Good day This week’s Chooseday message is all about what do you really, really want? I’m sharing with you the audio that forms part one of this series which will be available in my membership area soon. What do you really, really want?
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This week’s Chooseday message is all about what do you really, really want? I’m sharing with you the audio that forms part one of this series which will be available in my membership area soon.
This morning I was listening to my mentor, Bob Proctor, as I have so often, talk about goals. He mentioned how the goal that is right for you is one that inspires you, that excites you and challenges you. Which got me thinking….
How often have you written your goals down, and looked at the list and felt very little emotion? Or perhaps despondent? This is because we have been conditioned to only strive for things that we know we can achieve. When last did you think of something you really, really want, but didn’t have a clue how you would get it?
We are also conditioned to set goals that are realistic (I do believe I have seen this in some goal-setting seminars). Did the Wright brothers have a realistic goal of getting something to fly when previously the airspace was exclusively for birds. Research has proven that sometimes the more unrealistic a goal is, the better the chances of you achieving it.
You see, goals are there to help you grow. When you set goals that you know how to reach, you go sideways – there is no challenge in getting them. This is where procrastination sets in, or even boredom. If you would like to get some passion back into your life, and be really eager to jump out of bed in the morning, then perhaps now is a good time to set bigger, brighter, more exciting goals.
Use your intellectual faculty of imagination – and give your imagination time to focus on the business you would truly love to have; the relationships or the income. If you ever heard a child being reprimanded for day-dreaming, chances are that you decided it was a non-productive activity to let your mind wander. I’d like to challenge you to turn this around in your favour right now. Did you know that Richard Branson went to look at Necker Island long before he could afford to purchase an Island? The Wright brothers set out to create an aircraft that would fly, when no-one had ever succeeded in getting anything off the ground before.
What would you simply LOVE to be doing? How would you like your next financial statement to look? Where would you take a holiday if time and money were no object at all?
Have a great day,
with love and gratitude
Perth Business Coach Jill Hutchison works with business owners wishing to increase their results and their fulfilment. She is a business partner of Bob Proctor, from the hit movie, The Secret. Delivering seminars, workshops and coaching on the areas that make the most impact – beginning with your thoughts. LifeSuccess consultant, Jill Hutchison speaks to audiences both in Western Australia and around the world.
My mother wrote this in my autograph book when I was about 10 – and I have never forgotten it! I don’t know who wrote it – but a similar message has been conveyed by many motivational speakers over the years.
You are in charge of your own ship. You can choose to tap into your strengths and go where you want to – you can set your own sails. It’s not up to anyone else to do it for you. Circumstances can’t dictate your results. You dictate your own results. The time will never be right for many things – you have to find the right time. You can create ideal circumstances. It’s up to you.
If we set our sails in the right direction, we get the results we want. If you’re looking for happiness, then set your sails on gratitude. The practice of Gratitude has proven to be a key part of being happy – irrespective of your circumstances. Writing in a Gratitude Journal every day for 6 weeks has proven to contribute to your health and longevity too.
Decide whether you are going to set your sails to take advantage of the gales or if you are going to be one of those people who always complains conditions aren’t right. I know which kind of person is more fun to be around!
with love and gratitude
Perth Business Coach, Jill Hutchison is the “Tap Your Next Power” Mentor . She takes successful, driven professionals and business owners into their next stage of growth and advancement, the one they have been struggling to see and tap, the one that will throw open the doors to their next opportunity.
Jill connects you to your most powerful self, shifting attitudes, beliefs and actions to spark achievement rapidly by going straight to the issue. She draws out your creativity to craft a goal larger than perhaps imagined. Whether you have a career, or a small, medium or large business – getting clear on your goals is very important. Regular goal reaching conversations help to determine which goals are going to drive you through this phase of your life.
Now your eyes are open, and the path is clear and straight-forward. Now you tap the full power in you to achieve what’s next for you.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, from her book: A Return to Love.
