Wednesday, 5 May 2021

It's OK To Be You!

Hi and welcome to this week's blog post.

Recently I have been chatting with some coaches and other people involved in the Personal Development field to get a feeling for how they felt was the way forwards in getting the message out to people who are also potential clients.

To a one they were all agreed that it is important to build a video presence.  When I asked why the response was again quite straightforward:-

".....because a static blog of just words and pictures does not say anything about who you are!" 

So having taken that on board I have opted to create a video blog instead of the static one for the page going forwards.  Although these posts will only be short I hope they will provide some  very useful tips about building your "Vision For Success"

So here is Video 2 "It's OK To Be You!:- 




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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





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Wytchwynd Photography:

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Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Vision For Success

 Hi and welcome to this week's blog post.

Recently I have been chatting with some coaches and other people involved in the Personal Development field to get a feeling for how they felt was the way forwards in getting the message out to people who are also potential clients.

To a one they were all agreed that it is important to build a video presence.  When I asked why the response was again quite straightforward:-

".....because a static blog of just words and pictures does not say anything about who you are!" 

So having taken that on board I have opted to create a video for the page this week and although only short it gives something that I believe is a very useful tip about building your "Vision For Success"

So here it is:- 


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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





LINKS

Website:

Wytchwynd Photography:

Pinterest:

To subscribe to the blog please go over to the right hand side of this page and click the button that says “Follow”.  Once you do that you will be added to our list of subscribers.

Feel free to share this and other posts with your friends and associates

Inspirational Phrases

In addition to the above I am able to send out a daily email containing an Inspirational Phrase. 

To ensure that we comply with the relevant regulations this is a subscription only service and to  be included please send an email using “add me” as the subject to:- 


Once you have subscribed the phrases will be delivered to your mail box every day at no cost to you whatsoever.

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Breaking The Cycle Of Distraction



  Breaking The 

 Cycle Of 

 Distraction



How many of you are working on your computers with more windows open than there are in a small mansion?

The other day I was told about someone who was trying to work on his laptop with approximately 40 windows open, talking to a friend on "WhatsApp" and all of this while listening to a podcast.

They were then heard to complain that it had taken about four hours to write a single A5 page of content.

Not really a very successful / productive way to spend a morning or afternoon is it?

There is a school of thought that says:-

“Multitasking improves productivity and saves time” – however, research poo poos that idea! 

The time taken to complete a task in this way increases by 40% and it has been known to decrease the level of performance by an MA student to the same as that of an eight-year-old child!

Multitasking can make you feel efficient but in reality it is due to the release of certain chemicals (dopamines) that is creating that feeling of efficiency.  

However, the reality is that it does the opposite and you are working in a manner that is much less efficient!

So what is the answer? 

Well it has been proven that then solution is "single tasking" and staying focused on one task for longer.

It has been calculated that the optimum balance is 52 minutes of focused activity followed by a break away from your desk / workstation of 17 minutes.

However, that 17 minutes break does not mean catching up on your various social media platforms!  It is far better for you if you go for a walk which will provide time to give your brain a rest and also give it a chance to recuperate!

Doing something new is always more fascinating than the mental activity of deep thinking!

It is a mammoth task to stay focused on one single task! 

However, you will most likely find that if you stick at it – over time, it will become easier and you will reach a situation where you are “in flow" more often.

By focusing this time on yourself you will eventually see that you become more productive and “in flow” and the nett result of that can only be better for you!

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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





LINKS

Website:

Wytchwynd Photography:

Pinterest:

To subscribe to the blog please go over to the right hand side of this page and click the button that says “Follow”.  Once you do that you will be added to our list of subscribers.

Feel free to share this and other posts with your friends and associates

Inspirational Phrases

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To ensure that we comply with the relevant regulations this is a subscription only service and to  be included please send an email using “add me” as the subject to:- 


Once you have subscribed the phrases will be delivered to your mail box every day at no cost to you whatsoever.

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!


Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Looking at Exhaustion

                                            Looking 

 At 

 Exhaustion




This week I thought that I would take a look at something that affects all of us at some point of our lives and that is the subject of exhaustion. There are four clear steps that I have highlighted and put everyone of us in danger of burnout.


