“Divine discontent” …

…is how Kenneth Grahame described spring as it struck Mole in the opening to the glorious classic Wind in the Willows.

The change of season can unsettle us slightly, in often a good way. It can make us want to throw off the winter and stuck habits, make us start thinking about pastures new or getting out more. It may even make us want to clean the house and de-clutter (although, you know. Steady on…).

This week I spent a greatly useful afternoon with a good friend and sometimes associate, Dawn Reeves. We talked and captured our thoughts in creative ways. Neither of us are often short of new ideas, so we weren’t really looking for those this time. Whilst still allowing a corner for “mad ideas” (you can’t completely block them!), we focused on looking afresh at what we’ve already done and the material and experience we’ve already got. We both write and both facilitate. We’ve both worked with a wide range of clients. We’re both driven by helping people and organisations to change for the better and that comes through in most of what we do.

For me, I’m still thinking about it. There were some fresh perspectives on old issues for me. Some clarifying of priorities and energy. A bit of mental decluttering and embracing the good side of the season’s divine discontent. It was the equivalent of throwing open the windows and letting the fresh air in.

What will come out of that will include another book from each of us – and may involve all sorts of other things too. It’s all brewing nicely.

And what about you? Would you like a kick start to mental spring cleaning?

Part of what I started thinking about was how I could help others to go through a similar process. So, on a trial basis, I’ve decided to offer a two hour, one off coaching session for a flat rate of £50 if this appeals to you. If you are local, you might like to do that on a face to face basis, with perhaps some creativity such as Dawn and I did (below) thrown in. If you are not local, we can carry the coaching out via Skype or the phone. Bookings will be taken from 21 April and throughout May on a first come first served basis.

Drop me a line on sarah@creatingfocus.org if you are interested in finding out more. It may not change your world, but it may get you started.

 

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