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Do you like to take a shower or a bath? Do you enjoy a quick refreshing deluge of water with zingy shower gel or a luxurious soak in bubbles and oils? Whatever you choose becomes habitual, and before you know it you're a shower person or a bath person. Your behaviour gets wrapped into your identity.
Habits build over a period of time. Sometimes they give you the results you want, and at other times, they serve you less well. For example, I developed a habit of working towards my writing deadlines late at night because I had small children. The upside of this habit is that I wrote five books and hundreds of articles over the years and consistently delivered on commitments to clients. The downside is that I tend to burn the midnight oil rather than feel I'm letting someone down by missing a delivery date. Behind my behaviour lies an honourable intent to be of service to my clients and readers. However, a habit that serves you well can have adverse consequences if taken to the extreme.
Coaching enables people to get the results they want by examining habitual behaviours and deciding how they serve clients. NLP supports the process by looking at the strategies, or models, that people run and redesigning them ...