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WELCOME!!

WELCOME!!

HELLO and welcome to my new and improved website!!I am so excited to finally share it with you, it has taken many months of preparation because I wanted to make sure that it is exactly what I envisioned it to be and I am happy to say that it is 🙂

My mission is to make this a safe place for you to come and be 100% YOU. I want you to feel inspired and motivated to be the best version of YOU. My passion is to help people discover their true purpose and passion so that they can lead a successful, happy and fulfilled life. My aim is to help people find the balance between having a great career, personal growth, family life and not only look good, but more importantly feel good about themselves too.

I will be writing about all things career and purpose, personal development and passion as well as topics such as fashion, beauty, fitness and wellness. I invite you to join my network by signing up to my newsletter (sign up at the bottom of my home or contact page) where you will be the first to receive my news. I hate spam so please know that I won’t share your details further and I won’t spam your inbox either 🙂

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Are You Making Demands Or Thinking Flexibly?

Are You Making Demands Or Thinking Flexibly?

The inflexibility of the demands you place on yourself can make you unadaptable.

Our thoughts and beliefs shape the world that we live in. The inflexibility of the demands you place on yourself, other people and the world around you may mean that you don’t adapt as well to reality as well as you could.

If our thoughts and beliefs contain firm words such as ‘must’, ‘need’, ‘have to’ or ‘should’ they leave little room for the ability to adapt to what life brings our way and they may just be adding unnecessary pressure.

Do these sound familiar?

  • I must have the approval of my friends and colleagues

This thought may lead you to feel unnecessarily anxious in many social situations, leading you to put pressure on yourself by trying to get everyone to like you-often at a very high personal expense.

  • You think that because you are kind and considerate to others they have to be equally kind and considerate to you.

Our value systems vary drastically and therefore are not one and the same. Our values are shaped by our upbringing, social experiences and society,  just because you feel this way unfortunately does not mean that others do too. Other people are governed by their own value system and this may end up leaving you feeling hurt or betrayed even by the closest of people around you.

One of the most common misconceptions that I have discovered in my private practice (and from personal experience ) is that people often judge others based on their own belief system. Many of us assume that our friends, colleague and family members have the same values as we do.  My advice to you is don’t assume and always keep in mind that we are all individuals with out very own subjective nature.

  • You should have a senior managerial position and earn a certain figure by the age of 30 in order to be successful.

Creating goals for yourself and judging yourself and others by them can create massive pressure on you as well as may cloud your vision of other factors that may be equally viewed as successful. There is nothing wrong with setting goals as long as you can be mindful of the fact that your goals are subjective and what the word success means to you may mean something completely different to someone else.

Therefore, having flexible preferences about yourself, others and the world in general will pave the way to a healthy and less rigid way of life. Rather than making demands on yourself, the world and others. Try the following tips:

1.Limit approval seeking:

Acknowledge that you can have a fulfilled life even without the approval you seek from others.  You will begin to feel more confident in social setting and begin to enjoy  people instead of being purely focused on receiving approval as if it were an absolute need. (This goes for social media too but thats for another blog post ).

2.Pay attention to your internal language.

Replace words like ‘should’, ‘must’ and ‘need’ with ‘would like’, prefer’ and ‘want’. It will take a lot of pressure off and allow you to focus on your goal and look forward to achieving it.

3.Understand that the world does not play by your rules.

We all have our own set of life rules, and as long as you try to judge other peopleas actions by your own set of guidelines, you’ll most likely be setting yourself up for disappointment. We have to acknowledge that we all have our own set of values and those of our friends or colleagues may differ greatly to ours. Give others the right to not live up to your standards and you’ll feel less hurt when they fail to do so.

4. Love yourself for who YOU are.

Have high aspirations for yourself, set goals and dream big. But do this for YOU, never forget who you are, then you will be able to set the right goals and be flexible in your demands for yourself.

