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28: How to Protect Ourselves from the Coronavirus
The coronavirus death toll continues to rise and the world is in panic mode. The unknown and it's mode of infection scares most people. However, the unknown fuels our greatest fears. Citizens around the world wonder if they will be next, will it be a family member or even a friend.
The stock markets are beginning to fall and now it's not only a health issue, but a financial crisis as well. Businesses are starting to suffer and pharmaceutical supply chains are being disrupted.
So, what can we do to protect ourselves? More than you think. Other than washing our hands and sanitizing high touch surfaces, we can also boost our immune systems.
In this episode I show you how to boost your immune system in two simple, but effective ways. This includes your thought process and a powerful breathing technique.
Be sure to listen to the entire episode and head on over to Coachwherever.com to join our Success with Breath community where you learn how to utilize these techniques and improve your health. I also will be offering videos on how to incorporate your Fitbit watch with these exercises. This gives you evidence that what you are doing is working.
27: Heart, Stress and Breath
I share my personal story of how the death of my father impacted me and the work that I do. The CDC indicates that heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women regardless of race or ethnicity. Also, one person dies every 37 seconds in the U.S. This accounts for approximately 647,000 deaths a year. One of the driving forces behind heart disease is stress. Stress increase our blood pressure and leads to an onverall uneasy feeling. This in turn leads many people to overeat, use alcohol and smoke. Is there something we can do to combat stress and heart diseaes? Yes! Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard Medical School Cardiologist created the relaxation response method. This incorporates yoga, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation. The common factor among all of these is breath control. As our amygdala sounds the alarm in our bodies when under stress, the hypothalamus trigers the SNS for flight or flight. This does not have to be in response to coming face to face with a bear. It could simply be opening your mail and seeing a high medical bill. Breathing exercisees can put you at ease and help you to not only deal with stress, but improve your health. Join me in a free breath group where you learn how to using breathing exercises to become healthier and happier. Go to Coachwherever.com and sign up on the homepage.
26: Manifesting, Meditating and Cognitive Restructuring
I call these the super trifecta. It's time to take control of your life with these three powerful techniques. Rhonda Byrne wrote "The Secret" in 2006 which became a best seller. Everyone wants to manifest a variety of conditions in their lives. Carl Jung believed that the subconscious minds create a collective unconscious. This represents history, present and future potential of humans. The basic definition of manifesting is that thoughts create things. I discuss how to effectively use manifesting, meditation and cognitive restructiong to improve your life personally, professionally and financially. I sharte what Dr. Wayne Dyer said about how most people get it all wrong when it comes to manifesting. So, grab a notepad and pen and get ready to take notes.
25: How to Feel Self-Confident in 3 Simple Steps
Your level of self-confidence impacts everything in your life. It impacts how you view your overall abilities and future achievements. Having low self-confidence can negatively impact your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. It can impact what you achieve in life and how much money you make. You owe it to yourself to raise your level of self-confidence in order to live life to the fullest. In three simple steps you can achieve a new level of self-confidence that has been escaping you. Get your notepad and pen ready because these three steps can change your life forever. Be sure to visit coachwherever.com and register for your free life coach intro course. This is a three video series sent directly to your email. You will learn if a career in life coaching is for you, your personality style (everyone's favorite), how to build trust with clients and several other basic life coaching skills. Also, you will find out something you should never say to your clients.
24: Top 5 Mistakes Life Coach Students Make
Many students assume that their life coach certification program offers everything they need to pursue their dream of starting a successful life coaching business.
However, they later find out that only a portion of the information needed is provided. Yes, they may learn a few tools such as active listening and questioning techniques, but they are never provided with evaluation forms, intake forms or confidentiality forms. I hear from students in other programs who want to know what forms to use. And, my first thought is why did their program fail to provide this to them.
Here's my list of the top 5 mistakes that prospective life coach students make.
Mistake #5: Students never ask to see a syllabus before starting their program. This is key so they know every detail they will learn in their program.
Mistake #4: Students accept that their program does not teach marketing skills. This also is puzzling. Coaches need to have the knowledge of starting, operating and marketing their business. Otherwise, it is wasted money. And, telling students to create business cards and hand out to people in line at the grocery store is NOT marketing. Students should be well equipped with how to set up a website, Facebook ad campaign, funnel and Google adwords campaigns. This is the key to a successful business.
Mistake #3: Students never ask about the credentials of their instructor. Having an instructor who has only been a life coach for two years and has never taught previously, could be a sign to stay away. However, if the instructor has an advanced degree in psychology or counseling and has been a life coach for 16 years and has taught graduate level courses for 13 years, this is a smarter choice. This is because they have been in the trenches and know what life is life as a life coach and instructor. This results in a richer experience when learning.
Mistake #2: Students choose a program that does not offer support post certification. Having the support of a program after obtaining your certification is key in ensuring you will be successful. Students often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information learned and have anaysis paralysis. Having assistance along the way gives you the best chance you will make the right decisions in setting up and operating your life coaching business. The alternative is that students go into Facebook life coach groups and ask for help. This is similar to the blind leading the blind.
Mistake #1: The number one mistake students make when selecting a program is to choose it solely on cost. They figure that they can save x number of dollars by going to a different school over another. However, what they actually did was waste a bunch of money because they never received the training they needed to be successful. So, paying extra to ensure you receive everything you need is a wise decision.
Tim Laskis, Ph.D.
23: Mindfulness Meditation and Science Part 2
Be sure to listen to episode 22 prior to this one. You will learn not only about some of the exciting benefits of meditation, backed by research, but you will also learn how to use deep belly breathing during meditation. Grab a comfy chair, sit back and get ready to change your brain for a deep state of relaxation.
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