For the entrepreneurs that wish to run a successful business and become financially independent, this podcast provides tools and strategies to achieve those business goals. Although it may be the thought of making millions that start your dream, your values and mindset are the ones that will make it a reality.
In this exciting Part 1 of #YourCoaching Journey we have explored everything from dreams, to purpose, self-assurance, authenticity, trust and faith and so much more. We dived deep into negative routines and habits, limiting beliefs, assumptions and interpretations; seeing our daily patterns in a different light.
Who am I? Why am I here? - common and yet difficult questions to answer. Nevertheless, with each new episode we managed to offer some insights and reveal, through examples and clear steps, that each and every one of us has the ability to become aware of our constant need to grow and improve.
We like to believe that what we have created here in these 27 episodes is the next best thing after working with a professional coach. The evergreen quality of each topic makes it that much more important, as you revisit it each time when you have new questions or simply need some reassurance.
And so we have reached the end of Part 1 and while awaiting the new and fresh content after the summer, here are 5 important REMINDERS that you may want to even guide yourself with for a while. We know a challenge is always a good incentive: Choose one of the 5 reminders and stick with it for a month.
Thank you for listening and don’t forget to share, you never know who might need to hear this.
This "shock" moment in history started well over 6 months ago and we are now left to deal with, among other things, the extreme stress of emotional and mental fatigue. It's important to acknowledge here and now, that it's ok for us and others around, to feel tired, anxious or fearful. We are all human and our emotions are the best indicators of what kind of situations we are facing. The real question is: How do we move out of it?
In any given moment, we have 5 conscious choices that we can make:
Accept the situation
Leave a situation
Change the situation
Change the way we see the situation
When we are stressed, we are less prepared to deal with the situation that is stressing us. We know that it looks like a vicious circle, but there is actually a starting point, when we can begin the change, the shift that will shed some light on the current circumstances.
This episode focuses on 5 immediate steps we can take, on our own, to position ourselves in a better-feeling place, of understanding our mental fatigue and moving forward towards easing our emotional burden.
Every now and then, we all have those regrets that keep resurfacing, the uneasy feeling of “if only I had done that”. Why is it that we leave dreams behind? Because is too difficult, because we don’t believe it, or maybe because we are easily discouraged?
Nobody wins in the “preference” mode; if you don’t stretch your comfort level, what you prefer doing will be the only things you will stick to and this kind of mindset is very deceiving. Don’t settle down for tomorrow, or Monday, or one day. Don’t buy into the reality of tomorrow’s.
Going after goals or dreams requires a winning mindset and the method of the 4 D’s is very helpful in providing that secure basis that you can always return to:
D - Desire
D - Decide
D - Do
D - Detach
What reality do you want to build for yourself? Find out in this episode the steps to implementing the 4 D's Method.
Have you ever felt that a monster is taking over you sometimes? How come all of a sudden you can feel so down and sad?
That little voice, always negative and doubtful, that keeps reminding you off all those times you failed… if you listen to it and you feed it pessimistic thoughts…it becomes the GREMLIN. The most difficult of the 4 internal blockers, because it’s so close to who we are, that in some cases we come to believe that the gremlin is US.
How does the gremlin come to occupy our thoughts? What does it take to overcome it? Where should we start?
In this episode we are going to take our gremlin, our inner critic for a walk. And with the 5 steps that we present here, trying to understand why do we give it so much attention.
A useful tip on recognising limiting beliefs: each time we use the words “always”, “never”, “everything” , we should pay attention because there is a blockage hiding behind it.
We have tackled the GAIL scale of internal blockers here in these episodes of #YourCoachingJourney
G (Gremlin) - S2 Episode 25: The voice of our Gremlin
A (Assumptions) - S2 Episode 24: The trap of making assumptions
I (Interpretations) - S2 Episode 21: Should we believe our own interpretations?
L (Limiting beliefs) - S2 Episode 20: Break the trap of limiting beliefs
We don’t know, so we assume. An assumption becomes the Truth in the absence of proof. That’s what makes it such a powerful internal blocker.
How many times don’t we find ourselves trapped in memories of fear just because in that moment in time, we presumed that the anxiety or suspicion we felt was justified by our own reasoning, not by reality?
