Life Coaching

How Meditation Didn’t Nearly Save My Life – Self Improvement Article

My first introduction to meditation was shortly after I moved to the US in 2006. I was attending a two-day workshop and one of the speakers claimed that he’d have committed suicide if he’d not been introduced to meditation. That made me sit up and take notice. Not that I’d been contemplating suicide, but my sleep had been hit and miss since I was in my late teens and I did have a tendency to get stressed a tad too…

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Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo (#373) – Self Improvement Article

“You are not alone. And just because you feel like shit doesn’t mean you are shit.” — Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders. Prior to his career as a coach, he was a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners (JPMP), the private equity arm of J.P. Morgan Chase. Prior to that, he cofounded New York City-based Flatiron Partners…

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The Secret About The Power of Intention (Hint: It’s not very powerful) – Self Improvement Article

Do you remember when the law of attraction hit the public psyche on the back of the movie, The Secret? Sorry to offend if you think otherwise, but The Secret was a travesty of a book/movie/compact disc/cuddly toy/whatever. All it did was sell a big fat lie that appealed to a lot of people – many of whom were desperate and couldn’t afford to get ripped off. It suggested, that if you want anything badly enough and you place your…

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The Problem Is Not Your Website Or Your Product. – Self Improvement Article

The good cause factor. Your business may do something simple like mow lawns. That may not sound like a life-changing business that can take this lead advice I’m giving onboard. “My business is simple,” you say to me. Well, I’d challenge that. Any business can have what I call the ‘Good Cause Factor.” Let be give you an example. The local butcher down the road from me has a BBQ every Saturday afternoon where they invite the community to come and eat some food for…

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Quit Focusing On The Outcome — A Simple Way To Get More Of What You Want.

Part Three: The plateau I spent much of my career on the internet trying to hustle, work harder than everybody else and produce as much content as I could. Like anyone that has tried to focus on outcomes, there comes the inevitable part called ‘the plateau.’ Then there was a period where for about a year there was silence. I hit a major speed bump and wondered if writing about entrepreneurship was what I wanted to do. Out of boredom from…

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The Only Cause Of Stress (and how you beat it)

You gaze down through the open window at the sparkling Ionia sea resplendent in the late summer sun. Your taxi weaves itself dexterously down the narrow mountain road from Vrachionas, the highest point on the Greek island of Zakynthos. The sun twinkles and a hundred shades of azure bounce back from the gently lapping waves. High above a Cory’s Shearwater banks and weaves barely beating it’s long brown wings as it scans the turquoise waters for an afternoon snack. It…

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30-Minutes To A Brighter Future (Guaranteed)

Carve out about 30-minutes. I know, I know, you’ve got shit to do and that’s a long time, but stop whining and do it anyway because research conducted by clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson suggests it will be well worth your while. I’d prefer you to use a pen and paper for this, but if you’re not sure what a pen and paper are, then it’s fine to use a word document on your computer. You’re going to be writing two distinct…

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5 Amazing Life Hacks You’ve Never Heard Of

Life Hacks are ten a penny with entire websites designed to share them with the world. The only problem is that many have zero basis in science and simply don’t work. Here are 5 that absolutely do work – if that is, you can be bothered to implement them properly. 1. Life Hacks  – Hacking Procrastination If I had $100 for every client that told me they worked better the nearer they got to a deadline, I’d probably have bought…

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7 Dreadful Psychological Experiments (and why science may have benefited from them)

7 Dreadful Psychological Experiments (and why science may have benefited from them) When it comes to psychological experiments the period spanning the 40 years or so after the end of World War II was nothing short of scary. Scientists were physically administering electric shocks to people with sometimes, high doses of electricity, putting others (often children) through severe mental and physical trauma and abusing animals to an extent that doesn’t even bare thinking about for a compassionate human being. We…

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Why You Shouldn’t Save For Your Kids College (and what you should do instead)

Did you know that there is zero proof to suggest that, generally speaking, people who have kids are happier than those who don’t? In fact, there is evidence to suggest to the contrary Psychology Professor at the University of California, Sonya Lyubomirskiy, cited research in her book ‘The How Of Happiness’ (al) that clearly demonstrated that most parents happiness levels do not increase no matter how much they wanted children. But when was the last time you heard a parent…

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