Wit and Wisdom 214 | April 2018
There Really Is Nothing Missing
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.

Hi There,
What makes you feel you're not doing enough? Apart from just about everything really.

Not enough exercise, eating the right food, keeping a clean and clutter-free home, zapping through your to-do list, keeping up with the news, friends and exploring new hobbies and all that other unnecessary stuff that distracts us daily.

Sometimes our lives can feel incomplete, like there's something missing or that we've overlooked; some nebulous important thing if only we knew what.  A sense that enough is not enough or an unacknowledged craving for wholeness. 

We can conceal this feeling with busyness, shopping, drinking, gambling or using social media but ultimately find that it's just papering over the sensation of “what else?” Like eating a wafer when your hunger is ravenous.
We want more but of what? Perhaps a greater connection with others, a sense of peace and “job done” satisfaction or knowing you are in the right place at the right time and all is well. The worst thing we can do is look through social media at other people's adventures, friends and fun times and feel somehow diminished by our own lot. 

Better work harder, step up, put things into motion and hit the ground running to get “there” wherever there is. FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) has become a common social anxiety as though someone somewhere is having the life we wished we'd ordered  Life seems so full and sometimes so empty at the same time.

There is however a simple salve that fills those voids and fills that gaps like psychic cavity wall insulation if you wish to try it. 

It's called stopping and taking time to pause for thought. Looking around and being grateful for what is, what you have and for being alive. Trust that you are enough and have enough and then take a deep breath and breathe out all the weeds of woe and nettles of needs. Allow yourself to feel the discomfort of just being, of uncertainty of not knowing and of the crowded thoughts going on for you. In the middle of all that noise there is a place of infinite calm.
Connect with a sense of wholeness not only in you but in everything. Life is imperfect but its magnificent and you are a complete person connected with it. Allow yourself to feel whole and more than enough and to trust that you have nothing missing. Be excited about being and take that feeling with you wherever you go.

Build in times to pause, look out of the window, practice day dreaming and being still and grateful. You will find increasingly that you will need nothing to feel complete and all else is a bonus.

Why not book that trial session with Carole Ann now? 
Spark!
Hate networking? You'll love this. Make a date and come and meet me at Spark – London's most lively and lovely evening gathering. 

We have top facialist to the Royals, Deborah Mitchell of Heaven Skincare speaking about her meteoric rise to global success.

Top journalist Marian Gask is talking about how to create a powerful message in your business and Danielle Fiandaca is talking about equality and diversity in the workplace. 

Beautiful new venue, free fizz and canapes – there's a lot to love. 

Book now for 8 th May at Spark.

www.sparkevent.co.uk – meet your next business breakthrough, career lift or expand your social circle.
Pure Coaching Academy
Saturday was a portentous day at Pure Coaching Academy as the Spring 2018 cohort of life coaching students graduated. It was an amazing 8 weeks – laughter, tears, removing of limiting beliefs and the coaches going through the material and changing their lives in the process.

So out they go having completed the accredited course – changing the world one coach at a time.

Will you join them in September? Why not book a call or a coffee with me to find out more?
Fabulous Women and Marvelous Men
Ealing 4th May
How would you like to join a popular networking event that I hold monthly in Ealing? 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 Day
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 15 years' coaching experience with private clients and major organisations such as the London School of Economics and Play England.

She co-wrote Start Your Dream Business and Find Your Dream Job which are available from Amazon.

She is the winner of 'Best Coach' in the Best Business Women's Awards 2017.

She is also MD of the Pure Coaching Academy which is an accredited (IIC&M) 8 week life coach training course where she trains people to become world class coaches. It includes an inclusive coaching manual which is the handbook of any new life coach when starting out.

Read Carole Ann's weekly Happy Monday column in the Daily Express.
As her website boldly states "not just another life coach".
Carole Ann Rice | Real Coaching Co | Pure Coaching Academy   | 020 8566 2862