‘Inspired Life’ Discovery Sessions!

Announcing ‘Inspired Life’ Discovery Sessions!

I’m beyond excited to announce that I’m now offering a number of free 60 min Discovery Sessions to explore what would be a truly inspiring life for you. Forget what you think you could have. Forget what you think you should have and settle for nothing less than full out brilliant!

discovery sessionsWe’ll talk on Skype or Facetime (phone if we must :-)) and dig deep to get at the real treasure that’s waiting for you.

I’ve currently allocated enough time for 10 calls and I’ve already done 3. I may do more as they’re turning out to be a huge success and heaps of fun but . . . there’s no guarantee.

Grab your slot now, while my “inspired to do this” guage is at 100%. Let’s go for it!

Pick your slot here: https://gillianpearce.youcanbook.me

P.S.  If it’s not something that’s of interest to you right now but you know someone who is struggling a bit, needing clarification, feeling stuck or would just generally benefit from a different perspective, please pass the link on.

Thanks a bunch!

The Meaning Of Life Is . . . ?

So what do you reckon the meaning of life is then?

meaning of lifeIt’s been 4 months since I’ve written a blog post but I came across something this morning that inspired me to put pen to paper and I’m really curious as to what your views are.

In his book “Yes, Yes, Hell No”, Brian Whetten writes:

“The meaning of life is growth, contribution, connection, and creativity”.

I’m intrigued by how sure he seems of that, which got me curious as to what you all think.

Is it a question you’ve pondered and, if so, what conclusions have you come to?

It’s something I contemplated more in my youth than now. It used to feel really important to me then. So much so that when a friend of mine innocently asked “what if there is no meaning?” I became deeply distressed. It was something I was simply unable to contemplate – a meaningless life!

Eventually I made my peace with the question and nowadays I’m happy with both the idea that there is no meaning and with the idea that there is but I don’t know what it is and may never know.

My answer to the question of “what is the meaning of life?” I settled on sometime ago. It is that we create own meaning. We make it up. Life means whatever we decide it means. So, when I read Brian’s statement my curiosity was aroused.

What do you think? Have you any answers? Is it a waste of time to even ask the question?

Please leave a comment below or, if you’re reading this in an email, click on the title and go to my blog.

I’m eagerly awaiting your responses!

Maybe Being A Princess Is The Answer After All!

Its not easy being a princess

When I first started coaching, about 20 years ago, I used to jokingly say “what I really want is for clients to find me and ask me to coach them. I can’t be assed with all this marketing stuff”.

Now I used the word “jokingly” not because I didn’t mean it but because I didn’t think it was possible. I thought I was being a bit of a princess and that was a bad thing.

Well, after many thousands of pounds spent on learning about marketing the right way and thousands of hours being bored out of my brains trying to implement it, my dream finally came true on Thursday. I enrolled my first, no effort at all, doesn’t know me from Adam, client.

He didn’t exactly knock on the front door, ring the bell and ask me to coach him but the whole thing transpired easily and seamlessly.

Here’s how it happened. Continue reading

Getting Ready To Get Ready Dies

Getting Ready Grave Stones FB‘Getting ready to get ready’ comes in many forms. It’s the lie we tell ourselves when maybe we’re a little bit fearful of moving forward, or concerned that something might not work or in our hearts we just plain don’t want to do the thing.

It’s a bit more advanced than good old procrastination since, to all intents and purposes, our getting readiness looks logical and sensible – maybe we just need to watch one more training video and then we’ll start, or find a new piece of software that will make the task easier or take advice from another expert, or clean up our work space, or run our errands.

All of the preparation reasons can be justified but truth is, Continue reading

Building A Random Business

Unstuck Dice

Having Just returned from a wonderful 10 days in Ireland (attending the ‘Space For Dreaming‘ Art Workshop) I’m finding it hard to settle into my everyday life. Rather than struggling with making a decision about what I should do next I created a game for myself whereby I chose 6 possibilities, wrote them on the side of a wooden cube and rolled the dice!

I set an intention first – to work on building my business of coaching and selling art.

My 6 choices are:

1.  Unpack – I made a half-hearted attempt yesterday but still have stuff in my 2 suitcases that needs to be put away, washed or hung up.

2.  Domestic – the house is a bit of a tip and there is washing that needs to be done.

3.  Tidy studio – I have just dumped all my art materials after my trip and the attic’s already a right mess from preparing for the workshop.

4.  Work on my new website layout.

5.  Finish some quotes paintings to go on Fine Art America.

6.  Write content for the new website or a blog post.

It might seem that some of those items don’t relate to the business but, for me, there’s not a clear divide. The business has to fit seamlessly into my life or I don’t want to build one. These 6 things were uppermost in my mind as things that needed to be done so they all went on the dice.

As you can see, Continue reading