Fulfilment, January 2014

Supply Your Own Sunshine in 2 Easy Steps

Supply Your Own Sunshine In 2 Easy Steps

In this dreary weather, where rain is the norm, forecasts remain ‘mixed’ at best and Spring seems to be stalling, how on earth are you expected to feel good?

The answer is to know what fills you up.

No, not pies or pasta but what fills you up with good, warm, happy, feelings of fulfillment.

Step one: Know what fills you up
This isn’t easy. We constantly know what we don’t like, what makes us feel bad, what we want less of. Knowing what you want more of and taking notice of what it is that fills you up is not something that we’re too familiar with.

Finding out what makes you beam from the inside does takes practice and a bit of a decision to focus on it for a while.

Remember a time when you last felt most alive. When you really felt ‘very you’. What was is that you were doing? How did you feel? What was it about that situation that made you feel like that?

For me, it is on the beginning of the runway on a plane that is about to take off. The mixture of freedom, un-known adventures, travel and a little fear is just fabulous. Outdoor swimming in the morning also makes me shine inside for the rest of the day.

Ask yourself. What do you want more of?supplyyourown

Remember, the word ‘want‘ is not selfish, not greedy, it is the doorway to fulfillment. So ask yourself what you want more of. When I was asked that question, fresh air, flowers around the house, quality time talking with friends, playing games with my niece and nephew to stretch their (and my) imagination and candyfloss (?!) all came up.

Step two: Go out and collect your own sunshine

Now pack your day with things that bring you sunshine, that internal glow of being fulfilled. There are things that you can put into the next hour, the next day, the next week and the next month. The longer the list of things that bring your sunshine the more you have to select from.

So go and discover, then go and collect and enjoy basking in the sunshine of fulfillment.

….and when you have, don’t forget to notice the impact you have on yourself and the impact you have on others.

Intention, January 2014

What’s Your Intention?

What’s Your Intention?

Becoming More Of You is about being aware that you have choices.

One of the most powerful choices available to you at all times of day and in all situations is that of intention.

Intention is a conscious choice. Your intention fuels how you are, how you do things and the end result. It can shape the outcome of a conversation, effect how you make others feel, determine whether you have a good or a bad day, make meetings more productive and make what seem like far off dreams quickly become a reality.

Most people have at least a couple of intentions in any one day; I’m going to stop for a coffee on the way into work, I’m going to finish that report, I’m going to have curry for tea.

So imagine if you bring more intention to your life and work, not only what you’re going to ‘do’ but how you’re going to ‘be’ while you do it?

Start making choices about your intention and you will become more of you. You will begin to bring out more of your values, relieve anxiety and saboteurs and have a greater chance of a success.

Set Your Intention.

Instead of thinking what you are going to do or say in the interview….
…think about how you intend to approach or prepare for your interview. How do you want to be in your interview? What feelings do you intend to leave the interviewers with?
It’s your choice, what’s your intention?

Instead of accepting the state of tiredness in the morning…
…choose how you wish to feel in the day and what your intend to feel at the end of the day.
It’s your choice. What’s your intention?

Instead of dreading a difficult conversation and wondering what to ‘do’ or ‘say’.. …set your intention for how you want to be in that conversation, what is important to you during the conversation? What is important to you at the end of the conversation?
It’s your choice. What’s your intention?

The impact

Quite simply you get to live in a way you want to live.

See The Intention Of Others, Look Beyond Their Words

Seeing and experiencing the power of intention is one thing, seeing the intention of others is a big step to great relationships and effective communication.

Just like you are able to choose your intention at any time of day and in any situation, you can also choose to see the intention of others. That means looking behind what they are saying, going behind the words and spotting what their intention is behind their behaviour or words.

What are you ten intentions?

1. My intention for the day is…………………..
2. My intention for the week is…………………
3. My intention for the month is……………….
4. My intention for the next five years is……
5. My intention with my partner is……………
6. My inention with my boss is………………….
7. My intention with my friends is…………….
8. My intention in my career is…………………
9. My intention for this decision is……………
10. My intention for me, right now is…………..

January 2014

The A-Z of How To Be More Of You

Being more of you does take a bit of work. We like to think of it as a bit like going to the gym, a work out for the mind instead of the body. You see sometimes things send us off track and we feel all ‘out of sorts’. So how do you get that feeling of ‘everything is in line’ more of the time?

To help, we’ve put together this wonderful little book, ‘The A-Z of How To Be More Of You’.

It is a fun-filled gem of a thing that gives you 26 things to work on. Keep it to hand and choose one every day to try out.

You’ll feel great