mindset

Overcoming Fear

I’ve finally returned to the podcast desk to overcome an ongoing fear…

Upon reflection, I’ve realised that in trying to be the best I can in the various roles in my life, eg. father, partner etc.  I’d been trying too hard to podcast just for the sake of recording something.

Well, to break the chains of fear and anxiety I’ve opted for a change of scope and to return to my roots and my reasons and vision for creating this podcast.  To inspire, to educate and lead others through sharing my story of how I came to be here, focusing on personal development and success.

I hope this drought-breaking episode brings a fresh light to the podcast.

Thanks for listening..

Why I Got Excited When No One Showed Up To My Gary Vee Event

No one showed up to a Meetup I was hosting.  Ironically the lessons in entrepreneurship that I was going to share that I had learned and heard from others including Gary Vaynerchuk were applicable even more so to me after this happened…

That’s why I got excited because I know that this experience is going to be an inspiring story for someone else one day…

The Domino Effect

A domino can knock over another 1.5 times its size.  This means that to knock over something big, like a goal or a dream, you can start small and build momentum.

 

Stack the odds of success…

Life is about taking action towards your goals, reflecting on what actions are bringing about positive results, reiterating your processes and stacking the odds in your favour…

Believe that what you’re doing matters

You must believe, truly believe that what you’re doing matters. Then take action and it will work out!

End of 2017 Reflection

Reflections from a big 2017.  Hope you had a great one, and that 2018 is amazing.

Discipline Equals Freedom

“Do I have a weakness? I am nothing but weakness. I am not naturally strong, or fast, or flexible.  I am certainly not the smartest person in the world.

I get emotional over stupid things. I eat the wrong foods. I don’t sleep enough. I procrastinate and I waste time. I care too much about meaningless things and not enough about important things.  My ego is too big.  My mind is too small, often trapped inside itself.

Now all that being said, I have a saying: A person’s strength is often their biggest weakness. But, their weaknesses can become strengths. Me? I am weak, in all those ways, I am weak.

BUT

I don’t accept that.

I don’t accept that I am what I am and that “that” is what I am doomed to be. NO. I do not accept that.

I’m fighting.  I’m always fighting. I’m struggling and I’m scraping and kicking and clawing at those weaknesses-to change them. To stop them. Some days I win. But some days I don’t. But each and every day: I get back up and I move forward.

With my fists clenched.

Toward the battle. Toward the struggle. And I fight with everything I’ve got: To overcome those weaknesses and those shortfalls and those flaws as I strive to be just a little bit better today

than I was yesterday…..”**

*From Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink.

What a great insight… to hear that someone as strong, courageous and disciplined as a former Navy Seal would share the same challenges as us!  What are you thinking??  What are you saying to yourself? Remember, each and everyday is a new day to focus on creating a better version of yourself.  To reach for your dreams, to create a life of passion and purpose.

 

Only The Strong

On the back of an amazing, rocking gig from Midnight Oil last night at Hanging Rock, I thought of their song “Only The Strong”.  There’s a misconception that only the strong succeed..  strong in financial resources, strong in intellect etc….  The truth is it comes down to being strong in determination to succeed…  a strong mindset and focus on what it is that you want!

A bad day can just as easily be good

I had a bad day, where all things aligned such that I got all the red lights, spilt my coffee, had priority projects derail my best-laid plans.  But, and this is important… If all things can align for the worst, doesn’t it make sense that any other day, all things can align for the best?

It’s a matter of reflection and perspective and how you respond to the challenges that count.