How to love yourself … probably the most powerful question we could ever ask ourselves … and for many of us the hardest to answer. It was for me … and for many of the people I work with. You see as a perfectionist with anxious tendencies I’d turned self-criticism into an art form. The journey to loving myself has been a long road – too long in fact – and so to save you some time and trouble here is what I found worked best.
Are you as successful as you want to be in your life or business? For many, the answer is I have some success, but more would be great. That’s because there’s probably more you would like to do – maybe it’s helping more people, building your business so you can serve more people or maybe you have a personal goal you’d like to achieve that you can never quite get around to starting.
So the question is why? Why aren’t we more successful – when we are so focused on achieving the next level of success? When we hold these dreams and goals why are we still not getting to where we want to go? (more…)
Success – it’s a really potent concept that can polarise us – even subconsciously. On the surface, we can say that we want to be successful … but sometimes there can be subconscious beliefs that hold us back. Thoughts like … “will people still love/like me if I’m successful?” … “Successful people can’t find balance elsewhere in their lives” … “A successful business or career means my family loses….” So what does this mean for us?
If you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur you know running your own business is about alot more than the numbers – with the highs and lows that come with business it’s the biggest personal development workshop you’ll ever experience. So my question is what’s your relationship with your business? Do you have a business plan? Do you love it or are you feeling a little out of control or maybe even stale? Are you achieving what you set out to achieve personally, financially and for your audience? Or are you feeling grumpy, frustrated or dissatisfied with your ‘other half’?
If you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur it’s likely you have a big heart and a big vision. And you want to achieve your goals as quickly as possible so you can reach more people and build a successful business. Having built my own businesses, worked with many successful business owners, and studied countless more, there are three key traits common to them all. What are they and are you taking full advantage of them in your business? (more…)
Every week I have the absolute pleasure, and honour, of visiting my parents in their retirement village on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The time I get to spend with my parents is precious within itself, but then the opportunity to meet with other all the souls in this community is an extra bonus.
When I look into their beautiful faces and see the years of experience and the lines of wisdom on their faces, I’m honoured to be in their presence. I also wonder have they told their story? Have they lived the life that they want to live? Have they lived their dreams? (more…)