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Table of Contents

Choices: From Confusion To Clarity

Chapter 1 Take Responsibility

  • It's your life Decide what you want and say it out loud
  • Commitment is powerful
  • Fear of failure can be debilitating
  • Attitude is everything
  • Live your life in the driving seat
  • Born or learned - attitude can change
  • With a great attitude you can do anything
  • Acceptance can be empowering
  • The only person you can change is you
  • Acceptance and 'giving up' are not the same thing
  • Choose your battles wisely
  • Take control of what you can then let it go

Chapter 2 Your inner team is running the show

  • We all have multi-faceted natures
  • First know who's in your team
  • Getting to know your dark side
  • One dimensional living is boring
  • Playing to strengths gets results
  • Where you focus your energy goes
  • Be wary of your Achilles heel
  • Your schooling may be holding you back
  • Be conscious of your environment
  • Sending in the wrong team member can be catastrophic
  • Reading the room is a powerful skill
  • External or internal referencing - which is best?
  • Your surroundings impact on your behaviour

Chapter 3 The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

  • Honesty begins at home - inside you, with yourself
  • Early influencers have a big impact
  • Build a life YOU want
  • Take the time to check in with yourself regularly
  • You have what it takes to create the life you want
  • Say no to deflators and distractors
  • What you admire in others, you have within you
  • Self-affirmation works
  • The map is not the territory
  • Your map is different from everyone else's
  • Perception is reality
  • Weather changes both the map and the territory
  • What we believe to be true changes
  • Belief and truth are different
  • Opposing views can be true at the same time
  • Holding on too tight can kill Flexibility is key

Chapter 4 Anything is possible...

  • Your inner critic may want to disagree
  • Make friends with your inner critic - it gets results
  • A loud inner voice can be motivating - the critic versus the cheerleader
  • Sometimes the voice isn't your own Peer groups matter
  • Belief drives reality - what you believe you create
  • Change your thinking, change your reality
  • You won't be wrong - as a human it's in your DNA
  • Feeling overwhelmed is an indicator of your inner drive
  • Without inner drive we would never do / achieve / challenge anything
  • Spring cleaning is the answer
  • Comfort is the killer of change

Chapter 5 The Time Is NowLet's Do It

  • Nothing ever happened without energy
  • Know your style and how to maintain it
  • Coping with being different
  • Energy is power
  • Know your style of delivery and work WITH it!
  • Go against your natural style and you may fail to maintain change
  • Start up, maintenance, growth or turnaround?
  • Are you big picture or detailtastic?
  • Words are more powerful than the sword
  • Your language impacts your ability to act
  • Prefaces and disclaimers
  • Setting yourself up to succeed

About Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane is an executive and personal career coach, trainer, facilitator, behavioural change specialist and busy mum of a 2 year old.

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