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Posted on Friday, April 15 2011 by Paola :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
We have the council ‘dump your rubbish’ pick up soon and as I see the collection of people’s junk on the pavement, I am reminded of how much stuff we hoard and carry. It is easy to dump it on the lawn and wait for someone else to clear it. After all we use ‘stuff’ and then get tired of it, bored with it or we break it, so we discard it. It is easy. Then we purchase a replacement and the cycle begins again, that is consumerism I guess. Mentally we also carry stuff, wouldn’t it be great to do the same with ‘mental stuff’ we carry, to simply just dump it somewhere to be transported somewhere else.  Well with life coaching we can, we just need to own our own issues and know that what no longer serves us needs to be replaced with more positive and useful thinking. See it this way, why carry issues/stuff from the past that does not serve you any longer, just adds to your concerns and your emotional baggage. Sure we do not forget, but isn’t it better to simply let go of it so we...

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Posted on Monday, March 21 2011 by Steven :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
The quality of your life will depend on the choices that you make.   The results that you are receiving in the different areas of your life will be the accumulation of the day to day choices that you are making in those areas. If you are not achieving the results that you want in particular areas reflect on your past and current choices and ask yourself “Am I making the right choices and do I need to commit to making some different choices?”   Some of the important choices you may want to think about are:   How you spend your time;   Who you decide to have relationships with;   How you manage your money;   How you treat yourself;   Your attitude in life;   Being truthful; and   How you respond to events in life.   Your choices will steer the direction that your life takes.   It is therefore important that you think carefully about the choices that you are...

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Posted on Wednesday, March 02 2011 by Jessica Mcgregor Johnson :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
I don’t now about you but life has become very busy since the beginning of this year.  It has felt like time has speeded up, rather whirlwind-like.  Many people I have spoken with recently have felt the same, some kind of shift happening, rather like the brakes being taken off. And that is all great!  However I also began to see in myself that I was wanting to short cut things to make up time and ‘get things done”.  Yep, that old potato, the “get things done”.  Now it is all well and good to get things done, but not if it is to the expense of other things like being really present in my work and not getting impatient. I also noticed that I was getting frustrated with the amount of time I needed to take on certain tasks on the computer.  Important tasks that will pay dividends in the future.  I caught myself resenting the time it took away from my “work”.  Whoa!  And that’s the catch.  What do you consider work and what is just ‘stuff ...

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Posted on Sunday, February 27 2011 by John :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
How good does it feel to get everything done on a to-do list? It feels like you have accomplished something good whether you're at work or at home. You're getting stuff done and you're making progress. The question is, how important are the things on the to-do list. Siimon Reynolds, one Australia's top Entrepreneurs believes in keeping things simple. He starts his day focusing on an area of importance and writes down a top 10 list of things that need to be done. Focusing on the top three, Siimon will delegate the rest. For me personally, I will start my day with a top five and focus on three, starting with the most important and only moving onto the next one when the first task has been completed. This helps you to stay focused and gets you into the habit of finishing things that you start. Delegating minor tasks is another way to get things done. A client of mine has a successful internet business and is a sole parent of two children 9 & 11 years old. Every Thursday afternoon i...

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Posted on Tuesday, February 22 2011 by Paola :: Comments (1)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
How does one describe the feeling of giving birth and then having their life completely change again? It is day 22 of his life and already I can sense a routine beginning to merge, naturally having a 25 month old toddler adds to the mix and you are constantly juggling one day at a time and living so much in the present. Each day is unique and I feel like I am going through the motions. Deep sense of love fills my heart and so grateful for having such a wonderful supportive partner through this wonderful journey. Part of me is in auto-pilot mode of doing what needs to be done and the other part is taking it all in, the newness of it all and the fact that they grow up so quickly, so I am breathing him in. It is a wonderful feeling being responsible for such beautiful creations and knowing what you do and how you feel impacts their mental state.  This sets the tone for the day and I am so fully aware of that. Even today going out in a double pram, having one crying newborn you ...