5. Preserve your standards, ideals and preferences and let go of your rigid demands about how you, others and the world have to be.

Rather than becoming upset or depressed about things not being the way you believe they must be, keep acting consistently with how you would like things to be and design and adjust your journey accordingly.

By holding onto rigid demands of how things ought to be you leave no margin for any change or error, which is completely unnatural to our human nature.

 Success comes with growth and growth happens when you become adaptable.

With love,

xxx

Karolina Sky

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8 Life Goals Every Woman Should Have

8 Life Goals Every Woman Should Have

What are your life goals? Are they stuck up on your vision board somewhere? Or perhaps it’s something you haven’t really considered before…

Life goals are a little bit different to short-term, or even long-term goals, in that you don’t really “tick” them off. They are big, unchanging dreams that follow us through the years, that help us to become better, happier and more positive people in life. Here are 8 life goals I believe every woman should have, along with a beautiful quote on each for a bit of inspiration.

  1. TRAVEL MORE

See as much of the world as you possibly can – it’s one of the best investments you can ever make and the memories will last a lifetime. You don’t need to travel far or spend a fortune to have your mind blown by experiencing different cultures and seeing different perspectives. Even better? Travel alone, at least once in your life!  

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind, and fills your life with stories to tell.”

– Paula Bendfeldt

2. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH STRONG WOMEN

Surround yourself with strong, inspiring women. Passionate women. Motivated women. Grateful women. Open-minded women. Create a tribe that you can rely on for advice, lift you up when you’re down and challenge you to try new things and think differently. These women help you tremendously in your journey to being the best person you can possibly be.

“Empowered women, empower women”

3. CONTRIBUTE BEYOND YOURSELF

It’s true that the more you give, the more you get in return. Giving doesn’t need to mean donating money. It’s about helping others in a way that you can and seeking opportunities to do good things to others. Perhaps it’s dedicating your time to an organisation. Giving advice to a friend in need or reminded them of their potential. Sharing your sandwich with someone less fortunate sitting next to you. Give where you can and be kind to everyone you meet, and you’ll not only make a difference in the lives of others, but in your own life too.

“Your greatness is not what you have, but in what you give.” – Alice Hocker

4. TRY NEW THINGS

Explore life! Say ‘yes’ more often and try new things – from food, to skills to experiences. It broaden your horizons, gives you a sense of adventure and gets you out of your comfort zone. After all, if you’re not taking risks and trying something new, you’ll stay right where you are. 

“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” – Nate Berkus

5. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF

Don’t let self-care become a luxury; it’s a necessity in life. Make a conscious effort to look after your body, mind and spirit – they work together and all three need to be in alignment for you be happy and healthy. Nourish your body through healthy food and exercise often. Meditate. Breathe fresh air. Laugh, often. Remove toxic relationships. Give yourself permission to stop, relax and do nothing. Forgive yourself. All of these things allow you to give the world the very best of you.

“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.”

– Sophia Bush

6. NEVER STOP LEARNING

Never let your magical, curious spark die out. When we stop learning, we stop growing. Whether it’s taking a study course, learning a new language or reading about a subject that interests you, knowledge take us out of ourselves and helps us grow as human beings to become wiser and more open-minded.

“Keep watering yourself; you’re growing.” – E. Russell

7. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

The beauty of life is that we all have dreams – in some form or other. Why else are we here if not to pursue them?  Sometimes it feels as though ‘life’ can get in the way of our dreams, or that you’re waiting for the perfect moment. But if not now, then when? It all starts with one small step.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

8. ENJOY LIFE & THE PRESENT MOMENT

How often do you find yourself saying, “I’ll be happy when…”? If you choose just one of these goals, make it this one! Take pleasure in every day and treat it as your favourite. Practise gratitude on a daily basis and draw your attention to the power of now. You’ll be amazed at how life-changing this is. Stop and smell the flowers. Marvel at the butterfly floating past. Enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. Enjoy life now, in this present moment, as that is all we ever have.

