Tips For Sending School Photos

If you have taken school photos,then there are some things that you want to consider before you send them to anyone else. This will help make the process of sending them to the right people a little easier for you. It is not just you that is going to be disappointed if you send them to the wrong person. There are people who want your photos,but you will also be disappointed if you send them to someone who does not have an interest in them.

One of the first things that you should think about when you are sending out school photos is how long they have been taken. If you took pictures of students in the late 70’s,you are going to want to send them to someone who is interested in this type of photography. They will be looking for something from the time frame of that time. If you are not sure,you can talk to the student or teacher who took the photos to see if there are any events from that time frame that you can send them to. You can also look at old photographs and see if they can be sent to someone who is interested in that type of photography. If you do this,you should be able to get someone interested in the photos that you have.

Next,you should think about the type of photography that you want to send out the school photos in. If you are sending out pictures from the 60’s or the 70’s,you are going to want to send them out to someone that is interested in those types of photography. You can send them to people who are looking for a specific type of photo that will fit in with a specific style. You can also send them to people who are looking for a certain style that is not in style. You will want to send pictures from each of the years that you have photos from so that you can be sure that you are sending them to people that have the same interests that you have.

When you send the school photos to the right people,you are going to be able to send them with the right kind of attention to detail that they are looking for. If you send them out to someone who does not have an interest in the pictures,then they will not know what to do with them. If you send them out to the right person,you can make sure that they know how to properly display them.

If you are going to send them out to someone,you will need to make sure that you send the photos to the right person. If you know the name of the teacher that took the photos,you can send them to them so that they can have them. If you know the name of the person who took the pictures during the time period that you are sending them out,then you can send them to them so that they can have them as well.

When you send out school photos,you will be able to send them to the right people if you know the person who took them. If you do not know the person who took them,then you should be able to find out who they are through other means. If they were not on a class reunion list,then you can look up the people that took the photos that were taken,but if they were,you should be able to find out who they are through email.

Here are three great questions I hear a lot.
1. What is an executive business coach?
2. Who needs or can benefit from an executive business coach?
3. Does it pay to hire an executive business coach? What is the ROI?

Let’s start with the first question.

What is an Executive Business Coach?

In a nutshell,an executive business coach is your thinking partner. As your thinking partner,your executive business coach helps you to think things through. It starts with your vision,your purpose/s,and goals. Then the conversation turns to discuss strategies and tactics. From there,you and your executive business coach move on to setting priorities and establishing meaningful actions.

A great executive business coach has systematic tools and processes,yet uses a great deal of experience and intuition to help you crystallize and refine your thoughts and plans. An executive business coach must be a person outside of your organization. You must be able to speak with each other frankly and confidentially. An executive business coach may be the only person in your life who is knowledgeable,yet does not have a direct stake in your business. Also,an executive business coach must not have preconceived notions about you,your business,your staff,and what is possible or impossible in your business or industry. A great executive business coach brings fresh eyes and hence new perspectives. Your thinking partner offers these new perspectives to you at the appropriate time,not as truth but as a potential contribution to discuss and evaluate.

Of course,any plan that results from the discussion and planning with your executive business coach is not static but requires constant evaluation and tweaking. We are living in a fast-paced world with rapid change. Therefore,a great business executive business coach will continuously support you with learning,reinventing yourself,and adapting. You also may have to unlearn some things that might have brought you success in the past. This process is all part of being a leader in today’s world of super change,an era where change happens faster than any other time in history.

Who Needs or Can Benefit from an Executive Business Coach?

It is tempting to say,”everyone.” But that is not accurate. Let me explain.

It is true that every leader could achieve his/her goals faster â and define them more crisply â by working with a great executive business coach. However,not every business leader is willing or able to take advantage of this opportunity. Admittedly,the word “coach” leaves many leaders wondering whether working with a coach signals that they are weak and need help because otherwise,they cannot make it on their own. Sure,they can make it on their own.

Yet,when we look at athletics,we see that the top athletes have several coaches. Top athletes engage the best coaches rather than looking for a “bargain coach.” They’re playing a gig big game,and they’re recruiting all the help they can get.

In my experience,business leaders in some industries are open to “executive business coaching” (having a thinking partner) than in others. For example,in many science companies and companies involved with high-tech innovations,experts-turned-into-leaders have little to no exposure to the idea of using a coach as a thinking partner. For example,scientists,engineers,software developers,architects,and other deeply technical experts often have never entertained working with a coach.

I am a Ph.D. chemist by training myself. For about two decades,I never crossed paths with a “coach.” I was fortunate to have had a great mentor (my Ph.D. advisor) in Graduate school. When I worked as a scientist and group leader in a high-tech company,I still didn’t have the opportunity to work with a coach,nor did it ever occur to me to look for one. Thankfully,I had some great mentors. And yet,that is not the same as working with a coach. I only learned about coaching when I began to learn more about business and the commercialization of innovation.

