Monthly Archives: February 2018

Be the real deal!

Being authentic is a very attractive quality but sharing our true selves can leave us feeling exposed. It takes commitment and courage to be genuine. My advice is to embrace your uniqueness, take a risk, stand out and be the real deal! Why do we hide? For some, it’s easier, safer and more comfortable to put up a façade. Consciously or unconsciously we can be trying to live up to others expectations – whether those expectations actually exist or not! Comparing ourselves to and copying others is a no win situation. When we are trying to be someone else we lose what is special and unique about us. In the pursuit to be like others we lose our authenticity and become a counterfeit copy. An imitation is never as valuable as the real thing. Those who walk their own path are believable, trustworthy and stand out with uniqueness. And in a world of sameness and fitting in – that’s priceless! Decide what’s important to you – your values, your true north and be on your way. Here are some tips to be true: 1. Embrace your uniqueness – love you – warts and all! 2. Don’t hide – live life to the…

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Mirror mirror on the wall

Our relationships are a reflection of who we are – our attitude, values and decisions. Those we choose to surround ourselves with have a significant influence on our life. That being the case a great question to ask (and ask often) is “am I surrounded by those who reflect the best possible me?” According to the Law of Attraction – like attracts like. So if like energy attracts like energy it would make sense to be the person you want to attract. As Winston Churchill said, the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty, attracting like-minded, winning attitudes. On the flip side remember, misery loves company and so often victims attract other victims in a high-energy, powerful but not so attractive world of drama. And being surrounded by many does not guarantee you have attracted the right people. Look around – who are you keeping company with? Is your energy attracting the right energy? And a final thought. It’s best to love the one you’re with first – that’s you! So work on making your reflection beautiful to you because there’s nothing more attractive than someone happy in her or his own skin. Then, before too long and without much effort you will attract crowds of similarly…

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Compare NOT!

To compare can sometimes motivate, but more often it distracts us from focusing on what really matters. It’s rarely helpful to look sideways at what others might have or be doing. My advice is – STOP Comparing! Kylie, a 31 year-old mother of three children under the age of three, is non-stop all day long! She loves being a mum and is considering a fourth child. However, there is another feeling underneath. Sometimes Kylie compares herself with women in the paid workforce and wishes that were her juggling family and work. Kylie has a strong desire to help people live healthier lives with organic food and chemical-free products – she would love to get paid work in the area of her passion. Kylie and I explored the feeling of being pulled in different directions. I shared that these feelings and pulls were common among a lot of mums and dads. We talked about the immense value she is providing to her children at this moment in time. When in comparison mode, Kylie was questioning her self-worth and not valuing her role as a mum. I explained that sometimes the grass on the other side only appears greener. When she stopped comparing she was once again able…

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Do all that matters

Time and energy are two of our most valuable resources. But it is not the time we have; it is what we do with our time that counts. Even if our days were 36 hours long many would still be feeling busy and stressed. When we respect time and learn how to use our time effectively we create energy – the precious by-product that has a huge impact on our life satisfaction. Neen James, a leadership expert helps others to be more influential, impactful and effective. Her keynote address and book Folding Time teaches how to achieve twice as much in half the time. Neen says it’s not about managing time, it’s about folding time and the way you do that is being accountable for your time and the people around you. It’s about engaging differently to give people the gift of your undivided attention and leveraging your energy so that you bring this powerful force into every opportunity. She’s spot on! A good energy level is infectious and makes us more influential – it’s a very attractive commodity. We need this energy to have it all – to live with our best health, wealth and relationships. But all too often, the problem of capacity comes up. People…

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