Business in Balance

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    If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you've always got

    Zig Ziglar

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    “What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen”

    Henry David Thoreau

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    The workplace should primarily be an incubator for the human spirit

    Anita Roddick

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    When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece

    John Ruskin

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    Our uniqueness is our gift to the world. No two people have the same qualities, vision and experience, and our life’s work emerges from our own melting pot

    Gill Edwards

Dealing with Stress

Mark Pollock was an inspiration to listen to on the radio the other day. He became blind about 10 years ago, when he was in his early 20s, but has since then achieved amazing feats including being the first blind person to race 14 hours a day for over five weeks to reach the South Pole.

He then broke his back and is paralysed since he fell out of a window a year ago. But he is so accepting of, but positive and pro-active about, his condition. He will continue to defy the odds.

Mark has chosen to respond to the massive challenges he faced in an extraordinary and very courageous way. He is not extraordinary; he is an ordinary young man who simply does extraordinary things. Not once in the interview did he mention stress. Stress is the response to challenges by normal ordinary people when they just approach those challenges or setbacks from the normal, ordinary, fear-filled way.

I don’t need to list all or any of the challenges and very difficult situations that normal, ordinary people like us face in business, in work and in life at the present time. We get bombarded by such information if we choose to listen to the news or listen to our own or other people’s experience. Our normal response will be one of stress, unless and until we choose to approach it differently.

Like Mark, we can firstly accept the reality of the situation and how we feel about it; then we can begin to focus on the steps that we can take to change any part of that situation that we can, even when initially there may seem to be little point in doing that. We do this in the knowledge that we cannot always control situations but we always control our response to those situations or challenges. We always can approach business and life situations at our best.

How we can help you

We bring you through an exciting and often challenging process. We get you to focus on your business and your personal life. We use a multi-layered approach that ensures balance and detailed attention to both your business success and your personal growth and fulfilment. Through this website and our newsletter we provide you with information and inspiration. We challenge you to treat your work or your business from the perspective of how it truly serves you best. Some of the challenges may seem overwhelming, unique, complicated or difficult to talk about. Some habits in your life or work may be so engrained that you may feel you can’t change them, that it is already too late.

We show you how coaching is extremely effective, sometimes vital, but always enjoyable. It transforms the way you approach and deal with challenges in your life, work or business. We show you that your life is very important, that you have a unique contribution to make and that you can enjoy the experience of living and working at your best.

We are very happy if you benefit in whatever manner from your contact with us through this website, through our free newsletter, through talks or workshops we give, through face-to face coaching or phone/Skype coaching or through some of our on-line publications which will be available later in 2012.

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Everyone needs Coaching

Look at the very best individual sportspeople we all know of – people like Rory McElroy, Roger Federer - they all use a Coach. Many top, highly successful business people also use a Coach. It seems like an irony that the Coach they use will probably not have nearly the same ability in sport or business that their clients have. The truth is the Coach does not have to be better than the client; the Coach does not even to have any real ability in the particular area of expertise of the client.