'Create a Life You Love' Newsletter


ISSUE #22: 'The Power of Vision'

'Life coaching tips on having MORE in your life. More fun, more love, more peace, more excitement.'

David Wood, PCC
LifeSkills Coaching
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1. Announcements/Offers
2. 'The Power of Vision' (FEATURE)
3. The Personal Touch
4. About the 'Create a Life You Love' Newsletter

1. Announcements/Offers

How was this marriage saved?

I was very moved to receive this success story from the latest reader of ‘The Truth About Women’ ebook: 

"David, I have to say thank you sooooo MUCH!!! My husband and I seemed to be worlds apart until I found your ebook. We were in such bad shape I thought there was no where left to go.

We starting reading 'The Truth About Women' together about a week ago and it was as if the light came on. He actually looked at me and said "I GET IT!” I understand now what you've been trying to tell me all along"

We have our good days and our bad days, but the bad ones are becoming far less and when we need to we just reference your ebook to seek coaching! 

I know this all sounds so stereotypical but it is the truth. Thank you so much. You have truly saved a family from it's own demise!" 

Tracey Iverson
West Chester PA USA
gtkiverson @ aol.com 

Click here for ‘The Truth About Women

2. FEATURE: The Power of Vision

You've probably heard a lot about creating a vision, and possibly affirmations.

Is it all new-age mumbo jumbo?

I say no. If we really want to create something new in life, it simply makes sense to work out what that is, and then create a structure to constantly remind yourself.

To keep it real. To keep you inspired, motivated.

I'm happy to be able to share this great article from a client of mine which suggests how to do just that.....


..even if it is only in your head it will soon be in your life.

A while back I was focused on all that was lacking in my life. My focus each morning as I woke seemed to gravitate to all I didn't have and all I didn't want to have happen. I struggled and struggled until one day it hit me. I was separated from what I truly desired in life in fact I didn't even know what I wanted I had no vision - nothing to desire.

You see those feelings of stress and worries were a sign. A sign letting me know that what I was focussed on was not bringing me peace in my life. This focus on the lack in my life was zapping me of the energy needed to be creative and to seize the opportunities that lay before me.

The day I made that agreement with myself was the day I realized that I had a choice in where I place my focus. When my focus was on what I was lacking I would feel stress and worry where as when my focus was on what I desired I felt feelings of peace within myself. This taught me the importance of having a vision. For when I continued to focus on my dreams and picture those dreams coming true in my life the feeling of peace evolved into excitement and passion to seize the moment I had in front of me.

When we are focused on our dreams we have no room in our minds for thoughts of worry. Our vision creates positive thoughts, and therefore positive feelings. Your vision is your guide that will lead you to all that is possible in life. All a vision needs is some nurturing and it will then nurture you.

This is your time to create a vision in your life. Think of what is important to you and what you want to see come into your life and then do the following exercises.

Exercise One: Dedicate one hour to yourself. Find a quiet place preferably near nature, a park, the beach or under a big tree. With a piece of paper write down what you want in your life. If you have troubles thinking of what you want then split the paper in half with a line down the middle, on one side list what you don't want. From there you can put the opposite on the other side of the line.

Once you determine what you want then list the feelings you associate with accepting those wants into your life. How will you feel when these things come into your life? This is key because it is the feelings that will bring greatness to your life. From here take a few moments to close your eyes and picture those feelings and how they run through your body. Feel the happiness within yourself, feel the passion of your desires.

Exercise Two: Make a mental note of those pictures and the feelings associated with them. Commit to going back to that place at least once a day. Commit to a certain time either in the morning, at lunchtime or in the evening to dedicate 15 minutes to going back to that place of feeling in your body. By doing so you will be dreaming a little dream each and every day and eventually that dream will be in your life.

Regards, Richard Colby McFadden www.stormridercoaching.com '

(Thanks Colby!)

David Wood P.S. Feel free to zip me an email letting me know how you go

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3. The Personal Touch

Hi! To start - I made a snap decision to fly to Byron Bay for two weeks; so this comes to you from an internet cafe in Byron. I'm having a wonderful time with lots of beach, massage, and friends and awareness/insights - and am so keen to move here!

In brief, I'm starting to see how a structure evolves around my relationship, and then I spend a lot of energy trying to keep the relationship in place and not rock the boat. Sometimes to the detriment of what I want or need to keep growing. Also found out why I'm terrified to do impro on stage - I've been wanting everyone to think I'm a fantastic impro player, and have been scared they'll think I'm not. Stunning insight and freedom: I'm not! Now I can get up on stage with freedom.

And finally - I want to share with you a wonderful email I got in response to the acknowledgment article in last month's issue. It's wonderful getting concrete evidence that these newsletters are making a difference:

'Hello David, I wanted to share with you that I did this with someone very important. My grandmother is 90 yrs old today. We celebrated this weekend together as a family. Anyway I wrote her a letter, it seem to take only 5 minutes. It was so fulfilling for me to write this, the feelings of gratitude and satisfaction were tremendous for me.

After she read it she looked at me and words were hard for her at that moment and she said 'in my whole life no one ever gave me anything like this'...I am so glad I got your idea in time to share with her the many memories that make her so special to me! Thanks for the idea...very powerful.

PS She shared this with family at the party and they cried as well. They got the message 100%! Cool Stuff....

Warm regards, Christine

Love David


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David Wood is a personal and business coach, and a founder of the International Coach Academy - a global company training coaches in nine countries. He is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) based in Washington, D.C.

David has coached people in 13 countries via telephone and email. He helps people tap into their passion and adventure, and get into action! He works with professionals on career direction and personal issues, with small business owners, and managers/executives. He also helps coaches start or accelerate their coaching practice via the CoachStart™ Program at http://www.CoachStart.com/Mentor.htm