“What do sad people have in common?
It seems they have all built a shrine to the past
And often go there and do a strange wail and worship.
What is the beginning of happiness?
It is to stop
Being so religious
This is one of my favourite poems, because it truly paints a picture of the sadness that is created by holding on to past, painful moments.
Letting go can be super hard. I’m not great at it, but I’m learning to be better.
In today’s video I share 3 tips that I’m working on when it comes to letting go of things. 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
We’re almost a month into the new year. Are you already struggling with the goals you set at the start of 2016?
I was lucky enough to interview Sarah Jensen about how to rock your goals. Sarah is from Adelaide, Australia and helps bloggers and business chicks kick ass.
A life coach, internationally published writer and creator of the popular Rock Your Goals workshops and online course, Sarah shares her three tips for rocking your goals.
I discovered Sarah through a Facebook group for bloggers. After checking out her website I fell in love with her authentic writing and honest advice on life and business.
Check out Sarah’s awesome tips on reaching your goals in the video below. 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
Making your dreams a reality can be like pushing crap uphill. Although I have not literally pushed crap uphill, I can imagine just how un-pretty it would be, similar to chasing your dreams (which is definitely not a picture of perfection).
When you’re younger it’s easy to believe that those who achieve their dreams are “lucky” or “talented”. But as you get older you realise success comes down to much more than just talent or luck.
What have you achieved in 2015?
As 2015 comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about the things that I achieved this year. I self-published my first book, I discovered that I LOVE making animation videos, I got to guest post on Tiny Buddha, I made a positive difference in people’s lives through my job as a Weight Watchers coach and did some cool freelance writing work.
But, I’ve still extremely far from where I want to be. As much as I like working as a weight loss coach, I want to be freelancing full-time. I want to be able to work from anywhere (yes, I know at this stage it’s cliche. I don’t care!). I’ve made progress towards that this year. But it’s been slow.
It’s easy to get discouraged when it comes to chasing your dreams. “Success porn” is everywhere, especially the overnight variety. It’s easy to have unrealistic expectations. The new OCD (Obsessive Comparison Disorder) kicks in, you wonder why it seems that everyone is able to reach their dreams, except you!
In today’s video I share two things to remember when it comes to making your dreams a reality. Continue reading
“I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn’t have, or what I still wanted.”
– Adam Lambert
I’m 27 years old. By this age I thought I’d have my crap together. I had so many ideas for how my life would be by this age. Some of it has happened, but a lot hasn’t.
Do you have unrealistic expectations?
Unrealistic expectations have played a role in feeling like I am still so far from where I want to be. In today’s video I share the difference between realistic and unrealistic expectations and how to have realistic ones. Continue reading
Comparing yourself to others is an easy habit to get into. I’d like to blame Facebook for this, but the comparison problem existed before Facebook dominated the world.
Author and Speaker Paul Angone says many of us are suffering from the new OCD, Obsessive Comparison Disorder.
Here I share four ways you can deal with the new OCD. Continue reading
Are you crap with money? Do you often wonder where all your money has gone? Or live in fear that your card will decline?
If you are unsure as to whether or not you belong in the ‘Crap With Money Club’, here are 10 signs you’re going to be poor when you’re old. Continue reading
You know those people who are overachievers. Who achieve everything they set out to do. I’m not one of them.
I used to LOVE setting goals and would often get out a piece of paper and pen (how old school) and write down what I WOULD achieve in the next few months, year or five years. However, more often than not I wouldn’t achieve what I wanted to.
Although I set out to achieve all these goals, I also had a belief that I wasn’t able to follow-through on things. Which obviously is an issue, because if you believe you can’t finish things, how will you ever achieve your goals?
So I did some soul-searching, thinking and some Googling and tried to get to the bottom of how to actually achieve goals. I share what I’ve learned in the video. Continue reading