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30 Questions to help you discover your strengths

30 Questions to help you discover your strengths

 

  • What do you like to do?
  • What activities make you feel fulfilled?
  • What brings positive energy into your life?
  • When are the times when you feel fully engaged, instead of just pretending to be or you are only partially engaged?
  • What are three things that you are passionate about?
  • What makes you feel passionate about the three items you listed above?
  • What do you feel is your true calling in life?
  • When in life do you play?
  • At what instances do you enjoy the ride instead of looking to reach your end goal?
  • When are you self-disciplined?
  • When are you creative?
  • Where do you feel at peace?
  • Where do you feel calm and productive?
  • When do you feel like you’re doing what you’re supposed to in life?
  • What activities make you feel completely absorbed?
  • When do you lose track of time?
  • What activities can you not wait to do again?
  • When do you deliver results seamlessly?
  • Which activities give you the feeling of clarity, calmness, creativity, and success?
  • What activities give you a sense of flow when you engage in them?
  • When does something happen fast and slow at the same time?
  • When do you experience the feeling of being in the “zone”?
  • What did you do as a child that you still do today, only probably better?
  • What activities excite you?
  • When do you feel like the “real you”?
  • What does your attention naturally focus on?
  • What have you learned quickly, catching on with minimal effort?
  • When do you feel motivated?
  • Which items do you want to put on your to-do list, but never seem to get there?
  • What are you looking forward to in the future?

 

DO YOU REALLY NEED A BUSINESS COACH?

DO YOU REALLY NEED A BUSINESS COACH?

I’m a coach and I always have a coach for my own personal and professional development. I could be here a long time explaining the benefits I’ve reaped in all aspects of my life and work as a result of this support.

And there’s been times when I needed something else.

I’m deeply biased towards the benefits of coaching but I’ve got no interest in selling you the myth that coaching is THE thing that will change your life. It might be…but that’s your decision, not mine or anyone else’s.

The irony in the coaching world is that some coaches shout so loudly about their services and how AMAZING they are that it doesn’t serve to help their potential customers actually pause and listen to what they really need.

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We all need support yet we don’t all need a coach. We’d likely benefit from one yes but need? No.

So here’s the thing, there are 3 types of support:

🦊 Informational – we want to understand how things work

🦊 Emotional – we want to feel heard, fulfilled and connected and able to navigate our lives effectively in a way that feels good

🦊 Practical – we need help to DO something. Lifting a sofa is a lot easier with someone else to help, right?

So I wonder, what help would you benefit most from right now?

Do you really want to work with a coach to help you become more productive?

Or would you rather spend that money on paying someone to implement and action your ideas?

Do you really want to invest in another course that teaches you something new?

Or do you want to hire a coach to help you leverage all the amazing resources you already have?

Coaching is powerful and has the potential to unleash the power within you BUT it’s not all things to all people. Sometimes it’s not the most effective investment for you depending on what you need at a particular time.

So my invitation to you is to curious about what you REALLY need and make sure you get that xx

Does this resonate? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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Curveballs & Crossroads: Stop giving away your power!

Curveballs & Crossroads: Stop giving away your power!

I wanted to swing by and talk to you about owning your power. What are you struggling with?

What are your challenges in your life just now, and are you denying them?

Are you denying your struggles?

Are you denying your challenges?

Because here’s the thing.

Until you own it, you can’t change it.

The power of owning where you are RIGHT now is enormous, because that’s all any of us have got.

So, no matter what is going on for you, reflect on it, figure out where exactly you are, and just stand proud there to say, “You know something? What’s going on is what’s going on”. And THEN decide where you want to go, because a wonderful thing is, where you are right now is pure and simply in some way the combination of all the previous decisions you have made in your life up until now, and sometimes where you are right now, is just a result of quite a few of life’s wonderful curve balls and there’s nothing at all you can do about it. And so many of us beat ourselves up. So many of us feel really bad about the situation we are in, and NONE of that helps at all.

The only thing that helps is just admitting,

I am where I am. This is my situation right now, and then DO something about it if you want things to change.

So, my short and sweet invitation to you today is, guess what? Own it.

  • If you are not experiencing in the life and work that you really truly want to yet, own that.
  • If you have not got that relationship so you really want in your life as it stands right now, own that.
  • If your health and well-being isn’t where you want it to be, own that, and then do something about it.

This conversation came up because I was talking about my wee mum, and for those of you who know, when I was growing up, my mum didn’t keep well, her mental health wasn’t great. She had a thing called schizophrenia, which made it really tough work growing up with her. But you know what was really tough?     

It wasn’t her mental ill health at all. It was the fact that she didn’t own it.

So, when times were tough for her, and there was numerous times when life was really really tough for her, and life was very very confusing for her, at no point, did she step up and own it.

So, afterwards, she would just be embarrassed and she would put her head in the sand, and it was very very confusing for us as children, and actually very confusing for me as an adult, because she never owned it.

And that’s the thing. It really doesn’t matter what’s going on…it’s your mind monkeys of how other people would respond, and the irony is they are probably feeling your denial. And the wonderful thing is, other people love you, they care for you and they just want you to take your head out of the sand as well.

So, do that. Just own it.

No matter what happens and what’s going on for you, accept it first, because when you stop reisisiting ou can can spend that energy DOING something about it.

Own your power, take it back because every single second that you are not standing there admitting, “I am where I am”, you are giving away your power as to where, also how you can move forward.

Think about it as a sat nav. Your life as a sat nav. You need to know where you are right now, to program it properly to take you wherever you want to go.

If you don’t know where you are right now, the sat nav cannot tell you, cannot help you move forward and get you where you really want to be.

So, admit it you are where you are, and that is okay even if you don’t like it.

Own it and move forward.

What’s your thoughts?  Drop a comment below and let me know what resonated here.

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