Step on Your Problems!

I have just been reflecting on last week and realise how blessed I am to be doing what I do. I had excellent coaching sessions with two of my clients which were really fulfilling. It is great to see the changes in them both and it brings joy to my heart to be part of this.

Then on Thursday I had the privilege of running my Mental Resilience Masterclass for Tunbridge Wells Borough Council staff. This booking came through Live and Learn who I love working with. The whole day was great fun and the comments on the feedback forms were very encouraging indeed.

An amazing booking

A speaking agency I have been signed with for a while have booked me to speak in London next Tuesday which is very exciting, and I can’t wait to deliver my one-hour Mental Resilience keynote talk to the international staff attending.

It takes time to build a good business and patience is required. Self-Belief is crucial if you are going to keep bouncing back from setbacks. The Collins dictionary gives this definition of Self-Belief: Confidence in oneself and one’s ability.

Your self-talk is crucial

Confidence is often defined by your inner voice or your self-talk. If you have a positive inner voice you tend to succeed in life, if you have a negative inner voice you tend to fail in life. Your Self-Talk will either make you or break you.

My inner voice used to be negative – I listened to it and nothing was going right in my life. Then about 4 years ago I changed the way I thought, the way I spoke and the way I acted – everything has changed for the better in my life since then.

We all face problems daily, but it’s the way we respond to them which counts. We can either get depressed by them, or learn from then and move on. This little story I came across describes this really well.

Shake off Your Problems

“A man’s favourite donkey falls into a deep pit. He can’t pull it out no matter how hard he tries. He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above. The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it. More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up. The more the load was poured, the higher it rose. By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

After much shaking off (of problems) And stepping up (learning from them), One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.”

A simple but great analogy

Wow this simple but effective analogy is really helpful. You can either be buried by your problems, or you can step on them and climb out of the pit of negativity into the sunshine.

Next week I am back in Tunbridge Wells and also in Leighton Buzzard to deliver a couple more Masterclasses for Live and Learn. Success is very often accelerated with good partnership with others. I am proud to work with Lisa and Paul at Live and Learn and their great team.

Thoughts for the week.

1. How do you respond to problems?
2. What is your self-talk or inner voice like generally – more positive or negative?
3. This week take time to notice what you are saying to yourself.
4. Try to work on your inner voice and stop the negative voice in your head.
5. Watch what starts to happen when you have a more positive inner voice.

Well that’s it for this week, have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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