Do all people achieve their goals?

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Hope you have a great finish in 2018 and you start 2019 with a new perspective.

With everything that happens around us, it is sometimes difficult to reach our goals.

Most people set goals from January for 1 month / 1 year or 5 years… Do you do it? Do you set goals? Do you have a system to achieve them?

When you don’t know where you are going, it is really hard to get there.

Do you know that just 2% of people achieve their New Year’s Resolutions?

Science says 92% of people don’t achieve their goals.

Are you one of them?

If you want to break the cycle, do what the other 8 % of goal-setters – do consistently and exceptionally well.
Seeking out expert guidance and advice makes a big impact on achieving your goals. That’s why successful people are no lone rangers.

Make it a weekly habit to share your goals where you can glean wisdom, insight, and advice to steer you toward your goals.

While you may think these successful 8 percenters are born predisposed to these talents, research says that successful people achieve their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

Aristotle said it more than 2000 years ago, “We are what we repeatedly do.” By practising skills, expect to dramatically improve your rate of finishing strong.

Do you need help? Do not procrastinate!

If you don’t get started, you’ll never achieve your goal.

Are you not tired of spoiling, do not you want to start your own life this year differently?

Goals can be set on any topic imaginable but if you don’t have a higher purpose, it makes it is easy to give up once the initial motivation and excitement wear off.

Contact me to make your first appointment for free!

I wish you a very successful and prosperous 2019!

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Past Year’s review & New Year’s resolutions

By Galina Yanchova

Do you set goals? Do you have a system that helps you achieve your goals?

 

After Christmas, most people do New Year’s resolution but do they do Past Year’s 20181228_233336_0000 (2)reviews?

I think that is very important that w

e first make last year’s reviews before we jump to the new year’s resolutions.

Believe me, this will help you avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again and will help you have more successful setup for goals.

How to do this?

Just go and find your notebook or place where you have written your goals last year. If you haven’t done this, grab one and start.

  • Get a notebook

  • Find a quiet place and start writing.

  • Think about what you have done and what you haven’t.

  • Think about what worked last year and what didn’t.

Once you’ve gone through the past year, look at positives and schedule in a new set of goals.

  • Think about what you want to achieve next month, year, or 5years from now.

  • Think about where you want to be and what kind of person do you want to be.

  • Think about what you want to improve and how you are going to do it.

That’s it! If you try it, let me know how it goes.

If you want to succeed you need to set goals! Without goals, you lack focus and direction.

To accomplish your goals, however, you need to know how to set them. You can’t expect it to happen just because you say  “I want”.

Goal setting is a process, not just wishful thinking!

There are some critical points required if you want to achieve anything…

Even when you think that you know what happens in your life it is crucial that you write it on paper.

 

 

 

 

Are you Self Aware?

By Galina Yanchova

Self-awareness is a critical tool to help you reach higher levels of job satisfaction, become a better leader, improve relationships with colleagues, and manage your emotions better.

If you begin to consciously practise self-awareness, you can evaluate how your values, passions, and goals fit into your current environment and emotions — and how to align them better. You can also understand how other people view you, creating stronger, more authentic relationships with colleagues.

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Self Awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.

Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them at the moment.

Self-awareness is the ability to focus on yourself and how your actions, thoughts, or emotions do or don’t align with your internal standards.

How to develop and increase self-awareness?

There are certain steps you can take to develop your self-awareness.

Before knowing anything else, you need to know yourself first. You need to know your weaknesses, strengths, beliefs and desires in life. Keeping in touch with your emotions means, you have to be self-aware.

Learning how to be aware of yourself might not be easy, but if you can master this skill, it will help you become much more effective in every area of your life. Many of us are not fond of spending much time on self-reflection, many people indeed have a low level of self-awareness.

Grow up in life means growing in maturity, growing consistency and growing in strength. As we become more clear about who we are we will know exactly what we are capable of achieving.

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Being self-aware and understanding how you are perceived by others are important components of personal growth and developing your potential.

 If you want to improve your self-awareness and develop yourself, please contact me.

 

 

Could you feed a family of four on £100 or less per week?

By Galina Yanchova

I grew up on a farm. Both of my parents had a job. We had a big garden so we grew potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, carrots, etc. We had also a yard for animals so everything we ate was homemade: meat, cheese, milk…

But still, I grew with the mentality that we did not have enough because my parents had that same mentality. They never had enough because they always called their friends over and ate everything. So sad, isn’t it?

How many of you have grown up in the family that you do not want to have as an example? The big number of you!

We are taught that the family is not that important…

We have to understand that family is very important if we want our society to be healthy.

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At a point in my life, I had to learn how to manage money and feed my family. I am a single mum with two children. I find a way to do it and I work very hard to provide…

Later I learned that no matter what background you came from or what class you are from if you want to, you can learn how not to eat all your money,  leaving it in a supermarket and even lose weight.

