Living the life you want?

How do you know you are in the right job, married to the right person pursuing the right hobbies, in fact living the life you want to?

Well, heres the thing, If you’re not passionate about what you do you’re doing the wrong thing, At the end of the day it boils down to doing what you love, what sets you on fire on the inside.  

Gone are the days where your parents had your lives mapped out for you and you just went along doing what you had to do, 9 to 5, 5 days a week with two weeks holiday a year.

Today you can travel the world working from a lap top and a mobile phone, yes, the world is your oyster. Oh yeah o.k. for some do I hear you say with a slight tinge of negativity in your voice?

Well let me tell you a story about someone I know and her daughter Betty.

 Betty went through school where she seem to be happy enough, loved sport and collected a prize for her English in 6th form. She went onto Uni to do a science foundation year but she wasn’t happy.

One day her worried mother asked, “what is it thats making you so unhappy Betty?”  “You wont like the answer to that mum.” She replied. “Well tell me,” her mother said. Betty cried whilst she explained how she hated Uni and wanted to leave and go to South America to learn Spanish.

Because Betty was in a foundation year at Uni it would not have much of an effect if she changed her plans, so Betty packed her bags and flew off to stay with a host  family in South America for a year where she studied Spanish at a Spanish school.

After the year she set off travelling around South and Central America before returning to England to complete a BSc and a MSc.

Between studying she set up various enterprises and delegated the running of them whilst she continued to travel.  She is still travelling to this day and loving life, setting up enterprises, working from her lap top and most importantly loving life.

So you see you can do what you want if you dare to go for your dream. What your mind can perceive you can find ways to do it. It just takes guts and determination. 

Did you see what Betty did here? She was living the life that was expected of her from school and the usual pattern of how people progress through life because of that so called natural expectation where you leave school and go into either work or onto uni.

Well not all sizes fit one shoe. Her mother allowed her the freedom to let her open her world and follow her dreams, no expectations to fit into a mould.  

What if you don’t know what it is that you want to do in life? So many youngsters are asked “what do you want to do after you leave school. What do you want to be when you grow up?” Some people never know what it is that they want to do and spend their life feeling un accomplished. 

Teresa is an expert in Coaching people to help them find their real passion in life, helping them find their true happiness. Give her a call on 01363 775935 or email

About Teresa Bulford-Cooper

Former Harley Street practitioner Teresa has trained extensively in London and USA with Paul McKenna and the co founder of NLP, Doctor Richard Bandler. She is a licensed NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer Trainer, a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, having trained also with the London College of Clinical Hypnotherapy where she was awarded the certificate, Diploma and Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. She was a tutor with the London College of Hypnotherapy and a Mentor for the Society of Biology and BIP. She is very proud to be a STEM Ambassador and Youth Coach, helping teachers in schools and Colleges to get the younger generation to become confident capable leaders of the future. She has studied for 2 Coaching Diploma’s with The prestigous Coaching Academy London.

Teresa’s background is in Science and Biology. A graduate of Oxford Brookes University where she read and achieved a BSc (Hons) she went on to gain a MSc in Science with the Open University. She then studied at Exeter University for a PGCE as a Further Education Teacher and Lecturer.
Teresa has set up and run many successful business over 3 decades, her passion in life is to help people and pass on her knowledge for which she has a very high success rate – she would love to take the opportunity to work with you with any issues you may be struggling with in business.