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen

Are there any life goals you would add to this list? Leave a comment below… I would love to hear from you!

With love,

xxx

Karolina Sky

 

Tips on how to empower yourself daily

Tips on how to empower yourself daily

 

I’m all about empowering women from within. It’s always okay to ask for advise and help,never be afraid to do that. But it’s empowering to be able to know and control yourself from within. That is what my mission is, to empower people, women and young adults. To give you the tools of how to approach certain life decision without having to look for approval elsewhere or continuously questioning yourself,  “am I doing this right?”.

In my coaching practice we go over various techniques and adopt self empowering tools of how to empower yourself daily. Life is uncertain and  challenging, sometimes leaving us helpless and lacking serious motivation which may be very frustrating. This is inevitable but by putting in daily effort to grow and empower yourself you can equip yourself for those challenging moments that we all go through from time to time.

Here are some tips on how to empower yourself daily:

  1. Love yourself :

    Yes, you read right. LOVE YOURSELF. How can you expect anyone else to love you if you don’t love yourself. Set the standard, show yourself love everyday and be loved. Start with the simple things like treating yourself to a candle light bubble bath, having 20 minutes of “me time”, be kind to yourself…..Speak to yourself as you would to a loved one.  Practice self-love regularly and write down the things that you love about yourself to help you get started, you can also go back and read it to remind yourself that you are worthy when you’re feeling down.  By showing yourself self-love will reflect in your subconscious mind and enhance confidence level.

  2. Start a gratitude journal:
    Start your day with an attitude of gratitude. It is so easy to fall into the trap of “I want more”. We aspire to do better and be better all the time. But in order to grow further we need to remember what we have already accomplished. What we are already blessed with. Go back to basics , you have hot coffee in the morning, a warm bed, breakfast, you can enjoy a hot shower and drive yourself to work…..it humbles you and truly gives you an attitude of gratitude. With this mindset you will attract even more good because nothing will go unnoticed or be taken for granted.

  3. Be aware of distractions: 

    Today’s world is designed to distract us, from various social media posts to television, the virtual world is taking over and narrowing our thought process. We can so easily get sucked into it and lose so much valuable time. For example set times and limits for when you log onto social media, this can be your “tea break time”. Stay focused on your passions, set a focus of the day task and try to remind yourself of it every hour. Do meditation, divide your time into smaller intervals with a pre-planned schedule and work at it as if it’s the last day you have to finish that task.

  4. Get out of your comfort zone:

    Learn to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, thats the only time true growth and change can happen. By practicing the feeling of being uncomfortable you can train your brain to adapt more easily to sudden challenges or change and to spot an opportunity when it arises.

  5. Understand the mindset of people:

    Socialize with people as much as you can, talk less and listen more.This will make you “people smart”. Observe and learn from a variety of people, socialize with people that you aspire to become and also with people you wouldn’t ordinarily be drawn to. You would be surprised at what you can learn about the mindset of people by observing their behavior and traits. This will empower you by enhancing you communication skills and give you a greater understanding of how to deal with different people in more challenging times.

  6. Aspire to learn something new everyday:

    Like any other muscle we forget that we also need to flex our brain muscle. If photography has interested you or learning how to paint or draw, then find sometime once or twice a week to acquire the new knowledge. By flexing that brain muscle to learn new information you also keep it on it’s toes to stay young, sharp and active for when you need it. In this day in age we need to learn something new on at least a yearly basis, from high-tech software to novel ways of approaching business, marketing and people. It is vital to keep your brain on it’s toes.

By working on bettering and understanding yourself daily you empower YOURSELF. This is your life, take care of it and don’t let anyone or any situation let you take it for granted.

Today may not be a good day but tomorrow may be a great day. Never give up on yourself.

If you would like more techniques or to chat further about your personal growth I am here for you and you can contact me via my contact page.

xxx

Karolina Sky