Wit and Wisdom 202 | January 2018
The Waiting Room of Misery
Welcome to all my new subscribers and my 3700 loyal readers who have been with me for the past 15 years.
Warning - this newsletter takes 2 minutes to read but can seriously upgrade your life.


No really, where are you right now in the Waiting Room of Misery? Are you waiting for your staggering genius and talent to be discovered; for the phone to ring with offers of opportunity, advancement and shed loads of lucre?

Perhaps you are biding time for the moon to be in the 7 th house to start that diet/exercise regime which will rid you of the daily podge-poke and raise your self esteem levels. Some of us are hanging around for a sign that the time is right, a certain person is The One, the market is ripe for our brilliant business idea and for our brains to give us the green light to live a life we will love.

It can dominate our every thought it can mean we await every call, door bell ring, text or ping of an email with a heart full of dread, joy or trepidation.
Waiting for scary medical test results, to hear from someone you desperately miss or to hear the outcome of a job interview or book/script submission can be a sort of psychic agony. On many levels the waiting game is a major part of life and it sucks on every level.  We can order anything we want in the world with a click of a mouse so why do we have to wait? Oh why?

Get on with it, hurry up, fast track me to the outcome, I beg thee, please. We need to know and NOW! Our desire to control the future and outcomes creates a resistance which hurts and can lead to depression and a disappointment that life is not delivering on the order we cosmically placed.
Here are a few thoughts which may help you as you play the waiting game.
Please take this on - no one is going to save or rescue you no matter how many dime store romances you have read.

We can control a lot less in life than we think. Stop hurting yourself trying.

Sometimes we need to learn to float and go with the flow.  Attack water and distrust it and we drown. So relax and trust the process.  Resistance, Mr Bond, is futile!

Acceptance is the salve for the unknown.

There is power in patience.  
Actively live in the moment despite waiting for the outcome. Don't waste another day you will never have again living in anxiety of the future.

Trust yourself that whatever the outcome you will handle it as you have done countless times in the past.
Keep your thoughts to the positive. Don't dip into despair or feel victimised (“why me?”) by your waiting. 

Know that all will be made clear one day. 

What can you learn or do as you go through this time? How might you grow from this?

You are not alone. We are all hoping, wishing, praying, wanting, waiting and fingers-crossing – the future will claim us in its own time.
Pure Coaching Academy 2018
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Living Life as the Woman You Were Meant to Be
Give yourself a treat this Saturday and join me for a champagne afternoon tea at the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire where I am presenting a workshop on 'Living Life as the Woman You Were Meant to Be'. 

Discover real tools and coaching tips to help you transform your life so it is more balanced, healthier, happier and with real goals you can achieve this year.

Spark Networking Events
Network in a new way.

You are invited to the launch of a hot new evening networking event. Join us at Spark on Tuesday 13 th February 7pm - 9pm and meet exciting new people. Career professionals, creatives, media folk, entrepreneurs or folk like you looking for a thrilling new social gathering that could elevate your life, career or business. 

Book now.
Fabulous Women, Marvellous Men
Mayfair - 31 January 2018
How would you like to join a popular networking event that I hold monthly in Mayfair? The cost of the meeting is just £10 for both members and non-members. All visitors are welcome!

There will be the usual one minute pitch where you get to tell us what you do and what you’re looking for, a coaching session for all and the chance to meet with some truly amazing and exciting business folk.

So I can give the venue an idea of numbers, please  CLICK HERE and press the YES, I'm attending button.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information, or if you have any questions. You can email me at caroleann@realcoachingco.com.
Thought of the week
Take it easy - but take it.

Your coach
Carole Ann Rice - Life Coach, Author, Columnist
T: 020 8566 2862
About Carole Ann Rice

Carole Ann is an award winning journalist, media consultant and high profile coach, with over 10 years' coaching experience with private clients and major organisations such as the London School of Economics and Play England. She's co-written two books, Start Your Dream Business and Find Your Dream Job which are available from Amazon.

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