So I’m sitting on a plane at 35,000 feet with nowhere to go (actually I was going back to the UK where I live, but where I am ‘between homes’) with a plan in my head for shaking up my life and starting to live it for me, between the UK and the US. And that means I need to both to change a lot of things and also to accept the changes that I have had to make, so I can start my ‘fabnewlous’ journey!

Now I know about change. I have done a lot of training around change, I lecture on change, I’ve read books on change, I’ve written books on change and I have supported many people through change. So why am I sitting on a porch whining?

Ok so that probably needs explaining! There’s a tale of an old dog lying on a porch whining. Not a particularly loud whine. But it’s whining and it’s constant. A young dog trots past and hears this and stops. “What’s wrong?” asks young dog. “I’m lying on a sharp nail and it hurts” says old dog. “Why don’t you move then?” asks young dog. “I guess its not that bad” responds old dog. And goes back to whining. Young dog shrugs and finds a soft patch of grass in the sun, lies down and falls asleep, comfortably. Old dog looks at him enviously and thinks ’its easy for him, he’s young enough to change’. And goes back to whining.

Well, I’m an old(ish) dog, the nail really hurts and I want to learn new tricks. So how to start?

Slowly. That’s how to start. One step at a time. If you were hoping for fireworks and fanfares and instant results you’ve come to the wrong blog. This is a slow blog, a slog if you like. But we will get there, trust me.

So, where to start. I’m a great believer that it all starts with the mind, but the mind can’t work efficiently unless it is properly nourished and supported so there is a key theme that will recur here – mens sana in corpore sano – a sound mind in a sound body.

Over the next few blogs I will be looking at what change is all about, how to prime your mind so you can achieve the awesome, fabnewlous life you deserve, and how to optimise your body so it can carry you into that life. For today though, I want you to ask yourself one question – you don’t need to answer it yet though and I’m not going to ask you to share!

“If you could change one thing in your life what would it be? And why?”