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Passionate about personal growth and development—Looking for higher education opportunities or jobs?

I’m 22 years old and about to graduate college from Santa Clara University in the Bay Area. I’m incredibly interested in personal growth/development, social dynamics, etc. Does anyone know of any higher education opportunities or possibly career paths down this avenue? Any schools or teaching opportunities? (Psychology isn’t much of an interest unless someone knows a specific type of psychology that would be particularly useful for this) Thank you so very much for your help as I’m trying to pursue something that I love.

For what you say you want to do psychology would be the perfect career choice. There are many ways that working in the psychological field would help you to achieve these objectives. What do you think psychology is about if it isn’t to help people with their personal and social growth?? That’s what people go to therapist for to help with their own personal development and to learn how to get along better with the wider world around them. You should talk to some of the therapist in your school and some one one the staff in the psych department to see what they’ve been able to do with their lives. That would help you. But you would get better responses if you posted this in another area. This area if for parents and students who have learning disabilities.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - November 30, 2016 at 12:09 am

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Affordable Life Coach Training
Affordable Life Coach Training

Anybody with the passion, the heart and the desire to help people can become a life coach. The problem though is that those qualities alone are not enough to qualify you as an effective life coach. You will also need training and mentoring. But life coach training resulting in a certification costs $3000 to $6000 on the average.

Let’s assume you simply don’t have that kind of money laying around. Does this mean your dream of becoming a life coach is over? Well, not quite. There are several ways you can make life coach training more affordable.


As in traditional colleges and universities, there are scholarships available to help you pursue your dreams of becoming a life coach. There are a number companies willing to help you as long as you meet their qualifications and discplay the necessary level of desire and determination.

One approach you can take is with your current employer. You can inquire whether or not they have scholarships or other programs available that would meet your needs. Many companies offer incentives for their employees to further their education, especially if it’s in an area that would benefit the company, such as life coaching.

If no such progam currently exists in your company, you could suggest it to the appropriate department head or your supervisor. There are many companies that fund 100% of continuing education.

Another approach is to apply for a scholarships with the top coaching academies. One of these institutions is the International Coach Academy.

International Coach Academy is one of the top schools in the world for coach training. They provide top notch, affordable and accessible training. Their Certified Professional Coach Program is fully certified by the International Coach Federation. What may be of special interest to you is they offer a number of 50% scholarships for their program.

Find A Mentor

Another method of obtaining affordable life coach training is by finding a mentor. If you have the necessary desire and motivation, you can look for someone already working as a life coach who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. This may not be formal training but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be less effective. Someone currently working in the life coaching field may well be a better teacher or trainer who has been in the classroom and isn’t an actively practicing coach.

Of course it’s going to require some work to find someone willing to become your mentor. You will need to gain their trust as well as demonstrate a high level of desire and determination to become a life coach. While you should attend some sort of formal training later to attain life coach certification, the lessons you will learn from studying under a personal mentor will likely prove to be far more valuable than anything you will learn in a classroom.


If you are unable to find a mentor or are unable to afford formal life coach training, then your last resort is going to be self training. One source of self training that is widely available is books. There are many books on the subject of life coaching, but you don’t necessarily need to buy them yourself. Find the ones available through your local library and start with those.

Another good source of information is the internet. The information superhighway has an incredible amount of information on life coaching. Just make sure you exercise some caution on where you get your information. Choose sites that are credible sources of information regarding life coach training.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - November 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

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Who has had a miracle in their life because of positive thinking?

I am changing the way I think – turning from being a negative person to a positive thinker. I want great things in my life and would like to hear from others who have already experienced it.

Hmm…Well I definitely accomplished a lot more. Suddenly I had tons of friends, and I met a great guy who I ended up going out with. I improved a whole lot on the violin. I lost weight, I felt beautiful.

I guess it was because I wasn’t letting my insecurities or fears get in my way. I always used to think I couldn’t do things because I was fat, or I wasn’t smart enough or something. I was always able to find some sort of excuse. When I started thinking positive, it was like I could do anything. People always say "you can do anything you put your mind to." I always thought that was a huge exaggeration, but it barely is. If you really want something and you have the confidence to try, you will have so much more.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - November 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm

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Positive thinking?!?

OK. I am doing volleyball. I don’t know why I get so nervous before each practice, but then when I get into it, I LOVE IT!! What can I do to ease my nervousness and that will help me to think more positive about myself? Since I can’t really get a overhand serve over, I think I am bad at volleyball and such. What tips do you have for me to get over my nervousness and think more positive? I know positive thinking will help you become better at everything you do if you "Think you can". So please give me some tips. NO RUDE ANSWERS!!!!

