Life Coaching Self Development

  • View author's info Posted on Sep 09, 2005 at 08:22 AM

    well, for sure if you keep doing the same thing , you will keep getting the same results,
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 09, 2005 at 08:02 AM

    Hi Thatlucybabe!

    Thanks for your post. I am in total agreement with everything you posted, what I find from my coach is that he gets me thinking in ways I've never done before. Spoke with him today and he commented you need to set your goal looking at it from the outcome you want first, then work backwards to achieve it. I've heard this numerous times, think about what you want as an end result, then educate yourself, make a plan, implement action & achieve. What you think about you bring about is one of his favourite sayings, I remind myself of this daily.

    Keep well.
  • View author's info Posted on Sep 05, 2005 at 06:13 AM

    I am a Life Coach. Coaching does work if you have a connection with the Coach. Coaching is about moving forward, finding choices and answers. Many timew we are so caught up in the whys and hows of the happening. In life it is important to be able to set up goals and move forward. You can't look in the past every moment and build in the future. Good Luck to you.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 24, 2005 at 07:57 PM

    Jeanine wrote: "I understand every word of where you are at right now in your life....

    Hi Jeanine! I too have read books by Dr. Dyer and listened to "The Power of Intention" on a CD. Still have it. He's such a great teacher. And I've listened to Gerry & Ester on a CD as well. There is a book written by Michael Lozier "The law of attraction" and it's based on the Hick's theory. I have also been working with a Buddhist nun who is a certified Gestalt therapist and it's been one of the most enlightening and rewarding experiences. She is teaching me how to become empowered and responsible for my life.
    What we consciously ask for and what our soul actually needs are two different things. Our friend "robotic? refers to money in the physical sense. Something he can see and touch. Not all gifts from God/the Universe/The Creator are in clearly visible form. We must be open and accept all gifts presented to us?.tangible and intangible.
    The way I understand this concept is that you ask/pray for what you need for your "best and highest use"..for your spirit/soul and you shall receive. Sometimes it's received in a monetary form other times in forms which eventually bring about financial success, if we choose to see what's coming our way and are willing to make choices and take risks. We must listen to our inner voices and guidance and when we do, we make right decisions. As a matter of fact all decisions we make are any given time of our development because that's what's right for us at that particular moment. No matter how our life turns out, if we are willing to view the outcome from the perspective that we did "the very best we could with the knowledge and resources we had at the time" then we have done the right thing. Look at every outcome from the learning and growing perspective and you can't be anything but happy. Love and light to you all
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 24, 2005 at 09:00 AM

    Hi Cleopatra,

    Many thanks for your very kind offer, I may just take you up on that. I've got a little too much on my plate right now to give this the appropriate attention it deserves, so I'll email you once I get a chance. Thanks.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 22, 2005 at 06:49 PM


    Why dont u get in touch with me and I can gift you a free 45 minute coaching session that way you'll see if you like it and if it works for you its your choice before you start it - because this is the most unique coaching experience you will ever come accross.

    Once you've done this course you will never look back I'm speaking as a client of the organisation I have no interest in the company what so ever so please dont think i've any other reason to edify it.

    The course is done online and via conference calls and the firm is Canadian as well as international for instance im based in UK and am doing the course from here so you'll have no challenges with communication nor time because you'll do it in your free time.

    After studying for many years many aspects of self development I have found this to be the most unique way of coaching.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 22, 2005 at 05:53 AM

    Hi Jeannie!

    Thanks for your post and yes those are 2 great books. Both of these were recommended reading by my lifecoach. I loved Wayne Dyer's book and have listened to cd's from him as well. I'm not quite finished "Ask & It is Given", but will do so shortly. My coach assigns a book for me to read, asks that I journal and then we have weekly one hour phone sessions. I'll admit that I "hate" homework, always did, so I sometimes retaliate and don't do the required reading or associated exercises. I used to love to read, but for the last 10 years have really gotten away from it. Don't know why I'm fighting the reading and writing process, my coach says it's because I don't want to do it, yet I need to. We've had a break for the past few weeks while my coach was on holiday, but will probably get back to the regular routine shortly.

    Either way, all the reading I have done has truly changed "how" I think. It's fantastic to be able to apply lessons learned in my day to day life, and now I look at life's trials and tribulations as one giant lab experiment, and look at what it is that I get out of it, there's always a lesson to be learned.

    Don't know if you've read "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph Murphy, but it was one of the 1st books I was assigned to read. It really makes you realize how powerful our mind is, and how little of it we really use. I've read it many times, and have many post-it notes marking favourite passages.

    Keep well.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 22, 2005 at 05:39 AM

    Hi Cleopatra!

    That's great that you're taking training, I'd love details on what's involved as far as training, how long the course takes, costs involved, etc. I looked into a fantastic course in the U.S., but it was geographically impossible for me right now. Need to look into something in Toronto I think.

