Friday, January 30, 2015

I was recently reminded of one of my favourite quotes and mentioned it in another post (can’t remember where, I must be at that age LOL) and is very relevant and is from the famous scientist Isaac Newton who said:-

"If it appears that I can see further it’s because I am standing on the shoulders of giants". 

He obviously felt somewhat humbled by others who had helped him and who he had learned from.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How do you spend 80% of your time

My goal is to spend 80% of my time on the tasks that are going to bring me in the greatest results.

I focus on 3 main areas in my business;

1. Creating and distributing content
2. Creating and delivering new courses / current course content
3. Networking & building relationships

So over the course of a week, I'm constantly looking for ways to get the greatest results in any one of these 3 areas.

If I catch myself spending time doing anything that takes me away from these, then I start to look at how I can systemise and outsource the task I am doing.

However, sometimes life gets in the way and you can get to the end of a whole day or week and realise you've achieved nothing!

That's why it's important to not only plan the week ahead but also review the week behind, so you can highlight some weaknesses and make a note of how you can change / outsource or improve on those areas moving forward.

Remember, you want to spend 80% of your time doing the things that are going to get you the greatest results.

Take some time out today and review last week and plan the week ahead.

Decide today what you want to have accomplished by this time next week and then dive headlong into it tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Feel the Fear

Fear is a natural human emotion. It is a ‘negative emotion’ though
it can achieve a positive function. The problem is, fear can take on
a life of its own and become an obstacle. It can paralyse and prevent
growth, happiness and success.

Everyone of us has fears on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
levels, everything from the fear of death, to the fear of humiliation,
loneliness, rejection, and so on. I will explore some of these shortly.

First is the fear of positive things! People can be afraid of love,
success, intimacy, power, money, even happiness, etc

We fear the consequences around them, such as the fear of loss, of
responsibility, of being seen, of not being good enough, of stepping
outside our comfort zone. We ourselves can create resistances to
achieving those things in our lives.

If there’s something you crave for that you don’t have in your life,
a part of you may be resisting it, you may be afraid of it, whether
that’s money, power, visibility, intimacy, etc.

Monday, January 26, 2015

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dreams closer.”

Marcia Wieder.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Do you Have a Problem with Self Confidence?
Self esteem affects your confidence, how important is that? If you want to rise to any challenge you must believe in yourself. Without confidence in what you can do and in who you are what chance do you have of happiness or success?

So what is Self Esteem ?

Self esteem is your opinion of yourself. High self esteem is a good opinion of yourself, and low self esteem is a bad opinion of yourself.

The Importance of Self Esteem
Self esteem is essential and is a cornerstone of a positive attitude towards living. It is very important because it affects how you think, act and even how you relate to other people. It allows you to live life to your potential. Low self esteem means poor confidence and that also causes negative thoughts, which in turn means that you are likely to give up more easily rather than face challenges. In addition, it has a direct bearing on your happiness and wellbeing.

You may well be asking. Why should self esteem matter to me?

I believe self esteem is central to everything we do. It affects your behaviour and thoughts. It changes how you feel about and value yourself, can you imagine anything else so important?

These are some of the reasons I believe why your self esteem needs to be high. High self esteem can be the difference between success and failure, it can affect your thinking causing your outlook to be positive or negative. It affects your confidence, your self image and if you don’t value yourself how will you be able to value others?

Self esteem enables you to have the right attitude to succeed at work.

It also affects your happiness, now what do I mean by that?

Your capability to achieve what you most desire is directly related to your self esteem. Whilst on the other hand, failure is much more likely when you suffer from low self esteem because you will believe others when they tell you why you cannot succeed. 

At some time in our life’s most of us have carried around self doubts that have limited our potential. We have doubts on how capable we will be at performing a new job. We are uncertain as to whether we can keep our lover interested, or we have reservation whether we're smart enough to finish that university program. Whatever the case may be, this is where you have to look at your options, a choice needs to be made. You can either let your self doubts control your actions, or you can work through them by improving the things you can change and by accepting those you can't. 

We are all capable of removing the negative layers and replacing them with positive ones. Only then can we start working on the most important relationship we'll ever have, the relationship with yourself, it’s important to learn how to value yourself, your ability and your contribution in the world because you are unique. 

You have to understand that you cannot value and respect others unless you first value and respect yourself. We also have to learn the art of loving yourself, increase your confidence and fell better about yourself. When you look in the mirror look past the image you first see you are more than that. We all have things about our appearance that we don’t like but do you realise that other people looking at us will see something different. 

Self image is another significant part of how you feel about yourself. Low self esteem means that you will have a poor image of yourself and this will result in a loss of confidence. Your social skills will also suffer and you will find it harder to socialise because others will respond negatively to your lack of confidence. You need to see and understand that there are lots of good reasons to feel positive about yourself.

Remember That:

You must learn and understand that you, and only you must believe in yourself. You have to give yourself the credit you deserve for the succesful things that you have done in the past, the succesful things you are doing in the present and the succesful things you know you can and will do in the future.

An important part of  lifting and keeping your  self esteem is by making the commitment to learn something new. Attending  motivational seminars or read a book that will inspire you. There are lots of books and tapes that can help move you forward with your life. By making self development part and parcel of your life you will improve and retain you self esteem and be confident about the present and the future.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." -- Dorothy Thompson, journalist

Monday, January 19, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

John Wooden

Thursday, January 15, 2015

From Twitter earlier today:

Big difference between "Talking Action" and "Taking Action"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will."

-Chuck Palahniuk

Monday, January 12, 2015

I was recently reminded of one of my favourite quotes and mentioned it in another post (can’t remember where, I must be at that age LOL) and is very relevant and is from the famous scientist Isaac Newton who said:-

"If it appears that I can see further it’s because I am standing on the shoulders of giants". He obviously felt somewhat humbled by others who had helped him and who he had learned from.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The quickest way to guarantee failure in 2015... Looking back on 2014, you are likely going in to the New Year...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

10 STEP GOAL SETTING PLAN1) Think about what you want and write it down. 

2) Decide EXACTLY what you want and write it down. 

3) Make sure your goal is measurable. 

4) Identify the specific reasons that you want to achieve this goal and write them down. 

5) Establish a definite date for accomplishment of your gaol and write it down. 

6) Create a list of action steps that you need to take to accomplish your goal and write it down. 

7) Create an action plan from your list of action steps and write it down. 

8) Take Action 

9) Do something every day 

10) View your goals as often as possible 

To finish a quote from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high aspirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. 

Now, that's some excellent advice to live by. Give it a try!

Monday, January 5, 2015