Well you’re definitely on the right track when you say that you need to think positively. Actually, studies show that one of the best practices you can get into is using positive self-talk to help give yourself a boost when you need it. Basically, you need to take time to remind yourself why you are playing volleyball in the first place. Are you planning to make a professional career out of it or is it something you really enjoy doing? If it’s just a healthy past-time for you then your self-talk might involve you reminding yourself that "I’m not trying to make a career out of this. I know that sometimes I feel nervous before practice but I always end up loving it. Having a perfect overhand serve is not what defines the perfect volleyball player." If you combine this with something like deep breathing or meditation exercises (you can find some relaxation meditation tips on the net) I know you’ll be able to take a good chunk out of that nervousness you’ve been feeling. Good Luck and remember you’ll only feel as good about yourself as you’ll let yourself.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - November 26, 2016 at 11:18 pm

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How do I become a life coach? What education credentials should I have before starting the business?

I graduated this past spring with bachelors in psychology and i want to do something with it. I am in grad. school right now and i currently work at a mental/behavioral hospital. i would like to start a life coach business, but i’m not sure what is required. I want to know, do I have enough education background to legally start the business and what other legal stuff will I need to know about? I live in ohio and I have looked on the gov’s. site for establishing a new business, but it is less than helpful.

I want to specialize in high school sports and self-esteem building workshops.



There are none. It’s also incredibly competitive.

If you want to start that business, just do it. The most important factor will be your own promotional efforts. See if you can find the early-career stories of folks like Michel Fortin, who are slightly off the beaten path in the self-help game but still produce a decent bulk of material.

Also, educate yourself on it (obviously) — that’s probably how you got the idea in the first place. See what the other marketers in your field are doing- particularly Jeffery Gitomer and Stephan Schiffman- to stay on top of their sphere. The industry of which you’re speaking is surprisingly mature- you won’t be able to take it by storm the way Anthony Robbins did in his youth- but it’s far from dead.

If I were you I’d focus self-education in a direction which suits your desired image and personality- classicism for one particular sort of flair, sports for another. Just today I was reading Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads, wherein Williams probes the far reaches of history, literature, and- sigh, yes- psychology to bring us an amazing perspective on the world around us and how to divert its money toward us 😉

Finally, my own personal hunch but I bet I could find people to back me on this- stop revving your engine and get into gear. Less school, more legwork. If you’re serious about this then it should be no problem for you to burn some midnight oil and work up a quick folio of products/services to offer, then go sell somebody something! =)

If you haven’t, also make SURE you’ve read The Little Red Book of Selling (Gitomer), E-Myth Master (Michael Gerber), one of Schiffman’s "25" books or or Telesales, and at least one of David Ogilvy’s major titles.

These geniuses of self-promotion and topical expertise will show you what works in the field you’re attacking.

Also, consider myself an open-eared ally and email at your leisure.

Finally, cement your key connections by giving back- whether business, expertise, or personal synergy. Start by rating this answer the best =)

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by mark - November 25, 2016 at 10:55 pm

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World's Worst Life Coach

My entry into Martha Beck's "World's Worst Life Coach" video competition

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How can someone else tell me what I can do with my life?

How can someone else tell me what I can do with my life?
No one can tell you what you can or can’t do with your life. The only person that is an expert on your life is YOU. That is one of the differences in Life Coaching in the ACE System and Therapy or other […]
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Recover Quicker From A Reversal And Perform Better : Positive Thinking.

An event game me the chance to experience the power of positive thinking. All too commonly we let the difficulties of the day get to us and we finish up caught in the mire. We simply lose sight of staying positive when the negative attitude around us creates an obstruction. You consider the report you were going to draft after the meeting and how you do not have time for this. It isn't until something giant occurs that we remember to put things into proportion. Your thoughts churn / spin / spiral in this negative direction and the reciprocal FEELINGS of anger, disappointment, apathy, race in.

You think how nothing is going your way. Or : two. They may even overpower you and the cycle may become deeper and more agonizing. The most effective way you can do that's by targeting the best things that you would like in life. You also need to monitor who you spend a little time with and stay clear of those kinds of folks that have a tendency to be negative all of the time. I put together articles like this because people just like you have asked me to. So they can get the contentment and success they deserve in life.

The company you surround yourself with can more or less affect you the way that you look at life. If you're still having problems to keep a disposition that's positive make sure I know what your struggles are so I will help you. One of the most advisable positive thinking systems is to stay away from cynical people and loaf around with the positive ones. Let the second group influence you with their methods. Positive thinking methods help you to become a nicer person. It’s better to remain positive when the folk around you support your viewpoint. To generate a positive thinking is terribly ease, but the very first thing you ought to have is the ‘faith in yourself’. Thinking Certainly is the primary pillar to success without which you can't move further. If you have a belief in this, then you're on the beginning point towards success. There are various methods to build your consciousness towards Positive Thinking.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rev Forrest - November 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

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10 Ideas For The Best Wedding

Step one:  Those who fail to plan, plan for failure.

Obviously this one goes without saying, but there genuinely is not a lot of time on your genuine wedding day. Therefore the devil is in the details and those details need to be carefully planned out as soon as possible. Even if you don’t end up using all of the plans you created, to the lowest degree you will afford yourself the option of having several contingencies should something not go as planned.

Step two: Surround yourself with people who have your best interests in mind.