Step 1 is Worry

Because your active mind life comes with a dark side -You tend to be guilty of overthinking And get yourself into a never ending spiral of worst case/what if scenarios.

You might try to justify this by saying you are prepared but in fact you are on settled by uncertainty and worrying gives you a feeling of control.

Your belief is that if you expect the worst and it does not happen that is a bonus. But, over time this drains your well-being, you feel tired, fed up of being stressed but it is hard for you to change.

Protect yourself by having “worry time” (15 minute window is good)

Surprisingly when you schedule the time to sit down and worry things seem smaller and you have broken the “worry hold” over you.


Step 2 is Emotional Labour


If you become the caring heart of your family and friends you may find that role provides you with a sense of purpose but the truth is it can leave you in a state of exhaustion because you continually give without receiving anything back.

Some friends may become “vampires“ and these people never give anything in return, but because of your nature you will find it hard to say “No”.

You will ultimately find yourself feeling low and believing that you have been used.

To protect yourself from burnout audit your friendships. Score each friend from 1 to 10 based on how much energy you have when you are in their company. One equals flat 10 equals vibrant. When that is done spend most of your time with those people who score 5 and above.

Step 3 is Self Sabotage

Are you burned out? If you are you are probably a person who works and plays hard, you believe that you should just get on with it. This is surely a route into self sabotage.

Sometimes you might have an important meeting scheduled and you are still in the bar drinking during the week small hours.

Why do you expect to get by on four or five hours sleep or accept more work when you are already fully stretched?

You are putting both your mental and physical health at risk. You find you suffer from feeling on fit, poor concentration and low energy but you cannot stop yourself.

Be honest – note your activity on a planner. Take a good look and decide if what you are doing is taking you nearer to or further away from your best life.

Step 4 is Conscientiousness

You are someone who is valued at work and are singled out as the go to person to get stuff done. You thrive on personal growth and reaching for your goals. You set the bar high but what really happens is you spend so much time on the small stuff you have no energy left for the bigger things.

You feel that letting people down is an absolute no! You feel that good enough is alright but is never for you.

To protect yourself from burnout step out of your routine every so often.

Too much routine drains you, start a hobby that is fun to do without focusing on achievements.

And finally

Be brutally honest and look at yourself and your life in great detail. Use a daily activity planner, take a long hard look and see how much of your routine takes you one step closer do your best life, or alternatively, one step further away.

Carry out an audit of your friendships. Score each friend from 1 to 10 (1 = flat, 10 = vibrant) based on how much energy you have when you are in their company.

Once you have done this spend the most time with those who score is over five.

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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





LINKS

Website:

Wytchwynd Photography:

Pinterest:

To subscribe to the blog please go over to the right hand side of this page and click the button that says “Follow”.  Once you do that you will be added to our list of subscribers.

Feel free to share this and other posts with your friends and associates

Inspirational Phrases

In addition to the above I am able to send out a daily email containing an Inspirational Phrase. 

To ensure that we comply with the relevant regulations this is a subscription only service and to  be included please send an email using “add me” as the subject to:- 


Once you have subscribed the phrases will be delivered to your mail box every day at no cost to you whatsoever.

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Manifesting Your Heart's Desire!






Hi and welcome to another blog post from Altered Image coaching!







This week we are taking a look at:-

"how to create a beginners mindset for manifesting your heart’s desire!"

Every day take time to sit quietly let go of the chaos of your day and put your attention towards your hearts desire. Allow yourself to feel what it feels like to be living right now in this very moment person who you love the most.

Ask yourself the next question:- 

where in my body do I feel the joy and excitement and the complete knowingness that I am now connected to my soulmate? 

Enjoy the time and luxuriate in those feelings.

Let go of “needing to know“. 

As human beings we always look for certainty, we expect life to be clear and in black-and-white terms in order that we can make our plans and move on

Manifesting means that we have to first let go of the need to know when and how the person of our dreams will appear!  

We must begin to trust that one day our desires will be fulfilled, even if we are not able (at this moment) to see the proof of that.

Stop thinking in terms such as:- 

“I should be doing something more to make this happen!” 

