Days Out: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty Five

The Waterway Maida vale

On Wednesday I took a day out of the office for some continuing personal development with some of my clients. It was a boiling hot day and far too hot to be sitting in a stuffy venue. Fortunately by some stroke of luck the workshop was only two hours either side of lunch so afterwards I was able to repair to the canal as it runs through Maida Vale in London, and site beside the water with four beloved clients, eventually staying to have supper with two of them. An abundance of great experiences unfolded during the day. I love […]

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The SXM Coach: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty Four

Marigot Harbour

Yesterday I took a day out of the office, a day to learn how to be a better coach and to grab some inspiration for how I might (if I wanted) re-shape my coaching business. I went with an abundance of clients from my Club 100, all coaches, to see Rich Litvin present a Deep Coaching Masterclass for Alternatives. Just before Christmas one of my new clients said she wanted to build her new coaching business according to the principles Rich taught in the book he co-wrote with Steve Chandler called The Prosperous Coach, the same book which made me […]

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Sunshine: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty Three

Sky at Sunset

We are in the middle of an extended hot spell in the UK which is making our summer of 2014. It is fabulous, plenty of sunshine (and thunderstorms too) and no sign of it ending for at least ten days yet. Yee ha! It makes such a difference to our happiness quotient. The baristas in my local coffee shop tell me that we turn into a nation of completely different people, we become sunnier.  No shit, Sherlock. On Monday I had friends over for lunch in the garden and although we were threatened at least three times by rain, we […]

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Sayings: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty Two

Bruce

I’m not quite Bruce Forsyth, thank goodness, but I am beginning to collect about me an abundance of sayings denoting truisms, themes which come up over and over in my coaching and mentoring with clients. When It’s Right It’s Easy When it’s right, it’s easy. We’ve firmly established this in my woo woo group. Over and over again we find ourselves exclaiming how easy it is when something goes right for us, when something we want just drops into our laps. But why do we lose faith in that concept in between? Why do we find it so difficult to […]

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Cats: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Twenty One

Mitsy_2

When I was sixteen, my mother came home from the hairdresser with a shoebox for me, a shoebox that wriggled. And inside was Charlotte a.k.a. Lottie. She wasn’t my first cat but she was the first to be mine and mine alone. Lottie was white and ginger and I hardly remember her at all and no wonder. I only lived at home for another three years until she became theirs. They didn’t mind. My Mum had grown up on a farm and loved animals, and my Dad had wanted to be a vet until the war intervened. He had a […]

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Music: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Eighteen

Music

Music is one of the first things I remember liking which liked me back. Both my parents were English, but half of my grandparents were Welsh. Do you think that explains the natural aptitude? Singing was my thing, despite having certificates which denote more than competence in both piano and clarinet. I had lessons in all three at school, won prizes in local and national music competitions, sang in the choir and played in the orchestra. Music was the joy in my childhood, alongside English literature and sunshine. Making music with others is perhaps the best fun of all, piano […]

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Good Fortune; 31 Days of Abundance, Day Seventeen

Shells

I enjoy an abundance of good fortune for which I am eternally grateful. This does not mean that into this life a little rain has not fallen. There have been frequent and enormous periods when it’s been very soggy indeed round here, and there have been some devastating droughts also. But right now it feels like my life is opening up again and that I am stpping into one of those expansive phases. And that feels fortunate in a way I want to acknowledge out loud. I suspect this has much to do with the sunny weather. I am also […]

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