Build a Life full of Action [not one full of Excuses]

I don’t want to see You with a Life full of excuses.

Life is an adventure of up’s and downs .. and in’s and outs.

That’s the way that it is.

You take some knocks .. and you also receive many terrific memories.

Many of you would have received your fair share of “knocks”. Some of you, probably more than your fair share. Life can be tough.

This can result in some, withdrawing from the life that is still full of possibility and opportunity. These people will excuse themselves from life bemoaning the fact that it is too tough and why should they take any further risks because “it’s just not meant to be, for me”.

The problem with this is, that taking just one more step, one more “risk” could see a breakthrough. And they are denying themselves that opportunity.#DavidLifeCoach (6)

You are no doubt aware of the many stories of successful people over the generations who faced and received numerous failures, but just kept going.

You see, they believed. They believed in themselves and the ideal that they were pursuing at that time.

They were prepared to keep on taking action and would not use Excuses [of failure] to hold them back.

I’ve taken a few knocks in my life. And I’ve made my fair share of poor decisions.

However, I am still taking the best possible action steps to keep improving my lot in life.

And You can too. Don’t just take my word for it though.

Pick yourself up [if you are feeling down], dust yourself off and take a step forward .. Today.

And take another one tomorrow.

Excuses just don’t cut it. Give yourself a chance by stepping up and stepping out with a fresh sense of self belief and action taking.

Let me know how You go with that.

If you need some support, get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.

 

Be good to Yourself

David

Life Coach. Motivator. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Seriously, How Serious are You about Life?

It’s SO easy to just go through the motions in Life.

You know, do very little.

Accept what You are Told.

Be led by others who tell You how you should think.

Do what “nice” people always do.

Speak Only when You are allowed.

Is this the way Your Life is unfolding?

Whatever happened to Curiosity?Have a Plan

Remember that You Are an individual. You have individual thought patterns.

You have your OWN life to lead.

You have the power to make your OWN choices & decisions.

You have your OWN voice.

Let it be heard when the time is right.

In the meantime, hone your own instincts. Create Your Own Life Plan.

Work Hard at it. Get Results.

Treat yourself & your life seriously [though remember to lighten up regularly] .. and Be Rewarded by that.

Where do You want your Life to be in a year from Now?

Perhaps .. start planning Today would be a terrific idea.

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Not just Any Goal

Goals can just be goals or Goals can be more than that.

They can be something that excite you.

But more of that later.

Life is getting away. You know that it’s too short.

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.Goals that excite You

When you’ve navigated your way to 40 & beyond 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.

Add to “Purpose” 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 or so..

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.

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 50 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

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach. 

Making Your 40′s & 50′s Shine

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Stop Chasing Rainbows

Life IS Good.

There’s no doubt in my mind.

For sure many people get it tougher than others.

There are also many who make Life tough on themselves. Unnecessarily.

A lack of awareness of life’s gifts and beauty is a major reason for this.

Chasing an illusionary dream, quick fix or feeling is another.Stop chasing Rainbows (1)

Never happy with their current lot because life sucks is usually due to a lack of personal responsibility and/or accountability for who they really are or who they can be.

I hope this isn’t You.

You and I were born with the same Gift. Life.

It’s incredibly obvious, however Life & it’s gifts are seemingly given a scant regard by so many.

You only Live once. Do it.

There are no second chances.

Work at it. Yes, You do need to work.

And when you do work at it, the rewards are enormous.

You don’t need to chase rainbows.

You can Create Your Own Pot of Gold.

Be responsible for Your life. Be aware. Be excited. Be enthusiastic about Now & your future.

Love what You Do.

Do it often.

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Which Life Coach should You hire?

The term “Life Coach” has in my mind, become very generic.

Many people’s ideas about  life Coaches suggests he/she should be an authority on everything A – Z.

And that’s not so. If a Life Coach tells you  that they are an ”expert” and have a ”Plan” for everything coaching wise, then I suggest that You dig a little deeper.

If and when you have specific areas of your life that you want addressed with a view to improving, then look for someone who coaches within that specific area.

That being said, the first thing that You should look for is someone who is prepared to sit down and Listen to what You want.

Life Coaching is not one size fits all. Every one is different and has specific needs.

Your Coach needs to understand your needs and be prepared & able to work with that [assuming your needs are reasonable and as specific as you can possibly make them].#DavidLifeCoach

By the way, I’ve lost count of how many people have approached me for Coaching who “just want to be Happy”.

Now, that’s not unreasonable, however as far as specifics go, more work is needed.

There are Life Coaches/Mentors for everybody. It’s almost impossible to find an area of your life that is not covered by a “specific Coach”.

