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My head is in a spin. In a good way, sort of. I’m spinning with far too many ideas and projects and I want to do them all. Now.

I’ve spent an hour yesterday with another therapist and we share the same view about educating the public as to what holistic therapy is all about. Her home country and places like Australia and Holland are streaks ahead in the importantance of holistic therapy but over here, unfortuantely, we have the sticking plaster effect. Take a pill, subside the symptom. But the root cause is probably still there!! Also, why wait till a symptom comes to the fore? We give our cars a regular MOT, so why not our bodies and use preventative medicine so you don’t get back pain, IBS or frozen shoulder in the first place.

I want to do it all now! But I also have clients, marketing, my health products biz and, oh yes, a life. Ironing doesn’t do itself nor does marketing so I need to concentrate on a few important things to get to where I want in 6 months time.

Two people have helped me see the wood for the trees in the past 7 days. Corinne McGee of Powerful Women is a life coach and I spent an hour with her last week. During that hour she helped me formulate a strategy to get me to where I want to be in 6 months. It wasn’t difficult, just that I couldn’t see it for myself. Corinne, from an objective angle, simply coached out of me what I wanted. It was all there, in my head, just that it was spinning around. I highly recommend Corinne if you need some help with direction and making sense of things. I came out and I could see the wood, the beautiful wood – it looks great from where I’m standing now.

Secondly, I read a short but powerful article on www.4Networking.biz by Paula Hine of Abundant Solutions. I’ve already met with Paula and her husband a while back for some extremely useful business coaching. In her article, Paula talks about scattering too many seeds. I certainly was. And if those seeds are planted, is the ground they fall on suitable for growth, or covered in weeds? Paula’s article worked well alongside Corinne’s work with me and made me see that I need to concentrate on just a few important projects to get me to where I want to be in 6 months. Quality not quantity. Other projects are great, but will they play their part in my 6 months plan. Probably not. So I’ve parked them, for now.

So, if you feel like you’re running fast but going nowhere through the forest, then step back, take stock and check if you’re doing too much too soon. Ask someone else to help you see the way ahead – from their objective standpoint the view is much clearer – and don’t be afraid of a bit of pruning. Like the plants in your garden, you’re life will be stronger for it.

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