A Balanced Life Are you living a balanced life? Or are some areas OK and others not? When you watch an experienced tightrope walker, they make it seem easy. They may have the occasional wobble, especially outdoors in conditions they cannot anticipate, but they quickly...read more
10 tips to stay productive while self-isolating (or just avoiding the office!) Currently, many of us are working from home for the first time and experiencing both the pros and cons of this unexpected change. Add into that, some of us have children or parents to worry...read more
"He who knows others is wise: He who knows himself is enlightened.” Lao TzuSome people seem to get on with everyone. That’s usually because they try to understand the other persons perspective. We all do this naturally of course, but how can we improve our own...read more
Many of my clients have become skilled at using self-coaching techniques to move forward in life; both personally and professionally. Setting goals, keeping an open mind and looking for creative options are all techniques that we can use daily – if we take the time to...read more
Make Stress Your Friend! In my last blog ‘Stress Makes Us Stupid’ I explained how a little stress goes a long way to improve performance, but that too much makes us stupid. But how do you avoid too much stress? Or if it creeps up on you, how do you stop it taking...read more
Stress Makes Us Stupid! When I was working in a high-pressure environment, I thought that stress made me perform better. My colleagues and I wore it like a badge of honour. If you weren’t getting to work early and going home late, then you couldn’t be doing the job...read more
In today’s world we have more opportunities to manage our time than ever. There are countless apps, calendars, notebooks, diaries, project software and communication tools – yet many of us feel more and more overwhelmed each day. Just like the computer which was...read more
Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet Have your New Year Resolutions started to lapse? Don’t despair, you are not alone! Many of us approach the start of New Year wanting to make some changes - but we don’t factor in the reality of life! In my experience, and that of most of...read more
Proactive or Reactive? My Mother always said, “It won’t get done by itself” and now I know what she meant! To reach our goals we need to actually do something! Just thinking about it is not enough! However, we all know that life gets in the way and we sometimes find...read more
15 Tips for Success Do you ever wonder how some people find success and others don’t? Well – it seems that there is no secret recipe, all successful people are unique and have their own methods. However, here are some common tips. These seem to pop up time and time...read more
Are You Focused On Your Goals? When we focus on something we want, in a positive way, we immediately increase our chances of success. Some people like to work with big, long term aims, whereas others prefer a series of short term, compact goals. Whatever your...read more
The 5 Keys to Success In today’s technological age, more and more people have the opportunity to work from home. The lure of a better work/life balance, flexibility and freedom can be real attractions. Combine these benefits with a reduction in travelling time,...read more
Have you ever experienced online coaching (such as Skype/Zoom etc)? Have you tried face to face coaching? If you have experienced both, how did they compare? I have only ever been coached by phone or Skype so I have no comparisons. I coach my own clients by phone,...read more
DRIVEN © Goals Stage Six: Necessary To achieve our goals we need to embrace change, but change can be daunting. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, or fear of success can hold us back. Fear breeds excuses, so to overcome the urge to stay in your comfort zone you...read more
DRIVEN © Goals Stage Five: Exciting Have you ever wondered why some goals seem easy to achieve and others not? Often this bears no relation whatsoever to the actual level of difficulty. Easy goals can seem tedious. Difficult goals can seem impossible. It all...read more
DRIVEN © Goals Stage Four: Values If you have read the previous issues of the DRIVEN © blog you will have developed a goal which you can visualise clearly and that you are inspired by. Now is the time to make sure that you are being true to yourself whilst pursuing...read more
DRIVEN © Goals Stage Three: Inspired If you have read the previous issues of the DRIVEN © blog, you will have developed a goal which has become very real to you. It will no longer be in soft-focus as it is now sharp and detailed in your mind. Now is the time to make...read more
DRIVEN © Goals Stage Two: Real If you have read issues one and two of the DRIVEN © blog you will have developed a dream which is still at the idea stage. It will be in soft-focus like an undeveloped picture, waiting to become sharp and ready to view. Now is the time...read more
DRIVEN GOALS Stage One: Dream Many years ago - before digital photography, all photos were developed in a dark-room. What started as a blurred image was nurtured until it became clear. Then it was printed as a rich and vibrant image. Your dreams are similar....read more
DRIVEN GOALS Dream Real Inspire Values Exciting Necessary You may have already heard about SMART goals but have you heard of DRIVEN Goals ©? SMART goals are developed using logic. They check the facts around the goal to ensure that the goal is valid and...read more
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Linda Ford is a Personal Development Coach and Trainer. She helps her clients to set and achieve their goals through focusing on the right things, in the right way.
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