Monthly Archives: October 2018

There’s no better investment than YOU!

Being a True Believer takes self-respect. Rather than putting yourself second or third or even last because you “don’t have time”, True Believers know that they have to invest in themselves. With all of life’s demands you can sometimes find yourself at the bottom of the list, which increases stress, not only on you but on those close to you. We have to get ourselves back to the top of our list — or for some, back on the list. In life we give much of ourselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially — to help and support others. Sometimes is it easy to overlook the one person who needs your help and support the most — and that’s you. There’s no doubt that raising children is an exhausting time. I remember, when my kids were little, that solitude was leaning against the shower wall, eyes closed, water running or closing the toilet door for a tranquil moment. For most it’s not easy to achieve some ‘self’ time, mainly because of our nature; our nature is to give to others first. We fear being labelled as selfish if we do focus on ourselves. The act of putting yourself first is not selfish…

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Be clear on your WHY

The True Believer uses the three superpowers of belief, conviction and commitment to reach fulfilment. And although this final step on the growth ladder may not necessarily be easy, the way to get there is simpler than you think. When we consistently grow up and work towards what we want and persist until we arrive we hit our target more often. Before True Believers take aim at a target, they stop and think. They think about why they want to hit their chosen target as without a strong why many miss hitting the target altogether. True Believers get super clear about the why to bring stamina, increase productivity, fuel discipline and to drive them to their desired destination. There are many admirable True Believers who have made a substantial contribution. True Believers who have changed community like Mother Teresa. True Believers who have changed politics like Gandhi and Mandela. True Believers who have changed science like Einstein and Newton. True Believers who have changed entertainment like Disney. True Believers who have changed business like Jobs and Branson. True Believers are loyal and dedicated to a cause they truly believe in. True Believers commit to finish and as a result deliver on the promises they make to themselves. They attract other…

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Commit to finish

Have you ever met a True Believer? I’m not talking the religious or political type. I’m talking about a person with so much belief, courage, conviction and resilience — so much commitment aligned to their values — that they almost don’t waver. These people know their true North. I’ve been studying True Believers for over 30 years. As a little kid at school I would observe those who stood up and led and those who didn’t. I studied those — either with or without authority — who later went on as adults to turn cultures, companies and communities around. I try to be one myself, but more than anything, I have learnt from them. True Believers: get on with it rather than talking about it get the things done that really matter take responsibility and stay out of drama stay focused knowing there will be setbacks deliver on the promises they make to themselves and to others! True Believers may make success look easy. But there is often an interesting back-story to a True Believers success that involves a lot of hard work. While it may look simple to the onlooker there is rarely an easy road to success. True…

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Thrive in the long-term

The key to thriving in the long-term is beautifully summed up by the Thought Leaders mantra: do work you love with people you like the way you want. My work is my vocation and I get to help others find theirs too. It is a privilege to spend time with motivated people who see the possibility of a better life with greater purpose and with gratitude for their life journey. It’s no surprise that this is the solution to thriving in the long-term. Being inspired by the company you keep gives you energy and stamina to finish. Matt Church, author of Amplifiers and founder of Thought Leaders Global says: Regardless of which model of human behavioural drivers you subscribe to, in its essence a great culture helps us live better, relate to others better, and grow and learn through the community, and gives us a chance to give back or make a difference. Cultures give us something to do, someone to care about and something to hope for. Imagine being part of a tribe, where others believe in you and see the best in you – sometimes even before you believe in yourself. Being part of a community gives you greater connection…

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