Create work-life-family balance with a Family Inspiration Board

At New Year we often dream of starting the year afresh, with good intentions and lofty resolutions. But in reality many people will have begun 2017 with a feeling of discontent and with their work-life-family balance already out of whack.

A Family Inspiration Board can help to lift the spirits and give some balance to your year.

A clear start to the year

[Image: family of three in white tops in field] Create your work-life-family balance with a Family Inspiraion Board. Blog post by Lucy Stanyer Life Coach www.lucystanyerlifecoach.comI’m sure you’ve been thinking about what you want to achieve this year, or at least in the next few months.

My coaching clients regularly talk to me about how work and chores still take over their evenings and weekends at the expense of doing what they really want – being creative, getting fit and spending more quality time with their kids.

But how do you actually do this?

While setting New Year’s resolutions is admirable, most people’s motivation dwindles somewhere around February unless they are diligently working on SMART goals (which, of course, as a Coach I do love) or some other form of motivation.

In the Stanyer house, we have our Family Inspiration Board

[Image: pictures on a door} Create your family inspiration board in 2017 by Lucy Stanyer Life Coach lucystanyerlifecoach.comOver Christmas each year we have a family day where we stay in our PJs, crank up the heating, eat our favourite comfort food and create our Family Inspiration Board. (more…)

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Redesign your week and kickstart your career change

How to create more time in your week - free workbook from Lucy Stanyer Life Coach www.lucystanyerlifecoach.comA career change is not an easy undertaking. It takes courage, preparation, and time. For a lot of people, it is too much time.

They are daunted by the prospect of all that lies ahead. Time poor and convinced they can’t fit it all in they procrastinate. 

Anticipating failure and avoiding it the only way they know how: if you don’t try, you can’t fail.

But if you don’t try, you’ll also never know. You’ll never grow.

But lack of time is often an unavoidable reality, as well as a handy excuse. Finding the time to kickstart your career change make that leap seems impossible, but it’s easier than you think. It can be done with a few simple tweaks to your existing routine.

By redesigning your week you can kickstart your career change and get the ball rolling in no time at all. (more…)

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Get unstuck for 2017 and jump start your business plan

[Image of woman deep in thought] New blog post by Lucy Stanyer: Get unstuck for 2017 and jump start your business plan2016 is drawing to a close and thoughts are turning to the New Year and what lies ahead in 2017.

If you feel your business efforts this year have been a little lacklustre, or your business plan has gone off piste, then there is a way to inject clarity and energy back into your business.

Need a jump start for your biz?

Life as a business owner can get pretty hectic, not to mention a bit lonely sometimes. The weeks fly by and between planning, finances, networking events, and getting down to the creative aspects of your business, the year whizzes by in no time. December looms, and you realise you’ve been so busy working in your business you’ve neglected to work on your business.

Worse, you feel like you’re doing it all alone.

Your momentum has vanished, you’re drifting without direction, you have passion and ambition coming out of your ears but no focus. You’ve been trying a bit of everything where marketing is concerned and getting nowhere.

Your work-family-life balance is totally out of whack, and you’re lost in the wilderness, your business plan a hazy mirage on the horizon.

You’re desperate for some quick wins to re-energise you.

You need to get crystal clear on your goals and strategies for 2017, and start the year ready for action and raring to go.

You need someone to offer you encouragement, support, and hold you accountable. Someone who really understands what you’re trying to achieve and how important your business is to you.

Luckily for you, I have just the thing!

My two hour, in-depth, business planning Jump Start session is the perfect thing to get you unstuck, uplifted and utterly energised!

What’s in my Jump Start session?

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Can I change my career after thirty?

Woman with head on desk - http://lucystanyerlifecoach.com/2016/08/can-i-change-my-…eer-after-thirty a blog post by Lucy Stanyer Life Coach - Can I change my career after 30?Monday morning, you drag yourself out of bed, force yourself to work and shuffle listlessly around the office. You stoically ignore the clock, knowing how little time has passed.

You wonder how your bloodstream can be 90% pure caffeine yet you can’t keep your eyes open…

Finally home, you’re so exhausted, frustrated, disappointed and simply bored with life that you haven’t the energy to do anything fun, so you sleep…

And then the alarm goes off, and it starts all over again…

You’re burnt out.

You crave freedom.

Passion for your work.

Autonomy.

Flexibility.

Some kind of work-life balance that allows you to actually enjoy your time off, rather than spending it recovering from work.

It’s time for a change, but you’re afraid…

“It’s too late to change my career.”

“It’s too great a risk.”

“What will people think?”

You don’t have experience in anything else.

You don’t have the qualifications, the training, or the money you would need to start something new.

You’re too old.

The thirty year itch

The truth is, many of us fall into careers without much thought. A degree leads to a job, leads to a career, but it’s not the career you envisioned. It’s the career your parents wanted, or the dream you had as a teenager and no longer enjoy.

You’ve outgrown it, and that’s a good thing, but if you get stuck, it will quickly become a bad thing.

Many of us reach our thirties or forties at a loss as to how we ended up in the job we are in. We spent our childhood in school. We spent our twenties unsure of ourselves, and often grateful to simply have a steady pay-check, a roof over our heads, and enough money for pizza and a bottle of Prosecco at weekends.

Some of us were so blindly ambitious that we forged ahead down one path, achieving great success, only to reach our goal and find it…lacking.

Sure, you’re good at your job, but is your job good for you? (more…)

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Lucia’s marketing boost with business coaching

Lucia's boosted her marketing with business coaching - blog post by Lucy Stanyer - www.lucystanyerlifecoach.comLucia Dello loio, the owner of The Analytical Bookkeeper, got a real marketing boost through her business coaching sessions with me.

Lucia offers optimised cloud-based bookkeeping and customised analytics to help business owners understand and grow their business.

She came to business coaching as she had been in business for one year but had not done any marketing or networking before. 

Marketing boost

Now she has a clear picture of her ideal client, has strong messages about her business and services and has created her brand The Analytical Bookkeeper.

Lucia is now finalising her website and is starting to network online and at events. She said: “I had no experience of marketing my business, no website and no business cards. I wanted to address this and to start to think about pricing and value proposition.”

Defining her messages and value

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