Monthly Archives: December 2012

It’s Time To Think!

Congratulations – for all your success or maybe for your survival! One fact is true – last year is done and dusted. It’s time for a fresh start. Whether you’re on holidays or back at work this time of year brings a unique opportunity to think about the ‘what’s next’. Now is the time to think about what would make a happy year ahead. A great way to begin this thought process is to decide what’s important to you. Now and throughout the year find silence in each day Quality thinking is most effective when we find silence and stillness in each day – a time to replenish our body, mind and soul. This is an ideal time to relax our mind, listen to ourselves and create quality thinking. We all suffer sensory overload. Many are addicted to this constant stimulation – craving contact, connection and activity of any sort all of their waking hours. Sometimes this addiction means we are actually quite uncomfortable to be in silence and alone with our thoughts. But we all need a little time to unplug from the world… literally. There’s no better time than now – to find time to create some stillness and think…

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Building Better Relationships

In our hectic, fast moving world we often rush around with little regard for those surrounding us. Over time this lack of connection can cause relationships to breakdown. Yet there is a simple and effective solution. A smile, a kind word and a caring ear can build better relationships… maybe even change the world. At work or at home or out and about in your community – are there some relationships that need a bit of TLC? Many relationships can be re-invigorated with a few small actions. Smile Have you ever walked along and a stranger smiles at you? We think: Do I know them? Why are they smiling at me? I didn’t smile back, maybe I should have! A smile makes us feel good. An authentic smile radiates warmth that says we are open. I have known a smile to repair strained marriages, create new relationships and turn average working relationships into strong ones – bonding over a simple smile. When we smile at someone we are seen as: More approachable and open to communicate More attractive and likeable More sociable A kind word  Sometimes the tension between two people is so strong that meaningful communication has ceased. A…

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Choose a Fresh Canvas!

Celebrate or forget? So how was the last 12 months? Was it a year to celebrate or to forget or a bit of both? As we wind down it’s important to take time to review the year that was – before launching into the next one. The way we finish each year helps determine next year’s success – it’s like the first coat of our canvas. Ask yourself…  What achievements am I proud of and how am I going to celebrate these? What didn’t go as planned and why – what can I learn to help me? Choose a fresh canvas Equipped with these answers it’s time to work on our canvas and create a new picture. The four Ds of achievement and fulfilment help you create success by delivering on the promises you make. DECISION DIRECTION DISCIPLINE DESTINATION Leave out any one of these D’s and your picture will be incomplete. For your fresh canvas ask yourself Am I going to be active or passive about my decision-making? If you are active about your decision-making and purposeful about where you are going you will have a clear destination and momentum. You will arrive at your destination on purpose and…

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Crystal Clear Clarity!

What’s important is top priority Having clarity around what you value, what you love, what you treasure and what is most important to you is a massive step towards living a meaningful life. When you have clarity the minds chatter goes away. You can think, speak and act with clarity and focus on what’s important. Your values are important Our values are a powerful driver behind why we do things. When we are focused on our values we have motivation, energy, commitment and productivity. With the “why” strong in our minds, obstacles are surmountable because we continue to move ahead with clarity of thought and action. A measure of success There are so many ways to measure success. I believe success is measured by your ability to live by your values – to live by what’s important to you! So what is important to you? Every Minute Counts and You Can Have It All!™

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