This is my Refreshed Minds logo and for a long time I felt like that lime. Feeling that inside I was refreshing and bright but actually living life trapped in a block of ice, feeling frustrated and like I wasn’t good enough.
For over 10 years I worked for large corporate companies, I’ve had good and bad times but in 2011 I finally got frustrated with living to someone else’s ideas. I was disheartened by the constant striving for targets that felt forever out of reach, justifying my existence, re-applying for my job and seeing my friends made redundant. I met some amazing people, talented, inspiring and hard working people, many of whom are still my friends today but that corporate ice cube rarely let them feel refreshed and bright, they just said that’s great and then pushed for more and more.
My own life also built up some of my ice cube. I would constantly berate myself for things I hadn’t achieved and all the shoulds and shouldn’ts which you believe are true. ‘I should be successful by now’, ‘I should try harder’, ‘I’m letting people down’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I can’t do it’…………
On the surface I could be smiling, happy and confident me but behind the scenes I’d made myself very ill.
It was then that life changed.
I was introduced to NLP and Hypnotherapy. The more I learnt about how and why we do what we do the more I wanted to know. I studied and qualified in both whilst still doing my full time job. I was also devouring books on the topics whenever I could get my hands on them. When I started using the techniques in my life I was hooked. Why???? Because the difference was life changing and I’m not exadurating. The ice cube was finally melting and I was allowed to be refreshed and bright, it felt amazing.
But keeping these amazing techniques to myself was never going to fit with me. One of the things I’d learnt about myself is that my biggest value is ‘making a difference’. To see I’ve made a difference is what motivates me, lifts my spirit and makes me smile.
In the corporate world I just didn’t see how I made a difference, it didn’t fit my biggest value, no wonder I felt trapped. So I took the leap of faith and set up Refreshed Minds.
So what’s Refreshed Minds mission?
"To melt as many people’s ice cubes as I can!! To show you, ‘you can’ rather than ‘you can’t’ and to teach you how to do it using the very best of skills and tools I’ve learnt along the way. You deserve to live life feeling refreshed and bright, Refreshed Minds is here to show you how."
So what have been my biggest learnings so far? I thought I’d share my top 3.
1. Your mind is incredibly clever and whether you like it or not it will always do what it thinks is best for you. It will give you flu to make you rest, give you a fear to try and keep you safe, it will even put on weight to comfort you. You are never stupid!!
2. Language is more powerful than you give it credit for – whatever you tell your mind, it will find evidence to support. If you tell yourself for years that you’re no good, you’ll be and feel no good.
3. Change is easier than you think. It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out affair. Sometimes the simplest of things can make a massive difference.
So whether your ice cube is self created with doubts, fear and harsh words or it was created by living in a world which didn’t match who you are, I wanna help!!
What do I help people with:
I've successfully helped people (and companies) with:
Until next week