Getting clarity on what matters in life - what you believe in, your values, how you want to live, who you want to spend time with, the job you do - those kind of choices are worth thinking about... But how do you know when you've made the decisions that reflect what you're really all about? What gives you the courage of your convictions?
In absolute clarity, there's another guiding force at work - and it's physical.
Before making important decisions, a successful CEO I know used to go for a walk - by moving the body, he was able to think more freely and creatively. He said it cleared his head.
It's true that from gut instincts that result in a decisive business strategy to knowing in your heart that you've found the person you want to spend your life with, your body's response to a situation is as much a part of the decision-making process as rationale and logic...
Certainly, the greatest, most successful people are driven by passion - a state that is deeply felt, not carefully thought out - although a well-constructed strategy for success inevitably follows. Passion creates energy, determination, conviction and confidence. It plants the desire to succeed, whatever the obstacles, because it's part of what makes you who you are - to realise that passion is to realize an aspect of yourself, to put your potential in motion.
This is probably why it feels good too. Whether you call it being in flow, being in the zone, feeling in your skin, or simply just being yourself, I know that when I'm in that state, I am happy. I feel strong, confident and calm. I feel alive. I feel like I'm being me.
I believe that the more we connect with our bodies and tune in to the responses they provide, the more often those amazing feelings are possible and the more powerful we become. We are better able to make the decisions that are congruent with who we are, the individual choices that work for us.
With this in mind, I've set up a series of workshops based around the notion of The Whole Self, about strengthening the mind-body balance and learning to operate from a more powerful place of personal integrity.
These workshops offer practical skills that can transform the way you think and feel about yourself, integrating thought, emotion and action and offering you a space where you can embrace all that you are, not just a part.
Focusing around themes such as self-confidence, self-respect and self-awareness, the Whole Self workshops are aimed at anyone who wants more out of life and is willing to explore their own potential to find it.
The first is on Sunday 12th December and it's called The Sensual Self - an afternoon out of the cold to explore what sensuality could mean for you and a starting point for greater self-respect and physical fulfilment.
More details coming soon...