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Change Your Mindset and Anything Could Be Possible!

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Henry Ford

I had a breakthrough recently, my own little 'light the blue touchpaper' moment.  

As regular readers will know, I have mentioned that whilst I would do public speaking, it has not been the place where I was most comfortable.  I have gone into speaking engagements determined to give of my best, but knowing that I would dislike the experience.

A couple of weeks ago, I did my first speaking engagement of the New Year.

Take Five with Chris King

Images byChris King 

Chris Kingis a British art, documentary and event photographer based in London, who never goes anywhere without a 'proper' camera.  Chris's photography is held in private collections in the UK and USA, and documentary works can be viewed in the permanent collection at The Frontline Club, London.  Following’ Chris’s inaugural London gallery exhibition in Spring 2011, he has embarked upon a major body of work that captures the South and South-West United States, as seen from the perspective of a foreigner, composed and presented in his identifiable style.

Put on Your Dancing Shoes!

I have mentioned before that public speaking wasn’t one of my favourite things.  I could do it, but I had to work at it to feel comfortable.

My natural habitats are the coaching room and the tango dance floor.  Those are the two places where I feel most naturally and easily “in flow”.  When I am dancing, I feel energised, confident , open to possibility, ready to improvise and able to respond to whatever happens.  I am not saying by any stretch of any imagination that I know it all - far from it - but it (and coaching) are the places where I am most centred.

What is Your Morning Ritual?

In her great book,The Creative Habit, Twyla Tharp talks about her morning ritual which she uses to kick start her day.  For her, this starts at 5.30am when she dresses to go to the gym for two hours.  She says, “My morning workout ritual is the most basic form of self-reliance; it reminds me that, when all else fails, I can at least depend on myself.”

I am not a gym bunny so I won’t be adding a couple of hours of pumping iron to my routine, but I still have a few morning rituals which get me into the day.

How Big Should Your Vision Be?

Cottage in the countryside on Catching Fireworks blog

If you read my blog or look at my website on a regular basis, you will see that I often talk about vision.  It is quite a big thing for me as I know it helps me in deciding what I'm going to do next and it motivates me.  I am often asked if a vision has to be a huge thing, as often people find it difficult to think of a “big enough thing” to aim for.  At moments like that, I tell them about a client I worked with a few years ago.

The client came to me with a single small project that she wanted to work on.