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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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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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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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