How do you have the self confidence to change career?


As you know if you read this blog regularly, I held an amazing workshop recently called The Mind Map (see here for details).

The workshop was geared to helping people make a change in their life, maybe something they'd been considering for some time.  Well, during the workshop I asked the question 'is anyone here focussed on changing their career?'.

It was no surprise to me that more than half the room raised their hands at this question.  It's no surprise to me because most of the clients I work with want to focus on this.  Essentially most of us want to feel like we are getting up every day to do something we really love, instead of going through the motions.

The interesting thing was, that as we started to dig on the topic and began to look at the things people thought were holding them back, the issue of self-confidence came up again and again.

There are so many reasons why we often feel like we lack the confidence to make a shift like this, and that's exactly what I'm addressing in today's video.

Today I look at why we often feel this way, but more importantly I offer 2 strategic things you can do to start to overcome the feeling.

So without further ado...

What do you think?

If you feel you lack confidence in this area what small steps can you make to start being in action today?

I'd love for you to tell me in the comments below....I think it would be really helpful as others may also get ideas from from the things you share as well.

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Hope you have a great week!

5 things you can do to leave a job you hate!...


Do you love your work?

Is it something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life, or did you 'fall into it', or end up there?

We spend over 90,000 hours of our life at work, so if you're doing something you don't love, notice I didn't say like, then that's a long time to be unhappy.

I meet people every who don't love what they're doing for a living and they're ready to shake things up. Move on.  Move forward and stop compromising on happy.

The thing about shifting career, especially when you're older or have spent years qualifying and perfecting your skills in one area, is that often it's difficult to know what to do or where to start.  Moving on to a new career can seem daunting and overwhelming.

Well, fortunately if you relate to this, you're in the right place!  You see I've helped literally hundreds of people move out of a job they hate, into something that actually has them happy to get up in the morning.  This can look like a new career, role change or even working for yourself.

How you start this process is with 5 easy steps, that are both practical and easily do-able for anyone in this situation, and that's exactly what I'm sharing in today's video.

So, without further ado, just click on the video below to be taken through to this short video about your first 5 steps to making a change in your career.

I'd get a notebook and pen at the ready too.  You'll need it!

So, will you be starting this today?

I'd love to hear from you if you think you're going to start your own journey towards a career that you truly love.

Also, if you'd like some support on this journey, then please fill out the comment below, to be the first to find out about our new free closed Facebook group, for anyone who would like support in doing this.

I look forward to helping you and to seeing you next week!

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How to instantly boost your mood...3 simple things you can do today!


Do you ever feel like even though everything seems to be ticking along fine, you just feel low in your mood?

You feel a bit down, like there's a little cloud following you around and casting a shadow over how you're feeling?

Maybe you feel like this a lot, maybe you feel like this sometimes, maybe you feel like this around 3pm every day when you get that afternoon slump and you're craving a coffee to give you the boost to get you through the rest of the day (like me!).

There are obviously lots of things that impact how we feel.  You need to feel like you're doing meaningful work, you need to feel healthy and eat the right foods, be happy in your relationships, get good sleep etc. etc...I'm sure you can think of things straight away that you know impact how you feel.  Today though is more for those of you that are doing many of these things, are generally happy, but like I described at the start of the piece, sometimes you just can't shake the down feeling.

So, today I'm sharing with you a few things that you can do that involve being in 'motion' other words moving your body.

There is a lot of good research and science that links movement, so exercise and other modalities that show irrefutably that exercise and moving are directly correlated with a positive mood, as well as having other associated health benefits including better functional capacity.  So I dig into this today...and I have to warn you, some silliness takes place.  But you probably guessed that!