It’s A Hard Life But ‘Someone’s Gotta Live It’

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Today I’d like to paint a picture for you of ‘The Perfect Life’. A life where there is no pain, rejection, conflict, disappointment, failure, misunderstanding, cruelty, malice, self-judgement… I could go on but I think you’d shut the post down and go off and do something more worthwhile if I did!

Why? Because both you and I know 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 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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