About personalpower4me

Hi, I am David, accredited Life Coach through the Life Coaching Institute of Aust. (LCIA). Briefly, I live on the southern fringe of Australia's Gold Coast,about 1 hour's drive south of Brisbane. I am married with 2 adult daughters. I have 30 years career experience in Banking & Real estate, over 50 years experience in life's great University and enjoy: keeping fit, most sports, interesting people and life itself.

13 Real Questions You must ask if you want Personal Growth Success

Self Discovery and Personal Growth is an age long process.

You can always learn, or seek to learn, more about yourself. And of course, learn more about the environment in which you choose to live.

That being, the physical space/s and the people with whom you meet and how you adapt, learn from and be friend each.

The journey, [I dislike that word] adventure is better, of life includes your personal transformation from day one ….. to day “good bye”.

Your initial thoughts when you move toward and into adulthood may include, among other things, “what does life have to offer me?” Or “what do I have to offer to life?”Self Discovery Questions

The first question probably stops there and has no immediate follow up, because there are no immediate answers. You just have to move through life and see what happens … and then you will have your answer/s.

The second question [ far better in my opinion], has no immediate answers either however the thrust of this question will lead you to further questions and many answers, at each stage of your personal self discovery and growth adventure.

The more value questions that you ask will enable better answers. Better answers will help equip you with better tools to aid your personal growth.

I know that I’m taking you back in time so to speak, with the “moving toward/into adulthood thing”, however it is only for the intent to frame or put into context, the entirety of this post.

Because, you can ask yourself the above two questions at any stage of your life, perhaps now even?

Therefore, regardless of your current age, or stage of personal growth, all of the following questions will have varying degrees of relevance to You.

Please note that your personal growth is honed and developed over a long period of time. However your growth is slowed or stunted if you don’t continually take some sort of action.

Therefore, with some of these questions, I am getting you to think some years ahead. There’s no quick fix.

You need to be taking actions today to help you be the person you want to be in say, 10 years time and beyond.

These 13 Questions, can help start you to set the theme for your life OR change the current theme of your life:

The initial 6 pack:

  • How do I want to see myself develop as a person over the next 10 years
  • What’s vitally important to me Now, [to get me started or to keep me going]
  • What support will I need … physically, spiritually, financially, mentor wise
  • What are my passions. Do I have any, how do I find them
  • Am I prepared to do any worthwhile action to achieve my best Life
  • What am I prepared to forego to achieve the life that I want

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The 7 follow up’s:

  • Will my current ‘choices’ get me to where I want to be in 3, 5 or 10 years time
  • Am I aware of any limiting beliefs that will stand in my way
  • Do I make excuses
  • Do I consider myself a Victim of circumstance or do I take personal responsibility for my Life
  • What is my source of Inspiration … do I have one (or many)
  • What three (3) important achievements do I want to define my next 12 months
  • Do I commit to taking the necessary, ongoing actions to achieve what I really want

You won’t be able to or indeed want to, answer all of these right from the start. I suggest that you concentrate initially, on the opening six [6]. They will guide you. They will also determine whether you are actually prepared to make any changes, to get you where you want to be in life.

If you can’t get past the first six [6] then the remainder will be of little use.

The intent here is to lay all the cards on the table and to use these questions as a resource to reinvigorate your life’s theme. It may even be a completely fresh start for you.

Some of these questions may seem confronting. If they are, then I’ve done my job.

If you have been used to going with the flow and you have now found that the stream has dried up, then this will be a fresh start. And if you are going to make a fresh start then begin with questions that will launch your new adventure with a solid platform.

I hope this has given you something to think upon. If you would like to delve deeper, then please feel free to contact me anytime.

Please share on your preferred Social Media networks.

My favourite is Google Plus. You can find me on Google+ here

image credit: Thomas Hanna| BlogPhoto.tv

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au 

Do You have an Excuse for not getting your Sh*t done today?

Hi again.

Let me tell you right from the get go that I feel so strongly about people using ExcusesThey trap you, hold you back and hold you down.

And they are completely unnecessary from a personal growth standpoint. That’s my opinion, upfront.

I’ve written about excuses before and am again motivated to delve once more into this murky world.

There are excuses that you use to simply avoid something completely or to just put things off.Excuses

Fair enough. I’ve done that. However, generally I’ve found that it’s far better to face it before you regret it [later].

Some situations are better handled later when you are in a better position to do so. For example when you have let go of your anger. And when you have gathered more information on “that situation”.

