[...] Yet, talking about EQ is quite different than actually practising and increasing our EQ, and the challenge can be even greater for expats and professionals working across cultures and languages. [...] So today, my tip is that you practise it a little, so you can increase your vocabulary and more easily identify what you are feeling the next time your brain assigns meaning to certain sensations ;)
Have you ever thought about 'Whose expectations are you carrying'? (...) There is nothing wrong in taking on other people's ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into your expectations, belief system and goals. However, when you 'uncritically inherit the burden' of certain things you should be doing (or not doing), you are giving away your right to determine what makes sense for you; you are sleepwalking through life or blindly following someone else's recipe.
In times of transition such as these, it can be a challenge to clearly (fore)see what exactly about our life plans needs some re-thinking. (...) when faced with uncertainty, life also offers a field of new possibilities for those willing to explore them. (...) join a group of 'pathfinders', and use the Wheel of Life as a compass to help you re-focus into what's most important for you in this new stage of life! Register for the free, online workshops here.
Even the most basic reflection, that is, simply assessing how we feel right now, is an exercise that most of us do very rarely. Yet, knowing how you are at a given moment can be a powerful tool to help you consider how balanced your life is and whether some changes are necessary (or even urgent).
In coaching, this starting assessment is often done using the Wheel of Life. Here is how I do it. Do your own at the same time!
How can we cope with unwelcome circumstances, the break from our normal routines, being locked at home for days in a row?
Our ability to cope with any event or circumstance which we perceive negatively is what we call resilience. It is a skill and, as such, it can be learned, developed, improved.
My top 5 resilience skills include self-awareness, setting goals, choosing an optimistic mindset, using your strengths, and self-care.
Now ONLINE too! Join us for about an hour of reflection on and tips to achieving your dreams in today’s world. Take note and get ready to get your hands dirty. Find out what are your next steps could be.
Finding happiness and reaching your dreams requires dedication, hard work and doing your ‘homework’. We’ll show you what you need to do. Are you ready?
Dates: Amsterdam, 21 March 2020; Utrecht, April 2020 TBC.
Research has now demonstrated that living in alignment with your core values is one (maybe the) essential element to living a happy and fulfilled life. Though we live with ourselves everyday, do you really know what your core values are? What are the beliefs you hold most dear to you?