Dynamite Coaching
November 2011
In This Issue
To Fly or Not to Fly That is the Question Homey!
Coach-Like Approach Techniques to Improve Your Communication Skills

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Quote of the Month 

"To live a simple life, focus on doing one thing at a time. You never have to deal with anything but this present moment. (The past and future are nice to visit, but you don't want to live there.)"   


~ Author unknown  

Interesting statistics:

Important to recognize that learning needs to be reinforced. People retain

- 20% of what they hear

- 30% of what they see

- 50% of what they hear and see

- 70% of what they see , hear and say (eg. Discuss, explain to others); and

- 90 % of what they see, hear, say and do.


It is in the post-training phase where participants translate their action plans into reality.   


If your faced with learning something new, take action to get satisfaction, "doing" is important.

What Some of Our Clients Have to Say About Dynamite Coaching:  

"Mark always brings his A-game. He always arrives full of energy, focus, and commitment to help his clients find the answers within themselves and get the very best out of each session. I would highly recommend coaching and more specifically Mark Marcynuk as your personal coach to help you gain clarity and reach your goals."    

~ Trevor Biro Owner of Latitude Properties    

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To Fly or Not to Fly That is the Question Homey!    
The other day my youngest son asked me if I could have any super power in the world which one would I pick. After a few minutes of deliberation, I told him I would pick the power to fly. I thought it was a pretty good answer. In return I asked him what he would choose and here is what he said, "I would pick the ability to alter time, dad, so I could go back to important events in my life and see them over again."

After hearing him speak I wanted a do-over, I wanted to pick his answer.

My 9 year old son had managed, in that one sentence, to sum up what most people carry as one of their biggest regrets in life, not enjoying the moment.

We've all heard the expression, "stop and smell the roses," and I think that's what he was talking about.

But what if we had the ability to tap into that super power and alter time? How many of us would seize the moment?

A few years ago I heard a speaker named Sean LeClaire talking about slow down coaching. His premise was to have people as a "race" (no pun intended) slow down and begin to proactively plan their lives based on what was important to them, instead of running blind and reacting to what life threw at them.

This isn't news nor is it new information to any of you. I'm sure many of us have talked about this for years, and generations before us have shared the same challenges of not enough time to do everything in a day.

But I want to challenge you.

If you're living your life exactly the way you want, I congratulate you.

If you're not then I want to challenge you. Take 20 minutes (that's 1/77th or exactly 0.0139 of a 24 hour day) and go somewhere you won't be disturbed. On a piece of paper record how satisfied you are with your life right now. Include in your list such areas as:
  • Work 
  • Finances 
  • Health 
  • Relationship 
  • Volunteerism 
  • Family time 
  • Spirituality 
  • Where you live 
  • Friends 
  • Time spent with those that are important to you 
  • And any other area you deem valuable
Rate on a scale from 1 to 100% how satisfied you are right now with your circumstances and on a second scale write where you would like to be. (1 being low and 100% being full satisfaction)

Think of one thing that if you changed it that one thing would move you up the scale. Then think of what steps you would need to take to create it. Break the steps down into smaller steps, more manageable steps and begin moving forward toward what you just wrote was important to you.

You just tapped into your super power. How many of us actually take the time in a day, a week, or even a month to sit for just 20 minutes (0.0139 of a 24 hour day) to plan;
  1. what we want 
  2. how we'll get it, and 
  3. what it will look like when we have it
Ever hear this one, "people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan." Be a planner, be a change agent, be a super hero and alter "Your" time.

What will you do with your 1/77th of the day that will move you toward your goals?

Oh, and by the way, at the end of the conversation my older son told my younger boy "Dad's right, you don't want to be able to bend time, you'd rather be able to fly, chicks dig guys that can fly."

On second thought how could you argue with that?

Coach-Like Approach Techniques to Improve Your Communication Skills
Question: Who communicates for a living? Answer: Everybody! If You Live on Planet Earth, You Communicate For a Living.

So how important does it become to have good communication skills? Communication can be the Number #1 determinant to your success; more important than knowledge, academics or experience. No one is saying these other areas aren't important, but if you can't get your message out, how much you know becomes irrelevant. Have you ever had someone say "I'm not sure I understand what you mean" or "been in a conversation where somehow it becomes confrontational and emotionally charged and you're not sure what to do?" How good are you at "dealing with conflict?" 

How well you communicate will directly affect your ultimate level of success or failure in any situation. So I invite you to come and participate in a fun and interactive class where you will learn great tips and techniques on how to bolster your "skills" and fill up your "communication tool box."  

Course: "Coach-Like Approach Techniques to Improve Your Communication Skills"
Cost: Register before November 10th $136.50, Register day of $157.50, Register with a friend and pay only $105 each!! (all prices incl. gst)
*Time: 1:30pm to 4:30 pm MST
*Date: November 12th & 13th
*Location: Marked Improvement Fitness Studio 7112-101 avenue, Edmonton, AB

Please note that we reserve the right to change course times, dates and/or locations due to unforeseen circumstances.

To register contact Coach Mark at [email protected] or 780-469-4800.

"After your course, with all the new techniques you taught, I have made some big changes in my life. I have ended a 5yr relationship, best decision I've made in a long time. I'm moving forward with a vision of my health goals. Amanda Campbell of Marked Improvement (my best friend) has been a wonderful coach with the personal training sessions, but also with my personal goals within myself and relationships. I have reconciled with my Mother, learning how to communicate with her characteristics has been a challenge, but one totally worth taking on. Learning your techniques, has shown me that all the answers are within myself, it has really transformed me, into becoming a believer in myself. I've always had the "pay it forward" attitude, but with the coach like approach course, I now know how to "change the world one conversation at a time!" And I will! "

~ Amanda Stevens, Front Desk Officer Agnico-Eagle Mines LTD Meadowbank Division, Nunavut, Canada
Let's Talk About Dynamite Coaching 

My client is the person or professional considering a career  change, or who is in transition from one career to another, perhaps is the individual interested in improving their current work situation to create excellence and find balance and joy in what they are presently doing. 

Together, the client and I work to explore their ideal career path. One that best matches their skills with their passion and aligns their values with their identity, moving them from just doing a job to experiencing their life's work.

It is true that your professional performance can affect your personal life and your personal life can influence the quality of your professional career. The two are not mutually exclusive. By discovering your own secret, the ripples in the water far outreach where the stone entered. 


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