Life doesn't always turn out the way you had it panned.

24 Jun 2019

Life doesn’t always turn out the way you had it planned…….

Mine hasn’t. I thought I had it all figured out. Not the details, but then I am a big picture girl. Having
always been surrounded by a large family and friends I imagined the chaos and fun would continue
forever and like my Mum, my house would always be filled with lots of people, laughter and food.

However the world has changed, people are busy and with the sale of our business and several close
family and friends moving away, suddenly we had time on our hands and a very quiet house .This
was not at all how we had imagined things would be at this time in our life and it came as a huge
surprise, especially to me.

Don’t get me wrong. I have so much in my life to be grateful for – but my picture was broken and like
so many others I was focusing on what I didn’t have rather than what I did. For a while there I spent
my days feeling pretty sorry for myself, constantly thinking negatively about my life, even convincing
myself that the best parts of my life were over.

Many of you may be reading this and thinking how trivial this all sounds – First world problems
indeed! After all, there are so many people out there, struggling daily with very real problems, and
you are so right. But while I was fully aware that this was a truly insignificant problem in the big
picture of life, that didn’t change the very real feelings of loss that I was experiencing.

Interestingly, I have learned that there is no such thing as reality. Life experiences and how we
process them can be very different for all of us and situations that appear to be no big deal to one
person, can be an enormous challenge for another.

NLP has been a life-changer, moving me from being stuck in my broken picture to starring in my very
own colourful movie. I am so excited for the future, whatever it brings, where I know I can create my
own chaos and fun, and ironically now the picture keeps changing which I think is great.

The extraordinary thing about this is that the only thing that changed was me and my thinking.
Yep -That’s all it takes…Just you…Changing your thinking! Sounds so simple, and yes it is!
Discovering NLP and the tools that made these changes possible, quickly and easily has been
enlightening, empowering and quite frankly one of the best things I have ever done

So wind up…not down (hence my awesome electric bike) and create a future full of new possibilities.
My life has always been about other people – and it will continue to be so. I’m an extrovert and
people feed my soul, however I have discovered that to be my best fabulous self for other people,
firstly it has to be about me. That’s where the real magic starts!

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