How to Get Unstuck & Back into Flow

This morning I sat down at the computer to write this tip and I felt completely blocked.  Everything I tried felt wrong.  Either I sat staring at the screen with absolutely no inspiration or, when I did write something, it sounded trite, clichéd and naff.  Nothing was flowing.  Even worse, when I did finally get a few words down that I was relatively happy with my system went down and I lost everything I’d written!  I felt thoroughly down-hearted and fed up. So rather than continuing to bang my head against the proverbial brick wall, I switched everything off and … Continue reading

3 Ways to Boost Your Energy

I’m writing this tip just after the Spring Equinox and a glance at the natural world will tell you that spring has arrived at last. Gardens, trees and hedgerows have suddenly erupted with energy and growth. It feels wonderful — and a huge relief after such an interminably long, dreary and waterlogged winter! With the longer days bringing some warmth and sunshine we’re naturally inclined to feel more positive and energetic at this time of year.  But if you’re still feeling a little sluggish or stuck, here are a few ideas for boosting your energy and getting things flowing again: … Continue reading

The John Lennon Syndrome

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.  (John Lennon) I love this quote from John Lennon and often share it with clients when they're feeling frustrated because things haven't gone the way they planned; they haven't made as much progress as they'd hoped; or perhaps a goal that was important to them hasn't been achieved. Quite often this is due to the fact that 'life' simply got in the way. Life Happens and sometimes it can throw up unwanted and unexpected challenges. I've experienced this myself in the past couple of months and have found … Continue reading

3 Keys to Success in 2012

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. (Edith Lovejoy Pierce) I really like these words. They're a helpful reminder that whatever the time of the year (but perhaps especially the turning of a new one) we are the authors of our own story. And so, with that in mind, here are a few suggestions of how to make the very best of the year to come. 1. Plan Backwards Imagine that it’s the end of 2012 … Continue reading

Boost Your Energy

Back in June I bought a one-litre pot of red paint. My plan was to paint one of the walls in my office red to make it feel more cosy.  Because I didn't get round to the task right away I dumped the pot in the box room and ever since then not only have I tripped over it countless times, but its very presence has acted as a reproach and reminder that the job was still waiting to be done.  Every time I looked at it my heart would sink and I'd experience an immediate drop in energy. Last week I marched … Continue reading