Personal and Executive Coaching Course

Chapter 11
LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT

Yes! Personal and executive coaching is for everyone. Life is short so it's imperative that you make the most of your time and resources so you can realize your dreams and experience a life worth living.  

life is what we make it

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Are you satisfied with your present level of success? Do you dream of a life with higher meaning and greater fulfillment?

The first step to realize a better tomorrow is in the realization that your current state of affairs are the direct result of all the decisions you have made in your life right up to this  moment.

Personal and executive coaching experts will tell you that you get out of life just what you are willing to put into it. The world has waiting for us just exactly what we are willing to offer it.

Our daily existence is a mirror which reflects the sum of the faces we make. If you are determined to suffer, you will suffer. If you are determined to win, you will win.

Whatever we say of others, we can be sure is said of us. We shall find nothing in this world that we do not first find in ourselves. If we are set on finding fault in most people, our world will be packed full of disappointments. However, if we are forgiving by nature, and we tend to concentrate on the well-meaning and the good deeds of others, we will be inspired on almost a daily basis.

"Everyone is the offspring of his own works."

- Cervantes

Somehow many people seem to have an internal conviction that, although they know they are free, there is some sort of fate lurking in the shadows seeking to throw them off their path at any given moment.

This fear of fate is nothing more than fear of the unknown. The way to squash this fear is through further study, education and continual self-growth. The more we know the less likely we are to give in to the fears of fate.

The more we learn the more confidence we possess and the greater our energy and enthusiasm for daily life will be.

“I resolved that, like the sun, so long as my day lasted, I would look on the bright side of everything,” said Hood.

Stern said, “I am persuaded that every time a man smiles, but much more so when he laughs, it adds something to his life.” These are powerful words to incorporate into your daily life.

Every man or woman’s disposition, bigotry, prejudice, ignorance or vice, erects a wall of steel between the person and whatever may pass by them that is wise, good or great.

Through personal and executive coaching, we are warned that while some people spend each day much like a bee; focusing on gathering honey from every flower - others spend their day like a spider, carrying their poison to as many unlucky victims as they can find.

Isn’t it interesting how one brother finds happiness everywhere and at most occasions, while another sibling always appears to have just returned from a funeral?

"Only those persons who are determined to rise superior, will ever achieve great success."

What could possibly determine such a different outlook on two people who grew up in the same household; molded by the same parents; benefited from the same community and environment? Choice - must be the answer!

One man chooses to focus on the negative. He does this out of spite, ignorance, fear or laziness. However, personal and executive coaching advisors remind us that the opposite choice is ours to make. Another brother can just as quickly choose a more constructive and positive path. This is natural to him because he is confident in himself; he seeks approval from no one, he is certain of his own abilities yet open to continually improve himself.

Life truly is what we make of it. The choice is our own. 

"Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you."

- John C. Maxwell

Personal and Executive Coaching Activities

Complete the following exercises...

  1. Describe a major decision that you’ve made in your life that has led you to exactly where you are today in the following categories. Financial, Emotional, Spiritual, Career, Family and Friends.



  2. Explain the outcome of each decision. Are you satisfied with your current situation for each life category do you wish to improve your current situation?



  3. Given what you know from the above personal and executive coaching information, how would you change yourself and your current situation? Explain what you need to do differently in order to gain better results and create positive change in each area of your life.




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