In old days, there were no life coaches. In fact, business owners in Design District were forced to focus on the profit and the things which were required to run a business. Buy nowadays that scenario is changed and now business owners are focusing on return on investments, profits, customer value, and other goals. There are plenty of ways a business owner can improve their business but for the small or long-term success of the business, it required to get some feedback and consultation or coaching from the industry persons. By attending Business Coaching sessions, business owners can improve their business a lot. Below are the 3 ways through which business coaching can improve and deliver results in order to improve the business in a short term in Design District .
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*Typewriter Typing* Haló Strangeos I'm Rachel Verna and I'm back with another silent Protagonist Review.
Today I will be reviewing Devolution by Ros Barber.
So this was actually a fail in terms of Silent Protagonists.
one there wasn't actually a silent character so.
Two she wasn't the Protagonist.
I read the summary and thought she was goingto be a dual Protagonist but she wasn't.
it was She was like a side character.
she was kindaof important but also not really.
One of the reasons why this book was of realinterest to me because it had this cool cover with a skull and I love skulls.
But also because of the back, the summary actually said the character I thought was a Protagonist but isn't at all, had Electively Mutism.
She does not and if she does have Elective Mutism which is the old name for Selective Mutism.
It's not, we don't call it now, it's selective now.
And if she does have Selective Mutism, it's done really badly.
There's never a point where she shouldn'ttalk because Basically the main character is her psychologist so she making the choicenot to speak to her psychologist which is the right choice and we don't see enough ofher to know whether she is choosing or if she is actually mute selectively mute.
But I feel like she not and it's not done, it's not shown enough to actually have this title on the back.
The thing is this book is meant to be like Literaite i think.
It wants to be Literature.
So I think it ha Elective Mutism on theback to be fancy.
It's a fail.
So that’s us addressed the Selective Protagonist bit.
So in terms of my other thoughts of this book.
This book is set in the near future wheremost people are atheists.
Ten years after the death of Richard Dawkins.
Moves have been made to classify Religiousbelieves as a form of mental illness.
The thing is that it is not.
It's not just religious beliefs.
It's extremists beliefs they trying to makea specific crime so if you have extremism beliefs that can be criminalised so basicallythey want to make terrorist a crime which already is so the point of this is kinda vague.
The main character is dealing with this girlwho is a Christian terrorist and you know this is a book with terrorism in it and it's just weird religious stuff.
This book also deals with grief a lot andlike bad choices and bad parenting decisions is kinda what this book actually deals with.
Logan is the actual protagonist and he is very bland.
He cheats on woman and he always goes after woman that are already in relationships.
I’ve seen other people praise the prosebut I just found the pose to be fine.
It's like nothing special.
It's just fine.
I found the plot to be really half baked.
And just meant to be questioning God and likedeath and if death has meaning or and this character has this point where he thinks aconspiracy against him but he's just you know you're a bad person and bad things happen.
The actual kinda of interesting thing about this book that there's a point where it's does a subway.
Where it’s splits into two different narratives.
Of Like If he does this thing this is what happensand if he does this thing this is what happens but it's like illconfined and.
The thing is this book is just okay.
I don't think it dealt with the topic of religionand like fundamentalism.
Like the summary on the back of this booksounds really cool but it doesn't do, it doesn't deal with of the things promised on the back.
This is a book with a really cool cover anda really cool summary but the actual contents is just okay so I was led, I'm set up forDisappointment and that’s what I got.
I don't say don't read it and I don't saygo read it.
It's Just- It's fine.
I give it three out five stars.
It's just like right in the middle it's probably 2.
5 really so it's just, this book is fine.
I don't know if I would have had better feelingstowards this book if I didn't think it had Electively.
I don't know if I would have had better feelingstowards this book if it had a better summary that actually described the contents becauseI just, the whole religious angle is just ill-defined.
Is there a voice of God.
I really love the cover though guys so promptsto who ever did this.
I think it's a water colouring, maybe ink thing.
It's really pretty.
And also skulls.
Stella is out of focus.
So I will see you weirdos next time wherehopefully someone will actually be silent.
