What Are You Fighting Against?

The psychologist Carl Jung famously gave us the idea that “what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size”. I have found this to be true so many times, both with myself, and my coaching clients that it is a principle I wholeheartedly follow. Therefore, when times get tough, if I find myselfContinue reading “What Are You Fighting Against?”

5 Ways To Make A Plan You’ll Actually Stick To

We’ve all experienced making an amazing plan that we’re really excited about only to give up on it two days later, right? First off, let’s just accept that happens sometimes, no shame in it at all. But when continuing to make the same plans, procrastinating, and not sticking to them becomes a real habit, thenContinue reading “5 Ways To Make A Plan You’ll Actually Stick To”

Why training your brain is the most important skill you will ever master

I came to life coaching looking for someone to give me the answer. I wanted to feel better, have less anxiety, work out a direction in life and stop wallowing around saying ‘I don’t know’. And coaching gave me that answer But like all things in life it wasn’t quite the answer I was expecting.Continue reading “Why training your brain is the most important skill you will ever master”

Discipline is not a personality trait

You don’t either ‘have’ discipline or ‘don’t have’ it. Discipline is just choices you make each day. You make those choices based on what’s important to you at that moment. You make those choices based on how you are feeling in that moment. You make those choices based on how you feel about the endContinue reading “Discipline is not a personality trait”

Overcome Procrastination with Compassion, not Anger

By the time people come to me, as a life coach, they are often at the point of intense frustration, anger, anxiety and/or overwhelm and resignation. Whatever it is they’re trying to do doesn’t seem to be working and they are often desperate for an answer. The good news here is that there is anContinue reading “Overcome Procrastination with Compassion, not Anger”

How to Take Back Control

Focus on what you can control. You’ve probably heard this a million times, but it really is the key to everything. I have an overactive fear sensor – I can freak out about anything and everything. My brain’s favourite reaction to a perceived threat varies, but is mostly in the ‘freeze’ category with a bitContinue reading “How to Take Back Control”

Number one tip to stop letting fear hold you back

Procrastination and fear go hand in hand. You know you’ve got a great idea, you know the result you want to get, yet something is holding you back. Often that something holding you back is fear. Fear of what other people might think. Fear of failing. Fear of success. Fear of finding out you can’tContinue reading “Number one tip to stop letting fear hold you back”

Stuck in a rut? How taking pride in what you do can change everything

It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut. Very easy to feel like everything you’re doing is just a bit pointless and is getting you absolutely nowhere. This can look like procrastination loops, leaving things to the last minute then getting frustrated, a general lack of interest in your work and the belief thatContinue reading “Stuck in a rut? How taking pride in what you do can change everything”

Why you keep procrastinating and what you can do about it

TL;DR: You’re thinking about this all wrong. Procrastination is one of the things my clients find the most frustrating. They blame themselves, they try harder, they fail, they get more upset, more frustrated and keep going in the same loop. And they think something has gone terribly wrong. Or worse, they think there is somethingContinue reading “Why you keep procrastinating and what you can do about it”

I can guarantee you success

Wouldn’t it be great if you could guarantee success? It would save a lot of stress, anxiety, fear, disappointment. You would be able to move forward without procrastination, without feeling stuck, without wasting your precious brain power on unhelpful thoughts and feelings. So how is it possible? Well, most successful people focus on what theyContinue reading “I can guarantee you success”