Please Note: The above is a reprint of a post used by Don Miller on his website .  He credits it to Eric Aronson

Jill Hutchison
~Challenge What’s Possible~

Jill Hutchison is the “Tap Your Next Power” Mentor taking successful, driven professionals 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.

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.

What will it take to get you to fly?

“I saw, from my bedroom window, a guinea-fowl trapped in the tennis court. Up and down it frantically hurried against the wire, up and down over a limited distance looking for a way out of its prison.
I went out to open the gate and encourage it to escape that way.

The interesting thing was that as I opened the gate the guineafowl got such a fright, it flew right over the top of the 10ft fence!
It had the capacity to fly and escape, all the time while it was trapped.
It took a fright to set that capacity in action.

Are we sometimes like that?
We need to get out of a situation that imprisons us – lack of ambition, boredom, can’t-do-ness – and a good fright makes us rise and get on with it!
Give thanks for the frights we get in our lives!”

Written by Margaret Kean, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
She was the first person to tell me that it was
“The set of the sails and not the gales, which show you the way to go.”

She is my Mum and the best grandma our kids could wish for.
For many years Mum wrote “From the Edge of the Hill” – a monthly article on the humorous side of farm life, from a farm wife point-of-view, published in the NAUNLU (Natal Agricultural Union journal).
Before the days of internet and facebook – it seemed as if all our breakfast table discussions were suitable fodder for the entire farming community in the state!

As her children we knew that if we did something funny or stupid enough, everyone was going to know about it! One of these days I will talk her into publishing her articles in a book format!

What will it take to get you to fly like the guineafowl?

I firmly believe in learning from mentors that are leaders in their field. Mentors and coaches can encourage you to spread your wings and fly in a safe environment. I love seeing the potential in those I work with, and seeing your spread your wings.

Have a wonderful Choose-day, wherever you are!

Jill Hutchison
Perth, Australia

Happy Chooseday from India!

India is making a major impact in my life! I’m fortunate enough to be here at the Vibrant Gujarat event, with thousands of people, including 450 of us in the delegation from Australia.

It is an incredible experience as this event was truly world class, the calibre of speakers was phenomenal. Leaders from World Bank, MasterCard, Rio Tinto, several other companies and countries made it an enriching and enlightening experience.

Several things have been front of mind while visiting India.

1. The importance of accepting and being in awe of what is. The way things are, the richness and diversity of the people. Just like its important to have complete acceptance and awe of yourself and your skills and talents.

2. I have noticed the Indian culture is very respectful of all religions, cultures and beliefs. I think other countries can learn a lot from this. Individually, when we choose to see the person rather than the stereotype, we connect and find the commonalities rather than the differences.

3. Awesome attitudes exist towards the customer here. Yes, I’m well aware my experience may have been slightly skewed with my stay in luxury hotels. I’ve chosen to take these service levels with me and see how I can serve my coaching clients and audiences even better.

What do you choose to focus on today?

Have a great choose day!

With love and gratitude,


The PM of Bhutan talks about Gross National Happiness as more important than GDP!

Gratitude softens the soul…

Gratitude expands the soul, softens the heart and brings joy to life.

Purchase your Attitude of Gratitude Journal here. Written by Jill Hutchison, this journal will allow you to experience, first hand, the benefits of writing (yes, in long hand, in the journal) your gratitude list.

Why do you need to write it in the book? If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to get distracted if you do it on a laptop, ipad or iphone – or any other device. By using a book and a simple pen, sitting quietly and commiting to writing 10 items every single day creates a shift in your vibration. How does it work?  By repetitively writing the sentence beginning with “I’m so happy and grateful now that…”, you brainwash yourself and your body into believing that you are happy and grateful.

It has been proven by scientists, theologists, spiritual teachers and others, that when you focus on positive things in your life, your body chemistry physically shifts. Even if you don’t feel particularly grateful when you begin your writing, if you write “I’m so happy and grateful” enough times, you begin to be happy and grateful!

When I’m feeling particularly out of sync, I commit to a list of 30 things. Here are some of today’s items:

1. “I’m so happy and grateful for the blue sky today”

2. I’m so happy and grateful that exams are going well for Dylan.

3. I’m so happy and grateful to have had family visit us from South Africa this year.

4. I’m so happy and grateful for our pending holiday to South Africa for Christmas this year, the first Christmas we will have had with all our family there since 2006.

5. I’m so happy and grateful to live close to the beach and enjoy walking along the sea front regularly.

6. I’m so happy and grateful to have a great yoga teacher so close to home.

7. I’m so happy and grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had in Australia since moving here in 2007.

8. I’m so happy and grateful to have Ross home every night recently, rather than have him working away.

9. I’m so happy and grateful for technology, for the great music that is playing in the background.

10. I’m so happy and grateful for all my facebook friends cheering me on and inspiring me with their positive posts and supportive comments.

11.I’m so happy and grateful for all my lovely clients (most of whom have become family friends) who allow me into their lives and inside the personal spaces of their great minds.

12. I’m so happy and grateful for having worked with great thinkers like Bob Proctor and all the incredible people I’ve met in the process.

13. I’m so happy and grateful for the great weather we’ve been having in Perth – if this is winter, I’m happy!

14. I’m so happy and grateful that we live such a privileged life and are very comfortable.

15. I’m so happy and grateful for the fire burning behind me and warming my back.

16. I’m so happy and grateful the kids are all healthy and enjoying their netball and rugby respectively.

17. I’m so happy and grateful that my second book writing is going so well and for the inspiration that has been flowing.

18. I’m so happy and grateful to have  a sunny outdoor area, where I can sit in the morning while writing my book.

19. I’m so happy and grateful for the internet, that has allowed us to have so much interaction with people all over the world. How marvelous is this, it simply didn’t exist when we were kids!

20. I’m so happy and grateful to be fit enough to walk and cycle in the fresh air and sunshine.

21. I’m so happy and grateful for my 87 year old neighbour Yvonne, who loves me visiting her and has such a great outlook on life!

Purchase your Attitude of Gratitude Journal here.

Feel free to post your own gratitude list below!


Jill Hutchison
Attitude of Gratitude
Perth, Australia


Do you want to play a bigger game?

Can you remember how much fun you have had when you’ve had something to strive for?   The focus you have when you have lots to do and a little time to do it in?

Think back to the goals you have achieved.  I bet that you felt most alive when you were reaching for one of your biggest goals.

How are you doing right now?  Have you reset your goals, have you started playing a bigger game?

If you have, well done – no wonder you’re excited to get out of bed every morning, and are focused and productive in the actions you need to take.

I used to think the only purpose of having a goal was to achieve it.  That you set goals to get something you didn’t already have, or to have an experience you wanted – or to get someplace you hadn’t yet been. Now I know that part of the purpose of a goal is to energise you – to make your life worth living, to bring the excitement into your life. That the experience you’re looking for is found partly in the journey to your destination.

If you’re not feeling as positive as you normally are – or feeling under stress…. Chances are that you haven’t set a big enough goal that is pulling you forward right now.  It may not even be about the achievement for you – perhaps you have already achieved everything you thought you wanted?  Are you feeling comfortable?

If you can relate to this, isn’t it time you played a bigger game?  Have you got others around you that are challenging you to stretch further, to play bigger?



Enjoy the rest of your Chooseday!

Kind regards



Jill Hutchison
(+61) 0419194323

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