Inspire Action Success

Month: March 2021

Time of Reinvention

Time of Reinvention

Preamble: I am late to the class when it comes to reading “real” books. I only picked up my first personal growth book 4 years ago (2016) when my life was turning on its head. Before then it was fiction all the way. Having started my own personal growth journey a year later, I discovered the amazing information that is out there. And I wonder where was I living to have missed out on such wonderful knowledge that could have saved so much pain. What I have come to realise is that things happen for you when you are ready –  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. My mind was not open to discovery in this area prior to this time but once opened, its like Pandora’s box. Leading me to mention my current book in toe “Think and Grow Rich”, by Napoleon Hill. Consider the Adventure Ahead: I have realised over my years on this earth that everything is in cycles. The sea ebbs and flows, and so too does everything else. Economy up & down, happy times and sad times, stocks rise and fall, good summers and not so good etc. And while we are in this current state of down, there is comfort in knowing and trusting that this too shall pass. Comfort is what helps our minds relax. Takes us out of flight or fight. Allows us to revert back into its natural state of autopilot. But if we consider that the view on the other side is yet unknown, we should be excited as well. “Think and Grow Rich” was published in 1937 a short time after the impact of the Great Depression. The following are pieces of text from one page “Never..has there been so great an opportunity for practical dreamers as now exists.. A new race is about to be run…we now live in a Changed World..is demanding new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching……”. Well that was then, and this is now! It’s the same thing. Repeated over. But this time it is OUR piece of history, Our Great depression. With every massive upheaval, comes rebirth. Call it the new normal or whatever terms will be swung around in the coming months. Everything is up for redefinition. Including YOU! You get to decide. Will you embrace the unknown opportunities that will flood with this rebirth, or stay stuck in old methods clinging to the old life, wishing and reminiscing in a fixed way? While knowing is comfort, knowing is not bringing growth. And I realise half way through my life (assuming I have a good 40 years left!), that it’s all about growth. It’s not the “just do enough to get through each day” concept we have been raised through. It’s not just live for the holidays. It’s about how can you grow in each day and become the best version of yourself, and offer the best to the world in the process? So that when you look back in later years, you can see clearly and say what role you played. What lies ahead is unknown, And it’s exciting. A Time for Action: With all that in mind, I have re-birthed myself to focus in on helping women in business. I had been playing around with it lightly but am committed now fully to helping women entrepreneurs create and build their dream business. To make money and make impact. To put their passion into play; to be part of the history of our recovery process. To be part of the new economy, having a positive impact. If you are a female entrepreneur aspiring to have your own business or looking to uplevel your existing one, and need help getting focused and moving forward, I would love to have a conversation with you. Warm regards, Fiona Mindset & Success Coach – Inspire Action Success If you would like help and support with change in your business, I am a Success coach working with ambitious entrepreneurs to achieve the business and life they desire. Please contact me via my website https://inspireactionsuccess.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/inspireactionsuccess. I would love to hear from you.

Flowing with Change

Flowing with Change

Approx 4 years ago, I was embarking on a very significant life change due to external circumstances that were not of my choosing, and someone told me to read the book “Who moved my Cheese”, by Dr. Spencer Johnson. I was not in any way shape or form into personal growth books at that time, in fact I had never read one. Even “The Secret” that a friend gave me one day was left on a table and eventually returned to her. So the thought of sitting down to read something like this was to me time consuming and not focused on my list of things to do. But she assured me it was very small and a very easy read. So I ordered in online and indeed laughed when it arrived as she was not lying at the size of it. And so I read it quite quickly, twice! What it did for me at the time, was to set my mind at rest. To reassure me that what I was going through in my little though very significant world was ok. It was natural, normal and in the end would be ok! And that is what I needed to hear. The book is about 4 mice who love their “cheese” and know where it is exactly every day (in the “maze”). Until one day, which seems quite sudden, (there have been little flags of changes prior to this day but they were not paying attention), the cheese was not there. They had taken for granted their cheese would always be there in the same place. The “cheese” is a metaphor for what we want in life – good job, relationship, finance, health etc and the maze is where we would look for it – in our work, family, community etc. But no source of cheese lasts forever – Life changes whether we like it or not. And the story is about how each of the mice deal with the change. They can foresee it, adjust to it, learn to embrace it and enjoy it or they can work against it, argue its unfairness, blame others and sit in denial that it is happening. Bringing this into the current world situation, the changes that have occurred have been sudden to a lot of us, even though if we were paying some attention we may have seen it coming. And because we are wired subconsciously to get into a comfort zone with wherever we are, whatever we have, our daily expectations of our own groundhog day, it is inevitable that when something happens to suddenly push us out of our zone and into the unknown, the reactions are going to be in the negative – fear, scarcity, panic, worry etc. This is embedded into us from our primal days of surviving against the tigers. But change as we do know is inevitable, and even though may seem unwanted and negative at the time of occurring, if we embrace it and flow with it, new opportunities will emerge. Once we settle into being in the moment and dealing with the situation at hand, new chances will reveal themselves to us. So what can we do? Simply, we have a choice. A choice to embrace and flow, not fight and argue. A choice to do some reviewing and evaluating. A choice to ask “What if Positive” instead of “What if Negative”. A choice to trust that the universe is always conspiring in our favour and that changes, although seemingly not great at the time, are actually for our greater good. A choice to embrace the fear and ask the question “What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?”. A choice to take time and be present fully so that our creative brain is given a chance to do its job. A choice to believe that this could be the greatest thing to ever happen and loving the fact that things will never be the same again and that’s ok. “Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if we have faith, a door will open for us, not perhaps one that we ourselves would ever have thought of, but one that will ultimately prove good for us.”— A. J. Cronin,Who Moved My Cheese? Written by Fiona Brennan, Success Coach & Project Manager, 8th April 2020 If you would like help and support with change in your business, I am a Success coach working with ambitious entrepreneurs to achieve the business and life they desire. Please contact me via my website https://inspireactionsuccess.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/inspireactionsuccess. I would love to hear from you.