I learned that mentoring and coaching are two different ball games. A mentor will typically help you out from time to time,as the need and opportunity appear. A great executive business coach,on the other hand,is a well-trained thinking partner who works with you consistently to achieve well-defined goals as quickly as possible. Confidentiality is a foundation for the great trust that exists in great coach-client relationships.[dcl=7623

Business leaders who do see the value of working with a business an executive business coach tend to advance faster in the careers and or move the companies forge more quickly to greater Heights of success. That brings up another factor that can help you decide whether it makes sense for you to hire an executive business coach. This conversation brings us to the third question.

Does it Pay to Hire an Executive Business Coach?

The answer is,”It depends.”

  • Do you have a big vision?
  • Do you feel the drive to serve a significant purpose?
  • If you achieved your goals faster and those goals were defined more crisply,what would that mean to you monetarily and otherwise?
  • What is your payoff,your return on the investment of your time and your money?

If your game is big enough,then yes,it pays in spades to hire a great executive business coach.

Make sure the executive business coach you work with is the right for you. Have a sample session. Make sure you feel willing to discuss confidential matters,get feedback,be encouraged,nudged,and held accountable. When you have a great executive business coach,you will know it. She or he will become one of the essential people in your professional life.

By the way,while an executive business coach is not a “life coach,” it is also clear that the business and personal aspects of our lives intermingle. Therefore,a great executive business coach will listen to your thoughts,whether they are about business or personal matters. Most likely,at some point,there will be some crossover. You will be the one who controls that and sets the objectives for your working with your executive business coach.[dcl=7623

What an executive business coach will NOT do is to tell you what to do. He/she will help you to think it through. And,of course,coaching is not therapy â that probably goes without saying.

In conclusion,a great executive business coach is your thinking partner with whom you have a peer-to-peer relationship. He or she is not part of your organization. There’s a great deal of trust and confidentiality. You and your coach embark on a joint thinking process that always starts with what is on your mind. It is a well-orchestrated process that brings your visions and plans to fruition faster than you could your own. If you play a sufficiently “big game” and do your part,you can expect a high return on your investment.[dcl=7623

The Six Stages of Personal Development

1.      Unenlightened Stage

Joe Vitale calls this the victim hood stage, where there is no conscious understanding and belief of what is happening to us. In this stage of personal development there is a lot of focus on pointing fingers at others about the many ‘bad’ things that is happening to us.

Of all the stages of personal development, this is one that is hardest to get out of. Many people live in this stage for their entire life without knowing how to get out of it. Hence, the term unenlightened or victim used to describe this.

2.      Crisis Stage

Sometimes, along the progress through the stages of personal development, people hit a wall that they could not break through. This leads to something quite tragic or devastating like a death threatening illness, an accident, financial crisis or relationship breakout. This crisis is often enough to force the person to seriously re-examine the issues in their life, thus leading to some useful soul searching with break-through in the end.

For me, it was my financial crisis which I am still trying to extricate myself. Without meeting near bankruptcy, I would have never looked hard for my solutions. That has led me to where I am today. As I look back, I could not have imagined myself pursuing some of the things I am going after today.

3.      Searching Stage

During the searching stage, the key thing that is happening is quest for more knowledge. Of all the stages of personal development, this could be the most confusing stage. As you sought new ideas, knowledge and philosophies to pull you through, you could become overwhelmed and confused by the mountain of information, especially in the days of the internet and social media.

4.      Enlightened Stage

Inevitably the crisis and searching stages of personal development will lead to some kind of breakthrough whereby things suddenly click for you. It is a naturally law of enlightenment for people who truly seek and search to receive this for of revelation. I think the Bible says it very well;

“Seek and ye shall find. Ask and it shall be given. Knock and it shall be open unto you.”

If there is anything comforting thought for those who are initially lost, I think it is the certainty that clouds will clear with a true quest to find out more.

5.      Building Stage

Passing the first four stages of personal development is a fantastic milestone in many ways. Once enlightenment comes, you become more centered in your life, things begin to make more sense, and there is sense of destiny in building a life you want.

It is no longer about selfish wants but rather wanting to be the best personal self you could be. It is about aligning your actions to your mission in life. It is about developing your gifts for the fulfillment of your life.

The building stage is also characterized by a stage of forming good personal development habits for growth. Without the automation that comes with forming of good habits in various stages of personal development, success and growth is never going to become permanent.

6.      Contributing Stage

Completing the entire stages of personal development is the contributing stage. When good habits form over time, results will inevitably follow. These results could be more wealth, health, better emotions and relationships and generally the desire to do more good.

With these newly acquired treasures of personal development, the person develops the capacity to give and contribute more actively to others. This is one of the key philosophies of personal development; you can only give as much as the person you become.

