Transforming
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Transforming

4 Modules 10 Lessons

About this course

If you're in the fourth Transforming stage of our 5 Steps To A Magnificent Midlife Roadmap hopefully you're really beginning to see a shift in your life path. You're building a solid platform for the life you want and seeing really change in all aspects of your life. You'll be diving into how to make big shifts in areas you may still not have completely as you want them, like financial freedom, developing your creativity and optimizing your relationships. But it's also time to look back on everything you've achieved to get you to here.

Action Step: Review progress so far and decide what still needs to change for maximum impact.

Course Structure

Members Only
3 Lessons

Creativity Mindset Workshop

Think you’re not creative? Creativity’s just for artists or writers or musicians? Think again!

We’re all creative, we just sometimes forget how to tap into our innate creativity. You didn’t have a problem with that as a child right?!

And creativity can show up anywhere; in the way you plan your home, the clothes you wear, the food you prepare.

We’ve worked with coach, entrepreneur and general big ideas woman Cindy Ball on this super relevant and easy to implement workshop to help you tap into your own creativity. So you can exploit it to help you build upon or even discover your passion.

Resources:

Creativity Mindset Workbook

Lesson 1

In this video we cover:

  • How to experience the joy of creativity
  • Why it pays to be different
  • The stages of the Creativity Process
  • The Creativity Gap and why creativity is so important 
  • Why it's never too late to be creative!

Action to take:

  • Download the workbook

Creativity Mindset Workbook

Lesson 2

In this video we cover:

  • The first three steps in the Creativity Process
  • How to contain your creativity to make you more creative
  • The importance of deconstruction and reconstruction
  • Where to find inspiration
  • How to capture and develop ideas
  • How to create an environment that leads to a creative aha moment

Action to take:

  • Download the workbook

Creativity Mindset Workbook

Lesson 3

In this video we cover:

  • The final stages in the Creativity Process
  • The importance of trusting your gut
  • How to evaluate your idea, pivot and adjust
  • Finding your minimum viable idea (MVI)
  • The importance of trying new things
  • How process can bust through creative blocks
  • The importance of habit

Action to take:

  • Download the workbook
  • Join the 5 Day Creativity Challenge and share your results in the Facebook Group

Creativity Mindset Workbook

 

Resources

Morning Pages

Walking and Creativity

Online Organisation Tools: Asana and Trello

Quick Win Session: Intro To Trello

Online Timer: Pomodoro

Share your 5 Day Creativity Challenge photos here

Members Only
3 Lessons

Financial Freedom Workshop

Whenever we do a survey about the top issues members struggle with, financial security is always first or second on the list. When we reach midlife, many of us become aware we don’t have sufficient provision for a comfortable later life. And an element of panic, often mixed in with a good dose of inertia, can lead to us not taking control and action. We’ve worked with Catherine Morgan, a Chartered Accountant turned investment broker, to produce this jargon-free, no-nonsense workshop on how we can all achieve a greater degree of financial freedom, both now and into retirement.

In this workshop we cover the following:

  • how we can all get better at budgeting, tracking our income and our expenditure
  • where we can easily save money every month 
  • what we need to know to be able to make good financial decisions
  • what the options are for investing any spare money we have or can create 
  • how we can reduce our tax liabilities

Each individual section is longer than usual and almost a full workshop in itself. This is because there is a lot to cover and also because Catherine gives us so much wonderful detail on each area. So please don’t try and do all of this in one go! Take it slowly and approach each section as a workshop in its own right!

Please note! Lessons one and two of this workshop, while including specifics on the UK situation, will still be relevant to members outside the UK. There is lots of general advice and some great tips to follow. Lesson 3 of the workshop, because it focuses on tax, which is different in every country, will necessarily be of more relevance to our UK members. We are working on creating similar content for our non-UK members.

Resources:

Financial Freedom Worksheet

Lesson 1

In this video we cover:

Budgeting

  • how to keep track of income and expenditure and why it's important to do so
  • a detailed look at potential sources of income; employment, self-employment and other ways we can make money
  • reviewing what we spend our money on and how we might be able to spend less; mortgage, rent, utilities, internet, insurance etc.

Action to take:

  • Download the ​Financial Freedom Worksheet
  • Take the challenge (see the Worksheet)
  • Share your findings in the Facebook group or in our fortnightly live coaching calls

Lesson 2

In this video we cover:

Saving and investing

A detailed look at different ways to save money, and how and where to invest it.

  • Banks
  • Salary sacrifice
  • ISAs
  • Shares
  • Crowdfunding
  • Property
  • Crytocurrency
  • Niche areas: wine, art, stamps, antiques
  • Pension contributions

Action to take:

  • Download the Financial Freedom Worksheet.
  • Take the challenge (see the Worksheet)
  • Share your findings in the Facebook group or in our live coaching calls

Lesson 3

In this video we cover:

Tax bills and how to reduce them

Tax law is different in every country and this session is particularly relevant to our UK members. We are working on producing similar content for our non-UK members. Hopefully there will still also be some useful tips if you're not in the UK.

We consider:

  • ISAs - individual savings accounts
  • Pensions
  • Income Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Inheritance Tax

Action to take:

  • Download the Financial Freedom Worksheet and take the challenge at the end (even if you're outside the UK)! 
  • Share your findings in the Facebook group and in our fortnightly live coaching calls.

You can reach Catherine on LinkedIn.

Members Only
3 Lessons

Better Relationships Workshop

We can all get better at our relationships huh! If we don’t invest in them, we can soon get into trouble. We’ve worked with the very lovely and wise life coach, Romana Stokelj on this workshop on how we can all have better relationships.

In this highly practical workshop we go back to basics to see how best we can improve our relationships, potentially all of them.

Resources:

Forgiveness Meditation    Better Relationships Checklist

Lesson 1

In this section of the workshop we talk about the importance of forgiveness in relationships and for ourselves. 

  • The power of forgiveness and how best to practise it
  • Moving on from toxic relationships and those that have ended possibly acrimoniously
  • Accepting our own role in what may have happened
  • Learning to let go of grudges

Action to take:

Lesson 2

In this section of the workshop we look at expectations and agreements and how we can often get into trouble with these:

  • The difference between expectations and agreements in relationships
  • How to get and give clarity on expectations and agreements
  • Learning to communicate our wants better

Action to take:

Lesson 3

In this section of the workshop we talk about setting boundaries:

  • The importance of setting healthy boundaries in any relationship
  • Why healthy boundaries are important for our own self-care
  • How to set clear personal and emotional boundaries

Action to take:

Members Only
1 Lesson

Find More Inspiration

Still not sure where you'd like to take life in your next chapter? Check out our Marvelous Midlife Profiles for inspiration on what the possibilities might be.

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