Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Seasons Greetings



Seasons Greetings to all...

December is such a busy time of year.

As the year draws to an end, it can have positive and negative feelings around it.

Be kind to yourself and be realistic about what you can and can't achieve this festive season.

Enlist the help of others if you need it, people are often happy to help if they know what you need.

Try to be in the moment and enjoy time with family and friends.
Avoid being the one running around, stressed out, trying to please everyone !!

Next year is a whole new year, a time to achieve whatever your heart desires.

What are your dreams for next year ?

Take care and stay safe this festive season
Kim and family


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Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n





Thursday, 15 October 2015

What is your Dream?

Have you ever had a dream?

Is it close or far away?

What will you need to do to make this dream become a reality?

What is the reality around this dream right now?

Is it toooo big, or toooo far away, or toooo complex to even know where to begin?

Is there someone out there doing something similar?  Is there someone out there that you could ask some advice from?

Is there some research you could be doing?

Is there a network you could be building to get you closer to your dream?

Is there different options you can take to start feeling your way around this dream?

IS THERE SOMETHING YOU COULD DO TODAY TO MOVE YOU

ONE STEP CLOSER...

Check out our new website
http://inspirationwellness.blogspot.co.nz/


Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n


Monday, 12 October 2015

Work/Life Balance

It is hard for some of us these days to get a good work/life balance.

How do you juggle all the things you need to do, in the time you have?

Life is busy, but does it need to be as busy as we are making it?

Are all the things on your "To do list" actually things that need to be done, or could some of them just be your personality type or programming, telling you that you MUST do all these things.

We can all get caught up in life and get caught up being busy.

A useful exercise is to write down where all your times goes.  Just keep a note for a week or so, and see where you times goes.

Then think about your values and what is important to you.  More than likely there will be things on your list that you need to do, and things that you probably might not need to do or you can delegate.

Think carefully about your list.  The great thing about making a list is you actually see where your times goes.  Time is one of those things that we can waste away and if we do not use our time efficiently, we end up robbing ourselves of quality time to do the things we really want to and the things that are important to us.


Check out our new website
http://inspirationwellness.blogspot.co.nz/


Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n

Monday, 21 September 2015

Success, What is it ?

The world "Success" gets thrown around a lot.

What is success?

Have you ever stopped to think about your own meaning of Success?

We can get badgered by subliminal advertising which is telling us what we need to do and own to be successful.  But by who's standards?

Our own personal success needs to be inline with our values.  If we don't honour our values, then goals and ambitions we have will be bitter sweet when we achieve them.

Our values are our true self.  If we listen to what others perceive as successful, it might not be in line with our personal/ family values.

Set your goals according to your values, believe you already are successful and life will become a lot more simple.

Forget what the Jones are up to next door or down the road, and live according to your values and your ambitions.

Check out our new website
http://inspirationwellness.blogspot.co.nz/



Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n



Monday, 31 August 2015

Change

Have you ever been in one of those situations when change is about to happen?

It can feel exciting, it can feel scary.

Whatever our perspective on the change, will be why we see it as a positive or a negative.

Change is an exciting time, it is a time for new growth, new adventures and a different way of doing things. While we can get caught up wanting to stay doing what we have always done, there isn't very much growth there.

Have you ever been on holiday, and experienced such rich experiences, you come home, you tell you friends and family all about it, and then after you come of your "holiday high" you realise everything is just as it was before you went.

With those thoughts in your mind, change can be the exciting and positive experience waiting for you.

What will you learn?  Who will you meet?  What rich life experiences might come of this experience.

Go for it ....


Check out our new website
http://inspirationwellness.blogspot.co.nz/


Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Work/Life Balance

We all get busy at times. While trying to provide for ourselves and families we can often get locked into a work work lifestyle.

Time Management is really important.  Often people will tell me they don't have time to relax as they are always too busy.

A great idea is to map out what your "busy" is. What do you spend your time doing?  When we write down what we do everyday, we might end up surprised at where our time goes.

