What can I do for you?

If I had a Euro for every client who has ever said to me ‘I wish I had done this sooner,’ or ‘this has been the best investment I ever made’ or similar, I would be fairly well off by now!

Are you one of those people who think coaching is a luxury you can’t afford?  I hear you.  What’s the point sitting around talking about yourself, and trying to fix your problems with a facilitator to help, right? WRONG!  Coaching is SO much more than that.

Be it Career Coaching, or any other type of coaching, in my opinion, it is one of the greatest investments you will ever make.  Why?

Well, I will do you a little acronym of Coaching.   Investing in coaching gives you the following:

  • Clarity
  • Opportunity
  • An Action Plan
  • Challenge yourself
  • Help (and who doesn’t need a bit of that from time to time?)
  • Improvement in many areas of your life
  • Newfound skills
  • Goal Setting and Great results!

Coaching is like giving your life a major overhaul, a spring clean and a reboot.  We do it for nearly everything else in our lives including our physical health, so why not the very actions of our life?

If you are hesitating, but would like to find out more, I am offering a free 1-hour consultation over SKYPE, so you can find out more from the comfort of your own home or place of work.  Why, you might think am I offering this for free?  I hear the sceptics amongst you.   Well, for one, I get to make a new contact! Secondly, I get an opportunity to tell you what I do and how I do it, which just might result in you becoming a new client, and thirdly I get the opportunity to spread the word about coaching.  It’s a Win/Win for me and you!   Also, if I feel we are not the right fit, then I can refer you to someone I feel may suit you better.

So, get in touch by emailing jmcgrath@equilibria-coaching.com  to book your free consultation.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Picture courtesy of http://www.workplacepsychology.net 

P.S. Here’s a freebie too – a brilliant article I read today on How to Have your Best Week Ever using practices from the Stoics.  It’s a great read!  https://journal.thriveglobal.com/heres-how-to-have-your-best-week-ever-7-practices-from-the-stoics-7c77ef5c4549 

The Power of Focus

Image courtesy of Quotes’N’Smiles.  

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the importance of focus. I constantly hear people say ‘I’m just so busy.  I don’t have time to do everything I need to.  I’m so stressed……and the list goes on!’

I do believe that more is expected of us than ever in the workplace, at home and in our social lives.  Yet, if we were to sit down and account for how we spend every minute of our day over the period of a few days, I think we would quickly find the ‘holes!’  How much time do we REALLY spend on social media?  Just a few minutes here or there?  How much time do we really spend watching Netflix?  By the way this is not a judgement.  Life wouldn’t be worth living without some downtime and relaxation, and how we all choose to spend that time is obviously our right.

What I have found though, is it isn’t so much the time I am wasting that concerns me, as much as where I am putting my focus.  Focus is an important issue.  Ever try doing a task while thinking about ten other things you think you ‘should’ be doing?  I’m betting that one task either gets done shabbily or not at all.   I believe focusing on one task to the exclusion of all others, leads to increased productivity, less stress and more flow.

Whether your work includes many diverse projects (isn’t that most of us?)  or you have the luxury of being able to focus on one sole task, being aware of where you are putting your focus in the moment, is essential.

I recently read an interesting article in The Gloss magazine by CEO Helena Morrisey.  She writes about a piece of advice she found very useful.   She quotes the Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda who said:

“Take up one idea.  Make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.  Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone.  This is the way to success.”

I love that quote and I thank Helena Morrisey for writing such an inspiring article.  Some people may say, ‘yeah, but I don’t have that luxury, I have several projects to work on simultaneously.’

That may be the case, but what is the one overriding idea or principal of your career/life’s work that you would like to achieve?  Focus on that and watch your life transform for the better.