What is Life Coaching?

When you hear the word coach, what image instantly goes through your mind? That’s right, Sports! A coach is someone who calls the shots. He lays out the plan, tells you exactly what to do, and barks at you until you get the result.

So when people typically hear the term, Life Coaching, for the first time. You can imagine a billion questions suddenly poking their minds. Life Coaching? How does that work? Is it similar to how they people are coached in sports teams? Wait, isn’t that like counselling or therapy?

Today we will shed light to what Life Coaching is really all about. If you have questions similar to what was previously mentioned, then you came to the right place.

What is Life Coaching?

Life coaching, simply put, is a method of helping people identify and achieve their personal goals.
You may think, “Okay. So it is similar to coaching then? As in, coaching in sports teams. He/she guides the team in achieving their goal. The coach strategizes the plan, tells you what you need to do, and barks at you till you get it done.” 

The straight answer is no. Life coaching works very differently from how sports teams are typically coached.

Life coaches work under the belief that the solutions come from you. At the end of the day, nobody else knows more about your life than you do. Life coaches are simply trained to have a thorough understanding of how the mind works. They help you direct your thoughts , gain a deeper understating of what drives you, and align these to achieve your goals.
This is very different from how a sports coach is expected to operate. The assumption is that they have the knowledge, and they have the solutions. And therefore the strategy, the goals, and the directives come from them.

Life Coaching… is that like counselling or therapy?

How Acidic Are You?

It my personal belief that balanced diets should be taught as early as possible, by both parents and educators. Eating and Exercising are two of our most vital activities, and they are often the most neglected subjects when it comes to education.

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The most complete list of Alkaline and Acid Foods that I can Compile - USE IT WISELY!

More Acidic:

Bread, ketchup, mayo, misa, soy sauce, mustard, cheese, eggs, pasteurized milk, yogurt, quark, soda, coffee substitutes, fruit juice, sparkling water, butter, pineapples, pomegranates, raspberries, rose hips, brown rice, wheat, buffalo, chicken, duck, fresh water fish, ocean fish, wild salmon, microwaved foods, cereals (like kelloggs), canned foods, peanut butter, peanuts, pistachios, wheat kernel's, beet sugar, chocolate, alcohol sugar, halva, molasses, white sugar, sugarcane, xylitol, mushrooms, frozen vegetables, sourkraut

Very Acidic:

Beer, coffee, fruit juice, liquor, black tea, beef, veal, pork, canned tuna, canned sardines, veal, artificial sweetners, pickled vegetables

More Alkaline: 

Avacado, granulated soy, lima beans, soy beans, white navy beans, baking soda, red radishes, fresh red beets, stevia, alfalfa, cliantro, fresh cabbage lettuce, celery, cayenne pepper, endive, fresh cut green beans, garlic, ginger, sorrel, spinach, oregano

Very Alkaline: soy nuts, pure soy lecithin, summer black raddishes, alfalfa grass, barley grass, dandelion, dog grass, cucumbers, soy sprouts, shave grass, straw grass, sprouted seeds, wheat grass, broccoli

Most Balanced: 

Buttermilk, herbal tea, water (fiji, hawaiian, evian), borage oil, coconut oil, evening primrose, flax seed oil, olive oil, sesame oil, marine lipids, cream, non-pasteurized milk, homogenized milk, acai berry, apples, apricots, banana's, black currants, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, clementines, coconuts, cranberries, currants, dates, fig juice powder, figs, fresh lemon, goji berrie, gooseberrie, grapefruit, grapes, italian plums, lime, mandarin orange, mango's, nectarine, oranges, papaya, peaches, pears, strawberries, tangerines, tomatoe, watermelons, yellow plums, basmati, buckwheat, bulgar rice, couscous, kamut, lentils, oat, rye bread, soy flour, spelt, tofu, millet, liver, organ meats, oysters, apple cider vinegar, bee pollen, hummus, popcorn, rice milk, soy protein powder, tempeh, whey protein powder, almond milk, soy milk, royal jelly, rice milk, almonds, almond butter, brazil nuts, cashew, filberts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, raw pine nuts, walnuts, carrots, kohirabi, potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, white radishes, yam, sweet potatoes, barley, caraway seeds, cumin seeds, fennel eeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, turbinado sugar, milk sugar, maple syrup, dried sugar cane juice, fructose, honey, brown rice sugar, dr. bronner's barley malt sweetner, barley malt syrup, agave nectar, artichokes, asparagus, egg plant, bail, bell peppers, blue-green algae, bok choy, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, comfrey, chives, cooked vegetables, ginseng, green cabbage, horse raddish, lamb's lettuce, leek bulbs, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsnips, fresh peas, peppers, pumpkins, red cabbage, rhubarb stalks, savoy cabbage, sea vegetables, seaweed, yeast, succhini, white caggage, sundried tomatoes, watercress, thyme, squash

Live Long and Prosper! =)

What's Your Emergency Strategy?

