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Finding your Motivation

Just for a brief (brief!) moment your life flashes in front of you, ‘I had big dreams of becoming a…’ – even if this sentence finishes with ‘something else’ then if that’s not enough of a motivation to get you moving forward, then here’s how to find the motivation to take action on the 1st step towards career change.

Sit back and take 2 minutes to think about your future, 2 years from now. Are you still in the same career you’re in now? Go on, close your eyes and do it. Now.

So, what happened. Were you still sat, stood in the same place and did that thought bring you out into a cold sweat, or was it a happy one. If it’s the latter you can turn off and go and do something else even better…

So, here’s how to motivate yourself to do something about your desired career change. Read through first and then sit back to complete the exercise.

Think back to the last time you were motivated about something, really motivated. This could be anything at all – booking a holiday, learning something new, sorting out visiting an old friend. Put yourself right back in that initial moment that got you feeling really motivated about it. Remember the feeling and make all the colours and what you saw at that time really rich and bright and bold and think about any sounds that were important at that time.

Place all of this on a massive imax screen, so it’s all bursting with energy. Add a soundtrack to it as well if you can for added fizz. Once you have all of this lock it in place and put your thumb and forefingers into the Yoga pose…and just wallow in that feeling until it starts to dissipate, then loosen your fingers.

Re-read or practice that exercise again. It should be a great place to go, so go there again.

Now. Think about your future career change dream and as soon as you do, get yourself back into the Yoga pose. The one you used for ‘Finding your Motivation’. This should now create the motivation you need to take the 1st step. So all I ask now is what’s that 1st step. This is what I did or check out Abigail’s story.


Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.

Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob.

Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.

To find out more about my small business coaching programs click to download here or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session

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