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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE NOW
30 April 2013
we get the wake-up call – to look ahead and imagine how our life
could be – it can be a shock. We snap to attention, reminding
ourselves life is not as good as it could be. We have got into a rut
and we are putting up with a life that does not feel inspired and
long hours it’s often easier to stay in survival mode. Many women
use the weekends as a way to try and revive themselves for the
working week ahead. Exhaustion from job stagnation is real. There is
no sense of fulfillment in both personal and professional life.
want to challenge you to start thinking now about how to change this
state of affairs: one step at a time.
it is important to understand that to reinvigorate your life you need
to connect with your inner femme fatale. Discover who she is. Where
she’s been. How you can bring her out. Get the fun back in your
on a journey that is going to bring out the best in you – reveal
past passions and achievements forgotten. To help you assemble this
creative vision I use my performing arts/business background to find
and revive the smart sassy woman in you.
you’re reading a chick lit novel and the heroine is you. This is
about having some fun.
now, I ask you to start to think of yourself as the “Director of
is your life”)
suggest that over the next couple of weeks you think about the parts
of your life that make you come alive. Once you connect with these
parts of yourself a sense of excitement becomes present. It’s like
you’ve opened up a door to a part of your home that has been locked
for many years. Enter this room and be amazed at the “treasures”
like to use the going through the door in CS Lewis’ fantasy novel:
“The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” metaphor to explain the
process. Just commit to starting and see what unfolds. No excuses,
and most importantly, no procrastination.
are in the process of setting the stage to create your life
production. This is the start of reinvigorating your career and
personal life. Getting back in touch with parts of your life that
have significance and meaning. With this knowledge you can create a
new vision and path towards personal and professional fulfillment.
that you’ve begun connecting with your inner femme fatale, enjoy
the revival of your personal life. Instead of surviving day-to-day,
you will feel invigorated; alive and less stressed in your personal
and professional life.
good tip to keep on track, and have inner support to continue on this
new path, is to schedule several “10-minute music naps” during
naps are similar to meditating. What happens when you take this nap
is your mind slows down. All you do is put on headphones and listen
to music that inspires – preferably, classical music. Experts have
found classical music/harmonious music releases the happy hormones in
our bodies. You can do this listening anywhere: in the office in
between meetings, in a taxi, plane, wherever. It’s a great reviver
and you will come out of these short sessions feeling relaxed,
grounded and more energised.
let’s “get the show on the road”. Let’s move towards
reinvigorating your life. What does that mean?
you ever thought how it would feel to have your name up in lights?
What would you be doing? Who would be in the audience?
a producer of “your life show” you need to create a vision. This
vision is about getting in touch with the “gold within”: your
inner-self, the part of you that you need to revive. I imagine over
the past years she has taken a back seat. We all have so much inner
wisdom and passion. Performing artists and elite athletes use this
powerhouse within them to create stand out performances. It is all
about how you “mine” the gold and treasures within.
important thing to note here is to value and listen to this part of
your self, because in fast paced careers this is the part that often
falls by the wayside.
about people who stand out in your life. They’re often relaxed with
fulfilling personal lives and family. The core to reinvigorating your
life is in your personal relationships. It does not come from your
status at work. The tip is to appreciate life – your life. Each
day, think of a couple of things for which you are grateful – and
which make you happy.
moving into this place you can now set the scene to create the new
show in your life. You are the director of this production. What is
it going to be?
my role as a global business coach (Director, Corporate Creative
Directions), I work with clients for a six-month period creating the
visions for reinvigorating their lives. I then follow through with
clients on an action plan, goals and time line to solve challenges.
Whether it is leveraging your skills for a new career, re-inspiring
your current career or creating work life balance, I support you in
your quest to make vision reality. Most importantly, the program is
about your accountability.
is your vision to be: a new career, product or life path? Don’t
procrastinate move into action now!