Balance is all about getting more of an even keel on life.

I invite you to write down where all your time goes.

Make a list of your key values.

When you find our where all your times goes, check in and see if you time is going to the things you most value. If not it might be time to have a look at where your time is going.

Most of us work and that is a fact of life.  Getting the right balance doesn't mean when we are not working we have to have a lavish lifestyle and spend lots of our hard earned money.

Get back to the simple things in life.

Nature is free, very grounding and very nurturing for our soul.

The things you can do that don't cost a lot of money are probably going to be more beneficial for you.

So, I encourage you to map our your time allocations for the next few days, and see where it is going. If you are happy where it is going, then stay doing what you are doing.

If your time allocations aren't what you want, think about ways to change them so you can create your own personalised work/life balance.

Check out our new website
http://inspirationwellness.blogspot.co.nz/



Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n






Monday, 6 July 2015

Believe in Yourself

Life is precious and life is short.  As you get older you realise how fast time flies by.  We can often look back and wonder where did time go.

With that in mind, it is important to use our time wisely now.

I know myself I look back and think, why didn't I just go ahead and do what I wanted.  And my answer will be, my lack of self belief was enough to make me not want to carry through on my vision.

As I have got older, I have realised, you get "one shot" at life.  Life can be short. I myself lost a good friend when I was 18yrs old. And as the years have gone by, others around me, my same age have passed away from various things.

So, it poses the question, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  What is it you want to be doing?

To have a low self esteem and a low belief in yourself isn't nice at all. I think in life at some stage we have all been there.  But there comes a  point of power, when you choose whether to carry on the way you are going or to make positive steps to change.

So if I said to you,

You have got one shot at life
Your point of power is now
Make a dream board
Do your research
Gather a like minded support team
Set that goal, and don't settle  for less
Aim, Take feedback, Review and  don't stop until you arrive at your desired destination

So what would you be doing then? !!


Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n




Sunday, 21 June 2015

Positives and Negatives

As we all know in life, to every down is an up and to every negative there lies a positive.

To hold a positive attitude on life, can hold huge benefits for your well being, and the same can be said that by holding negative attitudes can make us feel terrible and can create illnesses for us.

Some people tend to get in that cycle of being negative, and getting critical of those around them for no better benefit that to make themselves feel better.  It is hard work when you are on the end of these people, but really the best idea is to distant yourself away from them. They will probably run themselves into the ground unfortunately.

Sometimes it is worth having a distance and surrounding yourself instead with like minded people. You  know those people, the ones who stand proud, who wave out to you, who are pleased to see you, who have a smile on their face and who love to find out how you are and how things are going for you.

Those people uplift you, leave the negative people to do their thing, they will attract to each other, so become conscious about making your circle that you choose to spend the most time in, with those who inspire and uplift you and share the same values.

Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n


Sunday, 14 June 2015

Reflection and Review

How often do you stop and reflect?

We can get so busy in life that we go one from thing to another, never taking time to reflect on life, on what we have done and on what we might want to do in the future.

It is worth blocking out some time on your calender to do just that.  Block out some time, and think about how things are going,  What are your goals and visions?  Are the things you are doing daily moving you closer to those goals and visions, or moving you further away.

If you don't take time to reflect and review, a large amount of time might pass which you may regret later on.  If you reflect often, then you can make changes along the way.

Kim McNamara

"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n


Saturday, 6 June 2015

Mentoring with Christina Norton from Christina Norton Photography

One of the things I love to do is mentor.

I have had many mentoring roles over the years.  I believe if you have a skill and someone else is trying to learn the same skill, why not lend a hand and share the knowledge you have.

Who knows, you might learn something new yourself.

My mentoring roles have been around helping people as a Business Coach, working with the Life Coaching Academy, mentoring new coaches coming through. mentoring start up business ideas from business plan stage and mentoring adults and youth.


Today I would like to share with you a lovely young lady that I have been mentoring.

Introducing Christina Norton from Christina Norton Photography.

