Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Stories that coach - Try something different

Keep doing the same thing and you will keep getting the same results.

Two men were avid moose hunters. Every year they chartered a plane to take them to the Canadian back country. This year hunting was especially good and in a few days they each bagged a moose. They radioed for their pilot to come pick them up.

When the plane arrived, the pilot took one look at the animals and told the hunters they could not take such a heavy load along.

"But we spent all week hunting for these moose," they protested. "And besides, the pilot we hired last year wasn't worried about the moose's weight."

After much argument, the pilot finally relented and allowed them to load the moose. The heavy plane was only airborne for a few minutes when it lost altitude and crashed into the side of a mountain.

As the men struggled out of the wreckage, one hunter asked, "Where are we?"

His friend answered, "About a mile farther than we got last year."

Keep doing the same thing and you will keep getting the same results. It is true of flying and it is true of living.

What is not working well for you? A habit you are trying to break? A relationship with a parent or spouse or child or friend? What is a source of on-going frustration? Getting around to that project you keep promising to complete? Never having enough money to pay the bills? Running up against the same old walls at work?

The truth is, if you keep doing the same things you will keep getting the same results. So, if you don't like the way things are turning out, something must change. Are you ready to try something different?

By Steve Goodier, from his popular book ONE MINUTE CAN CHANGE A LIFE http://lifesupportsystem.com/onemincancha.html See also www.LifeSupportSystem.com

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Dare to Blossom Life Coaching Workshops

Dare to Blossom Life Coaching Workshops with Mary Lunnen

Treat yourself to a ‘day out’ and reflect on your life now and how you would like it to be.

With the support of an experienced life coach, and in a friendly and supportive group, learn how life coaching works, and leave with goals you want to follow up and a list of action points to help you achieve those goals.

Full details with venues and dates on: http://www.daretoblossom.co.uk; email: mary@daretoblossom.co.uk, or call on 01841 540552

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Quotation about time

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." ~ Michael Althsuler

I could have put several titles on this posting - as the quotation could be about choice, control, responsibility or time management. It made me stop and think about the direction I'm flying in and whether I need to adjust my course. And I also paused to consider that I'm mainly flying solo at the moment, so do I need a co-pilot? Perhaps it's time to talk to one of my own coaches again!

What does this quotation say to you? Are you happy with your direction and use of time?