What is Life Coaching

97% of People Achieve at Least One Major Life Change within 1 Month of Life Coaching

What is Life Coaching – A lot of people exist day to day without the skills, insight or a compass to help them move forward towards an everyday feeling of happiness and accomplishment.  A life coach will see the gems that lie within you and allow you to see them inside of you too. Coaching helps you gain clarity, sets up structures, drives you to ACTION and gives you direction and accountability.

Life Coaching helps you….

  • To become unstuck
  • Looks at blind spots, behavior and habits that aren’t working for you
  • Gives you skills / life tools to use that drive everyday success
  • A clear path to get to where you want to go
  • Structure to get
  • Actions and tactics
  • Accountability

5 Steps from Desire to Happiness (D2H)

1. Desire

Your desire to succeed is so strong that you can taste and feel the end result. Want to set up your own business? If you have a deep burning desire to succeed then you will sit up past midnight after everyone else has gone to bed to develop that business plan, do some research, write an article.

2. Determination

Push past any bumps and pitfalls along the way including failed attempts! It is well know that most millionaires have lost their money several times over and yet they don’t let failure stop them from dusting down and starting again.

3. Discipline

D2H will make you follows through to the end. You will perfect your art or way of doing something and act from that all the time. You also learn constantly and adjust behaviours according to any knowledge gained

4. Action

If the desire is deep, you will take action each and every day to attain your goal.

You will get up before dawn to educate, read, call the other side of the world, visual or meditation on your success. You know what you need to do. You are crystal clear on the outcomes and you construct your day to include tasks that will get you there.

5. Happiness / Results:

Transformation achieved in life and business.  You wake up feeling good, confident, alive, energetic and happy – Success and Satisfaction.

Life Playground Coaching Formula for Success – Work, Life and Play

find a life coach

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ― Joseph Campbell

Where are you in Work, Life and Play? Where you do you desire to be? If you are looking for a trusted advisor who is 100% committed to you and your success then seek out a Life Coach. Find a qualified and certified coach. Not one who went into a coaching training course on a Monday and left Friday. I personally took a 2 year course that included 1 year of counselling training.

Be ready to be challenged and have your butt kicked! If are are not ready for that, then maybe counselling is more appropriate for you. A great coach push pushes passed your doubts, challenges your thought patterns that drive your actions or lack of actions.

Dare to dream big and do things that you wouldn’t normally do. Ask your coach if they the same. Don’t take the bullshit anymore – yours and others! Are you ready to Play? Then go find support. Becoming all that you can be.


Janet McNally – Your Kick Butt Life Coach



What is Life Coaching

“Working with Janet has been one of the best decisions of my life. She was able to steer me in the right direction and truly hold me accountable to deliverables we created together.

That accountability and direction helped me discover and develop confidence that has allowed me to achieve success and happiness at a pace that was unfathomable to me 6 months ago. Thanks Janet!”

Emily McInerney, Communications Manager, San Francisco

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Lets Play – Dance like Madonna

How to Start your Day

Lady Gaga, Duran Duran and Madonna…

What do these 3 artists/groups have in common? The answer is I danced to their songs this morning!

I often get asked how I start my day and regardless of the schedule ahead, I do the following 3 things:

  1. I look at my goals (read my “why” behind the short terms one so I’ll take action on them today) and then meditate for 10 minutes
  2. Do 10 minutes of qi gong to help my body free up energy and…..
  3. Just before my first client session or before I head out the door I play 3 songs that uplift me, get me singing and so long as I don’t have heals on… I dance like Madonna!

The above is magic to me and sets me up for a great day ahead.

Do you have a magic morning routine?

What music would you play to get you into that happy mindset? Feel free to share on the blog… I’m always opening to listening to new music!! Please share here.


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Mindset for Success

Yoga, Surfing and Task Completion

Life Coaching Advice – Hi Guys, How’s things going? A number of my clients have had focusing on task completion come up for them lately, so I’m sending out an article I wrote a few years ago sharing my experience of yoga and surfing and how that focus can be applied to task completion. Enjoy…. Janet xo

Yoga and Surfing

The first time I ever paddle out on my board and sat waiting 15 minutes for a wave to come along, I knew I had found a place of peace, tranquility and oneness, just like I experience when practicing yoga.

Nothing else exists when I’m in that place. It is if I’ve made a special agreement with the ocean that I have permission to let go of everything and just be with this dynamic force of nature. The same permission applies at a spiritual level through yoga when you honour your body by pushing yourself to a gentle limit during each asana and the healing meditation at the end of the session.

Whilst surfing or practicing yoga, my stresses and concerns for the day just dissipate. The only things that matters is waiting for the forthcoming wave or calming my breath in preparation for my next move.

What follows your calmness is preparation for the next action. In surfing’s case, it is turning your board around and paddling out to catch the upcoming wave. With yoga, it is you, your breath and the movement to come. Either way, your focus is solely on the eminent event and your successful completion of it.

The beauty of both is that if you don’t succeed, you stop, learn, re-focus and feel better prepared for the next time. In my case, I laugh a lot at myself about how managed to stuff it up. However, by the end of surfing session, you feel nirvana for having got that good ride; yoga – you succeeded in finally lifting both feet of the ground doing crow’s pose. You feel awesome for having tried!

Task Completion

What if we can apply this mindset to our lives in task completion? I personally feel that we would be more successful and accomplished.

With that in mind, I put it out to you that for 1 day, you give this mindset a go!

For each and every task you need to accomplish:

  1. Be clear on your outcome
  2. Do not letting anything distract you (No email, no phone)
  3. Aim to see the task through to conclusion no matter what

How does it feel? Good? Apply the same mindset for the next task… Keep practicing until it becomes an automatic way of being and working. I guarantee you’ll have better output in a shorter time span. Leaving more time for you to do other things. How good is that?

If you do need some help with focusing – stop doing the task and visual yourself in the ocean on your board, its dawn, you are watching the sunrise and the wave approach – you are present to that sense of oneness. Then get ready, get set and go…. Namaste…

Janet x

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