Featuring the Big Dreamers, Believers, Creatives and Entrepreneurs.
The Life Lovers, Spirit Seekers and Thought Leaders.
The Everyday Inspiring women who are creating change in the world in a small or BIG way through their vision, lifestyle, and business.
Today’s Change Maker is the gorgeous Ali Clyne.
I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Ali in person yet however have connected with her through Bright Eyed + Blog Hearted plus she is also a fellow BYCA coach too.
Ali’s story + journey really tugged at my heart strings and I am so inspired by the life she has created for herself and that she is using her own experiences + even painful moments to now help others.
I am so excited to be able to share with you her experiences + insights in this interview.
Sit back, relax + enjoy this inspired ride. Please welcome the lovely Ali Clyne…
What does living an inspired lifestyle mean to you?
For me living an inspired life means creating a life I am passionate about, one that get’s me excited to get out of bed everyday. An inspired life is all about looking after myself and encouraging others to do the same. It’s about creating a life you love, a life that works for you, not against you.
How do you create change in your life and/or business?
To be honest I am not a huge fan of change. I like structure and order, I like knowing what is going to happen and when it’s going to happen, but as we all know change in life is inevitable. For me when I am creating change or dealing with change I did not necessarily create, it’s all about planning. I work out exactly what needs to be done and then I work through all of the steps, ticking them off as I go. It’s a very masculine approach, and may seem a bit boring, but it really works. It helps me to feel like I still have control.
What challenges have you faced along the way? How have you, or are you overcoming them?
Ohh the past few years have been full of challenges, but at the same time it’s been so exciting. One of the biggest challenges I faced and continue to face with my business is self doubt. I would spend so much time worrying what other people would think about me, I would also compare myself to others and what they were doing. To help overcome this I made sure I surrounded myself with supportive people who really believed in what I was doing, that little bit of extra encouragement right when you need it was much appreciated. I would also try to stay away from social media, especially when I found myself comparing what I was doing with others. When I found myself doubting what I was doing I would always go back to my why, and put the focus back onto what I was doing and no one else.
When did you first know you were meant for something more and how did you take the leap?
I’m not sure if there was one particular moment, but rather a gradual interested in coaching. I somehow found myself reading more and more blogs and becoming aware that you could create a career out of coaching. The thought of moving away from teaching and creating my own schedule really appealed to me. It wasn’t until I hit rock bottom myself with Chronic Fatigue that I made the leap. I suddenly realised that I couldn’t keep living this way; I had to make some changes. So I resigned from my teaching job, moved home to the beach, did my Life Coaching training and a year later launched my business. It was the best decision I ever made.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
That we would all stop listening to that voice inside our head that tells us we are not good enough and that we don’t deserve to be happy, because you absolutely are good enough and you totally deserve to be happy.
If you were to give one piece of advice to someone who is ready for more, but holding back through fear of the unknown, what would it be?
To just make a start. Ask yourself what is one step (no matter how small) that I can do right now that will get me closer to where I want to be? And then do it. Once you have taken that first step the momentum of being in action will keep you going. The first step is the hardest, from there it just flows.
Is there a person or experience that inspired change in your life, if so who and/or what?
Losing my mum to cancer 5 years ago and getting Chronic Fatigue were my big wake up calls. They made me realise there is only so much you can put your body through before it goes enough is enough. Both of those experiences encouraged me to create a life that works for me, to put my own needs first and to always make my health my number 1 priority.
What are your top 3 ways to stay inspired?
- Spend time at the beach, it’s the one place where my troubles just seem to melt away – even if it’s only for a few minutes. It’s the place where I can stop and just be.
- In the Shower – I don’t know about anyone else but I seriously get all my good ideas in the shower.
- Change of scenery – taking my laptop to a café, being in a different environment does wonders for my inspiration.
What is one thing people don’t know about you (it can be something fun, a fear, or something close to your heart – whatever you would like to share)?
I have a huge fear of boats and piers!!! I have no idea why, but both totally freak me out. Being on a cruise is my worst nightmare!!
I absolutely loved connecting with Ali and getting to know all of these beautiful insights into her life, passions + beliefs. A couple of my biggest takeaways were:
- I have to start with Ali so openly sharing with us about loosing her mum + getting chronic fatigue and how she used both of these experiences to change her life – so so inspiring!
- I loved Ali’s answer about living an inspired life especially about creating a life that works for you, not against you.
- I especially loved Ali’s tips for overcoming different challenges you face.
I’d love to hear what your biggest takeaways or inspirations were from Ali’s interview? Please share away in the comments below.
Ali Clyne is a Health & Life Coach who works with women who have Chronic Fatigue.
She guides them as they move from exhausted, overwhelmed and burnt out, to energetic, happy and motivated.
With a background in teaching, Ali’s passion for coaching came from having Chronic Fatigue herself.
She now teaches women how to find their own unique approach to recovery, and to make being healthy their number one priority.
Continue to connect with Ali over on her Social Media + Website