'It's a new week which means a fresh start and a brand new me!'
On Sunday you found yourself sitting on the sofa unhappy with the way an area of your life is going and decided something different has to happen.
If our phones were able to talk and we sat them down in a room, I'm pretty sure this would be some of the things they would say.....
You’ve finally made the decision that you’re going to buy a new car, and have decided on the make and model of the one you’re going to purchase. But you can’t decide on the colour; you’re leaning toward the red as it’s your favourite colour, but you also like the white.
'Nope. I can't do it. I listened to everything that you said, I still tried, but it didn't work. I knew it wouldn't work. I knew I wouldn't be able to do it' *whilst crossing arms as if to say 'I told you so'*
Does that sound like you? Have you ever heard yourself say that, either to yourself or out loud to someone else?
If you live to the ripe old age of ninety years old, then thirty years of your time on earth will be spent asleep (based on the recommended eight hours of sleep you should get a night).
Ever thought about wanting to throw in the towel at your current job?
Does your mind constantly wander off as you think about pursuing something you've always wanted to do?
I love sports, and when I was growing up it was one of my favourite things to do. When summer came around and it was athletics season I relished getting onto the field, and I particularly loved sprint racing.
I wasn't the fastest in the year, but up there in the top few. I liked the thrill, the adrenaline, the pure speed and power.
When I was first training to be a Business & Personal Coach we were told the following story during one of our seminars by one of the guest speakers, which I like to call The Bin and The Banana Skin:
When you read about a workshop that offers to help you build your skills around the principles of good leadership what images come to mind?
Personally I always think about someone in a power suit stood at the front of a small seminar room, rattling off from a boring power presentation.
Have you ever noticed when you walk past a school that the world shifts from calm and quiet to hearing a tidal wave of pure energy, noise, and excitement flooding your ears when children are out in the playground on their break time?
How often do you get to the end of the day, sit down and look back on it and feel like it's all passed you by in one big blur?
In any one day it seems like there are endless tasks and projects to do and not enough time to get it all done.
So you've made that life changing decision. You hand your notice in at work, spend the next four weeks of your life sat at your desk excited to be on the precipice of a new beginning. You have a farewell party with colleagues, you have plans....big plans....and then....
I didn't for a second doubt that I've made the right choice to wave goodbye to full-time employment. Not for a moment.
But I did have moments where I sat and questioned myself, and that's when the lovely feeling of Self Doubt popped in to say hello.
'How long are you going to do this for?'
This was the second of two very interesting questions I was asked by my friend one evening back in July just after leaving my job, with the first one being 'Part I: So How’s Unemployment Treating You?'
'So how's unemployment treating you?'
This was one of two questions that a friend asked me a couple of weeks after I left my full-time job back in July to pursue my other goals. (The other question I will write about in my next post).
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