Monthly Archives: December 2013

When Impatience Is A Virtue!

Impatience is often criticised not praised. But I believe it’s an admirable quality as when you are impatient you are driven towards the things you value. This restlessness may be just what’s needed to bridge the gap between where you are currently and where you want to be. Patience, if left unchecked, can be a disguise for complacency, mediocrity and procrastination. Impatience is a virtue when it drives you to bridge the gap. Dr Russ Harris in The Reality Slap says that on one side is the reality we have, and on the other is the reality we want. And the bigger the gap between those two realities, the more painful the feelings that will arise: envy, jealousy, fear, disappointment, shock, grief, sadness, anger, anxiety, outrage, dread, guilt, resentment; perhaps even hatred, despair or disgust. And, whereas the slap is usually over quickly, the gap can persist for days, weeks, months, years and even decades.  When it comes to living life we can’t be too patient as within the gap between where we are now and where we want to be lies much that can sabotage our success. So impatience is not so much about getting to your destination faster (although sometimes that’s a bonus)…

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Holiday homework!

Holidays are a time to stop for a while, relax and have fun. This is when our autopilot, that often gets us through each day, can be turned off. It’s time when we take over the controls and consciously think about what really matters. So here’s something for you to think about – some holiday homework! What lights you up? Holidays are a perfect time to answer this question – when you’re in a better mindset to find your truth about what you really want. The fact is that many strive for fulfillment but it often escapes them. I believe it’s because too many hours are spent doing the things that don’t light us up. Many finish school, spend years studying and then spend decades in a job they don’t like simply because they spent years studying. When on autopilot we rarely question what we do or where we are headed and later discover the truth – that we aren’t actually happy. It’s an all too common life story with much unnecessary turbulence! Do your holiday homework and list down what’s really important – what lights you up. When we engage in things that light us up, that are important…

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Little Clues have BIG Impact!

Chances are you are getting ready for an extraordinary new year ahead. Me too! But before leaping forward, don’t miss a crucial step taken by the highly successful – those currently celebrating the year just gone. As one year closes, it’s time to reflect on what has past as this is where little clues lie that have a BIG impact on making next year one worth remembering. Reflect on your last twelve months – how did you go with your health, relationships and wealth creation? Which areas did you rock and which need more attention? Write some notes, draw a mind map or create a slide show on the year that was – reflect on the good, the not so good and all that went in between. Ask yourself where did you invest your
 
Time?
 Energy? 
Attention?
 Learning? 
Support?
 Finances? What makes a BIG impact is how we use the little clues from the past to guide us on our journey. We need to take responsibility and be active by celebrating what worked and acknowledging what didn’t. This helps us know where to invest ourselves for success. Using this formula we can create a destination of choice and not let time and opportunities pass us by. Success…

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Hours of progress

Working long hours does not necessarily bring productivity and fulfilment. It’s not the number of hours that matters it’s what is within those hours and are they filled with growth and progress? With 12 years in real estate under my belt I’ve certainly worked my fair share of long hours! However as a leader I strived to make each day full of hours of progress not just hours. I had one of the most profitable offices in Australia and NZ and part of our success was that we worked to a five-day plan of effective hours. Equally important were the hours of progress in other areas of our lives such as health, relaxation, fun and relationships. Make every hour count by working towards what you value like your: – physical and mental health -personal development and learning – spirituality – family relationships – quality friendships – relaxation and good sleep – recreation and fun! – work achievements – financial freedom – growth through challenge It is about the time we spend creating hours of growth and progress towards what we value that matters. This is where fulfilment lies. For that reason I recommend we work 24 hours of progress every…

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Commitment!

The power of personal promise and commitment are foundations of fulfilment. When we learn to reject our excuses we then commit to a life that rocks! I have a confession to make. My BIGGEST cringe is excuses! That’s for excuses I make and that others make too. I guess you might say I have an excuse radar that I use on myself and others all the time. This radar helps me identify excuses so they don’t sabotage attempts for success.
 
As a wife, business leader and mum of two teenagers the filter over what I teach and how I teach is commitment. I strongly believe that the power of personal promise and commitment are foundations of fulfilment.
 
Many decide what they want in life but then seem to break into two groups: * Those who decide and don’t take effective action. * Those who decide, then commit and take effective action! It’s not about working harder or longer (as we all know where that leaves us); it’s about effective action.
 Here is my commitment model and what I believe it takes to live a life of achievement and fulfilment. Commit to taking responsibility – reject excuses! Commit to staying focused – make the right choices!…

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