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30 seconds of your time

30 seconds of your time

30 SECONDS of your time

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Try saying that more than 5 times.

It took me less than 30 seconds of my time to say those famous words from Mary Poppins.

In the grand scheme of things, 30 seconds doesn’t seem like a substantial amount of time, but a lot can happen in half a minute.

You may be lost in thought – what exactly is the 30 second rule?

Today I will have the pleasure of enlightening you about how 30 seconds can really be treasured, and how the rule can save you from embarrassing moments or even far more better – make you more productive!

Here I was timing 30 seconds on my phone, pondering – when did 30 seconds really mean something substantial to me?

There I was Sunday Morning standing in front of my bathroom mirror, with absolute mixed feelings – from anxious to excitement – as I knew that EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING was about to change with a pregnancy test in my hand – and if you didn’t know already – it takes 30 seconds to reveal the results! Yes – it was positive! And yes – everything did change!

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I am curious – what would 30 seconds mean to you?

  • 30 Seconds swimming in an Olympic race would mean something to Michael Phelps
  • A recovering alcoholic sitting in front of his favourite stiff drink deciding whether or not to quench his thirst – 30 seconds could change his journey.
  • A chef frying up a steak to perfection – 30 seconds would determine if the customer returns or not
  • A victim lying on the ground in an accident scene while paramedics perform CPR – 30 seconds could be life or death

Ladies and gentlemen – I ask you the question again – what does 30 seconds mean to you?

If you really think about it, you will probably be able to identify the numerous times during the day when you have 30 sec to spare, for instance:

  • Waiting for an elevator
  • Waiting in a grocery line
  • Or even waiting for someone to answer your call!

After extensive research, I would like to inform you that 30 sec is enough time for you to accomplish some productive and beneficial things, you just need to learn to use those 30 seconds on something positive for yourself.

Here are 5 tips to beneficially use 30 seconds to your advantage:

  1. Micro-meditate: Taking even just a tiny bit of time out of a hectic day to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths can really help you clear your head and overcome stress and anxiety.
  2. Stretch: You’ve got to stay flexible, and 30 seconds is pretty much the perfect amount of time to hold any given stretch. It feels great and it can be relaxing. And the more you do it, the more flexible you’ll become.
  3. Boost your confidence and mood with an affirmation or inspirational quote
  4. Set a tiny goal: It takes more than 30 seconds to achieve most goals, but it doesn’t take very long to set them, whether it’s a goal for the day, week, month, year or life.
  5. Stay hydrated: Your brain is approximately 75% water, and it’s the first place in the body to lose water. Your brain needs water to think clearly. Drink a glass of water.

Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it, your time is your life.

30 seconds was nothing, and now it is everything.

4 Reasons why You need a Life Coach

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4 Reasons why You need a Life Coach

Why You Need a Life Coach?

Many people often mistake a life coach for a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or a therapist. This misconception often leads people to believe they do not need a life coach since they feel as though nothing is wrong with their mental health. However, a life coach is designed to help improve a person’s professional and personal life by working with them to achieve their goals.

Difficulty Making Life Decisions

Life coaching is about encouraging and empowering the client in their personal and professional life. One of the biggest problems many people face is a difficulty to make life decisions. Some maybe minor, such as deciding to join a gym or repaint your house, while other decisions can be major, such as a decision to start a business or change careers. People have different reasons for being afraid to make decisions, whether they are scared the decision will be the wrong one or that they may let themselves or someone else down with whatever they choose. While life coaches are not intended to make the decisions for the client, they are meant to guide the client and inform them about their choices and the pros and cons of their decisions – which enable the client to work toward making their own choices.

Prioritizing Projects and Timelines

Life coaches can be a great tool in many areas, especially for getting assistance with organizing and prioritizing a client’s projects and deadlines. For some clients, they are unable to organize and prioritize the different aspects of their life, including work and personal business. When they cannot get these affairs in order, deadlines and timelines are often missed or projects are forgotten altogether. A life coach can help the client take a look at everything happening in their lives and determine what is most important to accomplish and what they want to work in or out of their schedules. It also helps the client to feel less overwhelmed with their schedule and feel more empowered to tackle what they need to get done in their own time frame.

Urgent Situations

Every person will come across some form of urgent or high risk situation in their life. For some people, they need help finding out how to cope with these situations and how to overcome them. These types of situations can cause a large amount of anxiety and can put a lot of pressure on a purpose – which usually makes them shut down and avoid facing the problem. For a life coach, the goal is to help the client focus on the problem at hand and make them realize the options they have at their disposal – but can very quickly use. The focus goes back to making key decisions and prioritizing different aspects. A life coach can help the client recognize an urgent or high risk situation while giving them the tools to address the situation and remain calm while working through them.

Lack of Balance

It is important to have a healthy balance between our professional and personal lives – one area should never overpower the other. But, with many people, finding the right balance that works for them is the hard part. Some people find they spend too much time in this personal life and ‘blow off’ their work responsibilities. Others are just the opposite in that they spend too much time at work and forget to pay attention to their personal lives outside of the office. Life coaches know this is generally defined as a life balance – a balance between major aspects in our lives. When client feel their life balance is outweighed by one area or another, they seek help from a life coach for ways to make things more even. A life coach can use a variety of tools to help the client create organization in their life and ultimately create a plan of action to help them sort out their own life balance and what works best for them.

 

Hire Taryn-lee Kearney as your life or business coach

taryn@ahatraining.co.za

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