Tag Archives: perspective

Do you want a different result? Ask a different question

Last week, I met a client at The Castle Inn in Bradford on Avon. As I waiting at the bar, I noticed a stack of blank job applications and I picked one up. Am I thinking of a new career? … Continue reading

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Need a new perspective on an issue? Try a new frame

Imagine you have a wonderful photo that you’d like to display. You take it to a picture framer to have it professionally mounted and she asks you what kind of frame you’d like. ‘I usually go for a plain black … Continue reading

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When ‘fight or flight’ isn’t right – how to be objective in a stressful situation

Picture the scene – you’ve had a busy morning at a client site, you’re just crammed yourself onto a delayed train to get to your next meeting, there are no seats so you’re clinging onto an overhead rail for dear … Continue reading

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Finding the silver lining – how to overcome obstacles

Recently, I was talking with a client – let’s call him Kevin – about an unexpected obstacle he’s encountered. ‘What I want to get out of this situation,’ he explained, ‘is to see it not as a roadblock but as … Continue reading

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Why should we sweat the small stuff?

As you may have noticed, I like a motivational quote: in fact, I collect them. One very popular saying is Don’t sweat the small stuff. There are even books about how we can use this saying to help us live … Continue reading

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How do you define success?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘success’ thus: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. The media certainly suggests to … Continue reading

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What’s the story you’re telling yourself?

It’s been a week of story-telling. In two client coaching sessions and during one conversation with a friend, I have found myself asking them to describe to me the story they are telling themselves. One of them was telling himself … Continue reading

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