Posted by on December 6, 2017 | 1 comment

Don’t Believe the Lies You Tell Yourself

Your stories aren’t “the truth”. None of our stories are. They are merely the way we’ve chosen to interpret the events and experiences of our lives. Here’s one of mine. When I was in kindergarten my classmates and I would often sing songs as a group, led by one of our teachers. I was six-years-old, full of beans, and never missed an opportunity for good ol’ self-expression. On this particular occasion, I closed my eyes as the singing began. The song was one of my favourites, and I belted out the tune with the rest of my classmates. My six-year-old self was having a blast, loving every minute of the performance! Then I noticed that something seemed odd. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something had definitely shifted. Gingerly, I opened my eyes, and to my horror I saw that everyone had stopped singing. Instead they were all staring at me as if I’d lost my marbles! I got a scolding from the teacher for singing so loudly,...

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Posted by on November 29, 2017 | 0 comments

7 Strategies to Cultivate Self-mastery

Every day I get up and face my demons. They are the ones who whisper, “That’s a rubbish idea.” “Who cares what you think!” “Who do you think you are?” It’s an incessant chorus that aims to keep me from showing up fully as myself and doing the work I am here to do. We all have them, these inner demons. Success depends on our willingness to face them head-on and to master ourselves so that we transcend the forces that are working to hold us back. Self-mastery is often thought of as self-control, the ability to use personal will to avoid the temptations that threaten to derail you. While self-control is part of it, self-mastery is more than that. It is founded on an unwavering faith that it is within your capacity to envision possibilities for your life and to achieve them. So, how do you cultivate self-mastery? Here are 7 principles to put into practice: Know yourself. Who are you? What do you want? What makes you...

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Posted by on November 2, 2017 | 1 comment

What Do You Want?

  What do you want? It’s a pretty simple question, right? So why is it that the answer is often far from simple? Here’s a quick tip to help you get clear on what you really want: What insights open up for you by asking the question in a different way? The important questions in life needn’t be the most complicated. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of how we approach the questions. So, what do you want? Let me know in the comments below. Share...

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Posted by on October 19, 2017 | 0 comments

How to Overcome Your Greatest Obstacles

Every story has a hero and a villain. The villain is the one in the way, threatening to disrupt and ultimately destroy the hero’s plans. The villain is cunning and manipulative, and will often use deception to get past the hero’s defenses. It is the persistent hero, who picks herself up after each fall, who ultimately triumphs. We are each the heroes of our own journeys, working hard to achieve our goals and make our dreams come true. However, we are also often our most formidable villains, standing in the way of our own success. What is you inner villain like? Mine is terrified of failure, therefore she pushes herself really hard; checks and double-checks; tends to seek “perfection” and is afraid to try new things… in case she’s not good at them. She’s the one I have to confront when I want to get stuff done. She’ll moan: “Will it work?” “Are you sure?” “Is there more you can do?” “How about an extra hour on preparation?” She...

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Posted by on October 5, 2017 | 0 comments

10 Life-Changing Quotes on Personal Transformation

Personal transformation is the quest we all embark on as human beings, either willingly when we choose to embrace the journey, or we are dragged kicking and screaming by the circumstances we face. Here are 10 life-changing quotes to to empower and inspire you on your journey: “We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” – LeeAnn Taylor The journey of transformation is never ending. We transform and evolve as we open ourselves fully to all that life has to teach us. “To change who you are change who you think you are.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie As human beings we make up stories about who we are and then we defend those stories as if they are the truth! Dare to create a new story for yourself and your life, and live into it with courage. “Expansion of character is connected to expansion of destiny.” – James Tarantin Transformation of our outer world begins with transformation of our inner world. “Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go,...

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Posted by on September 13, 2017 | 1 comment

Fail Like You Mean It

What am I doing telling you to fail? Well, there’s meaning in my madness. This is what I mean when I encourage you to fail like you mean it: Dare. Many people have lofty dreams but never get round to giving them a go. They are afraid to fail; some even fear success because of the added responsibility it might entail. Nothing will happen if you don’t dare; neither failure nor success. Is that really what you want? Take action. Nothing demonstrates commitment like action. Too often people take only tentative steps in the direction of their dreams; they hold back “in case”. Nothing changes without action. Jump in and do what it takes to turn your dream into reality. Half-hearted measures yield half-baked results. Believe in yourself. There are no guarantees. You could put in massive action and still find that you don’t succeed. Believing in yourself will keep you going even when the going gets tough. Get back up. You will fail at something at some point in...

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