Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coaching with Jake [a NEW series on LifeLube]

Check out future installments of Coaching with Jake on Thursdays, right here on LifeLube.

 I believe that we all have the resources we need to change who we are, our perception of the world and thus what we get from it.

My name is Jake Arturio Braden and I am an accredited  NLP practitioner  (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), providing essential building blocks for discovering how people think and manage their emotional states. I have many years of experience in supporting people in a range of capacities and have a strong passion for self-development and improvement.

I believe that we all have the resources we need to change who we are, our perception of the world and thus what we get from it. I feel that having some kind of life code or mission statement for ourselves is a good support tool for managing and developing our lives.

We never get it done nor are we ever complete... we are evolving beings that can be shaped and moulded by our experiences.  However we have far more power over our lives than we may care to admit.

I am reminded of that quote from Ghandi, "be the change you want to see in the world." For me this says that we have responsibilities over our lives. As gay and bisexual men we can come from a history of discrimination and having to fight for our rights etc. However rights come with responsibilities, and this can be a daunting prospect for people who have felt disempowered. However we can change or improve our lives. There are so many techniques out there that can support you to develop, grow and support yourself to achieve your goals, set goals and improve your self-esteem and hence your relationship with yourself and others.

Over the course over the coming weeks I intend to share these tips with you, sort of like attending a coaching or self-development course, or having a one-on-one session with with your own coach. I will use a holistic approach that will incorporate spirituality, which is an important part of who we are.

I like to ask questions as well... so here are some you may want to consider as we get started on this journey together:
  • Do you desire to be in the driving seat of your life?
  • Do you desire to be the navigator of your life?
  • Do you desire to feel better about yourself?
  • Do you desire to have a better life?
  • Do you desire to attract the circumstances in your life that will support you to get where you want to go?
  • Do you desire to take responsibility for your own life?
  • Would you like to create your personal mission statement?
Check back next Thursday when we'll start to unpack these questions.

In the meantime, visit my Transvelopment blog, and my website. You can also find me on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. What's the state of the art of behavioral health, mental health resources for queer men? especially for queer elders.


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