Updated: May 26
Welcome to the first of many blogs.
Where better to start than giving an overview of my approach to having a human life and learning along the way? And I’ve learned a lot! I now have a fair few years to lend hindsight to my mistakes and successes, as well as 40 plus years experience working with people facing challenges. I’ve learned that other people have takes on similar situations, and there is no right way: believe me when I tell you that this is not the way I was brought up. My parents were meticulous planners and to the outward eye, mostly appeared to get things right. So yes, there was pretty much a right way to do many things. For example, our house was never burgled, and I know that’s in common with many other folk, but it also may have had something to do with the 6 locks on the front door! That was very unfortunate for a child who had a profound fear of fire! Nowadays I don’t take such fastidious precautions myself, but then again I have 3 dogs on site to alert me to possible intruders! In our family, I was considered to be a bit of a rebel and risk taker, and sometimes just for the sake of it…. which is unfair! However, apart from that I guess I internalised quite a fair few habits and ideas without ever exercising a conscious choice . Not only did my behaviour run scripts that I didn’t question, there were many that I hadn’t consciously chosen. All things have led me back to our relationship with our thinking. whether its conscious or not, and the impact that this has upon how we “do” life: things we have learned, habits formed, reactions to our experiences and our human default survival reaction to keep ourselves safe as a response to danger or trauma. Perception, I have found, is key to the potential to transform situations. Apply it to different aspects of life and you have huge resource of alternatives and possibilities. I’m not an “evangelical” sort of person or coach but I can confirm that once you “get it” you’ve opened a door to all sorts of changes and untapped potential. “CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT THINGS, AND THE THINGS YOU THINK ABOUT CHANGE”
Thanks you for reading my blog: I will always welcome any comments, questions and observations.