Genius, this has got to be my favorite quote. The reason being, it shows the power of the mind.
Our daughter was born on Friday the 13th this for me signifies an amazing day. Apparently walking over a block of 3 drains on the pavement is bad luck, I was so over avoiding them, I decided that it was good luck so now I traipse over them with a smile on my face.
My point being, whatever you see in a situation it will be, if you think it’s shit then I’m pretty sure it will be if you see it as a positive challenge then that’s what it will be.
You are in control of your thoughts, if they are stopping you from doing something in your life that will ultimately benefit you, make you happier then it’s you and only you that can make that decision to face that fear and change it.
How about this week taking a negative thought or fear that you have and turning it on it’s head, go on give it a go and enjoy the feeling of freedom.
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What’s important is how you handle it and what you do next.
1. Embrace it
Recognise why you are not ok and say it out loud. A lot of the time it only takes saying something out loud and admitting it to ourselves that is enough to make us take the first step to change the situation.
Go on, look your inner control freak right in the eye and say “I’m not ok” it will just squirm and scuttle away, perplexed. This in turn will leave you feeling refreshingly empowered and free. Acceptance is a beautiful thing.
2. Ask for help if you need it
Only you will know who or what that help will be. It could simply be chatting to your best mate about it. Give yourself permission to ask for help, it’s ok!
3. Recognize what needs to be done to change the situation
We always have control, even if its 1% we can contribute to change a situation, that change can simply be how we deal with it in our heads. We can choose to say “No I’ve had enough I’m over it” or tackle it head on with an action plan. Think, what is in my control to change this situation.
4. Begin the change
That first step can sometimes be the hardest so keep focused on how good you’re going to feel once you’ve done it or the relief you will feel. One step at a time, that’s all it takes. Starting is the key.
And congratulate yourself on your new found freedom in whatever situation it may be.
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If you’ve had something on your To Do List for one week or more, DELETE IT off your list, go on do it. You will feel a lot better about it not being there every morning when you look at it and it will save you the time of shifting it to the next day, then the next day, then the next day in your diary whilst also feeling rubbish that you still haven’t done it.
I mean, if it is that important to you, you would have done it already right?
So if this little note has made you think s^*$ I really do need to do that, think about why it is you’re putting it off. Then break the task down into small achievable goals with a date and a time to complete them, starting with the biggest and most challenging first.
If you need help, ask the right person, if you need more time, get up early tomorrow. Whatever works for you than commit to it and do it.
And just keep remembering how good you’re gonna feel when you’ve done it and it’s off your To Do List for good.
Happy spring cleaning!
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When was the last time you congratulated yourself on how far you’ve come in your career?
Think back to where you were in your career five years ago, and now look where you are. Look at the experience you have gained, think about how much you have grown. Think about the things that you’ve accomplished that five years ago you would have nervously laughed at the thought of even attempting to do. It’s amazing.
Give yourself a brake from self-criticism and take time out to admire how good you are and how far you have come.
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WHY did you start your own company, take that job, go freelance. Think back to WHY you made that move. What was your WHY?
Was it because it was a great challenge, maybe you always wanted your own company, it would give you independence, you could show the world who you are creatively.
So now you’ve set up your own company, gone freelance or took that great job and it’s one, two maybe three years in and you’re well, a bit over it. Yes I did just say that.
The original pride and rush of excitement when explaining to your team how important it is to be so meticulous and why that precision had to be so, has now turned into a “FFS I can’t believe they still don’t get it right”.
How your drive and determination of change when you first arrived at that company has now changed into “fine, put that s&^* graphic on that Tee”.
Seriously, are you excited anymore, are you driven (if so, brilliant keep it up). Do you still bounce out of bed or is it a case of It’s my company I’ve got to get up or I’ve got a good salary, I best nod in agreement. Or maybe its how Simon Sinek puts it, “its no longer a passionate pursuit, it’s just a business”
If so the question I have for you is, what are you going to do about it?
Have a think back to WHY you did it in the first place. WHY did you start your company, WHY did you take that job, WHY did you go freelance.
What was your WHY?
Have a great weekend
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It’s the New Year so lets put loads of pressure on ourselves to commit to some New Year resolutions. Erm, what about no.
It’s a bit mad really isn’t it, nice relaxing Christmas and then Bam, loads of pressure. New year means new company, new job, new body, new house, new me.
I believe in starting as you mean to go on, so whatever it is you want to achieve be realistic.
It’s like eating a Terrys chocolate orange, you’re not going to shove it all in your mouth at once. If you did, you’d probably choke, be sick and never touch another. So instead you look at it, bang it in to segments and eat them one at a time.
When you’ve had enough, you wrap it up and put it away until the next day. Then you go back and have another piece, before you know it, it’s all done. Goal accomplished, the difference is, you broke it down, digested it and enjoyed it.
If you have a goal you want to achieve, set realistic daily and weekly tasks towards it. By doing so it makes your overall goal more manageable, enjoyable and realistic to achieve.
You’ll be on to your next goal before you know it.
Here’s to your best year yet
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