Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A quick guide on how to motivate yourself to achieve the things you want too....

Finding the motivation to do things takes alot of strength within us. When we set goals and never achieve them we feel so bad and guilty. As a nation we are guilty of making excuses to make us feel better for reasons why our goals in life are not met. Below I have put together 10 things to help you when setting goals to enable you to keep motivated and achieve them...
  1. Firstly YOU have to take ownership of YOUR GOAL.
  2. DO NOT set goals you cannot do or if something will stop you from achieving them. If there are barriers, can you overcome them?
  3. Ask yourself how IMPORTANT the Goal is to you and what it MEANS to YOU.
  4. Have NO EXCUSES (only valid reasons) why they were not achieved.
  5. Plan YOUR GOALS in your week/month and stick to them e.g Every Tuesday Evening Gym Class/Once a month (book it in) see Friends.
  6. Remind yourself how you would feel if you never achieved YOUR GOALS.
  7. Imagine how you would feel if you achieved YOUR GOALS. Visualise yourself doing YOUR GOAL, how does it make you feel? Good I guess :)
  8. Tell people, they are bound to ask you how you are getting on. Just think how great you will feel telling them how well you are doing!
  9. Keep a record every day on what you have achieved, it seems more real when written down.
  10. When you have achieved something give yourself a treat e.g housework = nice bubbly bath. Makes you feel good knowing you deserved it, even though achieving YOUR GOALS should make you feel good anyway so this is a BONUS!
Food for thought..... Why set yourself goals you are never going to achieve? Set yourself goals that you know YOU CAN ACHIEVE! :)

I hope this guide helps you, it certainly helped me to achieve my goals. I now make no excuses for not achieving things, I take full responsibilty. Realising how important my dream of becoming a life coach was and visualising my new life in this role was so powerful. I compiled a weekly planner and stuck it up on my kitchen wall of all the things I had chosen to do. My partner has one too! This works, things seem so much easier to achieve when its written down and planned.

Remember YOU never have to, need to, must do..... YOU CHOOSE TOO!

Thank you for reading, next one to follow shortly. Lucy xxx :)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Lets start the Journey..

I thought I would start my first proper blog with the begining of my Life Coach Journey. So let me begin by telling you why I have a strong passion in helping people and where my journey began....

I know from my own personal experiences that sometimes our lives can get a bit too tough and challenging. I know the strength we have in us sometimes isn't strong enough to deal with what is being chucked at us. I myself have had to deal with all sorts of things and I know those feelings people feel when things get that bit too much. I will always remember those little things people said to me which turned things around and helped me cope with what I was dealing with or motivated me to do the things I wanted to do. I believe you just need that someone to encourage you and make you believe in yourself. It's not just me who have had to deal with the strains and pressures of life I am one of many, and I personally feel sad when I see, listen and think of all the people that are unhappy with their lives. So I want to help people to find clarity with their lives and be happy.

How I got into this was by accident but now I know this is the path I was destined to take. This is something very close to my heart personally and one day I may tell you why. My journey began in 2002 I started working for a company who was in the welfare to work sector, it was a private company that ran Government Contracts to help people on benefits back to work. I can honestly say this was my best job to date. Even though I loved my job I wanted to develop further and thought of things I could do. I thought of all different things but couldn't decide. One day we were running a workshop and we invited a life coach in after speaking to her that is when I decided this was for me. I also spent 6 months working for the NHS for WorkWAYS working with people who had a mental health illness back into training or work.

I myself have had a bit of coaching and have even coached myself and I believe it really works, after 3 years of signing up to my course I took my life coach diploma folder out of the cupboard and made the hardest but best decision to come out of the business I ran with my partner to follow my dreams. It took one person to make me realise how important my dream was and I have him to thank for.

I am currently working with Volunteers for my case study's to hone my skills. I am starting to make really good contacts and getting myself out there. I am always looking for Volunteers so if you need a bit of coaching in your life please get in touch :)

Thank you for reading, next blog will follow shortly Lucy :) xx