Starting Over

Starting Over

One of the most exciting and empowering things about setting new goals is that you are giving yourself the opportunity to start over. It’s a fresh new beginning for you. When you have what is virtually a blank slate, you can reshape yourself and your career whatever way you want.

Polishing Up Your Personal branding

New goals, new direction, new start.

Does your personal brand reflect the true you?

A short (or long if you are lucky) holiday break is a great time to reassess your image to ensure you are presenting the right impression. When people know who you are and what you stand for, they will be confident in working with you. Opportunities will present themselves and you’ll become an in-demand person. If you are presenting your brand clearly, it will become one of your most powerful tools to take you to your goal.

Managing your Self-Talk

You’re human so there will be days when you “wake up on the wrong side of the bed.” Those are the days when you’ll need to control the chatter that goes on in your head. Don’t let the negative voice slow you down. When you start telling yourself you’re wasting time or that nothing is going to work, it’s time to stop and take stock of things. Change your thinking and start telling yourself something positive.

Positivity is contagious. Just watch everything around you start looking better.

Extend Your Self-Development

To reach your goals, you’ll need to be the best you can be, so that means working on your self development at both the personal and professional levels. Read books, attend webinars, seek coaching, take online courses or do formal study. Each day, try to learn something new that will boost your prospects or make you a better person.

Maintaining Peak Performance

Starting over isn’t easy and it can be tiring. You’ll need to maintain your peak performance at the same time as you are doing everything else.

The clever thing to do is to arrange your work to match your energy levels when you can. Instead of fighting your natural energy cycles, go with them. For example, if you’re a night owl, perhaps work on your self-development after dinner. You’ll find you absorb information much more easily than at any other time.

Take a break!

This is something many of us forget. In the excitement of starting over and chasing our new goals, we work ourselves into exhaustion. It’s vital that you take a break from time to time. You’ll maintain or restore your energy levels and your mind will be clearer. You don’t lose time by taking a break; In the long run, you actually save time because you work better and faster when you’re rested and you’re less likely to become run down and sick.

If you have set yourself new goals this month and year, and have begun your journey, make sure you look after yourself at the same time. Working with a coach may be a good choice for you if you struggle to balance everything while you’re striving for your goal. As always feel free to get in touch!


Athena Coaching

Linda Murray is a successful businesswoman, coach, strategist and mentor, speaker and trainer. Linda’s talent is teaching women to increase their commercial success while using their authentic feminine approach. She mixes her personal experience in business, her strong academic background and her observations of hundreds of businesses to show businesswomen and female executives how to enjoy greater commercial outcomes and accelerated individual success. Linda has coached countless clients to greater success through improved business strategies, increased profits, leadership development, increased team engagement and greater personal satisfaction and commercial confidence. Linda balances the extremes required in business. She has the unique ability to focus on both the big picture and the details; the numbers and the people; the sales and the administration; the left-brain and the right-brain. Linda has a track record in assisting women in business and female executives to identify the commercially profitable big picture strategy and then create an achievable action plan to implement it. Linda built her first successful business in her early 20s, growing her business to a team of 25 bookkeepers and financial controllers. Linda’s business model modernised the bookkeeping industry dramatically – by constantly challenging the traditional models of client management and service delivery. After experiencing the results that business coaching delivered in her business, Linda became passionate about coaching. Linda sold her financial business to start Athena Coaching, where her clients enjoy the benefit of her proven commercial experience combined with state of the art coaching support and her exceptional academic background. Linda has a Masters of Business Coaching, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy), is an Accredited Professional Coach and Certified NLP Practitioner.


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