Can you feel it?

I’m talking about the sense of rising energy and excitement that so many people seem to be experiencing these days…

It feels like the world is waking up from a long hibernation, eyes blinking as we adjust to the brightness of new life bursting with promise and potential.

We’re entering into a period of tremendous growth and transformation that will bring a lot of exciting opportunities – and unforeseen challenges as well.

So, how can you harness this surge of energy and use it to propel your life forward – without getting distracted or overwhelmed by all of the events, opportunities, or obstacles that will soon be appearing on your path?

YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

  • To achieve your big goals and thrive in the exciting times ahead, you’ve got to have:
  • A clear vision of what you want your life to look like
  • A strong sense of purpose to keep you motivated and focused on your goals
  • A detailed roadmap to show you the path forward
  • Unshakeable confidence in yourself

… and unstoppable drive and energy to keep you moving forward no matter what obstacles appear on your journey.

And that is EXACTLY what I can help you achieve during my Create your future virtual event happening this May

JOIN ME FOR A POWERFUL 6 WEEKS OF GOAL-SETTING & GROWTH

During our six game-changing days together, I will help you create your ideal life vision and remove whatever challenges or obstacles have been preventing you from achieving your biggest goals in life.

You will learn how to:

  • Take 100% control over your life – no matter what’s happening in the world
  • Get clear on what you truly want – and how to achieve it
  • Create a master plan for the fulfilment of your vision
  • Align your work with your purpose and passions – and experience more meaning and fulfilment in everything you do
  • Release the brakes that have been holding you back from creating bigger and better results
  • Overcome any obstacles or challenges in your path
  • Develop an action-oriented mindset that will clear your path to success
  • Create a life that gives you great joy and abundance
  • Become the person you were always meant to be!

And if you book your spot now, you can save 50% on your registration by completing the contact form and then I will send you a discount code!

So if you’re eager to launch yourself into the months ahead with a clear plan and the tools you need to accomplish more than you thought possible, be sure to join me for this powerful event!

Better act fast, though – our special early bird rates are vanishing soon.

Hope to see you there!

To your success,

Lesley

What can life coaching help with?

Every day events happen in your life

…and I want to share with you a story that changed by life in a big way because of life coaching.

The story directly relates to a formula we use as Jack Canfield Trainers in the Success Principles and it’s called E + R = O. This stands for Event + Your Response = Outcome you get.

We respond to the events in our lives in different ways.

Right now, those events could be:

  • overcoming the Monday morning blues.
  • feeling you’ve lost your way a bit
  • building confidence.
  • finding a job or career that you love.
  • getting clear on your goals.
  • staying accountable to your goals.
  • doing more of the activities that engage you.
  • forming better relationships.
  • having more meaning in your life.

At the age of 38 several events happened:

  • I got divorced
  • I had to go back to work full-time to keep my son and I in a house and fed.
  • I had to move house and downsize, get a mortgage and set up home again.
  • My 4 year old was diagnosed with Autism and was expelled from school
  • My Dad died all in the same year and I wasn’t there for him or my mother.
  • I got made redundant 4 times

I responded (R) to all those events by remaining bewildered, sad, and confused and I remember crying a lot at the top of the stairs and in people’s offices and thinking “Why is this happening to me?”

The outcome (O) was an inability to move forward with my life for over two years.

So, having studied the Success Principles™ for some years it dawned on me that I wasn’t taking 100% responsibility for my life and I was responding to the events in my life in a negative way. I was blaming and complaining to people who didn’t care.

My responses to the events in my life just facilitated sadness, and pain.

Then it dawned upon me that I was the one who was responsible for my future success so I made a plan, set myself some goals and created a vision board.

I decided to go back to owning my own business again.

I am now feel confident, grateful and thankful that I have found my way back and am back in control of my life fulfilling my passion to help other people find their way in life. I became a Jack Canfield Certified Trainer in the Success Principles™ and am a dedicated trainer in this amazing method of coaching.

If you’ve got stuff going on in your life you’d like to deal with I’m going to start a 6-week course in May to help you move forward. If you’re interested drop me a message to go on the waiting list.

So what do you do?

People in networking meetings usually ask me “So, what do you do?”

My response is to say – I help my clients find the life and career they will love! Over 70% of the clients I’ve worked with had no idea what they wanted from life which is fine if you’re not bothered. It’s one reason you should not hire a life coach.

However, if you do want to know ‘what’s next in your life’ there has never been a better time to get some coaching either 1-1 or as part of a community of likeminded people.

The next question I get asked is “How to you do that?”

My response is that my job is to help them to examine what’s currently keeping them up at night. Here’s some examples.

Different generations worry about different things so as we progress through life the anxiety and stresses change which is completely normal.

Last week I helped a lady in her 20’s explore and discover what she wanted from life and now she is following her passion and moving to her dream job in Europe.

