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Are you living your ideal life? (plus a fantastic eCourse to help you ensure you do).

 

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These days my life is a constant recalibration, a regular ‘check in’ of an adrenal system at risk of overdrive, the consequence of a Type A personality battling to find the STOP button. Only a couple of short years ago, there was little, if any, ‘self assessment’. On and on I charged, pushing as hard as I could to reach those targets, surpass expectations, to succeed. It wasn’t long before the universe had other plans for me, landing me flat on my back, incapable of writing a ‘to do’ list, let alone conquering one. It was at that point I knew I needed to find (and properly manage) said STOP button, before I blew another gasket and drove myself to an early grave.

So here I am, 3 years on from a CFS diagnosis. I’m as healthy as can be, establishing a new business and career that incorporates all that I am most passionate about – whole foods, clean living and boundless energy. Nearly 18 (very intensive) months in, I’m pinching myself that my career has transformed in such a way (from a corporate office to a highly diverse home based business), yet I’m deeply aware of a marked neglect in other areas of my life, of values that I hold dear. It was this awareness that lead me to the door of Melbourne Meditation Teacher and creative business coach , Kate James of Total Balance.

Kate James, of Total Balance.

Kate James, of Total Balance.

Over 2.5 hours, Kate helped clarify those values that are most important to me, the combination of which will enable me to live my ideal life – one of balance, freedom, connection and authenticity. Kate encouraged me to dream, think big and to pursue the things I love in a balanced and authentic way. During this session we put a number of action steps and goals in place that would ensure I don’t get lost in the ‘noise’ of a busy career, rather fostering a life that is true to all those values held dear. As simple as these steps may seem, they include a 15 meditation in the middle of every day to help calm my adrenals and enforce rest and stillness; an exercise regime that must never come second to work demands; restricted social media activity (i.e. switching off a night) and most importantly, blocking out time in the diary for connection – with friends and family and other interests outside of work.

During the birth and growth of my business, I have found it easy to get lost in the noise, hurling along from one task to another. Now however, I am armed with a bunch of commitments and a sense of accountability to Kate, with a checklist in black and white serving to remind me of my digressions. It’s now about recalibrating, again and again.

I wonder, do you feel the need to stop, to re-evaluate your direction? Are you living your ideal life? Have you taken the time to consider what your ideal life even looks like? Perhaps like me, you need guidance – to help map your values and ensure you are in fact living the life of your dreams.

I’m very excited to share Kate with you today, along with her fantastic eCourse entitled Dream, Discover. Do. This highly comprehensive 8 week eCourse will help you discover your strengths and values, it’ll help you identify any limiting beliefs holding you back from following your dreams, and it’ll help you create change in your life to ensure you are living your version of an authentic, meaningful life. For all the information you need, including a little video snap shot of the wonderful Kate, jump on over here. The course commences 14th February.

Don’t wait until the universe slaps you on the back – be your truth, now.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. The Wired & Tired Trainer #

    Reading this post was like reading about myself, Amy. Thank you so much for this! Your experience is so close to what I’ve just recently experienced… “Being stopped by the universe”, really explains it so well!
    I’m so happy to see you so healthy now! It reassures me and motivates me to keep working hard to be well again!!
    Love your posts!

    January 28, 2014
    • So pleased you enjoyed it, thank you for your feedback 🙂

      January 28, 2014
  2. Thank you for writing the truth about how so many of us live! It’s so important to look after yourself and those around you. I’m definitely going to try that rest in the middle of the day and as my yoga instructor says if you can lie flat on your back, even better for those adrenals and your nervous system! Forget that everyone may think we’re losing it! x

    January 28, 2014
  3. adventuresinfussyeating #

    Thank you for saying the truth about how most of us live! I’m definitely going to try the midday rest to give those adrenals a break. As my yoga instructor tells me, it’s even better for your body if you can lie flat on your back. Haven’t quite worked out how to make that happen in a busy office but will try! 🙂

    January 28, 2014

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