Today I will be reviewing Devol- er Devolution so she a terrorist.
So she like a Christian Terrorist.
[CC]Silent Review: Devotion By Ros Barber
It seems that everyone I meet these days wants to be a life coach. “My passion is to help people find their passion.” “My purpose is to help people find their purpose.” I hear this at many of the personal development retreats and career workshops I attend.
This is a noble and beautiful goal; to dedicate your life to empowering others to reach their full potential. In a world where 70% of Americans are disengaged with their jobs, and millions of people are depressed, unfulfilled, or addicted to prescription pain medication, we certainly need more coaches, enablers, and givers.
In 2012, the International Coach Federation (ICF) reported that life coaching is a $2 billion a year industry. Since there is wide disagreement on the value of professional coaching certification programs and many coaches don’t pursue formal training, this number is probably higher.
The problem I have with life coaches is not their lack of certification or qualifications. I have many friends who lack formal training, yet are excellent coaches. Furthermore, I’m not sure anyone can be certified in something as broad as “life coaching,” whether it’s a 2-week, 2-month, or 2-year program.
The problem I have with some life coaches is that they sell their life, disguised as a coaching product. Perhaps a result of the growing popularity of the lifestyle design industry, these life coaches spend more time trying to live and sell a lifestyle that suits them, rather than investing in the service they are allegedly providing to others.
I see a lot of life coaches post photos on Instagram of themselves on the beach or at yoga retreats with captions like, “Live life full! Be free! #lovemylife” These pictures are in places like Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Bali — often at all-inclusive resorts or very pristine beaches. Usually the coaches are incredibly attractive people with tan skin who seemingly spend a lot of time at the gym or do yoga all the time (as in, like, every second of every day).
We should all strive to live a beautiful life (whatever that means for each of us), I’m just not sure the point is to sell that life. Depicting an idealized life that others should aspire to is dangerous. It misleads clients into thinking that their goal should be to emulate and idolize their all-knowing coach. It also misleads other coaches into adopting deceiving marketing practices and making false promises.
Here’s the thing: you don’t need to have a pristine life to be a coach. Coaching is about inquiry, asking the right questions, listening, empathy, and empowering someone to become their best self. I know many talented coaches whose life doesn’t look that great on social media — some of these coaches aren’t even on social media at all! They make a living because their clients recommend their services. They are talented coaches because they know how to coach, not because their life is perfect or they know how to run an auto drip campaign on MailChimp.
I don’t do much 1-on-1 coaching, because personally, given my background and lack of coaching training, I think I can provide more value writing, speaking, and doing workshops, but when someone approaches me about hiring me as their career coach, I ask them why they want to work with me. If they say anything close to “your life is awesome, I want your life,” I don’t respond to their email. Don’t get me wrong, my name is Smiley — I love my life. But it’s my life. It’s not intended to be someone else’s.
Trust me, my life isn’t for you. I have five roommates. My kitchen has a mice problem. My sink is constantly full of dishes. There are fruit flies everywhere. My bedroom is so small it barely fits my bed. I bring tea bags with me wherever I go to save the $3 (that adds up to like $60 a month!). I can’t for the life of me find a moisturizing cream that keeps my hands moist — I’ve tried like seven different kinds. I can’t drink coffee or alcohol anymore since I have really bad acid reflux. I love to do yoga but I fart a lot when I do it, so I can’t go to class more than once a week. My back is already starting to hurt — and I’m only 31!
These are the kinds of things I spend my time thinking about — it’s just not Instagram life coach worthy material. I can’t post a picture of me wallowing in back pain with the caption, “Love my life! #lifeisamazing. Sign up for my 3-step plan to fulfillment now — it’s only $495 — ahhhhh, my back!”
I refuse to sell some notion that my life is ideal or perfect — it’s inauthentic and it’s bullshit. I see some life coaches prancing around the beach and I’m like, “#Livefree?! You just quit your job! I know your ass is broke! Ahhhhh, my back!”
