Episode #57 Let It Go - Caroline Flanagan

Episode #57 Let It Go

The freedom to move around, eat at restaurants, go on holiday, visit your friends and family; the freedom to have someone else educate your kids! These are some of the things we’ve been forced to let go of as a result of lockdown. These are all wonderful things. They are things that serve you and you want to hold onto them because they enhance your life.

But there’s something you’re holding onto that doesn’t serve you. And it’s time to let it go. This week I invite you to think about the stuff you’re holding onto that isn’t serving you – a past relationship, old resentments, impossible standards of perfection, or a limiting belief about your promotion prospects for example. Think about it, and then decide to let it go.

Letting go can be difficult, even painful. It’s easy to think that without these things in your life you’ll be worse off, or somehow you’ll be less than. But the opposite is true. Holding on to things that no longer serve you will keep you stuck in the past and blind you to new possibilities and growth.

While you’re waiting to re-attach to things that uplift and sustain you – a hug from a dear friend, a visit to see family, a long-awaited holiday – now is a great time to consciously let go of the things in your life that have the opposite effect.


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Coaching client, Director, PwC Legal

Caroline did a fantastic job as the guest speaker at our latest Women with Ambition networking event: 'How to ensure kids don’t derail your career'. Caroline’s talk was engaging and insightful and feedback from our clients that attended was overwhelmingly positive. All of the delegates mentioned they had gained some sound advice from Caroline’s presentation, regardless of whether they were thinking about having children, were already parents or were managing individuals with family commitments. Caroline has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing to develop our working relationship in the future. I would highly recommend working with her.

Sally Clare, Head of Diversity, Ambition UK

I wanted to let you know that I have been promoted to counsel. Thanks very much to your coaching I have managed to get through one of the most challenging years of my career and managed to achieve what I had hoped to! I might not have made it were it not for your advice and guidance.

Client C, Solicitor

Caroline came to speak to our Balance Employee Network about “How to babyproof your career so you can balance your life”. I really enjoyed preparing this event together. Caroline took great care in understanding the needs of the audience to make her message even more powerful. The whole process from preparing the event invitation to getting feedback was very professional with a wonderful personal touch.

Louise Walewska, Presentation Client, HSBC Asset Management

When I came into the office the following Monday, I could see the effect that you’d had. People were visibly changed as a result of your talk.

Oli Holmes, Accenture

Caroline, I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me while starting to think of family planning. Your level-headed approach to some of the things I was panicking about has put everything into perspective. Not to mention that talking through and planning how to run my company single-handedly with a child was invaluable. I really appreciate having the after-session documents to work through in my own time and have been referring to them frequently. I cannot recommend a Babyproof Your Life session highly enough when starting to think about children – everyone should do this! Many thanks again.

Client T, UK, Babyproof Client