Boot Camp Is Back! Make This Year Count!

January 29, 2013

ID-100114993Yes, it’s that time of year again folks. The one where we see all those New Year resolutions fade into the ether…. in fact , they’re probably such a distant memory that you’ve forgotten what they were.

So, how do you plan to make this year bigger and better?

I’ve recently hosted a reunion of the first ever Boot Camp I ran, entitled Your Best 12 Months Ever. As I eagerly awaited everyone’s arrival I wondered what to expect. Had they all failed at the first hurdle, had life thrown so much ‘stuff’ at them they’d been unable to stick to their plan? It wasn’t long before I was rewarded with story after story of success, success and more success and, while not everyone could claim it was their very BEST year, they had made huge decisions and were going through lifestyle changes that meant the next 12 months would be really rather fab! And YES, there were those that really had achieved their VERY BEST YEAR YET!

So, how had they done it? By stepping out of their lives for a day to take a long hard objective look at their lives to assess who they were, what was going to bring them success/happiness/money/confidence or whatever they wanted. They blasted self limiting beliefs out of the water once and for all and they made huge leaps forward. The deciding factor, however, was the plans they’d made for when they faltered or failed. Putting that support network in place and actually having a back-up plan made a huge difference.

I am immensely proud to their hard work and dedication throughout the last 12 months and feel honoured that they returned to share their stories.

So, why not get in on the action. I will be running Boot Camps for February and March only, on a first come first served basis.

Full details are below. Please use the contact form below for enquiries.

1-Day Workshop to make the next 12 months the best you’ve ever had!

Specifically for those who want an amazing 12 months, whether personally or professionally.

 No sweat or tears – just no nonsense techniques that get results!

 

What is a Boot Camp?

Forget the fluffy  workshops with more chat than personality – This is NOT for the faint hearted!

This Boot Camp will have you challenging yourself right from the minute you step through the door.

Packed with content that is practical and useable. You will be putting what you have learnt into practice immediately…. this I can promise you!

It will be an intense, in-depth and immensely empowering day, putting you right back where you belong -  in the driving seat of your life.

Personally run by Sarah of Sarah Palmer Coaching to pack the punches where you need it most!

This One day Boot Camp will enable you to:

Identify and get what you want out of life

Succeed in the things that are important to you, whether in business or personally

Stop fire-fighting and feel in control

Feel a sense of achievement

Accomplish more

Feel more fulfilled

Have more time to do the things you want to do

Have an amazing 12 months… better than you’ve ever had before

PLUS… Boot Camp Bonus Special : monthly updates to keep you motivated throughout the year!

This is an amazing day and places have to be limited to guarantee success.

                       Email  Now to reserve your place:  



When:  dates currently available in February and March

 Time: 9.30 – 4.00

Where: Market Harborough 

Price: Normal price £125. This Boot camp is on offer at just £95 for all bookings placed  more than 14 days in advance  -  price includes a delicious lunch and refreshments… PLUS Boot Camp Bonus to keep you on track and motivated throughout the year. Numbers are strictly limited and places allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

 

Still not convinced?……Read what others have to say :

Sarah’s workshop was a fun and invigorating experience, giving me many ideas for positive thinking and creating a good platform from which to launch a new life!” March 10, 2010

How Did Sarah’s coaching Change me?
- I started sleeping better and feeling great about myself.
- Was not scared to say no without feeling guilty
- People commented they like the new me with a smile on my face and coming across more confident outside my comfort zone.
- By thinking positive, positive things happened.
Sarah is a very special person…I cannot explain her but if you  want to change then there is no better. Working at a University one word sums up Sarah: a Genius who has a gift to give you what you want and deserve in life.”
Jan 2012

“Sarah provides a warm and welcoming environment in which to tackle any issues you need to move through. Calm, progressive and results based, she will demystify all the techniques and tools available, and go with you though the process of applying those. A great journey partner, she sheds light on often difficult topics with humour and warmth. An enthusiastic and widely knowledgeable practitioner – no ‘woo,woo’ here!” March 2, 2012

Sarah is very professional, yet makes you feel at ease and comfortable, allowing you to examine closely what is stopping you move forward and how to achieve your best year yet. Highly recommended.”

