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May 28, 2014

Goal Setting: When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

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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”.

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May 14, 2014

Goal Setting – Invest In Yourself

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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?

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Apr 30, 2014

Goal Setting – What Is Your Passion And Desire?

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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.

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Apr 16, 2014

Time Management – When Life Bumps You Around

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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
Lost sleep
Emotional …

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?

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Apr 3, 2014

Goal Setting – When Goals Don’t Go As Planned

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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
  • Personal example
  • Adjust and start again
  • Be focused and determined
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Mar 19, 2014

Goal Setting Process

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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
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Mar 19, 2014

Sometimes You Need Patience for Your Dreams to Come True

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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....
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Mar 5, 2014

Goal Setting – Review and Reflect Process

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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?
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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 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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