Who is the Captain of your ship?

Everything in your life, from your diet to your career must be aligned with who you are. If you know your true passion, your deepest desires, then the secret to success is to discipline your life so you support your deepest purpose and minimise distractions and detours.

If you do not know your deepest desires, the your can not align your life to it. Everything in your life will be disassociated from your core. Disconnected from your core will make you feel weak and your will feel incomplete.

When you know your true passion and purpose – every moment will be lived to express your core desires and you will be living your truth.

When would be a good time to start finding and living your true passion/purpose?

Read these 8 tips about finding your passion in life from TinyBudda.com

make the jump leap of faith

 

If your current situation isn’t working make a change. Most people get held back by not knowing what they want to go on to but you will never learn and grow if you stay merely thinking about it. Experience life, follow your curiosity…

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“I have a dream” – What is your dream?

It’s been an historic week for our American friends; the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and the historic march on Washington, we saw US President Barack Obama, the first american black president, deliver a speech nearly to the minute 50 years on. Martin Luther King’s speech marked the peak of a series of protests against racial discrimination that began with Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger in 1955. Amazing how one woman’s brave action sparked the greatest movement in American civil rights!

What are your dreams?

Are you living each day in pursuit of your dreams? We have seen how one woman’s stand against injustice sparked the dreams of many, what can we learn from Rosa Parks? How can we inspire others to pursue their dreams?

Tony Robbins: “I have a dream that…”

Sir. Richard Branson: “I have a dream that…”

Chrissy Teigen: “I have a dream that…”

See more at http://www.nbcnews.com/dreamday

Use this week to inspire your dreams, what are your dreams, passions, and life goals? Don’t let people stop you in the pursuit of your dreams! I’ll leave the last word with the great, late Steve Jobs:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.  Everything else is secondary.”

Why would you be a small business owner?

 

Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.

Paul Ryan

I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.

Bill Rancic

Read more at Brainyquote 

Business women, why would you run your own business

600,000 new businesses are founded every year, even in this economic climate people still have the courage to go for it! That needs celebrating! What makes people leave the security of a monthly paycheck and go it alone? For some it’s not even a choice they were always going to work for themselves but for others it’s a huge leap of faith.

“I think the hallmark of a really good entrepreneur is that you’re not really going to build one specific company. The goal – at least the way I think about entrepreneurship – is you realize one day that you can’t really work for anyone else. You have to start your own thing. It almost doesn’t matter what that thing is.” – Max Levchin, Cofounder PayPal

The statistics for businesses to succeed aren’t great, it’s something like 8 out of 10 small businesses don’t make it past the first year. Small business owners believe they can beat the odds, otherwise they wouldn’t start! I think that shows huge strength of character and optimism so here are 5 reasons why you should be a small business owner!

 

1. You Can Find Your Own Work/Life Balance 

This can be the biggest reason to start your own business, if you want more flexibility in the hours you work running your own business can be the way to go.

2. You Can Challenge Yourself

Some people thrive on the routine of their job – performing the same tasks day after day. As an entrepreneur, you can bet that each day will be filled with new opportunities to challenge yourself, be creative and learn something new.

3. You Control Your Own Destiny

You may struggle to take orders from someone else, being in control of your own business gives the chance to make your own decisions, how to operate on a day-to-day basis and build a brand with your own ideals.

4. Follow your passion

When you run your own business its said that you can choose the 18 hours that you want to work!! But because its your passion it doesn’t feel like ‘work’. The journey of building a business can be as enjoyable as the destination.

5. Get to know your customers.

Small business owners have the opportunity to get to know their clients/customers. Around 80% of your business will come from existing clients, either repeat business or referral. Personalized attention is very much appreciated and remembered in the modern high-tech.

Why did you become a business owner?

Unleash the Power within 2013 with Tony Robbins

Just returned from another amazing “Unleash the Power Within” conference by Tony Robbins. Such an honor to be able to work with him and witness people’s amazing transformations right in front of your eyes. These 3 and a half day events are intense and really make powerful, lasting change possible. I thought I would dedicate this post to Tony and the amazing people who have attended his events both past and present; perhaps I will see you there in 2014?

