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Make life better: how to live abundantly and authentically

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If you wanted to make life better, where would you start?

I recently listened to Ken Honda and Lewis Howes talk about abundance. Ken Honda made a fascinating observation on assets: tangible versus intangible.

This applies to your measurement of success as to your measure of wealth and abundance. What intangibles allow you to say that you are wealthy and successful?

  • great health and energy
  • wonderful family relationships
  • fun, adventures and hobbies
  • self-image and confidence
  • spiritual growth and wellbeing
  • personal achievements

What are your measurements of abundance and success? Are they an authentic reflection of everything you want in your life?

Life management is about being well adjusted. ... being able to stand against the wind of disappointment. Time is not really the important element. It is what time represents that matters. Time management is not about a list of things in order of priority that must be completed... Time management is about life management. Given that life is mostly about intangible things, does it not make sense to learn to control them - things such as thoughts, desires, anger, curiosity, ambition, motivation, sadness, hurt and sorrow? Althought we live in a tangible world, life itself occurs within our mind, spirit and soul. Jonar C. Nader, How to Lose Friends & Infuriate People, a controversial book for thinkers.

How do you define abundance and success?

If I asked you how much money you want, you might say three million or five million. But what would that money buy for you? Does money buy happiness? Would it buy health and great relationships?

We all know people who have money but don’t have health or don’t have healthy relationships. Likewise, you might know asset poor people, yet they have excellent physical health and relationships.

If you want to live abundantly and authentically, the first step is clarifying what you mean by this. What is your definition of abundance? How do you define success for yourself?

It’s easy to accept and believe another person’s definition. We are all influenced by parents, family and friends, influencers, and society. Here are cultural norms and constraints that tell us how we should define them.

Nonetheless, it would help if you established your definition of what abundance and success look and feel like. Only then will you be able to live authentically: reflecting your standards.

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Make life better: Tangible versus intangible assets

There are so many different tools and products that can help you design your blueprint for success.

For example, the Life Book looks at twelve categories: Health and Fitness, Intellectual Life, Emotional Life, Character, Spiritual Life, Love Relationships, Parenting, Social Life, Financial, Career, Quality of Life, and Life Vision.

I would consider the following “assets” when you are defining success and abundance.

Wealth: possessions and finances

More than how much money you have in the bank, I would suggest you have a wishlist of possessions you would like.

I realised many years ago that I didn’t want to own a boat. I love going out on sailboats and motorboats! B t I don’t want to own one and be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep. I m much happier knowing I can charter one for a few days or rent one for a few hours.

Similarly, I realised I don’t want to own a beach house as a second home. I’ve had a second home, and while it was beautiful to have a place to call my own, I let it go after a couple of years when I realised that it had become a weight rather than a joy.

I might buy a beach house to live in, but if we’re talking about weekends away, I would much instead rent one on Airbnb. This allows me flexibility in which beach I go on holiday to. It also means I have no monthly maintenance and care to worry about.

So, take some time to consider how you define wealth in terms of possessions and finances. W at are your aspirations and dreams? W at tangible assets do you want to own, or what would you like access to?

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Financial security and income

Similar to possessions and investments is the question of income. H w much income do you want to have each year for the lifestyle you desire? You might get this income from passive investments. Alternatively, your income might be generated from your business or something you are actively involved with.

What are your ideal sources of income? How many sources of income do you want to have to support your lifestyle? Consider the time and effort maintaining those streams of income takes?

Do you want this income to be active or passive?

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Career and professional activities

If you created a collage of all the areas of your life – would your career and professional activities be up front and centre? How big would that picture be in your vision board to represent the importance and value it has for you?

For some people, career and professional assets are of high importance. B t this isn’t the case for everyone. A  the end of the day, if you are to live authentically, you need to decide what importance it has for you.

For example, if you are a polymath, you might have many interests and activities rather than one central idea that is key to everything.

While there might be tangible parts of your career, there are also many intangibles. What is truly important for you?

Health & Wellbeing

Can you put a price on your health? Having run my health into the ground in pursuit of my career and business goals, I’d be the first to tell you that health is priceless! If you have good health, treasure it.

What are you willing to change to regain health and vitality if you’re suffering from chronic illness?

As you take stock of your life and assets, consider the state of your health and wellbeing. How does this play into your lifestyle and doing what you love?

