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Goal Setting

Goal Setting is an Art

Last week we hosted our goals teleseminar and the feedback was incredible! If you were not able to catch the live program it is available at the link below.

www.universityofyou.ca/GoalsRecording

With all the amazing reaction we have gathered from this program, we are even more excited for our tele-forum which we are hosting on October 30th at 7:00pm EST! One cannot contest the value of visioning and setting objective goals in one’s pursuit of achievement and thus happiness.

Unlike the teleseminar, this program will include a tremendous amount of listener participation. It will allow each participant to listen to the thoughts, strategies and ideas of all the callers so that we can foster an environment of directly applicable education. Together, we address every issue you might have in order to allow a renewed understanding of YOUR vision and goals. During the tele-forum, we will not speak in generalities, but instead address each of your individual questions, challenges, etc. The group environment allows us to all learn from each other. There is truly no better method to significantly impact your life than listening to the words and experiences of others.

In addition to the tele-forum you will receive:

  • Access to recording of the fully packed Tele-forum with activities that will create clarity and get you moving towards reaching your goals
  • Class worksheets and homework activities to keep your momentum rolling
  • A group coaching call the following week to continue to support your next step in your Goal Setting Challenge
  • NEW clients only Monday Morning Power Hour Group that will be held the week after the group coaching call to continue the momentum even longer

Click on the link below if you would like personalized and direct coaching in your pursuit of vision and goal setting excellence!

www.universityofyou.ca/GoalsForum

Thank you for BEING you!

With Love and Well BEing,

Tam

Live With Intention!

www.tammyrowlandcoaching.com

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A quick note

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

about our goal setting teleseminar which we will host on October 16th at 7:00pm EDT. The response has been tremendous. We could not be more excited to share this message with you all!

Setting a goal is a unique ability to possess because it is so vitally important, yet few every hone the competence to set significant goals. There are various reasons as to why few ever refine their goal setting proficiency yet its standing is undeniable. During this teleseminar we want to help you to attain an aptitude in goal setting. There are many factors that shape a proper goal which we will discuss in detail during the teleseminar. Some of the topics we will cover during this event include:

  • The importance of daily reflection in your goal setting
  • How to hold yourself accountable to achieving your goals
  • In which areas of your life you should set goals
  • How to define a purpose for your goals
  • And much more!

This teleseminar has the potential to change your life as success or failure in goal attainment, both conscious and subconscious, is undeniably linked to happiness. To fulfill your life and goal setting potential please click on the link below!

www.universityofyou.ca/Goals

Thank you for BEING you!

With Love and Well BEing,

Tam

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Moving Day (book)

Moving Day (book) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was just looking at the boxes piling up as we get closer to our move date. I wonder how many others I know are doing the same. There is lots to do but I have been pacing myself. Layers of our stuff have been removed one week at a time and now there are only 4 left before the big day.

Moving can mean many things. Moving house and home, moving our body, moving forward in our jobs and life as well. This being the case we are all moving a great deal of the time, aren’t we?

There may even be areas we want to move but are a bit stuck. Maybe you have been in the same job that you don’t like for far too long. Fear of the unknown can be a reason for some of this for sure. Will it be a good decision to make the move on? Will I regret the move? Will I be comfortable both during as well as after the move? Hmmm… many questions.

How about moving our bodies? I can move it out of the bed right over to the fridge then couch or I can move it to the closet for runners and a leash for my dog. I can sit around the house or move out the door and do some gardening. Moving doesn’t have to look like a gym membership, it could be a walk and a chat with a good friend or loved one around the block. How about a game of frisbee or catch? Dancing is a great way to move with some fun music and friends. Even by yourself with the curtains drawn if you are a bit self-conscious.

We all have a choice to move in one form or another. We just need to decide “if”, “what kind,” “how” and “when”. I challenge you all to just move in some way- TODAY! Let me know what you did that got you moving. Have a terrific move!

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Why not live life as a blonde?

I remember a commercial from decades ago told us if we did not like who we were we could “live it as a blonde”. As if changing our hair color was all we had to do. Is it really that simple? It has not been for me, how about you?

If you don’t like what’s happening to or around you – what are you doing about it?

If you want your life to be different who are you willing to become to be able to have that?

Life is good- even when it’s difficult or sad or when you are blue. Think of the alternatives.