So we are left with the question: Is it better to face the unknown or to throw in our assumptions to compensate for the missing information?
Although working with a professional coach is better when it comes to internal blockers, there are still some significant steps we can take on our own to change the story we keep telling ourselves. And here are the 5 important ones.
What are the benefits of being famous? Does that make you the best in the business? Or maybe you think it means egocentric? Do you believe you can be famous as an #entrepreneur?
These days Social Media has the power to make anyone famous, even if for the wrong reasons. On the other hand, it all comes down to our own #interpretations and beliefs around the subject of being famous. What if we replaced it with “well known” or “recognized”?
Let yourself be challenged on this subject of #fame with these 5 steps and see if the benefits are greater than the blockage.
Having doubts and accepting them is part of growing, while self-doubts can actually prevent us from living a fulfilled life. But how do we know the difference? Do they feel the same, #doubt and self-doubt? Which one do you think, it feels like sadness and frustration?
We are focusing on doubts and self-doubts, after dealing with Limiting Beliefs in Episode 20 and Interpretations in Episode 21.
This episode focused on 5 easy steps to follow, when you are confronted with self-doubts and you would like to break free from self predictions of failure.
How much do we buy into our #excuses or into our own reality? Some people are able to move mountains just to keep going while others stop dead in their tracks and give up right where they are. Are most of us self sabotaging? We buy into our own inner #blockages because is easier, we are used to it. After all, it is our reality,no?
We started last Monday the Series about #energetic blockages with the episode about Limiting Beliefs. The second blockage as intensity on a scale of 4, the interpretation, is more connected to “us” and what we feel rather that to outside factors. Interpretations come from our past and past #experiences, that’s why they are stronger than limiting beliefs.
As always, in this episode we will talk about 5 steps to recognise and adjust our own #negative interpretations.
Feeling stuck mentally can be a way that our system is telling us that there is some work to be done and this is the way our body has found to trigger us, in order to deal with and handle this undertaking. Our internal #blockers can be real or purely created just by our own mind. But they have this power to cripple us because we chose to see them as an absolute truth.
Limiting #beliefs are just the tip of the iceberg. A negative belief puts the focus on our inability to achieve what we want and the more we believe we can’t achieve it, the more real it gets. Challenging the unfavourable deep-routed beliefs that have almost become part of our personality, is no easy task. But it can be done!
Find out in today’s episode the 5 steps to recognise and replace the beliefs that don’t serve you, by introducing #empowering expectations in your environment.
How well are your beliefs working in your life?
Patience is not the easiest of the virtues, at least not in today’s #society where we have the control at our fingertips and any second beyond our short limit feels almost undeserved. Patience is about meaning, emotions and focus and when we lack patience we are moving much further from the #results we were hoping to have in the first place.
So if we know that being impatient doesn’t work, why do we still do it? One of the great benefits of #coaching people is that you help them see the answers by changing the questions and so opening the way for improved answers to surface.
In this episode of #YourCoachingJourney we are focusing on 5 practical tips that you can apply to reevaluate and #improve your perception of what self-control is.
Being in touch with our core values creates an #alignment that resonates far beyond a momentary uplift. Deep down, we all want to be happy, and being in alignment with oneself is an important, ever fulfilling permanent skill.
In #coaching, when referring to “holographic thinking”, it means creating a 3D image of any situation, experience or feelings, and then observing it as a whole, giving attention to its 3 sides all at once. A truly complete method of looking at ourselves, through practiced attention and intention, being able to listen to all the information we are receiving. In today’s episode of #YourCoachingJourney, we will be talking about the Triangle of logic, intuition and feelings and how we can reach internal alignment.
And what if physical distancing does not necessarily mean #social distancing? During the last 2 months since the virus has set up camp in Europe, more and more people reached out and are doing “world - tours” on Social Media, communicating and connecting to each other on a deeper level than ever. But doesn’t it seem that more and more people are using these Social platforms to get their news and form their opinions on politics, recent events and current affairs? Everyone wants answers but nobody is really willing to do their research anymore.
Find out in this episode the 4 types of Social Media profiles and what are the abilities that each one holds. You get to make your own decision, where do you fit in the grand scheme of things and in this reality that is not virtual anymore, but is ever present in each moment of our lives.
