Archive Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Little Thing Called ‘Love’

How comfortable are you with expressing your love?
Do you cringe, mumble or by-pass the moment? Or do you boldly state your affection regardless of scenario?
— In fact, what actually is that little thing called ‘love’?

Sam and Paul talk about their definitions of love, and different ways in which you can tell the special people in your life how much you care for and appreciate them!

Wishing I Was Elsewhere…

How often do you wish you were elsewhere?
What does elsewhere mean to you? Look like? Smell like? Feel like? Sound like? Include? Exclude?

Borders Bookstore in Charing Cross Road London once ran a writing competition – accepting entries in any format on the theme of ‘Elsewhere’. Since poetry is one of my preferred creative outlets, I decided to have a bit of fun with it, which resulted (fairly quickly & tongue-in-cheek) in:

Elsewhere, is wherever
My mind chooses to be –
In a place, in a thought
Or caught up in a dream.Continue reading

What is your X?

Thanks to my twitter friend liveknowingthis for the inspiration of this podcast. She simply posted “If I removed X from my life I would be sooo much happier” – what is your X?”

Tell your friends on Twitter that you listened

Comfort Zones

Chris and Paul discuss comfort zones. What are they? Should you be in, out or expanding your comfort zone. What happens when you don’t push your comfort zone and what happens when you push too hard!

What have you done for YOU lately?

How can I get to ….?

I want to have more …?

I’d love to be more ….?

What can I do to make my life …?

Almost in the words of Janet Jackson.

“What have you done for YOU lately?”

Or more accurately, what have you done lately that has been a positive step to move you in the direction of your goal?

I want to be a writer / What have you written lately?

I want to be my own boss / What steps have you taken lately?

I want to be more confident / What things have you done to expand your comfort zone lately?

One of the first things a coach will ask you when you tell them what you want out of life is what have you already done about it lately?

What would you tell your coach?

Feeling overwhelmed?

There is little worse than the sensation of being overwhelmed. It completely demotivates you and traps you in a cycle of doing anything else other than something that would actually resolve the situation.

Gina and Paul talk about the action steps you can take to triumph!

The 9 Week Window

I’d like to introduce to you a new way of looking at your life that you might find useful

I call it the 9 week window.

It’s incredibly simple to grasp the concept but it may take a while to put things in to place and reap the benefits. We’ll roughly 9 weeks actually!

  • Week 1 (four weeks ago)
  • Week 2
  • Week 3
  • Week 4
  • WEEK 5 (You are here! Imagine those maps with a big red arrow)
  • Week 6
  • Week 7
  • Week 8
  • Week 9 (four weeks into the future)

The idea is to limit the distance you plan ahead and encourage you to take regular and constant action. As you move from one week to the next fill in the previous week with what you actually did do. Often you’ll find that it’s not until you make a conscious record of your actions that you realize how busy you really have been!

We spend so much time fretting over the future or commiserating the past we can end up finding ourselves a little consumed in that one area. This system will help you to balance your focus evenly and more productively on the future, present and past. Allowing you to plan, take action and enjoy the results all in one.

Start today and put this simple plan in place. To make sure you retain committed and motivated post your plan in the comments section below.