My Words for 2017

As we crossed over into 2017, I was wondering what will make this year my most significant year?
What can I do this year that will for sure make it so different, have more impact, not just achieve my goals but crash them in terms of the return, the effect on others.

And these four words come to me:
1. Focus
2. Consistency
3. Commitment
4. Character

When I got these words I was like -okay no big deal, so what? but after some time and thought I have come to love and appreciate these words. I am committed to studying them and learning from them and really applying them every day to what I have decided to do.

In the month of January we went through the word Focus, we are now at the area of Vision. Do you have a vision for 2017? have you seen what you are going to achieve this 2017? are you replaying it in your mind every day? Twice a day?

I see my self everyday equipping leaders and professionals, by training, coaching and mentoring. I see myself on the stage talking and sharing and learning from others. I see myself travelling around the country, continents doing the same thing. I see myself and my children enjoying time together having fun, reading, sight seeing, visiting museums and amusement parks. I see myself meeting new leaders from all over the world, who are excited and are sharing their nuggets of wisdom with me. I can go on and on.

What do you see for yourself in 2017?

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What does focus bring?

In the month of January I was getting my focus in check. I have been making sure that; that which I want to achieve this year is in clear view and sight.

I’m also making sure that I put on some blinders, because there are many shinny things that can and will come around, that can make me loose focus. It takes just a minute and look elsewhere and loose focus and sink!

Trust me, ask Peter! One minute he was walking on the water and in the next he began to sink. Well he lost focus and faith.

Where does the faith come in? how does it relate with focus? I think faith plays a big part as it helps us focus on our vision.

For the last few weeks I have been asking the question what is your focus? or where are you focusing on this year?

I believe it has been a bit challenging to a few people to answer the question especially if they do not have a VISION.

Focus brings clarity to your Vision!

Do you have a VISION?

What is your 2017 vision? and are you focusing on it?

Celebrating each other

I have woken up with such a warm feeling today, am feeling so good with myself.

Yes! I am.

When was the last day you felt good about you? This morning? yesterday ? last year?

For many people it is not easy to feel good about yourself, maybe cause you have not achieved your goals for the month, or you have fallen out of the “resolution” mood, and now the reality, that one month has gone in 2015 which you cannot get back.

My advice to you this day is to stop stressing yourself Рyes you may have not done what  you set out to do but you can change your mind and start today to get things done.

The best way to do this is by celebrating others.

There are always people around you. Do you notice them? do you notice what they do for you and themselves? Take for example your spouse, do you celebrate them everyday? Do you realize that they chose you? out of so many people in the world they chose you! They love you, they give themselves to you- that is worth celebrating.

What about your children? Do you celebrate them? They listen to you, they are reflections of you- the good the bad the cheeky! love them as they love you, praise them for remembering the house rules, for doing their work well, for them doing their best.

What your office mates? do you really appreciate what they do – so that you get to do what you do? Its all about team work. Do you celebrate your team mates? Are you cheering them on as they cheer you on? Do you motivate, inspire and guide others to be the best that they can be?

What about your social networks – your friends and extended family? Do you have time to visit catch up with them as they tell you about their ups and downs? Do you remind them how valuable they are to you and your family?

Every one in one way or the other is celebrating you, they do this one day at a time, one moment in time.

I suggest that you also take time to do the same, and just maybe you might see that as you celebrate others, in doing so your life has so much more positive energy that you get to spread around.

Today I celebrate you- those who read this blog and share it, those who are out to achieve their dreams, crush their goals and want to give back to the world by being their best~ Hip hip Hurray!

The power of little by little

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I am discovering every day is the power of little by little.

Doing something towards my goals each day and in a week I have covered a lot.
Now at the end of January I did not achieve all my goals but I got such awesome results.

You may not be aware that my favorite pair of jeans at one point were not fitting – not even close. I was so upset at the time with myself.
I really did not realize last year what was going on with me, around me and of course on me!
So when it came to putting on my jeans that fateful day and they could not fit- that was the action that broke my back.

I decided to change the story and write a new one.

So, one of my 2015 goals is to loose at least 2 kilos each month. I am not just loosing weight am changing my lifestyle; making sure I do eat more healthy, get in some exercise every day – twice a day – one major one in the morning and one polite walk in the evening.

In as much as I do not like to walk, jog or run, I have ended up really liking my evening walks, I love seeing the trees and the sunsets are so pretty.

Little by little in the month of January I lost 4 kilos (yupieeeee)
Just by keeping at it. Mostly by having a good attitude towards the exercise and eating what is healthy. I do of course have my occasional ice cream and sweets, but not as much and not as often.

I love the results.
The power of little steps here, little aerobics there and the result at the end of the month is worth every little activity that I have put in.

So I want to encourage us all, let us remember to practice the power of little by little.
A little prayer here, a little prayer there. A little kindness here and a little kindness there, a little forgiveness here and a little forgiveness there. A little hug here a little hug there.

A big little smile here and am sure your going to give me back a big little smile from there!