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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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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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Sweet & Simple Sundays: Sleep

Sweet & Simple-sleep

“Sleep is the best meditation.” ~ Dalai Lama

I come from a family who are experts in sleep. Not in a scientific way, but in a very practical way.

On my dad’s side of the family there are many of us who really appreciate a good snooze. We know how to have a good nap as well as a decent lie in.

My mum on the other hand does not come from a family who appreciate the joy of lying in bed snuggled up with your duvet. This meant when I was growing up, sleep was seen as an essential part of life but not something to indulge in.

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9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Have a Great Start to Your Day

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Have a Great Day

“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

The way you start your day influences the direction the rest of your day will take.

How do you feel when you’ve been to bed late the night before, you’ve woken up late, haven’t had a chance to eat breakfast, missed your bus or train and then arrive at the office feeling behind before you’ve even begun your working day.

God forbid you have a meeting first thing! There’s nothing worse than the feeling of being late for a meeting – well for me at least. Some people have made being late an art form and to me appear not to have a care in the world when it comes to being late. However, in the professional domain, consistently turning up late is not accepted.

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Sweet & Simple Sundays: Laughter

Sweet & Simple-laughter

“A good time to laugh is any time you can.” ~Linda Ellerbee

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m almost always smiling and laughing. Life is too short to be a misery so I take every opportunity to laugh. My friends are all people that I laugh with every time we speak. I don’t watch much television but the programmes I do watch are generally ones that I know will make me laugh. The Big Bang Theory is one of those programmes. I find it hilarious and I absolutely know that there will be laugh out loud laughter from start to finish.

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7 Effective Practices for Overcoming Procrastination

7 procrastination practices

 

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ~Napoleon Hill

For as long as I can remember, I have had a volatile relationship with time. No matter what is going on in my life, I’ve always felt as though I don’t have enough time. I’m sure I am not the only person who feels this way.

There’s always something to be done, somewhere to be and someone to see. I used to get totally overwhelmed by all the things I felt I had to do with my time. The 9 to 5, household chores, cooking, shopping, seeing friends and family, hobbies and so much more.

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SWEET & SIMPLE SUNDAYS: NATURE

Sweet-Simple-nature

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~ Alice Walker

Taking time out to be in and appreciate the beauty of nature is one of the most peaceful things I can think of. Just looking at the image above invokes a sense of calm. If you think about meditation and relaxation sounds, they often include sounds from nature.

Although I’m not a fan of the cold weather, I can still appreciate the beauty of nature in the Autumn and Winter months. From the beautiful range of colours in Autumn as the leaves begin to fall to the serenity of freshly fallen snow, it’s all wonderful. Each season brings it’s own character, views and experience – something to be admired and something to savor.

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5 benefits of volunteering when considering a career change

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“Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.” ~ Gillian Anderson

Volunteering has many benefits; not only for you, but also for the organisation and the beneficiaries of the work the organisation delivers.

It comes in many forms. Some voluntary opportunities are flexible whilst others can be for a fixed period of time. There are some voluntary positions where you are required to do a specific role or provide certain skills. At the same time there are other voluntary roles that require you to get involved across the entire organisation, depending on its size.

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Sweet & Simple Sundays: Football

Sweet-Simple-football

“Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or on some small remote island – or you’re just not a football fan, you’ll know that the World Cup is in full swing.

I’m not going to go into a full blown analysis of the results so far or even predict a team to win the competition, as chances are you’re not actually interested.

However, I will talk about why I’ve chosen Football as a sweet and simple pleasure.

I grew up watching football with my dad, both on the TV and regularly attending matches. I loved it and I still do. In fact for the past seven years, I’ve worked as a Steward for the team I support – Arsenal – on home match days.

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