This week reflecting on the exercises completed in previous posts, I discovered that my Why has the power of transformation and the ability to reimagine new possibilities.


Change Your View

In the book written by Dean Holland, The Iceberg Effect, the two exercises are   1. finding my why and 2. creating a budget to enable that why. 

I use my favorite quote, as a tool to reflect on both of those exercises. 


‘If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’     Wayne Dyer


I’d been aware of avoiding these exercises for several years, (previous coaches had also advised) so I needed to work through it and do it and this time I was able to by changing the way I viewed the exercises.


  • In the past, I would look towards the next step, rather than learn as much as I could about the step I was on.

  •  I feared that I may not be worthy of a million dollars so the message I kept telling myself was, don’t dream too big, this way you won’t be disappointed


  • My Whys were quite modest. I wanted a successful online business to help myself and my family financially.   


This time these exercises helped to slow time down.


Now I take the time to be open to possibility and this willingness I believe allowed me to tap into something much bigger than myself. 

 My WHY: to create a well-being and educational retreat

And that is how I was able to break through and if you have not gone through this process yet, then reach for the stars.

Find that thing that is bigger than you.

Now your WHY is way, way bigger than you are.  Now you can grow into and expand your delivery of that desire.

Feeling the fear

Still after calculating and posting the budget last week,  I began to consider that maybe this was being greedy and I thought to myself, is that what happens? If I have a million dollars will I want 2 million and so on.  Will there ever be a figure that would satisfy me or will I constantly want to go after a bigger slice of the pie? 


38-acres. Really?


This goes to the heart of our values and what we stand for. 

‘Why’ has the power to transform and reimagine new possibilities

 I learned that I had the power to transform my perspective and when I did, my vision expanded, and I could see the possibility of a 38-acre well-being educational retreat. 

Now I can also see the possibility of a collective / a village of people living and working for the benefit of the educational and well-being of a community.

I recently visited a farm living off-grid, which inspired me to look at reducing my carbon footprint.

Things are changing, and I’m keeping an open mind.


This means that this budget will continue to be under review, I will check in to make sure that my values are aligned with what I want and what I am willing to do to get there.

You Are Your Business

One last and very important takeaway point I got from these exercises was:



  • Be careful, Do not undervalue yourself. You have intrinsic value. 


  • You/We are Worth much more than gold


Anything you set your mind to you can achieve.  


I now see these exercises as the cornerstone, the rock on which to pitch your business so that it has solid grounding.


Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you

Dream Big

Be Fearless. 



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20 thoughts on “The Power of Transformation”
  1. Your posts, Eleanor, inspire people to go forward and think of how to live their best life. What a gift you have! I so enjoy reading your material, but also the replies are truly inspirational in their honsety. And this is the crux of the matter for me, that dreams can be realised, not entirely by financial input, but by the quality of the people you have a round you. I worked as a Commissioner in the health service in the UK for many years, in charge of millions and millions of pounds (sterling), and I found that chucking money at a problem never got results. Yes, finance is essential, however, if you have skilled, inspired, enthusiastic people around you to help – you’re going to achieve!

  2. Hi Eleanor,

    What a powerful and inspiring post! Your reflection on finding your “Why” and creating a budget to support it is truly transformative. Dean Holland’s exercises seem to have had a profound impact on you, and your openness to reimagining new possibilities is commendable.

    Wayne Dyer’s quote, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” is such a fitting mantra for this journey. It’s incredible how shifting your perspective can unlock new potential and drive. Your new “Why” of creating a well-being and educational retreat is ambitious and deeply meaningful.

    I also appreciate your honesty about feeling the fear and questioning the desire for more. It’s a natural part of growth to reassess and ensure our values align with our goals. The idea of a 38-acre retreat and a village community focused on education and well-being is both visionary and inspiring.

    Visiting an off-grid farm and considering ways to reduce your carbon footprint shows your commitment to a holistic approach to well-being. It’s a reminder that our business goals can and should reflect our personal values and aspirations.

    Your point about intrinsic value is so important. We often undervalue ourselves, but recognizing our worth is crucial for building a successful and fulfilling business. Thank you for sharing these insights and encouraging us to dream big and be fearless.

