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Springtime in Dublin

Springtime in Dublin. At last the rain has stopped pouring down. The sun is shining it’s warmth much more now. There is a sense of newness about in gardens. Green buds on brown branches. Flowers shooting up through the ground. Sturdy and strong. The birds sing in early morning light. A great stretch in the evenings. The first fly buzzing. And yet, there are those weeds that need tending to. Some are strong. It’s important when weeding to get to the root of the matter. Dig them up, get rid of them. It’s the only way for gardens to flourish.

Imagine your head is a bit like a garden.  There are beautiful plants and gorgeous flowers there. Think of the plants and flowers as your good thoughts, positive thoughts about yourself, but a few weeds have gotten in. Think of these weeds as your anxiety and fears. And you know what weeds are like, once they take hold, they just seem to take over. It’s important to get to the root of the matter and get rid of them. Free up your head from all that anxiety. Let it live free again. Focus on the good stuff. Nourish it, encourage growth and development.

Imagine being the gardener of your own head. You decide to get rid of the weeds that are holding you back. Planting new seeds of opportunity and growth. Make your head a place worth living in. A beautiful place where you are happy to spend some time in, be it day or night.

Anxieties come in different shapes and forms. Some are called anxiety, panic, some are called fears. These are just labels. Behind each label, there is a hurt. Some are secret hurts. Hurts that maybe you have told no one. Like a weed things get a bit out of control and seem hard to tackle. Just remember there are different tools to tackle weeds. And when you get rid of the weeds, the anxiety lessens. Why not look after your head and make the most of the beauty that wants to come out to play, wants to shine, wants to see the light and be nourished, wants to grow.

There are many different tools to help you achieve what you want. Wouldn’t it be great to finally tackle those weeds that hold you back and start this season of your life anew? Refreshed and ready to spring into action.

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Goal Setting

Change is inevitable. As we head into 2017 ask yourself what changes do you want to make in 2017.

You might want to focus on a theme. It might be health, fitness, relationships. You may wish to limit anxiety/stress in your life.

Getting clear about your goals is important. Identify where you are now. Identify where you want to be. Learn how to set realistic, achievable goals to get you there. Working on achieving what you want brings a sense of fulfilment whether you work on your personal life or business life.

Including visualisation into your goal setting will only enhance the outcome. It’s easy:

  • Set time aside and write down what positive change you want
  • Ask yourself “what will that do for me”
  • Now imagine what you will see when you have achieved that.
  • What will you hear?
  • How will  you feel?

Allow yourself to really see, hear and feel your goal as if it has already happened. Write down your feelings about this. Now ask yourself:

  • What has to happen for me to achieve this?

Write an action plan.  Get specific about the date upon which you want to achieve your goal. Make it realistic, push out the date if necessary so that it is achievable. You will need to monitor your goal. Will you do this daily, weekly or monthly. Your goal has to be achievable. As yourself “is this achievable”. Once you are happy that it is achievable, then go for it. Put the steps in place so that you can move forward.

Visualise your goal often.  Make it into a movie in your head where you see, hear and feel whats its life to achieve that change. Play that movie in your head as often as you can. Make it a great movie, one that you are drawn towards more and more. Work on bringing that sense of fulfilment into your life and/or business.

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Review 2016

December has come upon us so fast. The year seems to have flown by. The Christmas lights are switched on, Christmas trees smell of pine, the post office is beginning to have longer and longer queues. People are sending greeting cards to relatives near and far away. You can get a sense of Christmas in the air. Santa is on his way.


It’s a great time of year to reflect on what you have already achieved this year. Perhaps you did something you have always wanted to do. Perhaps you have started that course or even changed your job. Perhaps you just got that little bit of work done in the house that you have been putting off.  Perhaps you have bought a house, got engaged, or got married. Perhaps you have started a business. Perhaps you have started to work on problem areas in your life, so you can get them sorted.


It is as important to celebrate what you have achieved, as it is to set goals. It’s important to remember your achievements, no matter how small or how big. You have achieved these! Often you think about what you would like to do, but spending time looking at what you have achieved this year is as important. In your hurry through life, TAKE THE TIME to reflect on the postive stuff you have achieved. It will inspire you. It will start a train of thought that puts you on the right track. One that carries you along, drives you. One that motivates you.


Richard Branson does this every year. He will sit and jot down all he has achieved. It’s a reminder of success. So maybe take a leaf from his book and be proud of the positive changes you have made in 2016.


We have more ability to do great things that we think.  As Napoleon Hill said “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.


It’s time to reflect, refocus and review. Really look at the positive changes you have made in 2016, and whether they are very small or very big, remember YOU have achieved them. Celebrate and be proud of your achievements.


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