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Put Life Into Perspective and Appreciate Small Pleasures


“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.

Put life into perspective

On Saturday, I had my event Eat, Pamper, Love. It was a hugely successful morning and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. On the surface, all was well and it was a job well done. Just a week before however, I did not imagine that everything would work out so well.

A week before the event … Read more

3 Lessons a City Break Can Teach You About Living a Fulfilled Life

3 lessons a city break can teach you

I’ve recently become very aware of my own mortality. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always know that someday I’ll take my last breath, however recently I have become much more present to that fact.

Over the past few months, I’ve heard about a number of people dying, through friends and family members, and none of them have been particularly old and frail. People die every day, and this is not the first time there have been multiple deaths in a short space of time, but for some reason, at this point in my life I have become more sensitive to the fact that any day could be my last.

Becoming present to my own mortality and the fragility of life is inspiring me to make bolder choices about my life and take bigger risks. It’s giving me clarity on what exactly I want out of life and the contribution I want to make while I’m still here, as well as what my legacy will be once I’m gone.

By understanding that today could really be my last, I have developed a slight desperation to live my life to the fullest. I want to experience as much as I can and … Read more

My first nomination – versatile blogger

A few months ago I stumbled upon a website that I fell in love with instantly. The name was based on a brilliant and famous personal development book, the principles were totally in alignment with my own, and when I started speaking to lovely lady, Courtney, who runs the site, there was an instant connection. That was when my love for Think and Grow Chick started.

I use Feedly to keep up to date with the latest from all the blogs I’m a fan of and today as per normal, I was reading the latest from Courtney. She had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger award. I thought how cool, and well deserved. I also thought to myself, I hope one day my blog makes such an impact on someone that they feel moved to nominate me for an award.

The rules for the nomination are to:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site!
  2. Tell seven random facts about yourself.
  3. Pay it forward to thirteen versatile bloggers.

I continued reading Courtney’s article, checking out the websites of all the versatile bloggers she had nominated. To my surprise I got to number 13 and it was … Read more

Season’s Greetings

I have learnt a lot this year about gratitude and as such I wanted to take the time out to thank everyone who has supported or taken an interest in anything I have done through LL Coaching this year. Whether you have read or shared a blog, retweeted me on Twitter, attended a workshop or just simply expressed an interest in finding out more, thank you.

I really hope that you and your loved ones enjoy the festive season.

I know some of you will be working during over the festive period, and if you are, I hope it’s a stress-free time. For those of you that have time off, switch off from work, leave your frustrations and concerns at the office and enjoy the time with your loved ones -even if that just means your snuggling up with your duvet!


Whatever you’ll be doing, wherever you will be and whoever you’ll be with, I hope it is a happy and joyous time.

Best wishes,


The Career Supernova

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LL Coaching Newsletter – Clarity… Much Needed Sunshine on a Cloudy Day!

CLARIFY – to make (a statement or situation) less confused and more comprehensible

Clarify is the verb and clarity is the noun and for a long time now, clarity has been one of my favourite words. The reason I love the word clarity is that I know just how powerful it can be when you finally achieve clarity in any situation.

Clarity is like a great beam of light in a dark room or bright sunshine on a grey, dull day. When considering any major life change such a career change or even just a change of job, it is easy to become overwhelmed when all you know is that you need a change, but have no idea what that change needs to be. Alternatively, knowing what the change needs to be but having no idea of how to make that change happen.

As humans we do not cope well with uncertainty, if we did I believe our lives would be much more bearable, probably a lot more enjoyable also. Instead many of us torture ourselves daily with concerns as simple as “Did I lock the door?” to the mother of all concerns “What is the meaning of life?” Granted … Read more

LL Coaching Newsletter – Love is in the Air

LOVE – to feel deep affection

As cliché as it may seem, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so I thought what better time to look at the verb Love, especially as the strapline for LL Coaching is ‘For a career & life you love‘.

Being in a job or career you hate or that makes you unhappy is not that dissimilar to being in a bad or dysfunctional relationship. It can leave you feeling unhappy, frustrated, stressed and lacking self-confidence. Most people looking to change jobs or careers want to do so because they no longer feel fulfilled in their current role. Most of us spend our lives striving for happiness and fulfilment and as most of our adult life is spent at work, if we lack a feeling of joy and fulfilment in our work, we find it hard to be in love with the rest of our lives.

When working with clients who say they hate their jobs or that they want to change careers, more often than not, after working with them for a few weeks, it becomes evident that they do actually enjoy many elements of their job or career. What they normally come to … Read more