    I’m excited to see where your journey takes you next. Keep up the great work, and thank you for the inspiration!


  3. This post reminds me of something I haven’t thought of in a while – which is that all of us desire transformation. That’s what we’re trying to achieve, in small ways, and big ways, every day of our lives. We don’t just want problems solved, we want transformation – a new reality. That’s what you’re pursuing in your own life, but that’s also what you’re offering other people. That’s exciting – we can be part of transforming other people’s lives for the better, thanks for reminding me of that.

  4. Mindset is incredibly important on this journey. This isn’t a steady path and I do have fear going forward, especially with the tech parts. I’m certainly being an ostrich and burying my head in the sand but I will try and be a butterfly! I know it will all fall into place, I have faith and determination but it certainly is hard! Thank you for your last part of your blog. I took some comfort from the sayings at the end- especially don’t under value yourself. Many Thanks

    1. Hi Sarah, I agree with you, Mindset is the key and intention matters.
      Absolutely, be like a butterfly.
      Faith & Determination can move mountains.
      On Comfort: Very Often I feel I am writing to myself, reminding myself
      what is important to take with us on the journey. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Your “why” is incredibly ambitious, but then why dream small when, with your imagination, the sky’s the limit. I hope you get your retreat and when you do, can I be a customer?

    1. That’s exactly what I thought Andy. Someone said ‘If your dream doesn’t scare you, its not big enough’. I got tired of playing small!

      I would very much welcome you to our educational and wellbeing retreat!!

  6. Eleanor, your journey of self-discovery and growth is truly inspiring! It’s amazing how a shift in perspective can unlock new possibilities and empower us to dream bigger. Your willingness to challenge old beliefs and embrace change is commendable. Remember, your WHY is the driving force behind your journey, and with determination and openness, you’re capable of achieving anything you set your mind to. Keep dreaming big and staying fearless – the sky’s the limit! Thanks Atif

    1. Hi Atif,
      I know!! It’s my go to place whenever I get stuck. I think how else can I think about this… Thanks for the encouragement. I greatly appreciate it.

  7. Hi Eleanor,
    I’m really impressed by how thoroughly you’re defining your “WHY” and how you’re outlining precisely what it will require to achieve it. I firmly believe that when you can visualize your goal with such clarity, including all the specifics, it becomes easier to bring it into reality! I’m excited to witness you transform your dreams into actual achievements! Go get that educational retreat!! 😊 Thanks Eleanor for your post.
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    1. Hi Meredith,
      I think there is truth to the idea that when we are able to visualise our goal with clarity and have a plan / purpose, things do become real. I’m excited and pleased that you are a witness along the journey. Thankyou.

  8. HI, Eleanor!
    I wear a butterfly ring that reminds me of a time I went through a transformational change, so I can relate to your butterfly picture. There are moments in time when life has changed, and it sounds like you are in one of them. Congratulations!

    You are living the life you dream of. Enjoy the process, and I believe you will get there. The most important step has already taken place 🙂

    1. Nakina, I also love the symbolism of the butterfly of transformation. You are right, hadn’t thought about it but I am relaxing and enjoying the process. The most important step? Hmm. Yes. Before transformation there is struggle. Thankyou much.

  9. I think off grid living is the way to go. I hope you achieve your dream of a 38 acre retreat.
    I once dreamed of having a small farm with two dwellings, one for me and the other one for my son and his family. But without my son’s commitment financially, it was not possible in the end.
    A smaller retreat could be just as good as one on 38 acres if the location is good. I love the tiny homes concept of living off grid. You could have multiple tiny homes for guests to stay in when they come to your retreat.
    Looking forward to following your journey.

    1. Hi Regina, Yes, it opens up so much more possibility doesn’t it? A smaller retreat could be just as good and off grid living works so well with the concept of wellbeing. I love your idea of multiple tiny homes.

      Please, please also keep your own dream alive. It is not your job to work out the ‘how’ it will be done. You focus on what that small farm would mean to you, how it would make you feel and what you could give in return.

  10. I love how deeply you are composing your WHY and how clear you are about exactly what it will take to get there. I truly believe that when you can picture it in your mind, with all the details laid out, it will be easier to manifest! I look forward to watching you turn your dreams into a reality!

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