Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

Don't Worry - Be Happy! Do you worry, over-analyse or over-think things?  If yes, then when? Bedtime? Morning? At work? At home? Maybe all the time? Remember the song ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin? One line in the lyrics say, ‘in every life we have some trouble’, and I believe this is true for all of us, don’t you? Do you feel that sometimes ‘troubles or problems’ seem to arrive on our doorstep in many forms, personally and professionally, throwing us ‘off kilter’ and sending us reeling off course into a dizzy turmoil of endless worry and hopeless despair? The trouble is, when this happens we forget where we were headed, what tasks we had for the day, or goals for the week or month, instead focusing on the ‘problem’ that has arisen taking over our thinking, our focus, our direction. When this happens to me, and I’m

What do you answer when asked?

what do you answer when asked?
One of the most common questions in a job interview is ‘What motivates you?’ Whilst some of us may have our ‘go to’ answer for this to ‘please’ the prospective employer, what we aren’t addressing is answering the question for real – for US! Wikipedia says – “Motivation is a theoretical construct used to explain behaviour. It gives the reasons for people's actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one's direction to behaviour, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behaviour and vice versa”. Now if you are like me, I read this and think – how can I translate this into something I can usefully integrate into my daily working life. Some of us are lucky enough to be in a job we love, or perhaps we run a business providing a service we are passionate about. In these instances, one could argue

I can see clearly now! Can YOU?

I can see clearly now
“I can see clearly now the rain is gone I can see all obstacles in my way” Johnny Nash Like the idiom ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’, sometimes we just can’t see things clearly because we are guilty of often over-analysing. Why? Because we are too closely involved. What do we do? Carry on doing the same! Groundhog Day! Is this you? Taking on too much Not feeling in control Expecting too much of yourself Putting too much pressure on yourself “Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly” Torin Rush Sometimes when you feel ‘stuck’ you just need to be able to go through things with someone who can get you ‘unstuck’, helping you decide to make a change in your life, work or business. This is where working with a business coach / mentor or life / personal coach can help. It is helpful

Just Go Do It!

Just Do it!
You might say this is easier said than done! After all we are our own worst enemies aren’t we? SO, how can we keep motivated and focus on the positive rather than the negative? I think we’ve all heard the saying, to be successful surround yourself with successful people. It figures that to be or keep motivated be around motivated people – believe it or not – it does rub off! So what can you do about it? Start with you! Do you like what you are doing? Are you doing what you want to do? Six Great TIPS to get you started: Take small steps everyday looking forward NOT backwards Think positively - Develop your own personal positive affirmation and put it where you can see it – and say it! Don’t over analyse or overthink things Focus on the positive not the negative – focus on what you