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
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
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
There is a handy little tool that I have been using lately...and creating little miracles in my life - it's what I call 'intentioning'.
This is a little like 'paving the way' or setting up what is to come. I like to think of it as 'rolling out a red carpet' into my future.Continue reading