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.

Self Discovery for the over 40’s. The questions are just the start

I’ve said this before & I’ll say it again .. mid life is golden.

You have done the hard yards. You may wish to build upon your hard work in your existing area of Life and/or work or You may not.

After all, Choice is an amazing tool at Your disposal.

Would you now be asking yourself ”is this the way I want to continue to live the rest of my Life?

If Life is treating You well in every area, then please continue on. I’m proud of You.

However, if it is not ..

Well I am not hear to tell you to pack it all in & venture into the unknown totally unprepared.

No, what I am saying is reaching the mid life years can elicit ”a change in thinking” in some. If you are perfectly happy doing what you do then do more of it.

If You aren’t & you want to do introduce some positive changes in your life, start asking yourself some questions before you step any further, like

Discover Yourself

Discover Yourself

“What really makes my heart sing”

”What will make my family proud of me”

”What will make Me proud of me”

”How will I feel knowing that I didn’t give my best shot,that I didn’t take a risk[s]”

”what is the worst that can happen”

“what support do I have”

”how far outside my comfort sphere am I prepared to step”

”am I the person I want to be” or “who do I want to be”

We are complex beings. There is a lot going on inside of us. And there is a lot more inside of us that we do not allow out. Untapped potential is what I am alluding to here.

This untapped potential can remain dormant for a Lifetime. What a waste.

Now more than ever, is your opportunity [there will be a lot of opportunities during mid life] to start tapping.

Not your toes, start tapping in to your potential – you have a lot of this inside of you.

Discovering your hidden reserves is a great start to living the rest of your Life with unlimited possibilities and endless horizons.

How about we make time for some more questions that you may wish to consider?

“How do I live my dream or ‘best’ Life”

”How will I know what is the best path to follow”

”Why am I afraid of what may lie ahead of me”

”Who will save me if I fall”

”how will I adapt to the changes that I want to make”

And now time for some more homegrown guidance & feedback;

I discovered some pretty cool things after I turned 40.

Turning 50 opened up more revelations for Me. Learning more about myself & the endless learnings that can be explored were just two. And they are a pretty important two.

Continuing to learn will ensure that you continue to grow as a person. This forms the base, the solid foundation for the rest of your Mid Life Adventure.

And learning [greater] Self Belief will go a long way to helping you answer the questions I just posed above, together with tapping in to your reserves of potential.

Don’t be afraid to fall, I know that it is scary.

Just have the faith & belief in yourself that you will get up .. and you will.

Therein lies your power. Your power to engage with & prosper from your “mid Life” years.

A couple more questions to finish,

  • ”what will be the deal breaker that will get me over the hump & get me to the line”
  • “what’s my end game, what do I really want, who do I want to become”

At the end of the day, the questions that I have shared can only be answered by you. However to gain the most from Life, questions are a great way to search within You & achieve what you want.

If you need a little help kickstarting your answers, I am available to help.

The better the question, the greater the gain.

Can I leave you with this final thought?

” Don’t just accept what is .. consider what if “

In other words .. consider & open up all possibilities and have the Belief that you can do it.


** This post is inspired by a few previous ‘Mid Life Self Discovery’ posts that I have done in recent years. Much of the content has been re used with some refurbishment & freshness.


Be good to yourself


Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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How tolerant are You, really?

What types of things do you tolerate in your life?

Is this a question that often comes to mind?

Probably not would be my guess. Therefore it is a question that you must ask of yourself from time to time.

Because there may be some things that You are putting up with .. that really You should let go of. For example ..

What about excuses?

What about continual disappointments?

Do you complain about Lack of …..?

What about frustrations, put downs, same old same old?How tolerant are You WP Blog post

Because the “opposites” may look like this ..

Fun, surprise, joy, success, spontaneity, achievement, money, love, friendship, goals.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Clear the clutter, it’s time for a fresh start.

You only have one life to live and from today you are your No. 1 priority.

Because if you are not in tune, the people nearest and dearest to you can not prosper. Your health and wellbeing are paramount.

By ‘clearing the clutter’ I am talking about physical and mental ..

get rid of the physical things around you that no longer serve any worthwhile purpose and take time to clear your mind of unwanted/ negative thoughts that are holding you back/ stopping you from being the person the great creator intended.

If you want to let go of what you have been unnecessarily putting up with [I hope that You do[, then aim for a fresh start now  ..  renew, revitalise, re-ignite your sense of purpose and start living the life that you deserve.


Be good to Yourself


Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find me on Social Media

What does being “Amazing” really mean?

Hi again fellow Life Lover.

”Amazing” is one of those words that is thrown around with sometimes [reckless] abandon.

Especially when it applies to people.

“Go, Be Amazing” is one such example.

And that’s what I am about to tell You to do. Or Be, in actual fact.Be .. Amazing

Now before You start thinking that this word “amazing” only applies to other people .. think again.

It can easily apply to You, if you are prepared to BE.

But before I get to that ..

Are You still trying to fit in, rather than trying to raise yourself above the mediocrity & sameness of it all?

I get that You may feel safe simply being a team player or be happy simply being in the middle.

And there’s nothing particularly wrong with that.

However, every team still needs a leader .. and the “middle” gets rather claustrophobic.

So, why not You? .. aim to be a leader, that is. A Leader in and of your own life.

You see, being Amazing isn’t about [though it can be] all the pomp & ceremony, fireworks and Big Brass Bands. [They come later].

Being Amazing is being prepared to step up to the plate and  .. lead your life on a more successful path.

So, go and Be amazing. Step Up and Step Out.

You CAN  do this.


Be good to yourself


Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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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?


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


Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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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


Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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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


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


Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

Search #DavidLifeCoach to find many of my Social Media postings