The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~BuddhaDefine Worry is when our minds get “stuck” in a non-productive thought loop. Some worried thoughts may be “if only” thoughts from the past: “If only”…I had done better on that speech, married differently, finished college, taken a different job and so on. Other worried thoughts are about the future. These are the “if….then” thoughts: “If” I don’t get this job,” then” I will be thought a failure, “if” I don’t release this weight “then” I will lose my spouse, or “if” I don’t give a great speech “then” I will be thought a fool.
A career coach who recognizes and understands generational diversity is better equipped to provide effective coaching. Individuals born within a specific range of years are classified into the following groups: Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation. Research has demonstrated each group shares a unique culture of values, attitudes, and beliefs. This paper explores the cultural attributes of Generation Y and summarizes the impact this subculture may have on the coaching process.
The imagination of a child is nothing short of remarkable. A few wood chips from the garden and a zoo can be built in minutes. Add some small plastic animals, a few toy cars and the child will play for hours.