Personal Development Coaching BS: Signs your Coach is incompetent

Today I received one of these invites again: “Join the biggest list building event of the year.” Hundreds of personal development coaching people group together to collect as many email addresses as they can. While it is understandable that we want the chance to speak to YOU, it should always be done in style. And with style, I mean: from the point of a Coach who wants to help people – not from the point of a marketing ninja who wants to sell as many products as possible. Coach or Marketing expert? Every coach can tell you that this event doesn’t have any benefit for participants. It works as follows:… Read More

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How to avoid fighting on Christmas

Do we lose all Empathy around Christmas? Martha is looking forward to the holidays. Every year, she starts to prepare early. From the finest decorations to recipes that tickle your taste buds in the most delightful way: Martha takes Christmas seriously.  What she loves most is that it’s the only time of the year when the whole family gets together. Even her parents fly in from Florida.  She looks forward to her favorite holiday every year. Sadly, also every year what is supposed to be the festival of love turns into a huge fight.  Last year was extremely bad:  Martha was mad at everyone. She prepared for weeks and spent… Read More

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Emotional Intelligence: Understanding Emotions

Understanding emotions and everything related to emotion is often confused for “overly emotional” or even weakness. I invite you to learn why knowledge of emotions is a powerful success- and happiness skill.   Understanding Emotions People with a high EQ can understand their emotions, the sources of their emotions (and those of others) and they are in control of their actions and reactions. Let’s look at the fascinating topic “emotions” a little closer. Many people find it hard to share their emotions with others, express or even feel them. Most of us still have the idea that emotions are hindering an effective decision-making process and rational thinking. If rational thinking… Read More

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Interview with Chris Shea LifesJourney

  Recently, Chris Shea, founder of Lifesjourney, invited me for an interview. Chris was interested in learning more about my Emotional Intelligence Training and during our pleasant conversation, we realized that we share a common interest: Helping people to implement mindfulness into their lives. You can listen to the podcast here: iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-finding-peace/id1160378353 Libsyn:  http://onfindingpeace.libsyn.com/ I also recommend that you check out Lifesjourney’s offering.

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Interview with Dr. Mark Goulston – Unconditional

You will hear more from me about the incredible Dr. Mark Goulston. Today, I had an interview with him that I consider so valuable that I want to share the goodness with you right away.   Podcast Episode with Dr. Mark Goulston This week’s episode is crowned by the incredible Dr. Mark Goulston. Be prepared: He will tickle your brain and touch your heart. He will share stories that will make most people want to act on the nuggets of wisdom and implement them into their lives. As a best-selling author, business consultant, psychiatrist, social skills expert, his mission is: Helping the world heal – one conversation at a time.… Read More

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How to make a difficult decision

    Very difficult decisions Sometimes we are at a crossroad in our life where we have to make a difficult decision. Should I start my own business or stay where I am? Do I want a baby or focus on my career? Should I cut the salary of all employees or fire 10 people? Do I stay in my unhappy relationship for the kids? Did you know that there is a simple hack to make difficult decisions easy? How to make difficult decisions easy Let’s start with the why: Why are some decisions difficult to make? The answer is surprisingly simple. Difficult decisions are difficult because no alternative seems better… Read More

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5 Tips To Stop Whining

  How you can stay positive and stop whining We’re not always positive. Influenced by society, experience, upbringing, and exposure to the news we go through life. Yes, we try our best and we want to be happy. Always. But roadblocks and exhaustion can make it difficult and sometimes we enter the vale of tears. We know that whining neither helps the situation nor does it make us feel good. So how can we stay positive when the going gets tough? No whining please because: It changes your brain Neuroplasticity is a term that refers to the brain’s ability to change its structure and function. Nerve cells die, new ones… Read More

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6 Signs You Have A Low EQ

  When artificial intelligence and automation are on the rise, social competence is more important than ever. Cognitive flexibility and a high EQ are competitive advantages – not only for managers and sales people. Emotional intelligence is the set of skills and character traits that most successful people have in common. I’m sure you know of a few very successful people who don’t have extensive technical skills. And I’m sure you also know many people who have incredible technical skills but they are unsuccessful. Many experts say a high EQ is more important for your career than a high IQ. I think a healthy combination of both is desirable. To… Read More

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Guided Breath Meditation for Stress Management

5 Minute Stress-Management Meditation The paradox about stress and stress management is: The more you feel under pressure the less likely that you feel like taking out an hour of your day for self-care (even though you know you should). Not only are we endangering our mental and physical health and put ourselves at the risk of burnout – our productivity is decreasing drastically when we are stressed. Just think about it: How much can you achieve in one hour of work at “full speed” and how often do you work long hours under pressure and don’t produce impressive results? I get it. When you have to meet deadlines or… Read More

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