With some careful planning and smart shopping, money experts say it’s quite possible not only to cut your shopping bills but also cut them to half by eating well for only £40 a week for a family of four.

In the year 2014, the average household spent £83.60 on food and drink each week, with the figure rising to £96 when alcohol and tobacco were included, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Online electrical appliance retailer AO.com says keeping a careful eye on how much you throw away – food wastage costs the UK around £19bn a year – is key to shaving pounds off your household budget.

My coach says: This isn’t just about saving money on your grocery bill or eating healthier.  The reality is, what goes into your grocery cart has a HUGE impact on your lifestyle.

It’s More Than Food; It’s A Mindset!

You know our body lives depending on the food!

What kind of food do you put in your body? If you think for a moment you can see that most of the people poison themselves with fast food or ready-to-cook food including me before I understood that it is actually poison.

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I believe that if you read this you are probably curious if there is a way and you want to know how to reduce your shopping receipt.

And again my coach says that ‘Everybody is destined for wealth’.

Yes, I know today everybody says that they know because of Google and I agree you can go and find a lot of information which may help you somehow but if you want long-term results you have to commit yourself to learn from somebody who has lifetime results.

So, if you are like me you want to learn and see results then I will share with you everything I learned from my coach.

If you want to go further click here to receive more information and steps on how to improve your health.

Development skills/ emotional intelligence

By Galina Yanchova

What is Emotional intelligence?  photo-1454923634634-bd1614719a7b

Definition

Emotional intelligence can be defined as the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Emotional intelligence also reflects abilities to join intelligence, empathy and emotions to enhance thought and understanding of interpersonal dynamics.

EI includes four types of abilities:

  1. Perceiving emotions – the ability to detect and decipher emotions in faces, pictures, voices, and cultural artefacts—including the ability to identify one’s own emotions. Perceiving emotions represents a basic aspect of emotional intelligence, as it makes all other processing of emotional information possible.
  2. Using emotions – the ability to harness emotions to facilitate various cognitive activities, such as thinking and problem-solving. The emotionally intelligent person can capitalize fully upon his or her changing moods in order to best fit the task at hand.
  3. Understanding emotions – the ability to comprehend emotion language and to appreciate complicated relationships among emotions. For example, understanding emotions encompass the ability to be sensitive to slight variations between emotions, and the ability to recognize and describe how emotions evolve over time.
  4. Managing emotions – the ability to regulate emotions in both ourselves and in others. Therefore, the emotionally intelligent person can harness emotions, even negative ones, and manage them to achieve intended goals.
Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behaviour, navigates social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.

It is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Although some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, you can develop high emotional intelligence even if you aren’t born with it. Why is emotional intelligence so important? You probably know people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially inept and unsuccessful at work or in their personal relationships. The intellectual ability or your intelligence quotient isn’t enough on its own to be successful in life.
Emotional intelligence affects:

  • Your performance at school or work.
  • Your physical health. If you’re unable to manage your emotions, you probably are not managing your stress either. This can lead to serious health problems…
  • Your mental health. Uncontrolled emotions and stress can also impact your mental health, making you vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
  • Your relationships.
  • Your social intelligence. Being in harmony with your emotions serves a social purpose, connecting you to other people and the world around you

Emotional Intelligence Can Be Developed.

The communication between your emotional and rational “brains” is the physical source of emotional intelligence. The pathway for emotional intelligence starts in the brain, at the spinal cord. Your primary senses enter here and must travel to the front of your brain before you can think rationally about your experience. However, first, they travel through the limbic system, the place where emotions are generated. So, we have an emotional reaction to events before our rational mind is able to engage.

Emotional intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centres of the brain.

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  • Self-management
  • Self-awareness
  • Social awareness
  • Relationship management

Self-awareness – Developing self-awareness requires tuning in to your true feelings. The major elements of self-awareness are:
Emotional awareness. Your ability to recognize your own emotions and their effects. Self-confidence. Sureness about your self-worth and capabilities.

Self-regulation – You often have little control over when you experience emotions but you can learn techniques which can help to recast them in positive.

Self-regulation involves:

  • Self-control. -Managing disruptive impulses.
  • Trustworthiness. -Maintaining standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Conscientiousness. -Taking responsibility for your own performance.
  • Adaptability. -Handling change with flexibility.
  • Innovation. -Being open to new ideas.

 

Motivation – To motivate yourself for any achievement requires clear goals and a positive attitude.

Motivation is made up of:

  • Achievement drive. Your constant striving to improve or to meet a standard of excellence.
  • Commitment. Aligning with the goals of the group or organization.
  • Initiative. Readying yourself to act on opportunities.
  • Optimism. Pursuing goals persistently despite obstacles and setbacks.

Empathy –  The ability to recognize how people feel is important to success in your life and career.

