Opinions – everyone has one, or many.
It’s easy to take the opinions of others on board without questioning them. Often in my life people have shared their views with me and I’ve taken them as gospel. And their advice hasn’t always led me to great places.
In this video I share two things I’ve learned about people’s opinions. Continue reading
The inner critic can be a real downer and knows exactly how to make you feel super awesome about yourself.
Recently I participated in an inner critic workshop by Sarrah Jayne. It was part of the Flourishing Fellowship by Lifehack. The fellowship is an amazing programme focused on well-being and how you can use your skills and abilities to improve the well-being of young people in New Zealand.
During the workshop I discovered (or was reminded) of a few important facts about the inner critic, and how to overcome the little devil. Continue reading
Are you always waiting for the next best thing to come along?
Recently it was my birthday. I turned 28 on the 29th of February. Yes, I’m a leap baby! I have to wait another four years for my next birthday to come around. Technically I’m seven years old.
A friend gave me an awesome book as a present. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden is a guide to making the most of yourself. In the book it talks about taking advantage of the opportunity in your hand, instead of always waiting for the “perfect” opportunity to come along.
This point got me thinking and so I decided to create a video about it. Continue reading
I love Oprah and I finally got to live out one of my dreams of seeing her in person.
She came to Auckland, New Zealand and I got one of the tickets to hear her share the lessons she’s learned throughout her life.
Oprah shared many things but one thing that stood out to me was her experiences with the power of belief. In this video I share one of the things I learned from seeing Oprah live. Continue reading
What dreams do you want to achieve?
Perhaps The Fantasy Gap is stopping you from making them happen.
I follow a blog called 127kgs by a New Zealand guy called Shane Gosnell. He lost 60kgs in two years and shares honest and straight-forward advice on weight loss and fitness.
In a post Shane talks about what he calls The Fantasy Gap and this concept doesn’t just apply to weight loss.
In today’s video I break down this concept and how it could be holding you back from your dreams. Continue reading
Thanks to Mama O (Oprah Winfrey) I learnt about vision boards a few years ago. I have created various boards over the years and last week I was inspired to create another one, so out came the magazines, scissors and glue and I got down to business.
What is a vision board?
It is a board that displays images and notes about the dreams that you have for yourself or things that you want to do or be in your life. It’s a clear, visual reminder of everything that you would like to achieve.
Why create a vision board?
Because it’s fun! How often do you get to cut up pictures and glue them to a board? Perhaps the last time you did anything along these lines was in Primary School. It’s hard being an adult!
Fun isn’t the only reason, in fact it is the probably the least important reason to create a vision board.
The truth is that there’s power in visualising the things that you want to become a reality. One of my favourite stories is of how Jim Carey put into action the power of visualisation. Continue reading