Dynamite Coaching News 
January 2015   
In This Issue
Quote of the Month:

"If you feel stuck or stagnating, even slipping backward, consider this: You may be backing up to get a running start."  

 

~ Author Unknown    

What is Coaching?


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Productivity Tricks

 

1. Wake up earlier: If you rise one hour earlier than usual each day, you will be shocked at how much you will get accomplished in a week.

 

2. Create a list: Few things are more satisfying than crossing an activity off the to-do list. It is tangible evidence that you truly got something accomplished.

 

3. Take baby steps: Did you ever put a task off only to find out, when you finally got around to it, that it took just 10 minutes to do? A task, oftentimes, seems more daunting than it really is.

 

4. Consume your broccoli first: If you do the most difficult task first thing in the morning, you'll alleviate yourself of stress and better appreciate the remainder of your day.

 

5. Beat the clock: Set a timer for 50 minutes and accomplish a task with complete concentration. As that time is up, take a 10-minute break. Start working again for 50 minutes, then take a 10-minute break. Repeat this cycle until everything is completed.

 

6. Voice commitments: You are more likely to get something accomplished if another individual holds you accountable. Locate an entrepreneurial buddy to monitor your progress as you start a business.

 

7. Remove all temptations: Checking your Facebook alerts and reading a text might seem like a harmless action that takes no more than five seconds, but doing this really snaps you out of your zone of concentration, which will take you a while to get back into.

 

8. Enforce the five-minute rule:  If an activity takes five minutes or less to finish, do it immediately.  

 

9. Trap yourself: If all else fails, it is time to leave yourself without any option. This means taking drastic measures to make yourself finish a task.    

 

10. Accept that you're just human like everyone else: Know that nobody is perfect and you will not be rejected for not flawlessly performing a task. As faced with a challenging activity, tell yourself, 'I am only human, and it is all right to make a mistake.'

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What Our Clients Are Saying...

"I was hesitant about what a coach could offer me, but after just an initial trial-phone call with Coach Mark I knew going forward with him would give me a new insight into myself. He provided the push I needed to discover more about myself and help give me the push I needed to start pushing for a new career path. I'm extremely grateful for my time working with Coach Mark!"

 

~ Evan - Competitive Cyclist

 

Perform Your Own Laser Eye Surgery: AKA - Visualization  
   

Professional athletes have been using the power of visualization for years and with great success!

 

Jack Nicklaus (arguably the greatest golfer to ever play the game) said:


"I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head first. I 'see' where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I 'see' the ball going there: its path, its trajectory, and shape, even its behaviour on landing. Then there's sort of a fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality."

 

When you use your mind to create compelling and vivid pictures you greatly increase your abilities to succeed in 3 powerful ways.

  1. You activate the creative powers of your subconscious mind
  2. You focus your brain (specifically the Reticular Activating System - RAS) to notice available resources that were always there but were previously unnoticed
    And
  3. Visualization magnetizes and attracts to you the people, resources, and opportunities you need to achieve your goals.

Scientifically it has now been proven that when you perform any task in real life your brain uses the same identical procedures it would as if you were to only vividly visualize that activity.

 

Meaning - Your Brain Cannot Tell the Difference Between Whether You Are Just Visualizing Something or Whether You Are Actually Doing It. So Leverage This Advantage. Visualize Yourself Succeeding at Your Given Goal.

 

Take a look at this basketball study and the effects visualization had on the results:

 

A study conducted by Dr. Blaslotto at the University of Chicago was done where he split people into three groups and tested each group on how many free throws they could make.

  • Group 1: Were asked to physically practice shooting free throws every day for an hour
  • Group 2: Were asked to just visualize themselves making free throws
  • Group 3: Were asked to do nothing around free throws; No physical practice nor mental visualization

After 30 days they were all retested and here's what they found:

 

As was expected the group that physically practiced improved by a margin of 24%. And also as expected the group that did neither physical practice nor mental visualization showed no improvement.

