Lesley O'Donoghue is a People Performance Expert. As a speaker, trainer and mentor to small, medium and corporate organisations, Lesley helps individuals and teams to increase their performance, resilience and results and to reveal their untapped potential.
Lesley's obsession with helping people to excel in what they're passionate about has driven her to help hundreds of people to achieve life-changing goals. Lesley is also a fully qualified Exercise Scientist, a Certified Nutrition Coach and founded and ran her own successful award-winning business for 15 years.
Lesley is passionate about business. The clients who have already benefited from her expertise include business professionals and teams from a wide range of industries.
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It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by all the tasks that need to be done every day. As a parent we can get bogged down in household chores and the day to day needs of our kids. As business owners it’s the admin tasks, the daily ‘small fires’ that need extinguishing, the endless bookkeeping and paperwork. Urrgh!.
Operating in your small mind day after day can become like groundhog day. The repetitive and often mundane tasks, although necessary, can chip away at your motivation, your passion and eventually the potential of your greater vision and what you’re really trying to achieve. It can wear you down and eventually you may become a victim of your small mind
We experience many things in our lives and we classify those experiences as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on how they make us feel at the time.
Our brain is hardwired for survival, so our instincts have us paying a lot of attention to threats or negative experiences. This is why it’s the ‘bad’ experiences that we often remember the most and it’s what makes it easy for us to replay the ‘bad’ memories over and over in our minds. The good news is we’re able to re-wire our brain by creating new neural connections so that we can switch our focus away from the ‘bad’ and onto the ‘good’.
The human mind is a complex thing, and although we all use ours every single day, for most of us its power and potential are unknown and underestimated.
Our mind has the ability to make us feel and it’s the place where we shape our lives. So ensuring we have a healthy mindset that’s telling us helpful stories instead of hindering or harmful stories is what we need to develop. If we aren’t controlling our mind, then our mind will be controlling us.
When we focus on ourselves – ‘attention on you’ - fear can set in and prevent us from fulfilling our potential. When we focus on what we want to achieve or how we can be in service of others- ‘attention on others’ - fear becomes more of a minor emotion making it feel easier to take action or move forward.