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Achieving your goals blog: in her final week, journalist Alice Hart-Davis reflects on what she’s learned about getting what you want

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Alice Hart-Davis is in the final week of her online life coaching course, The Life Class, with Jacqueline Hurst designed to help her achieve her goal of writing a book – she reflects on all she has learned and shares exciting news 

Suddenly, it’s the end of the course. We have spent the past week tying up the fine print of running a life coaching business, coaching each other and having our final group call. I say ‘we’ because, even though I’ve only met the others on the course virtually and spoken to them on the phone – I feel we are a gang. When I’ve been working through an issue or grappling with a particular problem over the past weeks, there has always been the opportunity to jump onto the ‘forum’ on The Life Class website and get other people’s opinions. I’d say that I’m going to miss them, except that we are now all part of a class Facebook group, so I am sure we will stay in touch.

When I’ve been working through an issue or grappling with a particular problem over the past weeks, there has always been the opportunity to jump onto the ‘forum’ on The Life Class website and get other people’s opinions

The main task this week has been doing the final assessment – a sort of online exam, which involves answering a mass of questions and sending it off for marking, along with an audio file of a recent coaching session. Most of the others have already done it and are already certified Life Class Life Coaches – cue much virtual-whooping – and after putting it off and putting it off, I’ve surprised myself by getting it done at least 12 hours ahead of the final deadline.

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Completing something, no matter how much work it is, can be very satisfying

Not only have I put together an outline and a pitch for a book, but I’ve found an agent who likes it, and who has signed us both up.

And the big excitement has come in the form of positive news about this book I’ve been talking about writing. Well, not exactly about that book, since that has gone on the back burner for a while, but only because an even better book idea has come along. It turned out that Jacqueline Hurst, the founder of The Life Class, has a book up her sleeve that she wants to write, and she needs help to put it together. So, naturally, I offered to help, and it has all moved along like greased lightning since them. Not only have I put together an outline and a pitch, but I’ve found an agent who likes it, and who has signed us both up.

What’s it about? Well, even if everything goes smoothly (and it will, won’t it; if I get writer’s block, Jacqueline can coach me out of it), it won’t be out until next year so I’d rather not say just now, but no, it’s not about life coaching.

What I’ve learned this week:

  • Finishing feels great That when you start a project, you need to follow through. It feels so much better than not quite getting to the end.
  • The truth of the old maxim that whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. So, how much better is it to think that you can, then just do it, whatever ‘it’ is. And besides, until you try it, you’ll never know quite how much you can achieve.

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jacqueline hurst headshot, 8 weeks to achieving your goals: It's Week Five and Alice Hart-Davis is taking steps towards her book project, by Healthista.comJacqueline Hurst is a life and body coachShe  believes everything is possible and that all women can become do-ers.  Hurst’s new The Life Class is an online life-coaching course that takes you on your own personal journey of self-development and teaches you how to be a  life coach in eight weeks. How? By providing you with a sharp, strategic syllabus which uses exceptional tools, techniques and concepts allowing you to truly understand what it means to become a life coach. Expect to gain knowledge, insider information, support and confidence. The Life Class prides itself on its high level of support throughout the course and encourages students to communicate via the Community platform. The Life Class believes that sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences is integral to becoming a great coach. thelifeclass.com | jacquelinehurst.com 

Follow Jaqueline on Twitter at @jhurstcoaching.

alice hart davis headshot, by healthista.comAlice Hart-Davis is a freelance beauty journalist and the creator of Good Things skincare (and now, a certified Life Class Life Coach). She has written a beauty book 100 Ways for Every Girl to Look and Feel Fantastic and blogs on innovation in beauty on her own website. Follow her on Twitter.

 

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