Creating one year from now!

Today we’re looking out ahead just like the leopard in the early morning sun … Where will you be one year from now? While we’ll be planning with the end in mind in this series, a good place to start is by looking at what’s been accomplished this year. Every action we’ve taken in the last year has built the future we have right now. I received an email from Marion this week which says it all: “Thanks for your weekly blog – besides being interesting it gives me a reminder each week to keep up my goals energy.  And your Africa trip sounds amazing!  It is so great to be … [Read more...]

The Power of Winning Habits!

The countdown is on … it’s the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London tonight! All the athletes are about to ‘strut their stuff’ after years of dedication, perspiration and preparation!   Can Michael Phelps do it again? I’m reminded of the magnificent accomplishment of eight gold medals, won by Michael Phelps at the Beijing Olympics in 2008! That accomplishment set a record for the most gold medals ever won in a single Olympic Games. He’s won 14 career Olympic gold medals; the most by any Olympian. In terms of total career Olympic medals, he’s ranked … [Read more...]

Saying yes to YOU!

This week I’ve spoken with a number of people who often find they’re dealing with everyone else’s issues, while putting their own lives to one side. Living your Champagne Life fully is about being free to say ‘yes’ to YOU and your priorities (first not last) … and saying ‘thank you’ to others! Sounds simple doesn’t it? Simple, but not necessarily easy … sometimes we may find ourselves feeling trapped in situations we’ve said ‘yes’ to, when we really meant ‘no’. The cost of not saying ‘no’ or not asking for assistance Being unable to say ‘no’ or … [Read more...]

Linking self-worth and net worth!

For those of us down under, an abundance of fresh strawberries in season is usually something we watch everyone else devouring … while we’re all rugged up at this time of year, watching the Wimbledon tennis action on television! Watching Wimbledon is not just about the tennis, it’s about history and tradition, it’s about strawberries and champagne, it’s about acknowledging all the celebrities in the crowd, and it’s about getting in touch with what it takes to have the mindset and self-worth of a champion. With such an amazing standard of tennis this year, many of the top players … [Read more...]

What are you looking for?

The magic of taking a second look On my first, split second glance at this photo … I saw an autumn leaf resting in its crinkled colourful glory on a moss covered branch. On looking more closely, I discovered a masterpiece of nature … a beautiful moth with velvet wings! We ain’t seen half of it! It reminded me of an exercise I often do in my workshops. I start by asking the participants to look around the room and take everything in. The next step is to close their eyes and count the number of white things in the room. It’s amazing when I ask them to open their eyes and tell … [Read more...]