30 Empowering Questions for Emotional Help

Over the last few weeks, I have been unconsciously writing posts about emotional help. These includes The Enlightened Being – 8 Ways to Recognize this Being, The Power of a Book that will Change your Life and Two Questions After Death that Will Change Your Life. From comments that came with these posts, we entered a very unique discussion about using question for emotional help.

In my own NLP training and reading, I have come across the powers of using questions for emotional help and mastery. Taken in the right perspective, empowering questions can change our focus, transform our emotional state and improve our lives. It is with this source of inspiration that I presenting to you a set of empowering questions to positive change your states for emotional mastery.

I hope you will begin using these questions strategically and often to lift yourself out of emotional misery into more superior states. Emotional help is the beginning of all transformative states. When you are in empowering states, your decisions will lead to better actions.

Reflective Questions for Emotional Help

1.      What I am happy about in my life right now?

2.      What I am excited about in my life right now?

3.      What I am proud about my life now?

4.      What I am grateful about in my life now?

5.      What I am enjoying most in my life now?

6.      What I am committed to in my life now?

7.      Who do I love? Who loves me now?

8.      What have I given today?

9.      How has today added to the quality of my life now?

10.  How can I use today as my investment in my future?

Problem Solving Questions for Emotional Help

11.  What is great about the current problem I am facing now?

12.  What is not perfect yet? What can I do to move things in that direction?

13.  What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?

14.  What am I willing to correct to make things happen?

15.  How can I enjoy doing the necessary to reach my goals?

Family Questions for Emotional Help

16.  How can I improve the lives of my family?

17.  What aspects of my spouse, children, siblings, etc. do I like most?

18.  How do those aspects make me a better person?

19.  How can I make my family smile and laugh more?

20.  How can I inspire my family to live a better life?

Soul Searching Questions for Emotional Help

21.  What am I good at that will improve other people’s lives?

22.  What wisdom have I gained in life so far?

23.  How have I improved my capacity to give and receive love?

24.  What is life asking of me in this situation?

25.  Who am I in this universe?

26.  What is the ideal world for you?

27.  What can we do as a human race to make life better.

28.  What inspires you in life?

29.  How can you make a bigger contribution beyond your family circle?

30.  If you are the supreme being of the universe, what and how can you change to make this world more like you?

Are there any questions here that are strikingly similar to what you are used to? Do you think these questions can be of emotional help to you? Do you have any more questions that can be added to this list for emotional help?

Beginners Guide to NLP – Part 1 (An Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming)

My Own Guide to NLP Training

In my earlier post on 25 Random Secrets of My Inspired Life, I mentioned that I had received some form of training and guide to NLP – Neuro Linguistic Program. I first came across this term while reading Anthony Robbins’ book on Unleashing the Giant Within. Robbins coined NLP as Neuro-Linguistic Conditioning to differentiate his teachings from the others. After reading that book, NLP became something I was fascinated with.

One of the results of this fascination with NLP was that I signed up for a NLP certification program with a local company that specializes in NLP training. From this training, I have discovered more useful tools for personal development. It is my turn now to share these with you in this guide to NLP series. I am making things really fundamental here in order not to turn off those who are new to this technology. I hope you will find this series useful in improving your own lives.

Introduction to the Beginners’ Guide to NLP

Let us begin this guide to NLP with some definition and history of NLP. NLP is the study of how people think, feel and act. It is characterized by an intense curiosity about how and why people get the results they do. Another term we usually use is ‘modeling’. We try and role model the behavior of successful and effective people. There are certain ways we can do this. It is through the use of a set of tools and powerful methods in NLP that we strive to access and influence our mental, physical and emotional resources, skills and creativity.

NLP was first introduced by a Mathematician, Dr Richard Bandler, and Dr John Grinder, a well known professor of linguistics in the mid 1970s. More than this Guide to NLP, their work focused on three main areas of work as defined by each of the three words in NLP.

Neuro refers to the study and use of our neurology (the brain and mind), through which we experience our environment via our five primary senses. Linguistics refers to how we use our language and other non auditory communication channels to modify our states of mind for personal effectiveness. Finally, programming refers to our ability to discover, adjust and use the programs that we mentally run in our minds to achieve our goals. That is another definition for NLP in this Guide to NLP.

This guide to NLP presents these tools and technology is a basic manner for you to understand and apply in your life.

Tools and Technologies of this Beginners’ Guide to NLP

  1. Pattern Interrupt
  2. Anchoring
  3. Eye Assessing Cues
  4. Chunking
  5. Neurological Levels Coaching
  6. Subliminal Message Programming
  7. Disney’s Creativity Strategy
  8. In-Time and Through Time Guidance System
  9. COACH vs CRASH States
  10. The SCORE Model

There are many more NLP skills and concepts we can discuss and learn. But for this guide to NLP, we are concentrating on the simpler ones. Those that can impact your lives immediately when use correctly.

I hope that you will enjoy this series on the Guide to NLP. In the next post on this series, I will touch on Pattern Interrupt.