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Hi I’m Leanne Lindsey and I’d like to welcome you to the LL Coaching website. I absolutely love inspiring, motivating and supporting professional women who have had enough of feeling bored, fed up and unfulfilled and want a career and life they love!

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Goodbye Old Year, Hello New Year!

Goodbye Old Year

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” ~ Melody Beattie

First off let me wish you the happiest of New Years!

I hope you enjoyed your NYE celebrations and you are not feeling too fragile today.

Over the past few years I’ve had a very low key NYE night, spent with family watching the Jools Holland NYE special, listening to great artists perform; a calm, peaceful and loving start to the year.

Despite my simple celebrations to mark the start of the new year, I’ve been putting in a lot of work over the past few weeks to prepare for this new chapter.

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How Do You Want to Feel in 2015?

How do you want to feel in 2015

“Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself …nothing is impossible!” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

As we approach the end of the year, and the build up of Christmas has passed, thoughts turn to the New Year and resolutions.

I’ve said several times on my blog at this time of year that I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions as I know how fickle and unrealistic they can often be.

Recently I attended a women’s circle run by a friend of mine at Alternatives and she asked us how we want to feel each day in 2015. My friend Mary, is also not a fan of resolutions and suggested it was much more effective to focus on how you want to feel every day.

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5 Ways to Get and Stay Motivated in 2015

5 Ways to Get and Stay Motivated in 2015

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain

Motivation is like a superpower. When you have it, it’s seems all things are possible. You’re energised, focused and creative. No obstacle or challenge is too great. However, when that baby leaves the building, forget it! You’re back to a dull and frustrating existence.

With one month of the year left and thoughts turning towards the big “C”, yep Crimbo, it can be easy to launch into the new year with ambitious resolutions but absolutely no thought to what went well this year, what flopped and what you need to do differently to move even closer to living a career and life you love.

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Put Life Into Perspective and Appreciate Small Pleasures

perspective

“Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.” ~ Karolina Kurkova

Over the past week, I have been reminded of three things:

1. In life,  sh*t happens but that it’s not what happens to you but how you react to what happens to you that makes a difference

2. More often than not, situations we generally view as disastrous, are normally not that serious

3. No matter how bad you think your current circumstances are, there is always someone somewhere going through something worse

Too often in life we feel as though life is happening to us and that we have no control. Sometimes you plan, organise and play your role and things still do not work out and instead of looking at what to do differently next time, we enter victim mode or alternatively rage mode.

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Quit Trying to Achieve All Your Goals and Just Pick One

Pick One Goal

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau

In last week’s blog post I spoke about how to avoid future regret with 3 simple steps. Chances are that you read that blog and hopefully you found it useful. I’m guessing however that you’ve probably not done anything differently since reading the article.

Maybe you made a start but have not followed the steps consistently each day. The reason I know this is because I am no different to you. Despite knowing that the steps will move me closer to achieving my goals, I still do not consistently take the actions I know I should.

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Avoid Future Regrets With Three Simple Steps

Avoid Future Regrets

“When you get older, it’s not about what you did that you regret, it’s what you didn’t do.” ~ Grace Slick

Everyone I know has a list of goals and aspirations they would like to achieve. Some people have huge goals like becoming mayor of their town, whilst other have much smaller goals such as losing a few pounds. Some people have their goals in their head whilst others have them written down.

I have a number of aspirations that I would like to achieve during my lifetime and I regularly write them down.

Having goals is not uncommon, what is uncommon is people actually achieving those goals. Over the past few months it has really become apparent to me just how many of us have dreams that we in fact sabotage on a daily basis, without the conscious awareness that we are doing so.

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Are you ready to be liberated from your protective armour?

Armour

“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead

If you receive my weekly newsletter, you will know that I am organising an event called Eat, Pamper, Love that will happen on September 6th in London.

Recently, when sharing about the event with a friend, he asked me why I was doing it.

I gave him a response that went something like:

I think it’s really important for women to take care of themselves and their well being and too many women are at the bottom of their “to do” list. I want to create a space that allows women to take time out for themselves without feeling guilty.

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Loving You is Easy ‘Cause You’re Beautiful

Loving You is Easy

“Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” ~ Tyra Banks

Actually, is it that easy? Loving yourself I mean.

And just how beautiful do you really think you are?

The title of this blog post is taken from the lyrics of a seventies hit by Minnie Riperton called “Lovin’ You“. Recently whilst lying on a sun lounger on holiday, reflecting on the previous few weeks, the song popped into my head which led on to some more in depth reflection.

I am currently coaching on a three month personal development programme where I am coaching five people. Although I am a coach, I am also required to participate in the course as if I am also a coachee. As a result, I have had several personal revelations.

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Take Time to Relax and Disconnect

Take Time to Relax and Disconnect

“Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.” ~ Pope Francis

At the time of writing this, I am five days into an eight day holiday. I spent three days in my home away from home, also known as the island of Tenerife and I am now on the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria.

I made a vow to myself before setting off on my summer holiday that I would have limited access to technology. I wanted to spend time reading, writing and relaxing rather than being at the mercy of emails and social media updates.

In today’s technology driven world it can be a challenge to completely disconnect. Many of us have become reliant on technology for every day matters and in a lot of instances it saves time and money.

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SWEET & SIMPLE SUNDAYS: ICE CREAM

Sweet & Simple-ice-cream

 

“My love for ice cream emerged at an early age – and has never left!” ~ Ginger Rogers

It is no coincidence that I’m currently sunning myself in the Canary Islands and I’ve chosen ice cream as this week’s sweet and simple pleasure.

Since almost eliminating dairy from my diet, ice cream is something I now only have occasionally. I have always loved ice cream and it’s one of the foods I’ve missed the most since reducing dairy in my diet. Luckily I have found a dairy-free alternative that tastes good, and enjoy that from time to time.

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