It is a given that the path to successful manifestation requires a clear statement of desire or intention. It also requires trust under belief that what you have asked for is already yours and then taking appropriate action steps but feel right for you

Focus on asking questions not answers and having done that listen to your inner voice.  What is it telling you?

Let your inner knowing guide and direct to you towards taking the actions and steps that are the right ones for you.

Do not succumb to pressure from friends or family who could try to insist that you do your manifestation practice the way they do.

It is your manifesting practice and you can do it exactly how you feel is appropriate!

So to end this post all that remains is to wish you

HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL MANIFESTING!
 

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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





LINKS

Website:

Wytchwynd Photography:

Pinterest:

To subscribe to the blog please go over to the right hand side of this page and click the button that says “Follow”.  Once you do that you will be added to our list of subscribers.

Feel free to share this and other posts with your friends and associates

Inspirational Phrases

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To ensure that we comply with the relevant regulations this is a subscription only service and to  be included please send an email using “add me” as the subject to:- 


Once you have subscribed the phrases will be delivered to your mail box every day at no cost to you whatsoever.

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

A New 30 - Day Challenge

 


 A New 30 - Day Challenge


Hey! It's Dave. 

This week I have decided to issue a bit of a challenge to my readers it is actually based on a Personality Exercise I took about 2 years ago.  

Naturally, having done this myself I would really like you all to do it as well and at the end feedback anything you discovered about yourself during the exercise.


Simply answer each question truthfully and jot down your answers.  You can share the insights (publicly or privately) if you so wish.  But even if you don't share, please leave a comment to tell us what you have discovered about yourself at the end of the questions:-

So here goes

1.  What weird things do you do when you are alone?

2.  How have you changed during the past 2 years?

3.  What kind of person attracts you?

4.  What do you prefer to wear to bed?

5.  Name 5 things that irritate you about the opposite sex?


6.  Name 5 things that irritate you about your own sex?


7.  What is your opinion about checking on people?

8.  What are your current worries?

9.  When was your last kiss?

10. What are your thoughts on drugs & alcohol?

11. Name something you want to say to an ex!

12. Describe a date you would love to go on


13. Spill the beans - Something disgusting that you do?

14. The best thing to happen to you this week is............

15. What am you proud of in your personality?

16. What scares you?

17. Something that never fails to make you feel better?

18. When was your last argument?

19. Something that you can't get over?

20. 3 things about you that people don't really expect?


21. What if........?

22. Something you want to say to someone close to you?

23. Something you want to say to a friend?

24. 10 ways to win your heart? 


25. If you follow a religion what faith are you?

26. Something you like about your brother / sister?

27. What is your happy month and why?

28. What has changed for you significantly this month?

29. Where do you see yourself at this time next year?

30. When did you last say "I Love You!"?


Thank you for taking part and I hope that you got something out of it.

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About Dave   I am a personal development coach; a therapist; speaker; and  radio presenter.  A number of years ago I founded my coaching practice and although it has gone through various incarnations the core of Altered Image Coaching has always remained the same to help and encourage people to live their best lives.  

Certifications

I hold qualifications in the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

plus I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To enquire / book a session, then please email me.

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link below to the Altered Image Coaching page. The page is home to a group of like - minded people (affectionately knows as "the tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support Tribe Members regularly receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  The page also provides advanced information about forthcoming projects and events.

So please spread the word about the blog, the tribe etc. to your friends and family and I hope to see you as a member of our "Tribe" soon.





LINKS

Website:

Wytchwynd Photography:

Pinterest:

To subscribe to the blog please go over to the right hand side of this page and click the button that says “Follow”.  Once you do that you will be added to our list of subscribers.

Feel free to share this and other posts with your friends and associates

Inspirational Phrases

In addition to the above I am able to send out a daily email containing an Inspirational Phrase. 

To ensure that we comply with the relevant regulations this is a subscription only service and to  be included please send an email using “add me” as the subject to:- 


Once you have subscribed the phrases will be delivered to your mail box every day at no cost to you whatsoever.

Have a fantastic day, live a life of Passion and Power.

And above all

Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!

It's OK To Be You!

Hi and welcome to this week's blog post. Recently I have been chatting with some coaches and other people involved in the Personal Devel...