May Madness!

…..well, nearly….

I had so much fun working with new clients from my March promotion. So many people jumped at the chance to make a positive change for themselves that I’m only just wrapping up all the sessions now.
It’s been so beautiful to witness the clarity, motivation and results that have come from these sessions, that I want to continue the love!

Introducing Pay-What-You-Can-Coaching!

I know that not everyone can afford to pay for coaching, or maybe you’re just not sure how coaching will benefit you and you don’t want to make that commitment just yet. So instead, you nominate what you want to pay for your coaching. How cool is that?

Want in?

Send an email to brooke@brookesurtees.com with “I Want In!” in the subject line, and I’ll send you an application form. Fill in all your details and answer every question, ensuring you include how much you want to pay for your session. (My usual fee for a one off 60 minute coaching session is $325)
If you are located outside of Sydney, please include your location so I can confirm available times.

Application forms are due by 6pm Monday 5th May.

I will then go through the applications and those who are successful will be contacted by 6pm Wednesday 7th May (unfortunately I can’t work with everyone!).

This decision will not be based on how much you are willing to pay, rather on how committed you are to participate fully, and therefore see results, so please give as much detail as possible in your application form!

I cannot wait to work with you! Good luck 🙂

 Available for a limited time and a limited number of spaces.
Offer is for new clients only.

Less Thinking, More Feeling

Breathe.
It’s safe for me to let go.  

 Whoa, that had been a long time coming.

 Recently I released a relationship I’d been hanging onto long after I knew it was time to let go.
I fought and fought myself for so long, trying to explain what had happened, trying to find a reason how things could change so suddenly. Hoping that the other person would make the decision I was avoiding. Hanging on to the idea of what could have been.

Being the intelligent, logical person I am, I thought and thought about it. I tried to analyze, explain and understand this situation.  And I went around and around in circles getting more and more frustrated, annoyed and unhappy.

Finally, thankfully, my soul said “ENOUGH!” and I saw, or rather, felt, so very clearly what I had been avoiding. I felt it, acknowledged it and voiced it. I asked for what I needed and in that moment I released myself to move forward, to grow and to learn. Even more beautifully, I released the other person to do the same.

EXHALE. And then peace. I am safe. I am enough.

 The thing is, I KNEW all along what I wanted and needed to do. That’s why I was so unhappy, why I struggled. I made it hard for myself because I was ignoring my soul’s call to step up and into a bigger version of myself.

I was ignoring my truth, therefore inviting criticism, helplessness and frustration in.

I tried to THINK my way through this situation, when I actually needed to FEEL my way through it. The whole way, my body was telling me what I needed to do. It would literally close up and shut down when I was around this person.

How many times in our days, in our lives, do we ignore those quiet callings of our soul? How often do we tell ourselves what we want and need, instead of asking ourselves and listening, really listening, for the answer?

So often we say, “I just want someone to tell me what to do” not realizing at that exact moment our soul is saying “I am telling you. I just need you to listen”

Our intuition is our best guide, our best coach.

 We know everything we need to know to move forward, in any situation. We just need to tune in. To listen. To breathe. My dear friend, Lani, puts it so beautifully;

“We just need to shut up so we can hear what it is we are meant to do”

 So next time I am fighting myself, forcing something, or being someone I don’t want to be, I’m going to shut up. And breathe, and feel my way through. I’ll listen to what I know, (not what I think) and I’ll act on that. And it will be easy.

Less thinking. More feeling xx

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Less Haste, More Speed

I’m currently in the middle of an incredible online business course, which is so much fun, and definitely the best investment I’ve made in myself and my business so far.
(It’s only offered once a year, so I will be posting details of it once it becomes available for 2015. This course is a MUST for anyone who runs, or wants to run their own business, and take it to the next level. Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you are kept in the loop!)

Even though I love the content and have learnt so much already, I was finding myself getting overwhelmed. I mean, there’s so much work! There’s new modules released every week, chock block full of videos, worksheets, tasks and readings to get through….and I wasn’t getting through it.

I would read other people’s comments in the forums and comparison would strike.

I’m not up to that module yet. I haven’t completed that task yet. I haven’t even started that task! I don’t have enough time. I can’t keep up. Who are these people?!?”

This comparison and anxiety kept me from being productive. I’d worry about, and beat myself up for, falling behind rather than doing any actual work.

Here I was, doing this amazing course to enrich and enhance my business, and I was trying to do it on someone else’s schedule; on some made up idea of what it “should” look like.
I have no idea who these other people in the course are. I don’t know where they live, what their daily lives are like, if they are currently working or not, what support they have, what other things they have going on right now.

I know nothing about them and here I was comparing myself to them….
and falling short.

Then my intuition spoke up.

I’m doing this course for me, my life and my business. I need to do it in a way that supports me, that suits me. It doesn’t matter if I finish it in 8 weeks, or in 8 months. What matters is that it fits and that it works for me. That I enjoy the process so I am open to gaining the most out of it.

Revive your soul

So, I stopped.

Instead of spending my whole weekend locked away working furiously to catch up, I went out, and spent 2 beautiful, full days with people who love me, and whom I love. I got out of my office, and into nature. I connected, had fun, relaxed. I stopped forcing myself, and allowed myself to just be, and enjoy my life.

By taking the pressure off myself, by slowing down and stepping back, I opened myself up to receive incredible insight and inspiration. Solutions to those tasks I had been stuck on, came to me easily. I saw what my next steps would be. Awesome ideas for new projects and offerings for my clients came to me effortlessly.

No thinking, forcing or hard work required.

 So, the next time you find yourself trying too hard, hitting your head against a wall because you “just can’t figure it out”, stop. Breathe. Go do something fun. Go do the exact opposite of what you are meant to be doing. And see what happens. You just might find the answer, or inspiration you were looking for.

 Less haste my dear, and more (easy, effortless, flowing) speed xx