We are born, we die, and so it is what we do in-between these two stages of existence that we focus. Some people choose to contemplate the meaning of life, and waste meaningless hours doing so, all while others actually live their lives, experiencing the joys and the sorrows, the ups and the downs. Who is more sane? Both and neither. It makes no difference what you do or what you believe in this journey called life, it only matters that you live it. Live it from the very core of your being.
Know who you are, create the best possible opportunities for yourself, and define what you want to get out of this life, and then get on with achieving it.
No excuses. No exception. Just live it.
And live it true to you – no matter what.
One of the saddest things to experience in life is the feeling of not being loved by others or by yourself. That feeling of not being lovable or deserving of love. And this feeling happens more often than we care to admit.
Love has become such a cliché, a word that has been watered down, over-used, misused, misunderstood, and used as a bargaining tool. Conditional love is so subtle that it goes undetected, but love should never be conditional. True meaningful and impactful love is unconditional. It does not mean that you accept some behaviors, it just means that you compassionately love yourself and others.
There is absolutely zero chance of loving someone, truly loving them deeply, until you learn the gentle art of loving yourself first. So why not gift yourself with that which is the very foundation of your existence – love.
This program has 12 steps that take you through the corridors of your mind and heart. You will be the observer and observe how things are. Then you will roll up your sleeves and get down to some serious life-changing practices. You will learn to choose differently and to love yourself – no matter what.
The accumulation and hoarding of things (materialism and consumerism) are all by-products of trying to find happiness outside of yourself. But that is so fleeting. People say money cannot buy you happiness, but there is another way to look at it. Money can buy you temporal happiness, but like all things in this world, things fade and eventually disappear.
They do not teach you at school that advertising and marketing is a distortion of the truth. You do not need anything to be accepted, ‘better than’, to fit in or to stand out from the crowd. What you need is the freedom to be yourself – no matter what.
You need to look at your character. What type of person are you? Are you the eternal optimist or the gloomy pessimist? These polar opposites are emotional states that are impacted by how you perceive life at a given point in time.
If only you knew how to tap into the wealth of wisdom and resilience you have within you. Wellness comes from within. While there is nothing wrong with having things, it is only unhealthy if they are a substitute for what really matters. Nothing can replace a healthy mindset, emotional wellbeing and the ability to stay grounded in life, no matter what.
What does success look like to you? Success has become synonymous with business, your career, making money, living in the ‘right’ suburbs, joining a golf club or some other form of elitism. Whilst this might be an element of success to some (a form of measurement that tells some people – you have ‘arrived’), it is only one facet of success.
To a homeless person, success could be having a warm meal and a place to sleep for the evening; to the diligent student it could be passing with distinctions; to the stay-at-home mum it could be being able to juggle multiple balls at one time; and to you, it could be something entirely different.
In this program you get to identify and define your meaning of success. Once you have your framework of what success looks like to you, you need to do a gap analysis. Where are you currently in relation to where you want to be? Once you have mapped this out, you will be able to create a bridge to get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Success is an internal journey. It is about having a success mindset, removing the obstacles that stand in your way of success, and having a clear vision on where you are heading. And then, doing the work.