Tag: coaching

Principles of Success – Mentors and Coaches (12)

Mentors and Coaches support your SUCCESS This is the last chapter on my principles of success. Then again they are not mine, they are principles collected from my podcast guests at Stories of Success. My guests have been fantastic. And whilst some of them have been my mentors over the years already, some became mentors to you and me in the course of this podcast. I love to do this podcast, interview people and understand the key principles of success. However, as most of you realised when I did ask the question, most of these successful people didn’t make it to the top themselves. They all had mentors, worked with a coach on a long term commit and had input or help from more senior, more experienced people. Having worked in the industry as a consultant and advisor for many years, I realised that when you are going into new projects, you are the experienced person, someone who has been there, done it. You are the one they look at for advice. That experience helps to examine situations, understand the concepts quickly and then figure out how to move forward and make a difference. The experience is what pays, not

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Success Stories – first quarter summary.

Dear listener (and readers of course), You have been likely to listen to my podcast Stories of Success over the last few months. I have been going for 3 months now, and I figured it was time to write up a solo episode which I then decided to put into writing rather than ‘reading it out’ or podcasting it. Again, thank you for staying with me over the first quarter and we have some existing guests coming in Q2 this year. Please rate my podcast if you like it and also, please subscribe on your favourite podcast outlet, as this will help me to increase my fellowship and amount of listeners. I started the podcast in January to explore how some of my friends are successful, some aren’t as much and what it takes for some of my mentors and industry leaders to climb up the career ladder. This was triggered by a) me looking for a job and looking for inspiration but b) also to build more of an expertise of what it takes to coach people to become (more) successful. So a lot of my learning is based on their learning and experience. Naturally, as it is in

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Thursday Flash (51 and last)

Flash…for one last time. After a year of publishing some hopefully interesting articles, it is time to think about a new concept for 2018. Maybe some more about consulting and coaching. So this week will be my last Thursday Flash. I hope you enjoyed reading it and had some takeaways from the weekly column. And, given this week’s selection, www.success.com is an amazing source for personal development. LOA and reasons you are or are not attracting success in your life – this article highlights what you need to do to make the LOA work. Now are you ready to take the next step in your life. If not, give me a shout, I can help you with some advice and support. And last but not least, if you are after success, and you read about the LOA, understand that success is something that must be attracted not pursued. Easier said than done. So look back at the year and realise how far you came. How much you achieved and what else there is to do. Understand which success you want to achieve and where you want to go. Please stay loyal and check out my regular Sunday Column or feel

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Buddhist Thought: Sutra

A monk asked, All of the buddhas and all of the buddadharmas come forth from this sutra. What is this sutra? Qinshan said, Forever turning. – Zens Chinese Heritage The Sutra, not the Kama Sutra ;-), are oral teachings recorded from Buddha and old Buddhist folk. So this little quote says that Sutra is “forever turning”. Constantly changing, evaluating, improving. You recognise that? To succeed in life or work, to be the best you can say, you need to constantly change, evaluate, improve. That is why Buddhist teachings are helpful for you to improve yourself, to use the theory for personal development. I use it more and more in coaching. Have a great week! Love and Happiness, Volker

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website restructure

Dear All, Just as a summary that I forwarded my www.cb-consulting.co.uk website now to www.volkerballueder.com/cb-consulting I have two subsections, one for coaching, and one for consultancy. More to follow over the course of this year, as I have big plans. Any questions, please let me know. Yours sincerely, Volker

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Sunday Column (40)

Yes, this week was quieter than expected. However, this has been my happiest week for a long time. Really since February if you exclude my two weeks paternity leave this summer. Monday kicked off with lots of meetings. Caught up with good friends and interesting partners which hopefully leads to more business soon. The same really happened on Wednesday, another busy day. Also had to go to the dentist which resulted in us buying a new toothbrush, an electric one: Oral B Professional Care 3000. Not only do we get the “dentist feeling”, which I am not sure about whether that is a good or bad thing, but we also get a polishing function. Wednesday ended with a networking event on Search Marketing organised by the great guys from NMA. Thanks again for a great night. Thursday I finished my Tai Chi form. Finally 🙂 I only started Tai Chi in Beckenham this February. But, given the size of Bromley, we are not really many in our class. The Greenwich Tai Chi group allegedly is much bigger. Anyway, we finished the Hine Tai Chi long form in less than a year. Now it will take probably another 10 years to

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Ultimate Success?

As a big fan of coaching an particularly career coaching, I am currently listening to Anthony Robbins again. In his session today he spoke about the ultimate formula for success. So of course I was very excited and want to share it with you: 1) Be clear of what you want to achieve and what outcome you want to have. That really reminds me of one of the seven habits of highly effective people: Begin with the end in mind! And, it is so true. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. So be sure, whatever you want to achieve, that you set out to achieve a certain goal and outcome. Otherwise, you wouldn’t know when you have achieved it. 2) Take actions. Again, this is one of the seven habits: be proactive. You will never achieve anything in life without being proactive, take initiative and lead from the front. Even as a sale executive, without picking up the phone and dialing the number to the client, you never get your sales. And, as a manager, you never be able to lead from the front or get anything done, without taking the necessary

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Sunday Column (32)

Good evening. From next week, there might be less blog entries, so this blog might stay a tat emptier than usual. I am trying to give this blog and my websites a new face, look and feel. However, this might take a while. Re-branding always takes time. I have a few days off soon and hope to be able to change some design, content and was also thinking of doing some PPC management. Why not? You need to keep learning. On Monday I didn’t feel well and went home early, was off sick with some kind of virus all Tuesday. Everyone I speak to suggests that if you have a baby they give you all kinds of illnesses. Ach well, better get used to it. However, Wednesday I felt better but gave a party a miss, still suffering from the virus. Thursday was our work party and I enjoyed thoroughly to catch up with a few colleagues over wine. That was the first time in almost 3 months that I had a chance to properly discuss things with colleagues “off site” and in a more relaxed atmosphere. Mainly that is due to my family commitments and other events during the

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Daily Wisdom

It is not too long ago, I was writing about me reading the Dalai Lama and the Path to Tranquility. A book you can purchase at Amazon. For the 21st of September it says: Western brains work, they work a great deal, but always in the direction of efficiency. In that way the mind puts itself at the service of the result. Like all servants, it renounces its independence. I am talking about another form of spiritual life, more detached and deeper, free form the obsession of a goal to be reached. In a way, the universal invasion of technology, everywhere it goes, lessen the life of the mind. I like that thought. We are always trying to achieve more: more money, more status, more respect. We seem to always want to achieve more in less time and better quality. Hence, so the Dalai Lama, we become servants. By abandon this life, we are becoming free, and we can reach a life that is less obsessive. And, we can focus on our spiritual development. It is however a challenge to balance life in that way. Our western lifestyle is asking us to be productive, efficient and delivering more and more

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