Apr 30, 2014
This video discusses what is your passion and desire.
It is funny how life works out at times. When I was young, I really wanted to be a teacher. This didn’t happen for various reasons, but now I am teaching adults and I love it. I am inspired and passionate and receive so much value form this.
When I stop and reflect, my whole life has just about involved being in education. I didn’t realise it, which is strange, but it has.
Is it time you stop and reflect to see where your career has taken you?
Are you happy?
Are you passionate?
Are you excited?
Action: Take time to reflect and see if you are on track to living your dream life.
Apr 30, 2014
Balance is the key to life. If we had sunshine all the time without rain, the plants would suffer. If we only focused on one area of our life such as work, other areas such as our relationships, health and fitness, personal development, may suffer.
Balance is about your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs. When we focus too much on one area, other areas in our life are impacted and, in some cases, other areas of our life suffer.
We have to be aware of over-scheduling ourselves. Aiming for total balance is perhaps aiming too high – it is all about overall well-being. Combine being at work with your friendship groups. You could even exercise at lunch time with some of your work colleagues. That means you are working on...
Apr 16, 2014
This video discusses when life bumps you around.
Personal example: I coach junior sport and recently while filling in for another coach, one of the parents verbally abused me. I couldn’t believe it occurred and was really surprised how much this affected me.
I could not eat
However, I did want to move forward and am well aware that forgiveness is key. I found it hard to forgive at first; I couldn’t come up with a reason why to forgive them.
I tried another tack – what lesson have I learnt from this experience. I identified my lesson. Then I was able to be grateful for the lesson they have taught me and then I could forgive and move forward.
Action: Is there anyone in your life that you need to forgive?
Apr 16, 2014
Many of us don’t even spend a lot of time thinking about what we really want from our life. Some of us who do, may be asking the wrong question. What question is that? It is “Is my dream possible?”
Then they look at their life, their abilities and their conditions to determine the answer.
The answers to those questions may be convincing. You may look at where you live, your age, your bank statement.
However, the world is an interesting place. The universe is full of endless possibilities. Many say, by definition, it is unlimited.
When you look at your current life, your current abilities and your current conditions to determine your dream, you squeeze the infinite into a tiny little picture of what you think is possible.
We have to really dream...
Apr 3, 2014
This video discusses when goals don’t go as planned and covers:
We all start with good intentions
Things happen to take us away from our goals
Adjust and start again
Be focused and determined
Apr 3, 2014
Our age doesn’t matter; we all have lessons to learn in life. Take time this year to look at the people around you and the things that are happening to you and look for what you can learn.
Be aware and open for your lessons this year.
When you take on board the lessons that are around you, it means that next time you find things will be easier for you.
If you are someone who has the same problems or difficulties as you have always had then perhaps it means you are not learning the lessons that you need to learn.
Be open to what is going on in your life, the good and the bad and look for the lessons to be learnt.
Mar 19, 2014
When setting goals, it is important to set some:
Short term goals
Medium term goals
Long term goals
The process to set your goals is:
Identify your goal
Clarify your goal
Understand why your goal is important
Visualise your goal
Set a time frame
Mar 19, 2014
I was recently told how Chinese bamboo grows? Young Chinese bamboo is a slow-growing plant. When you nurture and look after the bamboo, it grows two inches in the first year.
It then grows two inches in the second year, it grows two inches in the third year and two inches in the fourth year. Then in the fifth year it grows 80 feet!
When I heard this, it reminded me of our dreams. At times, it can feel like you are working and working and nothing happens. Then when you are not expecting it, things change, they take off, your life moves to a whole new level.
It’s important to nurture and look after your dreams. Every step forward is a step in the right direction. Keep looking after your dreams....
Mar 5, 2014
When you are raising your awareness and starting to think about setting your goals, some great questions to ask yourself involve the previous twelve months.
What are your highlights?
What did you learn?
What did you begin?
What did you finish?
Some additional questions about the previous twelve months are:
What was your biggest triumph?
What was your smartest decision?
What word best describes your year?
What was your greatest lesson?
What service did you perform that you are proud of?
What are you happy about completing?
What three people have had the biggest impact on your life?
What was your biggest risk?
What was your biggest surprise?
What relationship improved the most and why?
Mar 5, 2014
“Daily Decisions Decide Destiny”
How very true. Every small daily decision is working towards your destiny, your outcomes, you reaching your goals.
It can be as small as getting out of bed when the alarm rings, to what to have for breakfast, to what work to start on for the day. The idea is that each little decision is a step on the path to your outcomes.
Every decision that you make throughout the day is important, no matter how small or large. They are all leading to your outcomes. Give each decision the attention it deserves.