You Only Live Once

You Only Live Once

YOLO… You Only Live Once! This is the new youthful phrase, brought into our house by my son.Used in situations to his advantage mostly but today used brilliantly when walking the hills there was an option to safely return home or go down another unknown road. Unsure as to where it would lead us, but as it was our last evening away, he said “YOLO, let’s take the road !”And yes we only live once .. we only get one chance. We don’t know where the road leads us but we have to be brave enough to try it and not always play in the safety of returning home to what we know. Our comfort zone.Life changes so quickly .. it’s a cliche or a religious belief, whichever way you prefer to read it but, we really do not know the day or the hour that our time is called. So it’s our duty in life to make the most of what we are given.Take that opportunity.. say yes Before your mind gives you all the reasons not to.Make that decision, say yes to what feels good. Stop trying to analyze.Love who you are and what you have.You are amazing and you are alive.YOLO and just Go For It!

How fast are you?

How fast are you?

HOW FAST ARE YOU? At eating your food? Driving to work? Talking to your kids? It would seem everything is very rushed.Time is ticking – tick tock lets go, go , go…. Today – Make a new choice.Select one of the above, and do it more slowly. Eating: Take a bite, put down cutlery, savour the taste, appreciate that its fueling your body. Driving: Leave 5 mins earlier. Smile at all the cars. Send all the drivers love. Listen peacefully to the radio and notice the trip…Be aware of how much we autopilot! Talking to your kids: Pause what you are doing; look at them when listening and answering; Give them 10 seconds of your time. You will be repaid in bounds! Make the choice TODAY – Pause and Appreciate

Just do it!

Just do it!

Do you let Fear stop you from doing what you really want? I have an up coming event, that I need to prepare for.Its something completely new for me, and I am feeling very nervous already.So this morning, I wrote down all the things about it that scare me. And then next to that, all the things that excite me about it and all the things that this will do for me!And guess what, the Fear & nerves IS the Excitement,but we label it scary and allow it to shrink us back into our comfort zone.So I ask myself, Is this not an opportunity I have been waiting for?YES it is.So, Just Do IT! Start the list of things to do, and just DO.And as I started, the nerves dissipated.The action of Doing stops the mind from sending all those negative thoughts.I have a picture I received as a present, with the saying “She believed she could, so she Did”And I am applying that now, reformated as my mantra:“I said I can, so I Will”. Can you apply of the above to something in your life right now?Write down your thoughts, look at them on the page, and then sorting them out into whats Real v Mind crap,then Create your Actions.Do not let fear stop you from growing! Fear is just a part of us that is inherited from ancestors and is there to keep us safe in times of extreme danger.But it is not there to run our lives!Face your fear – talk to it. Tell it, “its ok, thanks for caring but I can do this without you”.When you put off doing something because you are afraid, you are keeping yourself stuck.Write down what it is that you want to do.Put positive words around it – I can, I will, I am able…etcSlow, Deep breathsThen JUST DO IT! Step 1: Decide what you want, Step 2: Believe in yourselfStep 3: Take some action towards it Believe you can, and anything is possible.Belief plus Action – and it is all yours!