Blast from the Past: Best of November 2006

9 Rules To Get Out of Plateaus

A month ago I was stuck in a plateau; my ideas for Life Coaches Blog posts were running dry and I couldn’t see a way out.

The answer to why and what to do came in a serendipitous way.

The Monk Talks: What Would Buddha Do If Someone Hated Him?

In these few words Buddha teaches what might be the greatest spiritual law. The Roman poet Virgil wrote “love conquers all.” I believe there are things that love is not well-suited to conquer, but love is perfectly suited to conquer hate.

Pay Yourself First

If you won a million dollars today, would you spend it all immediately buying loads of stuff so that by this time tomorrow, it’d be all gone?

Do You Want To Feel Alive?

Before I left, I was feeling stressed, detached, and uninspired. Knowing I’d have the chance to be away, I resolved that I’d practice a timeless technique to bring me back to the moment and recharge myself.

3 Big Reasons To Give

Why would I give away 20% of whatever I make from Life Coaches Blog? In fact, why bother to give at all?

And finally, not a best post, but a decision that has shaped the way I run Life Coaches Blog and that has made running this blog that much more satisfying.

The 80/20 Life Coaches Blog Donation Pledge

I came home last Saturday at 1 in the morning, after having worked 12 hours straight, tired and stressed out of my mind…and I hadn’t even packed for my overseas vacation happening just 5 hours later!

2 Responses to “Links to Inspiration: Week of 18th May 2008”

  1. I agree that a key to self management is self esteem. I would offer that true life inspiration happens when you find something you love to do and make it a part of your everyday experience. Here’s an exercise:

    1. Write down 10 things you love to do or that bring you the most joy. I call this the “You List”

    2. Then record how many times a day you do one of the things on your list

    3. Give each day of the week a rating from 1-10

    4. Your best day usually comes out to be the day you do the most things on your “You List”

  2. ClickALifeCoach
    May 29 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I can easily relate to the first part of the story, in the past I was one of those people pretending you have done something and then be very uncomfortable when someone asks more detailed questions.
    It is not a good feeling and being upfront from the beginning really saves you the embarassment later.