Ten Steps To a Better You

Just the other day someone sent me an email thanking me for a Blog post that had resonated with them. I was about to send a brief reply with well wishes when I realised there was more to the message.

“Can you recommend ways in which I can better myself?”

“Boy,” I thought, “This is a tough one given that I don’t know the person concerned from a bar of soap!”

My mischievous nature felt inclined to respond: “Read a further nine blog posts” but then I reasoned that this person might not appreciate my taste in humour.

Then I thought: “If I’m going to invest the time to respond with something meaningful I may as well leverage that investment by creating a Blog post!”

So, dear readers, let me share my reply … Ten steps to a better you.

“I think life gives you lemons, and the thing that I’m working on doing is not watering it down, not putting sugar in it. Just drink it straight. The more you can take life head on… it’s gonna make you a better person, and then you have nothing left to be afraid of. And what an awesome way to live. “

– Cam (American musician)

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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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Five Steps to a Great Life

Thank you for being a loyal reader of Life Coaching Insights.

The year is winding down and this will be the final post for 2014. Even my keyboard deserves a break!

I thought I would leave you to enjoy the festive season with something to contemplate as you consider the prospects for a brand new year ahead.

In the life coaching business one of the questions I get asked regularly is: “So what does it take to lead a great life?”

Here follows five bits of the best advice I know…

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A Boerewors Roll for the Soul

It seems like yesterday – but its actually four years ago now – that I wrote and self published my first (and, so far, only) book, “A Boerewors Roll for the Soul – Awaken to the magic of the life you love.”

I can honestly say I did it for love and the experience, more than anything else. Though I regard myself as a reasonably competent marketer, I admit to having been quite pathetic when it comes to applying any marketing expertise to my book. I guess that’s just never been my focus.

Just the other day, however, an old friend in the UK delivered something of a wake-up call.

Unbeknown to me, he found out about the book, ordered a copy, read it … and then proceeded to give me a polite ‘tongue lashing’ via email.

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a hiding place or under a basket, but on a lamp stand, so that those who enter may see its light.”

– The Bible (International Standard Version)

 

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The Gift of Free Will

Those of you who have read my book will remember the important point that I made early on in Part One:

“If free will is the ultimate gift to enable self development and growth, then an open mind is the ultimate tool to unlock the treasure chest in which that gift is hidden.”

With free will and an open mind you have the vital ingredients required to live the life you love.

Let’s explore these concepts – and why I say this – in more detail.

“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.”

― Madeleine Albright

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