Each week I will be sharing a video that has tips and advice for how you can break free of the frustrations and restrictions that are placed on your life in employment. It is possible to find and follow your purpose so that you can do more of what you want to do every day and be in control of your own destiny.
I have made the LEAP and my friend Debbie is about to so follow our series and find out how you can too!
Have you ever found yourself in a state of confusion where you know that something has to change but you have no idea what to do?
I was in that position for a long time. I would go through every day hoping that my "luck" would change and something would magically appear and change my life for the better! The problem is, hope and wishing are not good strategies without any action to back them up.
Hard work alone will not bring sustained success. This is a harsh but true fact. You only have to look at people who have put in 50 years of work and now have nothing to show for it. They struggle with medical bills and are still in rented accommodation living on minimal social security payments. I had many conversations with people who were maintaining 2 jobs into their 60's and 70's just to make ends meet.
We need to take control and back up our dreams with actions that will lead to success. This sounds easy but, believe me, it is not. To do so we are bucking the trend that has been...
I am a little late with this message but the sentiment remains true - Happy New Year!
What are your plans and goals for 2019?
Do you have goals?
If you have goals, do you have a plan to make them come true?
Too many people start off with good intentions only to fall down at the first obstacle because they haven't formulated a plan and prepared for all eventualities. Don't let this be you!
A goal without a plan is just a wish, and a wish without action will not come true. We all have thoughts and ideas come into our minds but how many of us act on these thoughts and turn them into results? Sadly not many do.
My hope is that you become intentional about what you want to achieve in 2019 and plan with the end in mind. Do not give in to the naysayers who tell you it isn't possible and that you are crazy to have a dream. This is more a reflection of their own limiting beliefs and inadequacies than it is of your dreams and ambitions so keep pushing forward. Plan with the end in mind and...
I remember when I was growing up in England during the 70’s and 80’s people talked about a mid-life crisis and the image that usually accompanied it was a middle aged man in a red sports car with a younger lady on his arm. Yes, this was a stereo-typical image at the time but my question is: Is there still such a thing as a mid-life crisis and, if so, what does it look like now?
I believe that the mid-life crisis still exists but it isn’t as obvious as rushing out to buy a sports car or a Harley Davidson (although I did when I turned 50!). The signs may be less obvious and here are some that you may want to be aware of:
You start to question everything that you have worked for and ask is it enough or was it all worth it?
You wonder if this is all your life is worth, have I reached my peak and now everything else is downhill as I coast to retirement?
You dread going to work on Monday morning, celebrate Wednesday as “Hump day” and live for Friday at 5pm.
I want to help make 2019 Your best year ever so I put together this training on "How to Live a Purposeful 2019"
For more information visit:
www.YourWhyAcademy.com for details on the programs.
www.Chris-J-Baker.com to book your place at Your Why Academy LIVE
If you have any questions or would like to know more about how I can help you to identify your purpose and transform your life into the one that you choose, email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to set up a strategy session call.
As we approach the holiday season many people will start to get stressed, seeing the negatives about how much they have to do, how little time they have, comparing themselves with what other people have or are doing. Others will see this season as a blessing and approach it with a sense of happy anticipation.
Which one sounds more like you?
It is said that the holidays are one of the most stressful times of year, which when you think about it is kind of ironic, right? This is a time when troubles should be left behind and we think about other people, it is the time for giving and celebration of life itself.
The truth is, we all have the ability to choose our attitude, not only at this time of year but every single day of our lives. We can choose to see the positive aspects or the negative aspects and in return we will receive the results of those thoughts. I am not denying that we all face obstacles, of course we do. The difference is how we see those obstacles. Are they things that...
How do you talk to yourself?
This may sound like a strange question but think about it for a minute, what do you say to yourself when things are going well and when they are not going quite so well? When you make a mistake, what do you say to yourself?
The next question I have is: Would you say the same to someone else?
If not, why is it okay to speak to yourself in this way? Simply put, it isn't so don't do it. Subconsciously you talk to yourself more than anyone else does so be careful what you say. Remain positive and motivational because the thoughts you put into your subconscious mind will translate into their physical equivalent.
Many people ask me how do you find your why, and how do you know when you have found it? These are great questions and all I can share is my own experience.
My life has been successful from a professional perspective but not always on a personal level. Even within my professional life I found myself always wanting more and becoming impatient for success. I had a great career in the UK as a leader/Manager within the retail automotive industry. I had a natural talent for analyzing, planning, and delivering results but it never made me truly happy. I always thought that happiness would come as a result of success and money - boy was I wrong!
Even when I started my new life in the USA with a new relationship and a career with Disney, I still was not happy. Success came professionally once again but, as in the past, it didn't bring me happiness and therefore my personal life suffered. I hit rock bottom in August 2015 and at this point I knew something had to change or I would end up self...