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Reinventing the promise of change at New Year

Reinventing the promise of change at New Year

I used to love the promise of a New Year, wiping the slate clean, starting afresh, everything seemed possible.

Yet after a while I felt disillusioned and New Years became anticlimactic – all the hope of anew but nothing ever really changed. Now I know why, and I feel totally reconnected with the possibilities of a New Year again.

So if you are feeling nonchalant about transitioning into this New Year, keep reading and see if what I’ve discovered resonates for you too.

 

The key ingredient to my epic New Year lies with my mindset. If I am not accountable for the changes and committed to making them, then it just isn’t going to happen. So in order to get myself in the perfect mindset to actively and Consciously Create my change I start by giving myself some space to reflect on what lessons I’ve learnt over the past year and acknowledge how much I’ve grown, evolved and experienced. This gives me the basis for setting my intentions for the year ahead of what I want more or less of by way of feelings, experiences and achievements.

Once I’ve got those reflections down, understood, I can use them as a compass of sorts when I’m navigating decisions, opportunities and challenges in the future. If I’m in alignment with my Years intentions it keeps me accountable and observant and on course to my destination. I feel therefore throughout the year as though I am in control, purposeful and intentional and striving to achieve. To me that is what makes for an epic and memorable New Year.

 

Something to note in all of this though, as you follow the below process. You can only answer for yourself, your feelings, thoughts and behaviours as that is all that is within your specific control. This is usually something you may need to keep checking in on when you write your responses.

Although it may be comforting or familiar to do so, try not to rely on someone else leading the way first when you create your responses and intentions, especially when it comes to letting go of things. Take ownership of your feelings, become accountable and either decide to let it go because its the best thing for you, or don’t – but do not kid yourself into thinking its the fault of someone else first. That right there is an illusion, an easy out.

 

It’s far better to be honest with yourself and just confirm that you’re not ready to release that feeling or relationship or memory yet and that is ok. With this whole process there is no judgement at all, just a way for you to get to know yourself a little bit more at this time, this part of your journey.

 

If you feel like following my lead and getting set to rediscover the promise of change this New Year it’s not too late, grab a pen and paper and give yourself the space to answer the following questions and see how better prepared and more excited you feel to kick start this New Year – and enjoy!

 

  • What were your greatest challenges and obstacles this past year?
  • What did each of them teach you, how did they enable your growth?
  • What were your top five stand out experiences of the year?
  • On the back of that reflection:
    • What are you holding on to, a belief, a feeling or a memory that no longer serves you and
    • would be of benefit to you to release?
    • What would it take for you to let that go? (Appreciating your own responsibilities and accountabilities here)
  • What would you like to experience more of, or have more of in the New Year?
  • What would it take for you to step into creating the space to welcome that new good stuff?
  • For the New Year to be a stand out year what does it need to include?
  • How can you take action to enable those changes to come about?
  • Where’s your mindset?
    • Are you open to making the necessary changes to grow, learn and experience? Or
    • are you hearing a fixed mindset voice resisting?
  • What would it take to release those resisting feelings if they are self limiting and no longer serving you? (Again check your accountability here, you can only change what you are responsible for)
  • Set your intentions by way of a few sentences of what this New Year will hold for you
  • Now list your purposeful actionable steps to support your intentions, as you are the creator of your future.

You can also keep the answers to these questions and reflect back on them throughout the year. This isn’t just a one time only gig here, you are creating good habits to better control and navigate your life purposefully and intentionally. So dipping into these questions at any point you feel you need a good old dose of motivation or a jolly good reminder as to what you were doing and why, or even how far you have come, do it.

 

If you’re keen to continue on with the process once you get into it you can follow this with some goal setting, check out my ‘7 steps to Create your Goal and Stick to it!’ Having some goals in place to align with your New Year intentions will be great to compound your purposeful mindset and will have you noticing change, because you’re clearly defining your path.

 

As always I’d love to know how this works for you, comment below, email or message me.

