Walk Through Fear

I had an interesting conversation with a fellow coach last week. He said that only people with lots of qualifications and bits of paper should be coaches; that only they knew how to help those who wanted guidance and support.

I disagreed. I said that I felt we all had it in us to support and guide other people, because we'd all experienced things - and if you've experienced something, and learned from it, you can then share that learning with others. 

Experience trumps qualifications every day.

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Ali Golds
Choices: We Are Who We Choose To Be

Welcome to the last in my four part video series, Break Through For The Real You.

Today I'm talking about one of the most powerful tools we have, and that's choices.

This relates to a recent Instagram post (ali.golds): 'The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go'.

The thing about life and choices is that no matter what we think about our lives, how difficult they might be and how others might impact on them, we do have choices. we might regret some of those choices, we might be proud of some, but they all add up to the life that we lead and we are who we choose to be.

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How to Take Action and Stop Giving Fear a Second More of Your Life

Fear was a big part of my life for many years.  

I was frightened of everything: what other people might say, what they might do. I was even frightened of my shadow, if I'm really honest with you.

You name it, I was frightened of it, and that's not a good place to be.

I modified who I was to fit what everybody else wanted. I became a version of me that everybody else wanted but I didn't want and I let that happen because I was so frightened.

It has taken me 48 years to understand what fear had done and how it had made me behave.

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4 Things I Learnt When I Spoke To 30,000 Premier League Fans About Domestic Abuse

I was honoured to be asked to speak on behalf of domestic abuse charity RISE, at a recent premiership football match in front of 30,000 fans.

Not only is RISE a charity close to my heart but, having had to seek sanctuary in a women’s refuge myself to escape an abusive ex-partner, the opportunity to reach an audience perhaps un-used to hearing stories such as mine, and deliver RISE’s message that domestic abuse is #everyonesbusiness, was too tempting to miss.

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It's Not The What's And The Where's; It's The How's And The Why's

I've often wondered whether the reason I can never pin down an exact description of who I am - you know the thing: 'what do you like to do best', 'what's your biggest strength', 'if you had to be an orange or have sausages for fingers, which would you be' (thanks to my sons for this gem...) - is because I'm an entrepreneur.

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5 Tools Every Start-up Should Be Using

When most people start a business, they think their time will be taken up with doing the thing they love that inspired them to work for themselves in the first place. Nice thought, sadly incorrect; because alongside doing the great stuff, is all the other business-y stuff that also needs to be done.

But where to find the time?!

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