Posted at 9:11 pm , on January 14, 2019
Well it’s already two weeks into January, phew! what a long month, or maybe it just seems that way because let’s face it, without the odd glass of vino and the burger we are avoiding like the plague time is just dragging a little.
For those of us who didn’t quite make veganuary or who like myself had a few glasses of wine over the last couple of weeks, its ok…….. not everything has to happen in January and frankly why try to do everything all at once. For most of us that approach is doomed to failure. For those of us who are succeeding WELL DONE and keep at it.
For everyone else, we can achieve everything we want to, it just has to matter to us and we just need a little support to clear the fog and find our first step.
Don’t let January get away from you, make a decision now to improve. Give me a call and let me tell you all about the benefits of coaching. It can change your life you know! If you decide coaching is not for you that’s fine, you will still benefit from the meeting. We all take something away from every new person we cross paths with.
I look forward to meeting you, it’s possible, just do it!!
Posted at 1:03 pm , on January 8, 2019
Life Coaching changed my life and I thought it was time I shared that feeling. Prior to this I was happy in my work and life but there was something missing. As a person who gets more pleasure out of giving rather than receiving, someone who gets happiness from helping another to find their way, becoming a Life Coach seemed the perfect option. The fact that it took me until half way through my life seems a shame and when thinking about it, could it have been any different?
There is a wonderful Christy Moor song where he tells us that in order to share our boat with others we first have to build our own boat. I think that’s what I was doing, building my own boat/ life and getting to a place where my becoming a Life Coach was an authentic and natural progression.
What does being a Life Coach give me? the answer to this question is endless joy. When I start working with a new client either on life coaching or on career coaching or self care coaching, I become a witness to positive change in that person’s life. I become the guiding light for that client to improve their circumstances by focusing the mind and being strategic in their actions to achieve something specific.
As a Life Coach I drive life changing action and I support bold and brave steps to achieving a new and better life, one that we can all achieve and are all worthy of.
When I started on this journey I could not have known what becoming a Life Coach would do for my life and the lives of the people around me.
Would I do it again? If I had my life to live over again I would become a Life Coach sooner.
Posted at 5:20 pm , on November 5, 2018
As a Career Coach I am currently dealing with multiple queries about stress in the workplace, and most of this stress is being caused by the weight of emails constantly flowing in to our inbox. The time it takes to go through this avalanche of emails is preventing us from being productive and is the root cause of stress and anxiety at work.
We are all guilty of having our email notification pop up in the corner of our screen, there seems to be no way of ignoring that notification. The result of this distraction is loss in production and concentration. Why ? because it takes on average up to 20 minutes to get back the concentration we had prior to our distraction. Don’t take my word for it. Multitasking expert, Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, highlights these negative effects of email multitasking based on an extensive study into the costs of interrupted work: Credit Mayo Oshin – “How to eliminate email anxiety”.
What is the answer, here is the advice I give to my clients and it works.
- Turn off those notifications
- Check your emails twice or three times per day; choose a time when you are less likely to need your best brain like just after lunch or just prior to leaving the office.
- Keep the morning, alert brain for the important tasks that you are currently letting your emails get in the way of.
- Forget the possibility of having an empty inbox, ok so it feels great in the short term to have an empty inbox but this is an additive habit that makes us feel good. This feel good feeling is not a feeling of productivity, which is why we are stressed.
For further information on how to combat stress in the workplace of if you are considering a new position and need help with your CV or support on this journey contact me at www.orlacahillcoaching.com or check out my Face Book Page https://www.facebook.com/CVWriterOrla/