Training and stress

by Darren on October 16, 2017

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Training and teaching can be stressful. It can also make you quite tired. I have my own strategies to deal with this which include rest, running and a healthy diet. I also have periods of just tuning out using reading an Netflix to achieve that. The article below has 5 tips for dealing with trainer stress.

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Sunday Zephyr – Ups and Downs

by Darren on October 15, 2017

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How is your Sunday going? I’m not sure about your week but mine was a very busy one with some lows and some great highs. At times you can get a little down in training when things are not working but you have to stay on top of things and remain calm and enthusiastic. Not always easy but I always try to remember how fortunate I am. Many are not so lucky. Watch the video below. I’m am sure it will make you happy and will remind you how fortunate you are.

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Unconsciously Incompetent

October 13, 2017

The title of this post is (see above – don’t want to write that out again). How many people who believe they are competent, in fact  highly competent (is there such a thing) are also not aware of some key aspects of their role or occupation because they are (see title above).  Read this recent […]

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Another week and another talk on Emotional Intelligence

October 9, 2017

Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash Emotional intelligence is a big part of my work. I just finished reading Search Inside Yourself on the weekend which was essentially about Google’s training program on EI, mindfulness and meditation. It has some great tips and practices. The article below also has some good tips. It’s worth reading for the simple […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Surf’s Up

October 8, 2017

Photo by Seth Doyle on Unsplash How is your Sunday going? Summer is coming up fast and it is that time of the year I start thinking about surf, sun and swimming. The video below is of a super long wave on a board that is floating above the wave. But even more important than the great scenery, […]

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Brain myths

October 6, 2017

Photo by Thomas Roberts on Unsplash I have written about brain myths a few times over the last few years. It irritates me when I see trainers making mistakes in this area and also when I see certain brain myths in training programs. A recent up-dated program I was using has right and left brain material in it. […]

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Meetings – Good Video

October 2, 2017

Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash I delivered an effective meeting program last week which was great fun. Good group of people and good content. I found a video which I also thought was useful if you need a couple of quick tips on effective meetings. Can’t see the video – click here

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Sunday Zephyr – Long Weekend

October 1, 2017

More info on the photo here How is your long weekend going (For OZ readers)? I am a big fan of podcasts. I listen to them when I run and basically every time I drive or travel. I have always just relied on iTunes for my podcasts but recently I found PodcastOne which has some […]

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Yes, Reading is as important as exercise

September 29, 2017

Access this photo and more here I passed a milestone this week. I set a target of reading 40 books this year and I have passed this already. I use Goodreads to track my reading. I have written quite a few posts on the importance of reading particularly for trainers. Read to know,learn and experience. […]

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Still waiting for the big learning change

September 25, 2017

Photo by Sabri Tuzcu on Unsplash I know I say it every year, but really, is much actually changing in the learning space? It is, but not as rapid as we often read. Online learning is definitely taking over but is it any good? I’m delivering some sessions through Skype and Moodle and both of those platforms haven’t […]

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