Mastery

Mastery

Image my own.

Tears pricked my eyes as I climbed the hill. 

At nothing in particular and at everything in that moment. 

It was my early morning walk and I was reflecting on the events of the preceding days. What one of my clients was facing. Using my intuition. How I was communicating. Being a coach means that when something comes up in your client’s life, you know damn well there is something in there for you as well. 

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Who is looking after your dream?

Who is looking after your dream?

Image by Marta Pawlik. Used under a creative commons zero license. 

There is a horrible, inevitable ‘feeling’ you have when you keep grinding away at a job that you hate.

A ‘Will I ever get out of this?’ feeling. Of course, there is a possibility of redundancy. But if we ‘wait’ for something to change, we then realise…it’s only ourselves that is stopping us from moving forward. 

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I still don't look like Cameron Diaz (on crazy fears holding us back)

I still don't look like Cameron Diaz (on crazy fears holding us back)

Image by Milada Vigerova. Used under a creative commons zero licence. 

It can be such small things that hold us back. 

In my case, it was a haircut. It was REALLY getting me down that I was overdue. But I was putting it off because I was scared I was going to come out looking like a poodle. Or at least look a bit weird. 

After talking with my coachI realised that this needed to be a priority. Go get your hair cut, Claire. TODAY

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Punch fear in the face

Punch fear in the face

I didn't get it for ages that my procrastination, dithering, putting things off, taking the 'easy' route was because I was afraid to commit. When you commit, the stakes get higher, the fear doesn't go away. And in the words of Susan Jeffers, you've got to feel the fear and do it anyway!

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