March 26, 2015 · Change · (No comments)

Once we clearly know what we want we can then state it as an intention…

I intend that e.g

I am …..

I have ….

When we set an intention we don’t set a time limit as we would normally do for setting a goal. As we set an intention we are also letting go of the need to know how it will happen by identifying every action step to take.

We acknowledge that it is not all up to us to create what we desire – we are working in collaboration with Life, the Universe, God or whatever you believe in and we follow this guidance by listening to and following our gut instincts, our intuition, our inner knowing, about what actions to take at any given moment.

We need only to be willing to take one step at a time, trusting that the next step will become clear after we have completed the first one.

We must be willing to trust in the unknown … to let go and trust the process of life to lead us in the perfect direction to achieve our desires in the most efficient time frame for us, and all concerned, without putting undue stress on our minds and bodies.

Use your journal to keep a record of any new Intentions you decide to focus on, along with any related thoughts, synchronicities, actions, opportunities or accomplishments that occur each day. Notice how this gentler approach to “goal setting” can still produce amazing results in your life.

 

March 24, 2015 · Change, Keeping it Simple · 1 comment

When you are ready to make changes in your life it is really useful to take the time to notice and increase your awareness around what you no longer like or want in your life. This clarity around what you don’t want allows you to be able to identify clearly what you do want in your life, which makes the whole process of creating it that much easier.

Give it a go with some things you know you don’t want right now….

What I don’t want/ like/ love

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What I do want or would love instead?

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Take Note: The second list is for capturing what you “Love” – not what you like, and not what you will make do with! The purpose of this exercise is all about focusing your attention on creating a life that you love to live, so allow yourself to re-connect with what excites you, what brings you joy and pleasure each day. We often lose touch with these things when we operate from survival mode.

And if you need some support to reconnect with what you “love” when you are ready to make some changes just call/text Heather on 0212 406 535 or email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz to arrange a time for a chat.

Our days are made of a series of tasks or activities that each take a certain amount of time. We have 24 hours in a day – no more, no less.

It is how we choose fill these 24 hours that will determine how happy, satisfied or contented  we feel about our life. (You can choose the word that is most meaningful for you)

As a result it is really important to become more mindful of what we choose to include on our to-do or task lists each day.

If you are not consistently experiencing the feelings you desire then it could be time to pay attention … really pay attention … to everything you think you need to do each day. It could be time to make some changes.

This quote “not having enough hours in the day – stop doing things that don’t matter” on the Be More with Less Blog really summed it up for me.

If you’re ready to stop doing the things that don’t matter and need some support to make it happen call/ text Heather on 0212 436 535 or email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz to arrange a time to chat.

March 11, 2015 · Change, Keeping it Simple · (No comments)

As we make new choices around what we do with our time or how to handle a task, it pays to become aware of our thinking patterns… “do you feel you “should be” doing more? That you’re being lazy? That you’re wasting time and money doing small tasks and taking small steps?”

Sometimes we need to make an adjustment in how we think about what we decide to accomplish each day or week. It is easy to discount the impact small actions, taken on a regular basis, can have on our lives. So start to appreciate the potential of small changes…

  • It is the very act of making a decision and the commitment to one small thing that builds muscle and confidence to tackle bigger changes.
  • It is the commitment to regular small actions which leads to changes that are sustainable.
  • It is easier to create new routines and habits with a series of small changes than it is to try and instigate one big change.
  • As we focus on one small thing at a time, until we can do it really well, our motivation to move on to the next step will increase.

So what small actions can you start to implement into  your daily or weekly routines? An exercise class once a week? A daily green smoothie? A clear boundary? A current initiative? Make the decision to commit and see how good it can make you feel.

And as always if you need some support with identifying small changes to create the momentum for change call/text Heather on 0212 406 535 or email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz

It’s been a long time between blogs over the last few years as I have wanted to post only when I feel I have something of value to share. It breaks all the rules of marketing and yet it is something that has been really important to me.

 

Well today I feel really excited, and nervous, as my work has developed further and I am ready to share some of the experiences, tools and resources that have supported me through times of change and challenges over these last few years.

 

I’m excited to introduce my latest event – a Workshop on Managing Stress. Everyone goes through periods of turmoil in their lives. No-one escapes this, no matter how together they may look on the outside. And we all need support at these times. So this is the purpose of the workshop, and indeed the ongoing Focus Groups –  to provide the information, tools and resources that can increase your resilience to deal with life’s up’s and down’s, as you navigate your way through your daily life.

 

So why not take a few hours out before the Christmas rush kicks in and join me for some breathing space and inspiration so you can make the most of the coming month.

 

Date: Saturday 29th November 14

Time: 2.00 – 5.00 pm

 

Venue: Wesley Room, St Mark’s Church,

58 Woburn Rd, Lower Hutt

 

Cost: $45 per person

 

Confirm your place now by sending an email to heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz or if you can’t make the workshop you can also schedule some one to one sessions for personalized support.

