May 28, 2014
Sometimes in our life, it is time for something to end. We may be happy about that or we may feel disappointed that it is ending. It could be our fear of not knowing what is next or losing what we have known. It may be a special relationship, a career, even an item that we owned.
When this occurs, don’t despair. You are experiencing this loss for one reason and that is so you can receive greater good.
You can’t release something without gaining something in return. The universe wants to fill the void, replacing sadness with joy, loss with gain, death with rebirth.
What can you do when a door closes? Firstly, it is a good idea to release your attachment to the way it was or the way you want it to be. Then be patient and wait. It will come when the time is right and you are ready.
Perhaps a useful affirmation is “a new door in my life stands open before me”.
May 14, 2014
This week’s video discusses the importance of investing in yourself. Working with adult learners, I am meeting some amazing people. What I have been surprised by is how negative some of the self-talk is and how these people often put themselves last - whether that is their health, their career, their education.
It is empowering helping and supporting these people. It can also be frustrating when you can see their potential but they can’t.
I honestly believe we need to invest in ourselves so that we can be the best for those around us.
Action step: What can you do today that means you are becoming the best version of you?
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 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 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
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 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?
Feb 19, 2014
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
Moving from our comfort zone
Lack of discipline
Lack of time
Feb 4, 2014
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
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
Jan 22, 2014
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
Develop a healthy habit (eating, exercise)
Develop a regular saving plan
Break an unhealthy habit (smoking, alcohol, overeating)
Spend more time with family and friends
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.