Tag Archives: gaol setting

Don’t rock the boat!




Sculling across life's waters










As I ran at dawn this morning I saw a sculler gliding across the smooth waters.
This is a wonderful metaphor for life and how you manage stress. let me tell you how…

The shell

If you have ever tried to scull, you will know the first obstacle is how very small and round the actual craft is! Achieving and maintaining your balance is the first challenge.

The oars

Next you possess these very long and potentially powerful, both destructively and constructively, tools.

The stroke

Your stroke consists of the catch, when you drop the oars in the water, now you are committed. Using your legs, arms, back and correct concentration, you make a strong and even pull against the water, so the shell may slide forward. At the end of the pull, you feather the blades – pick them out of the water and turn them horizontally – and slowly (unless you are in a race!) return to your starting position.

Life and work are definitely a delicate balance (shell) you have amazingly powerful coping strategies (oars) with your thinking, which can work for or against you. Before you commit to an action, focus your intent, (catch) then give it your best, motivated effort (pull). Follow up with a moment to reflect on your action (feather) as you slide back in your seat to have the next attempt.

The joy

As you master sculling and the coping strategies to manage the strain from stress, you may experience immense joy and exhilaration as you glide through your life. I wish this for you!


Are you about to snap?!

pencil break


Are you feeling rushed, tired, and always behind? Is it time to take control of your life?

In just 3 days you can learn the coping strategies to regain your energy, motivation and enthusiasm for life.

Two international trainers, Jamie Nast and Vanda North are together for a unique opportunity for you to learn some practical, immediately implementable, enjoyable and profoundly life changing skills.

For the first time ever, from 16th through 18th September, 2014 in beautiful Bournemouth, UK Jamie & Vanda will together share the skills from Mind Chi and Idea Mapping

This will be an intimate group, with time for questions and applications. You will come away with a new perspective and a way to make those changes last.

The cost for the 3 days is £600.00 and will include lunches, refreshments and all the materials required – just bring yourself, casual dress and an open mind.

For full details please contact Vanda@MindChi.com or Jamie@IdeaMappingSuccess.com

Jamie promo