 

A very Happy, Intentional and Positive New Year to you!!!

With Gratitude always,

 

 

Alison Callan is The Clarity and Success Coach for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, as well as an International Award Winner in Business, and Internationally Accredited Coach and Certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Mindfulness Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker and the Creator of the #1 International Best Selling book ‘The Conscious You and the #1 Best Selling Co-Author of the book ‘You Are Meant For More‘.

Alison is committed to helping you mindfully align with your mission to create Conscious Business with Purpose, Confidence and Ease. So that you live a life you love and deserve with Clarity through Conscious Creation.

 

Check out more on Alison Callan on her WebsiteFacebook and LinkedIn pages, or schedule a Discovery call to work with Alison now.

Getting motivated again in Business, and building a big purposeful vision!

Getting motivated again in Business, and building a big purposeful vision!

Sarah has two businesses and is a multifaceted business women, she is a homeopath, craniosacral therapist and Reiki master and founded the business North Lakes Homeopathy. Sarah also formulated and created another business, Natures Happiness providing plant based formulas for toddlers who had intolerances. Both businesses were and are successful. So, when Sarah reached out looking for a Coach she had to have a significant goal in mind.

 

 

Sarah wanted motivation and support to get clarity and focus in Natures Happiness to bring about her newest product an infant formula, which had already been in the making for over a year. Sarah knew it was time to get serious, to identify the right process to get the product manufactured for the right price with the best formulation and to then develop her marketing strategies. She needed to know how to get her heart and motivation back into this product having felt blocked with it for a while.

 

Sarah reached out to me and we discussed her blocks and what her ideal outcomes would look and feel like.  We tapped back into her story and the passion she had when she started Natures Happiness. She felt that she had not been present in this business for a while and she wanted to put a strategy in place, something that was easy as she didn’t know how to make the running of two different businesses flow.

Sarah joined the Conscious Creation Business Accelerator as she wanted to come in to a group and be a part of a community and talk every week. She wanted support in being accountable, and having a structure and routine that naturally felt aligned. She also wanted to learn from what others were going through in the group and appreciate how she could relate and apply their questions and answers into her life to accelerate even more.

 

We designed her goal for success in her on-boarding 1:1 session prior to the group starting. Her goal for this 12-week program was to get ready for the infant formula, to focus on a new routine, to fall in love with this business and have a success strategy for a fabulous launch. A well-considered product delivery routine thereafter to build her brand recognition further. By the end of our session she was motivated and with a plan and a mission to make this a success.

Sarah got stuck in to the group, she absorbed the content, committed to showing up every week without distractions, she planned what she needed to work through from her personalised plan and she ensured she was accountable. She also became a huge support and valued group member for her peers.

 

During those 12 weeks Sarah was more involved in the business of Natures Happiness. She fell in love with it again and it has started to get recognised through influencers. She is sharing content that’s not boring to her anymore, she’s sharing value through education. She’s building her brand her way.

She tried and experimented different approaches and monitored how they felt, what created traction and knows now what works for her and is confident with it.

Sarah has built tools into her business so she can batch content and create in one go, which takes the pressure off and she has stopped doing the things that don’t work.

Sarah has faced immense challenge head on with issues with the production of the infant formula, finding ingredients, getting the right manufacturing and processes that line up. But she learnt a lot about the creation of ingredients and policies. On the up side she really knows her product inside out. And thanks to being in the group she never once gave in, gave up and she even reached out for support to keep her resolve and motivation.

 

Being in the Accelerator gave Sarah the encouragement to find the love and motivation for the challenges that the product would deliver, she was grateful for the support of the group to plough on through.

 

Her successes have been building the support and audience of Natures Happiness, being functional with her efforts, she has business processes and procedures to support her and maximises her time all while maintaining her business with North Lakes homeopathy as well. She has had an increase in sales of her toddler formula and a shift within her about really owning the brand communication. As well as continuing to develop the infant formula, which is now at sample phase.

