Monthly Archives: April 2015

Feel your success

Writing down what you want is a powerful and respected success tip, but the words on their own don’t always deliver the desired result. Creating pictures to complement the words are where extraordinary results lie. Success pictures that matter help us to feel success in advance – feeling it in advance is a quality worth having. There’s a lot of truth to the saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, as a picture creates a deep connection — it evokes an emotion and a pull towards the desired outcome. And this feeling can remain long after the written word is read or spoken. Creating pictures of what we want in advance allows us to be in success well before we actually become a success. This fun tool not only fast tracks our achievements but makes the journey all the more fulfilling. Those who have ever reached a target or a goal but felt surprisingly unfulfilled and lacking motivation, who repeat this same rollercoaster routine for a lifetime, may find success pictures offer a smoother ride. There are two types of pictures to create: 1. a physical picture — a collage of photos or images of what you want 2….

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Decide what you really want

Time away from work or time on your own is the perfect opportunity to take over the controls and consciously think about what really matters. This is when the autopilot that often gets us through each day can be turned off. Deciding what you really want is the path to a successful life. Many strive for fulfilment but it often eludes them. Too many hours are spent doing things that don’t light us up. Many spend decades in a job they don’t like. When on autopilot we rarely question what we do or where we are headed and later discover the truth — that we aren’t happy. It’s an all too common story with much unnecessary turbulence! Once we decide and engage with what’s important we find a greater sense of purpose. Then it’s time to declare what we are going for – to undress our ambition. Many women don’t declare their ambitions. Men are reaching for opportunities more than women. Sheryl Sandberg — author of Lean In and speaker in the popular TED talk Too Few Women Leaders — shares her concerns about women in the workplace. Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere…

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Reflecting on the past

Even though we don’t want to live in or dwell in the past, before leaping forward don’t miss a crucial step taken by the highly successful. It’s time to reflect on the past, as this is where little clues lie that have a big impact on creating memories worth holding on to. What are your clues from the past? Spend some time writing down what you have learnt from the past. Then we are truly ready to expire the old stuff, the stuff we no longer need. Like any great structure, the foundations must be strong. We have patterns of behaviour — some serve us and some don’t. The solution is to ramp up those behaviour patterns that serve us and sever those that don’t. We can exist almost unconsciously— unaware of how our actions are knitted into patterns. Consider the last decade and become aware of how your behaviours have affected you in the following areas: emotionally psychologically physically financially Recall times when you were fulfilled, feeling motivated, purposeful and moving in the right direction. What were the patterns or habits you had then? Do you still have them? Mark out the tough times — what were your patterns…

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It’s about progress

Working long hours does not necessarily bring productivity and fulfilment. It’s not the number of hours that matters, it’s what lies within those hours and whether they are filled with growth and progress. 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 full of hours. I led one of the most profitable real estate offices in Australia and New Zealand 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, and growth through challenge. With a definition of success as ‘living a life according to your values’, we spend more hours getting things done that matter and create highly productive hours. When we aim for hours of progress rather than complaining about hours worked, life moves forward — forward with each…

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