>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week


Posted: 14 Jan 2008 02:50 AM CST

Do you remember your dreams?

Do you remember the future you created in your mind when you were younger?

Do you remember the inspiring way you were going to make your living?

Do you remember the beautiful place you were going to live in?

Do you remember the loving relationship you were going to have?

Do you remember how you would stay young and fit?

Do you remember the clarity your life would have?

Do remember when you let it go or were your dreams slowly ground out of you by the forces of other peoples “reality”?

But why?

Why do we let go of our dreams?  Why do so many of us settle for compromise?  Why do we stop believing in our selves?  Why do so many of us have to endure the wilderness years?  

And most importantly when can we get back on track and live the life we love?

My observation is that for most of us our youthful dreams are combined with insufficient strength of vision and character and so our youthful is easily hijacked for the fulfilment of the dreams of others, older, stronger and more ruthless than us.

After six years of working with people and help them to re-find their magic, their spark, their life that we can start to  get our lives back on track the moment we decide to.  

It is easy to fall into the belief that building up a life is a linear process of accumulation – work, wealth, home, relationship, kids and so on.  That if it took 20 years to build up the life you are leading then the pursuit of your potential puts the whole thing at risk and it will take another 20 years to recreate.

My experience, both personal and through my coaching work, is that;  firstly, with careful handling nothing needs to be put at risk – except the bits you really don’t like.  And secondly rebuilding the bits you replace actually happens with astonishing speed when you are following your passion.

So please – if you feel uneasy with the life you are leading, if you have the feeling that there must be more to life, please do something about it – today.

We had the first week of the Total Potential Retreat last week – wow!  what a wonderful experience.  We had a wonderful group of six people.  The retreat started with a personal diagnostic for each participant from which we agreed a personal retreat programme with each of them.

Each day the participants followed their programme, each morning we came together in a group session to share learning and understand the experiences from the exercises.  The exercises are a mixture of reflective and internal and experiential and external.

Part of the beauty of the retreat was the way that different needs could easily be accommodated in a way that was complimentary for all of the participants.  We had people working on relationship challenges, work challenges, lifestyle challenges and challenges of meaning and worked wonderfully together.

The next intake for the Total Potential Retreat is the 7th of February – it would be really lovely to see you there.

If you are inspired by the idea of helping others to bring their dreams to life and to help people to reach their authentic total potential then it would be lovely to see you at the Authentic Transformation Advance from the 5-7 March in Mallorca or the 4-6 April in California.  The Advance helps people find and design their own way to coach and guide others to be their brilliant selves.

If you want to find out more about this authentic thing and to articulate your own life’s purpose then the first step is to join the Authentic Inspiration phone in on the 12th of February.

I will also be back in the UK for the Body, Brain and Business conference on the 27th of February where I will be hosting a table, if you would like to join me take a look.

To see the full archive of inspiration see www.authenticinspiration.co.uk
To book events or buy books that will help you transform your life see www.authentictransformation.co.uk

Please feel free to forward this mail to anyone who you think will be inspired.

with love


neil crofts  – coach, consultant, facilitator
Authentic Transformation – join the evolution
UK mobile 07775 658534
UK office 0845 6800648
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neil@authentictransformation.co.uk  www.authentictransformation.co.ukk

“He who never risks going beyond his limits should not complain about the mediocrity of his existence.” Anon

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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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