Live Your Best Life 2019 Vision Board Workshop

We recently hosted the first Vision Board workshop of 2019 and it was a great success. Tickets sold out and we had a room full of bright and vibrant people who were ready and dedicated to starting the year off in the best possible way.

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The workshop was hosted in a lovely rustic Italian cafe located in a very colourful and cosmopolitan area of Sheffield. This cosy little shop serving great Italian coffee and tasty treats was the perfect venue for this fantastic occasion.

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During the workshop we played a few ice-breaker games to introduce everyone in the group and get everyone a little bit relaxed. This was followed by a few goal setting and mindfulness exercises to prepare the group for their individual Vision Board creation.

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The best part about hosting these workshops is observing the group dynamic that each workshop has. It is truly a pleasure to see how unique each group is and how unique everyone’s individual goals for the year ahead are.

Sharing each other’s goals, visions and personal stories is an important part of the workshops as we believe, this creates opportunities for great networking and fosters strong connections.

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We finished off the workshop with a gratitude and intention setting exercise, equipping everyone with the right tools, mindset and attitude needed to experience their best year yet!

The TELEGRAPH 7 Things to do in 2019: My Vision Board Workshop is #3

I was more than delighted when I received the news that THE TELEGRAPH had featured my New Year 2019 Vision Board workshop as number three out of seven things to do in 2019.

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Considering I hadn’t even approached them about featuring in their newspaper - it was a pleasant surprise when one of the attendees of my workshop announced how/where she had heard about this workshop.

It is my mission to support people in empowering and developing themselves into the best version of themselves and living beyond their wildest dreams, therefore it fills me with great pleasure when my work is recognised by great media players such as the BBC & THE TELEGRAPH.

BBC RADIO INTERVIEW: New Year Resolutions vs New Year Intentions

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Earlier this week (2nd Jan 2019), I was invited on BBC Radio for an interview with Sam & Liesje to talk about Vision Boards, Goal Setting and “New Year Resolutions”. The interview was a lot of fun and I enjoyed sharing my expert tips on all things personal development and events.

One of the first things we discussed on the radio show was New Year Resolutions vs New Year Intentions. Over the years, I have observed that when it come to New Year Resolutions, lots of people tend to tighten up around this concept. The word ‘resolution’ comes from the noun ‘resolve’. Resolving something usually suggests that there is a problem/something is wrong. This automatically triggers the brain/psyche in a negative way. I mean, let’s face it… No one enjoys problems, especially when these problems are personal to them, right? So I am not surprised by people’s flippant attitude towards this concept.

So I thought okay, how about changing the word ‘resolutions’ to INTENTIONS instead… Ahhhh, now doesn’t that sound better?

“I intend to lose weight” vs “I need to resolve my weight problem”

“I intend to travel the world” vs “I need to resolve my problem of not travelling the world”

Do you see the difference? Not only is it positive self talk which I strongly coach in my workshops but, it’s also a goal focused statement which the mind is highly likely to respond to positively therefore, making it more likely to stick to the intention and achieve the goal.

Follow the link to hear the full BBC RADIO interview (I come on air at 25 minutes).

It makes sense to SEE what your goals look like

Is your goal for your business to one day have it’s very own building with your company name written across the front? Do you dream of buying a house by the lake with 6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and a kitchen with a granite top island? Perhaps you want to travel the world and visit all the tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Asia?

What do your goals actually LOOK like?

Often we have these goals and dreams tucked away in the back of our minds, behind our fears and the endless ‘busyness’ of our daily lives. 

This simple yet effective tool of visualising or having a visual representation of your goals, is a lot more powerful than you may think. As humans we have the ability to see the future before it actually happens. We can visualise how we believe the world is and begin to make it our reality.

The practice of visualising continues to be used by many successful figures and athletes, like Oprah Winfrey & Arnold Schwarzenegger to accelerate achievement of their goals. 

The benefits of visualising include;

  1. Activation of your creativity - you begin generating ideas to achieve your goal

  2. Subconscious programming of the brain to recognise the resources you need achieve that goal

  3. Building motivation - having that visual representation motivates you to take the necessary actions to get one step closer to achieving that goal 

  4. Law of attraction - this means bringing into your life the people, resources, and circumstances you need to achieve your goal by aligning your mindset, words and action with your goals (a separate post on this is coming soon)

Today, we invite you to find images that represent your goals, so you can SEE what they actually look like ...because it makes sense.