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10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First (Bonus Downloadable Wallchart Included)

I am always so inspired by the moment that someone I am meeting for the first time puts their hand up to say

“I’m not going to do this any more – I deserve more for me!”

and decides there and then that they are going to take back control and lead their lives – that’s personal leadership and that’s why I do what I do – for those moments

It makes me believe in the human spirit, in all things Creative Possibility and in myself and my commitment to lead by example

How often have you stopped to reflect on how much you are really giving to yourself that is loving, nurturing and freeing?

Over the past few weeks I have had some really interesting experiences with a number of clients and have seen a big shift in their self commitment.  This has left me feeling elated.  Why?  Just over a week ago I shared the above message on my Facebook page which possibly gives some insight

Today I want to expand on this further by sharing 10 empowering reason’s why I think you need to put yourself first and with that I hope to inspire you to put yourself first (and yes, as always I am committed to leading by example so I am doing my bit and taking my own advice!)

Right at the end of the list you’ll find a wall chart that you can download and print to keep as a reminder of why it’s important to put yourself first.  There’s a few extra spaces so you can add your own reason’s too because there is great inner power in self inspiration

10 Empowering Reasons To Put Yourself First

1. When you do others will too
2. You deserve the very best of everything and putting yourself first is an act of self belief
3. The world deserves the very best, bright, shining, loving version of you today and every day
4. Life is limitless when you put yourself first
5. You get to call the shots and be the leader of your journey
6. Life is what you make it and putting yourself first shows you that you are worth it
7. Choices and the actions that follow speak louder than words (what are you saying?)
8. Being a little selfish is actually healthy for you
9. Doing so shows others how to do the same (so they can benefit from all the positive abundance that comes with doing so too)
10. When you do show yourself unconditional love all that creates more abundance, joy, love and effortless success in your life

Download your free Put Myself First Creative Possibility Wall Chart

It’s written in the first person so if you dare to read it out loud, even really quietly, you are affirming more of you and that’s Creative Possibility in action and that’s limitless!

 

 

Give Up Or Choose To Take Back Control?

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to spend some time with a client of mine who is in a big space of struggle right now.  The premises where his business is based have been sold and he has less than 2 months to move

Now the fact that the premises were to be sold didn’t come out of the blue.  He knew about it a short time ago and we’d been working together to take control and get decisions made and actions taken to support a move to a new home.  In fact just last week during coaching we’d set up a moving file and started a list of all the things he’d have to do when moving time came

He’d voiced many mixed feelings about the incredible uncertainty that comes when the place you lease for work is going to sooner than later be owned by someone else who may not want you to stay.  Everything he shared were what I’d call usual responses to uncertainty.  In fact I knew many of them myself from when we sold our home last year and I had to find somewhere to work from quite quickly

The thing is, when the call came to say there was to be a new owner and that he was going to have to move it was like he was hearing it out of the blue, for the first time.  He was devastated and struggled with what to do.  He felt powerless, helpless, like all the decisions had been taken away from him and he just didn’t know what to do

Luckily I found out what head and heart space he was in and was able to drop in and visit him in person with little notice after another client I visit just 10 mins from his business wrapped up their session significantly earlier than expected

Within just 2 hours we were able to work together to turn things around and go from “I am thinking of closing the business down completely “ to genuine positivity and action.  The key thing I want to highlight here is ‘work together’!

(as a side thing I love the image above that my assistant found for the Creative Possibility Facebook page just the end of last week!  it’s perfect)

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What Are You Saying This Year?

Ultimate Blog Challenge Post 6

In light of yesterday’s message about discovering and using your own voice I wanted to share with you a little exercise to help you get clear on what you’re saying this year

Last year I started the year off with lots of reflection on the previous year (it’s something I do every year to be honest) and one of the most important things I did was to create a set of statements that captured my intentions, my beliefs, my passions, my creativity and my own limitlessness.  I stuck them on the wall next to my desk in my office and I glance at them every day

