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Go for Gold: Become the Champion of Your Future

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“The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet, steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage. We all suffer. Keep going.” Graeme Fife  Being an encouragement to others is easy to do. Being an encouragement to ourselves however is a skill and ability that few ever master. When someone else is struggling, it feels natural to throw them a life raft or extend a helping hand and it’s considerably easier to provide them with direction, a solution, and a way forwards. But when we are faced with our own obstacles and we can’t see the answer to our pressing questions, we lose the healthy objectivity that enables us to be such powerful forces of belief, support and guidance for those around us (including our clients)… … and that’s where our ability to be there for ourselves is CRUCIAL. If we aren’t right there to have our own back when inevitable tough spots occur, we can begin questioning even the strongest of our spiritually-affirming beliefs and forget what it is that inspired us to […]

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My Quest For A Meaningful Life: From Depression to Inspiration

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“There is a divine presence, a divine order in the universe that few people ever get to know. But those who do, their lives are changed forever.” Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz ‘I don’t care if my heart doesn’t ever beat again.’ This was the only thought that ran through my mind as I lay on the floor one night in mid-2007, fully immersed in what I still to this day consider to be my ‘rock-bottom’ moment in life. Over the years and many times since that day, people have asked me to tell the story about how I encountered a long phase of what most call depression – and then overcame it with sheer determination. I have told, re-told, and shared this story on radio shows, while speaking from stage, and in one-on-one settings to people who have been curious… or just flat out looking for some hope that it is possible to beat adversity when it meets you. But what strikes me as unusual in a way is that very few people ever asked me why I was so down-and-out, or what it was that led me to want to take my own life. I still remember the first […]

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See Your Significance: Your Power To Touch The World

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 “One person can make a difference. In fact, it’s not only possible for one person to make a difference, it’s essential that one person makes a difference. And, believe it or not, that person is you.” Bob Riley The majority of people live their entire life without become consciously aware of just how important and significant they are and can be to people’s lives and, therefore, the world. They spend the few or many decades of their existence caught up in their own world, swamped by their own insecurities, and concerned about whether or not they’ll make it in life. In doing so, they remain ignorant to the fact that they impact the people around them. That their presence is essential. They think that they don’t matter. They think that even if they work the hardest they ever have, it won’t make a difference or count in the end. And they think that when their body dies, that it is the end of their presence and its ripple on Earth. … And how unbelievably, extraordinarily incorrect most people are. I judged people in the past for being caught up in their own world instead of taking their gifts and doing […]

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The 4 Elements That Underpin Human Greatness

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“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” Mario Puzo, The Godfather There is no doubt in my mind after working on my vision for what is now nine years that true achievement is anything but an overnight process and that there truly are core elements that, when present, can help a human being along this path through their power – or hinder the chances of them hitting a home run when they are missing. After watching and interpreting human behaviour for more than a decade through myself and the lives of the clients I’ve worked with and the people that I meet, four common core elements stand out to me as being perhaps the most important when it comes to unleashing one’s full greatness. ELEMENT 1: Moments of Inspiration  In a moment where you become or feel inspired, your world changes. Your body feels lighter, your heart feels open, and time dissolves, giving way to the ‘Now’. You suddenly transition from perceiving limits to perceiving opportunities and your mind receives quality ideas, solutions, and glimpses of hope. In a moment of inspiration like this, the anything becomes possible. The past releases it’s grip on you and the future beckons. Wisdom […]

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The Psychological Importance Of Creating A Life Plan

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”  Yogi Berra The idea of planning your life is talked about by so many but done by so few. When I say life planning, I don’t mean setting 5 goals or writing a New Years’ resolution every now and again. I mean truly taking the time to design the blueprint for your dreams on paper in more than just one or two pages. In my experience, there is nothing more powerful than life planning on this level when it comes to waking up a human spirit, transcending depression and struggle, and making your way to the top of a field (or in fact, the world). Here are the top 7 psychological benefits of planning your life: 1. It calms anxiety and dissolves depressive feelings about your life.  The fight-flight response in your body becomes heightened whenever your body senses that you aren’t safe in one or many ways. And, because your body is inextricably linked with your mind and your current state of psychology, it can sense when you lack certainty in or about your life – especially when it comes to your future – and it […]

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Do You Bet On You?

