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What Edward Scissorhands Can Teach Us About Finding And Doing The Work We Were Born To Do

15 December 2014 by Leah

Image source: Flickr by Minjung Gang.  What could Edward Scissorhands possibly have to teach us about finding and doing the work we were born to do? Quite a lot, as it turns out, as I found out on a recent trip to see Matthew Bourne’s dance production of the story at London’s Sadlers Wells. Whether […]

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A Peaceful Thought for a Difficult Day

8 December 2014 by Leah

After I posted what follows on my Facebook Page this week, a few people got in touch to say thank you. “Thank you for writing something I really needed to hear today.” Most of what I write is written with my audience firmly in mind, but in truth, I wrote this for myself. A reminder that life […]

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The Secret to Building a Successful Business No One Wants to Hear About

1 December 2014 by Leah

What does it really take to build a successful business? What does it really take to create clients? What does it really take to earn a full time income on your own terms? The answer to those questions lies in one simple secret. Of course, to build a successful business, there are lots of things […]

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4 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn From Yoga

17 November 2014 by Leah

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ernest Hemingway It’s not an overstatement to say that my first Iyengar Yoga class changed the course of my life forever. In a job I hated; constantly stressed out and anxious; spending increasing amounts of […]

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4 Reasons To Stop Being Busy

10 November 2014 by Leah

I say no to a lot these days. And it’s not because I’m too busy to fit the things in. It’s because I’ve made a very conscious decision to create a life that isn’t permanently busy. And when I decline an invitation or tell someone I can’t meet for a while they’ll say, “that’s ok, I […]

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How The Stories You Tell Yourself Are Holding You Back And Why You’re Holding Onto Them Anyway

3 November 2014 by Leah

As a coach, it’s my job to test everything my clients believe. Because to create what we want in life, we have to be willing to let in the possibility that everything – and I do mean everything – might not be how we’ve always thought it to be. Two of the most common stories […]

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6 Reasons To Quit Your Cage Of A Job For Self-Employment

27 October 2014 by Leah

“Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program.  You learn how to be a good pet.” - Steve Pavlina Getting on for 2.5 years since I left the ‘security’ and ‘comfort’ of my regular 9-5 job, I haven’t been disappointed by the world of self-employment. Whilst the challenges have been great, the rewards have been greater. […]

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Already Dead: How Our Fear Of Death Has Us Missing Out On Life

20 October 2014 by Leah

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain Almost every Monday evening for the first half of 2014, I helped host Escape the City’s talks in London for people who want to get out of the corporate grind […]

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If You Don’t Play, You’ll Die (And 4 Other Reasons To Play More)

13 October 2014 by Leah

If anyone goes without play for too long, grinding out the work that is expected of them, they will at some point look at their lives and ask (usually silently and privately), “Is this all there is? Is this what I can expect for the rest of my life?” – Stuart Brown, Play Fifteen months […]

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The Courage To Connect

6 October 2014 by Leah

“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” – Osho, Courage A couple of weeks ago I was on the tube […]

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