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Posts made in October, 2013

TCCs Top 10 Links of the Week: Business

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Business, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship | 0 comments

top10I love weekends. The work week is done and it’s time to decompress. But if you are an entrepreneur, is there really any rest for the weary? We are always reading and searching to help us grow our business. But there is a lot of content out there to sift through. So I have done some of the sifting for you. As you may have guessed, today’s list is focused on business. Whether you’re new to the game, or have been running your own business for awhile, there’s something here for you.

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  1. Lead Generation: Best Practices for Your Small Business @JennGHanford
  2. Like a BOSS…. Branding & Business Development Lessons from Kerry Washington @womenceo
  3. Is Your Dying Business Begging You To Go From Employee to an Entrepreneur Mindset?  @Dawn_Abraham
  4. Four Ways to Make Your Small Business Recommendable @SmallBizLady
  5. Top 7 Reasons Your Business Should Be Interested In Pinterest @JuliaCSocial
  6. 5 Things Small Businesses Learned During the Government Shutdown @AlibabaTalk
  7.  How to Survive Your First Year in Business @NicoleLeMaire
  8. Lead Nurturing Gone Wrong: Three Frightening Scenarios @collectivess
  9. Out of Fresh Business Ideas? Try This. @rainforestbook
  10.  Tips To Get Success in Business without a Boss @fivethingsnow
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Coaching: Using the Art of the Reframe

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Coaching, Psychotherapy | 0 comments

ID-10097414One day Karen was sitting outside of a cafe enjoying lunch with friends. Well, along comes a little boy and out of nowhere, pops her square in the back. Of course, Karen was shocked. Who was this kid and where was his mother. Since Karen was not in the mood to get arrested, she decided to ignore the boy and continue with her lunch. A few minutes later, the little boy comes back. And again, hits Karen in the back. This time Karen was less patient. And as she was about to blow her lid, an older lady at the next table spoke to the old. She said, “Young man, come here a second.” The little boy went to the table. She said”I think you like that young lady over there, don’t you?” The boy shook his head yes. The lady said, “I bet you want a hug, don’t you?” Again, the boy nodded yes. “Well I bet, if you apologize and ask nicely, she may just give you a hug.” So the young boy walks back to Karen and says, “I’m sorry. Is it ok if I have a hug?” Since Karen heard the exchange between the boy and the lady, her heart softened towards the boy and she gave him a hug.

Now what did we learn form this story? We learned about the art of the reframe. Reframing is a technique used in psychotherapy to help patients view things in new ways. While Karen may have thought the little boy was a heathen, the old lady helped her to see that the boy merely wanted to get her attention.

So how can this help in the coaching environment? When you’re working with a client, especially in the areas of confidence building and dealing with failure, reframing helps the clients see things from a different perspective. That’s important. Clients have the habit of getting in their own heads. But the coach is able to look at the situation and offer the client an alternative view. The trick is to do it effectively

Remember that clients have thinking errors and reframing is all about being objective. Reframing can be an effective tool to combat those thinking errors, because it helps to restructure the way the client thinks. If you use it enough, eventually the client begins to do it on their own. Like any technique, you have to know when to use it. I like to use it when a client is beating themselves up about a past mistake. I also like to use it when they are expressing anger or self doubt.

Using reframing isn’t very hard. You just have to be able to offer an alternative view that allows the client to see the situation in more neutral terms. For example, if your client tells you about a project that failed and they start to fall into the thinking pattern of viewing themselves as a failure, that would be a time to offer an alternative view and help the client not see themselves as a failure, but perhaps look at the situation as an opportunity for growth. Reframing works my friends. Give it a try.

If you need help using this technique or questions in general, email me at truechangelifecoach@gmail.com. If you want to get more articles by email and get a free gift to boot, sign up on the right. Until next time!




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TCCs Top 10 Links of the Week: Coaching

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 in Coaching | 10 comments

top10It’s that time again. I know how much you love your links of the week. And since I’m a coach, this week’s focus is coaching. There are tons of coaches out there, but only the best content makes the list. There are different niches in coaching so not all of the posts will be about life coaching. I want to showcase some of the different niches available and give you an opportunity to sample what’s out there. You never know. You might find your next coach on this list. If you do, let them know you found out about them here first. As always, feedback is greatly appreciated. If you have and ideas for Top 10 Links you would like to see in the future, drop them in comments below. Want updates delivered directly to your inbox? Subscribe on the right! In the meantime, on with the show!

  1. Is Your Dying Business Begging You To Go From Employee to an Entrepreneur Mindset? @Dawn_Abraham
  2. Value all your communications @AnnemarieCoach
  3. From Pain To Purpose Podcast Series @sherekadunston
  4. Co-Parenting With Your Mistress! @coachtiffany1
  5. Teach Your Customer Well … A Social Selling Lesson @GerryMoran
  6. 4 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting Your Side Hustle @mindycrary
  7. 7 Tips to stop seeking approval @carthagebuckley
  8. Blending Social Proof Enhances Marketing Recipes @CogentCoach
  9. 4 Scripts to Stay In Control of Your Time @amberhurdle
  10. Don’t Go To Bed Angry! @CoachM2Inspire
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Who’s in Your Head?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Coaching | 2 comments

ID-10086269You’re not good enough.

You’ll never find someone.

You’re worthless.

You’re not smart enough.

Those words have been ringing in your head for years haven’t they?

Who said those words to you?

Was it a parent? Teacher? Coach? Boyfriend or girlfriend?

More importantly, why are you still listening to them?

Why are you letting someone live rent free in your head?

And that’s exactly what they are doing. They are taking up valuable real estate in your psyche that could be used for other things. Instead of focusing on your goals, they are distracting you with falsehoods about your character and abilities. And you’re allowing it.  The people who said those things to you all those years ago have moved on. You’re not living rent free in their heads.

That is wrong on all levels. It’s time for some eviction notices. But it takes time to serve notice. You’ve let them get too comfortable. But it’s your head and you need to regain control. You have the power to control and reshape your thoughts. The next time the thought of “You’re not good enough” comes across your mind, tell yourself” I am good enough.” We believe what we tell ourselves. Stop listening to the people living rent free in your head and start listening to yourself. Eventually you will crowd them out. So you might as well start today.



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TCCs Top 10 Links of the Week: Psychotherapy

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Psychotherapy, Public Speaking, Stress | 2 comments

top10And TCC’s Top 10 Links of the Week is back! As promised, the links will follow a theme. To kick it off, this week’s theme is Psychotherapy. That’s right. I’m going back to my roots. I love coaching, but before coaching came psychotherapy. I have been a Licensed Professional COunselor for several years, and  I have enjoyed the work. As usual, I have scoured the web for the very best articles on psychotherapy. If you’ve always wondered what therapy is about, by all means take a look at the articles below. And please be so kind to leave comments below. I always appreciate feedback and I want your honest opinion.

  1. The Rise of a Rose – @ConsultBrandy
  2. How Stress Can Make Therapy Sessions More Effective – @maiasz
  3. Public Speaking Anxiety – @Mindful2move
  4. Are “Mental Disorders” Bad? – @dx_summit
  5. Relationships: Are You Pulling Together or Pulling Apart? – @J_Ferraro_LCSW
  6. Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work for Process Addictions? – @AddictionCult
  7. Working from an integrative theoretical approach in psychotherapy – @NoelBell
  8. Rewiring the Brain to Treat OCD – @DiscoverMag
  9. Psychotherapy may fix serotonin receptors better than antidepressant drugs – @PsyPost
  10. Silent Retreat: The New Frontier in Psychotherapy – @silentstay

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