Personally Sarah is ‘busy’ in her businesses, she’s feeling clearer, she’s feeling confident and fully in control of Natures Happiness now. She knows where she’s heading, she has plans and is excited. She feels prepared to manage everything that comes her way. Her vision is so much more expanded too, so much so that she is coming back into the Accelerator to maintain this trajectory that she is on.

I cannot wait for you all the explore the beautiful Businesses that Sarah has in North Lakes Homeopathy and Natures Happiness, I think you’ll agree they are heart centred, purposeful and successful enterprises.

Congratulations Sarah, I am so excited to see all your endeavours continue to grow and that vision come to life!

Why you should experiment in Business.

Why you should experiment in Business.

The entrepreneurial journey has taught me a lot. Most of all, the lesson that ‘if I desire to help, then I must first do!’

 

During this journey I haven’t only chosen my path to walk in business intuitively, I have also made sure I experienced (at least once) some of the things I preferred to naturally stay away from.

 

Why on earth would I do this, I hear you ask.

 

Well, although my instincts would say I don’t need to adopt certain tactics, structures or narratives, I still felt called to explore them. To better understand them, the approach and appreciate why they weren’t for me, apart from the head, heart and gut instinct.

It would be fair to say then that I have done a lot of things in business that I knew wouldn’t be my path or my way forward. Rather than be deterred naturally by my intuition, I made conscious choices to experience a bit of what I was repelled by, so I had the experience under my belt and I wasn’t solely guided by instincts.

 

To me this is a prime example of marrying my logical thinking side with the intuitive to explore and understand my real comfort and discomfort zones.

 

What happened though when I stepped into this space of experimentation was magical, because I had no attachment to the outcome. I went into business situations with the pure intention of experiencing them. That was it!

I feel that this makes me a much more well-rounded and receptive individual, experimental, not too ‘woo- woo’ but plenty at the same time, because I know I’m always looked out for.

 

It’s not that I am going against the grain to be difficult or challenging or testing my intuition. It’s more that through challenges, for me, there is always growth. So, when I know I do not want to do something I do not do it, unless it’s something I am speculating about, something I could learn from, something that makes me feel uncomfortable yet I know could teach me something and make me a better version of myself. For example, applying for awards, submitting articles, speaking on stage, hosting events and going through rigorous training!

  

This approach has made me a better Coach and Mentor to my clients as I can guide them on real life experiences through variables. Not just what I specifically do and believe works for me. I can see the pros and the cons to a multitude of ways to build a business and develop a career. I encourage them to experiment and try things out as well. It’s the best way to know what you like and don’t like in business and life for that matter. Instead of making hypothetical choices, that may limit your opportunities outside of that comfort zone, of what you know.

 

Now there are obviously limits to this thinking, but here’s some of the things I tested out, against the judgement I knew to be true, and the results:

 

  • I knew I wanted to be an organic marketer, building my business through referrals and success stories. Yet I played around with facebook ads in the past to give me exposure to knowing how they work and how to use them if needed. Honestly it did nothing for me in regards reaching people but I feel really confident talking about them now and the power of social media on that specific platform so my clients can weigh up if they want to use that strategy or not.
  • I knew I didn’t want to limit my clients to joining my programs during my launch times, I felt that if someone was ready they were ready and my schedule of programs and launch timetable was irrelevant. So, I allowed people to jump into my group programs when they felt called to, and this worked, until this year when it no longer felt aligned. Yes, it felt scary to launch something, especially a new membership and close the doors, but I had tried the other way and in this case it felt messy and disrespectful of those building the community. Goes to show things can and do change.
  • I have used the phrase ‘I only have 2 more 1:1 coaching places, and 4 more calls this week so if you want a spot please can you let me know within 24hrs.’ I knew it was a douche move, regardless that it was true. I don’t really roll like this, but I had to try it on and see the response and whether I could pull it off. Needless to say, if felt yuck, did nothing for me – thankfully I said it to someone I knew wasn’t really committed – and it did nothing for them. Experiment experienced, never to be repeated I proved myself right on that one.
  • I agreed to payment plans with people I knew had no intention of actually paying, but I so wanted to help them, so I stayed, committed and supported them. Lesson here was they weren’t that committed as they weren’t invested so no change occurred, even though I put my heart and soul into their transformation. Expensive exercise in time, money and emotion. This is no longer repeated. I value me, money and my client’s perceptions of those things too!
  • I went for coffee with an acquaintance and thought she was batty, never imagined she would be interested in working with me, but I wanted to be nice. Turned out she was the most serious and amazing client ever! To this day, she blows me away.

