Another podcast episode for you all…this time, Vix is the very first guest on the new ‘I Want My Life Back’ Project podcast.
I don’t know about anyone else but I can feel the energy starting to shift. For me, this feels like a period of creativity and new beginnings, even as we will start to see nature preparing for the deep sleep of winter. I've been thinking about what I want to create over the next few months and how I want to do that. Because where your attention goes, the energy flows and results show.
...It’s my fourth anniversary of becoming a civilian.
I love this anniversary. It marks such a fundamental change in my life. One of real fork-in-the-road moments in life. I really enjoy taking some time to reflect on what’s happened in the last year and to check-in with the new life I’m creating for myself.
Action lies at the heart of the coaching.
If you want something to change in your life, it’s not enough just to recognise and understand the problem. You have to do something differently if you want to see a different result.
And yet, so many of us are scared to commit to an action or a goal in case we fail.
Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk has had more than 10 million views. I love her perspective on the benefits of stress and how we can make friends with stress — it certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast.
You can watch the full talk here but here are some of my takeaways, plus a couple of other ideas about the positive role stress can play in our lives. This type of stress is often referred to as eustress (as opposed to distress — the bad kind) — I say often, I only came across the word while researching this post.
Five years ago, I was approaching my thirtieth birthday. My career as an RAF officer was going well and life looked pretty good.
But something was starting to shift in me.
I started to hear that little voice telling me that there was something more out there. That is was time for a change. You know the voice I mean. The one we ignore until it’s shouting at us to DO SOMETHING!