Have you ever (like me and probably the entire population of the Western world) tried one of the many weight-loss diets that exist?
Was it a wonderful, satisfactory experience, that enabled you to reach your goal weight easily and smoothly? (You may have already noticed a bit of sarcasm here...)Continue reading
Don’t you just love it when you notice something – say a word or an object – and then in the next few days you spot it over and over again?
Is that coincidence, your R.A.S. (your Reticular Activating System – those neural circuits in the brain that filter information and have you suddenly hear your own name across the room at a party), your intuition, or even a nudge from the Universe?Continue reading
Do you ever have a hard time making decisions, choosing between one course of action or another?
Or, on an even deeper level, are you still trying to decide ‘what you want to be when you grow up'? Trying to discover what your ‘passion’ is, what really makes you tick?
As a violinist, pursuing a career in performing music (at last), I have been told many times, ‘You are so lucky. You know what you love to do. I haven’t a clue.’Continue reading
Do you ever want to learn new skills, get training, coaching, or development - personal or professional? But you have limited time or live off the beaten track?
Back at the end of 2012 I wasn’t looking for a violin teacher…in fact I was happy to ‘go solo’ and work alone for a while.
The teacher whom I had been working with, here in Madrid, had just left to go and live in Germany and so those lessons had tailed off. It was the perfect moment to take some time off from weekly lessons and see how I got on on my own.Continue reading
Do you ever long to be something different, or greater, to be like your heroes? Do you want to start realizing your potential? But, almost instantly, all the doubts, all the 'evidence', come rushing in and you talk yourself back down a peg or two?
I am a professional violinist. I am up on stage performing on a regular basis, both in classical symphony orchestras and with my violin and guitar duo.
I have put in my 10,000 hours (and then some!) and can play pretty well. I’m competent and very experienced. So far so good.
But I have deep, dark secret.Continue reading
Have you ever thought of quitting, even when things seem to be going right?
Imagine you've completed a big project. You've worked long and hard on it and felt excited and energized. You've dreamt about the outcome, about all the amazing things that are going to happen now, all those wonderful changes and new experiences. You're fantasizing about all the money you're going to make and the new connections you're going to enjoy.Continue reading
Have you ever felt tempted to ‘quit while you’re ahead’?
Picture this - you get to the end of a project. It’s taken you weeks, months. It’s occupied your time and your energy, been fascinating and absorbing, and now it’s complete. Things are looking hopeful. This could really be the start of something big; a new source of revenue, a new career even, and a way to make your mark.Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what EFT is?
When I first saw it, back in 2011 in a Youtube video, I have to say, it looked a little strange (not to say, weird)...but the more I looked into it, the more I knew that this was going to be exactly what I had been looking for. I'd been tired of being told 'Think positive' and 'Say: 'I am a wonderful, happy, successful person''. At the time they felt so untrue and I ended up feeling worse.Continue reading