I watched the US inauguration yesterday that make Joe Biden Jnr the 46th president of the United States of America. I often say to friends that true democracy does not exist. Listening to the speeches help me put that thought into perspective. What I gained from the speeches was the idea that this is not a perfect democracy but that we are working towards it. This is a wonderful philosophy to consider in our own lives. Perfection is an idea. What matters is the journey and it is so important to make a start, no mattter where that starting point may be. So, forget perfection, why not make a start creating your life as you would like it to be? Why not start that business and see where it takes you? Why not be the parent you would like to be, even if you get it wrong sometimes.
Are you in waiting mode? What are you waiting in anticipation of? Take a look at a calendar that shows the entire year. What would you like to create with your year? Once you start marking off dates you'll notice that the year is at an end before you've even started. If you are a creative Being, which you are, you cannot afford to wait for things to change. Your action is required. So, what are your intentions for this year? How would you like 2021 to end? What steps can you take to get you closer to that?
According to the contemporary spititual teacher Eckhart Tolle, we have an inner purpose and an outer purpose and when we align the two, we find greater fulfillment. What is the thing that you seek and that you could bring forth? Is it time for you to show up? Are you ready to bring you?
Try this radical idea. Pick the thing you're afraid to try and do your best to fail. Keep at it for a while (... trying to fail that is....), then let me know how you get on. I look forward to hearing from you in the Anchor app.
The world is going through uncertain times. None of us really knows how safe we really are or what to expect on the other side of this pandemic. You could choose to use this as an opportunity to find your inner strength and resolve to be the calming influence in the middle of the storm.
There is a lot of fear and grieving across the world but I encourage you to remember that some people do recover from the Corona virus and that there is also joy in showing someone that you care..... Who needs you right now? Who can you show up for today?
Creativity carries people through times of trouble. The world in on lockdown due to the Coronavirus. Use this crisis as an opportunity to start, continue or complete a project. If you are feeling low, dance, sing or do something else creative. Cook a meal, phone a friend and share some inspiration.
What can you do to prepare yourself for better times to come?
If you are not stretching and reaching for another level of mastery in different areas of your life, you are in fact, standing still. Perhaps even falling behind.
Are you staying abreast of new technologies?
Are you reaching for better health or giving up and just flopping in front of the TV?
Are you learning a new skill?
Are you writing that book?
Are you taking your idea from paper to form?
The world does not stand still.... are you?
2020 started, we hit Jamuary now February is almost over. Are you on purpose with making this year count for something? Are you a writer who doesnt write? An artist who doesnt draw or sing or paint? A filmmaker who isnt shooting footage? You only need one minute to write one word, a few seconds to take a photograph. Get yourself back into the mode of doing what you love to do. Make it easy, make it simple. Commit to making this month count by doing one simple thi g everyday. One love!
If you ponder too much on the past, guess what you recreate? Yes, much of the same. If you live your life hoping for a future, you end up spinning, waiting for your life to begin. All you have is the present, a gift waiting to be unwrapped
Have you noticed how fast a year can fly past? A new year is acgreat opportunity to reset and start again but to make this year a productive year, take a moment to relect back on what you achieved last year and your intentions for this year
When life changes unexpectedly, perhaps due to illness, death, divorce or the ending of a friendship, it is not only an end but an opportunity to reset and start again. The ending of one year is also the opportunity to start afresh in a new year. What are your desires, hopes and dreams for this year? What new possibilities await you taking the first step? Take a moment to reflect then make a commitment to taking a new step in that direction.
When one's mood is low, it feels as tough this will be the rest of your life and difficult to imagine that it will get better. The thing is, there is always a light source, your job is to look for it.... Listen up!
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What do you do when you're having a bad day?
What happens after an angry outburst?
Mostly we call our friends to vent, perhaps sulk, so many options.
What if there were a way to use the situation to your advantage?
What if you could dissolve the charge and let it create more awareness and greater possibilities for you?
Today, I talk about the 5 questions that can change everything...
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When you stop creating, you stop living. When you stop looking and choosing what you desire to have in your life, you are no longer in creation.
So... what does that mean?
It means that to create your life, you must stop waiting and start moving towards what you desire.
If you desire a great relationship, start looking and choosing, find the person with whom you can make it so.
If you desire a fabulous home, bring the elements of your desire into the home. Start looking for it. Spend time watching shows about it. Read about it. Save for it.
By all means, start small and pull the energy towards you. If you can only afford one fabulous, high quality outfit, save up and get it.
Don't let anything stop you. Most importantly.... stop waiting!
Are you so hooked on perfection that it prevents you actualising your ideas into the world? Could you play with the idea of choosing in 10 second increments?
Making a choice for only 10 seconds takes you out of trying to get it right and making yourself wrong. 10 second increments allow you try out the idea. If it feels light... Fantastic..! Take another step. If it feels heavy... Fantastic..! You don't have to take it any further.
