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Feb 19, 2014

Goal Setting Obstacles

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Have you ever had a goal that you really wanted to achieve, that you knew could make a big difference in your life, but when the time came to start you just didn’t take action? One of the biggest obstacles that prevents you from taking consistent, focused action toward your most important goals is fear... Fear is known as False Evidence Appearing Real. Various obstacles include: Fear of failure Fear of success Procrastination Moving from our comfort zone Lack of discipline Change Lack of time
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Feb 19, 2014

Be the Best Version of You

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Photo courtesy ofFigure Skaters Online “I need to stop trying to become perfect and just try to become better.” Sasha Cohen, U.S. Figure Skater How often do you want everything to be just right?  To be the best?  To excel?  While they are all good aims, sometimes aiming for perfection stops you from even starting.  Why not just aim to take action, learn, improve and get better? A mentor of mine often spoke about how she aims for 80% and above.  That she deliberately makes mistakes in what she does to teach others – her message is that it’s all about taking action and not being perfect!  She has an extremely successful business so that is when I decided it was time to drop aiming for perfection and just focus on taking action...
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Feb 4, 2014

Why Set Goals?

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Often, setting goals gets placed into the too hard basket. The following identifies why it is important to set goals. Goals help you establish priorities and decide what is truly important Achieving goals is a great way to spend your time Goals give you direction and a target More happiness Goals propel you forward Goals help us believe in ourselves Goals tell you what you truly want Goals help us live life to the fullest Setting goals is a fundamental component to long-term success Live your best life
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Feb 4, 2014

Abandon Fear This Year

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Fear of what might happen is a waste of time and energy. If the thing you are worrying about doesn’t happen, you have wasted all that time and energy for nothing. Take a moment to think about what it is you fear. Now think about what is the worst thing that could happen. Is it really likely to happen? Is there something you could learn from it if it did happen? What things did you used to fear? I was walking to school with my daughters today, aged 11 and 8, and we were talking about how we used to fear monsters under our bed when we were young. Now we are more mature, we know that our fear and the energy we put into it was wasted time and energy. Think about...
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Jan 22, 2014

New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Goals

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A resolution is an intention, not a plan. Many people at the start of the New Year jump into action – any type of action – without thinking or investing time to create a clear sustainable plan. Many studies have been done on the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and they were: Improve financial situation Lose weight Develop a healthy habit (eating, exercise) Change employment Develop a regular saving plan Break an unhealthy habit (smoking, alcohol, overeating) Spend more time with family and friends Other Get organised Develop a new skill or talent This top 10 list doesn’t vary much each year. Why is that? It’s because we set the intention but we don’t plan to implement it. What we need to stick to our new year’s resolutions is willpower. We need to give our New Year’s Resolution an action. For example, if you want to lose weight then the action may be walk 3 days a week. It is all about the small new habits we want to develop.
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Jan 22, 2014

Designing Your Morning Routine

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How do you wake up of a morning? Strange question, I know, but something you may want to think about is your morning routine. Do you struggle to get out of bed unmotivated by the day ahead? Well perhaps this year, change the way you wake up. Try something different if it will serve you well. When you first wake up, take a moment and stay in bed and be thankful. Be thankful for the wonderful night’s sleep, be thankful for the comfortable bed, and be thankful for the warm blankets. Just be thankful. Then take a moment to say to yourself, “Today is going to be a wonderful day.” Smile and you are ready to rise – happy from the start. I heard about one lady who, every day when she wakes,...
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Jan 9, 2014

Set Your Goals This New Year

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A goal is a result that you plan to achieve within a specific time frame. The Process: Decide on your goal Plan how you will achieve it Work hard to achieve your goal Monitor and evaluate if you are making progress Areas to Set Goals include: Financial Health Fitness Career Relationships - Significant other, Family, Friends Contribution / Community Time for You Personal Development
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Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Planning – Final Countdown

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas. Next week is Christmas so this week it is all about our final steps. Ideally the last few weeks have helped and you are feeling in control in the lead up to Christmas Day. Purchase perishable foods Buy flowers Buy batteries Charge videos and cameras Decorate the table early Prepare foods in advance Take time to think about Christmas Eve Remember the milk and cookies for Santa and the Reindeers
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Dec 18, 2013

Christmas Planning – Final Countdown

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The house is cleaned, the gifts are wrapped, the decorations are up, most of the functions are out of the way. Wow – we got there. It is now the week before Christmas and it is time for the little details. It is time to: Buy some flowers Wrap the last presents Buy final perishable foods Check your camera and videos are charged Buy some batteries Have your last few days planned out so your head is clear Things to include in your final plan: Defrosting any meats Preparing the table Preparing any food that can be done early Make sure you have enough cutlery and crockery Get your clothes out and organised Get your sleep Plan Your Christmas Eve Spend time with the kids in the park so they are tired and will go to sleep early Have an...
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Dec 11, 2013

Christmas Planning – Theft During the Holiday Season

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Our aim is for this Christmas to be magical and enjoyable. That means it all comes down to the planning. The tips are aimed to help you be organised this Christmas. Thieves are out and about more than normal at this time of the year. Some small tips to help keep your home safe. Lock the doors of the home and car Be aware when shopping Plan if you are going away for example: Have someone collect your mail Put your rubbish bins out Arrange for the lawns to be mowed Put timers on some lights and radios in the house Arrange for someone to house sit Let your neighbours know you will be away
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