5 Reasons You Need to Hire a Coach

images (16)The purpose of learning is to grow better and stronger than you were yesterday. Are you better today than you were yesterday?  Are you making the most of your potential?

If the question is no, this post could be exactly what you’re looking for.

A coach comes in many forms.  This can be a friend, a sibling, a colleague.  It doesn’t matter as long as it’s someone that can help you.  Of course, most people close to you will gladly help at no cost.  While this is great, sometimes you need a little more.

I’m talking about paying someone who’s an expert in their field to help you get better.  Yes, it’s an investment b/c people’s time costs money (and sometimes it’s a lot).  My experience has been that it’s well worth it.  In fact, I would put the Return on Investment of hiring a coach at 10x (10 times what you paid) in most cases.

HERE ARE 5 REASONS TO HIRE A COACH:

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Relish the Valley: Life in the Low Points

What if your low point could be a high point? What if this time of desperation could be a time of spiritual growth and increased understanding unlike any you have experienced before? It certainly won’t be, not if you’re lusting for the mountaintop. The thing is, even when you summit the mountain it won’t deliver the thrill you have longed for if you get this wrong.

My life experience has taught me to laugh at adversity, this is my message I pass to all dropouts I meet in my volunteer work , yes leaving the high school is not the best step but everyone can take online classes for the GED and pass the exam. With the GED diploma in hand they  are back in track.  I’m still learning but a little personal schadenfreude goes a long way. If it’s possible to laugh at something, why give it the power of calling it a tragedy? Unless you get really good at trudging around in the valley, you won’t be able to enjoy the mountain for fear of falling. It will all be too dizzying.

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There are things that aren’t funny and other situations in which the humor is not readily obvious. It’s okay to be heartbroken. Often enough life calls for that but even amid our somber moments, we must defy the darkness by seeking laughter.

Laughter makes light what is heavy. Laughter applied correctly can reduce swelling, intensity, and stress. What we can learn from laughter is not a disregard for life as if nothing matters but a full embrace of every part of it. Low points, included. (more…)

To be an effective leader you need to take advice

Wess Roberts in Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun is already a few years old, but still highly relevant. It has the following general principles about Leadership and advice:

  • A Leader who has a team that always agrees with them will only ever be given mediocre advice
  • A wise Leader never ignores the person who gives bad news but rather ignores the person who fails to give them bad news
  • A sensible Leader never asks questions where they will ignore the answer
  • A Leader who asks the wrong the questions will always hear the wrong answers

Twitter: Probationary review

Twitter veterans will have nothing to learn here, but hopefully the newness of these perspectives will be of use to some of you.

1. Pedal! Pedal!

I read today that 20% of Twitter accounts are completely and utterly dead. Yep. Never lifted a finger. I am surprised this figure isn’t higher, as the sign-up to Twitter is like being thrust onto a dancefloor in complete darkness. You don’t know what to do, who to follow, or even if anyone cares about you. Like those tiny turtle hatchlings that have to scuttle down the Mexican beach through a gauntlet of dogs and seabirds, it’s a wonder that any of us made it. We’re still at the stage where virtually none of my personal friends use Twitter, so I was lucky to have a load of Profero friends to help me get started. The conclusion is that Twitter needs to make getting started a little easier, tutoring people in how to build what I consider the all-important safety cushion of 10 people following you. As an unreformed user of analogies, I’d suggest that starting out on Twitter is like riding a bike. If you don’t pedal, you’ll fall straight off.

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What A Waste Of Time

I hate how I waste so much time when I’m off work. I’ve done nothing productive the week, apart from washing all my bed linen and walking the dog for at least an hour every day down the country roads. But apart from that I’ve been sat in front of my laptop (playing Be A Tycoon on Bebo and SimCity4 obsessively) or catching up on TV shows that I seem to have missed huge chunks of over the past few weeks. I might want some inspiration…

I suppose in some sense, that was productive. But I haven’t done what I should have this week. Important things like studying for my personal license exam which is next week, or finishing decorating the hall upstairs which my mother started before she headed to Hong Kong and Australia. She’s a bit like me that way, starting something but not finishing it. It one of my worst traits. It’s the exam bit that’s worrying me, if I don’t pass it then I don’t get a personal license certificate and then I can’t be granted a premises license to sell alcohol and thus can’t be a store manager anymore. That’s a biggie.

I suppose I still have the entire weekend to study the book that I’ve been given, but it’s so much reading. A lot of the information I already know but because the law’s changing there’s so much new stuff to cram into my head, and lots of changes. Like the hours you can legally sell or buy alcohol; that’s going to be a good one explaining to customers since it shortens the hours during the day when you can purchase alcohol by 2 hours. Which is a lot, really since at the moment you can only sell booze for 14 hours a day at the moment in a store like mine.

Ah well, I did well in my exams at school by leaving everything to the last minute, I’m sure I’ll be fine. And on that note, I’m going back to my game.

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The Road Less Traveled

cf13d0eee979defebfc726814cc9be8cWhy One Woman Chose to Make the Public School Her Mission Field

Deanna Reed is a woman of compassion, kindness and integrity. She is the wife of Ron Reed, who is the senior pastor at Seerley Creek Christian Church. They have two children, 8 grandchildren, and one great grandson. Deanna was also an elementary school teacher who taught at a public school for about 30 years. She could have chosen to teach at a Christian school and she would have done a fine job. But she made the conscience choice to teach at a public school.

Deanna made this choice because she knew that the only way some of the students she’d come into contact with will only come to know about Jesus through knowing her. She knew she’d be doing more than teaching the students about reading, writing, math, and history. She would also strive to be a shining example of Jesus’ love for them.

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My Tale of Woe

By now you all know I don’t like bugs. Can’t stand them. Hate them.  Yes that’s right … I said hate.mask

A few weeks ago some of you laughed/cried/suffered along with me while a cricket tormented me. For over an hour my wonderful husband tried to find the f–n cricket, to no success.

Its sounds kept changing location. We knew it was in the house.

But we couldn’t find it.

Finally after over an hour it stopped. I convinced myself it had left, and went to bed. (more…)

Opt for Proper Training to have a Bright Career in Wind Energy Sector

Over the years, wind energy has become so popular that different regions of the world aim to implement wind-training programs from early school level to university level. It has also created new opportunities in the service sector. Along with the growing demand for field technicians, operational maintenance or installation technician there are adequate opportunities in wind farms jobs. So to have a winning career in this sector it is important to have in-depth knowledge which can be gained through proper training.

To enter this sector it is fair to have prior training from an organized institute. With the increasing number of wind energy jobs many institutes have now introduced specialized training in particular wind energy sector. Aspirants can also follow a different approach by joining university labs which is popular for wind research.

Components of Good Training Programs

A good training program should provide proper theoretical as well as technical knowledge. It should teach them the right tactics to handle projects related to this sector so that at the end of the course candidates have knowledge about project start up, project maintenance and cost to carry out particular function. (more…)