All of us (myself included) are sharing our highlight reels on social media, but I am immediately turned off by life coaches who make life seem easy or perfect in order to sell their product. These coaches give a bad reputation to talented coaches who have a tangible and valuable service to offer.
The coaches I know who make a living from coaching, don’t spend their days at the beach. They are on video calls with clients, working with executives and senior managers in office buildings, meeting with students at universities, and running trainings at leadership development programs. They don’t work 4 hours a week. They work 40 or 50 hours a week, sometimes more. Their life isn’t perfect (no ones life is perfect), but they are still a great coach.
When we depict an idealized life others should aspire to, we ignore the fact that most people’s lives are actually really complicated and nuanced. Most of the time, when people are “in flow,” “coming alive,” or “living with purpose,” they are not at the beach or sipping a green smoothie or doing endless yoga or traveling in a foreign country, they are studying in a dimly-lit library at 1 in the morning, sweating in a noisy warehouse, or a managing a classroom full of restless children. Or, they are cooking dinner for their family.
The goal of coaching (and personal development work in general) should not be to get people to ignore these day-to-day rituals, but to find more personal meaning in all aspects of their life. It’s not about escaping to the beach and posting a photo (#lovemylife!), it’s about finding meaning, purpose, and joy in the day-to-day (and sometimes mundane) rituals that make up our lives.
We need more coaches. More business coaches, relationship coaches, career coaches, leadership coaches, communications coaches, and even more life coaches. But we need coaches who are honest about the services they are able to provide to their clients (and just as authentic about the services they are not qualified to offer).
By all means, design your ideal life and travel to exotic locations—just be conscious of what it is you’re actually selling. I’m all for personal development retreats (even ones on the beach) that offer honest and practical solutions for navigating the complex and nuanced world we live in. I have participated in retreats that are extremely powerful; offering someone permission to be who they are, embrace their fears, overcome roadblocks and barriers, set new intentions, align work with purpose, integrate health and wellness into daily routines, and build a community of like-minded peers.
Life is not easy. There are no 3 simple steps to fulfillment or 10 ways to do anything. Happiness cannot be bought for $495 (or $4,095). There is not one answer and there is no quick fix, so let’s stop selling one.
Smiley Poswolsky is the author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: a guide for millennials to find meaningful work. Follow @whatsupsmiley and get free resources at smileyposwolsky.com.
Special thanks to my friends Peter Rubin (a business coach and relationship coach), and Lauren Weinstein (a consultant and coach) for reading a draft of this piece and offering feedback. If you are interested in learning more about pursuing coaching as a profession, I recommend reading Coaching is Calling, by Lauren Weinstein.
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Being a visionary is required in a business and without vision, it is hard to survive in the industry. Business Coaching is a way through which business owners can learn to create a vision for a company. By creating a vision statement, employees, shareholders will know the objective and the direction of the business. Thus it’ll ultimately help a business to set and achieve goals in time. So, it is the most important thing that a business owner will learn from the coaching sessions.
Sometimes business owners while deciding the pricing of their products or services and they use different tactics like discounts, free trials etc to attract a group of customers. But such tactics can be bad for their business process as per their vision and mission. By doing so, there may be negative impacts on the breakeven analysis of the business. Here a Business Coach can help a business owner with multiple business tools like Price Discount Calculator, Break Even Calculator etc. Such tools ensure that that the pricing and discount should be in accordance with the industry and the vision of the company.
Team Engagement and High Productivity:
High productivity in any business can be achieved only when it’s employees will be engaged with each other. There should not be any loopholes in the work process and communication. Sometimes it takes too much effort to deliver high productivity due to lack of the engagement and enthusiasm in the workforce. Business Coach helps business owners to align the employees with the business goals through different engagement processes like Break Down Analysis, Weekly Operation Reviews etc.
To perform all the above-mentioned things is somewhat difficult for a business owner without getting coached by a business coach. Building a business plan, implement it and identifying new business opportunities are the few things which need a assistance from a business guru so that he can recommend necessary changes to make it more efficient. So if you find yourself or know anyone who is in a need of Business Coach in Oklahoma then do let me know in comments.