 “ I was invited to go along to Sarah’s course on how to make this year the best ever, and …. Well I really am having a very good year. Is it down to Sarah’s course? Well I think it is.
Sarah has a unique way of talking to you, not condescending or patronizing but one of genuine interest. She works with you helping you to highlight things that might have held you back in the past (I did not think I was held back, when I arrived on the course) and helping you put lots of small steps in place to help you fulfill your full potential/dreams /or simply get through life happy.
I would be happy to, and have, recommended Sarah to my friends.”
March 2012

This is an amazing day and places have to be limited to guarantee success.

                       Email  Now to reserve your place:  

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7 Easy Steps To Become More POSITIVE:

December 4, 2012

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Have you ever noticed how a negative thought can snowball into a huge problem? It’s as if a tiny snowball was being rolled along the ground and before too long you have a huge ball big enough to be a snowman’s body? Let me explain what I mean.

A friend of mine went shopping with her 14 year old daughter. They were having a lovely day when she decided she wanted some non regulation school shorts for PE. ALL her friends were wearing them and her Mother was the worst Mummy in the whole world if she insisted she wore the regulation black…. You know the sort of thing! She would have no friends and everyone would hate her. As if this wasn’t bad enough my friend headed this off with a lecture about what happens to girls that don’t conform at school… I’ll spare you all the negative diatribe she apparently spewed but the end result was that she told her daughter she would be pregnant at 18 and living on state benefits…. Yes I know, all because of a pair of shorts!…. It was the snowball, it just kept growing! Now fortunately on this occasion they laughed and still do today when, at 18, she is still very independent and travelling the world, self financed and not a maternal thought yet!

My point is that negative thoughts can grow and fast become out of control. Positive thoughts on the other hand can grow and become powerfully motivating. So, how do you become a positive thinker?

1. JUST DO IT! Maybe you’re thinking it’s just not that simple Sarah…. And I’ll say ‘It Could Be! If it doesn’t feel natural to you to begin with, keep practising until it becomes second nature. Positive people are in the habit of being positive so by doing a little bit each day you get your own snowball of positivity building. Start each day with a positive thought. Write it down and carry it with you for the day, looking at it frequently. If you’re stuck for ideas go to: http://tinybuddha.com/wisdom-quotes/

2. Turn off the news and the depressing soaps. If you hear more negativity than positivity it will get you down. It will lower your energy levels. You wouldn’t allow anyone to follow you day in and day out complaining and filling your head with doom and gloom so don’t allow that in. YOU have the on/off switch. YOU buy the newspaper. YOU have control.

3. Positive People Mix with people who love life and who focus on the possibilities not the limitations… People who see the glass as half full, or who believe it’s about to be topped up!

4. Banish negative chatter. I don’t just mean the gossip you hear around the coffee machine at work, I mean the stuff that’s going on in your head. The voice that dwells on the ‘what ifs’ everytime you consider the future, and the what ifs become so scary it paralyses you from action.

Start to notice this happening and STOP! Find a positive thought to replace it with and smile to yourself…. Smiling helps J

5. Feed your brainRead something positive, uplifting, and empowering daily! Short of ideas? See my list of favourite books from around the world: http://sarahspositivethoughts.wordpress.com/resources/

or follow a positive blog such as my friend Kelvin Ringold  at http://intenselypositive.com

6. Good Samaritan – do something nice for someone! Even if its just acknowledging someone at the cash desk at the bank or supermarket…. Or opening a door for someone…. Or just a smile. They’ll feel good and you will too.

7. Play your song. You know – the one that always makes you feel good. We’ve all got one! One of my favourites is Nina Simone singing Ain’t Got No – I Got Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNZGoaAn7wU&feature=fvst

Find yours, or borrow mine, and listen to it first thing in the morning — on your way to work would be fantastic — on your way home or while you prepare supper. You will feel good!

So that’s great, you’re now positive!Well, you will be by the end of 21 days. Research has shown that in order to form a habit we need to do it for 21 days. So give it a go and within a month, I promise, your world will have changed.


Boot Camp – Make The Next 12 Months The Best You’ve Ever Had!