February 7, 2014 · Change, Keeping it Simple · (No comments)

 

Need some help to get back on track with Transforming your Life?

 

This February Special might help:

 

A 50 % discount is now available on all Coaching sessions booked and Paid

for during the month of February 2014

 

Appointments available at Manuka Health Centre, 11 Hector

Street,Petone, Lower Hutt or by Skype.

 

Check out www.inspirationscoach.co.nz for more information

OR

 

Call Heather now on 0212 406 535 or Email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz to get started.

May 7, 2013 · Change · (No comments)

Last night I held a Free Introductory session to share some insights that I found useful for making changes in our lives be as easy and painless as possible. This session covered some of the obstacles and blocks and the key approaches that are covered further in the 7 Steps to Transform your Life that we can implement to overcome them. I have made a 16 min recording  that captures the main points of the presentation for those who were unable to attend. You can listen to here.

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Check out the 7 Steps and directions to register for the 7 week Course in Petone, Lower Hutt on the Inspirations Event page. I look forward to seeing you there!

October 1, 2012 · Change · (No comments)

Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve created the course that has been brewing for the last year. It’s on how to manage the process of change and is called 7 Steps to Transform you Life. I’m feeling very excited about it as I have been learning how to let go and trust the process of creativity with this one. I needed to create the space in my head and in my life for the seeds of this course to develop and Wow has it developed! I been involved in the world of personal development and coaching now for many years and have gathered together many tools and resources that I can share. In this course I have chosen the ones that have had the biggest impact in my life and have been the simplest and easiest ones to implement. So why not join me at the next FREE INTROUCTION session where I will share some new ideas and thoughts on change and why we can find it so hard to create the life we dream of.

1. Not enough information or lack of clarity to make a good decision.

  • What is the decision that needs to be made here?
  • Focus on the Intention – what is the purpose to be achieved from this decision?
  • Identify possible options from there.
  • Am I the right person to make this decision?
  • What information do I need? Is there more information I require before I am in a position to make a decision. Does someone else need to decide something else first?
  • Practice trust in your intuition, your gut feeling with smaller decisions so that you can then become more comfortable with using your intuition with larger decisions.
  • Practice trust in the process of life. Be willing to acknowledge there will be decisions that can’t be made now – there will be steps that you need to take which you are unaware of right now, yet also know that these will reveal themselves as you move further along your journey. Hold the intention of the final result in your mind, keep asking “What decisions do I need to make today?”  and step by step you will find yourself becoming less fearful with the decision making process as you get closer to the result you are working towards.

2. Limiting beliefs and negative self talk. Become aware of the story you tell yourself about making decisions e.g. I always get them wrong; I’m hopeless at making decisions.  Create an affirmation to counteract the negative self talk – I’m a great decision maker. I can make decisions confidently and with ease. I love to make decisions! Become curious with a key question… How can I allow this to become easier? How can I enjoy making decisions on this project? Then create some space to listen for the answers …

3. Feeling rushed or pressured. Create some space when you feel the pressure to make a decision – go for a quick walk round the block to clear your head and get fresh air, or postpone the decision until the next morning. I have a personal rule if the decision is not 100% clear for me immediately to wait 24 hours. After putting the decision on the back burner and having a good nights sleep I often know exactly what it is I need to do.

4. Fear of success, failure, rejection. It is hard to make a decision when we worry about what other people think.

  • Accept it is OK to make mistakes – that is how we learn.
  • You can also give yourself permission to change your mind if it is possible  – sometimes we need to try something out before we can confidently know if it was the right decision or not.
  • Learn to trust that the decision you make, even thought it may appear wrong, may in fact lead to the perfect solution further on. New and innovative ideas often come from mistakes!
  • Sometimes we may know what we want to do; we have made the decision in our heads however our fear of saying it can make us feel indecisive. Practice asserting your thoughts and opinions in relation to decisions, be prepared to say NO and learn how to handle others response when they are upset with what you have decided!

It's all too hardI have been very focused on achieving some very clear financial goals this year and in the process have been learning even more about the influence of my thoughts and beliefs on my ability to succeed. There are some very strong beliefs that I have really needed to challenge to open up the opportunities for me to accomplish these goals – one of them was that life is hard, everything is a struggle or just too difficult. I realized that no matter what tools or systems I used to manage my time and money, if I was operating from this belief, my experience would always be that it is just too hard. However what I have also learned is that as I became more and more aware of this belief and how it has showed up in all areas of my life I could choose to change it. My focus for everything I do is now on how can I make this simple, easy and fun and this is allowing me to transform the results I am achieving in many areas of my life. So what is a recurring thought or belief that keeps showing up in your life? Are you ready to be challenged and change it? If so email me now or phone/text 021 240 6535 to arrange a free 1 hour coaching session to help you identify your recurring beliefs, and outline how I can help you to change them.