An empathetic person excels at:

  • Service orientation. Anticipating, recognizing and meeting clients’ needs.
  • Developing others. Sensing what others need to progress and bolstering their abilities.
  • Leveraging diversity. Cultivating opportunities through diverse people.
  • Political awareness. Reading a group’s emotional currents and power relationships.
  • Understanding others. Discerning the feelings behind the needs and wants of others.

Social skills – The development of good interpersonal skills is tantamount to success in your life and career.

Among the most useful skills are:

  • Influence. Wielding effective persuasion tactics.
  • Communication. Sending clear messages.
  • Leadership. Inspiring and guiding groups and people.
  • Change catalyst. Initiating or managing change.
  • Conflict management. Understanding, negotiating and resolving disagreements.
  • Building Bonds. Nurturing instrumental relationships.
  • Collaboration and cooperation. Working with others toward shared goals.
  • Team capabilities. Creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals.

The ability to manage people and relationships is very important for all leaders, so developing and using your emotional intelligence can be a good way to show others the leader inside of you.

Emotional intelligence is an awareness of your actions and feelings – and how they affect those around you. It also means that you value others, listen to their wants and needs, and are able to empathize or identify with them on many different levels.

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Dressing Skills

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Dress is a powerful means of communication and makes
statements about the gender role of a newborn child soon after birth.

The dressing may seem like a simple task, but it is actually a task that requires multiple skill sets from children.  Lots of tots are ready to start learning dressing skills around age two.

Some publications intended as guides for fieldwork offer classificatory
systems and terms for describing dress. Probably the best known of
these are the Royal Anthropological lnstitute’s Notes and Queries in
Anthropology (1951) and Murdock’s Outline of Cultural Materials
(1961). In each authors subdivided dress into the familiar
categories clothing and ornament. more recent book on methods
edited- by Ellen ic Research: A Guide to General
Conduct, offers no classification system, but refers the fieldworker
back to both Notes and Queries and Murdock’s Outline as general
stai:ting _p.oints__fru_genel:l!!ing initial checklists of terms to try out in
on-site study. Thus this volume also helps perpetuate the clothing and
adornment dichotomy. Other authors who have attacked the problem
of classification and terminology are Doob ( 1961 ), Roach and Eicher
(1973), Conn (1974), Roach and Musa (1980), and Anawalt (1981).
Conn continued the clothing and adornment categories. Doob declined
to use these categories and opted to use in their stead “changes in appearance,”
which he further subdivided into changes of the body and
changes on the body. Anawalt, emphasizing only the construction of
garments, divided them into five somewhat overlapping categories:
draped, slip-on, open-sewn, closed-sewn, and limb-encasing.

Key points in teaching the development of general dressing skills.

Independent dressing is a skill that takes us years to learn and refine. Before we can learn to undress, dress and manipulate clothes fastenings, we need to acquire foundation skills to provide a strong base of experience and learning.

• understanding and controlling our body’s
movements
• understanding where our bodies are in
space and how to coordinate each bit in
turn
• how to plan, remember and sequence a
series of instructions and movements
• how to utilise the intricate movements of
our hands and use a variety of grasps and
finger movements
• how our bodies (and particularly our hands)
can effectively feel and discriminate one
touch or piece of clothing from another
• how we can process the information we
receive from our eyes and coordinate
this with our movements to successfully
manage the task.

Within dressing our aim should be independence and completing the task within an appropriate time frame using an appropriate amount of energy.

Online you can find a lot a free information how to teach your children to dress. Here you can buy from Amazon helpful 6 Basic Skills Board

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Personal Development Skills/ Lifelong process.

By Galina Yanchova

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Personal Skills/ basic understanding 

Personal skills are those that allow you to interact with others, express yourself, and manage yourself. Your personal skills form the way you live your daily life. Personal skills are soft and hard skills, qualities or attitudes that a person demonstrates.

These types of skills can be abilities we are born with, our natural talents, or the things we develop through our experiences and deliberate practice. Whether an innate aptitude or a developed capability, knowing what our own personal skills are is very useful in both our personal and professional lives.

Therefore, personal skills are simply those skills that you possess and consider your strengths. Personal skills are critical to almost any job.

Important Personal Skills (employers seek)

Critical thinking      

Critical thinkers are useful in every industry.

Dependable

Dependability is a very important quality.

Flexibility

Flexibility is important.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are those related to how you communicate and interact with those around you.

Motivation

Who are positive and passionate about what they are doing

Personal Development Skills 

Personal development skills are the skills you need to enable you to set personal goals and to achieve personal empowerment.

If you go to Wikipedia  you will find the definition for Personal Development:

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employ ability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life…

That is a lifelong process. Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets.

It is may include the following activities:

Improving –

  • self-awareness
  • self-knowledge skills and/or learning new ones
  • health
  • wealth or social status
  • social relations or emotional intelligence
  • developing strengths or talents
  • defining and executing personal development plans

You can build a strong and effective skill-set through personal development, and these will help you to make relevant and positive choices and decisions in the future.

 

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