However other situations only get worse, the longer that you delay facing and dealing with them.

Deep down, You know what you really have to do in these situations.

There are “other excuses” that are given without you realising it. This is when your sublimimal conditioning has blocked your awareness [to opportunity]. Your mind is automatically saying “No” to many of the opportunities that present themselves to you.

And these are the most concerning.

The “voices” in your head are confirming that “you’re not good enough for that.”

“That’s too hard”. “You don’t have the skills for that”. ”That’s way out of your league”.

This all builds to an “avoidance culture”. You are limiting your growth, your potential success and your relationship with self.

When you find yourself saying “No” often, or avoiding the “issue” often, start questioning yourself, “Why?”

Is their evidence to support you holding yourself back? At the end of the day, a lot of your “avoidance” may be only imaginary.

Avoiding situations and people with [lame/poor, or even unwitting] excuses will dilute your personal power. It will also narrow your choices when you are again faced with this situation. It will stagnate your personal growth.

I hope this has given you something to think upon.

Please share on your preferred Social Media networks.

My favourite is Google Plus. You can find me on Google+ here

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au 

 

Pass the Juice, I need a top up

Hi there fellow Life Lover.

No, this isn’t another post on Goals. 

You see,Goals can just be goals or Goals can be something that excites you.

But more of that later.

You’re heading toward 45.Your Goals at 45

And You have dreams that you want to come true. Firstly, you know that you will need to strengthen your resolve to pursue those dreams by setting some goals.

But you aren’t talking about “just goals”. This time,You need some real structure and punch, to elevate your game to a higher level.

When you’ve navigated your way to 45 and you have even Bigger plans for the rest of your life, your goals need to be Big as well.

Outlandish, outrageous Goals? Not necessarily … but they will need to be bold in their structure and purposeful in their intent.

I’ve already mentioned “Purpose”. Add to that a liberal sprinkling of excitement and “out of the comfort zone daring” and then your mix has come alive.

You are in the prime of your life. By setting these purposeful goals you will be taking great steps to ensure that you springboard into and through the next 10 years.

This is a period in your life where you should be looking to stretch your thoughts and your imagination. Imagine Bigger, imagine Better. Get your juices flowing.Goals @45

Yes, I know you think that only others have the Big Dreams and get the Big rewards.

You can as well. You are only limited by your thinking.

Now is the time for Bigger thinking. Broader thinking. Creative thinking.

And You can do this.

Time gets away. You and I both know that. I can’t stress enough, the need for You to maximise this time so that your years beyond 55 are just as rewarding as the next 10 years can be … and with effort are likely to be even better.

Starting Today, begin mapping your thoughts on how you want this year to finish and next year to evolve.

Build on that by expanding your horizons and take a snapshot of where you would like yourself to be in 3, 5,10 years from now. Financially wise, personal growth wise, family wise and perhaps spiritually wise.

Write it down. It doesn’t have to be perfect right now. Just let out your thoughts. You can make more detailed sense of them later [not too much later, though].

But very importantly, build your framework through Your goals, your support crew and your dreams.

Believe in yourself to make this happen! and get the support to help you build on this Belief. Start taking action Today!

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au 

5 Inspiring Goals that are not on Your List

Who Likes to be Inspired?

I know that I do.

You’ve no doubt heard of inspirational Goals. How many have You set for yourself, I wonder?

And what would You consider to be Inspirational?

There are many things inspirational in this world, however today, I have isolated just that are very much likely, not on Your list, but should be.Personal Power blog post Inspiring goals

Please make a priority of these:

1. Have a Goal to be Creative because … the world needs You and You need yourself. Creativity is the essence of who you are and/or who You can become. Creativity is anything that gets your mind percolating and produces positive action as a flow on.

When it does, you are not simply “following orders”, you are creating “orders”. Whether that be for your product or your service.

2. Have a Goal to stretch your Imagination like … “what if … I could do that?” Engaging your imagination gets you out of the “mainstream” and into the “jet stream”. You begin to fly with the Big people. It may be simple or it may blow your mind. Either way Imagining beyond your current space is Big.

3. Have a Goal to share yourself with someone, every day … add value to those around you. Sharing is worthy, it is feel good and it is necessary. Lift someone up, when they’re down. Support and encourage someone who is beginning to make it.

4. Have a Goal to “toast” the sunrise … and sunset … A day that you have is a blessing.  Live your day, celebrate your success and most importantly, welcome new challenges. Be grateful that You do have a start to a brand new day and celebrate the fact that you have lived through another … challenges and all. For that alone is a huge success and lesson.

