200 and Counting!

It would seem that this is a time for milestones!

Today I’m truly proud to announce the publishing of the 200th article on this Blog. To recognise this milestone I have selected and summarised the 20 most popular (as judged by the number of your comments).

You can read (or re-read) any post that takes your interest simply by clicking on the title. When done, click on ‘Home’ in the menu bar on the left to return to the most current post.

“What can be a more noble and important pursuit than inspiring other people to live their very best lives?”

– New Insights life coach training

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A Celebration of Life

This week my darling wife, Jenni, has gifted me a rare break from writing our regular Life Coaching Insights Blog post.

Truth is, she’s probably feeling sorry for me given my advanced years (she’s given the game away below!)

Anyway, I’m sure you’ll find reading what she has to say a breath of fresh air.

Do enjoy it!

“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven today and we don’t know where the hell she is.”

– Ellen DeGeneres

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Living with Uncertainty

You’ll no doubt have heard the old adage that change is the only constant in life.

Well, given the twists and turns of life in the 21st century, it would seem that we can add ‘increasing uncertainty’ as another.

If you tune into world news and events you’ll no doubt agree with the statement above. Our world, whether that be our climate, our politics, our economics, or our society in general, is becoming more unpredictable at a faster and faster rate.

For most of us, having to cope with increasing uncertainty is at best, unsettling and at worst, downright terrifying.

But why exactly is this and what can we do to adjust?

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”

– John Allen Paulos

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Live Your Dream

No matter who you are you deserve to live your dream.

At New Insights dreams are very much our business – that’s making them a reality, of course.

Our methodology is a simple yet powerful one.

We train those people – who are passionate about helping other people – to become great life coaches. Then we encourage them to go out into the world using their newfound toolkit and structured coaching system to bring personal freedom, self confidence and growth to what we hope will be dozens or even hundreds of others from all walks of life!

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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Financial Abundance (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post, we explored the idea that the biggest obstacle to enjoying financial abundance lies in the beliefs one holds about the subject of money, wealth and abundance.

Although at a conscious level you may feel that you are doing everything possible to achieve prosperity, there may be limiting beliefs ‘imprinted’ in your subconscious mind that are ’sabotaging’ your best efforts.

Simply put, there is cause (limiting beliefs about money) and resulting effect (lack of financial abundance).

For example, parents who struggled financially throughout life and who embodied a type of ‘poverty’ mentality to help them cope, may unwittingly have created the environment for their children to develop ‘imprints’ or subconsciously held beliefs that they too would always be destined to  struggle financially.

Let’s look at what it takes to achieve financial abundance.

“True abundance is not about what you have. It is about your state of mind!”

– New Insights Life Coaching


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Financial Abundance (Part 1)

‘Money makes the world go round’ is a saying that originated from the musical ‘Cabaret’ written in the 1960s.

The implication of the saying is that without money everything in our world would come to a crashing halt – and given our total dependence on it as a means of exchange, that’s a notion that’s hard to argue against!

At New Insights we like to think of money as an enabler. When used wisely and effectively it can help to bring about a better quality of life. So a healthy relationship with money is when you see it as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Sadly, for most of the population of this world, procuring sufficient money to enjoy the most basic standard of living is an ongoing daily battle.

There’s no doubt that massive manipulation and corruption, driven by vested interests and obscene greed have a big part to play in this sorry state of affairs. But this alone cannot explain why people from similar backgrounds and with similar opportunities often experience polar opposite levels of financial abundance.

So, what is it that stops some people from enjoying financial abundance in their lives, when others in their their peer group fare much better?

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

– Steve Maraboli


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Increase Your Effectiveness

In today’s hurly burly world where there never seems to be enough time for everything that needs to be done, what would you give to increase your effectiveness, or perhaps even double it?

We often hear how efficient people are but we don’t often talk about personal effectiveness.

What’s the difference?

Well, simply put, efficiency is about doing everything well, whereas effectiveness is doing well that which is really important.

Efficient people are more likely to feel stressed out precisely because there just isn’t enough time to do everything as well as they would like. Effective people make choices. They focus on what really needs doing and then on getting that done. They are less likely to ‘sweat the small stuff’!

Here are fifteen tips for raising your effectiveness. They were designed for people like coaches who run their own small businesses – but they can work for anyone.

“True effectiveness is a function of two things: what is produced (the golden eggs) and the producing asset (the goose).”

– Stephen Covey

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