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Time to re-energise!

Erin Landells
Monday, April 24, 2017

Can you believe a third of 2017 is over already? It must be time to re-energise for the year ahead!

In my last post, I encouraged you to choose one word to represent how you want to live in 2017. Today, your challenge is to select an inspirational image.

I participated in this powerful activity as part of my Gallup Strengths Coach training.

We had to select a photo that represented ourselves as coaches. I loved the diversity in people's responses. I remember one coach selected a photo of an old train track. They envisaged themselves providing the structure and helping clients move forward. Another participant selected a photo of a teacher with a young student.

I chose a photo of the sparks from a welder. It reminded me of fireworks. I wanted to ignite the passion in people - to ignite the spark and see people shine.

Which image represents how you want to be or what you want to achieve in 2017?

I've included 9 photos to inspire you. You will likely think of others! Take your time to choose an image that is inspirational and speaks to your heart.

These more abstract words and images provide an energising theme to keep you motivated. I write about the power of themes rather than goals in the Find my niche book.

I'd love to see which image or photo you choose so please email them through! Or post them to the Find my niche facebook page so you can share your inspiration with others!

The Find my niche book may also help you work out what you are passionate about, what energises you, and will assist you to reflect on your personal strengths.

I also have a list of great books that might help on my website.

I look forward to helping you find your niche!

Happy new year!

Erin Landells
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy new year!

Are you ready for 2017? What exciting things do you have planned?

I love the idea of giving yourself 'one word' for the new year (rather than setting goals). I first heard about this idea from Dr Jason Fox. Last year he made a video about it and the year before he wrote this post about it.

Last year, I chose the word 'zen' which was important as I was expecting a baby and my four-year-old was starting kindergarten (which all happened in the same week!). Zen reminded me to go with the flow, worry only about what I could change, and just generally stay calm! It was fabulous.

I'm still contemplating my word for 2017. As I'm about to finish my PhD. after almost 9 years (!), I want to focus on connecting with my friends and family - rather than just working hard!

How do you want to live your life this year? Take your time to choose a word that is inspirational and speaks to your heart. Let me know how you go!

I've also been quiet with my newsletter lately but I've been saving up some great articles, like this one on the incalculable value of finding a job you love.

The Find my niche book may also help you work out what you are passionate about, what energises you, and will assist you to reflect on your personal strengths.

I also have a list of great books that might help on my website.

So, make a plan to live your best life where you are right now.

I look forward to helping you find your niche!

Let me know which word you choose!
Erin 
 
 

30 days of luck - day 30

Erin Landells
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The final day of the 30 days of luck challenge! A fun challenge for today - make a list of all the reasons you're lucky!

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 29

Erin Landells
Monday, August 29, 2016

An opportunity for reflection today. Think about the past 29 days of challenges - what changes have you noticed? What do you think has made a difference to you?

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 28

Erin Landells
Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aaaah - a relaxation challenge. Just what the doctor ordered. How will you introduce more relaxation into your day today?

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 27

Erin Landells
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Take the time today to send a favourite memory of growing up to your mum or dad. I did this for 30 days and it was wonderful for both my mum and I.

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 26

Erin Landells
Friday, August 26, 2016

Today's challenge is an easy one! Try a new place - for a coffee, lunch or dinner.

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 25

Erin Landells
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Today's challenge is to reflect on your personal strengths or talents.

If you haven't completed the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment before, you can complete it here. It costs about $15 USD and takes about 45 minutes.

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 24

Erin Landells
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Today's challenge is to attend a networking event. Find an event local to you!

Create a rule to encourage you to meet new people. Talk to all the people wearing red?

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.

30 days of luck - day 23

Erin Landells
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's challenge is to phone someone rather than emailing or texting them.

At the end of the day, reflect on three things that went well today, and why.

If you're keen, post your reflection here.