Category Archives for Upgrade Your Life

How To Start Putting Yourself First

If there were only one thing, I could teach clients it would be the importance of putting yourself first.

It has been an absolutely CRAZY year for me. I’ve had some very severe lows with the illness and then the death of my beloved Step Father. I’ve also had some incredible highs, mainly due to the accomplishments of my two amazing kids. The roller coaster of my life over the last 12 months has meant my business was put very much on the back burner. A couple of years ago the lows would have probably pushed me into anxiety and depression.

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Make Better Choices

In very basic terms coaching is about supporting clients to get from where they are now to where they want to be… in other words to achieve their goal.

Sounds simple doesn’t it…  except some people aren’t entirely sure where they want to be… they just know that they don’t want to be where they are now!

Some people just want to be happy with what they have because they discovered that the new car, new partner, bigger house, promotion, more money… whatever it is that they thought would make them happy made no difference whatsoever!

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Learn To Love Yourself

Do you love yourself?

Whether your Facebook status says single, in a relationship, married, divorced or the oh so intriguing to others “it’s complicated” love should start within…

In the words of Justin Bieber:

YOU should go and love yourself

Many of us are lucky enough to have a few people in our life that we love; children, parents, friends, siblings… And all of those relationships are important but you are the most important person in your life.  But if you are tired of tearing your hair out and want to take your life back then its vital that you look after yourself first if you are going to have any hope of juggling all of those balls and staying sane!

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Just Press Pause

how to recharge

Have women forgotten how to recharge and why it is so important because lately I’ve been seeing a lot of posts that MAKE ME MAD!!

I keep seeing posts from women on a mission to change their life (and usually the life of others too) by saying “screw you” to the status quo and doing whatever it takes to build a profitable business around existing commitments.


BUT they are driving themself  INTO THE GROUND trying to do it!!

Some of those people are getting results… but they aren’t sustainable… some of those people are getting ZERO results because they are drowning in to-do lists, switching from one thing to the next, never finishing anything and doubting themself more and more every day. Continue reading

How To Set Boundaries

how to set boundaries

One of the biggest hurdles for women today is setting boundaries and actually sticking to them. I’m sure you know you “should” have better boundaries. But a woman who is successful AND fulfilled knows how to set boundaries AND much more importantly how to stick to them. If you don’t learn to stick to enforce your boundaries then you will spend precious time and mental energy comparing yourself to others and simply feel like an failure! Continue reading

Need More Time?

need more time

“HELP, I need more time…!”

Unfortunately one of the first things I hear when I first start working with a new client is “I need more time”, they tell me about the stress they are under because of everything they need to juggle!

I often get asked for recommendations for productivity apps or ways to improve work life balance. Something else I hear a lot is “I just don’t have enough time” or “it will be easier when…the kids”

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Beware of loved one and toxic family members

toxic family members

When things don’t go to plan do your loved ones say “never mind, at least you tried” or worse still “I told you so”. Or do they say “ok, so what did you learn and what will you do differently next time?” Often the people we turn to when we need support are toxic family members masquerading as people who want what is best for us. Unfortunately, they don’t share or understand our big visions. Often our loved ones can be critical or dubious about our big visions.

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