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I’m a sucker for stats and I enjoy looking back and reflecting on the year that was.
2014 was a big year for the Better Life Coaching Blog, with traffic continuing to build and subscriber numbers increasing.
This blog has been in existence for almost five years now, with well over 1,200 posts and as always, I’m appreciative of the support and feedback that I continue to receive from people around the globe.
As I launch into another year, here are the 10 posts that have been viewed the most this year: Read the rest of this entry »
You have a flag and it’s time to place it where it belongs.
But you have to get your boots on the ground first.
You have to break cover and go for it.
So it’s time to fix your bayonets and charge.
Most of us seem to have the same (or similar) conversations going on inside our heads throughout the day:
I should get up earlier.
I should call that person.
I should consider taking that risk.
I should send that email.
I shouldn’t let my circumstances get me down.
Are you looking for opportunities to utilise your distinctive skills and abilities?
Are you doing remarkable work that no-on else can do?
Do you have a unique perspective that makes a positive contribution to the people around you?
Do you light up a room when you walk in?
Are you developing your skills to an elite level in a particular area?
At Christmas, I am reminded of the risk that God took.
He sent His Son as a baby, to be raised by a young couple who became refugees due to King Herod’s paranoia.
Can you imagine that?
His plan to redeem humanity could have gone terribly wrong if Mary and Joseph were neglectful or abusive parents.
There are chances to make a positive difference in the world.
There are people crying out for the assistance that only you can give.
There are those who will guide you and support you along the way.
There is so far to go, so much climbing to do.
From the bottom, the mountain looks large, dangerous and foreboding.
It looks difficult and it’s tempting to give up before you start.
But if you’re willing to try and you stick with it, one day you will make it to the summit, where there will be another , much more appealing view.
Because of Despite my fears… Because of Despite my past… Because of Despite a multitude of rejections… Because of Despite the moments when I hesitate to take action… Because of Despite the naysayers… Read the rest of this entry »
I love the Christmas season and always enjoy receiving cards and letters at this time of the year with updates from friends and family regarding the year that’s just passed.
2014 has been yet another very exciting year in our household, with the kids growing quickly and our lives full of activities, so here’s our own annual family update. Read the rest of this entry »
We either lift others up, or bring them down.
We either look for the positives, or the negatives in our situations.
We either look for reasons to encourage, or to criticise others.
We either help people to achieve their dreams, or we hold them back.