Life’s Nuances and Abstracts…

Sometimes life throws us curved balls. We have no choice but to catch it, run with it, and ride the waves until it passes. It’s what we do with it when it comes our way that counts.

Renowned Speaker Nick Vujicic, the limbless man, has inspired millions worldwide. He was born without arms and legs, was depressed early in life but found the strength to survive, thrive, and now uses his ‘gift’ to go on to do great things!

So when the Nuances and Abstracts of life hit us like a ton of bricks-no matter how subtly it rears its ugly head, let’s hold strong. Let us keep going because only then will we be able to get back up to achieve our dreams, goals, and aspirations.

Cheers!

 

In the Process It Stings But…

But when it all comes together, it’s sweet like honey and produces something naturally beautiful.

Swarm…in the process it stings. But when it all comes together, it’s sweet like honey and produces something naturally beautiful.

Goals…keep going. Don’t stop.

Cheers!

Life’s a Beach…Reboot

Rejuvenate. Relax. Chill. Reboot. Whatever you call it, it’s important to pause. Yes, stop for awhile. To get off life’s treadmill of activities. You’ll benefit from Vivid feelings of revived spirit, ability to think, refocus. You’ll see things clearly when you take a break.

Rejuvenate …make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively

Workaholic? Plan a getaway for a day, week, month or a year (yikes!). It all depends on your goal. So go ahead plan it, do it, boost your energy today. Hey, even the journey of planning is rejuevating.

Cheers!

Imposter Syndrome…

Fake it til you make it. That’s what we are told and it actually works. If you want to be successful, act like a success. Align yourself with like-minded people. Network with those that you want to be like and most of all believe in yourself.

But on the other hand, there are those of us who even when we are actually successful because of our hard work, still feel like a fake. An example is the Oscar award-winning actress Viola Davis who after capturing the award, told a news reporter that she felt like an imposter. It happens and is often very common among successful people. They work hard to achieve and only know how to work hard. Then eventually the hard work is recognized and they can hardly believe it.  Indeed a sign of humility.

Below are some signs of the imposter syndrome that Parlays some people, and how CNN headline news shares to deal with it when it comes.

Symptoms

  • Self Doubt
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Despair

How to Manage

  • Manage yourself
  • Change Negative thoughts to positive
  • Speak up
  • Reestablish yourself  – you have worked hard

So if you have attained success (whether large or small), and feel like an imposter, move past that feeling. You have earned it.

Cheers!

5 Ways To Overcome Bad Luck

Have you been doing some things that seem to attract results that differ from what you really want?

“Why does this keep happening to me?”  This question is often asked by those down in the dumps, or  who have a stream of ‘bad Luck ‘ that seem to follow them. Charlene was always late. Late for exams, late for work, late for appointments, late for time with her family…she was late for just about everything. Yet she utters these words when she is fired, dumped, kids faltered etc. But is there something she’s doing wrong that causes these stream of ‘bad luck’ to follow her? Let’s give her the benefit of the Doubt.

Most of us can think of situations that are like that of Charlene’s. People will tell you to follow old wives  fables such as throwing salt over your left shoulder, burning incense, carrying protective charms, lighting a few candles of specific colors, and much more to change streams of bad luck. But life is more than that. Perhaps we can Carve out the time to try a new approach. Here are 5 ways that may help.

5 Practical Ways to Overcome Bad Luck

Reflection

Reflect on your life and where you have come from. Have you been doing some things that seem to attract results that differ from what you really want? As you reflect, pen your thoughts. Keeping track helps you know where bad habits are so you can do something about them.

Take Action

Once you have considered where you have been going wrong, take corrective action. Do something different that will lead to a more positive result. If you are always late, then make a deliberate and conscious decision to be on time. Wake up earlier. Leave earlier. Afterall time is money. You lose it if you’re late for work, or pay fees such as missing airline flights, not to mention bills that lead to bad credit. So Quicken your interest and spring into to a new habit before it’s too late.

Learn And Grow

Take the time to learn something new. If you have a bad habit that you want to correct, Center your efforts on improvement. Read up on it. Get help. Learn how to fix it. It is in the learning that the change will come.

Don’t be afraid to Step Out

Stepping out to do something different can be daunting. It is something that most of us avoid. Afterall, we don’t want to make mistakes. We don’t want to live with regrets. But it is in stepping out in spite of our fears that make us succeed. Many are the examples of society’s leaders and those we admire who stepped out and eventually succeeded. You don’t have to think far. Just picture the famous ‘selfie’ that many can’t seem to do without. Commonly done using an iPhone. Yessss… Steve Jobs took a leap and it worked! Now we eat, sleep, and dream using the device (but that’s another story …smile).

Celebrate Small Wins

Celebrate as you progress. Encouragement goes a long way for both ourselves and others. Celebration  does not have to be expensive. It can be as simple as doing something you enjoy. The important thing is that you recognise the progress you’re  making.

So today make a conscious decision to make a change. Make a U-turn. Do it slowly to avoid getting dizzy. And even if you do get a little dizzy and knocked off your feet, get back up! Continue moving. Your dreams, goals, aspirations, and those close to you won’t be able to miss it.

Cheers!

People Who Found Success Despite Failure…

Stephen was blindsided. He lost his job. Had nothing to do with him. His employer decided to cut staff. Despite having a wife and two children to care for, he was sent home without notice to face his mortgage, bills, and cover life’s basic needs.

Maria left high school, got her first job and now after 3 years feels lost as she sets her eye on the supervisor position that just opened up. She asked herself should she apply? Would she qualify? Faced with the daunting fact that she has no certification or formal education, she felt depressed. She had delayed formal training after high school to make ’em dollars. Now what?

Lidia and Bill became engaged 2 years ago and want to take the next step to get married but feel scared to make the decision. Questions bothered them. Will they be able to afford a house? Should they have children? Will they end up divorced after a few years like their friends Rory and Aley?

Life Decisions

Life can seem like an Arid desert at times.The scenarios shared are common throughout life as individuals make decisions associated with periods of transition.But many are the successful people before us who have been there, faced decisions, in some cases failed initially but eventually succeeded. Think of J.K. Rowling, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss and countless others.

Today if you are facing a life decision, cast your worries and fears aside. Get help if needed. Know that being anxious is normal and actually help to propel us to the next step. Even when you’re afraid move forward, take the step, keep going and you too will achieve your dreams, goals and aspirations.

Cheers!