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Relationships: friends and family

Another essential part of life is friends and family. T eir importance may ebb and wane throughout the years, like the tides. But we are all social beings (even introverts) who need connection.

It’s not about having “a relationship” but rather the quality of our relationships that define us. This is true at every stage of life.

When building your list of assets, consider what you have and what you’d like to have. What would you like to create? And what do you need to discard?

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Social life: fun, adventure and hobbies

Have you considered the intangibles that bring you joy? Ma y priceless moments of joy in life cost nothing but your time and presence.

Could you make your life better by incorporating more time for simple moments?

What have you listed and prioritised in your goals that spark joy as you define success and abundance? Ha e you created space for fun, adventure and hobbies?

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Personal growth, self-image and confidence

You’ve probably noticed that each item on this list appears to get more intangible. You’ve probably included goals and dreams for professional growth: but what did you include for your personal growth?

What about your growth journey is essential to you?

Spirituality

This takes many forms. For some people, it might be religion, meditation, or spiritual practice. For others, it might simply be standing in the power of now, staying present and in their body.

Who defines your spiritual path? What weight and importance does it have in assessing your success and abundance?

Achievements and legacy

The final aspect you might consider in making life better is what you leave behind when you go. I realised this week that three people I have mentored in my past career are now in important positions in government.

What impact are you leaving on the world?

In your definition of success and abundance, have you included the importance of what remains after you have passed through another person’s life? Wh t are you leaving them with?

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Once you’ve had a chance to consider your tangible and intangible assets and define for yourself abundance and success, you might consider taking stock of your life.

This is where you take a moment to see where you are – here and now. Wh t’s the present condition?

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Make life better: start by taking stock

Resources:

The life wheel is composed of 12 sections, representative of the most important aspects of life:

  1. Health
  2. Personal Growth
  3. Achievement
  4. Career
  5. Wealth
  6. Family
  7. Relationships
  8. Social Life
  9. Expression
  10. Adventure
  11. Fun & Hobbies
  12. Physical Environment

Make life better: clarifying your goals

Once you know where you are and what you want, it’s time to clarify your goals, breaking them down into more realistic steps.

You build a life by making career and professional changes, implementing new choices, and building new relationships. Li ing abundantly and authentically is about creating the life you want, which requires that you clarify your expectations and then dive into the decision-making process of goal setting.

You describe your ideal life, not just your financial or career goals. Your self-awareness – how you “know thyself” – will impact your alignment with your values. Ultimately, wellbeing is an inside job: your start within, connecting with your inner wisdom.

Maintaining success depends on your ability to reassess your goals, no matter how relationships change over time.

You can make life better by using your compassion, courage and creativity to create a lifestyle you love!

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A new perspective for wisdom: change your view of the world

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Have the past two years given you a new perspective and way of looking at the world? Perhaps slowing down the world and removing many of life’s pleasures and distractions allowed you to look at your meaning and purpose.

  • How do you view the world and your life?
  • What wisdom have you acquired from looking at the world differently?

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Your authentic self: it takes courage to be vulnerable

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In addition to needing compassion and creativity, you will need a healthy dose of courage if you want to live as your authentic self!

You know the science maxim: every action has an equal and opposite reaction? Or how about Newton’s first law of motion? An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion (same speed / same direction) unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

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How to Create Freedom and Health for a Life you Love

How to Create Freedom and Health for a Life you Love

How quickly this year is flying past, despite the days that seem to last forever and drag by slowly. Perhaps, like me, you’ve had a chance in these last eighteen months to consider deeply what it means to have a life that you love. More importantly, have you noticed the roles that freedom and health play in your life?

This year has reminded me of the importance of my physical health and wellbeing. My physical health impacts my mental health directly. Coeliac Disease goes hand-in-hand with anxiety and depression when inflammation sets in.  It’s more than just the anxiety of not knowing how my body will respond and “play up”.

As long as I manage my inflammation and have a healthy gut flora, my mental health thrives. As my mental health thrives, so does my productivity and ability to build a life I love. Nonetheless, I have regularly ignored how this autoimmune disease affects me and limits my freedom over the past twenty years.

As we spent much of 2020 in lockdown, all the issues related to what I can control and what I cannot control came to the surface for me. There were months of deep introspection and noticing where I have healed and what I have left to heal. I noticed where I trusted the Divine to take care of me and where I sadly lacked trust!

So, I took stock of my life once again.

