Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Fresh Start

So its been a while since I wrote an entry and I think its because I've been reflecting on the direction I would like to take in my coaching practice. While I will always be someone who wishes to help others live and spend time abroad, I cannot help but observe how my personal life has evolved while living abroad. What I have discovered, but deep down I always knew, is that to truly enjoy life anywhere we must take care of and nurture our mental, physical and spirtual health. Even though we may want to start a new life abroad, we still must consider our physical and spiritual areas of life. Therefore I would like to approach my coaching experience from the perspective of reinvention through mental, physical and spritual preparation.   Everything is connected. When you focus on observing and improving one part of your life, you gain insight into the way you conduct other parts of your life. Any change in behavior that produces new results in one area of your life can produce new results in any other area.

All of this is to say that I am now documenting my physical endeavors which involve marathon and triathlon training. I have run marathons for many years but I am now a beginning triathlete. In sharing my new pursuit, I hope to connect with others on the same path as well as with those who wish to get started.

You can join me in sharing my physical adventures (triathlons and training) at my new facebook page,

Blue Skies, G.G.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Believe What you Want to Believe

Our beliefs are powerful drivers that cause us either to succeed or fail all depending on, of course, whether or not our beliefs are empowering or limiting. Any given situation can have an infinite number of interpretations. How is it that there could be 20 different witnesses to the exact same event and yet all 20 give different accounts as to what happen? Its how we choose to interpret the situation that gives us meaning. Often what directs our interpretations are our beliefs.

So whether or not you can or cannot do something all comes down to whether or not you believe you can do it. The next time there is something you'd like to accomplish but you find yourself holding back, ask yourself "why". If you think you can't accomplish something that you know you want, write down all the reasons why you think you can do it and all the reasons why you think you can't. Look at the list with all of the "can'ts" and see if you can spot all of those which are actually limiting beliefs. Things that you believe to be true that stop you from acting. Isolate those and ask yourself:

Where does this belief come from?
Who gave me this belief?
What is it costing me to continue believing this?

Use these questions to challenge your limiting beliefs with the aim of overcoming them. G.G.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Information is Out There

Now more than ever before, any information you could possibly need is available. For whatever goal you are trying to accomplish, the information is there inorder to allow you to acheive it. So the question is, what's stopping you from having the life you've always wanted? Often, the answer is that you are stopping yourself. If the answers are out there, all we must do is take action. Taking action is what separates successful people from unsuccessful people.

Fair enough, I'll concede that sometimes there is too much information out there and so it becomes very difficult to isolate exactly what we are looking for from the most credible source there is. So then, that requires more work. Isolating and then discerning the most accurate information means going beyond the act of just "googling" a key word but to dig deep beyond the surface for quality information. It means asking a lot of questions, accepting rejection but then continuing on until we get what we want. Continuous action towards a goal is what creates winners. G.G.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reinvent Yourself

What do you have to offer now? Whatever your idea of yourself is now, your potential is much greater than you think and you have capabilities that you probably didn’t even know you had. We human beings often limit ourselves and/or define ourselves by what we majored in in university or by the job we’ve held the longest. Even if you are great at that particular thing, understand that you have skills and gifts that you don’t even know that you have.

Now more than ever before, most people will have several different careers in the course of their professional careers. It’s the nature of our society due to many factors but most importantly the fact that job roles and business can become obsolete faster than ever before due to the internet and our now global market.

Some see this as a negative but it doesn’t have to be. I see it as a positive because it means we are no longer obligated to sit at the same desk doing the same exact tasks for 40 years.

As roles and business trends change rapidly, you must be prepared to change along with the times. You must improve yourself and your skills constantly or become obsolete. Therefore, never lock yourself into one course of action. If you are strongly considering living and working abroad, you must consider other options by way of professions as well as other means of generating money. It’s possible that current position you have in your home country is not possible for you in the country of your choice (target country) or if it is possible, it does not come with the same benefits or comforts as it does in your home country. There could possibly be other routes that will suit your needs depending on the country. G.G.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Remove the Obstacles

So you've set your goals and you're ready to take action. However weeks pass and nothing happens. What's stopping you from getting where you want to go? Often what is stopping you is not external but internal. So, often its YOU that is stopping you!

To break the chains that bind your emotional psyche, push yourself outside of your comfort zone. We all have a comfort zone and because of that it's easy to become complacent. Complacency kills. As Sir James Goldsmith says," The ultimate risk is not taking a risk."

So perhaps you have a job, a lover or a family situation that you're not particularly satisfied with but its safe enough and you've had it for a long time so therefore, in your own mind, isn't it easy enough just to settle for what you already have? NO. Don't let yourself fall into the trap of settling for what is good enough when what will give you true ecstasy might be just around the corner with a little effort.

The key to true happiness is consistently pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to create the life you really want.


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Life Abroad Coaching + Language Study

Follow any of our 3-Day Coaching Workshops with two weeks or more of Intensive Language Lessons:

Once you've completed our Coaching Workshop, take advantage of language training in French, Arabic, Italian Turkish or Spanish at any of our locations, to prepare you for your new adventure!

Our Coaching Workshop/Language Combination Package includes;

■ 3 day Coaching Workshop in Montpellier or Nice
■ Minimum of 2 weeks language (of your choice) training
■ Housing assistance during your entire stay
■ Support service throughout the program
■ Access to client only website for continual support while setting up abroad
■ Opportunity to live and experience the south of France, Morocco, Turkey or Italy.

We partner with multiple language centers in France, Morocco, Italy Turkey and Spain to provide you with the best quality lessons for the lowest prices. We consistently take feedback from our graduates to ensure you receive the best language training possible. For Coaching/Language combination rates, contact us at

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Preparing for a New Challenge

If you are about to embark on a new challenge that you worry you may not be able to accomplish, one way to motivate yourself into tackling it is to think of past goals that you've successfully achieved. Think of rather big milestones that you've reached such as finishing university, having a child, buying a house. If you were able to do those things which require considerable commitment why can't you face the next milestone ahead? Once you have listed some past accomplishments, try to think about how you felt before you actually started to work towards your goal. Were you nervous? Apprehensive? Afraid you could fail? Are they similar feelings to what you have now faced with a new challenge? If so, you've already proved to yourself that despite past apprehensions or doubt you were able to accomplish the tasks at hand so what is stopping you from doing it again.

What you can and can't do is all in your head.


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