You could have less than you do right at this very moment…yes you want more of something, but more than what exactly?

Do you know what you want? All you have to do is ask yourself, “What exactly do I want?”

Easy question but are you ready for the answer? Better yet are you ready to change? You will need to make some changes or you would have “it” already!

It’s not difficult but it is a process and if you are the impatient kind of person, this will add a different dimension to slow!  Slow can mean steady when you are doing the next thing that will facilitate the change but usually change needs choice then courage then persistence then a new habit.

Don’t stop now! You deserve to have what you want and dream about. Just because it will take more than five minutes to get there doesn’t mean it’s not worth the effort! The effort is part of the glory at the end when we know we did it!  Some folks can get a book to give them the guidance to start heading in the right direction while others need a cheerleader or someone who helps them connect with their Inner Guidance System.

That cheerleader can come in many forms. A good friend or relative, an excellent boss or even a hired hand can support you through whatever part of the path that needs it. The dedicated hands will be there to ask the hard questions and prod you on. You may not even like the kind of assistance they can give you but it is easier when it’s not a boss or spouse. Not great for building relationships if you come off not appreciative for the aide.

There are lots of tools on the internet that can get you started. The first step is a desire to change then the rest is just one step at a time.  Mind Tools is a good website resource that has all kinds of tools that can get you started, but if you decide you want a coach, of course there is me but there is also a load of info on coaching at findacoach.com.

If life for you is a simple as changing your hair colour then go for it! Live it as a blond, brunet, red head or just let it go grey, naturally. Even that takes time if you have been covering it up for a time. Cut it short and start from scratch. The results will be different and everything can change, from the colour and length of our hair, to what we do and more importantly how we feel about our SELF.

Live the life you love and love the life you live!

Life is good, isn’t it!

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University of You Montreal Group Coaching Workshop

Is it time for a change?

Are you stuck?

Do you know which way to go next?

Are you at a crossroads in your life?

New Launch date information for October 2011 coming shortly!

For more information or to let me know of interest in an upcoming group:

Call Tammy Rowland @ 514-918-5476

For more details check out the “coming events” page.

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It is important to remember that we are energy. Einstein told us that. And energy cannot be created or destroyed, it just changes form. Rhonda Byrne

What does your energy feel like today? Does it feel warm and fuzzy or overwhelmed and difficult, electric and vibrating, exhausted and dragging or calm and relaxed? Let me know how you feel.

How does your energy look? Black and cold, red and raging or brown and boring…white and illuminating or maybe yellow and cozy, how about bright and light you tell me…

Do you depend on a hit of energy from a power drink, coffee, chocolate or some outside source instead of from within?

You have a choice and if you want support on where to go from here or how to focus that energy in the way you want, well I have a tele-forum for you!

Check it out on the events page or just click here!

https://tammyrowlandcoaching.wordpress.com/upcomingevents/

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[tweetmeme source=trcoaching only_single=false]Realize the Life You Want with Time and Energy to Spare!

Do you want …to have more time doing the fun stuff with family and friends?

…more vacations- short and extended? …long weekends – ALWAYS!

____________________________________-(YOU fill in the Blank)

Do you think you work best under pressure but regularly miss the mark?

Are there deadlines for goals that are not met so you don’t get the bonus,

paycheck, or client you really want? What’s the “REAL” cost to being Rushed, Stressed, Hurried and Worried?

When you think about how much work it takes to build your business, do you feel Exhausted and Overwhelmed?

Have Time Management books left no lasting results? Have you misplaced the joy and balance between work and your personal life?

Can you remember the last time you were “PRESENT” during “fun times”?

Not thinking or worrying about work when you were doing the “fun stuff”

knowing everything was taken care of?

Or being at work thinking you “SHOULD” be with the family or elsewhere?

How Much More Money Will You Make When You Master Time & Energy?

 What is it worth to you to master you psychology and have your life back?

This “Elite Tele-forum Series” will be held by conference call.

Participants are Professionals who want support, personal development and well being.

This Tele-forum will impact…

Your health, your relationships, your life that may feel like it’s passing you by, the feeling of being alivePlus Your attractiveness to your clients and no more missed opportunity!

You will learn everything you need to know to get control of your time! You will get MORE energy to clear the chaos and free up your time to live your BEST life!