In these exceptional conditions of lockdown, the efforts that we make can seem even harder to accomplish because of the difficulty of the environment, mental and physical. And since not everyone measures effort the same way, the 2 types of efforts that we may normally encounter can have totally different outcomes now. How do you judge the efforts and results that you did for yourself and others during the quarantine?
We got to experience these last 2 months, the real meaning of community and relationships. People driven by desires of true support, togetherness and improvement. And more than even, we recognised the 2 main keys in the pursuit of growing together: trust and determination.
Find out in this episode what are the steps to take in order to align your efforts with your determination and in the same time, reevaluate your results and your trust.
Doesn’t it seem that this is the perfect time to reconnect with your purpose? We have been given the gift of time so how are you spending yours? Our mind is such a powerful tool that it can travel anywhere and right now this #lockdown it only represents a geographical setback but we can still wonder the world with our thoughts.
Let’s take a moment in this episode and do an #awareness check.
Once we are aware, we can be awakened and then we can allow ourselves to be amazed.
There is a way you can become more aware of your actions and results during these confinement days: is the OPAFIT scale. Listen to this episode and find out the 5 tips on how to improve your #focus on what is really important for you.
Amongst all the fear and uncertainty, these days offer some unbelievable moments that would not have been even considered a few months ago: the best of the industries are offering free online #trainings and instant access to them, free Opera and ballet shows online, people connecting, strangers looking to help each other and so on.
Have you considered implementing new #habits and routines that will help you cope with the “new reality” that we will have to face?
We have this amazing chance to change, reconsider, #focus and reflect on some powerful questions that we would not really consider so often : who am I? What makes me happy? Find out in this Bonus episode how to ask yourself the right questions about yourself.
These are unprecedented times that we are living and depending on our life situation, each and every one of us is experiencing this #lockdown in a totally distinct way. Nobody knows how long this #confinement will last or what the consequences will be.
Instead of asking ourselves when this will be over, why not reflect on more appropriate questions? Like for example : When we focus only on what will happen tomorrow, aren’t we missing and skipping over every day of our life? Shouldn’t it be our priority to live in the NOW and make it the best we can? How much control do we actually have over death? Since it first started, the COVID 19 #threat on the world has been present everyday now for more than 3 months.
But play a little game here with us : on a scale of 1 to 10 how ready are you to go back into the world? From a personal but also a #business point of view. Go on, be honest!
Find out here the 5 steps to get you ready for the return to "normality", no matter how it will look like.
PS: If you are missing motivation to follow on your goals and daily action, you can join the Daily Strategic Community Calls by IMN Paris, from Monday to Friday starting 9.30 AM ( GMT+1 )
Any type of relationship that is love conditioned creates an expectation that things will go in a specific way. This kind of judgement that we assign can result in negative #feelings once we expect a distinct behaviour from the people involved.
We invest ourselves emotionally in #friendships as these are our constants in term of loyalty, support , reciprocity, sincerity, understanding and so on. Of course everyones’s definition is different but the essence is always the same.
Reevaluating the meaning of your close relationships can result in real “aha” moments, once you ask yourself the right questions:
- do I feel like I can truly be myself around my friends?
- am I offering and receiving “quality” time when we are together?
Take an honest look at your friendships with the help of the tips and suggestions presented in this episode.
During this #lockdown period, a great opportunity is presented to us: discover (yet better said re-discover ) the amazing power of our minds. Our thoughts, feelings, emotions are now, for most of us, our allies or enemies. The #decision is ours. That is one thing we CAN control during the confinement.
Watching our #thoughts is an important part of how well we are living our lives, no matter the life conditions we may have to face.
Yet not each of us will get out of this crisis in the same way. To go more practical on how to make the best out of this exceptional time, in this Bonus episode, we are presenting 5 remarkable #attitudes you may want to implement right away in your daily routine.
How do we know if are judging someone ( or ourselves) ? Because we form an opinion about how a person IS, instead of what he/she has DONE. Think of convicted criminals for example. Isn’t it true that we assume that we know who they are, based on what they’ve done in the past, hence likely to do in the future?
This episode will explore what are the differences between #judgements and opinions, based on facts. And in case you are wondering now, yes, being quick to judge might indeed prevent us from being more #conscious about our lives and relationships.
