So, for years now… my girls and I have imagined living in Brighton. Living within a city for the first time – a place so diverse and alive. And by the seaside… I love the sea, having always lived one hour 30 mins from the nearest coastal spot, it’s a novelty and gives me a rush of energy and new perspectives when I see it.
We have sat countless times on the pebble beach looking out on the twinkling sea which always draws us close. We conjure up whilst we much our sandwiches (actually we have been known to buy a box of chocolates and consume them on the beach too! I digress) how life could be living there. We’ve even imagined running a small boutique hotel on the sea front - my younger daughter having picked out an old hotel, looking like it needs a new lease of life and some love put into it. But really, I think living in Brighton as a life coach/NLP Practitioner would be fabulous – afterall, with the wonders of the internet and telephone – I can coach anywhere!
A close friend of mine suggested that ‘Brighton is the grave yard of ambition’. At the time, I was a little disgruntled – to his obvious amusement… however on reflection – that makes Brighton the perfect place to be a coach. There are people all over the world - not just Brighton who have had dreams but who have been talked out of them and they lie dormant waiting to see daylight once more. I’d love to move to Brighton and assist people with evoking their dreams and making them reality – how fabulous would that be?
So, my dream… to move to Brighton June 2010 with my daughter who is 16 years old. My elder daughter will be spreading her wings and will be off to Uni or another path – so will not be living with us then.
In order to achieve this dream – I need to pull out all the stops. It feels daunting right now, but I know that is just my unconscious mind trying to protect me – keep me in my comfort zone. So I must push through this barrier and break into my adventure zone…
My daughter is so excited about making this dream a reality; so this week we have been to Brighton to the sixth form college’s open evening. Afterall, you have to fake it til you make it, right? By going to the open evening, we have set our intention… we have made a commitment to ourselves to make this dream our reality. Soon after the drama of finding somewhere to park we walked up some roads towards the college. It was a magical experience. We looked at the long white terraces of houses and flats and wondered which one we’d be living in. It’s an exciting feeling moving to the unknown. I can feel the excitement but I can also feel the resistance… it feels slightly scary, but that’s a good thing – it means I know I can do it and it’s out of my comfort zone.
I have made a dream board with some pictures of Brighton, some seaside pictures, I have the sound of the sea and the cry of the seagulls in my head and the taste of crepes from the pier in my memory… it’s all about focusing on what you want – really feeling it as if you have it already. It’s about setting the date of when you know you’ve achieved it, setting steps to reach the goal, committing and taking action!
What are your dreams? How committed are you to making them your reality? How does breaking into your ‘adventure zone’ make you feel? What difference to your life will it make when you’ve achieve your goal? What will happen if you don’t? What’s the first step you need to take? If you need some help with achieving your goal – message me