Do you have a big goal?
A big goal that you really want to achieve but just seems impossible.
If you spend too long thinking about the massive gap between where you are now and where you want to get to, there’s a high chance that you’ll never get started.
A big goal – like changing career, taking on a challenge event or launching a new product or service in your business – can seem insurmountable at first.
Yet, with a clear goal, a step-by-step plan and a spoonful of motivation, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve!
My big goal – the London Moon Walk Marathon
This Saturday, 12 May, I will be walking 26.2 miles through London in the night as part of the London Moon Walk Marathon challenge. Eek!
The challenge event is to raise much-needed funds for breast cancer research and is the one where thousands of women (and men) walk through the streets of London in their bras. This year the theme is Wild West – yee-ha!
Now, I’m not a runner, so never thought that challenges like marathon’s were for me, but I was wrong. This is a power-walking event, so no running involved. Phew.
However, it’s still 26.2 miles and when I signed up, I had no idea if I could really walk that far.
Break a big goal into steps
Deborah Toulson,Owner of the Kip McGrath tutoring franchise in Salisbury, Wiltshire, was feeling overwhelmed with ‘wearing all the hats’ in her business and needed support to get clarity on her business direction.
Deborah decided to invest in my small business coaching programme to get a clear business plan in place for 2016/2017, to develop a strategy for communicating better with parents and potential customers – and to make changes to achieve a better work-life balance.
She said: “I am just a different business owner from two years ago when I first begun working with Lucy. I have really achieved so much more than I ever thought possible.
“My business has had it’s best growth period since I started 13 years ago! Her support and guidance has been the best.” (more…)
Does ‘me time’ sound like an oasis in the desert to you? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
It’s easy to put your own needs at the back of the queue and find yourself running on empty, especially if you’re a Mum. Most of us don’t take enough time to nurture our hobbies or give ourselves quality down-time.
Check out my guest post on Julie Davies Flower Workshops’ blog to find out how you can create more time in your week for your existing hobbies – or even to join her fab online flower arranging class!
Read the post here.
Julie is one of my original small businesses coaching clients and is now a friend too. You can read more about her coaching journey on my Happy Clients page.
Free discovery session
If you still find yourself feeling depleted and overwhelmed and need a helping had to get clear and focused to make some of these changes, then why not give me a call and book a free discovery session to find out how my coaching sessions can help you get back on track.
It’s 4 pm and already dark outside, there’s a chill in the air, and the tinsel and glitter have faded. It can mean only one thing: the new year is here and you simply want to hibernate.
Life can feel a little flat. And at some point you’re going to sit down and think:
Was 2017 a good one?
If you’re lucky, the answer will be a resounding, “Yes! BEST. YEAR. EVER!”
But if there’s something in your life that’s not quite working right, the odds are you were counting down the seconds to New Year’s day, just so you could see the back of 2017.
For a lot of people, that ‘thing’ is work.
Is it time for a career change?
We spend so much time working that finding yourself stuck in a job that doesn’t inspire you and light you up inside is tough. At the very least, work shouldn’t be a constant source of stress, anxiety and worry. (more…)
Seems obvious I know. But it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking time out from Christmas planning, visits to Santa and seeing family and friends to stop and reflect.
It’s a great feeling when we allow ourselves to take a step back and think about the goals that we set for ourselves in 2017 – whether we did this in a structured way or more informally.
It can change our perception of our lives immensely once we actually write out what we have done and achieved this year. Some of it may be ‘on plan’ and other things may have happened as you’ve gone along. (more…)