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!

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).