When I began writing this blog it was all about how to get organized, and the site was originally called getmyselforganized.com. Being organized is still one of my favourite topics, and I believe that living an organized life free from clutter, reduces stress and gives us more freedom. We can all learn how to be better organized through developing simple habits and understanding ourselves.
Although my eBook Organized for Life describes what to do specifically to have your home, your time and your life running smoothly, my focus has always been more on the mindset factors, issues like motivation and procrastination, getting to the heart of the problem, looking at why we become disorganized in the first place and what to do about it.
That's because I'm not a professional organizer, I'm a Life Coach.
Now with over 90 free articles and over 30,000 subscribers, you'll find me talking about a wider range of topics centred around personal development, mindset, self improvement, motivation, and generally having "a better life from within".
I write my own content, there are no ads, and no membership fee. My income is derived from coaching and product sales. My newsletter is spam free, has no pushy sales pitch, and speaks from the heart. That's how I roll.
The theme of this site - A Better Life From Within - came to me because over the years it has become increasingly clear to me that in order to improve anything about our lives, our relationships, the world around us, we need to take responsibility for ourselves. So, I'm interested in improving happiness and quality of life by examining and understanding ourselves and learning to be in charge of our own behaviour, in ways that are for the highest good.
The idea of total responsibility for our own thoughts, feelings, decisions and actions is one many people struggle with or don't accept. It's so common to blame, think like a victim, be passive, and act out of habit, that it's one of the biggest obstacles to a better life for many people.
The state of the world we live in is affected by the ability of each of us to take responsibility for ourselves. We can all of us have a positive influence on others and the world around us by striving to become better ourselves.
I mention the idea of "the highest good", because how we choose to live is not just about ourselves. I feel comfortable with it as a guideline for making decisions. It's unconscioius-friendly, unambiguous, and not inconsistent with any religious philosophy that I'm aware of. If something is good for me and not good for the universe, well it's not really good for me, is it? I live in the universe and am part of it. Just sayin'. I do believe we all have some way of knowing, deep down, what's right and wrong.
Anyway, so based on those lofty ideals, I aim to write useful articles to help and inspire you on your way to A Better Life From Within. You can subscribe to my newsletter to have each new article emailed to you, and you can follow on facebook etc - bear with me while some techy people help me get that working a bit better :-)
How do I use this site, what do I do?
To read the free articles, you can click on the Yvette's Blog tab at the top of the page, where you will find them in date order, most recent ones first. You can also browse them by category, over on the right of the page, or see a complete list by clicking the Site Map tab.
Stay in touch
You can subscribe to my newsletter to receive an email from me with each new article, and you can follow on facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GooglePlus and by RSS feed. Bear with me while I get the hang of Twitter.
You can leave comments on any of the blog posts, and testimonials can now be submitted directly on the website. I still reply to all emails personally, but why not share it on the website.
There is a new tab at the top of the page which allows you to submit a question or topic and get a reply here on the website. This is a new free service I'm trying out.
I've added a tab at the top of the page where you will find a list of books I've read and recommend. I'll be adding more stuff here which I think is useful.
If you're interested in being personally coached by me, click on the YvetteCoaches picture at the top right. You can read about what I do and arrange an appointment to talk to me.
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