This “Elite Tele-forum Series” is limited to an exclusive 16 for Participation purposes!

Tuesday’s from 7:30-9 p.m. EST on September 6, 13, & 27th, 2011

Your investment in yourself is a low introductory offer of $199 –

When you register with a friend you will pay only $149- (+taxes)

 At this price it will fill quickly, so call Tammy and Register NOW!

514-918-5476 or email at tammyrowland@bell.net

For more info and testimonials head over to the events page.

“I look forward to supporting you!”

TAMMY ROWLAND, Coach University CEG Graduate

Member of the International Coach Federation
Contact Tammy at 514-918-5476 or email tammyrowland@bell.net

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Have you ever put something off until later, and later never came?

Maybe you rationalized that it really could be done later, and then later becomes last minute.

Does procrastination seem like a destination?

A place you go when you don’t want to get something else done?

Have you turned procrastination into a science or event?

Each time you schedule in that “JOB” something “MORE IMPORTANT” must be done first.

When you put that “task” off do you feel justified somehow?

When you look back at the “deed” do you often feel like you were just being lazy?

Procrastination or laziness, which is it?

Does any of this sound vaguely familiar?

In the Wikipedia dictionary the meaning of these two words are this;

Laziness is disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so. It is often used as a pejorative; related terms for a person seen to be lazy include couch potato and slacker.

Procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time… Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis

Procrastination may come from different sources.

 Fear is huge including the fears of success or failure. There are many things that could sit in wait keeping you afraid to act so be open to feelings to be sure fear is not the culprit.

 Self doubt is another whopper.  The feeling that you can’t do it or won’t complete a project or time can keep us from ever starting. You may just have a sense that you just cannot!

 How about confusion? Are you not sure where to start or which way to go or any number of dilemmas of indecision that leave you confused?

Are you completely overwhelmed by the task or life? You may be overwhelmed by just what you are putting off or maybe you are putting everything off!  EVERYTHING IS JUST TOO MUCH! (Sorry for the yelling…)

 

The biggest issue I can have with procrastination is that it can cause other pain. The creation of stress and guilt that regularly follows may affect our health so the benefits of just doing it far outweigh putting it off. We don’t know that when we are avoiding the item, not consciously anyway. If we were truly conscious we would think the whole thing through and just “get ‘er done!” It is faster than all the mental gymnastics involved in plotting and planning another possible time to look at it and potentially put it off, again. I say we as I know I am not alone in this.

So how do we cut out that darn procrastination for good? I figure the easiest way is the direct way. Ask some pretty direct questions.

Why am I putting ‘IT’ off? Be honest here!

How does that feel? No really, how does that really feel inside?

What are the benefits for putting it off? Write down as many as possible.

What would be the down side for putting it off?  Make the list full!

How does that feel?

What would be the benefits for completing it NOW?

How will I feel if it was completed? Make a full list!

Remember a time when a task was completed that was being put off?

How did it feel?

This is a terrific start but is not a complete list by any means. A Life Coach would assist you in digging deep to get to the source but you really can do this for yourself, I know you can! You are worth the effort to get to the bottom of this once and for all! I know you are- I am in your corner. You may have someone else in your corner that you can go through these questions with or just pull out a journal and start writing. Who knows what cool awareness you will unearth?  If you are reading this blog I am guessing you are interested in growth so this exercise may give you a revelation – a starting point.

The way I see this is you are worth any effort that you can take to make your life what you want. Life is much too short to spend any of it doing things you do not want to. If your job is not something you love, than start planning to do something you would love doing. Maybe you need an attitude adjustment or a job adjustment. The time and effort you spend procrastinating can be spent researching what your life purpose is or if you already know it, bringing it to fruition. You deserve to live in joy! What can make you joyful today?

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Office

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[tweetmeme source=trcoaching] What do you do when your employee acts like the office is their personal domain?

I know that this may sound very familiar to some of you.  I will describe the situation that lead up to this coaching event.

Employer #2 John, (not his real name, of course and as there are 2, someone has to be) has walked into the office mid morning after being out of the office for a meeting. The receptionist, we will call Sue, is chatting with someone who works in a different office. She somehow acts like this office is an extension of her own and hangs out here much too long daily. This action has been irritating John for some time and as yet, not dealt with it.

