Monthly Archives: September 2016

SUSTAIN YOUR MOJO

Success is about being smart and dedicating time for not just work, but play and rest-time. We want to have fun — but not at the expense of our results. And we don’t want to work at the expense of our fun. Equally, without rest neither work nor play can be sustained long term. Our mojo is that special magic that keeps us moving forward and bouncing back after a setback. Sustain your mojo by creating a healthy combination of work, rest and play driven by a sense of purpose. We must take well-deserved time out if we are to maintain our mojo. In 2014, I was so grateful for a special holiday when I travelled with my family, my mum and dad and my brother and sister’s families.  We saw the house in Chios where my father was born and got to embrace the culture in authentic Greek style.  Holiday experiences can create lifelong memories — the action, the down time and all the meaningful connections with what matters.  Of course when you return from a good holiday (good being one where you did holiday and not work) you are recharged in both body and mind and ready to…

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PLAY A GAME OF MAKE BELIEVE

It’s one thing to know what you believe, know what you value and know what’s important, but believers use trust, hope and resilience to manage the constant stream of doubt that potentially weakens their vision. Believers are aware of their current reality and they also use positive delusion to fuel belief until the evidence of success shows up. Positive delusion helps them to feel it in advance and protects their belief as they bridge the gap between where they are currently and where they want to be. It’s like playing a game of make believe until success appears. So belief in the early stages is a truth without proof. It’s like a force of nature that is powerful for a believer. Belief can be affected by both internal and external factors. Internal factors are what are going on inside the mind and external factors are what are going on around you — other people and situations. Believers manage their internal environment well and save energy navigating the constantly changing external environment. The key for the believer is to have trust that their vision will one day become a new reality. Positive delusion will help you get there.   Every Minute…

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DAILY GRATITUDE

So we have set out to create our life masterpiece and have great vision for what it will look like. But don’t forget to be grateful for all that you do have now. What are you grateful for? Of course this list may change daily, but let’s decide what we are grateful for today? My What-I–am-Grateful-For List 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Here is mine for today: What I am grateful for my health all the love in my life laughter the sun shining the view from my writing desk doing the work I love, the way I love my tribe — working with people I love my ability to accept others for how they are courage to live the life I choose how my kids look out for each other Being grateful is the first step to keeping what you want to keep in your life. If we focus on what we do have at the start of each day, it has an enormously positive impact on our day ahead. Remember, the trick is to begin each day spending a few minutes giving gratitude within minutes after you wake — while you are still…

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BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON

 The story of Helen Keller is well known — a woman who at the age of 19 months became deaf and blind. But it’s the story of her teacher, Anne Sullivan that is truly remarkable. At the age of 21 Anne Sullivan began tutoring six-year-old Helen Keller. Helen was left deaf, blind and mute from a childhood illness. Anne Sullivan was frustrated, having no way to communicate with Helen Keller, whose behaviour was wild and totally out of control — some said “animal like”. Anne had a vision and a belief that she could help Helen, even though it took great persistence managing Helen’s many wild tantrums. What many may not know is that Anne herself had had nine operations to help her own failing eyesight prior to working with Helen. She knew how important her own sight was and had compassion for the young child many wanted to put into an asylum. Anne showed courage and much belief, conviction and commitment towards her vision that one day Helen would be able to communicate with others. Anne held this belief on behalf of a girl who couldn’t yet see that it was possible. Anne became famously known as The Miracle…

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