A man in his 30’s was worried about not having achieved anything yet. He went onto create of vision board with my help and now has a focus for the future and a plan to get there.

The Success Principles methodology has worked for decades but you might not have heard of it because its unique to Jack Canfield Certified Trainers. I use proven success principles to guide clients through a transition from feeling worried and stressed to finding their passion, clarity and a road map for their future which  transforms their self-confidence.

I won’t just tell you about these success principles…I will show you how to implement them into your life. Your invited to my next live on-line meet up. It’s FREE and lasts about 30 minutes. Drop me your details in the contact form and I’ll send you the Zoom meeting details. Please feel free to invite a friend as well.

What do you want in your life?

Early this year I ran an event for the Junior Chamber International which of course needed to be on-line via Zoom because of Covid.  The workshop was called “Putting your world back together using The Success Principles™”.

All my workshops are interactive and engaging and this one was no different and it was a huge pleasure to be working with JCI members again.

We did some practical, and inspiring exercises using two of The Success Principles I use as a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer.

The first Success Principle is called Take 100% responsibility for your life. The principle is about seeing how we are creating what we are experiencing through our thoughts, images. and behaviours. You’ll find the exercise really thought provoking both for yourself and others around you.

The second Success Principle we used is called “Decide what you want”. One of the easiest ways to start clarifying what you really want is to make a list of things you want to do, things you want to have and things you want to be before you die. This is a great way to get the ball rolling.

The lessons we all learnt from these exercises to is that to make progress in our lives we have to visualize clearly on our future wants and desires.

Here’s what Michael Rothon – JCI Southampton Local President said after the event:

“Lesley is a fantastic trainer, with endless enthusiasm for the effect that success principles can have in our lives. Her skill as a senior lecturer clearly shows with her storytelling techniques to deliver insightful and engaging training. I would 100% invite Lesley back to train for us again and recommend her to others! “

So, I’m asking you now “What you want to do, what you want to be, and what you want to have?”

If you don’t know why not come along to my free workshop starting soon. Take 45 minutes out of your day for you! Sign up on the contact form below quoting “I’m in” in the message tab.

Feeling anxious or stressed?

If you’re feeling anxious or stressed the chances are that you need to make some changes to your life.

BUT…what should you do?

The first step is decide what you want to change and then you just need to start and work towards it…

Even a small step towards your goals, is a step in the right direction.

What’s stopping you from starting?

Drop me a message and let me know.

I’m going to be starting some life coaching meet ups soon so why not join me?

The first one is called “What do you want?” So what do you want?

Use the contact form below to get going with the message “I’m in to find out what I want”.

 

It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

It’s More Important Now Than Ever Before…

With all of the problems and uncertainty in the world, effective communication is more critical now than ever.

So many disagreements and arguments stem from an inability to communicate properly.

If we could just learn to express ourselves more clearly and transparently and really listen to each other with open hearts and minds, just imagine what we could accomplish!

That’s why, this week I encourage you to be more mindful of the way you communicate with others, both online and in the real world. Here’s a video by Jack Canfield who explains five communications skills you could practice.

Remember to practice the five communication skills Jack taught you in the video above.

When you communicate with others, be sure to ask yourself:

… Are you being impeccable with your word?

… Are you taking their words or actions personally?

… Are you making assumptions?

… Are you being a good listener?

… Are they really saying what you think they’re saying? (If you’re not sure, ask them!)

By improving your communication skills, you will make it so much easier for yourself to cultivate the connections, respect, support and affection you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.

To your success.

Have you heard of the term, “doom scrolling”?

Have you heard of the term, “doom scrolling”? It’s when you scroll mindlessly through the posts on social media to see what negative stories are dominating the day’s news. A lot of us get stuck doing this… especially these days.

But constantly living in a state of high tension and dread isn’t good for you!

That’s why, I challenge you to turn off Facebook and Twitter and spend some time this week focusing on yourself, your needs, and what YOU want to experience in the weeks to come.

To help you do that, today I’d like to share some fun and helpful resources that will help you avoid common success pitfalls, connect with a positive and vibrant community, and get clear on what you would like your life to look like in the months ahead!

Grab your FREE worksheet called “What do you want?” from The Success Principles™ library here.

How to overcome stress and fear…

How to Overcome Fear and Stress…

What are you afraid of?

Do you have thoughts that twist your stomach into knots and keep you up at night, unable to sleep?

Whatever your answer is, I want you to know:

You don’t have to be afraid any longer.

Fear is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t have to be all-consuming.

Anxiety and fear are caused by imagining negative outcomes, so it’s up to you to redirect your mind to imagine and visualize the positive outcomes you want, and not the outcomes you don’t want.