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Posted on Saturday, January 22 2011 by Jessica Mcgregor Johnson :: Comments (1)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
Keep on Going. Ok, so we’ve all heard the phrase “when the going gets tough, the tough get going!” or maybe “when life gives you lemons make lemonade!”  Or even “don’t worry when the rug gets pulled from under your feet – learn to dance on a shifting carpet!”    What a collection of clichés! All of these sayings are kind of saying the same thing – keep on moving forward and let the challenges be the fuel for that movement.  Where are you in your life right now?  Are things moving as you want or maybe you getting disheartened, feeling everything is slowing down so much that maybe it feels like you are not moving at all?  I recently had a huge disappointment.  Something that I thought was going to be a large part of my work for at least the next ten years didn’t work out.  For a variety of reasons it wasn’t the ‘fit’ I thought I was.  For a few days I had a good old wallow in poor me until I realised that this was one of ‘those’ lem...

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Posted on Monday, January 17 2011 by Jessica Mcgregor Johnson :: Comments (1)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is not safer in the long run than exposure.” Helen Keller. I have always loved this quote, well to be honest I have always loved the first bit.  I have never seen the whole of it and when you do it makes it even more powerful.  It came to me at the end of my meditation and somehow resonated deeply.  What also resonated was it is my choice.  Am I going to continue to choose the daring adventure?  Are you? The past year has been a roller coaster year for many people and many have found it full of challenges. Maybe it is the same for you.  At those moments it is tempting to climb under the covers and feel a little ‘poor me’.  However not only is it the time to keep on going but it also a time to step back into the middle of the river rather than hang onto the sides.  To choose the daring...

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Posted on Friday, January 14 2011 by Paola :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed ::
 A new year signifies a brand new start, and so with getting on with living and pursuing happiness we find ourselves on a very personal quest. I know many clients who years ago came to me for whatever reason, are in a totally different place now. Many are living their ideal life, they are enjoying those moments and live in the now. Many are also pushing their boundaries and learning more about letting go and being their authentic self. Coaching does that to people, makes them really look at their life and what needs to change so they can align themselves with their true values and belief systems. Life is in a constant state of influx, and so is the way we live, one day you can predict everything that will happen and have full control. Yet on another day you will feel like life has ‘done’ something to you and you are in reactive mode. Take the recent floods in Queensland for example, human nature does not discriminate, this can happen to anybody, so if you are in a natural di...

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Posted on Sunday, January 09 2011 by Paola :: Comments (0)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
I had a client a few years back that spent too much time in her head. By that I mean she thought way too much about things and what others thought of her. She also liked to day dream, and contemplate the ‘what-if’ of life and what could be. As if she was waiting for something to come along and decide for her. Life waits for no body, no matter how rich or how lonely or how confused you are life will just continue in its’ merry way. So the sooner you realise that you want to be an active participant of it then the better your emotional state will be. Which means living mindfully and consciously of each day. Day dreaming just takes you to the past or the future where you are not, and so you delay some important decisions in the now because you are caught up with worst-case scenario thinking. Not a really good move as you are here in the now and need to see and feel what is around you. So one of those areas we worked on was being mindful of your thoughts, and replacing the negative thoug...

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Posted on Tuesday, December 14 2010 by Steven :: Comments (1)RSS comment feed :: Article Rating
If you think about the results or outcomes that you are receiving in any area of your life there will be a correlation to the level of commitment you are providing in that area.   I know that when I reflect on areas of my own life, whether it be when I was at school or in my career, business, relationships, finances or spiritual life, I have always achieved the best results or outcomes when I have been truly committed.   If you are not achieving the results or outcomes in any area of your life evaluate for a moment your level of commitment in that area. Be honest with yourself. Could you be committing more in those areas? Are you dedicating the necessary time, energy, and resources to achieve the results or outcomes that you want in that area?   There is a general tendency for people to be committed to areas that are already going well for them and to neglect or avoid committing to those areas that need some improvement. Human nature comes into play and we are draw...

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