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Take A Walk On The Wild Side...? The 5 Minute Career Coach August 2010
August 01, 2010
Helping Career Changers Around The World
Welcome to the August 2010 edition of The 5 Minute Career Coach.
What's in this Issue
I am delighted to welcome a guest writer this month, Susie Lomax. Susie and I know each other through Nick Williams' Inspired Entrepreneurs' Club - I think we have both found the Club a source of amazing inspiration and support. Susie is one of those courageous souls who has walked away from corporate life. Click here to read more about how she has survived and thrived – I know you will enjoy it.
With best wishes
Quote of the Day
Often attributed to Goethe, but actually it's not as simple as that! Click here to read more.
Yes, sometimes you just have to do it and once you get started, a natural momentum emerges. Are you bold enough to begin?
Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Summer holidays are here again and as soon as that holiday feeling soaks into your skin you probably find that you are miraculously transformed.
After just a few days the sunshine and sea air, you start believing that your desire to have a more fulfilling life is achievable. You wonder why at home it seems a burden to have dreams when here on this beautiful beach things seem so much lighter and easier. You begin to wonder 'can I really live the life I desire?'
Well why not?
Is routine getting in the way?
So how do you recreate those holiday feelings?
The great news is – and I know because I have done this myself - if you begin to make small tweaks consistently, before you know it,
ideas flow. Routine is substituted with fresh excitement. The most important thing to remember is to find the magic combination of boldness and consistency.
Here are a number of things to try – they worked for me!
Get out of the rut.
Break out of the 'lethargic' trap.
Get active and stretch yourself.
Expand your horizons.
Make the choice to live a more fulfilling life and you will inspire others to do the same. So if you are game I am. LET’S TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
If you'd like to walk on the wild side with Susie, why not follow her on Twitter? Susie's brand new website will be up soon and her Twitter followers will be the first to know.
Your 5 Minute Coaching Session
Challenging questions are one of the key tools coaches use in helping clients to create change.
Each month I offer you a mini coaching session by asking you a challenging question to think about. The questions I ask are designed to get you thinking in new ways and hopefully gain insights that may open your mind to new possibilities for you career and for your life.
This month my question is actually one that I orginally came across posed by Seth Godin. It fits in well with the theme of boldness, I think.
Just check in with yourself when you are thinking about your career change. Are you building up a picture of all the things that could go wrong? Are you creating a mental image of failure?
Hmmmm. Could that be
part of the problem?
Try creating a picture of the positive outcome of your career change instead so that it becomes a magnet that draws you into bold action.
A lighthearted little book with a serious purpose.
There's an old saying that if the first thing you do in the morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. This is one of Brian Tracy's 21 tips to overcoming procrastination. No, not to eat a live frog each morning, you'll be pleased to hear, but to tackle the difficult things first so that everything else seems easier thereafter.
Frog! offers you a series of practical and achievable steps that will stop you procrastinating and help you get on with what you really want to do in your life – whether it is changing career or just fixing that dripping tap in the bathroom!
A little book that could transform your life!
And if there are books and resources that have inspired you and that you would like to recommend, there is a place for you to do so on that page.
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