I met Christina and found she had such a passion for photography.  She has a real skill at capturing the moment in her photography. If you look through my blog, most of my photos on here have been taken by Christina.

Take time to have a look through.




If you need a mentor, look around and build a positive support network, find someone who can help you along your path to your dreams.

If you have a skill or a passion, maybe you too could take on mentoring someone else.

It can be a great learn for all involved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Kim McNamara
"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Gratitude

Some times we get so caught up in day to day living, we forget to appreciate all that is around us.

Day to day life can be busy, rushing from one thing to another.  It is really important to stop and smell the roses, and take stock and consciously think about all those things that we are grateful for.

Life is precious, there are no re-runs, so it makes sense to put a huge amount of time into those things that really matter.





Kim McNamara
"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Baggage


Have you ever thought about the baggage you are carrying around.  Some people are really good at having a great perspective on life events and then some of us struggle letting some things go.                                                                                                                                                                      
If something is taking our attention, then it is worth seeing whether it is a positive or a negative. 

Imagine you have a a number of bags in front of you.

The bags represented the main things that tend to bug people, Family, Work, Friends, Health and Money.It is a worth while exercise to think about the things that bother you. You might come up with other things as baggage as well,                                                                                                                     
Make a list of your baggage, write them down and think about how much they bug you.  Think about ways you can move yourself forward on any baggage you are carrying.

Make a plan, how can you improve on your current situation?  What are practical steps you can do to make yourself move forward with your situation? Is it a situation you cannot change? do you need to have acceptance?  Whatever the answer, it is worth spending some time and seeing if you can you lessen the baggage you are carrying around. 

Your mind and body will thank you for it.

Kim McNamara
"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Belief and Passion

What is it you love to do?  What is that one thing that you can spend forever on and it not bore you?

If you had all the time, money, resources and connections, what would you be doing?  

These are excellent questions to ask yourself when you are trying to find out your passion in life. When something excites us a lot, we excel in it and we can never spend too much time doing it.

So what is your passion?

When you find your passion, you don't mind spending hours doing research or putting your time to it. For the sake of your heart and soul it is well  worth booking in a time slot to allow yourself to follow what you love.

Sometimes we have do to research, like I did with my Life Coaching.  A great skill is to learn to put yourself out there, and ask people that are doing the same thing.  Never be afraid to ask questions of someone who has mastered a skill that you would like to have.  They might have some great advice and might be able to tell you some things to avoid or the things you need to spend a lot of time on.

Enlist a support crew.  If you want to do something different, get your friends involved to support you.  Look around, who else could support you?  Make sure your support crew is positive and has your well being at heart and doesn't have their own negative agendas.

If someone in the world is doing what you are passionate about, hold a belief that you can too. Watch what they do, how do they do it? What do you like about what they do? What would you change to suit your own personal goals and your individuality?

Always have a dream, if it is in line with your values, it will be easy to follow through. You might give up on it, but make that a temporary break, and revisit your passion and then make ways to follow through again.

You get one shot at life, you might as well give it your best shot and follow your heart and your passions.

Dream it,
Believe in it
and Succeed


Kim McNamara
"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Perception - How do you percieve life to be ?

Life can be a bit of a roller coaster at times, and learning to take the good with the bad can be quite a skill.  Some people can take knock after knock and still come up smiling, while others take every knock really hard. 

A good thing to look at is our perception of life.  If we perceive life to be hard and a struggle, if often can be.  There are many people out there who struggle all the time, but will readily have a smile on their faces and offer a helping hand even though they are struggling.

Perception is key.  How do you perceive life?  If we believe that we are hard done by, then every event that comes along will play to that perception.  If we believe life is good, then often it will seem much better.

We often hear people talking about the power of positive thinking, but does it really work?
Things will happen in life to all of us, good and bad.  It is how we handle these situations that matters.  If we get into the mind set of “here we go again”, then you have already framed up in your head, that its another problem to put on the mountain of other problems you already have.
If you can hold a believe that you can manage anything coming along, then you will feel much better.