Marianne Williamson’s words are such a great reminder that we stand to stand tall In who we are. To remember that we so have a light to shine, and that we needn’t hide it so that others aren’t intimidated by it.
Today is Chooseday, you can choose to stand tall and allow your light to shine to inspire others.
It was pointed out to me that my Diamond Business Coaching program does exactly that – allow you to shine. It allows you to show your many facets, to attract the right clients, business partners and relationships that fit with who you truly are. Diamonds are precious, as you are too.
As a business coach in Perth, I love helping business owners to shine their light. To combine your skills, talents, abilities and experience into something amazingly beneficial for your customers and clients. There is good reason why you are unique, and there is a growing trend of doing business authentically and on purpose.
Keep Watering Your Bamboo Tree – by Eric Aronson
In the Far East, there is a tree called the Chinese bamboo tree. This remarkable tree is different from most trees in that it doesn’t grow in the usual fashion. While most trees grow steadily over a period of years, the Chinese bamboo tree doesn’t break through the ground for the first four years. Then, in the fifth year, an amazing thing happens – the tree begins to grow at an astonishing rate. In fact, in a period of just five weeks, a Chinese bamboo tree can grow to a height of 90 feet. It’s almost as if you can actually see the tree growing before your very eyes.
Well, I’m convinced that life often works in a similar way. You can work for weeks, months and even years on your dream with no visible signs of progress and then, all of the sudden, things take off. Your business becomes profitable beyond your wildest dreams. Your marriage becomes more vibrant and passionate than you ever thought it could be. Your contribution to your church, social organization and community becomes more significant than you have ever imagined.
Yet, all of this requires one thing – faith. The growers of the Chinese bamboo tree have faith that if they keep watering and fertilizing the ground, the tree will break through. Well, you must have the same kind of faith in your bamboo tree, whether it is to run a successful business, win a Pulitzer Prize, raise well-adjusted children, or what have you. You must have faith that if you keep making the calls, honing your craft, reading to your children, reaching out to your spouse or asking for donations, that you too will see rapid growth in the future.
This is the hard part for most of us. We get so excited about the idea that’s been planted inside of us that we simply can’t wait for it to blossom. Therefore, within days or weeks of the initial planting, we become discouraged and begin to second guess ourselves.
Sometimes, in our doubt, we dig up our seed and plant it elsewhere, in hopes that it will quickly rise in more fertile ground. We see this very often in people who change jobs every year or so. We also see it in people who change churches, organizations and even spouses in the pursuit of greener pastures. More often than not, these people are greatly disappointed when their tree doesn’t grow any faster in the new location.
Other times, people will water the ground for a time but then, quickly become discouraged. They start to wonder if it’s worth all of the effort. This is particularly true when they see their neighbors having success with other trees. They start to think, “What am I doing trying to grow a bamboo tree? If I had planted a lemon tree, I’d have a few lemons by now.” These are the people who return to their old jobs and their old ways. They walk away from their dream in exchange for a “sure thing.”
Sadly, what they fail to realize is that pursuing your dream is a sure thing if you just don’t give up. So long as you keep watering and fertilizing your dream, it will come to fruition. It may take weeks. It may take months. It may even take years, but eventually, the roots will take hold and your tree will grow. And when it does, it will grow in remarkable ways.
We’ve seen this happen so many times. Henry Ford had to water his bamboo tree through five business failures before he finally succeeded with the Ford Motor Company. Richard Hooker had to water his bamboo tree for seven years and through 21 rejections by publishers until his humorous war novel, M*A*S*H became a runaway bestseller, spawning a movie and one of the longest-running television series of all-time. Another great bamboo grower was the legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro. Arcaro lost his first 250 races as a jockey before going on to win 17 Triple Crown races and 554 stakes races for total purse earnings of more than $30 million.
Well, you have a bamboo tree inside of you just waiting to break through. So keep watering and believing and you too will be flying high before you know it.