Posted by on January 26, 2017 | 0 comments

5 Ways You May be Sabotaging Your Dreams… And What to do Instead

Do you ever feel as if all your hard work isn’t getting you anywhere? You’ve put in the late nights; taken the extra courses to improve your skills; you’ve even learned to network like a pro. You’re doing all the “right” things. So why is it taking so long? Sometimes we sabotage our dreams without even being aware that we are doing it. Here are 5 common ways you may be sabotaging your dreams: 1. By keeping your dreams a secret. I’m a firm believer in the value of incubating dreams – holding them close to your heart as they take form, before sharing them with the world. However, when it comes to turning those dreams into reality, it’s wise to share them. You need to hear yourself verbalising what’s in your heart. And you will need people in your corner when the going gets tough. A word of caution: only share your dream with people who will support you, such as your coach, mentor or “cheerleader” friend. Stay...

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Posted by on January 18, 2017 | 2 comments

No One Said It Would Be Easy

I’ve come to realise that life isn’t easy. I say it’s a realisation because I think, like many people, I thought that if I did the right things – worked hard, paid my taxes, obeyed the law – that I could dodge the tragedies and disappointments that life dishes up from time to time. But I haven’t managed to dodge challenges, and neither will you. Sh*t happens. That’s just how life rolls. What matters is who you are going to be about it. Will you allow every disappointment to mean that what you do makes no difference? Will you focus on the petty details or the bigger picture? Will you do what you can to the best of your ability and leave others to do their bit? Will you treat each day as a gift? Because it is. No one said this life business was going to be easy. Your job is to face each challenge as it comes, to celebrate the successes and to learn from the failures....

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 | 0 comments

4 Life-Changing Habits to Cultivate

Right now motivation levels are high for many people. Resolutions have been made; gym memberships have been renewed; and “new year, new me” affirmations are plastered all over the walls. It’s that time of year when the months ahead hold the promise of targets met and dreams fulfilled. If you have big dreams for yourself for this year, you cannot depend on feeling “psyched” to keep you moving forward. Sooner or later motivation wanes, and the best way to ensure that your dreams don’t fade with it is by having powerful habits. Here are 4 life-changing habits to cultivate this year: Intention Many people live life on auto-pilot. Things “happen to” them and they “fall into” situations. Circumstances dictate the course of their lives, and they feel powerless to make the changes they desire. Cultivating the habit of intention is about taking responsibility for your life and the direction you would like it to take. And it starts with knowing what you want. Make time every day to focus...

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Posted by on January 5, 2017 | 4 comments

The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need to Make

It’s that time of the year when people are going back to work and facing the reality of day-to-day life after the headiness of the festive season. This is also the time when the lofty aspirations we made so enthusiastically on New Year’s Day stare us in the face, demanding our attention. Some of those resolutions might now seem “unrealistic” or even inappropriate. These first few weeks of the year are notorious for spelling the death of countless lofty dreams. If you are already asking yourself how you are going to achieve all that you’ve set out to do this year, here’s a straight-forward resolution that will serve you throughout the year, irrespective of the tasks or challenges you face: To show up as yourself. It may not sound like much. It’s certainly not a grand declaration about making millions or doing a triathlon. However, showing up authentically as ourselves in every situation is probably one of the biggest challenges we face as human beings. After all, showing up...

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