Monthly Archives: April 2013

Be Grateful!

Every new day is a chance to celebrate your very precious life. When we wake up each day we have a choice to either focus on what is or what isn’t. When we stop being a victim to what isn’t and start being grateful for all that is – life gets a whole lot better. I promise! I reckon a few minutes of gratitude beats the alternative of waking up like this: Oh great (sarcastically) it’s morning! Oh it’s you! (Look sideways at your partner) I’m so tired, how am I going to get through today! I’ve got so much to do – life sucks! Ho hum – another day another dollar…
Role on the weekend! OMG it’s only Wednesday! I just want to go back to sleep! Being grateful is the first step to keeping what you want to keep in your life. If we focus on what we do have at the start of each day, it has an enormous positive impact on our day ahead. The trick is to begin each day spending a few minutes giving gratitude within minutes after you wake – whilst you are still lying in bed. Find several things to be grateful for. Who knows you may even glance beside you and give…

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Cure Mental Paralysis With Physical Activity!

Self-doubt can paralyse and hold us back from finding fulfilment. The surest way to manage self-doubt is to move forward and take action despite our negative mindset. One year, at the Pittard Australasian Real Estate Awards, I remember sitting with my team, watching the winners go up on stage and feeling inspired. We decided we wanted our office to have that success.
 
Although the desire was strong there was an underlying fear. Fear of whether we could do it and fear of the disappointment if we didn’t get there – particularly considering our starting point was a sales office that had never exceeded $75,000 net profit per year! My new appointment as leader that year brought opportunity – but there were doubts.
 
Regardless of these doubts we set two specific targets: 1. to reach $300,000 net profit by the end of the next financial year. 2. to win The Most Improved Office of The Year at the next awards. We had a lot of work to do but it all started with the belief that it was possible followed by the decision to act. It was a challenging year but we pushed through. After 12 months the sales team of three made an astounding…

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Check In To A Better Life!

A valuable productivity tip is to create something once and use it often – like a checklist. It may take a bit of time up front BUT we save lots of time later. The create once and use often strategy saves time, energy, headspace and money plus reduces stress and allows you to get the things done that matter. Here’s why!
  Checklists for routine tasks mean you don’t have to start at the beginning every time wasting precious time. We reduce our ‘to-do’ lists to one off tasks not repeat tasks!
 
The simplest way to set up a checklists is on an excel spreadsheet and place them where you can use them easily. For example; the shopping checklist in your wallet, the packing checklist in your bedroom, the best recipe checklist in the pantry, the children’s activities checklist in their rooms and the work targets and results checklist in the office. In How To Have It All I’ve listed 16 checklists ideas that will help you increase your productivity.
 
By being organised with good systems in place we can
: * Reduce stress and maintain order over chaos * Focus on high value tasks. * Leverage our time by allocating tasks to others * Drive productivity and form great…

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It’s Never Too Late!

No matter what your age or experience, it’s never too late to find a way to spend your days the way you want to. You’ve got to admire those who see something they want, and put aside all constraints to go for it. Patti had been a bookkeeper for forty years. She kept fit by going to the gym. Nine years ago, she thought how wonderful it would be to work as a personal trainer, but she just left the idea sitting in her mind for several years, thinking I’m too old, it’s too late. Then three years ago at the age of sixty-two, she decided to pursue her long-time dream and become a personal trainer. She made a plan and began to put money aside every week until she had the funds to do the course.
 
Today she is living her dream and doing work that she loves, with people she loves and you can tell. As my personal trainer you can feel and see that she is incredibly committed to and passionate about her clients. Patti talks about the great sense of achievement and fulfilment she has after rejecting her own self-limiting beliefs and taking the steps to make her dream…

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Spend Time With The RIGHT People!

One way to hinder achievement and life satisfaction is to spend time with the wrong people. By wrong people I don’t mean bad – just people who may be negative, unfocussed and try to drag you down into their drama. Spend time with the right people! All of us get to choose what time we spend with which people. How many times have you said yes to seeing someone who doesn’t make you feel great about who you are and where you are heading in your life? Or have you ever gone somewhere and regretted that you went – because you know there are much better ways to spend your time?
 
Some people can deplete us, drain us of precious time, energy and positivity and distract us from what we value. It doesn’t mean we can never see these people (which can be hard when some of them are family!) but we need to learn how to keep them at “arms length.” When you feel the drain happening you need to be strong, focus on your values and intentions and have the courage to say no. Walk away from negative conversations, don’t gossip and introduce upbeat topics when possible – it may not always work but often…

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