The Power Of Belief In Life Coaching

Beliefs are powerful and they really matter. One of the most interesting (and somewhat puzzling) demonstrations of the power of belief is the placebo effect. The word placebo (which means 'I will please' in Latin) originated in medicine from treatments that were given to "please" the patient … [Read more...]

Life Coaching To Make The Most Of What You Have

Most people go through life thinking, "Gee, my life would be perfect if only I had...", constantly wishing for something else that, if it magically appeared, would allow them to live out their greatest dreams.  The problem with this approach is that the "something" they think they need is never … [Read more...]

Letting Go Of The Past In Life Coaching

While life coaching is focused on the future (helping clients achieve goals and change behaviors), sometimes you need to be able to let go of the past before you can fully focus on the future. We are all shaped and influenced by the experiences we have encountered in our lives.  It begins on the … [Read more...]

5 Life Coaching Lessons From The Cookie Thief

"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in." - Alan Alda If you've read Chicken Soup for the Soul, you may remember one of the poems in the book about the "cookie thief." I heard it again … [Read more...]

It’s Never Too Late To Start Exercising

One of the most common limiting beliefs that prevent life coaching clients from following their dreams or doing something that they really want to do is the idea that they are "too old." A great life coaching technique for replacing this limiting belief is to provide counterexamples that … [Read more...]

Three Additional Mind Traps To Avoid

Here are 3 more common mind traps that life coaching can help you become aware of and overcome. 1) You don't change your mind once it's made up. One of my favorite quotes from my wife's grandmother "A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does." It actually comes from a Spanish proverb, but I … [Read more...]

Four Common Mind Traps To Avoid

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle I've always considered myself to be a pretty open-minded and flexible person, but when I read this quote from Aristotle, it led me to question if my mind was really as "educated" as I would like. … [Read more...]

You Are Only As Old As You Feel

Here's an interesting life coaching idea for you and your clients who may have limiting beliefs around their age: You are only as old as you feel. NFL kickers are a good example of this idea. NFL kickers often have to endure the scorn of fans and teammates who find their thin, lanky frames and … [Read more...]