Stuck In a Rut?

Life coaching is particularly effective for those people who, though mentally well and fully functional, are simply ‘stuck in a rut’!

Let’s face it, we all have that stuck feeling at some stage of other in our lives. But that’s not to say that it isn’t hugely frustrating and debilitating while it lasts.

So what’s the cause of it and what’s the best strategy for getting out of a rut?

“When we are stuck in a rut we are being invited to grow and expand.”

― Dana Arcur

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Being a People Pleaser

Be honest. Are you a people pleaser?

There’s no reason to be shy in owning up to this practice as you would be one among very many.

And as we all know people pleasers are just the nicest of people. They will go out of their way to help – or meet what they perceive to be the demands or requirements – of others and to say what they think others would like to hear.

Viewed from the perspective of those whom they seek to please, nothing seems like too much trouble for them.

So people pleasers are good for the world and we need more of them, surely?

Actually, ‘No’!

“I can’t tell you the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

– Ed Sheeran

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Let Go of the Control Freak

It’s mid January … and at about this time you may be feeling that the warm glow of the holiday season is rapidly wearing off and you’re beginning to settle back into that dreaded ‘business as usual’ routine – some call it a rut!

During breaks, life typically takes on more of a ‘freeform’ nature than at other times. You get the chance to relax, drop your guard and reflect on who you are, where you’re at, where you want to be and and what you really want from life.

Then, just as you’re beginning to enjoy the feeling, it’s time to stop dreaming and get back to work. For many, sadly, that means getting back on the ‘treadmill’ of daily life  and hanging in there until the next break emerges – mercifully – on the horizon!

“If you want real control, drop the illusion of control. Let life live you. It does anyway.”

– Byron Katie

 

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This Year, Make it Happen

It seems like just a few days ago that I was writing a brief review of 2016 and looking forward to a few weeks break. And now, here we are, well into a brand new year!

Well, they say time flies while you’re having fun! How true.

Welcome to another year and one in which I hope some of the dreams you have for yourself and your loved ones will be fulfilled.

“Don’t just wish; be passionate about what you wish to see happen. Rise up and make it happen.”

– Israelmore Ayivor

 

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2016 – A Year of Change

This will be the last Life Coaching Insights Blog Post for 2016 as I join many of you esteemed readers in taking a well deserved break for a few weeks!

As the year draws to a close there will surely be no lack of pronouncements by the various media on how it, and the various events that characterised it, stacked up in importance to – and affect on – the human race.

Here’s how I see it:

“The new year will be like the old one if you keep on doing the same old things.”

– Jean-Paul Malfatti

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A Defining Moment

A defining moment is, as the term infers, an event of such importance in your life, that it literally defines or re-defines who you are and what you stand for!

Such a moment or event can be looked at as a fundamental milestone in your development as it causes you to change your attitude or outlook and has the capacity to propel your life in a new direction.

It was surprisingly late in life when I first came to terms with the idea of a defining moment.

“The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.”

– Albert Einstein

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A Letter of Thanks

The power of living with gratitude is something stressed by most, if not all of the world’s top self-development professionals.

They say it plays a vital role in the development of an abundance mentality, or a mindset that allows and encourages the flow of positive vibrations and energy that ultimately helps one to attract and manifest a richer and more rewarding life.

But those who have fallen on hard times or been beset with tough life challenges may be forgiven for holding a degree of scepticism about what these mostly very successful and wealthy gurus have to say.

“It’s alright for them,” you can hear these types mutter, “Practising gratitude comes naturally when you have it all already.”

So do we have a classic chicken and egg conundrum here?

“Be grateful … It’s the only totally reliable get-rich-quick scheme.”

– Ben Stein

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