 

However, what was surprising was that the group that only used visualization also improved in their free throw shooting, and by a whopping 23%!

 

Is it really that simple?

 

Yes, it is really that simple in that you already possess all the tools you need to visualize - Your Brain.

 

And No, it's not that simple because most of us are pre-conditioned, by past associated memories, to see negative imagery.

 

But check this out:

 

Motivated by this study a high school coach wanted to try out this experiment on his basketball team. He asked them to all go home and visualize shooting 10 free throws before they went to bed.

 

Listen to what he said; "He asked them to all go home and visualize shooting 10 free throws."

This Is Important. Read below to find out why.

 

At the next practice when he asked "so how many did you make" only 2 players said they made 10/10. The rest reported they made 7 or less.

 

Why didn't they all make 10/10? Was the experiment a bust?  

 

No. What the coach forgot to mention in his instructions to the players was to have them "visualize 'MAKING' every single free throw."

 

This is key, key, key. When visualizing be clear to "See What You Want" because you will "Get What You See." Imagination is everything. Statistics report unfortunately as high as 80% of the time we visualize ourselves failing not succeeding (ie. Not making the free throw and focusing on the shot that was missed not the one that was made)

 

So set clear intention for what you want to achieve, and then visualize yourself achieving it. Include sounds and colors, smells and feelings to further deepen your vision making it more real and lifelike. Remember your brain cannot differentiate between real and imagined so the images you produce will be accepted by your brain as real.

 

So take your grey matter on a full blown "10/10 Visual Experience" by starting your vision inside and you'll have performed your own "20/20 corrective eye surgery."

 

No muss no fuss. Just more of you seeing what you want and getting more of what you see.

 

Now that's what I'm talking about!! 

 

Communicate For Success With Coach-Like Approach Techniques 
    

Next Upcoming Class: Saturday, February 7th, 2015 from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Location: Marked Improvement Studios 7112-101 avenue in Edmonton

 

This class is for EVERYONE who wants to improve how they Deal with Change and Communicate with both themselves and others.

 

But this class is more than that. It offers so many different benefits it's hard to list them all:

  • Learn visualization techniques to improve your ability to emanate confidence, power and charisma
  • Learn how to remove limiting beliefs and build new neuronal connections that support your dreams and goals
  • Learn how to deal with conflict
  • Learn how to demonstrate and practice leadership skills
  • Learn how to improve listening skills
  • Learn how to remove frustrated and boxed-in thinking and employ Solution Focused Ideology
  • Learn how to run a meeting with engagement and buy in from your staff
  • Learn how to talk to your spouse, partner, and others without judgement and create a deeper more meaningful conversation
  • Learn how to build leaders and practice leadership
  • Learn how to support others to achieve goals

Communication is at the very heart of everything we do and it's being recognized that Coach-Like Approach Communication Techniques are being used more and more to improve the way we speak to each other and to ourselves.

 

The culture in our workplaces is changing and how we communicate needs to change along with it. 75% of the Fortune 1000 companies have already brought in Coach-Like Approach methodology to support their organizations.

 

What about you? Are you ready for a change?

 

Bonus: If you are Canfitpro certified in any of the following designations (PTS, FIS, NWS, NWL, OAS, and PFS) and in need of re-certification credits this class is sanctioned by Canfitpro to offer your full yearly requirement of 4 CEC's.  

 

 

Reserve your spot today! 

   

Let's Talk About Dynamite Coaching 

    

Who do I work with?

I work with exceptional and brilliant people, like you, who at times might find you're having difficulty in achieving your desired goals either in your professional or personal life, or both. Coaching is not about focusing on the problem or what's broken; Instead it's about focusing on creating the solutions and actionable steps that get you more of what you want. 

Together, we explore and develop elegant pathways that lead to choice and change helping you review aims, set directions, and clarify next steps toward your ultimate direction of excellence. The power is within you.

 

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