When it came to doing this year’s reflection this little image with all of it’s statements really stuck out to me as one of the most profound tools I used during Creative Possibility Year Intention Statmentsthe previous year.  I love the messages as much today as when I created them and while I’ll create new ones for this year that’s not to replace those of 2012 but to add to them!  As an added bonus it was fun and simple to create and probably most importantly it was creative so I got to have some right brain fun (you can see my statements for 2012 to the right)

Why not create some empowering statements of intention for yourself, decorate them and place them somewhere they can nurture your year

Until next time I wish you a limitless life filled with succulent, effortless success

Shannon

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Visioning Life Resolutions

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 2Visioning Life Resolutions

I have to be honest that as someone who works with people on their goals and achieving them (as effortlessly as possible of course), at this time of year there feels like an expectation that I should write something about goal setting, making new years resolutions, planning, intention setting, reflecting and so on and so on

The problem I have with that is that these activities are something I believe you should do regularly.  They are not just for the new year.  How can you expect to achieve what you want in life if you don’t regularly reflect, plan, take action and celebrate when you get the results you’ve worked for?  I don’t think you can.  Nothing happens by accident.  The outcomes you experience are a direct result of the effort you put in and the intention and planning around that.  It’s a wholistic process and experience in my opinion

Saying all that I noticed one very awesome term in a story I read on-line yesterday.  It was about making and visioning life resolutions, not just saving them for new year each year.  I loved how limitless that was and decided that my resolutions (the intentions I have and the committed action I’m going to take) are going to be life long, not just for the first few weeks of the coming year

My life resolutions are

1. To be a healthy person

2. To fill my days with colour and live

3. To make and sustain meaningful, purposeful, equal connections with dynamic, creative, inspiring people

4. To tell the people I love that I love them as much as possible

5. To release any limitations that are holding me back from living my own innate potential and realising the dreams I have for myself, my family, my clients, my community, my world

If you took 5 minutes right now to create 5 life resolutions what would they be?  Share yours below

2013: What Does It Mean To Me?

It’s the first day of the new year.  A time when people feel tired, a little worse for wear after celebrations the night before.  A time to reflect and to decide that things really are to be different this year.  Take a moment to think about your 2012 and all that happened in the past 12 months.  Use today and in fact the entire month of January to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for you

I’m starting the year by participating in the Ultimate Blog Challenge hosted by a dear friend Michelle Shaeffer (I had Michelle feature as a guest on last week’s podcast episode of my radio show – listen in here!) and her colleague Michele Scism – together they have been running 4 successful challenges each year teaching bloggers how to get their blogs to soar!

What does this mean?  It means I’ll be posting something every day for the coming month.  It’ll likely just be a short message on my reflections over the month as I take up my own challenge to make conscious choices about how the next 12 months are going to be for me in my life and business

Day 1: 2013 What Does It Mean To Me?Happy New Year

2013 is for me a fresh start.  I’ll be totally honest here, 2012 sucked for me in so many ways.  It also held some of the greatest opportunities for me to gain self understanding and on a professional level it was a successful year for me.  I achieved goals I didn’t really think I would, made and sustained some inspiring and powerful connections, worked with more and more committed, passionate, determined clients who saw abundant results in their own lives and businesses and so much more

That said I ended 2012 tired.  No, make that exhausted!

I am now excited about the prospects of the new year but wondering where to get the motivation, drive and determination I need to make it as successful as I know it has the potential to be.  So 2013 to me is all about self support.  It is about balancing my energy, taking time out when I know I need to, not when I fall in a heap.  It is about filling myself with nourishment – good food, plenty of activity, inspiring learning, saying yes to dynamite opportunities, connecting with people who speak my language and are willing to support me and receive my support in return.  It’s about loving and being loved.  It’s about colour and feeling fully alive each and every day.  It’s about things being effortless, easy, free and limitless

It’s going to be a great year.  I can just feel it!

What’s 2013 mean to you?  love you to share your thoughts below

 

Who Are You? Overcoming Identity Confusion Part 1

Who are you?  Is this a question that sends you into a flat spin, leaves you with a blank expression or fills your head with an overwhelming number of possibilities?

