Life Learnings Of A Life Coach
I launched my book as I was publishing my 150th blog. I am very proud of both achievements and would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all of you reading this for your loyal support and readership as we have enjoyed this blogging journey together over the years.
That vote of thanks goes also just as strongly to all of my clients, many of whom are also loyal followers of my weekly (now fortnightly) blogs. Together we have challenged many a difficult and also many an opportune situation and worked out some most remarkable solutions to and learnings from those together. We have all learned heaps about ourselves and about each other and about how we can leverage those learnings in the process, right? Most of these weekly learnings have been subsequently shared in my blogs and have now come together in my first book.
So to all of you that have played a part in the above, I say thank you.
Life learnings of a life coach
Let me tell you a bit about this book:
Elite sports people and business executives have coaches to help them perform at the highest level. The majority of coaches have themselves been leading athletes or top business people. The guidance and wisdom they impart fast-tracks the careers of those they work with. If coaching works in sport and in business – why not in everyday life?
I have spent many years coaching and mentoring hundreds of clients just like you and me to become the best they can be. I believe that with the right insights, many of us can coach ourselves through the obstacles we encounter, and develop a bunch of really strong, success-generating habits. The tools and approaches mapped out in this book can fast-track readers to those desirable outcomes.
The tag line below the heading is: “what’s holding you back from raising your game?” With that I am assuming that you have already achieved a measure of success and that you wish to “raise your game” another notch or two so that you can play out your life at another level, whatever that means to you.
We all face obstacles along our path, many of which are self-made. Life Learnings of a Life Coach will help us recognize them and the unconscious patterns we play out in our daily lives. With the structured guidance contained in this new book we can set about removing these obstacles and replacing them so that we can begin to live the life we have always wanted. The concepts outlined in Life Learnings of a Life Coach are a combination of universal truths, a lifetime of study and personal development, reading and learning and then coaching and mentoring.
The book comprises 52 short chapters and is divided into five parts:
1. Let’s start with you
2. Stretching your goals
3. What makes us happy?
4. There but for me, go I
5. Raising your game.
Using the book
It is designed so that you can have a (hopefully enjoyable) read of it from cover to cover first, but then to be able to benefit longer term from its structure. Much of the feedback I have received so far is that it is written in a style that makes it easy to read. I hope you find that to be the case for you too.
I chose 52 chapters so that you could pick one each week of the year and reflect on how you might want to leverage that content for yourself quite specifically in that week. Given this launch is late in the year 2012, why not set a goal to work with a chapter a week starting with the new year 2013?
A significant part any coach will play is to hold you accountable to achieving what you set out to achieve. Working with a chapter each week divides it all up into small, edible chunks which in themselves will help hold you accountable and keep you on track towards that extraordinary life you desire and towards being the best “you” that you can possibly be. All that would then be required is a decision to do so and the discipline to stick to it, right?
I am already working on the next book which I think might be called “Business Learnings of an Executive Coach” and probably with the tagline of: “Are you the best you and your business can be?” While this first book is all about you personally, the next one will be about all the learnings pertinent to your success as a business person; one that wants to raise your game in the hustle and bustle of life and work in business as an employee, a leader, a consultant or contractor and as an owner and deals with all the “soft” skills and (political) subtleties of succeeding in the “corporate jungle”. There is no timing for this yet, as we will see how “Life learnings of a Life Coach” does first.
So if I have piqued your interest by now, you will probably be wondering where and how you go about finding a copy of “Life Learnings of a Life Coach”.
If you are in Melbourne, let me know if you are interested and let’s catch up for a coffee, so I can get you a signed copy and present it to you in person. I would absolutely love to do that.
Otherwise you can find the book via my publisher: http://majorstreet.com.au/111/lloalc/.
Or else via Amazon in Kindle or paperback form at: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Learnings-Coach-Heiner-Karst/dp/0987368214/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1351935418&sr=8-12&keywords=life+learnings+of+a+life+coach.
I would like to thank you in advance for your interest and your support and would be delighted to hear if you found the book of value to you and your personal journey.
And in the meantime and until then I also look forward to continue to write and publish my fortnightly blogs so that we can all keep learning from and supporting each other.