Monthly Archives: July 2015

Number one priority

Our health, physical, mental and spiritual, has a big influence on our fulfilment and enables us to feel good, to live the life we want, for as long as possible. But sometimes it’s not until our health fails, or delivers a crisis, that we really appreciate what’s at stake and give our health the respect it deserves. Good health gives us choices for life. I think that no one would dispute that health should be the number one priority. While many agree health is important, their actions towards living a healthy life are below par. So why do many make lifestyle choices that don’t support good health? Sitting with clients we complete a thorough assessment to establish their fulfilment rating across all areas of their life. Health is most often an area that is drained, and with further analysis, which sabotages other areas like wealth and relationships. At first glance poor health may seem due to poor nutrition, bad habits, not enough exercise, too much stress or not enough sleep. We state common reasons for poor choices being “too busy”, “no time”, and “not enough energy” to take action towards good health. But by going deeper and discovering what lies…

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The power of belief

It’s no surprise that one of the three superpowers of a True Believer is belief. Belief is often where we have vision without proof. Belief, even without the evidence, gives us certainty, confidence in the existence of something. 1. Vision — what’s important In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful I Have a Dream speech to over 250,000 people – a speech that still inspires today. Later King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The speech is significant in demonstrating the power to create a better reality through the idea of a dream — a belief in a better tomorrow. Many said his dream would never become a reality. But during this time African Americans achieved more progress toward racial equality than in the previous 350 years. Never underestimate the power of one person’s vision — of hope, freedom, justice, peace, or any vision — to effect change. Deciding what is truly important is how we create our vision. 2. Reality — manage doubt When we have a strong vision we have certainty and belief — without a shadow of doubt — that we will get there. But with every belief and vision comes…

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Diminisher to multiplier

Each event in life has the possibility of sustaining or draining us. And although there are many factors that affect our well being, a negative outlook and the accompanying emotions are a good barometer of how we are going. When we are tired, sad, angry, guilty, fearful or worried, this is draining. A long period of being drained prevents us from being fulfilled and can lead to serious problems in our health, relationships and work. Those who exhibit such a negative attitude are the Diminishers. They cause decline within themselves and those around them by diminishing or lessening the value of everything. Feeling drained and causing drain, they make statements such as: • I feel — they make me feel — hopeless. • I feel — they make me feel — unsupported. • I feel — they make me feel — exhausted. • I feel — they make me feel — unhappy. • I feel — they make me feel — angry. • It’s not my fault — it’s their fault! These statements cause further decline as they: • keep us in drama believing things are worse than what they really are • keep us in denial believing the problem…

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Courageous you

So what stops us from taking action? It’s often fear that stops us from acting. We don’t act in order to avoid hearing the “no” or to avoid failure and rejection. A University of California survey reports that on average a child less than one year old will hear the word “no” 400 times a day! The number is high as they often hear it a few times in a row — no, no, no! And by the time we are five we hear the word more than 40, 000 times. That’s a word we are very familiar with and one as adults we can be scared of. True Believers are more resilient to the no’s and rejection and are less fearful in asking for what they want. For the True Believer a no received can be reframed as a not yet, as they focus on the belief that one day they will get a yes. Rather than giving up after hearing a no, it’s about trusting that with more action the vision of what they want will soon become a reality. In the words of Thomas Edison, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close…

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