This is my 15th video for Bonnie Gean’s Video Blogging Challenge – I’m at my half way point and hanging on in there!
In this video I’m a bit more snuffly that I usually am. My sinuses have kicked in (again), and I talk about how I think this may be stress related due to a month of pushing the boundaries of my comfort zones. It’s also the day I have decided enough is enough and changed my morning routine!
As always, there’s a transcript below the video for those who prefer to read.
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Day 15 – Sinuses, Comfort Zones and a Certificate
Hi it’s Jan Kearney at My Local Business Online and this is a video for Bonnie Gean’s Video Blogging Challenge. You can probably tell I’m a bit more snuffled up, even more than usual.
This month has been a real big challenge for me. I’ve been doing a lot of stuff outside of my comfort zone. From the Video Challenge through to the EFT with Angelita, to the coaching training at the International Coaching Academy – all stuff that has pushed me outside my comfort zone.
I’ve been looking, well keeping half an eye on the flare ups I’ve been having with my sinuses and my ears. I’ve always suffered, ever since I was a small child with ears and sinus issues. The flare ups tend to come at, well sometimes at really odd times when it doesn’t make sense that they should flare up.
It set me to thinking, looking through the last few weeks where I have been really struggling with them – it’s been up and down, up and down, perhaps some of this is stress related. I am a bit of a bugger. I’ll reach a certain point in a project or whatever I’m doing and then I stop. I reach the edge of my comfort zone and I back off.
One of the good things about the coaching training is it really forces you to focus and become more self-aware. Because obviously, you can’t coach other people if you’re not prepared to examine your own beliefs and practices as well. It’s been a brilliant, brilliant ride, I’ve met some very inspirational people. It’s been very difficult on a personal level I think.
The reason why I didn’t record this yesterday is like always when I come out of the coaching training, I’m very… well my head’s battered. It is, it’s battered. It’s bouncing all these ideas around, there’s the sparks from people I have met that have inspired me. And also, I’m very open at that point, very vulnerable. Then the sinuses kick in again and I feel like absolute crap.
So I thought, no. I am not going to do what I usually do, which is go away and die in a corner. This morning I got up, I set my goals down for the day. Even though I’ve started a couple of hours later than I wanted to, because I’ve spent the last hour or so with steam, towel over my head getting everything flowing again. I still got up, I’ve drunk some water – it was shocking, first drink of the day was not coffee, you can tell I’m shaking now! I did 20 mins exercise to a video, which is even more shocking than not drinking my coffee. I’m sitting down now to start ploughing through the day I have planned out.
I’ll show you my certificate. It says “International Coaching Academy. This is to certify that Jan Kearney has successfully completed an Executive Business Coaching Course. The ICA congratulates you on achieving the skills of an Executive Business Coach. That’s the 3rd one I’ve got now. I have personal performance, accelerated learning and now executive business, which will really help you to start looking at your business and helping you online too. I’ll leave it at that, go and get on with some work and I’ll speak to you soon.
Over to you…
How often do you push yourself out of your comfort zone?Video Blogging Challenge Day 15 by Jan Kearney