Have you ever spent time with someone who seems to constantly be down, or always moans about how unhappy they are? Aren’t they draining? Well I was that someone, and that’s took me a good 30 years to not only realise but to admit.
Eventually I got sick of the sound of my own voice and after some brutally honest advice from valued friends I took their advice to stop moaning and do something about it.
I have always been fascinated about why people do what they do, the happy and successful ones and the not so happy or successful ones; and what I learned is for the happy and successful ones, it doesn’t start out as effortless. It takes a decision to make a change, then working at that Every. Single. Day. Until it feels effortless; and just like any habit it really can become a way of life.
So I did that, I took responsibility for my life, I worked at changing my direction. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes successful, and to begin with quite a lot of not very successful at all. Oh and laughter, I love to laugh, it’s what dragges you through when you want to lay face down in the mud and give in.
We need humour in our lives so I coach with honesty, humour and reality.