Find out the 5 steps on how to reduce and eventually eliminate judgement and the most dangerous of all, negative self-judgement. The results will be blissful.
Have you ever heard of a crisis arriving at the right moment? Of course not!
The arrival of the #coronavirus is raising an important question for each and every one of us: how really prepared are we to anticipate a specific #crisis but more important how do we keep ourselves prepared for whatever happens? How do we react when things don’t go as planned?
There are big differences between being concerned about what is going to happen next for #businesses all over the world, and being panicked to the point of losing common sense and pushing the mind into mayhem overdrive.
The beauty of a crisis is that it forces us to see things differently. Find out in this Bonus episode what are the right questions to ask yourself now and the 5 hidden opportunities that a crisis can unveil.
There is beauty in the action of #giving and being generous. Being generous is embedded in our DNA but once we attach an emotion, waiting for a positive return in exchange for our actions , the purity of #generosity loses its meaning.
We may think that we don’t have much to offer and we often ask ourselves if we actually have someone to offer it to. The reality is that giving and sharing from a place of genuine care and totally detached from the result and outcome of our actions, that's what is missing in our current #lifestyle.
“Women’s Day” gives us another reason to celebrate #women from all over the world but the beautiful reality is that we should always start with appreciating ourselves as women, our life and our blessings.
That way, we can also observe and recognise the worth and #value of every woman that is in our life or the ones that we simply meet by chance. We can have #admiration and appraisal for everyone and anyone if we would grasp how important it is to find appreciation in the small joys of every day life .
Take a moment and truly experience the emotions of a #connection this Woman’s Day and make it unforgettable.
How many of us act daily from a place of being #genuine, true, real? To fit in society's norms, a lot of the time, we are expected to be and behave a certain way that does not contradict the establishment we find ourselves in. A good example is how showing #emotions in the work place is frowned upon as it may make other people feel uncomfortable.
However, this is taking away from our individual authenticity. Being vulnerable can expose us to judgement, is true, but allowing our self-confidence to shine through even in the face of rejection, is so #rewarding and liberating.
Our lives seem to have us on a treadmill, a never-ending cycle of doing, running, consuming, wanting more but in the same time forgetting the simple ( and usually free) experiences that give us joy and peace. We all know that #happiness is subjective and what we should always remember, is that is totally up to us to decide what this joyful life should look like.
In this episode of your #coaching journey, find out the 5 step process of bringing to life the #design of your ideal life-experience. The rule of the 5 D's is a clear recipe for your best manifestations.
Most people aim for financial #security. But what is the price you have to pay in order to have your #finances provide for the ever growing demand of your #lifestyle? I guess we are right in saying the more you have, the more you want. The world around us is full of these kind of examples .
Sacrificing time and energy, adding fear and stress to our daily life... these are the collateral damage of financial security . And at the end of it all, it may seem that the illusion of financial security is managing your life .
In this episode of your #coaching journey, we are looking at 5 steps to get out of this illusion and get back control over your life
Deciding if we're gonna have a good day or a bad day is entirely up to us. But better yet, what if we took advantage of the fact that it's a NEW day and we are the creators of the #emotions tat manifest throughout the day?
Do you ever stop to wonder what makes a good day a good day and a great life a great life? It all starts with control... over yourself and your daily #routines.
Contrary to popular #beliefs, the quality of life is not entirely or necessarily related to income, success or welfare. find out in this episode the 5 forgotten tips on how to see immediate #improvement in your daily life.
Everything in life is a choice and the beauty of living is that we can decide to #change at any moment .
When we settle into a mundane routine, it robs us of #diversity and exploration of self. Time seems to be flying and the feeling of loosing control starts to weight us down.
Luckily is also up to us to implement the changes. A new road to the same #destination if you will.
Breaking a routine or a habit that no lover serves you, starts sometimes with changing one small thing a week. But consistency is the key.
What we want should be fairly easy to express in words, right? Somehow in many cases, when we are asked this question, we give vague and unclear #answers.
In this episode of Your #coaching Journey, we look at the "Why" and the "How" of the inability to express ourselves clear and determined when it comes to the million- dollars question : " What do YOU want in life"?
* why are we not sure and explicit when it comes to our #goals?
