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    Mindset,  Success

    You’re nearer than you think

    When we start a new project or try to change something in our life we can sometimes get disheartened or give up before we reach the end. We look for signs that we are reaching our goals and if we don’t receive them we might be inclined to give up too soon. We all know how it feels to get positive feedback, it keeps us motivated. When we get on the scales and we have lost a kg we feel fantastic and it gives us the feedback that we crave to continue with our efforts. The opposite is also is true. When we get on the scales and we’ve put…

  • NLP,  Success

    Baby Steps, Changing Old Habits

    Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is about patterns and behaviours that we adopt from an early age. When we were small we looked at our adult role models and imitated what they did to develop our skills, both motor skills and intellectual skills. We watched them and copied. They were walking, we started to try and at first we would crawl and drag ourselves around and every now and then we would muster up the strength and determination to attempt our first step. The result? We hit the ground, it was difficult, it was the first time after all. What did we do? Did we sit on our backside and quietly say…

  • Success

    The 4 Ps for Peak Performance

    Peak Performance = Passion + Power + Persistence + Patience Passion When we are aligned with what drives us; our passion, it is easy to do what is needed to be done to get to where we want to be. We are driven to accomplish these things in our life. We only need motivation when we have to do something that does not align directly with our passion. How easy is it to jump out of bed and do something that you are truly passionate about, compared to something that you have to do, but don't really want to do it? "Where attention goes, energy flows." (James Redfield). Our mind…