Monthly Archives: February 2015

Change your internal environment

As we set out to create the life we want as a True Believer there are often changes to be made. Why does change sometimes seem so difficult? Given that there are no guarantees that change will be positive (or even possible!), self-doubt and fear can creep in and convince us to bury our ideas. A decision to avoid change is a decision to impede our growth. To be a leader of change takes belief, conviction and commitment. We can also sometimes face loneliness as we disrupt the status quo. We recognise that we have invested our time and resources in habits that do not now support us. But often the hard and painful changes — the growing pains — are the link to our greatest rewards. We may think a change is necessary when we are no longer satisfied with the returns that were once present. However, before we leap in and toss out our routines, job, partner, house, friends and family, we need to stop and be clear about what to change. Before we change our external environment, it’s best to look at the internal environment, as that may be all that needs a tweak or a shift in focus. Ignore the…

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Life lessons

There’s no shortage of advice out there — advice on how to do things cheaper, faster and more effectively. But often our own experiences and expertise provides many of the answers we seek. We can learn from our life lessons. Over the last 20 years as a mum, wife, business owner the three points below have become my mantra – my lessons for living a full and rich life. Life Lesson 1: Look after yourself. Life Lesson 2: Mix with the right people. Life Lesson 3: Take responsibility for the life you want. It’s about self-respect, forming a tribe and taking responsibility for your life. Rather than putting yourself second or third or even last because you “don’t have time”, True Believers know that they have to invest in themselves. With all life’s demands we can find ourselves at the bottom of the list, which causes stress, not only to ourselves, but also on all those close to you. We have to get back to the top of our list or for some just back on the list. These have been my three major life lessons so far but I still I have a lot more to learn! And even…

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Thrive in the long term

The key to thriving in the long-term is beautifully summed up by the Thought Leaders mantra: – do work you love – with people you like – the way you want. My work is my vocation and I get to help others find theirs too. It is a privilege to spend time with motivated people who see the possibility of a better life with greater purpose and with gratitude for their life journey. It’s no surprise that this is the solution to thriving in the long-term. Being inspired by the company you keep gives you energy and stamina to finish. Matt Church, author of Amplifiers and founder of Thought Leaders Global says: Regardless of which model of human behavioural drivers you subscribe to, in its essence a great culture helps us live better, relate to others better, and grow and learn through the community, and gives us a chance to give back or make a difference. Cultures give us something to do, someone to care about and something to hope for. Imagine being part of a tribe, where others believe in you and see the best in you – sometimes even before you believe in yourself. Being part of a community gives you…

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Motivation and the company you keep

Research shows that you can influence your level of motivation. That’s important as motivation greatly determines how we act, and our actions determine the life we enjoy. True Believers are motivated! A crucial factor that contributes to motivation is the company we keep. Keeping company with True Believers rather than Non-believers will greatly influence your level of motivation and your ability to create your success masterpiece. What motivates you? What gives you that get up and go — the drive, the energy, the stamina and the commitment to create amazing outcomes? For the most part motivation is an inner desire to maximise pleasure and minimise pain. As Zig Ziglar said, “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human energy running.” And if motivation is the driving force, the company you keep can determine the quality of the drive or the dollars per litre you choose to pay. The company you keep can have a positive or a negative impact on your motivation. The people around you can:      Affect you — you are influenced by the company you keep      Infect you — you are changed by the company you keep      Define you — you…

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