These Coach/Mentors should have expertise in those specific areas. Seek out the ones who Coach in your area of need.

Finally, make sure that You can communicate effectively with each other. You must be able to have rapport with each other to make the partnership work effectively.

And Yes, it is a partnership. You work off each other. You must have synergy.

The communication from your Coach must be encouraging, supportive, regular and meaningful.

They must also hold you to account to ensure that You make progress, not simply tread water. Your Coach must be honest with You and not afraid to tell you “how it really is”.

Best of luck with Your Coaching endeavours.

A great Coach Will add Value to your life.

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener. 

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Setting up your Life beyond 40

Often men & women entering their 40’s start to reflect on what has happened in their life to date.

You may have reflected upon the same.

Where has my life gone?

What am I going to do with the rest of My life?

May be two such questions that You will ask of yourself.

“Is there something else for Me?” is another common call from those who may be stuck with their current circumstances. It smacks of staleness and sameness. A change of direction could be on the cards then? Is this You?

The phenomena of mid-life crisis is felt by many & for varying reasons. The thought that half your Life has gone is scary. The thought that the next half of your Life is around the corner & you have no plans to live it, is even more scarier!Life beyond 40 Blog post

Goal setting may seem “ho-hum” to many, however without some definitive plan for your future, “the crisis & the rut” are likely to continue.

Before you even consider setting yourself some goals, you do need to be motivated to create something worthwhile for the balance of your life. Without the desired motivation, any goals that are set, will eventually fade into the ether.

The process doesn’t need to be hard or difficult, you just need to commence thinking along more positive lines. And You need to get started.

Changing your thoughts starts to change the dynamics of your life. That’s a pretty good place to commence, don’t you think?

Start to view things differently. A healthy change of perspective, if you will.

It doesn’t have to be the same as it always has!

It all starts with your thinking. And then the motivation to follow this through.

Motivation with supporting action steps will bind together with your changing perspective on your life.

You are heading in to the next phase of your life. Establishing goals for it may seem daunting, especially if you have had no previous exposure to Goal Setting or have resisted it in the past.

However, the effort is worth it! Getting started is the hardest part though once you have, ‘the flow’ will commence.

The goal setting process of itself, is not that difficult. It is your life and your goals are your goals, they are what’s important to you.

So map out what are the most important goals for you to achieve. That’s probably the easiest part.

Any difficulties will arise if you don’t commit to them fully. If you find it hard going, contact a reliable Life Coach to give you the necessary support & encouragement.

My main point for this post is to ensure that you set your “back half” up correctly.

Age 40 & beyond is a wonderful place to be.

Your views on Life are changing. Your goals in Life no doubt need changing [or at least reviewing] as well.

Ask yourself, “What is really important to ME?”:

Now, the next 5 -10 years.

Time will not wait for you. Clarifying the important aspects of your life will help you set Meaningful Goals for now & your future.

** This post was refreshed April 27 2015

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener. 

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

** Search #DavidLifeCoach to view many of my Social Media postings

 

Self Discovery & what it means for You

Around the age of 40, your perspective on Life will probably change.

For some [good] reason your thoughts turn to the 2nd half of your life and how you can continue/start to enjoy or improve your lot.

Questions will more than likely tug much harder at you. After all, you do want to discover what your future may hold, don’t you?

You want to ask the types of Questions that will get your mind percolating with fresh effervescent ideas.

Some Questions may cause you some angst.

Some Questions will probably make you sit up with surprise.Self Discovery Wp.com Blog post

Some Questions at the very least will make You take a good look at where you’re currently at & where you would like to be in the future.

Some of these Questions may look like this:

  • How do I really want to live the rest of my Life
  • What is vitally important to me Now
  • What will be important to me in 5/10  years
  • What, if any changes do I need to make to my current views on life
  • What support will I need if I decide to make [the necessary] changes
  • who will be affected [by my changes]
  • Are my Belief systems valid, up to date or need renewal
  • What are the top 3 personal Values that I want to live my Life by
  • How can I improve my health & fitness
  • am I really happy
  • Is my Love strong enough
  • what Life Goals do I need to set
  • do my skills need upgrading
  • what new skills do I wish to learn
  • what are my passions
  • what am I prepared to do to achieve my best Life
  • what am I prepared to let go of to achieve my life goals
  • How do I see myself, my self perception
  • what is my perception of the World. Do I fit in or do I want to.

Whatever questions you do end up asking of yourself, please follow through and achieve the answers that best suit you.

 

** This post was inspired by a previous post that I did on Self Discovery in April 2011

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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