April 2, 2012

Finally, after many months of listening to clients  pleading with me, their gentle cajoling, outright begging and open weeping ( OK, so maybe the open weeping bit is an exaggeration… but I have been put under a lot of pressure!) I have agreed to turn my highly successful Best Year Yet evening course into a Boot Camp. It’s not to be missed!!

Boot Camp

1 Day Workshop

Make The Next 12 Months The Best You’ve Ever Had

Specifically for those who want an amazing 12 months, whether personally or professionally.

 No sweat or tears just no nonsense techniques that get results!

 

What is a Boot Camp?

♦It is NOT a fluffy  workshop with more chat than personality!

♦ It is NOT for the faint hearted!

♦ This Boot Camp will have you challenging yourself right from the minute you step through the door.

♦ It IS packed with content that is practical and useable. You will be putting what you have learnt into practice immediately…. this I can promise you.!

♦ It will be  an intense, in-depth and immensely empowering day, putting you right back where you belong –  in the driving seat of your life.

♦ Personally run by Sarah of Sarah Palmer Coaching, to pack the punches where you need it most!

This One day Boot Camp will enable you to:

♦  Identify and get what  you want out of life

♦  Succeed in the things that are important to you, whether in business or personally

♦ Stop fire-fighting and feel in control again

♦  Feel a sense of achievement

♦ Accomplish more

♦  Feel more fulfilled

♦  Have more time to do the things you want to do

♦  Have an amazing 12 months… better than you’ve ever had before

PLUS… Boot Camp Bonus Special : monthly updates to keep you motivated throughout the year!

This is an amazing offer and places have to be limited to guarantee the success of the day.

Email me Now to reserve your place

Boot Camp Details:

When: Friday 11 May 2012 – FULL

Friday 6 July 2012 -Limited  availability

Friday 28 September – availability

Time: 9.30 – 4.00

Where:  Market Harborough   (20 minutes from M1/M6)

Price: Normal price £125. Book more than 14 days in advance and receive  a reduced price of £95  -  to include a delicious lunch, all refreshments PLUS Boot Camp Bonus to keep you motivated throughout the year. Numbers are strictly limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Don’t just take my word for how amazing this workshop is. Read what others have to say :

“Sarah’s workshop was a fun and invigorating experience, giving me many ideas for positive thinking and creating a good platform from which to launch a new life!” March 10, 2010

“How Did Sarah’s coaching Change me?
- I started sleeping better and feeling great about myself.
- Was not scared to say no without feeling guilty
- People commented they like the new me with a smile on my face and coming across more confident outside my comfort zone.
- By thinking positive, positive things happened.
Sarah is a very special person…I cannot explain her but if you  want to change then there is no better. Working at a University one word sums up Sarah: a Genius who has a gift to give you what you want and deserve in life.”Jan 2012

“Sarah provides a warm and welcoming environment in which to tackle any issues you need to move through. Calm, progressive and results based, she will demystify all the techniques and tools available, and go with you though the process of applying those. A great journey partner, she sheds light on often difficult topics with humour and warmth. An enthusiastic and widely knowledgeable practitioner – no ‘woo,woo’ here!” March 2, 2012

“Sarah is very professional, yet makes you feel at ease and comfortable, allowing you to examine closely what is stopping you move forward and how to achieve your best year yet. I highly recommend her as a coach and look forward to sessions with her.” March 14, 2012

“ I was invited to go along to Sarah’s course on
how to make this year the best ever, and …. Well I really am having a very good year. Is it down to
Sarah’s course? Well I think it is.
Sarah has a unique way of talking to you not condescending or patronizing but one of genuine interest. She works with you helping you to highlight things that might have held you back in the past (I did not think I was held back, when I arrived on the course) and helping you put lots of small steps in place to help you fulfill your full potential/dreams /or simply get through life happy.
I would be happy to, and have, recommended Sarah to my friends.” March 2012

Make the next 12 months the best you’ve ever had?

 

Email me Now to reserve your place:  

With thanks to nuttakit for the use of the photograph. More can be found on http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=1556


Where is your life going?

