We have a huge amount of knowledge and information that we have access to, yet we ignore it.
Today, I was re-arranging my book shelf when I came across a book that I owned, that I have been trying to find in my local libraries! This got me thinking about how much knowledge we have, or is accessible to us that we simply ignore. We don't use it. I find it really strange that we don't tap into that information. The books are just left on the shelf, the courses are done and any advice we've received, we ignore. Bizarre!
All of this has a cost to it which should be acknowledged. It might mean giving something up or having to start doing something that you're not already doing.
Gaining knowledge is very simple in some respects, but the implementation of that knowledge is the challenging bit.
For example, we know that we could probably all be fitter and healthier. We know what we need to do - exercise and eat better. We have the knowledge.
A couple of years ago, my husband bought me...
In this video I talk about how you can change your mood.
In case you don't know, I'm a certified High Performance coach. I've been developing my practice as a coach and looking at the nuances of how people can live as their best selves.
Today, I want to talk about a few things you can do to change your mood if you're feeling fed up or just generally down in the dumps. Maybe you feel a lot of negativity in your life? I want to help you move to a place that makes you feel better about your situation.
Your mood and mindset really govern how you enjoy your day. Even though you could be in a tough situation, but your mindset is such that you have a much better experience.
First of all acknowledge that there's a situation or feeling that needs to change.
First, think about the words that you use to describe yourself, or the situation that you're in. Are those words negative words? Are the words that you could use instead that are more empowering? By doing this simple thing you can...
In this video I want to talk about the important relationship between the brain and body.
I've been reading an interesting book and one of the sentences that has stayed with is 'The brain rules the body'.
No matter what it is that we want to do, the relationship between what we desire and our bodies, when we develop the mindset to make that thing happen, the body falls into place and supports you in achieving that goal.
But where are the limits? I think we set those limits ourselves. When we look at some people, we wonder 'How did they achieve that?'. If we look at the example of Roger Bannister who was the first man to run a mile under 4 minutes. Some thought it impossible, but when he did it, others started doing it as well. The mental limits that people thought existed had been removed.
When we look at the marathon, there's a number of attempts to do the marathon under 2 hours. That's the next big goal. Now, it hasn't been done yet, but what do you think will happen once...
In this video I share a few lessons I learned from some kids who came round to the house about a week ago.
I'm that Auntie that the nieces and nephews are a little bit scared of (because I'm the one who will tell them off!) but, they know that I also give them interesting things to do and think about.
On this day, I happened to give some advice to 7 kids, all aged under 8. In essence, I got them to make some checklists. I didn't make them. They did. They had ownership of the process. So they made the checklists, they monitored their progress on a daily basis and made a self-assessment.
Anyway, today, their parents sent me the results of how they've been getting on and I learned some valuable lessons which I share with you in the video . They got a lot done! This is how results happen!
It's amazing what you can learn and from who.
The benefits you can get from the simple checklist.
Give children ownership of their own projects.
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