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What You Should Look Out For When Selecting the Best Business Coach

With so many available resources you can find online and somewhere else, choosing a business coach would rather be the easiest choice. However, it could be a bit daunting when it comes to finding the right coach for your business.

You have to know the key qualities to look for in a person who will take responsibility in guiding you with all your business decisions and would assist you in propelling your business to a whole new level.

It would be best if you first meet with several coaches before you make a final decision. You will want to make sure that your coach is not just someone who is comfortable to work with but also has the following essential qualities.

The right experience and the best of skills

You must study the CVs of your chosen potential coaches and only pick those with years of experience in doing the business similar to you. You should only choose a coach who can talk you through with divers topics such as continuous improvements, innovation, strategy, new markets, operations, and even your financial position.

Really understands small and medium-sized businesses

It would be better if you look for someone with experience on managerial positions or those who actually have businesses that they themselves own and who have dealt various kinds of challenges that entrepreneurs normally face each day.

Having the qualities of analytical skills and critical eye

Business coaches are there to help entrepreneurs improve their ways of managing businesses and help them get through obstacles. This is exactly why it would be best that you get yourself a consultant who doesn’t only have a strong analytical skills but with good judgment as well. Moreover, your preferred coach must also be able to cast a critical eye especially when it comes to how you do things and give credits to your strengths as well as in the areas where you need improvement.

Driven only in your success

You have to look for someone who has genuine interest in seeing you as a successful person.

You will know that a person is a good coach if you are asked with questions in a way that he will have a good idea of where your company stands rather than talking to you all about their own accomplishment.

A coach with strong ethics

You have to keep in mind that you could be sharing quite a lot of things with your business consultants and this includes very personal information. You will want to make sure that such information stays between you and the coach and nobody else.

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Do What Is Needed And More

Winning starts with beginning, sure. But the best winning happens with doing what is needed and more. Think about this fact: The worst procrastination happens not with what we want to do, but mostly with what we genuinely need to do. So, this article is genuinely based on a Henry Ford like saying of my Dad: “You either do it or you do not do it.”

Listen, we all love to succeed, but it takes more than doing what is needed or wanted sometimes to genuinely succeed. It takes doing what is needed and more, even if you fail temporarily or make a mistake without any “good luck of the beginner” involved. Success the first time, then, is usually a bad thing, because you expect to repeat that “good luck of the beginner” over and over again after that first success. It is sort of like the first high of the drug addict being the best and not to be repeated in subsequent “high times.” Get my point? If you really want to succeed for real, you have to practice being able to repeat the success before you can really succeed again and again. This is where first time “lucky” success does not count in any way.

So, when I say all kinds of things about “do what is needed and more”. I mean this: Practice until your success is certain and repeatable genuinely. Without that ability to repeat and know what you are doing, how can the success be genuine in any way? I will give you my answer: It cannot be genuine in any way, because even if you get lucky the total knowledge is not there of how to be genuinely successful.

Here is a message and a crucial message here: Successful cheating is not success either, because you skipped over the essence of success with that. Sure, we all want to do our best, but sneaking, cheating and dishonest embezzlement is not the way to do it. Sure, I am all for creatively succeeding through honest means. But winning without integrity or reality is not winning at all. Dealing with reality and winning in reality is doing what is needed and more with full understanding of what you are doing and why, not playing, cheating or embezzling. That means seeing your goal as your genuine job, desired and undesired. That means doing what is genuinely needed, wanted and more for real success. So, if you are intent on genuinely and passionately succeeding, by God do the work genuinely, or forget about it, or do something else you genuinely want to do.

My name is Joshua Clayton, I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California. I also write under a few pen-names and aliases, but Joshua Clayton is my real name, and I write by that for the most part now. I am a philosophical writer and objective thinker and honest action taker. I also work at a senior center in Gardena, California as my day job, among other things, but primarily I am a writer.

Got a Gut Feeling? Your Gut Might Cause ALL Your Feelings!

Do you ever get a gut feeling about something? I was fascinated to learn that our gut and the health of our gut plays a huge role in how we feel.

Almost as much, perhaps even as much, as our minds do.

We spend all our time working our brain and the rest of our body to boost our emotions, but we may be ignoring half the cause of problems. Isn’t it exciting to think that we can literally feel happier and emotionally stronger, even boost our immune system and overall health, just by taking better care of our gut?

If you’re feeling down, anxious, depressed, or just want a big old boost of happiness-inducing serotonin, it turns out your gut most likely has a huge influence over it all.

The little friends in your second brain

You’ve probably heard of our friends the ‘good bacteria’ battling it out against the ‘bad bacteria’ in our digestive tract – our second brain. Well, the state of these micro flora and how well the good bacteria are doing determines a whole host of health-related factors.

For example, good bacteria decides how well the toxic by-products of your digestion are neutralized and whether harmful pathogenic bacteria or other substances are prevented or allowed to grow. And it determines how much hormone production there is and many other factors that affect the health of your immune system.

Did you know you have two nervous systems too?

That’s right. You have two nervous systems – one is the central nervous system we all know and love, which is in your brain and spinal cord. But you also have the ‘enteric’ nervous system, which is in your gastrointestinal tract – your gut.

Through this whole system your brain and gut are connected and the bacteria in your gut sends messages to the brain through the nervous system. These messages affect your mood, and you know the surprising part?

Your gut sends your brain more messages than the other way around. Your gut sends instructions on how to make you feel all day long. And since we can influence those messages, it’s something we should pay attention to, wouldn’t you agree?

Happiness, anxiety and depression

You have neurons in your gut, which is another reason we call it the second brain. And these neurons produce neurotransmitters like serotonin – the primary chemical responsible for your feelings of well-being and happiness. We all know that, right?

But here’s another surprise. Serotonin is found in larger quantities in the gut than in the brain. So let’s influence our primary serotonin-producing environment in our gut and make more of it!

You may have experienced stomach pains or irritable bowel syndrome during times of great anxiety. There’s clearly a strong relationship between anxiety and the health of our gut.

There is even a strong line of scientific work proposing that certain probiotics can affect levels of proinflammatory cytokines and tryptophan in the gut, which have been implicated in depression.

“OK, I get it! So how do I start improving my gut?!” I hear you ask.

Well, that’s the next stage of my investigation. And don’t worry, I’ll share my findings with you as I go.

Perhaps you already have some ideas.

Share them with us!

Adele

I am Adele Theron and I am a change management chick. I went through a divorce in March 2009 and was way too busy to have an emotional breakdown so used my change management techniques to develop a rapid and intense process to heal and experienced a complete transformation.

I believe that we are living in an unprecedented time of change. The real danger for society is that people resist, ignore or run away from massive changes in their lives and consequently do themselves long-term damage.