6 Tips for work that matters and a life you love

When you do work that makes the difference in the world that you want to make, it naturally feeds into you living in a way that is joyful and fulfilling.

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My mission is to help my clients do work that matters which, in turn enables them to live a life they love. Here are some of the tools and talking points we use to achieve this:

1. Be clear on what you value

Get to the core of what makes you tick, the things that make you leap out of bed in the morning that bring you unbridled joy. It may be specific activities, it may also be people. Let these set the tone for how you spend your time and who you spend your time with. When you know what really matters to you, what your value most you can let go of the rest.

2. Make time for yourself and your physical, mental and emotional well being

Care for yourself daily by developing habits that enable you to have time to be still, physically and mentally. Focus on what you need to feel nourished.

Make your development your priority. Read and listen to books, listen to podcasts, attend seminars, take courses. Feed your mind, it needn’t cost you the earth and it will be worth it!

3. Say ‘No’ without apology

Remember every time you say ‘yes’ to something that does not serve you are saying ‘no’ to your own vision, goals and purpose. With every unapologetic no you are saying YES to you and your purpose.

4. Cultivate meaningful relationships

Developing relationships that support all of the different aspects of your life and business. Find a coach, mentors, sponsors and supporters who understand and support you and your vision.

You reflect the energy of those with whom you spend the most time. Consciously spend time with people that lift you up and who you can do the same for. Those who will challenge you to be your best, support you when you are challenged and celebrate with you with a joyful heart. Avoid and eliminate energy draining relationships personal and professional.

5. Practice Gratitude

Take time to write down and acknowledge all that you have achieved and all that you are grateful for. By adopting an attitude of gratitude you automatically feel more fulfilled as you actively acknowledge all the great things you have in your life and in your work. Start a gratitude journal and make it a practice to add to it every day.

6. Find yourself and be that

You are unique, no one else has your experience your vision, and your ideas so own it! Don’t look at what others are doing focus on what you are doing and the difference you are making. You make your own definition of success, focus on achieving that.

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