Conclusion

I was sitting on top of a green mountain in Kerala, watching two hawks soaring and swooping over the valley in front of me, and I asked myself “How does it all tie in together?” and “What is my real passion?” I had always tried to follow my passion, to base my decisions on my core values and the things that are important to me. But somehow I had ended up feeling tired and frustrated anyway. How could that be? What was I doing wrong? With a lot of self-exploration, dancing and writing I figured out that it was all
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Scarcity & Co

Again and again I want to expand, open up, become more, fill my lungs with abundance, lighten my heart with joy and dance through life like a butterfly – well, a butterfly with an attitude, a serious attitude, you wouldn’t want to mess with that butterfly – believe you me! And that’s exactly what happens, again and again! Just when I’m getting to the point where I feel all connected and at peace – cut! – there it is, the reminder that I better be tough, better not let anyone mess with me! And that makes the walls close in
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Silence in my mind

I’m not always in the mood, not always able to connect and feel this sense of being at peace with myself and the world around me. I think to achieve 100% mindfulness I would probably have to go off into the mountains and live like a monk. However, I have discovered a few ‘tricks’ that allow me to be more present, less stressed and more confident in my ability to succeed. 1) I’ve been here before 2) It’ll all work out in the end These two build on past experience. By the time you get to my age (40), you
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Labour Of Love

This lesson is one of the hardest ones for me – even now. I need to remind myself of it again and again: The world doesn’t owe me! Just because I have decided to put my life in the service of connection and the greater good, doesn’t mean that anyone has an obligation to support me in this. It was my decision to follow my passion and I had better get something out of just doing it. Nobody owes me because I’m doing ‘good’. It’s like doing a favour for the person you love. If it is truly a labour
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Share Wisely

The next thing I learned on my journey – and I learned it the hard way – is that I need to give away the work I hate doing, not the work I love doing. I need to surround myself with people who complement me, not with people who love the same stuff that I love. Because I work a lot with volunteers, I always thought (subconsciously) I need to give them the ‘nice’ jobs. So all that was left on my list in the end were the ‘someone-has-to-do-it’ tasks. It made my work days quite frustrating. As a coach
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Start with Substance

Last time I was describing the process of going further and further inside, deeper down into the core of our being. Today I would like to talk about the process of co-creation, starting from the substance, from the depth, bringing some of what I have found deep down within me out to the surface. Imagine you are hosting a party at your house. You buy a cake that has the most beautiful icing on it. It truly looks special. Once you cut into it, you discover that it doesn’t taste nice at all. Every one of your guests just politely
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The Siren Call of Concepts

When clients come to me, they are usually ready for a change. They want to stop moulding themselves to old concepts and start defining who they are by themselves. They want to connect to that truth, to that core, to that deep inner knowing that “there is more to me than this!” They want to break free from these concepts that they have often imposed upon themselves, barely aware of what they were doing. Concepts are tricky like that – they are like stereotypes but more subtle. They are fixed moulds that we try to press ourselves into and they
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Straight To The Source

Okay, I know you have heard this one before and I know that on one level you know it already, we all know it already, but I have to say it again because this false belief is still causing so much damage all around. money does not equal quality or success quality or success does not equal monetary reward We all know the genius engineer who has no people skills and have read about the most intelligent man in the world who has never even got published, let alone made lots of money.* We all know the amazingly talented musicians
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What I have learned

Have you been following your passion for years and still things haven’t just fallen into place magically? Have you had a positive mindset, have you believed in and visualised your success wholeheartedly and still it hasn’t manifested itself effortlessly? Have you been working hard and smart but still your ‘six-figure income’ hasn’t just materialised while you were too busy having fun at work to even notice? If you answered ‘no’ to all the above, then this series of posts is not for you. You’re obviously on a happy path already. If you are not sure or if you even have a
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Finale

CAROLIN At the beginning of the session, Sara wants to share what she wrote last time. “How can I have it all? If I stay connected, re-connect whenever I lose the connection, then I know when and where to set the boundaries, I know how to stay true to myself and stand up for what I really believe in. Deep inside me I have this strength that I have never really tapped into. It’s been lying there, waiting for me to acknowledge it, to connect with it, to live it! Now is the time to be my strongest self, to
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