The Purpose of Life

On our Facebook page we proudly proclaim support for Robert Byrne’s classic uttering: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”.

It’s such a lovely phrase, simple, yet rich in meaning. After all what can be more meaningful that living a life of purpose?

But, if you have no idea what your purpose in life is (and, believe it or not, that is true for most) then you may find the statement to be somewhat confusing and frustrating.

It may therefore help to look at the purpose of life in a different way.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of life

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New Insights on Life Coaching

During my twenty-seven plus years working in the corporate world it struck me many times how people in big companies love to take simple concepts and wrap them up in complex terminology and jargon to impress others.

Having attended all manner of training programmes and workshops in which complicating the simple seemed to be a recurring theme, my first exposure to life coaching was an invigorating breath of fresh air!

I like to think I have always had a pretty open mind, but no matter who you are, enough years of the corporate dog-eat-dog world is bound to inject a healthy dose of scepticism, if not downright cynicism into your DNA. So when the bubbly voice of my young lady life coach first poured through my Skype headphones, I couldn’t help wondering what someone with a lot less life experience and minimal understanding of the corporate world could do that would help improve my life.

Just four or five sessions into the New Insights life coaching programme, however, and I was beginning to see the great beauty of it … how vital, everyday life concepts were presented in a way that was truly simple and yet astonishingly powerful.

“The best vision is insight.”

– Malcolm Forbes

New insights on life coaching

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Think Yourself Happy

How often have you taken time out to reflect on just how incredible your mind is?

We humans have somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day, or around 40 thoughts every minute. That’s quite staggering isn’t it!

Each thought is really a little impulse of energy. With over 7bn people on the planet processing come 60,000 thoughts each day that adds up to an awful lot of ‘thought energy’! Just imagine if there was some way to harness and direct it. Talk about a sustainable energy source!

Thoughts are the source of all creation. Nothing comes into being without somebody thinking about it first. But, as we have learnt from the Law of Attraction, it requires consistent, focused thought in order to manifest what is being thought about.

Most of us take our minds – and the constant stream of seemingly random thoughts that they dish up – for granted as we go about the business of keeping our heads above water in our frenetic day to day lives.

But what if we could learn to harness the power of our minds and bring more focus and intention to our thoughts?

“Every thought we think is creating our future.”

– Louise Hay


Think yourself successful

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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

200 blog posts

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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

A celebration of Life

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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

Living with uncertainty

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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

If you have a dream

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