The reality is, life deals blows to all of us.  If we have unresolved things going on, and if they are taking up your head space, its a really good idea to try and sort something out so you have peace in your mind.  Otherwise any other issues incoming will mount on top.  Its like not doing the washing, day after day, you pile clothes up to be washed, if you don’t start sorting the washing out, you will end up with no clothes to wear.  Same thing, if you don’t sort through issues bothering you, then issues will mount up on top of you until you feel like you have no more resources to cope.

A great idea is to sit down and list the things that are bothering you, and take action, what do you need to do to resolve these things? Sometimes we cant resolve things, so learning acceptance is another great skill. 

If something is bothering you and someone else around you has been through similar, ask then for some tips on getting over the issue. There are many resources in the community that would help you out too.  Reading self help books is a great idea, as just one of the suggestions in the book might resonate with you, and you might learn something new. Check out workshops in your area and the internet can be a great source of powerful learning.

Years ago, I was a volunteer at Wilson Home for Crippled Children.  I was a teenager myself at the time.  My friend who I visited for years became ill quickly and then died, then a week later, his room mate  died and then a couple of weeks later their other friend died. These kids taught me not to take life to seriously.  These kids could laugh and make light of the world even though they were living on borrowed time and in wheel chairs.  My perception of life changed all those years ago, and I have never forgotten that experience.  Some times we get caught up in the little stuff and we allow it to fill our heads and it can leave us feeling negative.

To have gratitude for all you have now, and an acceptance of those things you simply cannot change, can go a long way to dropping stress levels.


Kim McNamara
Life Coaching
Success Coaching
Motivation to Succeed Coaching

MOTV8N To Succeed
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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Welcome to 2015, Let us make it the best year yet.

Happy New Year to you all.  It is hard to believe how quickly the days, months and years roll by.  How was 2014 for you? Hopefully it was a good year for you. 

What would you like 2015 to hold? 

We all have goals and dreams, some we achieve and some we just don't.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the thought the dreams are for others.
I truly believe that if someone out there is doing what I want to do, then why can't I.  Often what stops us are our self limiting beliefs.  Sometimes we can hold a fear of failure, so it is easier not to try because we might fail, and who wants to fail.  Let us change our meaning of failure, failure is merely feedback.  Every time something doesn't work out the way we think, we learn not to do it that way, so we try another way.  Failure can be very useful and maybe try changing the wording to feedback.

I believe Success is a Birth Right.
Every one has a right to be successful. Success is a personal journey, so the meaning of success can change from person to person.  As we  grow through life experiences we tend to change our meaning of success.  Often success can be regarded as materialistically making it, but as we age, success might change to being less materialistic and more about being happy and content.

At this time of year, many people set New Years Resolutions.  A New Year can sure be a time for change, however those changes will only be long term if you have a vested interest in keeping the changes.  So you need to look at what is motivating you with your goals. 

Clearly define a goal/dream, what is it you want to achieve? Once you have figured that out, ask yourself what is your present reality with your goal/dream? Where are you at with it? What have you done so far?
The next part is to brainstorm Options on a way forward to achieving your goal/dream.  One of those options will stand out as a way forward.  Once you choose a way forward, then make yourself accountable and put a time frame on when you want your goal/dream achieved by.

The key to goals is setting authentic goals that sit in line with who you are  and within your value system.  You can start by setting small goals, and record your successes in an Achievement Journal.  We can often remember easily the things we do wrong or the things we fail at. Having an Achievement Journal can help us remember the good things we do.  Instead of building a mountain of failure and self limiting beliefs, we can turn it around and build a mountain of success and empowering beliefs.

Enlist a support crew. Find positive people that will help you and fuel you when you think you should give up.

Dream it,
Believe in it
and Succeed


Kim McNamara
"Life Coaching"
"Success Coaching"
"Motivation to Succeed Coaching"

"MOTV8N to Succeed"

Email - kim.motv8ncoach@gmail.com  
Skype - kim.motv8n