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Wanting something and then making it a reality will dramatically transform both your personal and professional life. The habit of deciding on, planning for and receiving what you want can mean the difference between a mediocre life and the greatest, most fulfilled life. But wishful thinking alone is not enough. These three steps can assist to make your dream a reality: 1. Decide what you really want 2. Plan how you are going to get there 3. Stay focused and persist until you arrive. And although that may sound simple, in theory it takes the right mindset too. There are thousands of decisions made each day – imagine the impact on your success if our attitude sabotages our decisions. It’s important to say, “how can I”, by focusing on what we want, rather than saying, “this is why I can’t” and focusing on everything from the past and excuses that paralyse the action required to get going. It’s about making the best choice – which doesn’t include making no choice. Often we unconsciously default to a “why I can’t” – a habit that prevents success. If you decide to remain wishful in your thinking, to take no action, you can expect, in 12 months time, your life to be the same as…

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Smart leadership

When it comes to good leadership getting ourselves ‘right’ to lead is imperative. The wrong person leading has a negative effect on individuals, culture, cripples growth and provides unsustainable outcomes. With the right person leading, the positive effect ripples through to families, business, and communities. It all starts with being the best individual we can be, leading by example and earning the right to lead! The journey of self-improvement never ends and at some point many will choose to share their knowledge to help others. But there are some with a driver’s license that haven’t learnt to drive well! So too in leadership – the title leader does not necessarily mean good leadership. To lead well, we must work on our attitude, knowledge and skills and lead by example, always living what we teach. In this rapidly changing world, we are faced with new challenges daily and, as leaders; we must continue to experience what others experience. Those who have walked the path you want to walk are truly the best to lead you to success. And although the leadership journey is exciting and rewarding it’s not always easy. Jim Rohn says The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but…

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Fulfilment made easy

If getting the things done that matter is the easy road to fulfilment, getting stuck in other people’s business (DRAMA with a capital D!) is the road to a dead end. We can waste a lot of time and energy being in drama and it is one of the biggest productivity killers. There is no doubt that those who focus on what matters achieve the greatest fulfilment. It takes a few simple steps… 1. Mind your own business Getting involved in other people’s business is not helpful. Mind your own business, look ahead and just get on with what is in front. It’s the best view for success. “Be so focused on being happy, improving yourself and being better than the person you were yesterday that you hardly realize what’s going on with people around you. In short, mind your own business.” – Dru Edmund Kucherera. 2. Stay out of drama Whether we realise it or not we can go in and out of drama all day – with our thoughts or verbally expressed, we can be a persecutor, victim or rescuer. Be aware of when you are in drama and quickly shift the focus. 3. Do what matters Many will admit…

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Create a success picture

Writing down what you want is a powerful and respected success tip, however just the words on their own don’t always deliver the desired result. Creating pictures to compliment the words are where extraordinary results lie. There’s a lot of truth to the saying a picture is worth a thousand words as a picture creates a deep connection – it evokes an emotion and a pull towards the desired outcome. And the great thing is that this feeling remains long after the written word is read or spoken. Creating pictures of what we want – in advance, allows us to be in success well before we actually become a success. This fun tool not only fast tracks our achievements but makes the journey all the more fulfilling. Those who have reached a target or a goal and felt surprisingly unfulfilled and lacking motivation, who often repeat this same roller coaster routine for a lifetime, may find success pictures offer a smoother ride. I have used success pictures for over three decades to influence my business and life, as I know the written word with the picture is the most effective winning combination. It gives me greater attachment and meaning to everything I do. Leading Women use vision boards to lead…

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What is your definition of success?

Think about those who have financial success and money for all the things they desire. Money certainly does bring some life satisfaction but it is not a guarantee of fulfillment. I’ve come across too many people who have lost sight of what they truly value as a result of chasing the almighty dollar. As the founder of Leading Women, having spent seven years listening, understanding and advising women who juggle so much at home and at work, these are their most common challenges: • working long hours with few results • having too little personal time • not having enough time with the kids, partner, friends and family • so much of their spare time is taken up with chores • guilt or exhaustion when there is finally time to relax. The definition of success is living life according to our values. Those women who strive, everyday, to have both achievement and fulfilment, focussing on doing the things they value at work and at home are to be supported, encouraged and celebrated. This month we celebrated International Women’s Day. Or should it be the International Women’s Millennium, as there is much work to be done to progress women’s rights and…

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