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.Henepola Gunaratana, health, a life you love
Mindfulness gives you time.
Time gives you choices.
Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. Henepola Gunaratana

Defining values: freedom

One surprising effect of the crisis of 2020, ongoing into 2021, is how it impacted my values and what I consider important.

In my twenties, freedom would have been my primary value. And once again, I find it front and centre as the value which I hold most dear.  While wisdom reappears, laughter made an appearance for the first time since my teens! Mastery made an appearance, replacing ideas of commitment and being in the flow. And empowerment made an appearance for the first time: empowering myself as well as empowering others.

For 2020, my values were bold, committed, resilient, inspired, aware, intuitive, and flow.  I struggled most of the year with the flow and detaching from the outcome!  I’m not sure what happened to bold – other than being outspoken in my memes on social media to the extent that I got a few Facebook bans for sarcasm that was “fact-checked”.

But for me, freedom is more than just political freedoms or religious freedom.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.Albert Camus
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus

What does freedom mean to you?

personal freedom: freedom of the person in going and coming, equality before the courts, security of private property, freedom of opinion and its expression, and freedom of conscience subject to the rights of others and of the public
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Freedom is the state of being allowed to do what you want to do
“Freedom is the state of being allowed to do what you want to do.” From Collins online dictionary.

I consider freedom to cover many aspects of my life:

  • There’s an emotional aspect – the healing from baggage that I have perhaps carried for many years;
  • Financial freedom – the power to live a life that I love, having choices open up before me because I have built the financial wherewithal to finance my choices;
  • Religious freedom – to believe and have faith as I choose;
  • Freedom of speech and opinion; and – most importantly
  • The freedom to be yourself.

I hope that you are loved, accepted and valued as you are, for who you are, by the people that you value and love.

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.Charles Evans Hughes
“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” Charles Evans Hughes

The Health to Live a Life I Love

An essential element of my personal freedom is the health to live abundantly. This includes my emotional and mental health and a level of fitness that is high enough to do the activities that I love.

While my personal definition of great health is a body that does not rely on medicines or supplements to keep my organs and systems balanced and well, that is not currently my reality. I don’t have enough energy to do everything I want without supplements, and I don’t get to live pain-free. However, I don’t have to resort to medication for my health journey. That is a major step forward from where I used to be.

I exercise because I want to be strong enough to do activities that I love: paddle boarding, exploring the outdoors, travelling with active sightseeing. While my travel has been restricted these last eighteen months, I am focused on keeping a fitness level that affords me the confidence that I could leave at any time and be fit enough.

The goal, ultimately, is a life that I love.

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How do I identify my ideal life?

If you’ve ever done a “Passion Test”, you will know this phrase well.

“My life is ideal when I am…”

  • What are you doing when you are living your ideal life?
  • Who are you with, ideally?
  • What do you feel when you are thriving?
  • Where are you?

You might write down ten or twelve phrases of “my life is ideal when I am…”

At the beginning of the year, I write down fifty things that I do when my life is ideal. What are the activities that I am actively involved in? Who do I make time to visit and spend time with? It might be as simple as “make time to have coffee with ____”.

The goal throughout the year is to do as many of these 50 items – no matter how big or small – that are aligned with my values and ideal life.  These are fifty small stepping stones to an ideal life.

Designing my ideal life:

I am now exceedingly careful with who participates in the design of my life. Whoever calls the shots has the power. I insist on having the freedom to design my life and seek opinions from others with common interests.

What limits your ability to dream and desire? Of course, it depends on whether these limitations are real. Are these limitations beliefs that we have held in mind for years? How might I challenge these beliefs? Perhaps they are imaginary limitations.  If you’ve handed over the power to others, can you now take it back?

Do you have the freedom to prioritise (in time, money and attention) what is important to you?

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. Nelson Mandela
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. Nelson Mandela

The freedom of values:

For me, in the design of my ideal life, my values take centre stage. They are not simply empty words and ideas. Rather, they reflect the ideals of what I want to embody in my choices.

Whose values are you living and embodying each day? Perhaps your life and the design of it reflect the values of another generation. They might reflect the values of your inner critic rather than your deep sense of self.

If you feel empty and that your life is meaningless: this is a great place to start examining. Consider the values that your life currently embodies, and then consider whether or not these are your personal values.

The Freedom to Create:

Creating a life you love is more than ideation and design. It’s creating and then keeping to routines that support you. You take an idea, and you put it into action, allocating time and resources.

