Questions to Get You Started
FYI – I’m curious how you’re feeling right now. What are you thinking? What are your expectations? Why are any of these things meaningful to you? Would you like to work with a few free resources? – Richard W. Anton, M.A., B.A., Dip Ed.
Don’t Do it Alone
Two can create what one cannot—coaching by telephone or zoom. Your virtual online session or in-person session will assist you in moving in some way towards the incredible life that you want and dream about. I’m here for you. We also offer evening sessions.
If you reside in Alberta, my services are covered by most health insurance plans. However, since this is a virtual service, I can speak with you as a life coach wherever you are, as long as you speak English.
Richard Anton Psychology
Perhaps the best, most fruitful therapeutic dialogues take place when you’re having a great day. Although you were motivated to make an appointment due to upsetting circumstances, when you arrive at your appointment you realize that you’ve been having a great few days. Don’t dismay, because now is the perfect time for a therapeutic dialogue.
During your therapeutic dialogue with your psychologist, you will be creating and strengthening positive associations between memories of recent situations. You will also be defining how you want to feel about recent circumstances and if you believe further action is required in order for you to feel that the situation is comfortably resolved.
Talking through a problematic situation and rehashing old negative associations is not nearly as beneficial as a therapeutic dialogue in which you create new, strong, healthy associations, defining how you want to feel, and comfortably resolving the situation within a safe, confidential, and trusting relationship.
A virtual session with Amrit Kaur, Tracy Firth, or Richard Anton may help you. You may utilize sports metaphors where you work, so consider them carefully. Think of basketball, football, and hockey. “Putting points on the board” is what the game is all about. The team with the most points on the board by the end of the game wins, and so must you in order to FEEL strong and win your specific game. Richard Anton Counseling
Sports Psychology Approach
Professional athletes don’t rely on “trying hard.” They put their trust into practice. And their coaches aren’t satisfied with just “time spent on the court, field, or ice.” They insist on their players practicing “plays” and working on them until they can be performed in their sleep.
Trust & Rely on Your Practice
Plays are an essential step that these professional athletes trust, practice, and rely on to put points up on the board and to win. Putting plays into practice puts the team many steps ahead of their competition. Plays assist athletes to move faster, see patterns in the action, pivot to the hoop, run holes to the end-zone, and score goals.
Avoid rookie mistakes toward aggressive behavior. You need to learn plays and develop strategy. The type of plays and strategies that will assist you as a professional, to put points on the board.
Put Some Points Up on the Scoreboard
- Define what it is that you want to accomplish.
- Record all meaningful actions you take that lead to the desired result, daily.
- Summarize all that you do to “put points up on the board” and move towards your desired result, weekly.
- At the end of the month review your actions and measure your end result.
Am I talking about work or your personal life? The process is the same. The difference is that employers and employees alike “know” what actions to take because employers have been defining and creating the right actions to take for more than a hundred years. Together, we can explore and create “meaningful action” for you to reach ALL your most valuable goals.
Is Virtual Psyc the Right Fit?
I’ve been working in counseling & coaching since the 1990s, but my views are not from the 1990s. Amidst rapid change, psychologists & their clients need honest and unbiased guidance to make the best decisions for their lives and careers. I hope to offer you a signal amidst the noise.
Virtual Psyc at Richard Anton Counseling
As you use virtual coaching to safely explore new ways to be, self-manage, manage others, and improve how you feel and communicate, you may begin to find yourself becoming aware of changes. You may start to realize real improvements in your communication skills, fluidly learn from your experiences, notice respect from others & a feeling of greater self-confidence.
Watch the following video clip. It’s free. In it, I will walk you through a potentially valuable journaling exercise.
Consider & Write about these questions in your journal: What are a few of the ways in which journaling can improve my life? How will journaling by answering certain questions about my beliefs and expectations reduce my stress levels? When exactly will journaling about the gap between my present life conditions and my goals and dreams improve my life experience and allow me to feel more engaged in life? How will answering questions about “what’s most meaningful to me” cause me to feel empowered? Finally, I want to feel more emotionally settled and think more clearly, and journaling will help with this, by organizing my thoughts and emotions?
Invest In Yourself
Why? Obviously investing creates both growth and value. How? Start by getting interested in yourself. Motivation, encouragement, and gentle guidance will help. Hopefully, you already have a good relationship with a psychologist. Do you know your purpose? Consider your dreams, passions, personal vision for your life, and goals. Hope and optimism lead you to perseverance and are hallmarks of making things happen.
Improving yourself involves disciplining your mind, (not only your physical hardware, but all the software or mental APPS you rely on) how you think, and what you use to guide your thinking. Like an investor or – better yet – an athlete who creates a mindset to focus and enhance their performance, investing in yourself through virtual sessions can help you grow and develop certain values, principles, and skills, ones that are meaningful to you, that will successfully direct your behaviors, communication, & decisions – ultimately – enhancing your Executive Presence.
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