Call it a midlife crisis, existential angst or just a desire to really start living authentically
Many of us wonder if there’s more to life than the path we’ve been on until now.
The routine of Monday morning to Sunday night, the little daily sacrifices we make to our wellbeing, the pressure to meet everyone else’s needs but our own…Is this really as good as it’s going to get?
We’re not going to drop out, or retire, or fade in to the shadows! We want to shake things up! We want to feel excited to get out of bed, feed our creativity, make an impact. But we don’t want to sell our soul either. We want to live on our terms. After all, if not now, when?
I’ve got to that point too. And I’ve realised that midlife doesn’t have to be a crisis. It can be a crossroads, the start of a new chapter, the time to place your your bets on turning your dream into a plan.
I’ve just launched an exciting new online programme for anyone standing at that crossroads saying “Yes, that’s me...but how?” and I’m so pleased to share it with you. A Brilliant Gamble Online is a self-paced programme of videos and exercises that help you navigate from midlife crisis/existential angst/what’s it all about, this life thing to making decisions about what you want to taking the actions to make it a reality.
At each new phase in my life - the end of my 20s, starting a family, hitting my 40s, and now as I enter the menopause and middle age - I’ve taken a gamble. Instead of ignoring my changing wants, needs, circumstances and capabilities, I’ve taken a fork in the road. Sometimes it was something simple like letting my hair go grey. Sometimes it was more dramatic like selling the house and setting off on an adventure around Europe with my daughter and dogs. And I’ve helped hundreds of other people to do the same - to embrace their new life stage and write some new stories.
Life starts feeling different when you start making decisions, choosing your state and taking action. This time next year you could still be struggling to balance it all and wondering whether this is as good as it gets...or you could be reaping the rewards of your gamble and learning a heck of a lot about yourself in the process.
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there has to be a much, much better way
We’re all about a blended life. Making a living without forgetting to live. Doing work you love without sacrificing your soul. Being true to yourself without dropping out. Making a big splash without spreading yourself too thin.
True, that’s not how most people live their life. But why should that stop you taking the brilliant gamble on there being a much, much better way?
Does work have to be this way? No it doesn’t. You don’t have to sacrifice your soul to be successful in your career. And you don’t have to drop out to find a blend of work and life that works for you.
Each week I talk to people who are proving that the old, 20th century way of working is well past its sell-by-date. I bring you practical ideas about how you can configure a life where work, family and self are integrated seamlessly based on 20 years of coaching clients around the globe.
AND I share what I’m learning from my own digital nomad adventure as I unpick my hardwired working habits...or at least try to! Join me on a quest to find a better way!
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A BRILLIANT GAMBLE ONLINE
At a crossroads? Feeling like there’s got to be a better way to blend the different aspects of work and life than this? Are you thinking about taking a Brilliant Gamble of your own?
A Brilliant Gamble Online is now live - Full of fun, practical, challenging and supportive videos, guidance and exercises, this self-paced course guides you through your journey.
From committing to the life you want through taking decisive actions to turning your dream into a plan. Life only starts feeling different when you start making decisions, choosing your state and taking action. This time next year you could still be struggling to balance it all...or you could be reaping the rewards of your gamble and learning a heck of a lot about yourself in the process. You can read testimonials from others here.
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Each year I work with a handful of individuals who want to figure out what they want, what they care about, what they have to offer and what the right choice is for them. And then, together, we figure out how to make it happen.
I believe it is possible to find meaning and purpose in your work and really make a difference. And sometimes to be true to who you are you have to make a change. Maybe now is that time. In our 1-2-1 coaching, I'll inspire, guide and encourage you to look at what's possible, disrupt the status quo and bring about change.