What’s next? A Life coaching perspective

Whatever you choose to go forward with this year, I invite you capture the wisdom, skill and knowledge that you have yielded from the year past and take it with you on the journey.

My recent blog encouraged you to tease out how the last 365 days helped you to thrive, taught you life lessons and helped you to get clear about what to say goodbye to. My best hope is that you will use these facts as a foundation for a purposeful and proactive year ahead with clarity about your goals and your vision.

Some people are excellent at clarifying ‘what’s next’, whilst others take a little longer to focus the vision in a more organic way. For me, unless I state my intentions, identify an action plan and set milestones along the way, then thing just don’t come to fruition.

Sometimes my goals seem delusionally optimistic. Once I’ve said them out loud however, I get attracted to the outcomes that I want and behave in a way to make this possible and indeed likely.

I find this to be the case in my experience as a life coach too. People come to me because they want more and despite their resourcefulness, they haven’t managed to get the outcomes they were looking for. Some people need help to fine tune the vision and get clear on what it will look like.

Others who come my way might know what they want but are unsure how to get it to happen. Together, we clarify that vision, the obstacles that might present and identify the steps to start that journey,  We ensure that they have a personalised tool kit complete with clear knowledge of competencies, awareness of limitations, strategies to overcome blocks and a solution focussed mindset that can be utilised to enable success.

Next it is vital that we understand how to best break down the challenge into bite sized chunks and ensure that there is accountability to make changes happen. Not rocket science but believe me it is powerful and even the most competent and successful people can become challenged by the inner and outer blocks, by having a ‘wooly’ goal or by not having the road map to navigate the way.


As a coach some people find it hard to believe that I also use a life coach to help me at times of need. Like other people, I get stuck or blinkered and I sometimes need someone to call me on my bull *hit when I let limiting beliefs hold me back.

Alongside coaching there are many other ways to get on your mission to working out what you want in life.

Sometimes a conversation can help you to verbally process what you really want and then your actions are likely to attract this. Hearing yourself say out loud what you want can be powerful and surprising. Alternatively listening to other people’s vision can help you to get clear on your own.  You might hear someone describe your ideal image and realise that it is what you want too.

And you can have it. Even if you don’t know how to achieve it yet…

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I plan to dedicate my next two blogs to sharing some tips from my extensive coaching experience that will help you to get clear on what you really want and need.Look out for Part 3 and 4!

In the meantime I wish you all a healthy, productive and illuminating year ahead. Want to know more about how to live an adventurous life?

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