New Beginnings?

Who needs January, eh?

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Do you find September a great month for new beginnings?

I know January is traditionally the big month of resolutions but not for me.

I’ve always loved September; it must be a throwback to my times of school and university but the Autumn always sees me full of life and raring to go. I’m not really a great summer lover and heat makes me slothful and sleepy. But give me that first nip of a slight chill in the air, the rustle of fallen leaves, the smell of bonfires, and I’m up and at ‘em. I’m like a demented squirrel, happily gathering nuts from all over!

How about you? Is the Autumn/Fall an energising time for you or do you feel like hibernating?

I’m very much ‘up’ today. It’s my favourite time for revisiting my aspirations and aims and that includes my one million project and RenewYou for passionate trainers. I have a licensing event running early next month and I genuinely can’t wait to get going. Watch out the Midlands!

In truth, it doesn’t really matter when you do it; a little stocktaking of one’s aims and aspirations is welcome any time. Try and give yourself 10 minutes today to reflect, and ask yourself this question: am I living my life consciously, doing the things I want with passion and energy, or is time drifting by?

PS. The RenewYou licensing event I mentioned is happening in October and happily we still have some spaces. You can see all the details by clicking this link.

Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog,, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!


Go to the profile of Joan Gardiner
about 7 years ago
I agree, maybe it's because it's my birth month that each September I feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm and motivation for the months ahead.
Go to the profile of Jane C Woods
about 7 years ago
Hi Joan,
I do wonder too that as I am an October girl myself. Does the season we're born in affect our view of it? I loved the Autumn as a child because it was my birthday, hallow e'en, bonfire night, and then Christmas!
By the way- Happy birthday to you!