  • Do you have the freedom to create a life you love?
  • What limitations and obstacles are you facing?

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Health and Energy to Take Action:

For me, these past twenty years, taking action has been tied closely to my health. While I might use mindset to push through part of the obstacles, I’ve found that building a stronger, healthier body is easier and more effective than focusing on using my energy to push through.

How does your mental health impact your freedom?

I’m in an industry where we talk openly about mental health and our challenges with anxiety or depression. I’m blessed with an awareness of what “okay” feels like and can notice when I’m not doing well.  More importantly, I have a support network that helps me get back to fully balanced and in action.

Because when my health is great, I’m motivated and focused.

If you don’t have that support network: how can you build it? Having a life you love depends on this!

The joy of travel

With Coeliac Disease, one of my biggest constraints is where and what I eat. While that could limit my love of travelling, I refuse to allow that to be so! Airbnb has been one of my saving graces because it allows me to have a kitchen and make my own food. I typically pack one or two small pots (yes, I travel with my own pots) and then buy disposable cutlery and a ton of tinfoil when I arrive. The tin foil allows me to cover surfaces in the kitchen that might have gluten (like chopping boards).

Unfortunately, Coeliac Disease also constrains what I drink. It’s more than just avoiding beers and whiskey. Most powdered coffee and frappe mixes are either flavoured (malt) or contaminated with gluten. However, most leaf teas (unflavored) are safe choices.  So, I often order a tea with a meal rather than risk hot cocoa (because I don’t know which powder mix they use) or a cold drink.

On a plane, I assume that the only food I’ll be offered is a fruit salad and peanuts (which don’t sit well with my stomach and I avoid). So, I always pack my own snacks for planes and travel.

I’m not going to let dietary restrictions impact the joy of travel!

Eating out, however, is another story! I’ll join friends for celebrations but often find myself ordering vanilla ice cream. While it would seem that a fruit salad or a salad of any kind would be a safe choice: unless they have a dedicated gluten-free surface and knives, I won’t risk it. I prefer to go hungry for one meal than ruin my holiday for the next ten to fifteen days.

Steps and pacing yourself

You have to start wherever it is that you are at right now. There’s no point in waiting longer – till things get better – to get started. It’s unrealistic to think that everything is always fine – there are challenges and obstacles.

If you’ve never done it before, get clear on your personal values, and then define for yourself what freedom means and the health you need to have the life you love.

Your personal definition of freedom will differ from mine. Perhaps it is merely political and religious freedom. Maybe it is something more.

What is your personal definition of wellbeing? Does it include health and fitness?

No matter what your definitions, identify small steps that you can take this week, this month and over the next six months that allow you to build a life you love.  You might consider creating a plan for the next two years or even up to five years.

Review, revisit and revise your plans.

Plans are implemented over time: things change, and life doesn’t always go as expected.

I typically review my plans and progress in November and May of every year. Sometimes I find myself back at the drawing board, rebuilding the plans I had for my goals. Other times, I merely tweak and chunk down, delving deeper into the next steps forward.

It’s all about how I face the obstacles and challenges along the way.

Despite the challenges I’ve faced with health and well-being over these past twenty years, I still insist on being fit and healthy. This doesn’t mean that I give up on a goal or dream. Nonetheless, I regularly check what works and adjust my course.

You’re never starting from scratch when you revisit and revise your plans – you now have more experience and adjust for the current reality.

It’s tempting to throw away the goal and give up. But most times, the problem is not the dream or goal itself. Usually, it’s the plan we’re following or our half-assed efforts at implementation.

As much as I would like to say that I wing it and do everything going with the flow, I don’t. I use discipline and routines to keep the flow happening. They are my best friends in both planning and execution.

What do you value most in freedom, health and a life you love?

As you look back over the lessons you’ve learned in the last eighteen months, consider how your definitions of health and freedom have changed.

More importantly, what do you value most in creating a life you love?

What are you doing to create this?

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Courage, motivation and action-taking: how to move forward

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It takes deep courage to live up to your potential from a place of authenticity. Most of us are afraid of how we might alienate others if we chase our dreams. We are simultaneously afraid of failure and success.

But in your commitment to moving forward and growth, I encourage you to use courage to drive your motivation. You will be rewarded by living in alignment with the best version of yourself you could be.

Courage to live the life of your dreams:

If you want to change the terms of your life, you will need to drum up courageous action and move forward. Living your best life requires moving forward despite the fear.

