Monthly Archives: June 2016

FOCUS ON THE VISION

Once we discover how much time is wasted on thoughts of what has happened to us or to others in the past we can consciously focus on our vision. But we are often fixated on an issue or an event that is in the past but is still consuming our thoughts. Expire the old stuff and focus on today and your vision for the future. Take a moment to consider: • What do you constantly worry about? • Who do you complain about? • What event from the past do you always think or talk about? This can be a heavy load to carry. There’s nothing to be ashamed of in admitting that you are caught up. We all go through difficult times — it’s great to realise that we can take responsibility for our lives and move on. Four ways to move the focus from the past to a vision for the future are: 1. Consider what poor quality thoughts are stemming from an issue you are caught up in. 2. Accept whether this situation can or can’t be changed. 3. Choose to unhook those poor quality thoughts. 4. Focus and take action towards making your vision a reality….

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STOP WASTING TIME

One of the major differences between those who succeed and those who don’t is that the former know how. They have learnt to be productive. Life becomes a lot simpler when you know how. Without learning to be productive, you are likely to have a bunch of things you want but never quite get. Being productive increases your motivation as you begin to see the results. Learning how to commit with productivity gets us across the finish line. The most common reason we give for not being productive and not getting things done is, “I don’t have time”. The moment we give a reason and justify why we think, say or do what we do, we hinder the opportunity for change. When we stop giving reasons and start taking responsibility in every minute and every moment then life gets a whole lot better! So what’s your reason for not having time? The statement “I don’t have time” is everywhere — everybody says it at some point. It’s the reason for not getting the things done that matter — like exercise, healthy eating, quality time with loved ones, relaxation, self development and great results at work. What we could say is…

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CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION

For many, the things we wish for remain wishes forever. I know from personal experience that really wanting something and making it real dramatically transforms both your personal and professional life. The one habit of setting value-based directions can be transformational and mean the difference between mediocrity and great fulfilment. There are four steps to take: 1. Decide what your value-based directions are 2. Check in with why you want them. 3. Plan how you are going to achieve them. 4. Stay focused and persist until you get to your desired destination. Choose your destination and keep checking that you are on course — this way you will keep heading in the right direction. Your destination is based on your values and this gives you purpose. The superpowers of belief, conviction and commitment are what help you to persist and get you to the finish line! Every Minute Counts and You Can Have It All!

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Top of your list

Many work long hours and get things done to try to meet all their commitments or to get ahead. Increased choice and demands brings increased stress and more conflict between work and family life. This daily routine is overwhelming for many and becomes a ritual for survival. The World Health Organization reports on the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. For a worker the challenge is to find ways to work smarter and not necessarily harder. Do these sound familiar? • I’m working longer and longer hours with mediocre results. • I run all day long then collapse exhausted into bed at night. • I’ve got no time or energy to exercise. • There’s too little time and energy for the kids and for my partner. • There’s not enough time to see my friends. • All the spare time is taken up doing chores. Workers always feel time poor and struggle to survive, stay well, maintain relationships and pay the bills. With all of life’s demands they often put themselves at the bottom of the list causing increasing stress, not only for themselves, but also for those who are close. Workers get things done but struggle when they don’t…

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