Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week
Focusing your vision, achieving results )
June 16, 2006
Contents In This Issue
  • QUESTIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
  • COACHING CALL TO ACTION
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI
  • PASS IT ON
  • Andrea Novakowski
    Master Certified Coach

    Coaching for Executives, Small
    Business Owners, Professionals
    and Managers





    QUOTE OF THE WEEK

    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

    -- Albert Einstein


    QUESTIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE

    by Michael Neill


    Let me ask you a question - if you knew that there is at least one thing in today's tip that will absolutely change your life for the better, how attentively would you choose to read it?

    If you experienced any shift in your state in response to that question, you've just experienced the potential power of questions to change your life.

    Here's how it works:

    Imagine that your conscious attention is like a flashlight and the untapped power of your mind is like a darkened room. Each new question encourages us to shine our flashlight in a new direction so that we can find information and resources that may always have been available to us but were "hidden" in the dusty recesses of our mental attic.

    For example, "What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" shines the light of your attention into a corner of your mind where as a child you piled all the hopes and dreams you had been taught were "unrealistic" and "childish".

    Asking yourself "What would you want if you knew you didn't have to be unhappy about not getting it?" shines the light into the part of your mind where you keep the "scary goals" - things you really want but fear the disappointment of trying and failing to achieve.

    Here are some great questions from Michael Masterson's 'Early to Rise' newsletter (http://www.earlytorise.com):

    1. Imagine you are at your own funeral. What do people say about you - not from the pulpit but in whispered voices at the back of the room? What would you like them to say?

    2. What would you do with your money if you had all you could ever need?

    3. How would you live your life if you knew you were going to die feeling perfectly healthy in five years?

    4. What would you feel you've missed if you found out that you had 24 hours to live?

    Again, taking the time to ask and answer these questions can make a tremendous difference to the way you live your life. One similar question which completely changed my approach to my business was this:

    Imagine you are on your deathbed and you have had a wonderful life. What are the four or five things you are most glad that you did?

    When I realized that one of the things on my list was "I was there while my kids were growing up", I decided that a life on the road as an actor and speaker was not the life for me. While I still travel for work from time to time, (I am writing this from a hotel room in San Francisco), I was home last week to attend my eight year old daughter's mime show, to see my eleven year old son's presentation on an imaginary culture who worship a frog god named "Bruce", and to play Dora the Explorer with my 4 year old.

    I can't honestly say whether or not that's made a huge difference in their lives - but it really has made a huge positive difference in mine!

    (c)2006 Michael Neill, author of "You Can Have What You Want". All rights reserved - Read more tips at http://www.geniuscatalyst.com.

    COACHING CALL TO ACTION


    Ask yourself any or all of the questions in today's tip. Here they are again below:

    • What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
    • What would you want if you knew you didn't have to be unhappy about not getting it?
    • Imagine you are at your own funeral. What do people say about you - not from the pulpit but in whispered voices at the back of the room? What would you like them to say?
    • What would you do with your money if you had all you could ever need?
    • How would you live your life if you knew you were going to die feeling perfectly healthy in five years?
    • What would you feel you've missed if you found out that you had 24 hours to live?
    • Imagine you are on your deathbed and you have had a wonderful life. What are the four or five things you are most glad that you did?

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT


    June 22, 2006
    Pounce on a Project VI -- 2006

    Last month we had some great results including: taking back control of office space, to working on the executor role in an estate, and getting caught up in e-mail. The ideas, energy and support were flowing. One participant said, " Stuff attracts stuff! You need to take time to manage all the things (paper, books, etc.) that come at you. Pounce provides time to do that."

    What project would you like to get on top of and accomplish this month? Come to Pounce on a Project VI -- 2006. Join Coach Andrea on Thursday, June 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Eastern. We will join as a group by phone and declare what you want to accomplish: getting your website finished, clean up that corner of your office that is looking really scary, finish an article early for Friday's deadline or make cold calls.

    During the morning, the group will gather by phone a few times to check progress and get any support needed to finish with a bang. At noon, the group will celebrate their accomplishments. Who says projects have to be boring and tedious? Bring your lightness and fun and join us for the energization. To sign up or learn more, call or e-mail Andrea by noon on Wednesay, June 21st. Feel free to share this with friends and co-workers, the more the merrier. (Cost of the program is only the cost of long distance phone calls.)

    ABOUT ANDREA NOVAKOWSKI


    Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal Coaching to Executives, Small Business Owners, Professionals and Managers. Andrea is a professional coach who partners with people to set goals and create momentum to produce effective results in their business and/or personal lives.

    Andrea is available for individual coaching. If you are serious about reaching your goals and living with greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at
    andrea@coachandrea.com.

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