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!

How quickly Chooseday comes around each week!
This week I’m talking about the importance of being definite about your goals.


“Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money”. Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definite ness which will be described in a subsequent chapter.)”


This is the first of six steps I talked about last week, taken from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich.


He has spoken about being definite about the amount of money you desire. It’s equally applicable for other things.

If you wish to become more healthy, what exact statement will tell you have achieve this?
It’s not enough to say “I wish to lose weight” as there are a number of ways this could be achieved. You could get really ill and become frail and lose half your body weight, but this isn’t necessarily what you had in mind.

Better to focus on “I’m so happy and grateful now that I can walk up 4 flights of stairs easily and effortlessly” or “I’m so happy and grateful now that I have a toned tummy and look great on the beach”!


If you have all the money you need or want, then decide what else you would like. Would you like more time to spend with family or for travelling?


By the way, money beliefs can also play havoc with our goal setting and achieving. If it feels wrong or upsetting to you to set a larger financial goal than ever before, you could have judgement about riches or making lots of money.

It’s a good idea to spend some time with a good business or life coach to decide if this is in line with your personal values or whether it’s involving beliefs and paradigms that you want to change.


There is a universal law of order, which is important to understand. There is first order, then movement.

By being definite, we create a sense of order first in our own mind, then to everyone around us.


Think of a GPS. You put the destination into your GPS (or google maps!) and you get directions that take you from where you are to where you want to be. Our mind is like our own personal GPS. The only problem is that it’s often set on past destinations or destinations that we don’t even like. Then we wonder why we keep on ending up there!

Being definite about our next destination in life is vitally important. In all areas, from career to relationships. From health to a healthy financial situation. From fun to friendships. Decide exactly what you really, really want.


Allow yourself to be generous with yourself and what you want. Then think of other ways as to how what you want could also help others. If your cup is empty, you can’t give anything to anyone else! If your wallet is empty, you can’t help anyone with money. If you have run yourself down and have no energy, how do you give of your time to others? That’s a whole other topic which I will cover in my future Chooseday messages!

Have a great Chooseday,
With gratitude,


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