Posted by on June 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Do You Hear Voices? Me Too!

There is a voice in my head and it’s constantly chattering. It comments on most things, has an opinion about everything, and never misses an opportunity to analyse, rationalise and criticise. Occasionally the voice will say something empowering like “well done” or “good job”, but most of the time it moans and complains, makes up horror stories and never seems satisfied. A number of years ago I decided I’d had enough of the chatter inside my head and I went on a mission to learn to meditate. I assumed I would find a technique to shut the voice up once and for all, so that I could finally get some peace and quiet. Boy, was I wrong! Instead of piping down, the voice came back with a vengeance. I’d no sooner be sitting down with my eyes closed than it would get going: “What’s next on the to-do list?” “Did you turn off the stove?” “You shouldn’t have had that slice of cake.” And on it would go. I...

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Posted by on June 8, 2016 | 0 comments

The Magic of Saying “YES”

There is a lot of literature out there about setting and achieving your goals, and a lot of it centers around learning to say YES to new experiences, challenges and opportunities. It’s about learning to step out of your comfort zone and saying YES to life. Take a look at the picture below: Your comfort zone is represented by the innermost circle. This is the place of same-old same-old, where sticking to what’s familiar keeps you stuck in the same patterns and producing the same results. If you never venture out of your comfort zone it will keep getting smaller and smaller, until even mundane activities seem daunting. The middle circle is the challenge zone, the place you get to when you dare to step out of your comfort zone. It’s in this zone where growth and learning occur. Here’s the magic bit – the more willing you are to step out of your comfort zone, the bigger the comfort zone gets! If you keep challenging yourself to say...

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Posted by on June 1, 2016 | 0 comments

Top 10 Quotes on Doing Work You Love

Finding your calling is one thing; following it is another. Doing work you love brings with it its own set of challenges; it’s not all fun and games! However, despite all the challenges, the world’s most successful people agree – if you want to do great work, love what you do. Here are 10 great quotes to inspire you to find and do work you love. Enjoy! “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.” ~ Oprah Winfrey “I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something greater than you, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world. ~ Judy Collins “The people who make it to the top — whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos — are addicted to their calling...

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