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Living the dream is published on the 27th of every month by Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching.
by Tania Basheer, Publisher

10 Ways to Deal with Set-Backs

Vol 7, Issue 9
27 September 2011

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Quote of the month

'I feel it's important to keep going. Sometimes you don't get to where you want to go, but I know you get much further than you were before.'

- Dallas chef Tiffany Derry, 'Top Chef: All-Stars'

Next month's feature:

10 Tips For Increasing Your Sales Success

In this issue:


Welcome to Living the dream, Blue Sky Coaching's monthly e-zine, written for small business owners, young entrepreneurs and service industry professionals and filled with cutting edge success tips to help you skyrocket your income, enjoy more personal time and be known as a star in your field. 

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Hi! from Tania

Hi there,

Luckily for me, this month's e-zine issue is out before the school holidays hit, so I'm still thinking relatively straight, although my husband would probably question that. 

We'll be doing the rounds of concerts and plays - starting with Dora, then Aladdin, Scooby Doo Live! and ending with The Gruffalo's Child and The Wiggles (on the same day). Hmm, someone wasn't writing all of these in her diary as they were being booked in. Throw in a week of SwimVac and a visit to Cleland Wildlife Park and I think that leaves me approximately 3 hours a week for work.

Not that I'm complaining - well, maybe just a tiny bit - but it should be fun reliving my childhood at Scooby Doo and Aladdin. I've sneakily also squeezed in an afternoon at The Good Food and Wine Show, just for me. A nice way to celebrate the last day of school holidays I think.

Oh, and some footage of The Show and Holly's solo train ride. Lucky there were no passengers on board! Poor darling, she really loves trains and waited excitedly in line for Daddy to get her ticket, but as soon as the ride started, she nodded off for her afternoon sleep! 

Warm wishes,


Tania Basheer - Publisher
Living the dream e-zine

Feature: 10 Ways to Deal with Set-Backs

Life throws us the occasional set-back. So, how do you handle those curve balls when they come your way?

Here are 10 strategies to draw on to help you keep going and stay on track:

  1. Visualise a successful outcome: Create a powerful and inspiring vision for what you really want. Meditate on it. Regularly visualise it unfolding effortlessly the way you'd like it to. One of my favourite meditations is Shakti Gawain's Pink Bubble Technique which you can find in her book Creative Visualization.
  2. Be patient: Sometimes what we're trying to achieve can take longer, or require more effort than we might have initially planned to commit to. Be patient when a set-back comes up and commit to putting in any extra work that might be necessary to achieve your goal.
  3. Believe in yourself and adopt a positive attitude: Trust that you have within yourself, or that you can access any other resources you might need, to achieve what you want. Adopt a 'can do' attitude and hold no doubts about achieving a successful outcome. Choose beliefs that will strengthen you and drop any that will weaken your resolve. 
  4. Rise above it: Step back from the situation and view it from another perspective. How does this fit in to the bigger picture for your life? How much will this set-back matter in 5 years from now? Don't let a set-back define you or get you down.
  5. Acknowledge yourself and your achievements: Take a few moments to pat yourself on the back for what you've already achieved and for how far you've come. You might not be where you'd planned to go yet, but by continuing to take positive action towards what you want, you'll get much further than you were before. 
  6. What is the lesson? Sometimes when we go off course it can highlight learning we need to take from our experiences.Consider 'What's the lesson I can take from this?' You might find what you've learnt will better equip you to move forward as well as in other situations as well.
  7. See the set-back as no more than feedback: One thing we can't do is give ourselves feedback from a perspective other than our own. See any set-back as being feedback from another source and something that was not in your awareness. Use this feedback to help you continue on to a successful outcome.
  8. Remember past successes: Boost your confidence if you're feeling down about things by recalling your successes, or those of others who've tried to do what you're working toward. Think 'What can I take from my/their past successes and use in this situation?'
  9. Be flexible and revise your action plan if you need to: If Plan A doesn't come off, always be prepared to work Plan B or even Plan C. Sometimes a simple tweak to your approach can make a big difference to the results you're getting.
  10. Get help or support: Reach out for and get help when you need it. Sometimes you're not the best person to do it, or two heads can be better than one! This strategy in itself can reduce the occurrence of set-backs. 

Read more tips:  10 Ways to Feel Fabulous Every Day; 10 Ways to Keep the Small Stuff from Taking Over Your Life; 10 Ways to Increase Your Confidence ; 10 Ways to Get and Stay Motivated; 10 Ways to Stay Focused; 10 Steps to Success and Abundance; 10 Work/Life Success Strategies ; 10 Tips on Reaching Your Goals.

For more business and life coaching tips to help you achieve your goals and create and live the life you've always wanted, visit: www.blueskycoaching.com.au/ezine/index.php. To find out more about how you can work with me personally, visit: www.blueskycoaching.com.au,  or call me on 0411 471 941 or (08) 8338 3134 or mail me on tania@blueskycoaching.com.au.


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Next Month: 10 Tips for Increasing Your Sales Success

Are you finding it difficult to reach your sales targets? Do you finding selling uncomfortable? 

Next month we'll look at 10 ways to sell and draw on your personal strengths to maximise your success rate.

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