Even though I had dreamed of creating a new life in France since my early 30s, in the end it took one simple change in perception for me to be do so.
For 15 years or more, I had the dream but it was always just that… a dream. In my mind, I did not truly believe that it was possible. Then, while on holiday here in the Dordogne in 2016, I got talking to a few people who had left their homelands, moved here, and were living the life which I dreamt of. All of a sudden, I realized that, if it was possible for them and many others, it had to be possible for me too. These were not millionaires, they were ordinary people with jobs like me. All I needed to do was to change the way I was thinking. I needed to change the narrative that I had in my head of “that kind of life is for others and not for me”. I needed to tell a different story if I was to shape my future consciously. After all, the word “conscious” implies that we are awake and aware of what is going on in our mind as well as of the choices we make.
Within 10 months of me changing my narrative to “If it is possible for them, then it is possible for us”, we had left Ireland and moved, lock, stock, and barrel to the Dordogne. We have never looked back.
That is not to say that there weren’t other practical obstacles and challenges to be overcome on the journey – you can find out about some of them here.
But big change always starts at the level of thought. That’s why it is always where I start with new Life Coaching clients. People come to me ready for change and often with a good idea of what they want to change. But the bottom line is that, until you become conscious of your thoughts and beliefs about certain things, you cannot consciously shape your future.
Why not give it a go right now…
What 1 thing would you love to change?
Do you believe that it is possible for that change to happen?
Do you think you are capable of doing whatever is required of you to allow that change?
If you spend some time journalling with these questions you will inevitably unearth a lot of limiting thought patterns about yourself, life, what is possible, and what is not possible.
However, it is often hard to do this on your own. That’s why I hired a Life Coach to help me figure things out 20 years ago this month. From that one decision, the rest of my life started changing, little by little, until I am now living a life which I could literally only dream of back then.
That is also why I am offering RE:NEW my new 12 month program for 8 women starting this September. This transformational journey will start with 3 months of reviewing where you are, what choices you have made that have brought you to this point, what you have learned along the way, and, most importantly, what thoughts and beliefs have brought you here. Only once you become conscious of all this, can you start to consciously shape a different future for yourself.
This may all sound very simple, and, in truth, it is very easy to change your mind and, therefore, change your future. However, in my own life and in my experience of working with Life Coaching clients over the last 18 years, I have realized that we do need the support of others, and, often, a professional to guide us through the process of transformation.
Over coming weeks, I will be sharing some more ideas with you which have helped me and my Life Coaching clients a lot over the last 18 years and which will form the basis of my upcoming 12 month course called RE:NEW which starts on September 28. You can watch the videos below.
I hope that these short videos and blogs will be supportive for those of you who want to consciously shape your lives.
To find out more about how you can shape your life consciously through some Life Coaching sessions with me, click here.
Watch all the videos on this playlist by clicking on the top right below…