Getting Feedback Without Fear

There’s nothing better than getting great feedback.

There’s nothing worse than getting bad feedback.

There’s nothing more helpful than getting constructive feedback.

So how on earth do you make sure you get the right feedback? Paul and Sam love getting feedback just as much as anyone and during this podcast they discuss some great suggestions on how to ask for feedback so that you get the right information at the right time to help you improve instead of sending you off in the wrong and often depressing spiral caused by poorly given feedback.

 

Relieve The Pressure

Paul and Chris talk about how you can deal with times when you know things are just going to be a lot of hard work.

We all have times when the going gets tough, it’s all a part of the ups an downs of life. If you feel you are going through, or are about to, a period in your life that could be a bit of a burden, then this podcast is for you. Packed full of tips, tricks and ideas you might like to try yourself.

  • Learn how to reduce the burden of long distance and frequent traveling
  • Develop how to take a break, even when work is demanding a lot of your time
  • How to cope with over indulgence, either self imposed or as a result of a host’s hospitality
  • Techniques on how to stick to what you know is good for you
  • Dealing with repetitive tasks

Find out your own ways to relieve the pressure and then let us know what works for you!

(As mentioned in the podcast here is he photo of Chris at the Pyramids!)

Different Ways of Doing Things

We all have different ways of approaching a task, particularly if it is something we’ve not done before.

Paul and Sam explore the possibilities of asking “How to…?” do something – whether it is drawing, cooking or starting a podcast! From opening a Pandora’s box on Google, to discussing the merits of having a clear goal (or picture) vs simply knowing where to start; different styles can even affect our self-criticism!

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Creating your own Boilerplate for life

Recently I joined a local business networking group. It’s a good way to get to know other local businesses and exchange a few referrals. It’s also a really good support group for developing your own business strategy. One of the things we all do at this group is give a 60 second review of our business. Some people call this an elevator speech. Previously I would normally make up my 60 seconds on the fly, as I’m quite happy to ad lib and sometimes the pressure results in a few amusing points that wouldn’t have come out in a totally prepared speech.

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Mistakes

In the immortal words or Homer Simpson…. DOH! Yes, it’s a fact, we all make mistakes. Some just make you want to curl up into a small ball and hope the world just goes away. Sam and Paul talk about their experience with making the odd mistake (yes coaches make mistakes sometimes too!) and what they did to sort things out.

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