Sue has works for the current employer #1 Wayne (…again, fake name) as well as for a previous employer in the same office. I suspect that Sue’s actions have not altered in many years. Often when an employee works at the same place for a long time, there is an ownership that may ensue allowing them to believe that they can make their own rules. By the way, when no office rules/boundaries have been clearly set, this seems perfectly appropriate to said employee. What possible consequences can there be with no standards stated from the employer?

John has only recently joined the team and has been taking a bit of time to become familiar with the staff and their roles in the business before taking on any changes. Wayne has been busy with his professional expertise, so managing has been a “fix as necessary” thing so adding an on-sight manager seemed  necessary – so John, #2 employer.

John was quite irritated this particular day as Sue was also shopping online. This is both unprofessional and completely inappropriate.  To be fair, there have been no rules and it is necessary to explain what is expected and the consequences when this is not fulfilled.

John waited for the person from the other office to leave Sue’s desk then once she was free from a quick business call, asked her to come to his office to speak with her privately. Remember, he has not been happy with her for some time and is angry at this moment. (Never a good time for a calm discussion) He believes he is in the right and she is in the wrong. (Clearly, emotions are running this show.) John felt he was professional and started off in a calm tone with her.

First off, he mentioned the fact that she was shopping online on company time.

Her response was she would clear the shopping site from the computer if a client came. (Apparently not near busy enough or what this looked like to her employers.)

As John was on a roll now and no longer calm (or professional) he asked about a call she had just answered before John approached her. A potential client was brushed off to someone else, who wanted some information. She clearly could have known the information considering she had worked in the business for many years. Where was her interest in actually being of service to their clientele?

Now SHE was angry and defensive then walked away.

I am sure she was quite surprised to be called on behaviour that had been quite acceptable before now.

There are some questions I asked John.

How do you want your business to be presented to the public/clients?

Professionally

Friendly

Approachable staff

Premium customer service

A team that knows what is expected of them

What are your expectations of your employees?

To be of utmost service to their clientele

To be clearly professional at all times

To work the hours they are paid for

To do and be their best at all times

To do all personal items on their own time

How will you clearly pass on this information?

I have to set aside some time to discuss this with Wayne (Employer #1- he really was first)

Write up a clear expectation for staff to follow

Explain to all staff what their expectations are and maybe why

What will be the consequences for breaking said rules?

Instant firing! Or maybe something less drastic if the offence is not the first.

Is it possible that Sue may not have known what was expected?

Yes…

How can there be more clarity with what the consequences are for the infraction?

Being clear myself with what I want for the office and getting them onboard.

How will you feel when your office runs with a full staff that are all behind you and doing what is expected?

It will be great! I imagine that the staff will feel comfortable knowing what is expected and the environment will be relaxed yet efficient. Professional yet fun as there will be no underlying energy of discontent. I will feel on top of what I am responsible for, so no anxiety or stress over things that need taking care of. I will no longer feel resentful of past management choices or staff’s poor performance as I can follow through with what I asked for. If it is not met I may remind a staff member of what is expected, then follow through with the consequences as have been set forth in advance.  It is a win-win all around!

There is a clear opportunity here for growth on everyone’s part. Coaching is a great way to get clarity and a solution so this type of issue no longer happens. It is a set up for the employee when there are no clear expectations and guidelines on appropriate behaviour and consequences within the office space and work hours.

There is need for both John and Wayne (sorry about that) to come to an agreement on their office goals, priorities as well as how the office must function. There is a necessity for clarity so the employees know what is expected of them and what the consequences will be with non-compliance. If there is a common goal and mutual benefit, they will climb on board the office band wagon to support their employers. If they do not support it, then there are choices to be made by everyone.

Coaching has allowed John to understand how this situation came about and where to go from here. I will continue to work with John as both he and the situation evolve. If you are having situations with relationships at home or at work – this may have been helpful. You may be thinking, “Yup! I am having issues just like this and I am not quite sure how to handle it.” Or maybe you just wish it would go away all by itself knowing clearly it won’t.

All relationships need to be tended to and can grow when they are. If you are ready for change and want to have a chat on how I may support you, please send me a note with your number on the contact page and I will be happy to call you at your convenience.

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Wishing you love and well being,
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Life Shape Shifter for Professionals

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