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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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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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Be Fearless and Trust Yourself

Be Fearless and Trust Yourself

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” ~ Brene Brown

Sometimes in life you have to throw caution to the wind and go with the flow. You have to throw out everything you know to do or have been told or taught to do and follow your instincts.

Normally when I start writing a blog post I have an idea for the title and the content. Today however I am writing free flow to see where this one takes me. I do have an idea about what I want to say, but I do not have a succinct title to focus me.

Until a few months ago, I would spontaneously write each blog post. This meant I had no idea what topic I was going to write about until I sat down to write it. Then I started reading about how to effectively run a successful blog and lots of people recommend having a schedule where you plan in advance what to write each week. So, being the perfectionist that I often am, and keen to blog the “right” way, I created a plan of topics I would write about each week.

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Sweet & Simple Sundays: Exploring Bookshops

Sweet & Simple-bookshop

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Yesterday afternoon I spent over an hour and a half in the Waterstones flagship store in London. It has five floors of books which is literally heaven for me.

I love wandering around bookshops and libraries but yesterday I was actually looking for a book to read for my upcoming holiday. I have a handful loads of books at home that I haven’t read but somehow none of them felt right for the vibe I want to create for my time away. Mainly because most of them are business related books or require personal analysis – nothing fun, light-hearted or that transport you into a different world.

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Tend to Your Own Happiness First

Tend to Your Own Happiness First

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”  ~ Dalai Lama

Happiness is what we’re all striving for. Everything we do is ultimately driven by our desire to be happy. However more often than not, our actions are not in line with our desires.

If you’re anything like I used to be, my own happiness was at the bottom of my “to do” list. I lacked the ability to say no to others and as a result I was constantly busy and very rarely had time to myself to rest, relax or recuperate.

As women, we often find it easier to prioritise taking care of other people’s needs above our own. When we do take time out for ourselves, we feel guilty and our mind is occupied with everything we could or should be doing instead.

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Sweet & Simple Sundays: Summer Showers

Sweet & Simple-summer showers

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller

Here in the UK, one thing we are not in short supply of is rain. We are the nation of umbrellas; the place where you have to carry a “brolly” (what’s us Brits call an umbrella) with you no matter how the day starts out. Even if the sun is blazing, most of us will still have our trusted brolly in our bag, just in case

Personally, I hate rain on a normal day; usually because it’s also cold and grey. However in the summer I feel differently. There is something special about a warm shower on a hot summer’s day. There’s something refreshing and peaceful about it. It has a unique smell and it’s almost always welcomed when the sun has been at it’s hottest for a while.

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3 Unrealistic Expectations of a Career Change

3 Unrealistic Expectations of a Career Change

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” ~ Earl Nightingale

There are many people around the world who are unhappy in their career. If asked, most people would say that they’d gladly change career and would love to do something different. Yet, year after year they find themselves in the same career, feeling more and more dissatisfied.

Some people do take initial action and begin looking into what it would take to change their career. However after a short time, they give up on the idea and resign themselves to the career they are currently in.

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