Monthly Archives: February 2017

Trusting the unknown path ahead

When it comes to success, there is one element that has a big impact. Trust is an essential and powerful ingredient for success momentum. Taking the next courageous step; them trusting the sometimes-unknown path ahead is key. When I resigned from my life as a real estate office leader I knew it was the right decision. However I didn’t know what the next step was going to be. It was a tough six months, but I decided I needed time to make the right next decision. I looked after myself — with meditation, exercise, the right books, good support, and loving friends — and started to find peace. But there was still no decision on what I would be doing for work. The savings were being used up and the pressure was being felt financially. I was just managing to keep the properties. Despite these external forces, I could feel in advance that I would find my new purpose. I had trust that everything would be okay despite the fact the path ahead was mostly unknown. All of a sudden I had a desire to write the solutions to the problems many faced. I would write for hours every day — not knowing who…

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The gifts that come from the no’s

One of the quickest ways to destroy belief is by worrying about what other people think and say. And when you have a clear vision you are more resilient with the no’s. When I made the decision to leave my real estate office to follow my vision, I knew there would be times when I would miss my old real estate life. I knew there would be times of being tempted to return – before I saw evidence of success in my new life. I made a decision to change my name. After 44 years of being known as Christina Conias, successful real estate leader in my area, I decided to start using my married name. This was to prevent me from wanting to go back to my old life when things got tough. Many didn’t understand this. But in that first year when the pressures of a new game were upon me, many advised me to go back to real estate. I knew that changing my name was the right thing to do. I was now Christina Guidotti — unknown by name (then), but with 44 years experience to share and with loads of belief, conviction and commitment. My first…

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Making your contribution

As True Believers we come together to make a contribution — to make a difference in the world. When we get ourselves right we are then in the best position to help others and to contribute to making this world that little bit better as a result of our contribution. It’s why we, as True Believers, have such a responsibility and opportunity to influence. But I’m certain that it starts with us — getting ourselves right first – I think that’s ethical. Self first is never selfish when you want to help others. I am very fulfilled when I sit with my clients and I see their newfound hope and possibility for a better life, their new purpose, excitement and gratitude for their new journey. In those moments we share, I know how they feel because I have been there myself. This is such an intensely rewarding part of my own journey now — helping others to find fulfilment as I have. Maya Angelou has said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” True Believers are generous and look for opportunity to contribute. Being in a…

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A game of make-believe

Since I was a young child I loved to play the game of make-believe. Playing dress-ups and choosing to be someone different for a time was so much fun. I began to realise that you could use your imagination and feel the joy of a different reality in all areas of your life. But what was most evident was how it helped me to make that vision a reality. At 10 years of age, I remember sitting on morning school parade. The highlight was seeing the school marching band come in — with all their instruments. But it wasn’t the band I admired — it was the drum majorette. She was the leader of the marching band and I sat and imagined what it would be like to hold that position, to hold the baton, marching in formation with everyone following, blowing the whistle and shouting out the next tune. So I visualised myself as the drum majorette, used positive delusion as my fuel, and got to work first learning the easiest instrument in the band — the fife. I practiced hard — still feeling the joy of what it would be like to be the leader. Even as a…

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