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Multipotentialites Pathfinding

Create Space

Create Space

Thanks to Marie Kondo and a general trend for simplifying your life, decluttering has become a buzzword. Working on myself and with my clients over the last few years has confirmed for me that creating space is a vital first step in the process of finding out what you want to do. In order to change your life, you need a “Space2Change” (boom, boom!). 

If you feel stuck because you have been putting the needs of others before your own for so long that you don’t know anymore what you want yourself, you need to create a space in which to find yourself. This can be a whole room if that’s available to you or even a desk that is just for you. You need to create a blank canvas on which you can paint your dreams.

I know that some creatives thrive on clutter, but it is usually their own - little things they have picked up here and there that inspire them. And if your desk or space ends up being cluttered in this way, that is fine! Once the clutter reflects your own interests and dreams. And if you get stuck again - you know what to do first!

Decluttering helps people who are overwhelmed with choice or never had the freedom to decide what they wanted to do. When you declutter, you are getting rid of all the things that are no longer important to you, so the things that are important to you can be noticed. You will get a clearer picture of what it is you want in your life and what you don’t. On an energy level, all the things you surround yourself with take energy from you. When you get rid of things, you also free up more energy, especially creative energy. And decluttering will give you a sense of success - you have achieved something even if it is just tidying up one drawer. In turn, this feeling of achievement will motivate you to take action. So, even if decluttering might sound like a great way of procrastinating, it is actually a way of getting you out of procrastination and into action. Because decluttering is taking action.

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Pathfinding

3 Words 2017 Review

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

January is the month to review the last year and make plans for the new one. So, it is time to see what effect my three words for 2017 have had. My words were Healthy – Clear – Pause.

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Pathfinding

3 Words to Keep You on Track in 2017

3 Words to Keep You on Track in 2017

I am wishing you all a Happy New Year!

The beginning of the year is a good time to think about what you want to achieve this year. I don’t mean the famous New Year’s resolutions but something wider and strategic. What kind of life do you want to live?

 

To kick off proceedings this year, I am trying Chris Brogan’s way of picking 3 words for the year to guide me and keep me on course. I tried it with one last year, but it didn’t go so well. It took me about a week to settle on my three words. I made an initial selection and then mulled over them for a few days till I found the words that felt right. My 3 words for this year and why I picked them:

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Career Change Pathfinding

Finding Work as an Immigrant

Finding work as an Immigrant

Last week I had the pleasure of running a Pathfinding and Career Workshop for Spirasi, an organisation that works with refugees. It was inspiring to see how many want to learn and succeed in their new home. But some are disheartened because they feel it is harder for them to find work in Ireland. Immigrants might have more obstacles to overcome, but they are not insurmountable. No matter where you come from, you always have options. It is just a matter of continuously improving your English and being creative in your job search by meeting as many people as possible and rework your CV to make you stand out. My father did it as a Spanish immigrant coming to Germany and I have done it here in Ireland. And if we can do it, so can you!

If you feel you need help, contact me at maite@space2change.com.

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Barbara Sher Success Teams Career Change Multipotentialites Pathfinding

Registration for Barbara Sher Success Team Dublin Now Open

Barbara Sher Success Team starting soon in Dublin!

Barbara Sher Success Team starting soon in Dublin!

HOW TO GET

WHAT YOU REALLY

WANT

(even if you have no goals,

no character, and you’re often in a lousy mood)

Have you always wanted a career in television? A house by the sea? Your own horse? A terrific partner?

We’re starting a SUCCESS TEAM to help you get what you want.

I can't thank Maite enough for building such an amazing Success Team. I really feel like we've become a team who supports each other and achieve our goals. I can without a doubt say that I would have NOT achieved one of the goals that I had dreamed about for a long long time without the support and encouragement of the team. I can't believe I have achieved it!
Aine Teahan
www.aineteahan.com

It takes more than desire to make a wish come true. It needs ongoing, sustained effort over an extended period of time. It needs support and encouragement when times get tough, and there are inevitable interruptions, setbacks, and fears that are part of every journey to the top.

The Success Team will do this for you in only 8 weeks! You'll begin the process of finding and pinpointing your goal, overcome your obstacles, create strategies and map out a plan of action. You'll turn your plans into a schedule, report in on any goal-directed actions every week and brainstorm any obstacles.

I didn’t really know anybody in the team and that made it all even more interesting. We talked about goals, and dreams (big and small) and obstacles, and before we knew it we had become a team ready to help each other succeed. Maite was excellent at structuring the meetings and making sure every person contributed equally to the process. Personally, it made an amazing and interesting journey. While some team members knew exactly what they wanted, I simply wasn’t so sure. I started a discovery process that gave me focus and momentum. Months later I am still as strong and I feel I now have the tools to work on other goals (not only for work, but for anything at all!) and also to helping other people succeed too.
Ana Dorado
www.abdphotography.ie

This is how the Success Team will run:

  • We meet for 8 weeks for 2 hours each week.

  • The team will help you find your dream or develop an action plan to achieve your goal. It will also provide support, ideas and contacts to follow up.

  • Between meetings you will be given assignments to complete.

I would love to welcome you in your very own Success Team and help you find and make your dream come true! 

Registration is Now Open

Only 4 Spaces Available. Registration closes Monday, 26th September 2016.

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Career Change Multipotentialites Pathfinding

Dream Career or just a Hobby?

Hopefully by now you have an idea of your dream job or business. Now I want to make sure that you indeed love what you want to do. So, the next thing is to test your dream against reality. A lot of people find themselves in their dream career, only to realise that it is not what they thought. I know several people who became yoga teachers and belatedly realised that practising it full-time took all the fun out of it. Opening a scuba-diving school in Thailand might seem like an endless holiday, but it is very hard work and will leave you only little time to enjoy the sun and beach yourself. Beware of escape fantasies you have when you hate your job.

So, how can you test your dream? There are two ways:

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Career Change Pathfinding

How to overcome your Money Block

How to overcome your Money Block

 

Today I am going to write about one of the biggest obstacles that prevents people from following their dreams – the Moolah! This can be a major block for people especially if they have responsibilities (children, car, mortgage etc.) and cause anxiety. But as with the other obstacles (read about them in my earlier blogs), you need to take a closer look.

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Career Change Pathfinding

I don’t have the Qualifications

I don’t have the Qualifications

 

Last week we dealt with the limiting belief of I am too Old. This week I will talk about another common belief that frequently blocks my clients – I don’t have the qualifications.

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Career Change Pathfinding

I am too Old

I am too Old

 

One of the things people tell themselves why they cannot follow their dreams is “I am too old”. I told myself this when it came to my childhood dream of becoming a ballet dancer. I was not allowed to do ballet as a child. Even through my teens, I told myself that I was too old because I believed that you had to start ballet as a child to be successful. I imagined that even if I started then, I would be the oldest in a class full of children and would feel embarrassed.

It took me till the age of thirty to realise

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Career Change Pathfinding

Love, Rock, Need

It took me several years and many exercises to figure out what I wanted to do. I now want to share with you a few exercises that have worked for me. Have you tried the Day in Heaven exercise yet? Congratulations if you got a full picture of your life from it. If not, here is another exercise for you.