* how to approach the subject of dreams and desires - 5 easy steps to get clarity
Wouldn't it be great if we could connect to that Higher Power part of our brain? To the intuition, to the overwhelming feelings of #happiness, just like when we were children?
Of course we can and we do it more often than we think. DREAMING is what can help us step out of our daily #routine. Daydreams and night dreams are our way of tapping into the amazing power of our #minds and the freedom of #creativity.
Find out in this episode of Your #coaching Journey, the 5 easy tips on how to prepare our brain, in order to receive the impulses and glimmers sent by our subconscious.
Without planning, what are the chances of your #goals becoming a reality?
In order for the New You to make a New Plan for 2020, we will be discussing in this Bonus episode, the 7 Steps Formula on how to consciously choose and create a clear path towards your dreams, now that we are stepping into a new decade.
These steps will create a solid base where you can build a trustworthy and valid action plan, starting with finding a blissful, grateful and light-hearted way to say good-bye to old #beliefs and habits , and welcome the New You.
As it happens every New Year, the perspective of something new always brings hope and freshness into our lives. But let's take a moment to consider the concept of " New Year, New You". Do you really want to leave everything behind that happened this year? You still have a few hours left, give yourself the gift of spending some time with yourself and your thoughts.
What was this year really about?
How relevant will be in 5 years the bad moments that you had to deal with ? Don't discount the whole #experience just because the result was not the one you were hoping for. Once you regain the #awareness, you can create an improved year starting right where you are .
Happy New You in 2020!
A collection of bonus interviews with driven, powerful #coaches and business owners like JT Foxx and Randi Zuckerberg and successful celebrities like Jewel, Charlie Sheen and Vanilla Ice. They may be known for their acting or singing careers but behind the scenes they are working hard as #entrepreneurs that chased their dreams, pursued their interests and sometimes made tough #decisions that are unknown to the public at large.
But it seems obvious that the subject of #coaching and consulting is present in all areas of #business, from multinationals that want to stay ahead of time to small business owners that are investing in their growth.
Oh, L-O-V-E! Our deepest source of happiness and at times, the source of our deepest suffering . The expression of love varies from culture to culture and it may not come as easy to everyone because of beliefs, traditions, customs and the list can go on. But luckily in todays's society, one subject has become more meaningful and relevant : self-love, at times the hardest one to accept.
The way we talk to ourselves, the beliefs we hold true about our own personality, how we take care of our body and mind; these are all forms of self-love. A few simple and helpful tips are included with today's episode on how to start change and conciously choose to improve the relationships we have with ourselves.
Have you ever looked at the world from the #perspective of people being "givers" and "takers" ? Giving provides a sense of #fulfilment by doing what is right, adding and creating #value for other people. This is what comes natural for a giver. But what is the price he has to pay in the long-run?
Do you know what are their biggest frustrations ? Or what happens when the giver stops giving?
In this episode we are offering 5 useful tips to achieve #balance : become an effective giver while keeping your energy resources and attention on yourself also.
As #entrepreneurs or in our personal lives, we all need to understand that giving to ourselves makes us even better givers for others.
A #challenge or a setback are the perfect opportunities when we want to change something about ourselves or about our #business. As an #entrepreneur, you can achieve any #goal, anything you set your mind to... as long as it is relative and important to your existence.
In this session of your #coaching journey, find out the practical ways to start embracing challenges and set your limits on fire.
Behind every business, there is an #entrepreneur, a human being with feelings, fears and internal blocks. Choosing to deal with your emotions, rather than pretending they doesn't exist , is a much more liberating and uplifting process. It may be difficult on your own, but as a part of this #coaching journey, in this episode we take an honest look at how to better understand the message our feelings are conveying.
Your level of comfort dictates the state of your #emotions and since there is no such thing as a "bad" emotion, feeling are here to guide you, on your way to a richer life experience.
Your internal #energy has a very important role on everything that concerns the daily activities. Overthinking , feeling overwhelmed, mental and emotional tiredness, all these can leave us feeling drained and without #motivation . And also, it may happen that even without realising, we let external factors influence us to a degree that we activate negative #feelings just because of a small change in our environment.
Whenever you need a #boost of confidence or a shift in your energy flow, try these 5 simple but effective hacks that can instanly put you in a better feeling place, just enough sometimes to reverse the downward spiral of emotions.
