Category: "Confidence"

Having The Courage To Invest In Yourself

September 30th, 2016 | no comments

Investing in yourself in any way, shape or form can be exciting, yet daunting. Whether it’s signing yourself up to a new gym or buying tickets to that amazing concert, making a commitment to yourself and following through on your desires can be met with some resistance. As a coach, there will be times in your life and business where you will be called to step up and invest more of your time, money and energy into your dreams. The question that tends to worry most people about taking the leap forward is: will this investment be worth it? Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed as to what to invest in first with the money that you have? Or maybe you’re wondering whether now is in fact the right time to move out of your comfort zone and say yes to change? Instead of shying away from taking that big leap, we’ve…

The Power of Self-Love – Awaken Radio with Connie Chapman

September 17th, 2014 | 4 comments

Being a life coach trainer and entrepreneur I feel so blessed to have amazing opportunities presented to me every day.  The biggest and best opportunities are always where I get to meet new and incredible people, or deepen my relationships with people I already know and love. And so when Connie Chapman asked me to be a guest on her incredible podcast Awaken Radio to share my thoughts about self-love and all areas of our life – business, career, finances, relationships and more I was a big ‘Yes!’  I was going to get to spend time with this beautiful and inspirational coach and also share with you all about the most important thing in the world – love – and how we can harness the power of self-love to live our best lives in a powerful and soul connected way. If you would like to listen in to our soulful conversation…

Learning From Your Critical Inner Voice As A Life Coach

June 25th, 2014 | 19 comments

I’m delighted today to be hosting a guest post from Beautiful You Life Coach Libby Thompson. Libby is not only an incredible life coach, but a psychologist as well and recently she has become interested in the incredible role that self-compassion can play in our lives. She has been learning from the ‘Godmother’ of self-compassion based work, Kristen Neff, at a retreat, who is the best of the best in this field.  I love Libby’s post on how as life coaches we can harness the power of self-compassion in our lives more.  You can connect in with Libby further and her wonderful work at All You Can Be Psychology.  We all have it. (Yes!  Even as a life coach who is trying to ‘help’ people be their best and live an amazing life.) A critical self. That mean voice in your head that tells you that you are not good enough as a…

Clarity and Confidence As A New Life Coach

May 14th, 2014 | 32 comments

I’m delighted today to share with you all a guest post from one of our newest graduated Beautiful You Life Coaches – Katherine Mckenzie-Smith of The Beauty of Life – on gaining clarity and confidence as a new life coach.  Katherine is an absolute inspiration and through her commitment to her study and a new life is now writing and blogging regularly and working with a number of paying clients too.  She graduated just two weeks ago.  Her words on how to gain clarity and confidence as a new life coach from a position of being really stuck in a less than happy inducing career and mindset will leave you inspired and help you understand that if you’re committed to creating a new life for yourself – anything is possible. It’s hard to believe that less than six months ago I was in a pretty bad place. I had finally, (after…

How To Heal Your Money Relationship: Resources for Coaches

April 9th, 2014 | 10 comments

Let’s talk cash! Some may say that it’s crass to come right out the gate with such a sentiment, but in truth, I think that’s part of the reason why so many of us (as people and as coaches too) have our relationship with money more than a bit topsy turvy. We don’t really want to talk about money that much –  but we do want it. We know deep in our heart that what we do as a life coach, health coach, or business coach is truly valuable – but we hesitate to charge what it’s truly worth. We would like an efficient, organised and steady stream of income, but often shy away from creating systems that are efficient, organised and steady. We want to live a rich and abundant life but have fears around ‘owning’ that – being concerned others will see us as greedy or selfish. Did…

Are You Playing Small as a Life Coach?

May 6th, 2013 | no comments

One of the things I see life coaches do far too often is play small. Sometimes really small. Despite the fact they may be amazing talented at being a life coach, brilliant at a particular skill, or radiant in certain circumstances, they water that talent down, hide their skill or dull their radiance. Deliberately. Why? Maybe you can tell me in a comment below, but I think it’s likely to be a myriad of reasons from things like not wanting to stand out too much, not wanting to draw critique or criticism, fear of getting torn down and yes, fear of getting lifted up too. It’s beyond beautifully true what Marianne Williamson said in her incredible book ‘A Return to Love.’ “Your playing small does not serve the world.” There is such truth in that. When you are playing small as a life coach something you could create that may…

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

March 14th, 2013 | no comments

I think it’s catching on. And spreading. And I’m seeing more and more people succumb to its negative charms and lure. What is it? Comparisonitis. The dis-ease of comparing yourself to others. Now this could be just comparing your body, size or shape to someone else. It may be your life coaching business. Your blog. Your husband, wife or partner. Your wardrobe. Your friends. Your personality. Your social life. Or it could be all of the above and your entire life rolled into one great big ‘why the hell can I never be like her or as good as that’ horror ball. Oh dear. I can hear you sighing and saying ‘Please get out of my head I can assure you that I’m not in your head but I’ve certainly had Comparisonitis before myself and do from time to time have to catch myself from ensuring I’m not being seductively…