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Letter to a Future You23 February 2018 – Letter to a Future You.

This week I listened to an interesting program on Radio4 Extra called “Letters to Myself”. It’s still available on the BBC iPlayer for another 28 days.

When we reminisce, it’s not unusual to think “If only I had known then, what I know now.” “If only I could have spoken to that younger me.”

With the knowledge maturity has brought us, perhaps we could have avoided a few of life’s bumps, or dealt with them better, but we had to experience those bumps to gain the knowledge. It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation.

How about if your younger-you could send you a message now?

What might the younger-you say to you?

Might you remind yourself of all the hopes and dreams you had, or send a message of encouragement and support?

Give it a try, because from a future perspective, you are now a younger-you.

There’s a website specifically designed to enable you to email letters to yourself in the future: https://www.futureme.org. It’s free, although you can make a small donation to support this service if you wish.  There are some fascinating public letters there, available for anyone to read.  You can chose to keep your letter private if you don’t want anyone else to read it.

Your letter will be delivered by email on a specific future date, or to be delivered in a year, 3 years, 5 years, or whenever.  You can choose.

It’s an interesting exercise. What message would you like to send to you, and when?

Keep your message simple, positive and kind.  As scary as it is to contemplate, in the future you may not have the cognitive ability that you do now, and your circumstances may have radically changed.

And you can schedule as many messages as you like. You might get into the habit of writing to your future-you.

It could be fascinating, couldn’t it, to stay in touch.

Contact me if you would like assistance with planning for retirement or a career change.

Flexible Five Minute Rule16 February 2018 – Use this Exquisitely Flexible 5-Minute Rule .

It’s easy and very effective.

If you adopt the Flexible 5-Minute Rule habit, you can change your life.

How Does It Work?

For example, for a decluttering project:

1. Grab a notepad and pen, or fire-up the notes page on your device if you’ve gone digital;

2. Compile a list of all the niggly little decluttering jobs that need to be done inside your home, e.g. clearing out the kitchen drawer, getting rid of old keys, putting all your copper coins into one receptacle, sorting DVDs/clothes/handbags/etc. to sell or keep, etc. etc.;

3. Every time you have a spare 5 minutes, do one of the jobs or start to do it

It’s perfect for when you’re waiting for someone to return a call, waiting for dinner to cook, or if you need a break away from the computer.

These are also little tasks that you can easily involve the kids/grandkids in too. It keeps them occupied and get stuff done at the same time.

There are lots of other areas where you can utilise this Flexible 5-Minute Rule in your life. (That’s why I call it Exquisitely Flexible.)

Can you think what those other areas are?

Note them down and put them into action as soon as you like.

All those 5-Minute bursts of focus soon add up to you achieving what you didn’t think you had time to do. Yay!

Contact me if you would like one-to-one assistance with retirement -planning, achieving goals, and making changes.

29 January 2018 – It’s Now.

Activity Compass & Six Weeks to SUCCESS!One of my friends posted recently that she has lost 14lbs after starting a 8-week blood sugar diet at the beginning of January. That’s pretty awesome. (All hail the fabulous Jo Whittington of Lothian Change Management!)

As we reach the end of January, how are your doing with your New Year’s resolutions or goals?

This is the time when, if you have not already made good progress, you may be tempted to give up, or perhaps you already have.

There are always excuses we can give ourselves for letting goals slip. “There are too many other things going on.” “It needed more time than I could spare.” “I had to help other people in my life, and I couldn’t focus on my needs.”

Be in no doubt, these are all excuses.

If you have chosen as goal because of peer pressure, e.g. to lose weight, to become a jogger, or whatever someone else tells you that you “should be/do/have”, then shelving the idea will feel like a relief.

However, if you have spent real time and effort in choosing a goal because it will give you an attribute which you genuinely want, you will not let anything or anyone distract you from your purpose. Choosing the right goal for you is the key to success.

In my e-book “Six Weeks to SUCCESS!” I explain how to choose a goal, before taking you through a day-by-day journey to your own success. It’s available for less than the price of a cup of coffee from Amazon, or free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

However, if you are determined to avoid my marketing trap to entice you to purchase my book, you can download a free copy of my “Activity Compass” guide from the Free Resources page of my 3RO website. My “Activity Compass” will take you through a process to identify all of your options and enable you to choose which area to focus on first. Hopefully, you might then feel inspired to purchase my book.  🙂

Goal-setting isn’t just for the beginning of a year. Sometimes it’s good to get all those start-of-year chores of the way, and then you can focus on you.

So now seems like an ideal time to make a start.

That’s right. Isn’t it.

So, go. Do!

Contact me if you would like one-to-one assistance with your goals, or with making, or embracing, changes. See www.3ro.co.uk for full details of the services available.

10 January 2018 – The benefits of engaging a professional.

Benefits of engaging a professionalJust before Christmas I met a lovely lady. We chatted for a while, and after I told her that I was a life-coach, I offered her my business card. She replied “No thanks. No offence, but I’ll never use a life-coach.”

I wasn’t offended.  I was partly impressed, and partly concerned.

If you’re a fan of Channel 4’s Grand Designs program, you will know that when a couple say that they are going to save money by not employing a professional Project Manager, there is usually trouble ahead.  Of course, watching the trials and tribulations of the amateur home-builders is great entertainment, but it seems highly stressful at times for many of the show’s stars.

For any project, a professional manager brings experience, objectivity and fresh perspective.

The same advantages come from engaging a life-coach when you wish to make a significant life change. Often, we are too close to our own issues to be able to see the entire situation clearly.  As your life-coach, I will enable you to explore ALL your options and then plan a path to get you where you want to be, and also provide support and encouragement along the way.

Many people do build houses without project managers, and many people make major life changes without the aid of a life coach. But in both cases the process can be so much more fun and less stressful with the assistance of a professional.

Just saying………..I’m here.  🙂

Contact me to discuss how I can specifically help you. 

And check out my book from Amazon “Six Weeks to SUCCESS!”.  It costs less than the price of a cup of coffee and it’s a great way to start the year!