Before we reject or accept the idea of receiving #coaching for our #business or our personal life, how well do we know what coaching really does for an individual or for an #entrepreneur? Have you heard the most common reasons and excuses why people reject the idea of being coached?
This episode sheds some light on what having a #coach can do for even the most successful people.
But the most important clarity in today's episode is that it explains what coaching ISN'T and why it shouldn't be confused with consulting, mentoring, advising or even therapy.
For more info please visit www.ipeccoaching.com
No journey can happen if you are not prepared to change your old ways, in order to receive #coaching and guidance . Change is always an opportunity, no matter how far away from your comfort zone it might feel.
Find out in this first episode of #YourCoachingJourney , the 5 tips that will help you get into the #mindset of change, that is happening all the time and all around us .
No matter if we talk about #business coaching for #entrepreneurs or in our personal life, the journey starts with change.
Raluca spoke on stage at the Mega Success Event 2017, in California. Here she has shared with over 2500 #entrepreneurs, her secrets of #networking and how to build a global network of quality, powerful people,
This is what this first season was also about. In #Connect&MakeaDifference we have detailed the ingredients of a successful network:
N - net value
E - Energy
T - Transformation
W - World
O - Outcome free
R - Recognition
K - Knowledge
Each of these concepts are described one by one in the episodes of the podcast
At the end of the first season of the #GrowNOW Podcast, I would like to thank you for your interest and present you with The 7 Skills to building a high Impact Network.
The most important step after acquiring a skill is to practice it daily until it becomes "natural" to you, easy and comfortable. Going from connections and net value to strength and growth, these skills will help implement visible change and #progress in the way you are #networking.
Please visit my website https://impact-2c.com/ for more tips and helpful resources.
What was presented in this Season 1 "Connect and Make a Difference" are the skills and strategies for a different approach to what #networking could be, on a professional or personal level. And today's notion of expanding Knowledge does not necessarily refer to more information or #business data, but it sheds light on self-discovery, awareness, and inclusion.
More than an exchange of information, you and your network are connecting and accessing a Global knowledge that allows each and every person to be a teacher in their own right.
No matter what kind of relationships we are talking about: #business, sentimental, family, friendships or #networking, we have to appreciate people's individual value and what they are bringing into the exchange; be it big or small. Giving recognition and being #grateful for any interaction, will make all your relationships valuable and relevant.
Find out in this episode about Recognition what it takes to build, transform and grow your network by looking at the impact others have on our lives.
Sometimes the results, the dream, the objective, the goal that you are chasing is the most important thing in your life. But are you spending all of your time focusing on what would or should happen? Don't you feel that is taking time and energy away from what you could do right now to further advance that dream?
Being "Outcome free" means that you define the goal and the objective first, but afterward, you spend time on the actions that you can do right now, living the connections that you create and the decisions you are taking. Find out in this episode if you have a Mastery or Transactional approach to your life, your #network, your #business.
We live in an era where we should celebrate #diversity and inclusion, not run away from it. We are all global beings and the more you allow the world to change you, the sooner you will change the world. Diversity is the backbone of building an amazing #network and being part of a diverse society, will amplify your habits and experiences.
An essential component of #networking is being able to get out of your comfort zone and connect on a real level. So in order to allow yourself to do and see things differently, you have to be transformative in a conscious way. Find out in this episode what are the key ingredients of the transformative process.
Your #attitude can determine how your day goes, but having the right energy will help you connect on a deeper level, both in #business and your personal life. To be able to operate from a place of reinvigorating and expanding #energy is definitely an important skill to have .
Your Net Value is the sum of all the quality business and personal relations that help you improve and #grow. In connecting with people, is important to bring to the table the same #value that you wish to receive. In this episode you will find how to use your core values in order to transform your #business and your life.
Welcome to #Connect&MakeADifference, the 1st season of the Podcast #GrowNow. We chose Networking as an opening topic for this season, as it is the first one of the key skills that are the base of every #business. No matter where you are in the world, as a business owner, or business owner to be, it is important to be connected with other #entrepreneurs, as that is the starting point for future financial and social growth.
In Paris, France we have created IMN Paris for this very reason, to offer a support and accountability environment for international entrepreneurs.