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How to drive your Mojo

There is no easy way to reach greater purpose and fulfilment, but finding your why, your purpose, brings fewer bumps in the road and more enjoyable scenery. Without having your why and what aligned, and without the powers of belief, conviction and commitment to drive you, your travels may lead to a dead end. And that’s where we lose our Mojo! For many, the first question is how? How do we create a picture of extraordinary business and life success. But is how really the first question? How is actually the second question. The first question should be why? Because having a compelling reason — having clarity around what you love, what you treasure and what is most important to you — is a massive step towards living a meaningful life. Our true values become our why. Once you have your why it’s about living that — making sure your why and your what are aligned.Have you ever lost the connection between your why and the what? When life is good they are all in alignment running in parallel paths. When there is a connection life rocks. But when your why separates from your what — when what you are doing and why you are doing it separate — then problems appear. Have you ever had them separate? It’s pretty painful when they do. Living with greater purpose and fulfilment is about keeping the why and what aligned….

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Critical tipping points

An issue or a series of changes that become significant enough to cause a large impact defines a tipping point. Many in their lives will escape these critical points and remain content without much change. For some though, these tipping points, although often painful, can create the greatest positive transformations. Our lives can be:Uneventful – constant and steady, with little opportunity for growthEventful – varied and changing, with much opportunity for growth. And although at times I have craved constant and steady, I know that some of the greatest accomplishments and progress come from the events that shake us enough to cause a tip toward positive change. Think about those events throughout your life that had considerable impact – those major events that rocked your world – in a good or not so good way. These may be related to your health, to important relationships or even your wealth. Often these critical points hold considerable pain that can wake us up to the truth we have been ignoring and force us to make a few overdue decisions. Tipping points are common, just not talked about a lot. What we do in these challenging times is crucial to our success. The key is to make…

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The best advice

There’s no shortage of advice out there, on how to do things cheaper, faster and more effectively. But often our own experiences and expertise provides many of the answers and when we learn these lessons fulfillment comes easily. Over the last 25 years as a mum & business owner the three points below have become my mantra – my lessons for living a full and rich life. 1. Look after yourself Sometimes is it easy to overlook the one person that needs your help and support the most – and that’s you. The act of putting your self first is not selfish when you understand the benefits, not only to yourself, but those important to you. 2. Mix with the right peopleBeing with the right people can be such a cherished and unforgettable part of your life journey. These people inspire you to great achievements, give you insight and fill your life with excitement and energy. 3. Take responsibility for the life you want Successful people strive towards a result without excuses and take responsibility. When we make excuses we are saying that we are not responsible and that someone or something else is. Responsibility is one of the major foundations for success. An interview by Sally Steele…

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Be dependable

One of the major components to success is our ability to deliver on the promises we make – to do what we said we were going to. A good question to ask yourself – when you say you will do something do you deliver on that promise? And, do you deliver it when you said you would? If not, the reasons or excuses actually become irrelevant, as we are at risk of being seen as unreliable and untrustworthy which is not good for our success story. Over the last few decades in business I’ve worked on the principle of under promise and over deliver in relationships. Back in my real estate days we focused on delighting clients with more value than they expected. This helped us to earn our title as one of the most profitable offices in our group. Delivering on promises delivers on the bottom line too. Be dependable and you will get asked more often. The under promise and over deliver model can work in any business and across any relationship. The only piece of the puzzle missing is you – you being aware of what you commit to and following this through. Not delivering on promises handballs your business…

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Sustainable solutions

Each event in life has the possibility of sustaining or draining us. And although there are many factors that affect our well being our emotions are good barometers of how we are going. When emotions appear – take notice, ask questions and see what is behind the emotion. When we are feeling optimistic, enthusiastic and achieving, we have the desire to keep going and this contributes to being sustained. When we are tired, sad, angry, fearful or worried, this is draining. A long period of being drained prevents us from being fulfilled and can lead to serious health problems.  The World Health Organization reports that mental illness, and primarily depression, is the leading cause of disability worldwide. And more women are affected than men. Something needs to change – fast! What’s not the solution is to underestimate the harm of long-term negative emotions by ignoring them, working longer and numbing the pain. Solutions start when we are honest and courageous enough to identify the problems – to uncover the truth behind the emotions and fix what needs fixing. I recommend doing the Sustained or Drained questionnaire, in How To Have It All, on a regular basis to see what’s going on. Or, ask yourself:  I am sad/angry because…I am scared of…I resent…I feel…

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