Posted by on April 19, 2017 | 0 comments

How to Live the Dream

A lot of people talk about “living the dream” and here’s what I think they mean: “Someday” they will make it. The business will fly; the house will get bought and the car upgraded. There will be first class flights to exotic destinations where they will sip cocktails on the beach while sunning their sculpted bodies. If you are waiting to live your dream someday, I’m afraid I’ve got bad news for you – that day is a long way off and it may never come. For as long as your dream is anchored somewhere in a distant future – a future none of us can be certain of – then you are likely to spend the foreseeable future chasing a wish. Living your dream starts NOW, in every moment. Think about it as stepping into your dream instead of waiting years for it to come true. Before you protest “but I’m still driving a 10-year-old car and I’m barely covering my monthly expenses”, let me explain. What’s your...

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Posted by on March 1, 2017 | 0 comments

A Great Question to Get Clear on Your Dream

When it comes to your dreams, clarity is power. Unless you are one hundred percent clear on what you want to achieve and how this will impact your life, you run the risk of holding yourself back from doing what it takes, or sabotaging yourself when it looks like things are working out. A great way to gain clarity is to ask yourself: “What will I do the day after my dream has been achieved?” This question is valuable for two reasons: Firstly, it forces you to identify what your “dream achieved” means. What is the measure of success you are after? How will you know when you’ve achieved it? Knowing the answers to these questions allows you to have a clear “prize” you are working towards. Otherwise you will be working in a haze, where you are constantly striving and never arriving. The second reason for asking what you’ll do the day after your dream has been achieved is that it provides you the opportunity to unpack what...

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Posted by on February 8, 2017 | 0 comments

10 Quotes to Ignite Your Passion

When the going gets tough… passion will see you through. It’s important to know what you are doing, and it helps to have a plan for how to do it. However, passion for what you do is the driving force behind your work. Here are 10 quotes on the power of passion to fuel your success: 1. Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. – Oprah Winfrey 2. Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures. – Joseph Campbell 3. You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. – Steve Jobs 4. Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you, and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you. – T. Alan Armstrong 5. Passion is the source of our finest moments....

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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 August 17, 2016 | 0 comments

Powerful Lessons from the Humble Rubik’s Cube

Last weekend I finally figured out how to solve the Rubik’s Cube. I did so much air punching when I finally cracked the code; you would have thought I’d found the cure for cancer! What’s the big deal, you ask? It’s no big deal; certainly not the cube itself. However, the principle behind successfully solving a Rubik’s Cube applies to whatever challenge you are trying to find a solution to or any goal you want to achieve. Here’s how to do it: Start with “why”. For me, it was about my oldest daughter. I bought her the cube a few months ago and neither of us had seriously tried to solve it. Every time it got messed up she would ask one of the older boys at school to solve it for her. Now that didn’t sit well with me. I have two daughters and it is important to me that they know that girls can do anything boys can do. So solving the Rubik’s Cube was about teaching...

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Posted by on May 10, 2016 | 0 comments

How to Make Your Dreams Come True

Ask a group of people how they would go about making their dreams come true, and you will get a jumble of um’s, don’t-know’s and semi-coherent sentences. Ask that same group what they would do if success was guaranteed, and you will get a different set of responses altogether, most likely bold ideas, daring moves and perhaps even quirky suggestions. So the difference, then, is not so much that people don’t know HOW to accomplish their goals, it’s that they fear failing in the process. You have a choice about where to focus your attention – on your fears or on the achievement of your goals. You are never guaranteed success – life simply doesn’t work that way. But by daring you may just make your dreams come true, whereas you will get nowhere if you let the fear of failure stop you from even trying. That’s guaranteed. Share...

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