    There's a great t.v. show on called Starting Over that showcases 6 women who are from all walks of life, with different troubles, and it follows their individual stories with their life coaches from when they arrive at the house, through coaching and finally to graduation once they've accomplished their goals. It's a great show and they've got a website that gives great background on the coaches, the women, etc. On Rhonda's profile (one of the 2 life coaches) I believe there's a link that takes you to her own website. She offers a weekend course to feel out whether coaching is right for you, I'd love to go, but it's in the U.S. and I feel I need to find something closer to home.

    Good luck in your endeavours and I look forward to hearing back from you, either by email or post on the forum.

    Many thanks!
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 22, 2005 at 12:01 AM

    Hi Ready502. I understand every word of where you are at right now in your life. What a wonderful discovery, to find out that we really are in charge of our destiny! Two really great books that discribe step by step, how to attain what you have discribled are "The Power of Intention" By Dr Wayn Dyer, and "Ask And it is Given" by Ester and Gerry Hicks. I have never read anything like these two books that make it so presise in how to go about attaining the power of positve thinking. It is always there, we just have to learn how to tap into it. Great subject, so happy for you that you have found it. I erge you to read these two books, forever life changing stuff, isn't it. Good Stuff!!!!!!!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 21, 2005 at 06:24 PM

    Hi, yes i am at present in life coaching trainning and its fantastic. ; )
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 16, 2005 at 08:56 AM

    Hi Mysue!

    Thanks, yes I try. All the best to you too.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 14, 2005 at 03:31 PM

    I must say, you are a very positive lady and you have a very good outlook. All the best to you.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 14, 2005 at 09:06 AM

    Hi URock!

    Yes a life coach is like a mentor, at least in my case it is. My coach is about 8 years older than me, but his background was psychology. He also gives lectures on motivation and co-creating your life. So many people seem to go through life as if they have no say in the matter. My coach became a friend first, and at the time told me I wasn't ready for life coaching, which really ticked me off, but about one year later I realized he was right and I was now ready, and that's when we started. It involves a lot of reading and journaling, which I fought at first, but I finally decided to surrender to his expertise, and have learned so much and modified my outlook and am so glad he came into my life. Sometimes it takes an outsider to point things out in a different way before you are willing to reconsider.

    It's the best thing I've ever done for myself, and I'm actually considering life coaching as a new profession, it's such a positive feeling to help others get their lives back on track.
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 13, 2005 at 03:38 PM

    I am very interesting in cognitive development. I have learned about this in school.. I know personally, If I smile and think positive I feel much more healthier and happy. If we think negetive, we have negetives more so happen and it snowballs from there. We all get down sometimes, but if you think in your mind, it could be much worse, than you think more positive. Remember we create our destiny and make our life.

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  • View author's info Posted on Aug 13, 2005 at 12:49 PM

    I don't know if a life coach is like a mentor or what.

    I have a friend, a neighbor of mine, who's kinda like that. I look up to him in a lot of ways, like a mentor even though he is not that much older than I am. And he really gives good advice!
  • View author's info Posted on Aug 03, 2005 at 07:02 PM


    I am sorry but I don't like active dogs like that. They annoy me. I used to date a woman that had a miniature poodle and as I remember it actually bounced off the walls.

    The kind of dogs I like are big old coonhounds, dalmations, and that sort of dog that stays out in the yard.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 31, 2005 at 10:11 PM

    Hi Robotic,

    I already have a perpetual motion machine, it's my dog, a miniature pinscher, and I didn't have to pay anywhere near 15 million! It's true, his breed is known and described as a perpetual motion machine or the King of Toys because they love playing with their toys more than most other dogs. He's got more energy than I've ever seen in any dog, just wished I could tap into it sometimes.

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  • View author's info Posted on Jul 31, 2005 at 07:07 AM

    I think about being rich most or all of the time but it has not come about and in all probability it never will.

    Maybe I just don't think right.

    I will sell you my idea for a perpetual motion machine for 15 million dollars. No guarantee that it will run. But if you pay me 15 million dollars I can make that work.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 31, 2005 at 07:01 AM


    Right off the coast of Nova Scotia, there is a small island named Oak Island where there is a "Money Pit" that people have been trying to find since about 1795.

    I have been reading about it since I was about ten years old. That is about 65 years.

    If someone would back me with enough money I would go search and I think I could find the treasure if it is there and I would give them at least some of it.

    There are people who I think live on the island and they have some ownership and they would have an interest so that would have to be taken into account too but we could draw up a legal contract satisfactory to all concerned. Or no deal.

    Any takers? There might be millions to be found at the bottom of the pit. Gold, jewels and other stuff.

    If you want to learn about Oak Island just go on-line and type in Oak Island. It is all there. And it is real.
  • View author's info Posted on Jul 26, 2005 at 07:02 PM

    Positive thinking is the way to go... currently during my separation / divorce and the moments that come filled with frustration, anger, sadness are easier to get through with a visual of my mountain. Every step I make takes me closer to the top and the other side. Even in the darkest parts of the mountain, I can see my path as I know that there is sunshine waiting for me on the other side. Every day we wake up with a choice - to live today happy or not. How will you wake up tomorrow?