

California Colleges are a cut above the rest when it comes to funding. The student population is very high and kids going to college are getting higher each year.

Benefits of Telephone Coaching

When I started coaching, a few years back, I was a firm believer that coaching effectiveness was bound to a necessary face to face interaction between coach and coachee. It is true that in-situ interaction does bring in its fair share of advantages, among which the possibility to visually “observe” the eventual silences of the conversation and “read” subconscious communication patterns such as body language or facial expressions. Yet, it does carry along some drawbacks, inclusive of visual distraction, for both the coach and the coachee, and sometimes, the apprehension we might have toward the look or judgment of others upon us; which goes against the focused and non-judgmental nature of coaching.

With the internationalization of my client base, intimately linked to the frequent international relocations imposed by my work, I came to interact, more and more frequently, with distant clients, primarily by telephone. What was initially a plan B thing to punctually accommodate existing face to face clients has now developed into a full-blown approach of its own, with a significant increase of “distant” clients preferring the flexibility and advantages of telephone coaching.

  • Coaching, in general, and action learning, in particular, has to be a focused process. Telephone coaching does enable a total concentration, from both coach and coachee, on what is essential: COACHING and nothing else. Visual distractions are removed from the interaction, enhancing the effectiveness of communicating the message and information across.
  • From the comfort of your own safe heaven.Coaching sessions are usually short, compared to training, for a particular reason: INTENSITY. Coaching is a self-reflective process requiring a sustained effort during the entire session, to analyze, reflect upon, and formulate actions toward a particular, or several, situations. It may not always be possible or convenient for clients to arrange their own schedule during work hours, where on-going work related issues and distractions might affect their level of concentration and, overall, their level of implication toward the coaching process. By making their own arrangements, in terms of setting for the telephone sessions, clients also guaranty the CONFIDENTIALITY of the relationship, where no one will have to know the content and details of their coaching session.
  • Opening-up. Coaching is a very intimate process where apprehensions on the coach’s look or judgment upon the client can have an impact on the depth and quality of the coaching relationship. The unusual blend of anonymity and intimacy that comes from telephone coaching helps clients to more fully open themselves to the coaching process. No TRUST, no effective coaching. We all, somehow, apprehend the look of people, whom we are regularly interacting with, upon us (supervisors, employees, family members, friends,…), since we are generally bound to regular social interaction with them. The perceived social or emotional “impact” of a stranger on the other end of a line, whom we might never meet, is generally lesser.
  • Coaching is not training. Coaching is not about telling the client what has to be done, it is rather, through active communication and a structured action-centered philosophy, to enable and help clients formulate their own solutions to situations they perceive as problematic or complex. Clients should expect the coach to be an equal partner with whom they will be able to bring in as much, to the relationship, as they receive from it and telephone is a great equalizer.
  • Find the RIGHT coach. While the coach’s background is an important factor when selecting a coach, CHEMISTRY between coach and coachee is what makes a difference between a productive and an unproductive relationship. Coaching is about interpersonal communication, plain simple. Would you undress in front of someone who does not make you comfortable? Most likely, not. The same goes with the intimacy of the coaching process. Telephone coaching enables you to connect to the right coach, the one with whom you feel a real connection with, the one with whom you feel you will be COMFORTABLE working with, without been limited by geography.
  • Time efficiency. There is absolutely no traveling required for telephone coaching, no advance planning, no traffic stressing jams… The opportunity is there to fit the client’s coaching into the busiest of schedules, when the kids are in bed, during a lunch break or between meetings. Additionally, look at the bright side, no transport, no emission: completely environmentally friendly.

I am currently working with coachees located in the US, Europe and Asia, some of whom I have never met in person, until now. Yet, despite the distance, telephone coaching enables us to efficiently work together and achieve optimum results, coaching after coaching, with the added advantage of flexibility and convenience. And all it takes is a good phone line!

Is Your Career Plan Focused on Personal Aspirations Or Employer’s Needs?

When you think about your next career move, are you thinking about your own career aspirations or your company’s needs? If your only focus is on your company’s needs, you doing yourself a disservice and you might be missing a great opportunity to realize the job of your dreams.

From early on in age we’re asked what we want to be when we grow up. As kids we put a great deal of planning into this idea. Through the years our aspirations may change but it’s important to remember your ideals. The reality is that you can indeed work towards achieving your career goals.

Career planning is an important process that should be addressed through all stages of adulthood and throughout one’s lifetime. Career planning allows us to avoid being sucked into a job that simply pays the bills. Yup, we need to pay those bills, but there are ways to pay them while at the same time having a great career.

A great first step in career planning is to assess your career goals and interests. You can take a couple of free or very affordable career assessments that help you get on the right career path. Also, you can also develop a comprehensive list that matches up your interests with related careers and money-making opportunities.

No matter how old you are it is never too late to make a career change or initiate the process of career planning. If you have never made a career plan, you might be missing out on great opportunities closely aligned with your true calling. Maybe you’ve got creative interests that you have only considered a hobby rather than a legitimate professional goal. It is essential to remember that there are actually creative jobs out there. Remember, the Internet has given rise to a new set of entrepreneurs who are making their dreams come true and committing themselves to their passions.

If you have only ever focused on what your employer wants and needs, you are probably doing yourself a disservice. You wants and needs are important too. If you are interested in a career that meets your career purpose and fulfills your personal passions, asking for help in achieving these goals is always a good idea. A career planning expert can help you see opportunities you never would have dreamed of otherwise.

There are many people out there who are actually fulfilling their goals and working in their dream jobs. You can be one of them. Taking the steps necessary to reach your personal career aspirations is easier than you would have ever dreamed. Building a new career definitely takes time and effort, but the payoff is well worth it.

You’ll love getting up in the morning and going to a job that you truly enjoy. Work doesn’t have to be mindless drudgery. It can be a motivating force that helps you get through life in the most interesting way possible. Just plan your career around your own aspirations rather than someone else’s.

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