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Discovering The Three Principles: How It Helped Me Get Out Of My Own Way

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We, humans, love to get in our own way, don’t we?

I know I did, for many, many years.

Throughout much of my 20s and 30s, I felt stressed out, often anxious, and would wake up feeling tired and exhausted. I naturally assumed that the cause of my stress was coming from my job, the sales targets I was trying to reach, and at times, other people too!

Because of this, I became very good at changing my circumstances. Job making me feel stressed? Right, I’ll go and get another one....

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"There's something I want to do in my life/work, and I'm not doing it."

One of the most common issues my clients bring to our coaching sessions is along the lines of there's something I want to do in my life/work, and I'm not doing it.

It might be marketing/business development, exercise/healthy eating, putting business ideas into action.. or something else.

Here in this video, you'll learn the one question I ask before anything else...

As always, I hope you find it useful, and if you do, please let me know in the comments.

~ Sarah Swanton

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Feeling overwhelmed before the week's even started? (This may help)

Monday morning is often a time when we look at the week ahead - what needs doing this week, what didn't get done last week...

...and as we're thinking about all the things that need doing, it can often feel overwhelming before the week's even started! 

And one of the reasons our head fills up is because we're thinking about the future, the past, in fact, our mind is focused on everywhere except the one place where we are at our most effective, resourceful, and productive...

The present...

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"I should be 'there' by now, why is this taking so long?"

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Here we are in March!

I think we're safely out of the woods now when it comes to endless reminders on social media about new years resolutions! I guess by now, it's assumed that we've either:

a) Smashed it.

b) Started, but given up somewhere between 2 Jan and 28th Feb.

c) Didn't even bother setting any.

Well, I'm not here to resurrect that conversation, (who am I to talk, I'm in the C camp) but where I'd like to shine the spotlight is those moments when we look at where we are in life,...

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Overwhelm and burnout: The ONE thing worth knowing that can stop that cycle.

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Earlier on today, I was reading an article about an entrepreneur who is up to some really cool things in Brighton, UK. This got my mind idly thinking back to when I used to live there, which led on to nostalgic feelings for my time there, and then before you know it, I'm on Rightmove browsing 3 bedroom properties in Hove!
 
Imagine if I didn't know that just because you have a thought, doesn't mean you have to act on it?
 
That's how it happens though isn't it? We have a...

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"Wouldn't it be cool if...?"

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Hope you've had a good January? Here's what I've been up to...

Do you know that feeling when an idea pops in your head, quite unexpectedly, but makes total sense to you about what to do next? The long winter break gave me much pause for thought about the way I work, and what came to mind with such clarity was this - I don't want to work on my own anymore, or rather, I want to create something with other people.

What was interesting is that it didn't come from a place of...

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I just want an easier life, is that too much to ask?

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No, it's not too much to ask.

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Rest, Reflect and Review

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This week’s podcast episode is the last one of 2018, and so I decided to do something slightly different to wrap it up. 

Last year, I led a workshop for Cambridge Business Women to help them get reflective about their year they’d just and enjoy being in a space of feeling creative and gently excited about the year ahead.  I was delighted to hear that people found it really useful - so I thought it would be useful to share the workshop content with you too - call it...

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Did you know YOU are not your thoughts and feelings?

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Bad moods, thought storms, down in the dumps.  They all point to the same thing - not feeling great. 

When we're in this state of mind, have you noticed that EVERYTHING seems to look annoying/frustrating/generally rubbish?

At this point, I could say something along the lines of the fact that thoughts do change moment to moment, so if you don't like how you feel, it's OK because another one will be along in just a moment.

But what if it really seems like one bad mood thought is being...

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Series 2: Episode 6 Creating Content Consistently (how to get out of your own way)

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Would you like to be much more consistent when it comes to creating content?

As a mindset coach to entrepreneurs and small business owners, the conversation I frequently hear is this:

"I know I should be writing blogs/recording videos/being more active on social media, but I just can't seem to get going with it. Help!"

The good news is, everyone has the ability to 'get going' with it, but when you're not there yet, it feels incredibly frustrating (and worrying), because if there's one thing...

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Waking Up Feeling Exhausted? (This explains why)

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling exhausted, even though you went to bed at a reasonable time? Then you find yourself mentally calculating how many hours you’ve had, telling yourself tonight will be an early night?

Waking up feeling tired before the day’s even started has to be one of the most frustrating things. The motivation isn’t there to get things done, the urge for sugar and carbs is high, and you feel like you’re in go-slow mode. No one sees the best of us...

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