Can you believe we are in August already? This year seems to be racing past like an express train and this week I caught myself thinking about what I didn’t do in July as I had planned.
This happens sometimes when I get caught up in everyday life, I focus on what I still have to do or what I haven’t done yet rather than what I have already achieved. Do you ever think like this?
When I realised how I was judging my performance, I decided to follow my own advice and think about what I have achieved in the last month and I was really quite amazed (and rather proud!). It made me appreciate that although I have not ticked off everything on my to-do list, what I have been doing what makes me come alive; sharing my knowledge, skills and experiences to help others be the best they can be and succeed in what they are passionate about.
In July I have helped a few individual clients and supported a number of local schools with their career days. It was particularly funny when I explained to a young lad that I was a Life Coach and he asked me “Were you in Baywatch?”
Alongside helping individual clients and supporting 2 local schools in career days, I have worked with my good friend Su Hayward to develop and run a Psychology Club at Springfield Junior School. We had some fantastic feedback including “This is one of the best After School Clubs because we get to squish brains”.
I have run a workshop on Unconscious Bias for Camp Evolution in Epping run by Ezi O for a group of children ranging from 7 to 14 years old and they were fantastic. They enjoyed guessing some facts about me and fell into the Unconscious Bias trap of assuming that I enjoy going to Bingo each week and that I would not want to go and see the new Winnie the Pooh movie – how wrong they were!
And I have also delivered another of my flagship NLP Discovery Days at Bramford Golf Club where another group of people came to “Discover the Power of You” and learned techniques that they can take forward to use on a day to day basis to manage their own state and help others.
Are you following your passion? I watched this Tedx talk the other day and thought I would share it with you. It asks “What makes you come alive?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMyX5R4dzs.
Why not spend a few minutes watching and then reflecting on what you have achieved recently and how this fits with your passion. Use your Wheel of Life (sign up via the website again if you don’t have one!) and determine how balanced your life is now and whether your focus is in the right place to help you “come alive”. And when you imagine that you are living that passion, notice what you see, what you hear and how that makes you feel.
What are you passionate about? And what roadblocks are you facing that are preventing you from attaining that? I am able to help you explore ways of following your passion and as your Catalyst for Change I can help you flatten those roadblocks and find your path to achieving your passion and Coming Alive.
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