Day 17 – 50 Day Change Challenge – Priorities

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So on day 17 I’m looking at what’s really important. I’m always amazed at my 9 year old daughter’s game plan. At the beginning of the year she’s all fired up about saving money so she can buy her Christmas presents.

By the time summer comes around and she’s gazed on all the girly summer fashions, she’s forgotten all about what she set out to do for Christmas and has gotten sidetracked with the now instead of the future. She wants to take all that she’s saved and be gratified immediately. It’s clear to see at this stage that Continue reading

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Day 15 – 50 Day Change Challenge – A Friend Called Failure!

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It’s day 15 already. WELL DONE! You’re nearly a third of the way to instilling some new mindsets, habits and behaviours and kicking some old and unwanted ones.

There’s one topic that I have to touch on if we’re going to talk about growth, change and success. It’s a word that should by now be our friend but we often see it as our foe and that’s the word FAILURE.

I once heard a mentor of mine say “If you have a big pot of success, the first ingredient to go in needs to be failure”. Wow, what a great visual. This further helped me to understand that whatever new or on going project or life change we’re undertaking, amidst the success of our financial forecast, the fool proof business plan and our justifications of why success is the only outcome, we must factor in room to fail.

Why? Because with failure we:

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Day 14 – 50 Day Change Challenge – Consistency

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I’m beginning to believe that it’s human nature to get bored.

I listen to my children when they have a few minutes downtime and I can bet my bottom dollar that the word boredom will come up in the conversation somewhere.

Let’s face it, with our busy lifestyles we’re just used to packing an activity into every single waking minute. With today’s fast pace lifestyle attention span on any particular activity is limited.

As a Global society we’ve grown more and more adverse to long term programs that reap sustainable benefits, we now want it quick fried and microwaved.

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Day 13 – 50 Day Change Challenge – Perfectionism is Overrated!

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I grew up in the UK and I remember my childhood being plagued with the false notion of perfectionism. Be it perfect speech a.k.a The Queens English or the emaciated human temple of the models of that time, which were seen as perfect. No matter the medium, we were always being sent the message of perfectionism.

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Day 11- 50 Day Change Challenge

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Well I’m in Cuba on day 11 and my experiences so far have inspired me to write today’s post.

Limitations are formed out of our negative thoughts, actions and beliefs, resulting in a posture of self defeat and lack.

Limiting beliefs help to inform our speech and actions so we spout negative declarations such as “It can’t be done” or behave in a way that disqualifies us from ever reaching the finish line. Continue reading

Day 10 – 50 Day Change Challenge – The ‘F’ Word

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It’s day 10 of the Change Challenge and I’m talking about the `Fear Factor’. I once heard an acronym for the word FEAR that I just think sums it up in a nutshell. False Evidence Appearing Real! Wow, what an accurate analogy of this word. I’ve often asked myself how can this tiny four letter word hold so much power?

I make no bones when I say that as a woman of faith, I have found no other way to address this crippling entity except through prayer and other more spiritual means. Whatever your beliefs or methods of dealing with fear, I’m sure you’ve experienced fear and you’ll agree that this potent emotion has caused you to stagnate in some area of your life at some time.

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Day 7 – 50 Day Change Challenge – Consistency is Key!

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You’re into your first week toward NEW beliefs, behaviours and life changes in a particular area of your life. Well DONE!

One of the biggest enemies of moving an area of your life from where it is, to where you want it to be is lack of consistency. So moving into week 2 of the 50 Day Change Challenge, you’re going to need to plan ahead toward reaching your goals.

It’s important to break your goal down into  Continue reading