All too often, when we get excited about starting a business, we sit down and we plan out all the fine details, like how we will succeed or how we will have so much fun with their clients and customers.  We make strong goals and smart decisions, and planned for the fruitful games we intend to receive from our business, yet how many of us, on day one, sit down and write out an Emergency Strategy?
You know what I'm talking about.

I'm referring to those times when the rent is due and there hasn't been enough income to cover it.  That time when one of your kid receives an unexpected injury, or another family member gets ill, and you suddenly need to put all your funds into their health.  I'm talking about those moments when and if you're just a step away from the cliff of bankruptcy or eviction.  Basically, anytime you might be derailed by an unexpected event, qualifies as a business emergency.

Anytime something unexpected happens, the only way to ensure that you will be in control of the circumstances that play out after the unexpected events, is to have an emergency strategy or two or three.

Think about it.

What's the only thing that is worse than a big problem?  I'll tell you what's worse, having a big problem in being confused, unfocused or unprepared.

Listen Like a Leader

If you've been having communication problems with your partner or significant other, then you'll want to check out this article I recently wrote, which will help you understand and claim ownership of your ability to listen ACTIVELY and intently with every conversation you come across.

This is a skill that often get's chucked aside, and it can make or break your ability to see the opportunities that are all around you. So make sure you check out THIS ARTICLE, and then remember to listen with expectation! It's good for you, and good for your conversation partner!

3 Steps Towards Success

I published this article on Knoji, and I thought you might like to check it out. Inside of it, you will get 3 fantastic tips to help improve your A game and get back onto the path of fulfillment and success. =)

Check Out: 3 Steps Towards Success

A Letter to My Best Friend’s Boyfriend...

One of my fantastic readers found herself in the peak of inspiration the other day, while talking with a friend of hers, and she sent me this letter that she wanted to send to her best friends boyfriend. After reading over it and LOVING every bit of insight she wanted to share with this lucky guy, I asked her if I could share it with everyone, because it is a great guide to understanding women.

Take what you will from this letter, but if nothing else, be inspired to reach out to your direct community of friends and family. The more we reach out to each other, the strong our bonds become and the richer we grow, from all the positive vibrations that radiate between us.


(all names and locations have been changed to protect the privacy of the people involved in this story) 

A Letter to My Best Friend's Boyfriend

Dear Nick,

Jen and I have been friends since the day we learned how to read the word “dog”. I mean, we practically grew up together. I was there when she lost her first front tooth in 1st grade. I was there when she danced to “Stop” by Spice Girls during the talent program in third grade. I was the one who accompanied her to the girls’ bathroom the day she got her first period. I was the first person she called after her first date with the sophomore guy she met at the school library and later became her first boyfriend. And I was also the first person she called when they broke up two months after.

I was with her, ever present during those medium-awkward to major-awkward moments of her life. I’ve seen her rise and soar like Boeing 747. I’ve seen her break and fall like Icarus. I’ve seen her fall in love with that guy, and with that other guy, and another. But with all honesty, I’ve never seen my friend THIS happy. No one ever made her feel the way she feels when she’s with you. She need not tell me about it (Yeah, like she hasn’t told me a million times already!). Her eyes tell the truth. The way they glow gives away everything.

Success is Only 10,000 Hours Away!

Less than 10k hours actually, if you've already been plugging away, gaining achievements towards your goals and passions.

I recently published an article on Knoji, about this very subject, and I wanted to empower you with direct access to that article, to help you gain ground on those 10,000 hours.

10,000 Hours to Success
It Only Takes 10,000 Hours to become Successful - which is only 3.5 years (give or take) if you go by 8 hour days (it's only 1 year and 52 days if you worked all 24 hours like a crazy person!). It may seem like a long time from the starting point, but when you stop and think about it, what have you been doing with the last 10,000 that has not created the success you want in your life?

Facebook Fanpages for Business: Setting Yourself up for Success

For those of you whom are looking to improve your professional skills with utilizing the benefits of Facebook Fanpages, you'll enjoy this hub I recently published. When you commit to following it, you will ensure your own Epic Success from the very beginning.

Check it out http://strategycoaching.hubpages.com/hub/Facebook-Fanpages-for-Business-Setting-Yourself-up-for-Success