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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E.E. Cummings

Don’t get me wrong – you don’t want to use dumb courage. Allow compassion to soften your courage: for yourself, not just for others.  The invitation to courage is one lead by inner wisdom: courage that is both compassionate and creative.

Knowing your Heart’s Desires:

If you don’t have clarity on what you want to create, it won’t be easy to find the courage to take action consistently. You won’t benefit from the waves of motivation that sweep you along easily.

Courage to take action:

To drum up courage, you might consider starting with the heart: what is it that you desire to create? How important and valuable is this to you? Do your plans and goals align with your values?

Once you have done the inner work:

  • identifying your values;
  • embodying your heart’s desires;  and
  • creating goals and breaking them down into a plan

Then you can look at moving into action. When you put your plans into motion, you will start to get results. You might find that some of the actions don’t have the expected results. At that moment, you will need the courage to review your plans and recalibrate. In some cases, you will need to create new plans without giving up on your heart’s desires or values.

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. Bethany Hamilton
Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.
Bethany Hamilton

Taking action on your plans and goals is a process that goes hand-in-hand with facing your fears. You will not need to wait to feel courageous. Instead, you drum up the courage “from your loins” by moving forward. As you do this, your courage will grow.

Taking Action on your Goals Consistently:

If you want to feel courageous, then take consistent action despite the obstacles or challenges you face. As you choose to take steps all the time, you will find yourself overcoming your fears more easily.  It becomes less stressful to be outside your comfort zone and using your gut to move you forward.

You will need to plan out the necessary steps, even if the only step you know is the next right step forward. It’s not always possible to know the big picture, but you are more likely to take action if you have a clear path for your next step.

Courage builds up the motivation with us. While our desires might motivate us with a large flaming fire, it is the fire in your belly of courage that will truly move you forward.

Motivation Drives you Forward:

Think of motivation as paddling with the waves to get to a beach. Each time the wave hits you, it drives you forward. But if you fail to paddle between the waves, you can also get pulled backwards by the currents.

So, while you are waiting for the next wave of motivation to hit, keep paddling courageously! Allow yourself to be pulled towards your goals and passions by your consistent action.

Rather than allow fear to push you away from whatever pain you are trying to avoid, allow your desires and motivation to pull you in the direction of your authentic self.

Motivated to Create Opportunities:

When you live as your authentic self, you will find yourself motivated to create opportunities.  These might be moments to spend quality time with those that you love. Perhaps it’s merely the opportunity to create treasured memories or moments of your own, where you feel complete freedom and joy.

Most importantly, the awareness you create when you face your fears with courage opens up the possibility of creativity and playful exploration.  Rather than being driven by feelings of stress, fear and anxiety, you can become curious about possible outcomes in your decision-making process.

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With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Mark Twain

As you listen to your deep inner wisdom, you will understand the difference between legitimate self-preservation needs and procrastination.  Look at the opportunities around you to take action, even small steps.

Taking Action:

The crux of courage is that taking action builds confidence and trust in yourself. The more you keep your promises and your word (to yourself), the greater your trust in your own inner wisdom.  This awareness of the connection between desires, expectations, and action will lead you into taking more small steps forward.

As you take action, you create more inner peace and a growing sense of self-worth.  Taking action is what creates certainty within your heart and mind.  You can truly be yourself when you are certain you will keep your word.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of taking action is that you begin to attract like-minded people into your life. Your fears of losing people may well be valid: you will leave some people behind as you move on. But you will also be rewarded with a new sense of belonging as your choices build new relationships and a network around you.

There is a special beauty in having deeper conversations about what truly matters to you: and as you learn to “know thyself”, you will build new connections and relationships. These richer relationships will allow you to feel fully supported: but be prepared for the fears that arise as you notice relationships dropping away.

Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. Roy T. Bennett, courage, courageous, compassion, living authentically
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
Roy T. Bennett

 

Courage allows you to push through the fear:

If you are committed to making changes toward living authentically, allow your courage to grow. We talk about people being spineless or growing a backbone. Allow your backbone of courage to grow, and come forward.

As emotions go, fear is typically felt and sensed at the front of the gut. Courage, on the other hand, is something we experience at the back, close to the backbone. So when we talk about “pushing through the fear”, it’s a metaphor for what we are physiologically sensing within. Courage literally pushes through the fear to mobilise us.

If you are looking to thrive, move forward with more action and small steps.

 

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