Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This week

The last seven days have been stressful but I've reframed all of it and taken a lot from the experiences.

It's nice to be able to look at something many call negative and find the positive and chances for growth.

Also mitch is doing well on getting the Ning site up and running. I am liking the progress. Exciting. Working on Teleseminars and soon you can go to www.AskCoachJames.com and www.askjamesbird.com which will be working in the next couple weeks.

Brian and Todd also brought some famous coaches to my attention who I will be contacting throughout this week.


Friday, January 11, 2008

His Way Of Change launched

Yesterday I launched His Way Of Change, a site for Christ Centred Christian Coaching. I will still keep this as my personal blog even though HisWayOfChange.com will soon have a video blog.

You can also keep up with all the way to connect with me by checking out the personal page for James Bird.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Instead, in an age when it’s cheaper than ever to design something, to make something, to bring something to market, the smart strategy is to have a dumb strategy. Keep your costs low and go with your instincts, even when everyone says you’re wrong. Do a great job, not a perfect one. Bring things to market, the right market, and let them find their audience. - Seth Godin

Friday, January 4, 2008

Who should you vote for

This allegedly non-partisan website lets you answers questions about your view and matches them to running mates.

It says I match up best with:

Visit now at: http://glassbooth.org/

My 2008 Resolutions and Goals for the year

There five questions below are coaching questions used to elicit goal on creating a life I love. They are then followed by my resolutions and goals for 2008. that is then followed by my StrenghtsFinder 2.0 results I took about 6 months ago.

Just suppose you started to have a life you love, what sort of environment would you create?

­ I would have a Christian community that grows in closeness

­ I would have income generating activities centered around drawing people closer to God and “improving” their lives. A response to Mathew 22: 34-40

­ I would use time by myself to enjoy hobbies, grow in God and learning skills to assist in caring for others.

What actions might you take on a daily basis?

­ Study and learn more about the Christian life acted out

­ Study and learn more about effective ways to create social change, social movements, and personal change in people.

What skills might you demonstrate or share with the world?

­ Change work skills in creating permanent positive change

What attitudes and beliefs might you want to adopt (or live from)?

­ Love God with all your heart, and with all your should, and with all your mind

­ Love your neighbor as yourself

­ Love yourself so you can love your neighbor

­ Fulfillment comes through growth and giving beyond yourself

­ I consistently take immediate, rapid action towards my goals

­ I focus on the results I create in my life and the lives of others

­ I move towards having have more faith and certainty in Jesus Christ every day

­ I can teach & engage people easily and with power & vision

Who else might be affect by you being this sort of a person?

­ My Christian community

­ My significant others

­ My coaching clients

­ My family

­ My non-christian community of friends and business associates

So after doing this little exercise I have decided there resolutions for the new year

My New Years Resolutions for 2008

­ I take actions everyday that bring me closer to God

­ I will schedule time to meditate and read the word of God

­ I will schedule at least 10 minutes a day to listen to God without me saying anything

­ I take actions everyday that bring me closer to treating people the way Christ treated people

­ I will find good and Christ in all people I interact with more and more each day and evaluating this progress monthly

­ I will reflect on the actions I do that limit people’s ability to see Christ in me. I will decide if these should still be in my life and if so in what capacity.

­ I take actions weekly that increase my knowledge of creating Christ centered permanent positive change in people. This time is also used to make this knowledge into habits.

­ I will set aside two times a week to work on changing beliefs in my life. This time should be able 15 minutes in length.

­ I will grow my coaching business into a full-time job then into self-supporting business then into a movement.

­ I will search for ways to grow the reach of getting new clients by increasing the entry points into the funnel.

­ I will search out the parts of movement I am good at and focus on those. I will delegate away the rest of what I am not good at.

­ I will create a system where excess clients can be referred under my coaching brand to another coach.

­ I will spend time each month learning about how to create a movement in Christian coaching.

­ I will make for one social activity every two weeks that has me interact with people outside of my normal community.

­ I will continue and improve activities to improve my health and energy.

­ Learn to sail.

­ I will select one person from our group to keep me accountable and on track for these goals. This person will probably be Dan unless he says no.

Also in additional here are what Strenghtfinder thinks my strengths are:

ACTIVATOR - People who are especially talented in the Activator theme can make things happen by turning thoughts into action. They are often impatient.

INPUT - People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.

COMMAND -People who are especially talented in the Command theme have presence. They can take control of a situation and make decisions

FUTURISTIC - People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.

IDEATION - People who are especially talented in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

These might be useful in knowing more about me and what I am good at.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

His Way Of Change to launch

In the next couple days I will be finally launching His Way Of Change, a site for Christ Centred Christian Coaching. I will still keep this as my personal blog even though HisWayOfChange.com will soon have a video blog.

You can also keep up with all the way to connect with me by checking out the personal page for James Bird.