What If …?

Last November I sat down at a table at Costa Coffee, opened my notebook and wrote What If …? at the top of the page.  Half an hour later I left with a completely new structure for my coaching business — focusing only on those aspects which I’m really passionate about and which I find the most joyful — and letting go of the rest. This year I’ve been putting that structure into practice and it has made a radical difference to the way I approach, and feel about, my work. m What If… questions can lead you to exciting … Continue reading

Change Can Happen in a Heartbeat

“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”   (Chinese Proverb) x Last month I went on a week long detox retreat and I can honestly say that it’s changed my life. Yes, I lost weight and felt great at the end of it but most importantly I’ve completely changed my lifestyle and the way I eat. As a self-confessed sugar and caffeine addict, I can now say, hand on heart, that I haven’t touched either for a month. Before the retreat I knew perfectly well that these things were bad for me … Continue reading

Declutter Your Life

Something very strange has been happening to me recently. I'm to be found at all hours of the day and night ferreting around in my office, rifling through filing cabinets, shelves and drawers and surrounded by ever increasing numbers of bin bags. Yes — the seasonal Decluttering Bug has taken hold. I haven't made a conscious decision to do this — it's as if something is happening on a subliminal level and I suddenly feel compelled to have a massive clear out. I'm sure it's no coincidence that this is the week of the Spring Equinox and that the coming … Continue reading

Upside-Down Goal Setting

Like many others, I’m not a fan of New Year Resolutions. Naturally, the dawning of a brand new year is a great time to take stock and think about all the changes we want to make; but experience shows that the majority of resolutions fall by the wayside, and by February most of us will be back to our bad old ways. So if you want to make changes – and like the idea of doing things a bit differently this year – here’s a new approach: Rather than looking ahead from the beginning of January and trying to figure … 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