Every 10 seconds you have the freedom to create... destroy.... create... Wow! How does it get any better than that?
No judgement, Just choice = Freedom.
You can believe the untruths told to you about you. You can use your history to lock yourself inside your story..... Or you can let your story propel you to a more rewarding life. Everything in life can be given value. What choose you with your story?
The quote below from Marianne Williamson sums up today's podcast. Nelson Mandela referenced it in his inaugural speech and it matches the deepest fears many of us have about shining our light in the world. We are afraid of being shamed and ridiculed but without allowing ourselves to be seen, heard and even judged by others, we cannot be the contribution we truly be.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
According to Brendon Burchard who is regarded as the world's top performance coach, ongoing reviews of where you are, what you're doing with your time, what you want for the future and what you stand for, are essential in not just achieving high performance but in maintaining it. When is the last time you reviewed? #HPXlife
All of our thoughts, feelings, no feelings and emotions, lock us into a particular reality. Is your current reality working for you? The question then is, what else could you choose as a reality if you knew you had a choice?
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In a previous episode, I suggested that when you move towards your purpose, your purpose will move towards you.
That's all good but what if you don't have a clue where to start and what that purpose might be?
Here are a few tips.....
What are your interests?
What is missing from your life?
What activities do you really enjoy?
Which group of people would you like to hang out with?
There may be others looking for the same thing you are seeking, so, what contribution can you be?
Make a commitment to engage with one of your interests in a deeper and more meaningful way. Bring the thing missing from your life so that other people can participate and your purpose may just find you.
Engage in life more than you have so far and you might just end up having more fun than you thought possible and being a contribution to the world just by being you.
Until the next time....Be kind to yourself!
Are you the GOTO person everybody heads to when they have a problem? How much time do you have to do what you, yourself enjoy? When do you anticipate being able to make time for yourself? Life is short...! Yes, life can feel like an eternity if you are going through difficult times...but.... the years do not stand still. What have you consciously chosen in the last few months that gives you a feeling of vibrancy and that you are making a contribution in the world? How are you choosing to show up in the world? Is it time you made your life a priority?
What would happen if you stopped listening to people who do not get what you're about?
How would your life change if you allowed yourself to be the creator of your life, rather than being at the effect of it?
What can you be, that if you would be it, would open up a whole new world of possibilities?
What are you not willing to choose, that if you would choose it, would change your life forever?
What one thing can you do today, to make a start?
What can you do today to begin your journey to greatness?
In order to create a brighter future, you must take a risk now. In choosing to up your game, improve your life, follow your passion, there will always be a risk of some sort but if you do not take the risk now, what will the future hold for you? Are you gonna take the risk of passing away before you've had a chance to truly live full out and knowing you gave it your best?
According to Brendon Burchard, top High Performance Coach, there are certain traits and habits that set high achievers apart from everyone else. Two of those are that they get clear on their vision and that they consistently take positive steps towards their goals, they take action. Do you have the potential to be a high achiever? According to Bernard Burchard, anyone can learn these habits, which means that anyone could become a high achiever. What action are you taking on a consistent basis to bring your vision to life? Is it time to take action and get your life moving?
What you desire will come towards you but only if you take a step in that direction. Why wait? Do one thing today to get you closer to your big dream. Want to get in touch? Feel free to leave a message via the Anchor App.
If someone has a vendetta against you, there may be no changing their mind and sometimes the best defence, is no defence. The harder you work to convince someone of your worth and who you truly are, the more that person will dig into their current point of view. So, leave them with it. You will not be liked by everyone. People close to you may envy you and act out. People can find lots of reasons to make you the reason why their life isn't rockin'. You do not need to buy into any of it. Sometimes the best way to defend yourself, is to not defend and to let the discomfort push you into starting something new. Leave them with their 'stuff' and do you. Can you influence or change the situation to create a better outcome? If you can, go ahead and give it a try but use the situation to propel you into a bigger, better life and into creating and actualising your ideas. How does it get any better than that?
Why wait and wait and wait for something to happen before deciding to move towards creating the big life you want to live. We wait for a sign, for money, for someone to say yes. You don't have to wait anymore. This is your life, so jump in and paint it in your brightest colours. Do not wait. You have so much more to offer, just start with what you already have, right now.
If today were the start of your life, what would you choose? How often do you have a great idea then immediately judge and destroy it? Why not let go of the judgement and give yourself the freedom to make a choice, knowing that you can change your mind and make a different choice at anytime? Does that make you feel lighter? Great! Then lets get started.
From the minute we were born we were entrained to other people's thoughts, feelings and ideas. Those ideas become so much part of our reality that we may not be aware of what is true for us. Becoming aware of what is true for you, also means becoming aware of the thoughts, feelings and ideas that do not belong to you and as they surface, recognizing what is or isnt yours then making a choice instead for what lights up and expands your world. So, who do you truly be? What does light up your world? Which people help to light up your world?