If you have heard Lisa Phillips speak on a cruise ship, conference, or wellbeing day you may have heard her share her trademark adage on ‘ Why your Life is like a Flowing Stream’
The ‘ Your Life is Like a Flowing Stream‘ philosophy is very simple.
Imagine you are sitting in a canoe in a lovely flowing stream. The canoe represents your Life. You have a choice where to take your canoe each and every day. You can take your canoe upstream or downstream.
The flowing stream represents your emotions. Your emotions give you feedback on whether you are feeling good or feeling bad!
Think about it – when a canoe is upstream, it feels like a struggle and hard work. You also don’t get very far! You will probably end up exhausted as well, feeling stuck and just going around in circles.
Going up Upstream in your Canoe, will trigger negative emotions. These may include fear, worry, beating yourself up, doubting yourself or anxiety. Unfortunately , many of us live the majority of our life upstream and it doesn’t feel good!
The truth is, we don’t really care about our own stream of personal wellbeing. Most feelings of depression and anxiety are actually a result of living life upstream for far too long!
What happens when you take your canoe Downstream?
It’s easy! When you take your canoe downstream, you simply let go of the oars. It feels so much better and you allow the momentum of the stream take you in the direction you desire.
Downstream is where you experience positive emotions such as hope, fun, happiness and confidence.
Where do you take your Canoe each Morning?
When you wake up each morning, where does your Canoe go? Do you take your canoe upstream or downstream? Do you wake up beating yourself up and feeling bad, or do you wake up with positive momentum?
Life Coaching with Lisa Phillips
With 22 years experience, Lisa Phillips has been awarded several international awards for her leading edge coaching techniques. Due to her expertise, her work is frequently featured in the media. You can also watch her TV Video clips on her You Tube channel.
Lisa is also the author of The Confidence Coach book and shares her expertise on The Love Destination TV . She has over 22 years experience as a Leading Life Coach. Lisa is also a trained counsellor, NLP Master Practitioner and Inner Child Coach.
Lisa works with clients in her home in Northamptonshire and also offers Zoom and online coaching. Why not contact her today for a non- obligation chat?