Question of the Month

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Every month I share a question for you to ponder and I also provide you with my own answer.  Here is this month’s question for you:

How do you express your individuality?

Here is my answer:

I express my individuality most definitely through my creative writing.  My original poetry comes from a special place in my heart and my songwriting comes from the core of my soul and the melody of my songs from my happy and harmonious spirit.  That’s how I express my individuality and it can be quite an emotional experience for me, but it is authentic to me and speaks only truth.

We are all so very special and unique and I feel it is so important for you to express who you really are and I would love to know how you do that.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend with some precious time in there for you and for you only.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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Question of the Month – January 2014

Question of the Month

Welcome to today’s post where I pose a question for you to think about and answer for yourself – I also provide you with my own answer.

This month’s question for you to reflect on is:

When you’re feeling a little low, what one thing can you think about that will instantly uplift your mood?

My Answer:

There is one little sweet memory that always makes me smile and instantly uplifts my mood, it’s when I think of my little 2 year old niece Carmen, I just love her, she is so cute and has this beautiful little smile.  I specifically think of a time when she was sitting in her mum’s car and I turned up unexpectedly….she shouted “Auntie Claire” and gave the biggest smile ever, I just knew she was so happy to see me…..it felt so loving and wonderful.  So if life is ever getting to me, I just think of her, in that moment, smiling at me. Even right now I am much happier for thinking about it.

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Open Up Your Voice Box

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I started this blog up in April 2012 to originally share my own poetry with you.  I remember looking at all the hundreds of poems I had written but had never really shared them with anyone, hence the idea for the blog came about.

It’s quite funny because this blog wasn’t planned, it wasn’t on my list of things to achieve and wasn’t a specific goal I set out to do at the beginning of year.  It was something that just came over me that day, I remember having a quiet solitude moment to myself and in popped the idea.

I had started a blog prior to this one in 2009 which related to my Murray People Coaching Business but I wasn’t consistent with my blog posts and therefore that blog then became redundant.

Something about Clarabelle

But…. and I mean a BIG BUT HERE, there is something about this Clarabelle blog that I just, quite simply, love.  I think I am in love with it hahahahah.  🙂   I know this because of how excited I am to write blog posts almost everyday.

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you will now know that I don’t only share my poetry, I share my thoughts on topics around self help, personal development, coaching tools, songwriting, songs, guest bloggers, interesting conversations I have, road running, birthday celebrations, eBooks, quotations, affirmations, photography, music etc….basically anything that I feel passionate about writing.

So why am I sharing all this with you?

Well, I really really do value YOU for visiting this blog and I feel it is important for me to give you a voice and tell me what you like about this blog and what you don’t like. Please feel free to note your responses on the comments section below or email me at claire@murraypeople.com.  I will use your valuable feedback to make this blog even better because I am committed to it and I am committed to give YOU more of what you really like.

So, beautiful people, open up your voice box and let me know what you really think. Thank you and I look forward to hearing your feedback.

Question for YOU:  What do you like/dislike about this blog and why?

Clarabelle

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Which Way Now?…..

Which Way Now?

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October – Question of the Month

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Welcome to October’s question of the month post.  At the beginning of every month I like to pose a question for you to contemplate and I will also share my own answer to the question for you.  October’s question:

Question:

Now that we’re in the the final quarter of 2013, it is good to reflect on your achievements of the year so far.  What are you most proud of achieving this year so far?

Answer:

This is a difficult one to answer for me because I honestly feel there are so many things that I am proud of achieving this year so far and a lot of it is not always immediately obvious to the outside world because a lot of it is related to self mastery, understanding oneself, become true to myself and being the person that I am and that I am becoming.

If I had to choose one I would definitely say it is related to moving forward with my singing/songwriting career.  I have such passion and soul connection to this ambition. This year so far I have taught myself how to play the keyboard, created 9 instrumentals and written 25 original songs over a 6 month period.

Everything related to me moving forward with this part of my life feels like a miracle to me, it was as if it came out of nowhere but it was a childhood dream deeply cemented in my heart.  I do truly believe that if I didn’t start this blog in April last year, I am not sure if the singing/songwriting would have unleashed itself so quickly, or even at all!!  It is as if this blog was the planting of a seed “the new me” and every blog post has nurtured that seed to grow, develop, flourish and blossom.  This blog I am so very grateful for, this blog was certainly last year’s number one achievement by far. 🙂

Reflection 

It is good to reflect on your past achievements and I would encourage you to answer this month’s question and also take time to celebrate your achievements.  After all you did it and you deserve it, you deserve the happiness it brings you.

Now, that we’re into the last quarter of 2013, make it the greatest three months of your life, I know I am.

Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.

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August – Question of the Month

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At the beginning of every month I give you a question to ponder and considering answering for yourself and I also share my own answer with you.  Below is this month’s question:

Question:  

When was the last time you laughed and I mean like a good old “belly laugh”?

My Answer:

I honestly do laugh every day, however the last time I remember having a good old “belly laugh” was when I visited my mum recently for a cup of tea, we were having a nice chat and she said something that surprised me, it was so unexpected I could not stop laughing and because I was laughing so much she couldn’t stop laughing either.  I am even laughing thinking about it now.  

Life can be oh too serious at times and sometimes you just need to laugh out loud, go on have a laugh with your friends today, watch a funny movie or listen to your favourite comedian, whatever it is just you make sure you laugh then I know you will feel amazing.

May this month of August be filled with sweet laughter for you.

Love Clarabelle

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The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

What does it mean for you, to go that extra mile?

The work I do, it is very important to me, I love to go the extra mile and I am always thinking about how I can advance others.  Let me give you an example of how I went the extra mile this week.

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to do a half hour talk on Executive Coaching to a large Banking Organisation.  This was a marvellous opportunity for me to talk about something I am very passionate about.  I had to focus the talk from the ‘Coachee’ perspective.  So rather than me just turning up on the day and sharing a few of my own thoughts on this, I decided to “go the extra mile”.

What did I do?

I coach a lot of Directors and Seniors Leaders in Organisations so I decided to ask them what they thought i.e. “How do you get the best out of your coaching sessions?”. From the 25 people I asked, I got 20 fabulous detailed responses.  I then collated and analysed all the feedback from these clients and produced “practical application” hand out notes for the people I was going to talk to, including 50 Top Tips!!  I also approached another Coachee that I worked with in the Banking Organisation last year and asked her if I could share her coaching success story and I was delighted that she was happy for me to do this.  I then created a presentation entitled “The Coachee’s Story” based on her coaching experience and positive results.

Advancing Others

I wasn’t expected to do any of the above, I wasn’t specifically asked to do that, but I wanted to give new participants on the coaching programme the best information I could offer them.  Before I prepared any of the above, I said to myself “How can I advance these people in this short talk?”.

I did the presentation yesterday and I feel it went down very well.  I was happy that I did some special research for the talk and I feel I gave people a great start going forward. This for me was “the extra mile” stuff.

I share this with you today, because I feel if you can make a good effort at going the extra mile for people it will not only satisfy and fulfill you from within but it will also really benefit and advance others.  It also makes you a really good role model for others, they see you going the extra mile and they want to do that too.

What does going “the extra mile” mean to you?

Wishing you a wonderful day on “the extra mile”.

Love Clarabelle

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