These are just the tip of the iceberg, there are so many more!

 

But what all of these experiences taught me, were:

 

  • to trust in my own intuition and calling,
  • to be less judgemental and assuming when making choices what to do and not do.
  • to release the attachment I place on the outcomes and learn, value the experience and know that as long as my intention is to grow and expand I will always win! 

I encourage you to weigh up the ‘pro’s’ and ‘con’s’ of going ahead with options and opportunities on alignment alone. Value the lesson in the rejected or repellent idea, as what you may choose to dislike today, may well surprise you tomorrow.

Think more, what could this provide me in growth and experience, and less of whether you’re likely to succeed and I assure you that you will develop and grow though the experience every time with that mindset!

  

With Gratitude always,

 

 

Alison Callan is The Clarity and Success Coach for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, as well as an International Award Winner in Business, and Internationally Accredited Coach and Certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Mindfulness Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker and #1 Best Selling Co-Author of the book ‘You Are Meant For More‘.

Alison is committed to helping you mindfully align with your mission to create Conscious Business with Purpose, Confidence and Ease. So that you live a life you love and deserve with Clarity through Conscious Creation.

 

Check out more on Alison Callan on her WebsiteFacebook and LinkedIn pages, or schedule a Discovery call to work with Alison now.

Why Getting An Expert Into Your Life And Business Is A Necessity!

Why Getting An Expert Into Your Life And Business Is A Necessity!

When you are sick, you do not self diagnose, you go see a Doctor. Who is an expert at getting you well again.

 

When your car is faulty you do not tinker with it to try and figure it out, you go to an expert a Mechanic to do what they do best and get your vehicle road worthy again.

 

When you have an issue with your plumbing, heating or electrics, you go seek out a professional to get the job done right the first time and well, so you are safe, compliant and covered.

 

So why is it when you start out in Business you think that you do not need an expert to help you establish yourself?

 

This is the normal behaviour and thinking of what I see, to go it alone and struggle. So, I would like to tell you why you are making a vital mistake with this logic.

 

Your business is an expression of you. You are the most important person in your life and this soul business you are establishing is not only being created to bring you an income to support all your material needs, it is bringing vitality to your life force too.

 

When you are designing a purposeful Business why would you put yourself on hold, or in the practise arena. When you can seek out an expert to build you and your business in a shorter, more efficient and effective time. So that you can start reaping the benefits of this new found freedom?

 

I used to be safe with my money, I used to make sure I didn’t over extend myself. Until one day I realised I couldn’t keep putting myself last in the priorities, or waiting to make money before spending it.

 

When you are designing a purposeful Business why would you put yourself on hold, or in the practise arena. When you can seek out an expert to build you and your business in a shorter, more efficient and effective time. So that you can start reaping the benefits of this new found freedom?

 

I invested in a Coach to be the expert in business to support me to get my brand, my life and my expertise crafted quickly, efficiently and practically.

 

This was not only an investment in a coach but in myself and my future.

 

I can tell you that I never regretted this investment because quite simply I am the very best investment I can ever make, because I’m a sure thing. Counting on myself and working on myself will always be critical to my success, and learning from experts as I go is fundamental.

