Tuesday, 20 January 2015

9 Ways to Change Your Life!

9. Start Coaching sessions


What Is Coaching?

Congratulations for embarking on this journey! I look forward to working together and supporting you in
achieving whatever it is you really want. This blog  is designed to help you understand the nature of
coaching and how to get the most from our partnership.

What Is Coaching?

Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools that successful people use to live extraordinary lives.
Through weekly coaching sessions, my clients identify what is most important to them and align their thoughts,
words, and actions, accordingly.

As your coach, I work with you to identify what you want personally and professionally, and support you in achieving a life that you really want and love. Having a life you love starts with gaining clarity on your values, enabling more meaningful choices and consistent action. Your commitment
to your life through coaching offers a means for more balance, joy, intimacy, energy, financial abundance, focus,
and action in every area of your life.

As Your Coach I Will:

Encourage you to set goals that you truly want
Ask you to do more than you may have done on your own
Help you focus better in order to produce results more quickly
Provide you with the tools, support, and structure to accomplish more

How Is Coaching Different From Therapy Or Consulting?

Coaching is not therapy, which goes into depth about various issues, usually dealing with the past, nor is it
consulting which generally results in giving the client answers. Coaching is more action-oriented and focuses
primarily on the present and future. As your coach I enable you to determine your own “answers” through the
work done in our coaching partnership.


Who Works With A Coach?

Entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition are some of the people who typically
work with a coach. Regardless of their professional endeavor or place in life, all of my clients have one thing in
common: they are all successful, resourceful, and intelligent individuals who want to get even more out of their

What professional athlete hasn’t used a coach to win? Tiger Woods is already one of the best, and yet he
understands the value that comes from having someone work directly with him, someone to point out things he
can’t see, someone to keep encouraging and challenging him to achieve his greatest potential. That’s who I am
for you. Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life!

Benefits Of Working With A Coach


Coaching is proven to work when two factors are present:

The client is willing to learn, grow, and take action
There is a gap between where he/she is now and where he/she wants to be

That’s all that is necessary for a successful coaching relationship where you can develop the right strategy,
implement a plan of action, and achieve your goals. Anything is possible within our coaching relationship.

With a coach you can: Take More, Better, and Smarter Actions


for a private session with coach Katerina please contact on

skype : katerina.efstratiadou1

e-mail : energycoaching.lux@gmail.com

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

9 Ways to Change Your Life!

8. What it’s Really all About


Here's a big question for you: what is life all about?

You could probably debate this one for hours, but for the sake of this small blog I am going to suggest a simple, powerful answer:

Life is. about feeling good!

Does that seem too shallow for you? If so, think about why you do the things you do.

Why do you have a family? Why do you go to work or build your own business? Why do you exercise or eat healthily?

Eventually, when it comes right down to it, we do what we do so that we can feel good.

Professional salespeople have a saying: 'people make emotional decisions, but give rational reasons'. What this means is that we always buy because we want to feel good, but we say it's because of the quality, price, value, etc.

It's exactly the same in your everyday life: you will make your choices based upon what will make you feel the best, even though you may explain it for rational reasons.

Take your time going through your life and test this out for yourself - can you think of anything you do that doesn't eventually lead to you feeling good? Even going to work, and paying your taxes makes you feel good, because it enables you to live in a nice country with a high quality of life.

So now that you know this - what does it mean for you? It means that if something isn't leading to you feeling good, then perhaps you had better stop doing it.

I am talking here about things like stress, fatigue, worry, procrastination, anger, gossip, etc. All these things may give us a small feeling of release in the short term, but eventually they lead to us feeling miserable. So the answer is to stop doing them.

Stop robbing yourself of the chance to feel good!

Of course, life is also about contribution, learning, growth, love, courtesy, gratitude, spirituality and a great deal more. But all of these things eventually lead us right back to feeling good. When you look over your life, and the things you do, this simple idea is very powerful for helping you to know what you should be doing.

So, do you feel good?

Want to discover how one-to-one Coaching will have a dramatic impact on your life?

Contact Katerina Efstratiadou Today : energycoaching.lux@gmail.com

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Monday, 5 January 2015

9 Ways to Change Your Life!


6. Relationships (play the game)

It's a fact that 85% of your happiness in life is determined by your ability to get along well with other people.

There's a saying that most of your problems in life will come on two legs and talk back. Whether we like them or not, people make the world go round. And your ability to relate, communicate and negotiate will empower you as you make your way along in the world.

Relationships are complex, frustrating and often critical to our success. Perhaps the best way to get the most out of all the relationships you have is to view them as a game. By doing this you can begin to become more skilled as a player, instead of simply bumbling along not knowing how to relate to people.

There are several powerful 'games' you can play and each of them will greatly improve your ability to get along with people.

Game # 1:  The Most important Person.

Each person views the world through their own eyes. To them, the world is about them and their experiences. The average person (including you and I) spends approximately 95% of their time thinking about themselves.

For this reason, playing this game is a powerful attention grabber. Instead of being like everyone else and simply thinking of yourself as most important; think of other people as most important. Treat them with respect, admiration and courtesy. Take time listen to their ideas, their feelings, even their advice.

By doing this you will come into alignment with their deep-held belief that they are most important. You will also make a startling impression on the other person. Soon enough, the person will become so impressed with you that they will begin liking you. And once a person likes you, everything becomes easier for both parties.

Game #2: Shut up!

In this game you practice the art of saying as little as possible while holding a conversation with another person. The more you can be quiet, the more the other person will be able to talk. See how much you can not say. Use facial expressions, gestures, and short succinct answers to keep  yourself out of the conversation as often as possible. When the person finishes what they are saying, ask them another question to get them talking again.

Doing this helps you build the discipline of listening. Most people are incredibly poor listeners. Most of us -if truth be told- are just waiting for our chance to talk. By playing this game, you'll soon find more and more people are keen to talk to you. They will feel like you actually care about what they have to say and will like you for it.

Game # 3:  Random Acts of Kindness

This game is a powerful way to build your self-esteem and your reputation with other people. The idea is that you give people small doses of kindness -a smile, a compliment, assistance, or a gift - when they least expect it. By doing this you instantly create a bond with the other person, and they will also be more inclined to help you.

Play this game whenever you see the opportunity. The more you do it, the more you will find your network, and your success growing.      

Game # 4: .Stop Competing

Often in life we feel like we are competing for everything. We race the traffic to work, try to beat co-workers for promotions, and push our company ahead of our competitors. Sometimes this competitive spirit can work its way into our conversations and relations with other people, often without us even realising.

Do you often feel the need to tell somebody when they are wrong?

Do you always have to top another person stories with you amazing anecdotes?

From now on, whenever you feel yourself 'competing' in your conversations, decide to stop it. Instead, let the other person express their opinions and stories and graciously listen. By doing this you reduce the urge the other person has to beat you at the conversation game. And you might actually make a friend...

Game # 5:  Don’t take it Personally

How often do you feel angry or offended by the words, actions and thoughtlessness of others? Well here's a simple solution for all the bad feelings: stop taking things personally.

Perhaps you haven't noticed, but people do things for their own reasons, not yours. Anytime somebody does something that seems to be an attack against you, it's very likely they don't mean it to be. In fact it's likely you're not even a consideration in their mind. Most people are so consumed in their lives and their problems that they don't realise that they are causing you grief or inconvenience.

For this reason it makes sense not to get all worked up about things people do or say to you. The only person who suffers from it is you. Resolve from now on to play the game of not taking it personally - no matter what the situation or the circumstance.