Mirror on the wall

I believe that all around us we have tools to empower ourselves. Using a mirror can really set you up for the day and it can challenge you to  be conscious of your motivations, and when you  look at yourself in the mirror every morning, the things that push you to be successful are staring right at you. 

So, I challenge you, right now, to grab a piece of paper and a pen and take the  mirror challenge!

Everyone’s morning mirror motivations may be different, but the important aspects of this challenge are that you take the time to think about everything that motivates you on a daily basis, write them down to make these ideas come to life, and place this list somewhere that will constantly remind you of these, such as your mirror.

The only person that is stopping you from achieving your goals or dreams is you and face the challenge head on by taking ownership of you. Don’t be afraid to stand up to yourself and make your mirror a powerful motivational tool.

Never underestimate the power within you, because you may be the only person in the entire universe to solve a specific problem. – Gift Gugu Mona

It might feel strange when you first look at yourself in the mirror and start the chat with yourself? 

But trust me you have greatness in you and don’t be afraid to tell “you” what you want to achieve and also what you are  grateful for, and great at!!

Thank you,

Neil

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Change gear and drive!

Today me and my fellow life coach Sunil Naphray were talking on Loose Men. I made a point that we are all guilty at times living our lives like we are on Cruise control.

If we approach life this way it can be very comfortable and we will only move forward at a certain speed that feels relaxing and safe.

If you continue living like this change can then feel uncomfortable and to move forward will not be so easy to predict. Yet also you won’t be prepared for any unwanted changes that life’s journey may bring?

However, at some point, if you are wanting more from your life you need to put your foot on the pedal and start to drive. You want to get up in the morning, start your engine, take hold of the steering wheel, put your foot on your pedal, and drive!

You want to be the one who dictates your speed, direction, and use of the brake. And you want to open the window and feel the wind in your hair and drive towards the action of making your dreams come true. 

If we persist with the cruise control approach to life you can’t achieve the goals and to live your life from comfort there won’t be any sense of empowerment. 

The only time I use the cruise control option in my car is when I’m driving long distance on the motorway. It is great and I can relax a little and I never get speeding fines and it is less stressful.

In my life, I allow cruise control to make my journey more enjoyable. However, I don’t let myself get so comfortable that I stop paying attention or taking appropriate action to get where I want to go. If I think that is what will happen, I turn it off…fast!

Make plans, set new goals and give yourself the chance to make your dreams come true and don’t be afraid to take control of the journey.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream

Thank you,

Neil

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Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes?

Many of us fear change in our lives, but there are also things we want to change but don’t know where or how to start. If you start every week thinking, my diet starts on Monday, I’m going to exercise this week or this is my time to give up smoking then you’re not the only one, but there is a well-known phrase which says “Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes” – basically, just wanting something to change isn’t enough, we need to put in the effort or if we continue to do things the same way all the time, we should not expect a different outcome.

Our bad habits will not be broken by wishful thinking. Instead, it takes a genuine commitment to a new way of operating to make any significant and long-term difference in our lives. It is a solid concept. But it is a faulty concept!

For too many people, things are perfectly OK the way they are, as demonstrated by their lack of doing anything about them. Carrying a few pounds of excess weight? “That’s OK I can live with that”. Not impressing the boss? “He is impossible to please!” Finances an issue? “Things will be OK next month”. The fundamental problem with the “nothing changes, if nothing changes” mantra is that many times, things do change if you don’t do anything! If you keep eating three doughnuts for breakfast every day, you won’t stay the same. Your weight will become more of an issue, if you keep underachieving at work, you won’t just get more eye rolls from the boss – you will get fired! And if you keep adding items you can’t afford onto your increasing credit card balance the bank won’t just keep raising your credit limits, you will find yourself in bankruptcy.

So if you often struggle to motivate yourself to make major changes and accept that status quo is “OK” it could be time to take that step and ask for a little help. Not changing may not change anything today, but it may tomorrow. Keeping the same, safe routine will keep you happy today, but a lack of action certainly does not guarantee that everything will remain the same, either that annoying bad habit won’t break or it will eventually break you!

If it were true that not changing would ensure that everything stayed the same, what an easy world this would be to navigate. The truth is that everything is always changing, so if you are not moving forward, you are moving backwards.

It may be a little late for New Year’s resolutions, but there’s always time to begin working to make necessary changes at both home and work, because this much is true – things won’t change unless something changes. Are you ready for change? Yes, why not let me help you along the way. I can assist you in finding a way that will keep you moving forward, contact me <<here>> to book your free complimentary call.