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Goal setting tools for performers and creatives workshop.

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Goal setting tools for performers and creatives.
Friday, 24th August 2018, 2pm.
South East London.
Small group workshop – only 4 places available.
£45

Learn new ways to discover your goals, and start to move quickly toward them.
Break through blocks both professional and personal.
Ideas and skills drawn from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and the work of top ‘success’ authors from around the world.
Workshop will begin at 2pm, and will finish between 4:30pm and 5pm.
Please email to book or for further information.
john@key-idea.co.uk

Relaxation and stress busting workshop for performers and creatives

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Relaxation and stress busting for performers and creatives.
Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 2pm.
South East London.
Small group workshop – only 4 places available.
£45

Learn how to feel relaxed when you want and need it most, to be happier and more productive using techniques and ideas drawn from meditation, mindfulness and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Workshop will begin at 2pm, and will finish between 4:30pm and 5pm.
Please email to book or for further information.
john@key-idea.co.uk

Up-coming workshops for performers and creatives

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know I’m running two new small group workshops for performers at the end of August, 2018.

Relaxation and stress busting for performers and creatives.
Thursday, 23rd August 2018, 2pm.
South East London.
Small group workshop – only 4 places available.
£45

Learn how to feel relaxed when you want and need it most, to be happier and more productive using techniques and ideas drawn from meditation, mindfulness and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
Workshop will begin at 2pm, and will finish between 4:30pm and 5pm.
Please email to book or for further information.
john@key-idea.co.uk

Goal setting tools for performers and creatives.
Friday, 24th August 2018, 2pm.
South East London.
Small group workshop – only 4 places available.
£45

Learn new ways to discover your goals, and start to move quickly toward them.
Break through blocks both professional and personal.
Ideas and skills drawn from Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and the work of top ‘success’ authors from around the world.
Workshop will begin at 2pm, and will finish between 4:30pm and 5pm.
Please email to book or for further information.
john@key-idea.co.uk

Mailing list fail.

Hi everyone, hope you’re having a productive day!
I got an email from MailChimp who I had been using to run my mailing list saying they had de-activated my account, followed by a short string of reasons why they couldn’t re-activate it, so I’ll be resolving that this week most likely with a new company, I don’t think I’ll loose anyone in the transition, as had downloaded an upto date list, but if you don’y hear from me via email over the weekend, please email at john@key-idea.co.uk and I’ll make sure you’re on the list!

Have a great day!

Sugar free

So I’ve been following a sugar and indeed largely ‘carb’ free diet for about three weeks now. A ‘ketogenic’ diet. And following it I have been. No slips (that I’m aware of) so far. Basically keeping total carb (inc sugar) intake under 20g per day. Lots of fat. Some protein.
Been listening alot to the ‘2ketodudes’ and ‘ketofor ormies’ pod casts to help me out. Have a listen!
I’ve also got to thank regular inspiration Jack black of Mindstore for posting about the benefits he’s found through it on his facebook page, thats what helped me decide to actually do it.

At the moment my trousers are deffo looser than they were, I’m mot getting hungry and I’m sleeping better.
Im also missing my Costa mocha and any fun food. Where fun = bread.
In recent years I thought I was pretty free from any kind of emotional eating. Turns out I was not!
Plenty of sugar cravings (although it subsides quickly) and feelings of dissatisfsction (which sticks around a little longer) though.

I’ve planned to do it for 2 months before I weigh myself.
Will up date any spectacular results here.

Jb

Priorities

Every time we’re offered an opportunity, however attractive it is or isn’t, we should look to see how it fits in with our priorities.
We could also re-examine all of our current activities under the microscope of our priorities and goals / values.

So think about what your goals are, think about your internal values.

Now look at all the stuff you regularly.
Write it out.

Are there anythings you could stop doing to make room, and energy, for things you REALLY want to do?

Our priorities certainly change over time. Our values can also change,  but sometimes we dont change are activities to match. Periodic examination of activities is really useful.

Paying attention

Some questions to consider:

What are you paying attention to now? You’re reading this, but is your mind somewhere else?
Where is your attention most often?
How much is your attention on your real interests?
What ARE your real interests?

When you work / play / eat / rest / socialise, are you ‘all there?’

Do you pay attention to your body and its signals when you’re eating?
When you notice feeling tired, do you sleep? Or do you fight to stay awake and watch ‘one more episode..?’

Do you pay attention to what your paying attention to? Maybe start here, just notice, non-judgementally. Awareness is a good first step towards change.

School INSET training

A few schools have contacted me since I posted my upcoming event for teachers on the 15th March 2018 asking about costs for INSET training. Please see below for prices as of 26/2/18.

After school ‘staff meeting’ up to 30 staff
(1 hour)
£175

Half day up to 30 staff
(Taken to be a 3 hour block including breaks, eg. 9am – 12pm / 1pm – 4pm or a 3:30pm – 6:30pm twilight. )
£300

Full day Up to 30 staff

£500

One-to-one consultations (if not timetabled within the above.)
£85 per hour

Prices quoted are for schools / organisations within 1.5 hours travel of London, additional travel charged at 45ppm from BR2 0PZ, or cost on public transport, which ever is cheapest at time of booking confirmation. Any required overnight hotel stays will be charged at cost. Cancelations within 1 month of the booked date will be charged at full price, including any already purchased travel (train tickets etc) / hotel expenses. Any deposits are non fundable, except in exceptional circumstances.

Please feel free to email John@key-idea.co.uk with any questions.

Update and event news!

Hi Folks,

After gaining my Licensed Practitioner of NLP qualification in October last year (2017) I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to work one-to-one with a few people in a coaching type relationship. I’ve also decided to start running some events sharing the kinds of ideas I talk about here in the blog.

The first event is for teachers and will be on the evening of 15th March 2018, in East London.
This event is limited to 25 places.
Full event details and tickets can be found HERE.

There will be a similar course aimed specifically at performers and creatives in the very near future, please sign up for the mailing list or drop me an email to be kept upto date, or if you have any questions.
Hope everyone is making a brilliant start to 2018!

John
john@key-idea.co.uk

Can you be specific?

– What EXACTLY do you need more information about?

– What EXACTLY are you afraid of?
(You might have to ask more than once.)

– What skills EXACTLY do you require that you don’t have/need to develop?

It’s not enough, and it’s not useful to say “I can’t do this” or “this isn’t working” unless ‘this’ is well defined.

“My show isn’t working.”
You mean not enough tickets were sold or there wasn’t a good response from the people that were there?
How are you measuring these things? Do you / does everyone involved know what ‘working’ would look like?
Is that possible in this context?
Are other people doing it?
Who? How?

Be specific. Anything else is just whinging, which is allowed too but isn’t helpful to you or to those with whom you work.

(edited 13/2/18 – with thanks to Shane Hampsheir.)