September 6, 2011

Many of us are so busy with the day to day running of our lives that we fail to step off the treadmill to look at where we are going, let alone who we are or what we really want out of life. Life tends to be something that happens along the way and too often the years pass and we have regrets that we’re still treading water. This is why I run coaching Workshops. .. to inspire.. to explore possibilities … and to enable everyone to live their life with passion, energy and excitement.

So…Due to popular demand I have released a new date for an additional Workshop   Friday 7 October

 

Places are limited so to reserve your place now contact me on   positivethinking@tiscali.co.uk

 

The Workshops is for people who, like many of us, have reached a point in their lives where they want more than life’s currently offering them, even if they don’t know exactly what ‘more’ looks like at the moment.

Previous Workshops have proved to be hugely popular, inspiring, and really great fun. The synergy of a group environment stimulates ideas, opens up new possibilities and raises the energy of every one in the group.

By stepping out of your daily routine for a day and getting away from all the usual distractions you can achieve so much. The Workshop will encourage you tochallenge the structure of every aspect of your life ( work, career, social life, finance, relationships, health and fitness etc ). By looking beyond your perceived limitations you’ll explore possibilities you may never have seen before and develop a lasting positivity and self belief.

Group sizes are kept to between 8 and 10 so that everyone gets a chance to participate fully.The whole day is designed around a warm, friendly, welcoming and overall positive atmosphere. Everyone works at their own pace and no one is ever asked to share more than they feel comfortable.

What will I get from a Workshop?

By focussing on you for a whole day you will:

- get clarity around what you want out of life

- develop a life you can live with excitement and enthusiasm

- learn lifelong skills to keep you positive and focusssed

- raise your emotional energy levels

- have a plan for a fun-filled and fulfilled life

What’s Covered in the Workshop?

All the Workshops are different as they follow the particular interests and needs of the group but at their core they focus on:

- taking an indepth look at every aspect of your life.

- self limiting beliefs,

- what would make you leap out of bed and look forward to every new day

- what’s stopping you.

- what would help you succeed; and

- how to raise your emotional energy and feel positive every day of your life

Previous delegates have commented that ” Sarah’s own infectious brand of positivity will inspire, encourage and motivate you to help you see a life of possibilities.” You will leave with a workable plan to achieve the things you want in life and, furthermore, you’ll have planned what you’ll do when you sabotage that plan in a months time…. we are only human after all!

Where are they held?

All Workshops are held  just outside Market Harborough on the Leicestershire/Northampton border. This is just an hour by train from London or 20 minutes from M6.

Costs:

Friday 7 October 10.00am – 4.00pm £150 (including aga cooked lunch!)

To reserve your place now contact me on  positivethinking@tiscali.co.uk

5 Minute exercise:

When did you last spend time thinking about what you want out of your life? Not in a general dreamy way, or a dismissive way but in a very real way that makes positive change happen? Life is too short to just tread water, or to rush through at such a speed that before you know it another year has passed and you’ve not had time to put yourself first…ever…

Put pen to paper now and outline what’s important to you in your life, and list against each point what you do on a daily,weekly or monthly basis to be true to those values…..

Struggling with this exercise? Why not put aside a day to look at what would make you feel you’d lead a fulfilled and happy life. We have fun and you’re guaranteed to feel inspired by possibilities you’d been to busy getting through life to discover!

See you soon

Sarah.

Contact me now to reserve your place: positivethinking@tiscali.co.uk

with thanks to graur razvan ionut for the photograph


How to Live life With Passion

July 19, 2011

I’m so excited! The summer holidays are nearly upon us. There’s a sense of expectation in the air as the children enjoy their last days of school before the long holidays and my thoughts have turned to my own childhood – despite what my children say I can still remember that far back!!

…I would feel positively euphoric knowing all routine and homework would cease for a 6week period
…The expectation of sun, sea and surf…. building castles out of sand or reading a book uninterrupted from cover to cover.
…New places to explore, people to meet, foods to taste, adventures to be had…
And I’m left wondering what happened to that feeling of carefree abandon that as a child I so naively took for granted and flaunted? As I watch my children I realise that I’m finally the adult who gets to choose how things are done, where we go, and what we do. How I coveted that position, when doing something ‘because I said so’ would mean that I’d chosen it!
I’m now all grown up and I want the magic back!
 So this summer I’m going to be a child again. I’m not going to be the one making all the decisions, but neither will I be doing all the cooking, shopping or cleaning. I intend to get in touch with the child in me and have some good old-fashioned fun…. look out Portugal, you have been warned!
 I will be bottling my new found energy, enthusiasm and zest for life … the one that no matter what the weather, says hooray, today is the first day of the rest of my life.

