>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Stop

Posted: 19 Nov 2007 02:58 AM CST

We spend so much time being busy – just stop.

It is a Monday morning, the start of a busy week (probably) – just stop.

As a society we tend to value busyness over thinking time.  We talk about some one being a hard worker, like that is a good thing and we might criticise someone for “navel gazing”.

We have been conditioned to believe in being busy.  It made sense for those governing us, our bosses at work, the church and the government.  They did not want us thinking too much about things, they just wanted us to be obedient.

What this conditioning holds us back from doing is stopping and checking the direction we are going in, because it is the direction we are heading in that will determine the outcome, not the individual tasks.

For many of us the direction is around in another loop.  Hoping, just hoping, that somehow it will be better this time around.  The same loop at work, the same loop in our relationships, the same loop in our lifestyle.

Navel gazing is good, it helps us figure out where we are going.

So stop now, today and do a bit of navel gazing.

Stop and think about where are you going with all this busyness. Are you pursuing your dreams and ambitions or someone else’s?

Stop and think about your relationships – are you being the relationship you aspire to have with your partner, your parents, your children, your boss?

Create 10 minutes in your day, while you are waiting for someone or something just to think about the big stuff.  Break out of the loop and start to go in your direction.

For a guide book for your journey see www.sevenstages.net

I am also really excited to announce the launch of the Authentic Transformation Total Potential Retreat – the retreat will run most of the year at the fabulous Can Pujola, in Mallorca.  The retreat will help participants find and be their authentic selves and have a lot of fun along the way.  Think of it as an authentic activity holiday.  We are taking bookings starting on the 7th of January at only €100 (£70) per night plus food and flights.  See www.authentictransformation.co.uk/transformation/works.html for detials.

Really looking forward to seeing you here.

with love

nx

neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
Authentic Transformation – join the evolution
talk – 07775 658534
write – neil@authentictransformation.co.uk
act – www.authentictransformation.co.uk

Make no comparisons. Be whoever you are.

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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