Monthly Archives: February 2013

Recovery – The Only Option

Life is full of highs and lows – but let’s hope more highs. In the last few years was there a tough period for you – a time when you were down in the dumps? Maybe you’re still doing it tough. Unfortunately the events, which determine these tough times, can sometimes be out of our control. What is in our control is how we choose to move forward after the tough time – how we decide to recover. Recovery
 
 When setbacks happen it’s important to handle them quickly. If we stay down in the valley for too long, it becomes a difficult place to leave and a safe place to stay. We linger in the tough times when the fear to act is greater than the discomfort of not acting. However some incredibly courageous decisions can happen in the tough times. A wonderful, unexpected gift  I’ve seen many people at their lowest point find the greatest and most unexpected gifts through their setbacks. Failures and setbacks may teach you valuable lessons that you might never have learnt otherwise. I say may because too often we don’t learn from where we have been. Learn and grow from your setbacks to find life’s supreme gifts.
 
As we are pulled, pushed and…

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Results Rock – Excuses Do Not!

I have a declaration to make – I cringe when people make excuses!  I’ve seen how making excuses can adversely affect life. When we make excuses we are saying that we are not responsible and that someone or something else is. I’m big on taking responsibility and I do cringe at excuses. I think you should too. Most people strive to create a better life and although we know what action needs to be taken sometimes we make excuses to avoid doing what needs to be done. Do these sound familiar? I have to wait until… I just don’t feel like it… I don’t have the tools to… I can’t because… It’s not my fault…. It’s not my problem…. If only they had… It’s too late now… I don’t have time….. Nothing identifies a mediocre person more quickly than excuses. Successful people strive towards a result without excuses. Confront your own excuses and take more responsibility.  Own up to your shortfalls and instead of “if only” say “next time I’ll do better”.
 
We are all leaders as parents, friends and team members. As a leader it’s really important to not make excuses. We must lead by example to see the world…

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Declutter Your Life – Quickly!

Decluttering is an essential productivity tool. Remove the clutter and see the path ahead. Live with clutter and live with obstacles. Highly productive people declutter quickly. Pave the way to Success
 It’s time to pave the way to success by spring-cleaning the clutter in your life. When heading in a valued direction, you need to clear the path. Like a pregnant woman who knows the baby is coming and spring-cleans the house, we too need to go through every area of life to get sorted to make life easier.
 
As we move in a valued-based direction we need to make sure the path is as smooth as possible and the environment is right. Getting really organised is paramount to being productive. When there is an obstacle in your way, you can go around it, climb over it, go under it or move it – all productivity suckers! We need to identify what the physical and mental clutter is and remove it once and for all.
 
Once the clutter is out of mind and sight we can think, see and act more clearly. Have you got clutter in your life and said, “I’ll get to that someday?” Well today is that someday – make…

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The Why In Self-discipline!

Self – discipline is an essential ingredient for life satisfaction. Without self- discipline we would only do the things we wanted to do, when we wanted to, giving us short bursts of satisfaction. Top achievers have the ability to do the things they know should be done, even when they don’t want to do them. Why? Exactly that – you have to have a strong “why.” Self-discipline comes from having a strong “why” in relation to the reason we do things. This comes from clarity around our values and taking action. One of the top values that my clients consistently share is their health. That’s no surprise. What is surprising is that although health is of extremely high value it is very often extremely low on the to do list. The top priority is getting low action. There is an absence of their compelling reason, the “why”. Self- discipline comes as a result of finding your “why.” Self-discipline becomes the driving force towards reaching our desired destination – after we have decided what really matters. Any discomfort associated with doing the action takes a backseat. Scenario: It’s morning – the alarm goes off! You turn it off. Decision time. Get…

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