Wednesday, 20 October 2021

20/10/21 Overcoming One Of My Deepest Fears!



Hi from North Devon:-

Let me begin this week's post by letting you into one of my deepest secrets (and fears)! 

Something has lurked in the background for many years (only surfacing every now and then)!  Put very simply, I am not a lover of speaking in public and it has been this way for as long as I can remember.

It first became apparent when I was at Senior School.  It was the day of a  drama class and I was called upon to enact a scene from the school calendar (Speech Day).  

I remember all too well the nerves in my tummy, the dry mouth and the pounding heart.  I wanted to run away and hide but I stuck it out while my drama teacher helped me move through the situation with many words of encouragement.  

So now years later I now want to share with you all, the wisdom she shared with me that day:- 

She advised me to focus on what I had achieved rather than on past failures.  

So, if you are concerned about something you believe you have failed at, look at it closely!  See what you did right and then decide how you can do things differently next time and thus improve on what went wrong!

See if you can find a role model – someone who already has self confidence – watch and learn from them.  

What do they do?  How do they act?  What makes them so self confident?

Discover ways that can help you to feel good about yourself and put them into practice.

Act as if you are self confident and slowly but surely you will begin to feel more confident (this is known as "The Fake it ‘til You Make It" principle)

Find out what  people like about you!  Then, shift your focus onto those things because they are part of who you are and they are what people like about you!  

You should begin to add all the above to the things that you already like about yourself!

Some Things you can do to aid the process:-

Preparation – prepare thoroughly for any task that you are about to undertake, make sure that you are ready to begin.  Remember the 5 "P's"  that are:-

Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

Do you need any specific skills to do what you want?  If the answer is "yes!" then learn them – you can never be over-skilled or over-trained for any task in life

Learn to relax!  If you have relaxation skills identify them and commit to putting them into practice before starting the task you have to do.

When you are delivering a presentation - smile and make sure you are standing straight!

Set yourself achievable goals!  It is a good idea to break harder or more difficult tasks into smaller steps (something that is called chunking)

Give yourself a small reward for success – No matter how small the achievement is you will associate feeling good with success

Do not become too competitive –  it isn't a race against other people!

Do not compare yourself to others!  This process is about you and your self - confidence.  Make sure that you understand that you are working to satisfy your personal needs.

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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 each of the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

In addition to the above I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To find out more about how we could be able to work together or to just dive straight in and book a session, then please send me an email

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link to the new

This page is home to a group of like - minded people (also affectionately known as "The Tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support people who join "The Tribe" often receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  

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

And above all remember

"Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!"


Thursday, 7 October 2021

07/10/21 I Believe That.......

 Hi and welcome to this week's post on the Altered Image Coaching Blog.  

Today's video is the latest in the  series of videos that discuss tips and ideas taken from the various subjects that people often asked me a about. This week we look at a technique recommended by Linda Field in her book "Just Do It Now!"


If this video prompts any questions or raises any points for you then please feel free to contact me and lets have a chat,

You will find my contact email info below.   

Click Here to visit my website


DAve x

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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 each of the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

In addition to the above I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To find out more about how we could be able to work together or to just dive straight in and book a session, then please send me an email

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link to the new

This page is home to a group of like - minded people (also affectionately known as "The Tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support people who join "The Tribe" often receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  

Plus 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

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Wytchwynd Photography:

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Workbook

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

And above all remember

"Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!"

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

22/09/21 The Eisenhower Matrix

How often have you found yourself in a quandary about a decision that you have to make and/or also about prioritising tasks?  

If you are struggling with these things then help is not that far away... and it takes the form of something called the Eisenhower Matrix!   


                                        
So what is an Eisenhower matrix?

It is a way of organising tasks based on their urgency and how important they are.


Tasks which are time sensitive are classed as urgent tasks

Tasks that help you accomplish goals are classed as important tasks.  


It is a fact that we often need to remind ourselves about things and ask ourselves if what we are doing is in support of our long-term plans and mission.


With an Eisenhower matrix you are able to plot urgency and importance in a simple grid pattern.


This pattern goes as follows:-


1 important and urgent

2 important but not urgent

3 not important but urgent

4 not important I’m not urgent


So to look a little closer  - we set out four boxes as follows:-

Box 1 -  Here we focus on the items that are both important and urgent start by using the task that is most important and doing that task first.  Make certain that all your urgent and important tasks are in this box!


Box 2 - Here we schedule tasks that are important but are not necessarily time sensitive.  Once they have been identified these items should be placed on your calendar.


Box 3 - In this box we can place items that are urgent but are not important. These are the sort of items that are time-sensitive and have to be done but do you have to do them?  Is it possible that you could delegate these jobs to somebody else for example a secretary.


Box 4 - The items that go into this box should be avoided.  Because they are neither urgent or important if follows that they are unlikely to be worth you spending lots of time on them.  Items in this box can include watching TV or spending time on social media.


At work these could possibly be requests from colleagues for something that they could easily do themselves.  Try to avoid these tasks but if you can’t avoid them set a timer to make sure that you don’t spend an inordinate amount of time on these things.


So there we have the Eisenhower Matrix.  I know from personal experience that when I began using it I accomplished a lot more meaningful work.


If you find it is beneficial to you please drop me a line and let me know how it has helped.  


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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 each of the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

In addition to the above I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To find out more about how we could be able to work together or to just dive straight in and book a session, then please send me an email

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link to the new

This page is home to a group of like - minded people (also affectionately known as "The Tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support people who join "The Tribe" often receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  

Plus 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:


Workbook

Scan This QR Code for Free access to the our latest tool the Altered Image Coaching  90-Day Workbook


Subscribing To The Blog

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

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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 remember

"Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!"










Wednesday, 15 September 2021

15/09/21 Ten Steps To Change

Hi and welcome to this week's post on the Altered Image Coaching Blog.  

Today's video is the latest in the first in a next series of videos that discuss tips and ideas taken from the various subjects that people often asked me a about. This week we look at building 10 Steps To Change

Click Here (if the video is not shown below)

If this video prompts any questions or raises any points for you then please feel free to contact me and lets have a chat,

You will find my contact email info below.   

Click Here to visit my website


DAve x

oooOOOooo


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 each of the following disciplines:-

Life Coaching (Honours Diploma)

Music Therapy (Diploma)

Crystal Therapy (Practioner)

Reiki (Practitioner)

Dementia Awareness

In addition to the above I am compiling a series of short videos that will provide an 

Introduction To Mindfulness

To find out more about how we could be able to work together or to just dive straight in and book a session, then please send me an email

If you would like to join our Facebook group just follow the link to the new

This page is home to a group of like - minded people (also affectionately known as "The Tribe").

By way of a thank you for their continued support people who join "The Tribe" often receive exclusive content that I do not post anywhere else.  

Plus 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:


Workbook

Scan This QR Code for Free access to the our latest tool the Altered Image Coaching  90-Day Workbook


Subscribing To The Blog

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 remember

"Don't Predict The Future - CREATE IT!"

20/10/21 Overcoming One Of My Deepest Fears!

Hi from North Devon:- Let me begin this week's post by letting you into one of my deepest secrets (and fears)!  Something has lurked in ...