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.

Imagination .. The Best of Revisited

Some years back, I wrote quite a few posts around the topic of “Imagination”. This particular post summarised four quotations/short stories on Imagination.

I thought it timely to revisit this and … Just Imagine for a while.

“I Love using my Imagination. A phrase that I enjoy sharing with regards to getting the best out of your imagination is ..  imagine when rather than imagining if”. 

This brings it into the realms of reality rather than just wishful thinking.

1. Imagine, when you wake up one morning and there is the noise of laughter and singing echoing outside. You peer out of your window ..

Your neighbourhood is absolutely full of people dancing & singing, dogs wagging their tails, cats purring and birds chirping. And of course, the sun is shining brightly. What a sight to behold!

You go outside to investigate the “fuss”. You ask a spritely looking elderly gentleman doing a jig, “what’s going on?” and he replies ..

“Damn if I know, I just started imagining a better place and found myself here”

you ask another and get the same reply and another, same reply and so on.

Just Imagine if the whole world started imagining like this ..The Best of Imagination WP Blog post

2. One of the beauties of Imagination is that there are no “rules” to abide by. There are no boundaries, limits, barriers, roadblocks, speed humps or obstacles .. or excuses.

Now in our “real world” that would likely be seen as unfair. You know, you gotta play by the “Rules”.

Does Imagination care about that?

No.

Don’t play fair when you can Imagine.

3. What’s the difference between Imagination and Procrastination?

Imagination will get you out of bed in the morning, excited to live another day, while ..

‘Procrastination’ will have you thinking ..”heck, my day can wait, where’s the snooze button?”

Imagination dwells inside each of us. Ever waiting to be released from it’s dormancy, often in a burst of mind numbing spontaneity.

Shed light on your imagination, often.

4. A major key to effect vivid imagining is to –  “Imagine when .. not imagine “if“

Imagining “when” something happens is embracing what I call, the “substance” of imagination. It is bringing your imagined [previously locked up, never to be released] thoughts into the open where they can blossom into your reality.

“To imagine just once, kindles the glow ..to imagine often, lights up the entire world.”

Well, there you have it.”

What can You imagine Today?

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of my Social Media postings

 

Will my current ‘choices’ get me to where I want to be in Life?

I have often read that Choice is the most powerful force in The Universe.

And I tend to agree with that.

Everything that You do [and not do] comes down to Choice.

Now that’s out of the way, how are Your Choices working for You?

Are You making the types of choices that will enrich your life? .. for example.Choices WP Blog post

The main reason that most dissengage from the power of their Choices is this ..

It’s very easy to go into ‘auto mode’ where one day merges into the next .. and the next .. and so on.

Before you know it a month has slipped by, then a year, then five.

And if you remain in ‘auto mode’ that entire time .. well. That’s 5 years of Your life, gone.

Auto mode is by default a choice. However it’s rarely one that You have made knowingly.

It’s simply a habit that you have grown into, like so many others.

I forgive You for that because I have done the same [in the past].

However, I won’t forgive you if You continue to ignore the Choices that You can make [instead of defaulting].

I say this a lot “Life is too short”, because it is. So to live your best life possible requires you to make appropriate choices, continually.

It’s hard, I know. All this “Choice pressure” on You.

However, making Choices that will keep you happy, healthy & world wise is important and it’s also serious.

Make a game of it if that helps. Add some Fun element. I mean, it is Your life that I am talking about here.

Choices need to be made. Best Choices.

And when You make them, the rewards will be worth it.

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of my Social Media postings

 

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

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of my Social Media postings.

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

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of my Social Media postings

 

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

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

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

** Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of My Social Media Postings

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

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