 The 5 minute challenge

 The 5 minute challenge this month is to recapture the child in you…. the one that lives with passion, who doesn’t dampen every dream with ‘yes but’ …. the one that knows how to have fun. After all, what value is there to life if it’s not fun?
 So, armed with pen and paper, take a trip with me down memory lane, let your mind wander back to your happiest childhood memories and describe them in detail: where you were, what you did, how you felt, your hopes and expectations at that time…
 Make the memory bigger and brighter, allowing yourself to really feel the laughter, the happiness, the expectations…
What can you do this summer to put you back in touch with those feelings?
If you enjoyed painting, then paint again. It doesn’t have to be a work of art….just fun! If you enjoyed dancing, join a class or just throw a party. If its sandcastles you’re after go to the beach…. or do some clay modelling at home and enjoy the feel of the different texture and the creativity…
 Drop me a line here or on http://twitter.com/coach2inspire and let’s see what the summer unleashes….
Rediscover the child in you and live life with passion!
Have a great summer
Sarah

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If we learn from mistakes, why are we frightened of making them?

June 9, 2011

Ok…I’m back blogging  by special request, after a period of hibernation ( thank you Claire )
I came a cross this question which made me stop and think, as I do from time to
time, and I thought it important enough to come back and  pose the question on my blog! Why
are we so afraid to make mistakes?

As the well known saying reassures us, mistakes are the very things
we learn from, right? Like teachers, lecturers, parents even, … and we
happily seek out their opinion, so why the fear surrounding mistakes? What is
it about getting something wrong that paralyses us so much that we fail to risk
doing something?

It’s really amazing to think that most of the modern day
inventions that we all take for granted in our day to day living, like the lap
top,computer or i-phone you’re reading this on ,would never have been invented
if the inventor had  been afraid of failure. By getting things wrong the
product was tweaked and modified, and will continue to do so, to bring us the
optimum in technology.

So, the 5 minute challenge of the day is to ask yourself:

If you knew that you would be a better person after making a
mistake, what would you dare to do?

Where is fear of failure holding you back in your life?

What would you do today if there was only success at the end
of it?

Set yourself the task of collecting a failure a week…
really! It’s amazing what you can achieve, and failing is so much more difficult
than you imagined!!

Have a good week!

Sarah

photography thanks to graur codrin:
http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/images/view_photog.php?photogid=982


Do you truly love your life?

September 4, 2010

It’s the end of the summer holidays and life is, once again, returning to its normal ebb and flow. The children have returned to school, excited about seeing their friends again and full of the enthusiasm that only a fresh blank text book can inspire. It was while I was thinking about the patterns that our lives take that I came across this video and wanted to share it with you:

It made me think…It made me ask questions of myself…It made me want to dance in the rain barefoot …

Sometimes we just accept the pattern our life has acquired, without questioning if it’s what we really want. How often do we ask ourselves…’do I really love my life?’ Change isn’t easy on our own. And sharing our dreams with others is often harder still because we fear being laughed at or talked out of it.. so we keep it as a dream, locked away in a dark corner of our mind.

But what if we could lighten up, risk free-falling a bit and allow ourselves to explore wherever that may take us.

I’ve worked with clients from all over the world who’ve done just that. They have taken that leap of faith to follow their heart, explore new ideas and to shift their focus onto what they truly desire. Their self belief and bravery to take that first step to change has been truly inspirational and I’d like to acknowledge their courage here… you know who you are!

5-Minute Challenge

My challenge to you all this week is to watch the video and make a note of the unanswered questions in your life. What are your fears? Where are your self-limiting beliefs holding you back? How could a more positive attitude, support and encouragement help you live the life you love?

I’ll leave you with  the words of Martin Luther King ‘ You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the first step.’

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

May smiles fill your day…

Sarah


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