Life Coaching

Life Coach Review – The Secret Behind The Secret

After “The Secret” a lot us would get up every morning, sit in front of our newly created Vision Board and sit there meditating or “Om-ing” on those pictures, the dream home, lottery numbers, 6 figure salary, etc, etc…  

AND  that’s where you left it. Then about 6 or so months later, you gave up the morning visualisation, torn down the vision board and move onto the next sure thing that was going to abundantly provide, with the least amount of effort, because you were not reaching the goals as The Secret promised.

I was one of those people and it took me about 9 months to get that simply asking the universe for something, ie only doing visualisation around it, does not work.

Intent alone is not enough. The  winning not-so-secret formula of Intent, Planning and Action will get you close to, if not 100% there. Give it a go!

Let me elaborate:

  1. You need to fully visual the end results (goal) | Specific and measureable goals are best (Intent)
  2. Draw up a plan with tactic/actions to get you there (Planning)
  3. Take daily action and introduce  success forming habits or practices (including visualisation) to get you to results you desire (Action)

By doing all three of the above, you get into the flow of attracting the right opportunities, resources and people that bring you closer to your goals and probably attaining them with ease.

Even in the bible it states “Ask and you shall receive (intention), seek and you shall find (put a plan together), knock and the door will be open (taking action).  I’m sure in most spiritual practices they say the same.

I want to hear how you’ve been going with that…? Haven’t heard from some of you for a while… Don’t give up!

Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts, winning formulas, goals and successes.

Happy Playground,


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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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