Tony Robbins onstage at Unleash the Power within 2013 London

Tony Robbins top achievements:

  • Worked with over 3 million people from over 100 different countries – including Bill Clinton, Andre Agassi, Donna Karen & Hugh Jackman
  • Creator of the #1-selling personal and professional development system of all time
  • One of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World” –  Accenture
  • One of the “Top 200 Business Gurus” – Harvard Business Press
  • One of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” – American Express
  • A Top 100 Celebrity – Forbes
  • Best-selling author of Unlimited Power & Awaken the Giant Within
  • Featured in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Life, GQ, Vanity Fair, Business Week, Success magazines, CBS News, NBC News, ABC’s Prime Time Live, Fox News, CNN & more“The Bigger the Why – the Easier the How.”

UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN is about not waiting any longer. It’s about seizing the power that is already within you and challenging you to lead a life of your own design, rather than one that’s been scripted by your environment, society or anyone else.

AT UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN you will:

  • Break through the fears that hold you back (including unconscious fears).
  • Create momentum in your life to make difficult things become effortless.
  • Develop powerful new routines that create maximum energy, optimum health and peak vitality.
  • NEW! Implement a fail-safe system to ensure that you follow through long-term, especially when the demands, distractions and frustrations of life begin to vie for
    your focus.
  • NEW! Harness the key strategies for wealth creation, regardless of the economy
    or any other external forces.

Book here for Unleash the Power 2014 21-24 March London – Half price tickets until the end of May 2013!

My Favourite Tony Robbins Quotes:

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

“We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”  

“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”

“You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.”

Read more quotes

Personal Empowering Questions

“Successful people ask better questions” this quote really resonates with me so here are my top personal empowering questions for you to ask yourself if you want to make lasting change in your life!

What am I doing today to get what I want?

Will this behavior move me towards what I want or am I settling?

How would the person I want to be doing the thing I am about to do?

How long can I hold the vision?

Who do I have to become to attract the success I want?

Am I willing to accept the consequences of not changing?

Who is in control?

Am I settling into motion the causes that will produce the effects I want or am I settling?

Am I willing to do whatever it takes?

What don’t I SEE?

Who am I working with to help me get to where I want to be in my life?

Who is on my team to show me the strategies to obtaining what I want?

How much time could I cut off my learning curve if I only had someone who could mentor and coach me and show me what I don’t know, or even better, who would show me what I don’t know that I don’t know ! ?

What decision could you make right now to move you closer to your goal?

What are you grateful in your life right now?

What am I committed to in my life right now?

What do you need to focus on right now?

Which emotions do you need to strengthen?

How could you enjoy this even more?

How could you create even more certainty right now?

What am I most happy about my life right now?

What am I excited about in my life right now?

What am I proud of in my life right now?

What am I grateful for in my life right now?

What am I enjoying most in my life right now?

What am I committed to in my life right now?

Who do I love? Who loves me?

Feel free to share some of your answers in the comments below!

Are you finding and pursuing your passion?

“There will never be a better you than you”- Warren Buffett

 

My definition of passion is to live your life fully and completely. It is to wake up each morning and feel alive!life with passion, love your life!

The world will always present you with challenges. You can choose to live fully, giving your unique gifts to the world, or you can choose to live out of balance.

We all have fears, we need to make fear our friend so we can push through it and find the beauty on the other side. Fear of fear may lead you to live a lesser life than you can be capable of…. By leaning just beyond your fear, you challenge your limits – you step beyond the solid ground of security with an open heart.

Own Your Personal Power : You’re Uniqueness- ‘X-Factor’! Step into your greatness/ your charisma!

Life is an ‘open door’ to all possible: Find what juices you from somewhere. Awaken your talents and light your fire!

“Live to the point of tears – intensity and with rare passion”- Albert Camus

Make your life an ongoing process of being who you are, at your deepest level. The core of your life is to find your purpose. Sometimes we start out not knowing what this is. We may start a job/business wondering if this is truly what we are meant to do. The question is that I believe you will find out as time goes on if it is, no one said you can not adjust the sails!

Don’t be afraid to make changes and take massive action. The hardest thing is to make the decision, just decide, do not second guess yourself!

“Many people are not following their passion because they are creatively blocked, paralyzed by fear or don’t have the money.”

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Brainstorm-Your-Passion#ixzz2QpPpyvPZ

Start today in finding your passion, brainstorm ideas, review your goals, what are your dreams? Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Take control of your life, make a plan, have direction, live with passion!!