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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 28, 2014

I Enjoy Being Me

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What a wonderfully unique person I am! I love how it feels to be me.  I enjoy my life and cherish all the little nuances that occur every day. I am where I am in life because of the choices I made and the work I put into being precisely who I am.  I am exactly the person I want to be. I will continue to grow and learn new things.  I will continue to experience new things in life and transform for the better; this is part of being me. I have surrounded myself with wonderful people and I enjoy who I am when I am with them. I enjoy who I am when I am alone as well.  I take pleasure in self-reflection and I appreciate how I permit myself to enjoy...
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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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May 14, 2014

The Joy of Laughter

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When you laugh, your brain produces natural mood elevators that free you from pain and suffering. Laughter is therapeutic. Humour can transform your emotions and mind and it can cure your body. Laughter helps you keep your life in perspective. Laugh at yourself more. It helps to keep your life in perspective. I know, I was one of those people who wanted to do everything right. Who does everything right? No one. When I let go of this and started laughing at my silly small mistakes, life was more enjoyable, less pressure. When was the last time you had a good laugh? It’s time to make laughter a priority. Maybe it’s time you watched your favourite comedy or borrowed a joke book from the library. Do something to bring laughter into...
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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 30, 2014

Balance

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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...
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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 16, 2014

Is My Dream Possible?

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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...
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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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Apr 3, 2014

Lessons To Be Learnt This Year

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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.
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