You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, particularly for an event that requires so much preparation and thoughtful execution.  Therefore it is crucial to surround yourself with people who have your best interests at heart.  These people will tell you if you’re picking bad bridesmaid dresses, if you’re obsessing over an insignificant part of the menu, etc. .

Step three: Listen to those people.

 This follows closely behind step two ; you need to truly listen to the people you have surrounded yourself with.  After all, what good is advice if it falls on a deaf ear? Sometimes when you are so wrapped up   in the planning of your wedding you become focused on something entirely insignificant and forget the significant ; it is during these times that the people serving you with your wedding will be the most significant.

Step four: Stick to the game plan.

 Once you make a plan stick to it. After all, what was the use of planning all of that detail if you just throw it out the window at the last minute? Often things will come up that you think are better than what you originally organized, but last-minute changes can add more levels of ramification toward what is already a very complicated event; therefore to keep things as uncomplicated as possible, stick to the original game plan.

Step five: Roll with the Punches.

 Sometimes you just can’t stick to the original game plan; things come up that can’t be avoided, and that’s okay.  Learn to adapt to avoid particular stress that you don’t need.

Step six: Leave it to the pros when possible.

 Unless you are a expert chef you probably have no business trying to cater your own wedding.  If costs are an matter and you can’t afford to have your wedding catered, then recruit some friends who really delight cooking and have them do the catering for you.  The point of this story is to avoid problems that you don’t need . Leave tasks like catering and flower arrangement to the professionals . Most important is to find a quality celebrant who will tailor the ceremory to your needs.

Step seven: Know your budget.

You won’t enjoy your wedding if you end up bankrupt afterwards; so know how much you want to spend and use this as a guide for planning what type of ceremony and amenities you want included with the wedding.

Step seven and a half: Make peace with your budget.

 Not everyone can afford a multi-million dollar blowout, and that’s okay.  It’s not the size of the wedding that makes it special so keep your chin up and don’t feel bad on your big day that you couldn’t afford two dozen white roses as a centerpiece for every table.

Step eight: Plan personal.

Your wedding day is a deeply personal event and the ceremony should reflect that.  Make the event as personal as possible in order to create the fondest memories of what should be one of your happiest days.

Step nine: Delegate the big day.

 When the day comes for the actual wedding take a step back and know that the people who you chose to help you know what they’re doing and want to do their best.  To avoid stress and unnecessary complications become comfortable with the fact that you need to delegate away all the small problems that can spring up on the big day.

Step ten: Relax and enjoy.

It’s your wedding! Take a deep breath and enjoy yourself.  However much hard work and organization have led up to this day, now is the time to go with the flow and live it to the fullest. Laugh at the glitches and focus on the deeper meaning of why you are there and what you are celebrating. The memories you create will warm your heart for years to come.


Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Staff Writer - November 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

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What You Should Do If You Happen To Be Single And Thinking About Joining Swingers

When most individuals think of swinging for adults, they think of two couples getting together for a series of sexual adventures. And in many cases, this is correct, but if you’re single, do not feel left out.

You may jump in as well. And you will discover a lot of single guys and gals who may have gotten to fulfill their dreams with a couple that was trying to find a single to add to the mix.

There aren’t any rules as to numbers in swinging. Some enjoy threesomes, and other people like more. Just how much can you deal with?

Why you could have trouble.

A great deal of men in particular are hoping to fulfill their fantasy of a threesome with two attractive females. And they are able to do so, but it is something that does not take place all the time . 

The greatest difficulty with this scenario is that lots of of the men take it for granted that the ladies are just nymphomaniacs that want to be pleasured and not treated well. This is an incredible method to never have the opportunity ever again.

This isn’t just about your fantasy. This really is about respecting the couple’s wishes as well. Being polite and up front about what you want from this swinging experience will help to gauge if you have met the best folks to have a good time with.

The bisexuality question.

A lot of singles are concerned that they’ve got to be bisexual in order to get into swinging. It’s an interesting question. And it’s one that actually doesn’t have a clear answer since you do not need to be anything but open-minded. 

Many swingers are just curious and want to try out something new or watch their significant other try out a fantasy. That said, it is also fairly reasonable to state how you feel up front so that there’s no confusion as to who is with who.

So, you do not have to be bisexual, but being open ahead of time and throughout the swinging experience may show you things that you may never have considered. Several ladies find that they are more open to being with an additional woman, than males are with other men.

Where single people can go.

Look in personal ads or online for couples that are seeking a single. It is really that easy. Go to your local swinger club or to the closest adult video store for swinger periodicals. The internet swinging dating revolution has created a safe approach to meet up with other people. 

You do not need to reveal anything personal until you find the ideal couple, so you are able to carefully screen all of the possible play mates. Keep your eyes open and you’ll have the ability to find a person to help you with your swinger fantasy.

In the meantime, think about why you aren’t actively in a relationship. If you’re just trying to find sex, swinging can do that, but it won’t be anything meaningful for you.  And it’s rather selfish to only consider of yourself when the other individuals involved are hoping for an unforgettable experience.

To get much more info on the swinger experience, check out the mystery method in the double your dating review or by looking up info on double your dating scam.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Staff Writer - November 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

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