 

When you invest like this and show the world you are stepping up, the world steps up to meet you where you are at, it is expansive and extraordinary. This is quite simply what you’ve been willing into existence, but you have to show your commitment to be able to receive your match.

 

So tell me….


 

• Do you believe you are a sure thing?
• Are you worth investing in?
• Is there anyone else out there that’s an expert you could learn from?
• Are you terrified to back yourself?

 

Whether you say yes or no to any or all of those questions it doesn’t matter because I can tell you right now, You are a sure thing, you are worthy of investing in and there is always someone ahead of you in the game that you can learn from and of course you’re always a little terrified to back yourself because failing is scary and so is succeeding, believe it or not!

 

If you have a desire to be in a purposeful business but are lost as to what that looks like, then I am the expert to help you. I can see intuitively what you bring to the world and the potential and possibilities to create something magical. Just check out my testimonials.

 

And, if you have a conscious business that you are looking to begin, design, build, develop or scale then I am the expert to support you to bring even more of yourself to the world successfully with immense clarity. Just check out my Conscious Creation Business Accelerator, or book in to discuss working with me

 

The only decision you really have to make is, are you ready to step into who you are becoming?

 

Yes or no? Find your expert to help you – simple as that!

 

So, tell me because I am so curious to know, what do you currently need an expert for in your Business or Life?

 

With Gratitude always,

 

 

Alison Callan is The Clarity and Success Coach for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, as well as an Internationally Accredited Coach and Mindfulness Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker and #1 Best Selling Co-Author of the book ‘You Are Meant For More’.

Alison is committed to helping You mindfully align with your mission to create Conscious Business with Purpose, Confidence and Ease. So that you live a life you love and deserve with Clarity through Conscious Creation.

 

Check out more on Alison Callan on her WebsiteFacebook and LinkedIn pages, or schedule a Discovery call to work with Alison now.

Have you been burnt by a ‘Coach?’

Have you been burnt by a ‘Coach?’

I used to cringe at the title ‘Life Coach’, in fact I actively tried everything to avoid using it.

 

I even got accredited to stand out as a governed and regulated coach in the field to be with the best coaching regulatory body, the International Coach Federation.

 

I used to see all over social media Coaches popping up offering their value, their unique funnels, systems and programs to get you virtually anything you wanted.

 

Now let’s be honest, how many of those free sign ups hooked you in because their words and content were just so appealing and you couldn’t resist giving it a try?

 

I know I bought into the freebies, webinars and challenges in my early days. Yet I never opened any of their genius optins or workbooks and I rarely ever made the webinars live.

 

Because honestly, I knew the outcome was going to be an upsell, a way to try and get me into a program or something.

 

Not that there is anything wrong with this, these systems work, and I’ve experienced enough and learnt about them that I honestly know that they can and do. Just not all of them.

 

Now this process became synonymous to me with the word ‘Coach’ and for me, it didn’t feel right.

 

Coaching in my book is exploring the depths of a person’s soul and beliefs and experiences to support them to find their own strength and system to manage their way to success. This begins with clarity of what their version of success looks like. And I do not believe there is a system or funnel that can work exactly the same way for everyone. Especially not empaths and intuitives.

 

There are programs that can share knowledge and teach you to grow and expand your perceptions and thinking, but they cannot speak directly to the soul of each person uniquely without a measure of 1:1 connection with a personal Coach.

 

Now there are some amazing Coaches, and I know a lot of them, so this is in no way negative to those in the profession, or those who use systems and funnels, everyone has to work in their own unique way. Now, that is what I advocate for.

 

However my experience has been that for me there was always a disconnect, and I know for a lot of other people too with the over used and confused term of ‘Coach’.

 

The way in which I ‘Coach’ was always very different, that I honestly didn’t want to conform to a term that seems diluted.

 

I decided to go out to my clients at the time of starting my business and I asked them what they thought I stood for and what results they got through my unique ways of Coaching.