Think about it…Focusing on negative thoughts isn’t making the situation better in any way is it? Those thoughts aren’t helping YOU at all. They aren’t equipping you with any resources or information you can use to deal with the situation.

All they are doing is robbing you of your peace of mind and depriving you of the determination and fortitude you need to successfully handle the challenges life throws onto your path.

And while we will all feel anxious or scared at times, the good news is we have the power to change these feelings. You absolutely do not have to stay stuck in fear!

So, this week Jack Canfield who is our CEO of The Jack Canfield Training Group where I am a Certified Trainer would like to share some of my favourite strategies for releasing fear and stress so you can shift your focus from the problem to the solution and do whatever you have to do to thrive.

Keep reading to discover what they are… https://youtu.be/fIjiAUSlEx8

In this recorded Q&A, Patty Aubery and Jack Canfield share our strategies for managing negative emotions such as fear and stress – and how to make your life so much better by focusing on what you CAN change instead of worrying about the things that are beyond your control.

University is not for everyone

University is not for everyone.

In recent posts I’ve given away free worksheets to start the process of pupils taking 100% responsibility. In class I’ve found that teenagers respond really well to them. I’m giving them to you to help your teens get ahead. Download your copies here today.

In class we often talk about Grades and these are important BUT they don’t help teenagers focus on what they’re passionate about and they often choose subjects, courses and degrees they are simply not engaged with.

So, The Success Principles for Teens™ Programme takes a different approach discovering what teenagers are passionate about and then finding a road map for them to take forward.

Consider this – if more teens know who they are, and what they want from life and their career and were passionate about moving toward would that be better than demotivated and unengaged pupils I’ve taught at Universities across the UK. I hope your answer would be YES.

At a workshop with a group of teenagers at Havant and South Downs College I asked this question “What would be the job you’d love so much that you’d do it for free but that you’d actually get paid for?”

One young lady said she wanted to be a gardener and got clarity about the types of courses she would be passionate about pursuing. University is not for everyone!

Help your teens today using the worksheets in my book called “The Ultimate Guide for Parents: How to help your kids become self-confident, happy and passionate.” Now available on Amazon.

Hiring A Life Coach

Why You Should Hire A Life Coach In 2017

When you think of a life coach, what do you think of? For many people their initial reaction may not be positive, you may wonder if they are another unnecessary consultant that is going to charge significant fees without delivering any real results.

What is a life coach?

If you consider what coaching is, you may well change your opinion of a life coach. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as an activity where a life coach partners ‘with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential’. From this, we can conclude that a life coach is a person who plays a significant role in the personal and professional development of individuals.

Now we have clarified what a life coach is, it is important to consider why you should hire a life coach. In this article, we will outline our top five reasons:

  1. Prepare for a new challenge or opportunity

During the course of your personal and professional life, you will undoubtedly be presented with new challenges and opportunities. You may not know how to best approach a challenge or opportunity, this is where life coaching can help, a life coach can help you overcome challenges and approach an opportunity in a way that will maximise your chance of success.

  1. Take your life in a new direction and regain a sense of purpose

Taking your life in a new direction, perhaps by re-launching your career in a new sector or starting a business is a significant step for any individual to make. Naturally, as there is so much at stake you will probably want some professional guidance to steer your efforts. A life coach will be able to help you devise a life plan; this will empower you to align your goals with your passions to create a fulfilling and balanced life.

  1. Gain New Skills And Knowledge

Acquiring new skills and knowledge can be problematic without clear guidance. By hiring a life coach you will be able to benefit from their decades of experience and all the lessons that they have learned throughout their career. This should help you avoid the common pitfalls of skill and knowledge acquisition and accelerate the rate at which you can grow personally and professionally.

  1. Accelerate your progress

Achieving your goals and objectives within a shorter timeframe is a common priority within a personal and business context. Life coaching can help you to increase your productivity by creating purpose and balance in your life. You can also benefit from a life coach’s help in creating a step-by-step plan as well as their feedback and guidance throughout the execution of the plan. By accelerating your progress, you will be able to see a clear return on your life coaching investment.

  1. Re-establish a work/life balance

Losing your work/life balance is a very common problem for busy professionals; they often find that their work encroaches on their personal life. Coaching can be a significant help when you are trying to restore this balance once it has been lost. By aligning your goals with your life passions, it is possible to restore a workable balance. This will allow you to make professional progress while maintaining an active and healthy personal life. 

Are you ready to achieve real results?

Book your FREE 30-minute coaching session with Lesley Strachan today.

About Lesley Strachan – The Jack Canfield Certified Global Life Coach

Lesley Strachan - Jack Canfield Certified Life Coach

Lesley Strachan is a Jack Canfield certified global life coach. She has coached and trained individuals and businesses across Europe, The USA and Australia. She holds an MBA, a postgraduate certificate in research methods and a Diploma in Management. Lesley is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.