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You have infinite spirit and potential within you. It’s waiting for you to utilize and direct it to the best of your fulfilment and the difference you care to make in the world. You have the ability to rise up over circumstance and lead yourself to victory in life. This ability has been developed through all of the adversities you have already faced and conquered; the notches on your belt. You do have the capacity to pursue and provide that which you dream of. It flows from your highest being and is available for you to tap into 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And you are worthy of exactly this. Of all of the above. But whether or not you do this – whether or not you take the baton and run with it – depends on your willingness and your sheer courage to bet on yourself. See, I recently experienced a tear-jerking and profound shift in my own mind where I suddenly saw that I have been betting on myself consistently for 10 years. Even when my life felt like a chaotic mess, I bet on myself. Even when my business was being attacked, I bet […]

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The Untamed Spirit

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Inside of you – at your core – you have a raw essence – a raw energy, a raw spirit that is completely, totally and utterly untamed. It is the wild you. It is the crazy you. It is the un-borrowed visionary. It is the real you. It is the innovator. It is the one who goes out of their way to prove a new possibility is achievable. It is the ‘you’ that listens to your soul regardless of what is happening in the daily life around you, or what people think of you, for that matter. I also believe it is the ‘you’ that is intimately communicating with your soul in every moment of every day. Let me ask you this: What would you do with your lifetime, if you truly allowed yourself to do it? By this I mean, what would you do with your life if you stopped imposing rules onto yourself for a moment? What if you took the guidelines of the world off yourself for just a second? How would you direct your days? Would you get paid to paint, sing, write, or draw? Would you create a new invention? Would you make a new […]

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The Adversity Apprenticeship: 5 Steps To Recovering From A Breakdown

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“It’s not the load you carry that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Hardy I’ve been giving some deep thought lately to the purpose of and infinite universal wisdom that is within lifes adversities. My own challenges of the past 12 months (in some ways this has been one of the most difficult past 12 months of all as my calling surfaces from within me) and the challenges of people are my nearest and dearest to me have brought this topic back into the limelight and I have duck-dived under the surface to unite with a deeper spiritual truth relating to the reason for their existence. When I mention life adversity here, I’m not talking about the kind of life adversity where you stub your toe or you misplace your car keys. I’m talking about the kind of adversity where you feel like your entire world is falling apart or you suddenly lose grip on who you are. I’m talking about adversities that shake you to the core, pull the rug out from underneath you, or put you under immense pressure. You know the kind I am referring to: Deaths, business collapses, relationship break-up, financial struggle, public judgement, […]

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In The Ring of Life

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They say it will not be easy but it will be worth it. But you WILL question whether it’s worth it at times. You’ll forget why you do what you do. And if the pursuit you are following and fighting for is the true pursuit of your absolute highest mind, soul, and heart, then you will be gracefully and spontaneously reminded WHY. A child will come to you and look up at you like you are their hero, their guiding light – and you realize you have to find the courage to lead the way. A client will write to you and say that they could not have done it without you – and you realize your actions are far from insignificant. A friend acknowledges you for all that you have done so far, even though you are not ‘there’ yet – and you can’t hide from divine timing. You cannot give up what you know isn’t right without being rewarded. You cannot let go of the shadows of the past without being gifted a brighter future. You cannot stare into your own heart, mind and soul without coming out clearer about who you are: connected, tuned in, aligned, inspired. […]

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Continue

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Continue. Continue on even when the road gets rocky. Continue on even when you doubt yourself. Continue on even when the sky is cloudy and the rain pours down. Continue on even when you can’t see the path ahead. Continue on even when you feel like you’ve lost your grip. Continue on even when the people you care about appear to disappear. Continue on even when your mind feels like cotton wool. Continue… When it’s tough. When you feel rough. Continue… Because what’s on other side exceeds what you see today. Continue… Because you’re moving to reach your potential. Continue on even when you feel that you can’t go on anymore… Because that’s where you find everything you were searching for. Continue because…. People need you, care about, want, and value you. Continue… The rhythm of life won’t stop when you feel like you have. The sun will rise again tomorrow, prevented by no means of dark grey clouds or hail storms. This is the truth of life. You cannot throw the planet off it’s orbit, no matter how big your challenges. You can only ever reach out for greater accomplishments – that require more of you, that demand the […]

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