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Bah Humbug! A Coaching Christmas Carol

Bah Humbug!

One of the most famous catchphrases of any character, particularly around Christmas.

It is used to express someone of a mean spirit. Someone who does not like to give.

But we all know the story of the Christmas Carol.

How Scrooge moves from Bah Humbug to saying “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the past, the present and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me”.

How did this change happen in just one night?

Scrooge was taken on a journey to his past where he is confronted with all that has gone before, happy and sad. He sees the relationship he had with others and the moments that led to him creating his “Bah Humbug” beliefs.

Next Scrooge is shown his present reality. What people think of him, how his decisions affect the lives of those around him. When he sees how the treatment of his employee affects the life of Tiny Tim he starts to realise the ripple effect; it isn’t just one person who is impacted, it moves down the line.

Finally, Scrooge visits the future. The most frightening of all. If things stay how they are, how will life look. He sees his own death, a sad and lonely end with no one around him. This is the most powerful point of the story. The one where Scrooge gets to decide. Does he stay with his current beliefs and values and subsequent actions, or does he make changes?

At the end of the story, we are all delighted to see Scrooge make changes that impact everyone he meets. The smile on his face emanates out to the rest of the town, his generosity makes a difference in the lives of others and therefore his own. The spirit of giving and receiving is within him.

A Christmas Carol may just be a very old Christmas story, but it plays out every day in all of us. We all have a past that creates beliefs within our present and has an impact on our actions and future. We all have the choice to make changes or stay as we are and live with the reality that builds.

When I was watching A Christmas Carol, it reminded me of Unleash Your Money Mindset. In our workshop we look at the past, present and future to make shifts within our thoughts about money. This isn’t a workshop for those without money who want to have more, it’s for anyone who feels difficult about money, no matter how much they have. If money is in your thoughts all the time, if it affects how you live your life, you can change that.

But the story doesn’t just make me think of money mindset, it reminds me of coaching in general. We don’t have to stay stuck in our current pattern and just accept life as it is. We can choose to make changes.

Once we have decided that life cannot carry on as it is, we can find our guide (our spirit).

If you want to focus on the past, choose a counsellor/therapist, or perhaps look at Constellation Therapy. If you want to be more future focussed, if you are fed up with looking to the past, then find a coach who can help you get the life you really want.

I help people thrive, not just survive, through big changes in life.

If you have had big changes and want to know how your future can look differently, book an introductory call.

Start 2022 in the way Scrooge started his new year and, in the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”.

Take the first steps towards your own Powerful Life.


Jenny Jarvis is a practicing, certified, UK Holistic Life Change Coach and NLP Specialist who has empowered numerous people to live a life of their dreams, unleash their relationship with money and start and grow brands and businesses to great success. A truly inspirational individual, Jenny is also the mum to two amazing teens, a Reiki Master and motivational speaker. She inspires all to harness their greatness through energised coaching sessions, workshops and her membership club. Book a free introductory session with Jenny HERE and discovery how you might work together. Or why not get started with her FREE 'Life Change Kickstart' Mini course HERE


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