What do you do when fear hits you?

When fear hits you remember the words of Marianne Williamson.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,” Williamson writes in A Return to Love.

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”

What are you waiting for?

 

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

100% responsibility – nothing less will do.

I want to tell you a story that changed by life in a big way. The story relates directly to the first principle of success called “Take 100% responsibility for your life”.

So, here’s the thing during my 40’s  I got divorced and had to go back to work full-time to keep us in a house and fed. My son Alex was 4 at the time.

It seemed each time I got a job I was made redundant from it pretty quickly.

I felt bewildered, sad, and confused and I remember crying a lot thinking “Why is this happening to me?” I’m highly qualified, do a great job but still I get made redundant. I don’t understand.

The problem I had to overcome was that being made redundant wasn’t about me as a person.

I was just a payroll number. My fears revolved around whether I was good enough in the role yet I knew I was good at my job.

I got in my own way because I didn’t see the signs that I didn’t fit into an employee role. I got defensive when being re-interviewed for other roles which didn’t fit my resume which led to feelings of resentment.

The risk was that I would be left without any money to pay my bills and look after my son. So I kept trying and trying at various different jobs.

I nearly gave up and thought that Government handouts might be the final nail in the coffin.

The moral of my story is that it doesn’t matter how good you are, when employers don’t want you, they don’t want you.

Then it dawned upon me that perhaps I’m not great at being an employee or having other people being in control of my life.

The lightbulb moment for me was when a colleague once told me “It is what is it and we are where we are”. You have to move on Lesley. She then added “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

It then dawned on me that perhaps there was something better further down the line, but I didn’t see the message at the time.

So, I went back to owning my own business again.

Now I decide what I want to do and when to hire in people to fill skills shortages when needed.

I am thankful, glad, and lucky that I am back in control of my life fulfilling my passion to help other people find their way in life.

Would I recommend self-employment. Yes, for me it works and works well. I control my week, my workload, and my time off, it’s amazing. I’m my own boss and I love it.

The interesting thing for me is that people hunt me down for work and recommend me for work, so I feel excited when I get up in the morning wondering what’s coming my way next.

So, the purpose of this story was to show you how I took 100% responsibility for my life and that you can too.

With love Lesley

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 time to look forward

Join me for the time of your life!

It’s time to look forward.

If you’re like most people, you may feel like you’ve been in a “holding pattern” for the past few months, with no clear vision for the future. After all, it’s hard to focus on the future when you’re not even sure what the world is going to look like a week from now!

But here’s a little secret for you – You create your future. It’s not something that “just happens” to you… It’s a reality you design with your own thoughts and actions.

So now that 2020 is over, I encourage you pull your focus away from the endless news cycle and turn your attention toward the thing that matters most: your own life and future.

Now is the time to get clear on what you want your life to look like in the months to come.

It’s time to create a fresh vision for your life and start taking the steps you need to take to make that vision a reality.

Because when you spend all your time obsessing about the news and worrying about things you can’t change, you distract yourself from the things you CAN change – and the positive outcomes you can create in your own life and the world around you.

So, this week I encourage you to take some time to focus on yourself and what YOU really want to experience in your life.

It’s the first (and most important) step to making your dreams come true! Join me for my live training sessions starting soon. I want to see you there and work alongside you.

Find out more 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.