Monthly Archives: December 2015

A True Believers New Year!

So it’s a new year! Ask anyone who has reached a high level of success in their personal or work life and you will hear their stories of effort, courage, persistence and resilience. Their cool, calm and collected exterior may make it all look like it’s been easy but once you hear the back story you know that their journey has had its fair share of bumps in the road. So how do True Believers make each year an extraordinary success? • They get on with it rather than just talking about it. • They get the things done that matter. • They take responsibility for their life. • They are focused on a clear path ahead. • They use their power of belief, conviction and commitment. The True Believers True Believers know that their dreams will come true, They wake grateful each day knowing HOW starts with you. True Believers think BIG, upwards and higher, They believe, have conviction, commit and inspire! True Believers work hard from morn until late, They juggle so much without drama or complaint. True Believers give lots – sometimes even too much, They fight for what’s right with love and a touch. True Believers…

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Fun times!

Working toward the life you want takes courage, discipline, persistence and commitment. Although moving ahead in the right direction with focus is admirable, sometimes we can become too serious which is not such an attractive quality for success. Sure, success is a serious matter, but the way to serious success can also be fun. “Have more fun” is not the usual advice given to those on a success mission and neither is it essential to success. But for those who want success more quickly, with fulfilment and sustainable outcomes, my advice is to seek out a fun way to work towards success. How much fun are you really? On a scale of 1 to 10 what would others say about you? Do you need to fun up a bit? Here’s why fun is the way to go, fun people: • are likeable! • are a magnet and attract lots of good stuff! • get invited to the party more often — opportunities galore! • bounce back — resilience brings momentum! • influence — making the world a better place! And, here’s one that’s no laughing matter. Did you know that scientific evidence points to the fact that laughter — which…

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Make the decision to thrive

In a poor environment, why do some thrive while others languish? I’ve experienced several market changes, but none more memorable than the Global Financial Crisis. At the time, others insisted that we wouldn’t maintain our high profits in a market where approximately 30% of offices were ready to close. The media was heavily publicising economic problems, and it would have been easy to blame the market, accept that we could not maintain our results and begin a period of poor outcomes and income. We made the decision not to blame the market. The Australia-wide real estate results in our group proved that winning offices were not affected in this poor market. Those in the top 100 in the boom were still in the top 100 in the tough market — we couldn’t use the market as an excuse. We quickly made a decision not to settle. We adopted the mantra, “We are market proof — results not excuses.” We couldn’t change the market, but as a team we made three decisions to limit our exposure to the negative market hype: 1. We stopped reading the paper and watching the news — choosing only to hear radio news headlines. We had…

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Find your vocation

For many, work is just work — a job, a means to an end, a way to pay the bills. To me this is terribly sad and makes it difficult to live with fulfilment. But for some, work is their passion — their vocation — it pays the bills and it is also fulfilling. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else…The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! – Earl Nightingale The fact is that the high cost of living, combined with our desire to have more and more, can mean we are under constant pressure to get ahead. When we are aware of what we need to live and what it will cost to get the extra things we want, we often experience fear, which may either help us to achieve or hinder our progress. In the short-term, fear of not meeting our commitments may motivate us, but in the long-term, there are negative consequences to being driven by fear — including stress. When we work each day and when work is our passion, we…

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True Believer JK Rowling

There are many stories of True Believers who have created their own success masterpiece. But we don’t always hear their backstory — what it took to get to the success and what they learnt along the way. Their lessons can give valuable insights and inspire us on our own journey. J.K. Rowling is the billionaire woman behind the Harry Potter empire. She is the first self-made billionaire author in history, having sold more than 400 million books in 69 languages across 200 countries. With the popularity of her seven book Harry Potter series she is known to have done more for literacy than any other author on the planet. The Harry Potter movie blockbusters are the highest grossing movies in history, bringing in $5.3 billion. Her massive success is an inspiring story of a woman with a vision who made her dream a reality. The backstory Born in Yate, England in 1965, J.K. Rowling started out with a modest life. Her mother died when she was 25, sending her into depression. She moved to Portugal, married and had a daughter. Later she separated and moved to Scotland, spiralling further into depression and trying to survive on welfare. Diagnosed with clinical…

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