Tag Archive: learning

Keep Learning

… a seemingly appropriate message for today, since we seemingly have so much extra time in our moated homes. However, if you are at all like me, I am tiring of the smiley faces reminding me of the “plus” sides of being home-bound. I have moments – sometimes days – of immobility. A kind of mild state of depression because my ability to move has been so curtailed.

All for a very good reason. I know and appreciate that – and the people who are keeping me safe. And yet … I feel the annoyance beginning to take over. I prefer to be around people (online at the moment) who are comfortable talking straight and not sunshiny. Some of the sunshiniest people I’ve heard are salaried, have paid-for homes and gardens, and generally see this as a vacation … and needed rest.

For the rest of us, it’s not so sunshiny: We have the same bills and not the same means of paying those bills. Many of us are having to stretch that dollar to cover daily survival needs, like food. So the message “Keep learning” just may make you want to rant and throw things.

However, now that I’ve got it out there, I have found myself taking this time to learn things I would never have considered, due to lack of time. Now I have good reason to learn them.  Because those things might help me increase my badly-diminished client base. Because I’m discovering techniques I’ve never heard of before that really interest me. Because I have time to plan and imagine, which leads to projects I can do from my home.

So, when I’m not immobile, I’m learning. And really enjoying it! Where I might have learned these things anyway under normal circumstances, I would not have had any time to actually enjoy them. Well, I’m enjoying them now! Every one of them.

How to get better at the things you care about – a window of opportunity in these times

 

Quote of the Week 

As long as you keep letting life ask you another question- and reveal that there is always more for you to be and do – you are unstoppable.”
― Jennifer Krause

Announcements 

Need more? At times we need more  – we know the logic, know what to do. And yet something is still blocking us.  I offer both one-on-one consultations and coaching packages.  For more information, visit my website www.thejoyofliving.co/services-and-programs or contact me directly at maryanne@thejoyofliving.co .

Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist and Life Coach.  To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co.

Keep Learning

… a seemingly appropriate message for today, since we seemingly have so much extra time in our moated homes. However, if you are at all like me, I am tiring of the smiley faces reminding me of the “plus” sides of being home-bound. I have moments – sometimes days – of immobility. A kind of mild state of depression because my ability to move has been so curtailed.

All for a very good reason. I know and appreciate that – and the people who are keeping me safe. And yet … I feel the annoyance beginning to take over. I prefer to be around people (online at the moment) who are comfortable talking straight and not sunshiny. Some of the sunshiniest people I’ve heard are salaried, have paid-for homes and gardens, and generally see this as a vacation … and needed rest.

For the rest of us, it’s not so sunshiny: We have the same bills and not the same means of paying those bills. Many of us are having to stretch that dollar to cover daily survival needs, like food. So the message “Keep learning” just may make you want to rant and throw things.

However, now that I’ve got it out there, I have found myself taking this time to learn things I would never have considered, due to lack of time. Now I have good reason to learn them.  Because those things might help me increase my badly-diminished client base. Because I’m discovering techniques I’ve never heard of before that really interest me. Because I have time to plan and imagine, which leads to projects I can do from my home.

So, when I’m not immobile, I’m learning. And really enjoying it! Where I might have learned these things anyway under normal circumstances, I would not have had any time to actually enjoy them. Well, I’m enjoying them now! Every one of them.

Announcements 

If you like this blog, you’ll also like my newsletters. It’s written only for my insiders who sign up, and provides weekly insights, not only from me, but from others I admire.

To sign up  for my insider newsletter, click here. If you find it doesn’t work for you, all you have to do to unsubscribe is click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Looking forward to welcoming you to my growing list of insiders!

Maryanne

 

Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist.  To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co 

Your Coach Within

Seth Godin talks about how 90% of coaching is really self-coaching.  That’s true whether you have a good coach, a lousy coach, or use self-help, friends and the media as a coach.

All a good coach does is supply, in one place and in a condensed form, what you could manage to get, piece by piece, from your own sources.  What a bad coach does is send you on paths that you eventually discover are heading in the wrong direction, or no direction that’s useful. From a bad coach, you learn a lot about what not to do.

Either way, once you get the nuggets, the rest is up to you: digesting what you’ve learned and then applying it to whatever problem – or challenge – is in front of you.

Eventually, that learning becomes automatic – becomes your own inner voice of wisdom – and serves as the growing bedrock of knowledge and knowhow for increasingly complex problems and challenges.

It’s a great way to learn and grow your coach within!

Building Your Inner Coach – Bret Ledbetter

Quote of the Week

Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.
― Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

Announcements

Blog: In case you missed it, here’s my latest blog.

Need more? At times we need more  – we know the logic, know what to do. And yet something is still blocking us.  I offer both one-on-one consultations and coaching packages.  For more information, visit my website www.thejoyofliving.co/services-and-programs or contact me directly at maryanne@thejoyofliving.co . Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist and Life Coach.  To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co.

 

Your Coach Within

Seth Godin talks about how 90% of coaching is really self-coaching.  That’s true whether you have a good coach, a lousy coach, or use self-help, friends and the media as a coach.

All a good coach does is supply, in one place and in a condensed form, what you could manage to get, piece by piece, from your own sources.  What a bad coach does is send you on paths that you eventually discover are heading in the wrong direction, or no direction that’s useful. From a bad coach, you learn a lot about what not to do.

Either way, once you get the nuggets, the rest is up to you: digesting what you’ve learned and then applying it to whatever problem – or challenge – is in front of you.

Eventually, that learning becomes automatic – becomes your own inner voice of wisdom – and serves as the growing bedrock of knowledge and knowhow for increasingly complex problems and challenges.

It’s a great way to learn and grow your coach within!

Announcements

If you like this blog, you’ll also like my newsletters. It’s written only for my insiders who sign up, and provides weekly insights, not only from me, but from others I admire.

To sign up  for my insider newsletter, click here.  If you find it doesn’t work for you, all you have to do to unsubscribe is click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Looking forward to welcoming you to my growing list of insiders!

Maryanne

 

Maryanne Nicholls is a Registered Psychotherapist.  To find out more, gain access to her weekly newsletter, meditations and programmes, sign up at www.thejoyofliving.co .