Seeing the Possibilities or Value Opportunity

Depending on our mindset, and our power of positivity, the value we place on things will and can create extraordinary things. You may or may not have heard of the story that talks about the following: A bar of iron costs about $5Made into horseshoes, it's worth $12Made into needles, it's worth $3,500Made into balance-springs for watches, it's worth $300,000 It’s said that: “Value is determined by what you are able to make out of something. Each substantial increase above is born out of two things: an idea AND a skill”. Your value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself and having the power of positivity! Seeing the possibilities or value opportunity “When you are grateful, fear disappears, and abundance appears.” Tony Robbins “The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.” Marianne Williamson “See yourself living in abundance and you will attract

You don’t have TIME to read this do you?

I wish I had more time!There aren’t enough hours in my day!I really need to make more time!If I do this, I will save so much timeI’ll do this when I get round to it!My time just runs away with me! I bet you’ve said at least one of the above at some point in your life, haven’t you? The thing is we all have the same amount of hours in the day, it’s how we make use of it that matters. We all have good intentions of starting, stopping, do less of or more of ‘tomorrow’. But unfortunately tomorrow never comes, and so it goes on. At times feel we have wasted so much time in our day and feel so unproductive at the end of a day and yet never ‘stop’ to consider why we weren’t productive or how we might make changes to make best use of

Communication isn’t all about talking

It’s interesting isn’t it that we all talk to each other, at work and at home, with family, work colleagues and friends, and yet we can all misunderstand one another, misinterpret what the other person has said, and relationships as a result can go pear-shaped! There are so many ways we can communicate, face to face, phone, video or texting. Face to face is always best but we can’t always do this and so when we resort to phone, video or texting, things can be misinterpreted more easily. The other thing that we need to take into consideration is our own preferences. For some face to face is always best, others either love or hate using the phone. We often therefore avoid a particular form of communication because of this, and this can start to cause an added barrier in our own communication and our communication with others. So how

Have a Dream – Start with a HUG!

A HUG is a Huge Unbelievable Goal. I am sure you’ve all heard of big hairy audacious goals or B-HAG? These are usually defined as a something a business or organisation might ultimately strive for. Something that’s clear and compelling that the whole team can get behind and work towards. They are designed to change how we do business, achieving the impossible, taking us out of our comfort zone, having a long-term commitment. However, recently I came across something I liked even better! A HUG! A huge unbelievable goal! Doesn’t this sound much better?Isn’t this something we can all relate to?Might this be something we can more easily remember and aspire to? If we wanted to break down what a HUG really is, we would need to do the following: Determine what it is you really want – This can be quite hard for some, and very hard for others.

Things to do BEFORE setting our goals

We are either a goal-setting person or we aren’t. We might write them down and forget them or not even write them down. We may be in the minority and fastidiously follow our goals and actions to the letter. To give ourselves a better chance of achieving our goals there are things we can do. Before you set goals this year, consider the following: Begin with revising your current goals – Rather than starting afresh, it’s better to keep our previous or current goals to identify why you didn’t achieve, were they clear enough, were they measurable and achievable; revising or refreshing them is often a good place to start. Link your goals to a greater goal or purpose – If we focus on what the big picture is, what our main aim, vision or goal is before writing or revising our goals we can at least picture what it

How can we do better?

I am sure you like me had school report cards that often read: “could do better”? There’s a quote by Maya Angelou that says: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” What I like about this quote against the school report cards is that the first one always feels like we’ve let ourselves down and everyone else, whereas the quote indicates our path in life is growth and we do this in our own time and in our own way.. Compare that quote with this one also from Maya Angelou which reads: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” For me, this quote says what we did then is ‘good enough’ and now we have a better understanding of ourselves and what we can and need to do we can try

Worrying about tomorrows

I heard this saying recently: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow it only saps today of its joy” This is so true on many levels, isn’t it? We worry about things that may never happen, which can often ruin our day – and yet we can’t turn the ‘worry wart’ off can we? Worry is usually a concern that something bad or untoward is going to happen or may happen which we fret about continually inhibiting us, invading our thoughts, affecting our emotions and often also affect us physically too. Our worries usually stem from a setback or a problem or issue that’s occurred and which wasn’t planned for. It’s said: “The comeback is always stronger than the setback”. Something that’s good to remember and have as a mantra to help us put things into context. Sir Tom Moore said: “Tomorrow will be a good day; remember tomorrow will

What’s the blueprint of your dream?

Do you have a dream?Do you know what your dream is?Are you on your way to achieving your dream? Whatever your answer to any of the above questions, we all need a dream, we need something to strive for and work towards.Our dream provides us with a clear vision – consider drawing an image in your mind or develop a vision board so you and others can ‘see’ what it looks like and keep this where you can see it regularly.Any vision requires goals being set that measure our performance and help us achieve our dream. These goals need to be SMART providing tangible milestones and clear steps to ensure you are ‘conducting the orchestra’ and leading your own destiny. The goal is your long term and final objective that harnesses your vision.Goals require actions where we need to determine what we want to achieve and how we are going

Why we should never stop learning

It is said we should never stop learning and that we should ALWAYS learn – no matter what! When we were at school, we perhaps didn’t appreciate how privileged we were back then. Now when we want to learn, it often feels too hard, and we don’t have time. Either way, to learn, we have to have the right attitude to learning. By continually learning we are more than likely to achieve our actions and goals. Why? Because we are always growing. Remember, it’s not always about reaching our destination, but enjoying the journey, enjoying the moment, the process, no matter how hard. Seeing the benefits of this and that it is an opportunity of personal and professional development as well as bettering ourselves in various ways. Not only must we see the value of continuous learning, but we must also have a growth mindset. Every day we must ask

Make Time Your Friend and part of your self-care

How often have we said, “I haven’t got time”; “I don’t have enough time”; “I lost time” and many other statements we make when the reality is we all have the same hours in the day, we can’t bank it or save it. We can however waste it by not making the best use of our present time. Time Management IS and should be part of our self-care. We only have one life, time is very precious and a limited resource and one which should be used wisely, making use of the present more than ‘later – later – later’, which often means never doing them. Do you want to reach old-age feeling you’ve lived a life of regrets? When you fear taking yourself out of your comfort zone and moving into new pastures and feel nervous about taking these steps into the unknown. Stop for a moment and consider