5. Have a Goal to embrace Nature and Wildlife … You are part of this after all. Treat your natural environment with Respect. Add value to your environment and in turn, gain Value from it.

The plants, the ocean, the rivers, the atmosphere and the wildlife All deserve your closest attention.

Well, fellow Life Lover, what can You do with these 5 Inspirational Goals?

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

What is the important factor that is missing from your Life?

Knowing that You want more in your life yet not knowing where or how to start is frustrating.

There are two [2] key steps that you need to action in order to begin the structure of achieving more in your life.

Right from the get go, You need to know … what is it that is important to You?

You will, like I have on numerous occasions in the past, spent time on things that are unimportant.Blog Post Personal Power Blog

Though we both thought that they were important at the time, very important. However, over time you came to realise that “urgent” doesn’t necessarily mean important,or that You do have other choices.

The follow up to all this? …..

You can read the full story at my website here: http://www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/goals-direction/how-i-can-begin-to-change-my-life-for-the-better

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au 

Do I have to be motivated to enjoy my Life?

Hi.

“What get’s You up in the morning?” is an age old and often used question/metaphor to determine your attitude to your life and to your determination [or otherwise] to be successful.

I see it as a self motivating metaphor. To be motivated, you need to have a certain level of self motivation to begin with. This then allows you to be receptive to external motivating people/factors.

I can’t motivate someone who lacks any semblance of “in house” motivation. No one can.

So how does this play out for You?

Do you drift along at the mercy of whatever happens to you? OR Do you seek to be active in life?

And by “active” I mean thinking, doing and being aware of what life holds/can hold for You. And being motivated by that. What I’m really saying is this … Do You embrace and enjoy your life as it is Now? Are You motivated to enjoy and explore life?

You live this life once only. There are no replays. “Yes” is a word that you need to have in mind always.Canva Design Motivation blog post

Opportunities come & go. Are You at the ready when they present themselves to you? Therefore …..

Are you ready to say ‘Yes”?

Or, don’t you see the opportunities? or is “No” a too common part of your vocabulary? Saying “No” too often leads to permanent road blocks. Permanent barriers to your personal growth.

Motivation moves you toward the edge. Moving toward the perimeters is where the real action commences. This is where the living is at it’s most exciting. The middle is safe, too safe, too restrictive if you want to fully experience life.

Are you a middle ground type of person or do you like to see what else is out there? You know … experiences, learning, exhilaration.

Fresh opportunities are out there. Inspirational happenings and people, are out there.

Your fully charged life is waiting for you, out there.

So, to answer the question posed by the title of this post, I need to ask you another question.

If you are not enjoying life, are you prepared [or motivated even], to change your behaviour and make fresh choices?

“Change” is motivation. Change within yourself doesn’t just happen. There has to be some motivation to do so. “Choice” is available to all of us however, making the choices that are necessary, require your motivation to do so.

Motivation helps fuel your actions. Motivation helps fuel your life. It’s not the only factor that fuels your life, however, it is a powerful ingredient.

Motivation is not just a minute by minute or day by day thing. If your life matters to You then motivation must be an ongoing process. This then becomes an Attitude. An attitude of positivity and motivation.

Standing up, standing out and shining requires motivation.

Simply standing up and choosing to live your best life, whether you decide to stand out … or move quietly and positively at your own pace, also requires motivation.

It doesn’t just happen. Choose to motivate yourself. It’s one of the best [if not the best] choices that You will ever make.

You need to “happen” to life, not let life happen to You.

Thanks for reading, please share on your favourite Social Media channels.

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Motivator. Listener. Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au 

Say “Yes” more often

Hello fellow Life Lover,

It’s SO easy to shake your head.

“No” that won’t work. “No” I’m not going to do that. “No” I’m, not that lucky. “No” it’s just too hard.

“No” is a roadblock.

Say “YES” more often.

You

Encourage

Success

Say Yes to opportunity. Say Yes to taking another step forward. Say Yes to thinking more positively. Say Yes to self belief. Say Yes to adding 1% effort to everything that you do.Canva Design Yes

It all adds up … to Your success.

What say You?

Be good to yourself

David

Mid Life Guide. Listener. Coach. Motivator.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

Please join me for coffee, fresh writings, fresh thoughts and ideas at :

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au/blog

and visit my website for inspiration, motivation, creativity & purpose:

                 www.davidstevenslifecoach.com.au