Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How to discover your dreams

This subject seeks to help you capture your life dreams. Simply put, a dream is a strong wish or desire in your heart. It is what you long to achieve. It may come while you are asleep or when you take time to think. Discovering your dreams allows you to be bold, daring and audacious. It’s important to allow yourself to explore, dream and think big as this will help you get clarity on where you want to be in life.

You need to get yourself back in touch with the lost art of daydreaming and start imagining what life might be like if you were to create a more inspiring and satisfying life. After discovering your life dream you will create goals that you will be working towards and they will be achievable, but for now let’s just play in the space where you can dream and dream BIG!

Here are some tools that will give you a better idea of what your dreams look like and providing you with the first and most important step in achieving it.

1. Find time to dream

You will realize that giving yourself time to dream will prove be a valuable investment in the future. Time spent dreaming about of your life is never a waste of time. Great achievers are first great dreamers.

2. Acknowledge all the positive things you have

When creating the life of your dreams, you will need to first acknowledge all the positive things about your present life. Ensure that you enjoy the good things you have today, not just striving for tomorrow. Getting excited on the good things you have now, will attract the good things you desire to have tomorrow.

3. Be specific on what you want

When you are thinking about changing your life, you need to be as specific as possible about what and how you would like it to change it. Be sure of what you want out of life because we live in a rich universe.

4. You create your own reality

Remember, you create your own reality, so start with a perfect world and then work back from there.

5. Possess a positive mental attitude

To achieve your dream life, you will need a positive mental attitude. You have to truly believe that not only can you achieve it, but that you truly deserve it. Everyone deserves the best out of life. But you are the only one who can make it happen.

6. Find a way to include dreams into reality. The more we enjoy dreams right now, the easier it will be to work toward bringing them to full fruition.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What Is Coaching, And What Coaching Is Not?

Coaching is about asking the right questions thus drawing from the inside wells of the Coachee. It is not about helping people or giving them the answers. Why? We do not follow the same path to life and happiness. Everyone wants different things from life. So there is no one right path to fulfillment and happiness in life.

Now let us look at what coaching is not

Now that we have defined what coaching is, let’s look at what coaching is not:

1) Consultants

Consultants give you advice about things you have to do and how you should do them. On the other hand, Coaches support, challenge and encourage you, while you work out the best thing to do and the most effective way for you to do it.

2) Trainers

Trainers teach you to attain a degree of proficiency in an activity or skill, in a short time frame. But Coaches are entrusted to support your development consistently over a period of time.

3) Mentors

A Mentor invites you to learn from his own experiences, knowledge, and skills. Mentors can also be coaches, working with you as a trustworthy sounding board. But unlike coaches, they may also offer opinions or personal insights to support your development.


Counselors look at the ‘why’ of a problem or issue starting from the past and present and want to solve it. They may give advice along the way. Counseling provides the client with the opportunity to discuss what the client thinks about their problem. At times there is a fine line between coaching and counseling as there are several skills that are similar, however the role of the coach is different.

The coach will focus on creating measurable outcomes, and is action based. You come up with the things you want to accomplish as well as the plan you will follow with the guidance of the Coach. It is advisable for anyone to have a Life Coach regardless of age.