Self-Improvements Lead to New Possibilities

I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about being accountable, however this week I wanted to focus more on how we can be more adaptable and improvise more than we do in our everyday lives and see how we can incorporate positive changes. Being Ready: If we are open to change, happy to make improvements in ourselves and what we do then we are more open to learning and becoming a better person Being Mindful: Trying to press the ‘pause’ for a moment and being more self-aware. Awareness of our thoughts, feelings and our surrounding environment Being Supportive: Being busy can often cause us to be more self-focused rather than others-focused. Being supportive of how we can help others helps us too Being Empathetic: The ability of being able to understand another person’s thoughts and feelings of a given situation is a great skill to have, as we see

What Would You Do Today If You Knew You Would Not Fail?

What would you do today if you knew you would not fail? Wow! Doesn’t that conjure up loads of ideas for us? Doesn’t it make our minds just zoom into action with all sorts of visions and generate huge creativity. Why is it then that we fear failure and let that stop us taking chances and being creative and stopping us doing things just because we fear we may not succeed? Name me one entrepreneur that didn’t fail at least once and hugely in some cases, but just kept trying different ways and never doubting they would get there in the end. What might we say to children if they say they fear they will fail if they try something new? I bet your answer would be different to what you might tell yourself! It’s too easy to say what would you do today if you knew you would not

Inspired Action is Effortless

Benjamin Franklin was said to have quoted “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and and I learn.” What did he mean by this quote? It means that often when we are told something, it is fleeting, we’re not paying attention, hearing rather than listening, and so unlikely to remember what we’ve been told. Being taught something might and should be more memorable, however, when we learn something it’s unforgettable or more likely to be. We know there are many learning styles, and we know that invariably our brains can only hold so much information, and hold attention for any length of time, particularly when we are busy with very full lives. Referring to this quote can help us, I believe, in so many ways. Here are some areas we can make a difference and make changes: Personal and Professional Development – How can we

Our Past and Our Future

I recently saw a quote by Daphne Rose Kingma which read “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future”. This conjured up all sorts of images visually for me as there is so much that can be teased out from this quote. We are often trapped in our past because and due to all sorts of things and for various reasons, making it hard to break free and focus on the future. Focusing on the future can also be tarnished because of our experiences, particularly bad or unpleasant ones, which taint our view, opinion and picture of our potential future. These thoughts, whether looking back or forward are riddled with ways in which we see the world, and which can often be the reason we make wrong, or misjudged decisions, or even avoid certain people, events, or tasks. If we agree