Guest blog: Have I got what it takes?

Today’s guest blogger, the lovely Mike Brodie of Thoughts Without Limits, asks the question we have all asked ourselves:

This may be a reflective question that you have secretly asked yourself at one stage or another in life. Can you remember when this was? How did you feel when it popped into your mind? Was there self-doubt that said to you that you don’t have what it takes? Maybe even though you wanted to say YES and shout it to the world you just couldn’t do it? Now maybe that little voice had come to you from many years before through school, your parents, your peers, your family, your friends or work colleagues and has stuck with you ever since.

Those little but destructive voices in your mind are called ‘Limiting Beliefs’, maybe you can think of other times that this has happened now that your awareness has been raised? But do you want to know something AMAZING? You have the talents and abilities in you right now to put a stop to it, you just need a helping hand to get you where you want to go.

I live alongside secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and have had many people tell me, you can’t, you shouldn’t and you won’t be able to, but that only serves to make me stronger to prove them all wrong. I won’t let anyone put limitations on me and even if I fail or can’t manage to do something then at least I have tried my best and that’s good enough for me. I always say that I am less-abled instead of that dis_____ word but less-abled doesn’t mean less capable and that applies to you too. So go ahead and be the AMAZING person that you were born to be and don’t let others place limitations on you.

Think about this statement for a second or two ….

“If you don’t know where you are going then you’re never going to get there”.

Do you know where you want to go or are you just letting life pass you by? Remember there’s only you that has ownership and responsibility for this statement. Maybe you want a better job, a better work/life balance, maybe you want to have a better relationship with your spouse or partner? Maybe you have stresses in your life right now that’s affecting how you live?

Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

So how do you find the right path to walk down I hear you asking?

Answer:    Get a ‘Life Coach’

‘Life Coaching’ is not about making decisions for you or telling you what you should do. Its not psychotherapy or counselling and deals with the here and now. A life coach is someone who aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals – including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring the self and the world, and achieving ambitions.

Basically the ‘Life Coaching is primarily about RESULTS, RESULTS, RESULTS and anything else just isn’t an option for you. You will find that just about all successful people in life have a ‘Life Coach’, from Sports stars, wealthy individuals to high ranking ‘Blue Chip’ companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Even ‘Life Coaches’ have a ‘Life Coach!

I love to ask this question… “If I asked you to see an Acorn in your mind what do you see?” Maybe you see a single Acorn? Or maybe you see an Oak tree? But what about if your awareness is raised to a whole range of new possibilities, you will soon see a whole forest of Oak trees! With help and guidance you would be able to see what is all around you not just the 100 yards that your life torch can shine to.

I greatly appreciate you taking your precious time to read my guest Blog post and also thanks to the great and inspiring Jane Hatton for allowing me to write this piece for you.

I hope to have motivated and raised your awareness.

For more information and details on ‘Life Coaching’ please feel free to visit or email

Mike Brodie

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