Recently, as a podcast guest, I was asked this question: “How are you purposefully designing your life?” My curiosity sparked, I allowed myself to wonder, to think deeply and creatively, about what the concept of designing a life means to me.
I am proud to celebrate fifteen successful and rewarding years in business. Wow, what a ride it has been and continues to be. Not a day goes by when I am not thrilled to do the work I love. Each morning I am filled with gratitude and purpose for the day ahead for the coaching work I get to deliver, to touch lives and minds, to make a real difference.
When did we stop being curious? As children, we were filled with creativity and imagination. We explored the world around us; we learned to climb trees, ride a bicycle, dig in the soil, and discover things. As we grew, we moved into a system of education, followed by, for many people, a working environment. Is this the point where we were stripped of being curious? What if we gave ourselves permission, once again, to embrace a more curious approach?
Whether you’re switched on digitally or not, there is a lot going on. We frequently overfill our diaries, our time, and our minds. Do you feel like you have been pulled into the vortex and you’re spinning endlessly? If only you could press stop. Now, I’m someone who loves to step away from the noise daily, to walk in nature. I have a strong inner need to download my thoughts, and to refresh my mind, body, and spirit. When I fail to make time to do this, my mind remains in a contact state of busyness and I am aware that I do not deliver the best of who I am, to my loved ones, friends, or clients.
Right now, are you in love or have you fallen out of love with your business? What will it take to reignite the passion and fall in love again?
Remove your old ways of thinking. Let go of the limiting beliefs that hold you back, the thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you. Replace with thoughts and actions that energise and encourage you to live with purpose.
Why wait until January to set goals and plan your new year in business? Get a head start. Take action now. Remember, remember your business in November.
Because there are many positive benefits to having an accountability partner, when will you make time to connect with a friend, colleague or business coach who can become your 'get things done' buddy?
Debbie Smith wanted to get fitter and healthier but with a busy personal and professional life, she’d been unable to make exercise part of her daily routine. Gail’s outdoor performance coaching programme attracted Debbie because she loves the outdoors and believes it makes her think more clearly.
How many times have you been asked by someone if they can meet you for a coffee and pick your brain about a business idea or issue?