 

Each one of them came back with the terms of receiving great Clarity & Success. And that is how I coined the term and title of ‘The Global Clarity & Success Coach.’ It was delivered to me by my Clients.

 

Why am I telling you all this?

 

It’s because I have had some discovery calls recently with some sensitive and empathic souls who are here to make a difference in the world. But, they have been burnt. They have been burnt through buying into the funnels, programs and systems or promises from ‘Coaches’ who they thought would care and help them get their Clarity and Success and they were let down.

 

This has honestly broken my heart.

 

Yet, having spoken to me about what is different with my group coaching and 1:1 programs they have opened up to trusting me to get them the results they need, personally and professionally.

 

So, what was the difference that I made to them?

 

They all said that they felt I cared, that I could see the soul and purpose in their mission and they believed I’d have their back. Because let’s face it, designing your life or business or career is a holistic process.

 

To me, they felt heard, understood and supported, which is how everyone deserves to feel when they invest in me and themselves.

 

They are not another acquisition to me, they are not a number. They are souls with purpose, pain, experience and challenges and I sure as hell see them, feel them and support them.

 

I see their potential, their light and dark and I see the connection. I feel it.

 

If you have been burnt by other Coaches, Coaching Programs or unfulfilled promises, or courses with no substance and you have been on the fence about trusting someone else to guide you I can honestly say please do not lose hope or sight of your vision.

 

You just haven’t found your Coach yet.

 

Finding the Right Coach for you!


 

We are not all the same and you need to do your research. Here are some questions to ask before jumping in with a Coach. Because I want you to feel empowered and worthy, so ask some or all of these:

 

• Who is this coach, what do they believe in and stand for?
• Do your values align?
• What promises or guarantees do they make to look after you?
• What is their experience, in life and business?
• How much time will they spend directly with you?
• What is their coaching style?
• How will they check in with you if you’re not showing up or following through?
• What advice do they give, versus coaching & mentoring? (It’s not all the same!)
• What will they do if you’re not satisfied?

 

You are entitled to understand them, to connect with them and feel into their genuineness, this is ok. If they are the right coach for you they will want you to care and be able to confidently respond, and they will answer their truth.

 

I am not the Coach for everyone and I appreciate that. Regardless I want you to feel empowered to find the right Coach for you as I believe everyone benefits from a Coach. Specifically the right Coach for them.

 

I got called ‘The Coach Who Cares’ the other day as a gorgeous soul was in tears, because she felt finally heard, safe and supported.

 

Now that is the connection you need to make with your Coach.

 

In my group program you get personalised time, you get your chance to be coached every single week by a coach who cares, by a coach who gets to know you and is invested in you as much as you are. I want to see and feel my clients get success, feel clarity and drive their own results because they have the beliefs and tools to do so, their way.

 

Yes, I can teach you the funnels, the systems and programs yet I’ll encourage you to do it your way, to break the rules to follow your intuition and inner guidance to get you your version of success. I’ll cry with you, laugh with you and lovingly kick your butt if you need it. But I won’t leave you alone when you need me the most even if you think you want me to. I’ve got your back and business.

 

Learn more about the Conscious Creation Business Accelerator now.

 

So if you want to interview me, to check out my vibes and energy then book in to have a chat, let me show you how different I am from every other ‘Coach’.

 

I’d love the opportunity to support you to Consciously Create your vision, your way!

 

With Gratitude always,

 

 

Alison Callan is The Clarity and Success Coach for Aspiring Entrepreneurs, as well as an Internationally Accredited Coach and Mindfulness Consultant, Facilitator, Speaker and #1 Best Selling Co-Author of the book ‘You Are Meant For More’.

Alison is committed to helping You mindfully align with your mission to create Conscious Business with Purpose, Confidence and Ease. So that you live a life you love and deserve with Clarity through Conscious Creation.

 

Check out more on Alison Callan on her WebsiteFacebook and LinkedIn pages, or schedule a Discovery call to work with Alison now.