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.

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

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

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Appointments available at Manuka Health Centre, 11 Hector

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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.

September 7, 2010 · Time management · (No comments)

What an amazing group of people who came together today for our monthly Cafe at Robert Harris in Lower Hutt – it is a real pleasure for me to be able to share thoughts and ideas and to facilitate the conversation for learning from each other. Thank you for sharing your wisdom today.

The key point to come out of the conversation was how important it is to find the method or system to manage your time with “who” you are. I shared a little of my story around how I have managed my time over the years and how it has evolved and changed as I have evolved and changed. There is no right or wrong way of doing this and as soon as you think you have it nailed life changes and it’s time to adjust. So flexibility is an absolute must, as is trust that whatever is happening right now in your life is absolutely perfect!

Some of the challenges that we talked about were being busy all the time – no space for downtime or me time to reflect and regenerate, the challenge of being motivated to do the things that we know are important for us to do, the influence of past conditioning or expectations from society about what it means to be successful in life and what we “should” be doing to achieve that success.

Some of the key tools that we were all reminded of were…

Gratitude – focus on being grateful
Coming back to the present moment to make your decisions about what next
Setting clear intentions. Use everything that is presented to you in life as an opportunity to learn and get clearer on what needs to change for you and how exactly you would like your life to be.
Allowing yourself to feel good about yourself – makes it easier to take action on the stuff that is really important to you.

Check out some tools under the Time management category that may be useful as you reflect on how you currently manage your time and how you would like it to be. Please add a comment as you continue to reflect on this topic and let me, and others, know what you’re doing differently or have learned from today.

If you would like some support around making changes in how you manage your time get in touch and we can explore how working with me as your coach could help.

February 27, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

When you want to create change in your life it is not a good idea to start from a place of neediness or dissatisfaction.

 

This would seem to be a contradiction in terms when setting goals, however, along with setting your goal there must also be a level of acceptance for where you are right now. It can be very hard to come to terms with where you are now when it is causing you a lot of pain and consequently it is this part of creating change that people struggle with the most. This is where having the support of someone, such as a coach, who understands the process of creating change is really important.

 

It is how you handle the present moment that will dictate how difficult or easy it will be for you to create the change you desire and ultimately the success you are looking for in life.

 

Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth, suggests a great question to ask yourself regularly…” What is my relationship with the present moment?”

 

Give it a try – and when you discover any resistance to the present moment  contact Heather to talk about how coaching can help eliminate this block.

February 27, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”  Albert Einstein

 

So how can we change our level of consciousness? 

 

By creating new awareness or insights about our behaviour or thoughts. This is exactly what coaching can do by challenging your assumptions around what you want to change.

 

Why not give it a go – contact Heather now for a free exploratory session

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.

June 24, 2009 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

So you have decided you want to create a change in your life – to create different results. You start doing something differently or you start to use affirmations to change how you think. Everything goes along really smoothly for a while and you feel great, then out of nowhere you get swamped by challenges or emotions that can throw you into a place of confusion and stop you in your tracks. Why couldn’t you keep it up? What got in the way of achieving your goal? Why is it all so difficult?

 

This is where a coach is really useful to support you through the emotional roller coaster that you may start to experience with change. It is really useful to have the space and support to reflect on what has happened to throw you off course. Here are some of the reasons that can get in the way of creating your desired results…

 

  • There may be some deeply ingrained pattern of thoughts or beliefs that you were unaware of until now and these will need to be acknowledged and cleared.
  • You may start to experience feelings or emotions that you have managed to avoid before with your old behaviours. We tend to make life even more difficult by making ourselves wrong and beating ourselves up for feeling or experiencing what are considered negative emotions. This just serves to make us feel worse and we can spiral down into even more negative emotions which drain us of the energy we need to fulfill the change we desire.
  • There are often fears that surface when you start to move into a new way of being in the world. We can feel insecure because we are entering the unknown and don’t know how to respond to the new challenges in our lives – the old ways no longer seem to work, or feel really inappropriate now.
  • You may be challenged or criticised by people around you who don’t like the new way you are behaving. Again this is new territory when creating change because we don’t know what to say or do and it can be very tempting to go back to our old ways or patterns. Our resolve to stay committed to the change is being tested and we need to learn new ways to respond to those around us.

 

To help us through these challenges it is really useful to refocus on the outcome, the goal or intention that is driving our desire to change. What is it we are hoping to achieve through making these changes in our lives?

 

We will also need to call on support to help us through these challenging times and this is why it is really important to build strong support networks around us. We need to know who we can call on at these times when we doubt ourselves and our ability to create lasting change in our lives. If there is no one you can call on I strongly suggest that you fill this gap before you start to make big changes in your life.

 

Send me an email or give me call – 021 240 6535 if you are experiencing any of these challenges and need some support to make the changes you desire a reality.