NB – remember you don’t have to buy the books – just borrow them from the library! I’ve added links to them on Amazon just in case.

Getting to know yourself, and what might work for you

What we often find in life is that when we are struggling, its because we aren’t ‘congruent’ – our outer life (what we are doing), our inner-self (who we are / what we believe) and our physical wellness – are at odds with each other / are not in balance.  This is a simple exercise to get you thinking about who you are and to help clarify what areas you aren’t clear on – so that you can work towards a more congruent life.

Try it: Answer the questions in this image, in any order. You can do this by making a list of bullet points, or draw a mind map – whatever works for you.

Are there any questions you struggled to answer?


Figuring out your Values


Working on your “why”


Working with Fear


Working with goal setting

  • Create a sense of vision for your future – My Life in Ten Years Time
  • Identify goals across a range of life areas – Life Areas
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs can help you to align your goals with your needs – Maslow
  • Set new goals at the end of a year, by reflecting on the previous year (actually you can do this exercise at any time)- New Year Review

On gratitude

  • Chase Jarvis chats to A.J. Jacobs on Gratitude – watch


When the struggle (to make progress) is real

  • Willpower doesn’t work – article
  • The Lean Career Change: How To Reduce The Risk And Increase The Speed Of Your Shift, career shifters, read here.
  • How to Get Better at the Things You Care About, Ted talk by Eduardo Briceno
  • The One Thing, Gary Keller, buy here