Power Up Your Life – I Can Do It! (article)

Do you find yourself juggling so many balls with lack time for what you really want to do?

Do you struggle to stick to your plans and stay on track?

Do you want to do certain things but find yourself procrastinating?


Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We’ve heard it all before, where we start as we mean to go on but then the everyday routine of life soon sucks the life, oomph and drive out of us and we slip back into old habits and patterns of thinking.


So what can you do different?


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar


When we need to change a habit, our lifestyle, study for new skills or go for a new job or career boost, I say that it is time for a ‘Power Up’! Liken it to an electrical power surge, only this one is for your life, which will upload you with concentration, more potency, vigour and energy. Thus enabling you to get up that bit earlier to get more done, sort out an issue which has been long overdue, power through those networking events or find the support you need at home or at work. We are to ‘Power Up’ every time we need to push through, what I call the ‘eye of the needle’; a difficult season in life, a move onto a different level or to achieve something you’ve never attempted before. However the key is needing ‘it’ bad enough to want to do something about it.


This way, goals needn’t be as scary as the pressure is not to get it done every single hour, every single day of the year and if you don’t you fail. Instead you map out an hour, a day, a week, a month, a quarter, which you then dedicate to pushing forward, then you have a break, then you push forward again. However, you may find that you enjoy it so much you automatically create a new way of living your life with a constant power surge!


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart


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We had a great time in one of my recent ‘Power Up’ women’s workshops of sharing and inspiring each other. I was so proud of them, as most had written down some of their goals and were ready to go into visualisation, to adjust their goals and write down what they really needed for the year ahead.

Some comments were…’very good session…space to think’; ‘really great day, a room full of very wise women who I learnt a lot from’; ‘Karen pushed me to think a few layers deeper than I had before when thinking about my goals’.

The common question asked (in not so exact words) was, ‘How do you power up?’ There are so many tools we went through and many experiences shared, however in the end it was about…


Standing still long enough for your own Intuition to speak, to gain Clarity on what you really need and taking Action on it Now.

I for Intuition

C for Clarity

A for Action

N for Now


If you would like to find out more, look out on our website for the next Power Up workshop and also my new ebook Power Up series which will be coming out this year – 2018.




Karen F Burke

ACMA, MAAT, DipPPC, Business Owner, Accountant, Speaker, Writer, Performance Life Coach

As she says ‘I am Every Woman and Every Woman is me, whatever you’re ‘it’ is, wherever you’re ‘at’ in life, I encourage you all to say with me ‘I CAN DO IT!’’


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