Darren, Enterprise Architect, NZ

Darren, Enterprise Architect, NZ

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Be prepared to take your life to a new level! I was teetering on the edge of despair, a self-inflicted disaster. I had completely lost my way in life, I was frustrated, negative and pessimistic. Thanks to BGL101, my life has completely U turned in 6 months and just gets better day by day. I now think I am quite a likeable fella again and someone who can achieve his dreams. I believe in myself.

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Be prepared to take your life to a new level! I am immensely grateful to Andrea for helping to get to where I am today.  I am not exaggerating when I say I was tinkering on the edge of despair. I was a self-inflicted disaster.

My life has completely U turned in 6 months and just gets better day by day.  And all credit goes to Andrea for being Andrea and Bloody Good Life 101. And of course my awesome self :-)

I was actually struggling with my place in the world. My career was supposed to be super cool and important. I was earning good cash, my company were flying me business class all over the world, staying in swanky hotels, I was chief architect on a $20m project, I had influence, being wined and dined by some of the largest IT companies in the world and yet despite this, I was deeply unhappy. I had also become bit of an arse if I am honest and my home life and relationships were crash and burning too.

I had completely lost my way in life, I was feeling frustrated about something but wasn’t sure what, feeling incredibly negative and pessimistic, not just about work and relationships but I realised that for some reason absolutely everything seemed crap?  The weather irritated me, too hot, too cold, too windy. My favorite coffee shop suddenly became not good enough, the list went on…

I wasn’t a particularly fun person to be around anymore.

I knew I had to deal with this but was always pessimistic about the ‘hippy shit’. I have never been a talker either. I have always since I can remember internalised and dealt with my own shit. I have never felt compelled to talk to anyone before but when I came across Andrea’s website, the very first page struck a chord with me. I can’t recall the exact words but Andrea asked a bunch of questions which I answered yes to all. I couldn’t believe it.  It was like someone knew what I was feeling without even speaking to me.  Someone actually understood me? No way!

I was soooooooo nervous! But within 5 mins I felt at ease and within 20 mins I knew I wanted to work with Andrea.

With some of my past f ups I really thought I would be judged. But working with Andrea I didn’t feel judged for one second. In fact the complete opposite, I felt supported for the first time in a very long time. Forever grateful!  It helped me open up.

As a result my communication skills in general are improving rapidly because I now realise how important and helpful it is to talk about things…..anything!

Since doing Bloody Good Life 101?

My whole world has changed.
My initial goal was to just get back to who I used to be. But I quickly realised after a session or two with Andrea, that I could not only get back to me, but also become a new me.  An even happier version of who I used to be

The biggest changes I have noticed in my life:

Now, most days I have a clear mind to start the day, I actually look forward to the day despite still being in a similar career and if anything negative slips into my mind, or the right shoulder devil starts complaining about something, I am all over it like a cheap suit with the mindfulness skills I have learned from Andrea and BGL 101

Having spent some time with BGL 101 re-evaluating my personal values, I now think I am quite a likeable fella again and someone who can achieve his dreams. I believe in myself.

I am also now 100% more present when I am hanging out with my daughter, whereas before BGL 101, my mind would wander off frequently.

I also really enjoyed learning mindfulness, I now practice various mindfulness techniques every day, multiple times a day. I have learned a new skill that will stay with me now forever. That is priceless!

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Gidday, I'm Andrea

I'm a mindfulness advisor and former cynical pessimist.

I used to be an awkward, pessimistic, mediocrely happy overachiever.

Life looked good on the outside, but on the inside things were average.

I was indecisive, I didn't know what to do with my life, I self-sabotaged the hell out of my relationships.

I had a feeling I was going to keep f-ing things up for myself unless something radical changed.

The life handbrake-turn that followed over the next few years came as the result of learning what I now teach in Bloody Good Life 101. Just practical, relatable techniques without any rainbow and butterfly jibber jabber.

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