Knowing who you are is one of the most interesting journey’s you can take in life.  It has the potential to be filled with discovery and wonder, curiosity and amazement, purpose and potential and yet as a question “Who are you?” or more to the point “Who am I?” is referred to regularly as the one question that leaves a large majority of people feeling confused and challenged on a daily basis

Recently I’ve been working with a new set of clients and while their challenges have been varied, the primary root cause underlying their frustrations and limitations has been confusion.  Specifically self confusion which I see as potential identity crisis.  This topic has come up so often that I wanted to share with you a little about identity, identity confusion and how to overcome it over the course of December

First up let’s take a look at the first question to ask ourselves.  “What is identity?”

Identity is the underlying element of who we are.  It’s how we define ourselves – our sense of self.  It is also how others define us – and may, particularly in relation to business be described using words such as brand or branding, personal brand or reputation

It is also the sum of all of these things – who we are, our sense of self and how others define us

It is all of the different roles we play – partner, parent, business owner, friend, sibling, speaker, creator, marketing manager, author, student, and employer and so on

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Getting Ahead in Advance: Plan, Start!

I have to say that it’s certainly ramping up to the busy time of the year for many of us.  The clients I have been meeting with the past few weeks are feeling the challenge of trying to juggle increasing workloads, demands of customers and clients and then to add to that the demands on personal time as we approach the holiday season (5 weeks today until Christmas!)

A question I am often asked is “How do you get ahead of the game and stay sane at this time of year?”  or “How do I get through now and still feel motivated when it comes to the new year?”

Both are amazing questions and I want to answer them with my thoughts and some feedback about what I do to get ahead in advance

The key point to that last statement was ‘in advance’ – getting ahead is, for me, all about planning ahead and making the most Creative Possibility Planningof the time before the busyness hits in your business, life or job.  It’s not about trying to get by.  Getting by can leave you feeling incredible unmotivated as you’ll likely get over tired, over whelmed and feel very over worked.  That all leads to being ‘over it!’

Wouldn’t you rather sail into your busy season, whether it’s now or at another time of year, feeling excited, refreshed and raring to go?  I know I would

So what to do

My biggest piece of advice here is to plan!  and yes I mean plan ahead.  Don’t wait until you’re too over it to start planning.  Do it now.  Plan for how you’ll manage the coming weeks and how you’ll start the new year.  If you’re in business don’t wait until January to set your goals for next year.  Start now!  If you’ve got a personal goal you want to achieve don’t delay it any longer.  Start now!

In the coming weeks I’ll be hosting a couple of live training calls where I’ll walk you through some steps to help you get ahead in advance for the coming year.  I offered similar training sessions last year and they were very popular so be sure to check your in-box for details to sign up soon

If you’re looking for more inspiration to boost yourself and your effortless success why not check out my newly launched radio show Creative Possibility – The Limitless Life.  Episode 1 with Catrice Jackson as my guest is available for download as a podcast now

Until next time I wish you a limitless life filled with succulent effortless success

Shannon xx

 

Finally It Is Here, The Year Of You (Don’t Be Fooled By The Simple Formula I Share. It’s Transformational!)

Just so you know, this is not another article promising a magic way to success!

I’m sure you’ve read a load of articles by now about how this year will be your best yet. Maybe you’re even tired of seeing them land in your inbox, so much so that you’ve taken to deleting them without even reading them. If that’s the case then first up a big, big thank you for reading this far. I’ll do my best from this point forward to not, I repeat not, make this another one of those articles

Instead what I hope to do is to help you get clear on why you have held back in pursuing your dreams till now, or why you’ve thought more about giving up than breaking through. I hope to highlight, loud and clear, why this is the best time for you to empower your visions, transform your life and create the masterpiece the world is waiting for – you!

Let’s just dive in……

Back in December I hosted free training Webinar called Seal Your Success in 2012. It was so popular that there was a repeat performance last week and hundreds of people signed up to hear me share key strategies that will, if you implement them, set you up to make 2012 your best year yet (if you missed it you can view the replay here)

Now during Seal Your Success I revealed a really powerful reflection that I want to ask you now. After i’ve asked the question I’d love you to start writing your answer right away, without pausing, without hesitation, trusting in what is flowing forth from you, knowing that your inner leader is guiding you here

Ok here it is……