Posts Tagged ‘Goal Setting’

Mind Over Money

May 10th, 2010

When I ask my clients what they want more of in their lives, money is often on the list.

Here’s a few ideas to help you have more of it.

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Paralysis by Analysis

March 30th, 2010

Feeling stuck and frustrated?  These two feelings often go together and are often inextricably linked.  Generally you feel frustrated because you are stuck, and there is a simple explanation for being stuck – it is because you’re not moving!  It’s easy to blame other people, our environment, and circumstance but actually, the source is usually us.  The good news is that means we can do something about it.

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Stuck in Procrastination

March 23rd, 2010

Procrastination is defined as “deferring action”. It’s easy to rationalise why we put things off that we don’t want to do – maybe we’re scared of the consequences, maybe we don’t know ‘how’ to go about it, maybe we simply ‘don’t want to’. Sometimes there are even unintended benefits to this procrastination – all sorts of things get done, that wouldn’t otherwise be contemplated – drawers get cleaned out, letters get written, chocolate cakes get baked…. and eventually when the pressure of a looming deadline gets intense enough, and/or the threat of consequences if you don’t do it, get bad enough, the procrastination evaporates and you simply have to take the action required.

But why do we put off doing the things that we DO want to do?

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Your Heart is a Powerhouse

March 22nd, 2010

When you live your life from your heart, you tap into a huge source of energy – energy that replenishes you, recharges you, and makes the work required to action tasks seem effortless.  In contrast, when you are living your life from your head, there is nothing to replenish you, and your energy is quickly drained, leaving you mentally fatigued, exhausted and often with a nasty headache!

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4 Quick Questions for the Best Decision Every Time

March 17th, 2010

Are you having trouble making an important decision?  Maybe you’ve tried weighing up the pros and cons, but still can’t decide?

Here’s a strategy that I find very helpful for tough choices.  It’s a simple process involving four questions.  They are known as the Cartesian Questions and were developed by a famous metaphysician called Rene Descartes.  You’ll need some paper to keep track of your answers.  Read More

Take Action!

March 3rd, 2010

As the Nike ads say, “Just do it!”

Knowing what you want and where you are heading is half the battle won, but in order to actually get there, you have to take some action!  You must take the first step and get started, not only to move closer towards your goal, but also to really commit to your intentions and to let the world know that you are serious about this.  The first step can be the hardest but once you’ve done it, it’s easier to keep moving.

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The Winter Olympics – a Great Example of Courage, Focus, Guts, Determination & Tenacity

February 17th, 2010

My six year old daughter and I enjoyed some chill out time on Sunday afternoon, watching the Winter Olympics on TV.  She asked me why I had tears in my eyes.  It was simply because I find it so special and awe-inspiring  to share in the experience of such dedicated athletes living their dream.  The focus, the determination, the sheer hard work that goes into preparing for such an event is so intense, that the energy coming out of the television screen is almost palpable.  And then it all comes down to one race.

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Single on Valentine’s Day – 5 Steps to Finding Love

February 12th, 2010

If you’re unhappily single, Valentine’s Day can be one of the toughest times of the year.  Even if you are otherwise content with your relationship status, or lack of, having your nose rubbed in everyone else’s romantic bliss can be unsettling.  The reality is that most people would like more love in their lives.  Last week, we talked about how to get more love in your relationship, but where do you start if you’re currently single? 

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Trust Your Gut!

February 8th, 2010

Often the most important decisions we make in our lives can be the toughest to make.  There is no end of outside influence that can affect our decisions: friends, family, colleagues, professional experts, the media, the Internet… and the list goes on.  A good decision though, is the one that is right for us, personally.  To help us make our own right decisions, we each have three different internal decision making tools we can consult: our head, our heart, and our gut.  The best decisions are made when all three are in line, wanting the same thing.

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What Drives You? – Pleasure Versus Pain

February 8th, 2010

Every single thing that we do is driven psychologically by a basic desire to either gain pleasure, or avoid pain.  This is very useful to know if you’re trying to change aspects of your life, because if you can change your thinking, then your doing will naturally change as well.

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