3 Things You Need To Eliminate To Create The Best Version Of ‘YOU’

Do you want to be happy, successful and feel fulfilled, but you feel that you keep falling short of achieving this?  If this sounds familiar you are not alone.  The good news is that you can create the best version of ‘you’.  The choice is yours.

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If you want to create the best version of yourself you need to ask yourself how you are spending your time and where you are focused.

Are you always busy?

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This is a no-brainer, right?  You are probably always busy because you have so much to do and not enough time to do it in.

Have you considered that the problem you may create for yourself by being busy, is that your busyness may actually be distracting you away from focusing on what you really want to become?

Are you a copycat?

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When you search for role models and mentors to help you determine where you want to go, who you want to become and how you are going to get there, who are you focusing on and why?

Have you considered that the problem you may create for yourself by looking at others for inspiration and motivation is that by trying to emulate what you see as attractive in others, you may be missing what your strengths are?

Are you an imposter?

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Being seen to be capable and confident in how you conduct yourself is often desirable as it is seen as a reflection how you want to be perceived as a better version of yourself by others.  The question that you need to ask yourself is what you are projecting surface deep or the real you?  If it is the former you will always live in the fear of being found out.

Have you considered that the problem you may create for yourself by behaving this way is giving the world a version of you that is not real and could indeed be highlighting your weaknesses and not your strengths?

Becoming consciously purposeful is the key to becoming the best version of ‘you’ that you can be.

Becoming purposeful simply means that in everything you think, say and do you have a purpose.  That purpose needs to be focused on becoming the best version of you.

To become purposeful you need to let go of your fears.   

10 fears that may be holding you back

  • fear of failure
  • fear of criticism
  • fear of rejection
  • fear of loss of control
  • fear of loss of security
  • fear of success
  • fear of judgment
  • fear of being alone
  • fear of what you may be risking
  • fear of change

How do you know if these fears are getting in the way… 

  • Do you procrastinate?
  • Do you have a failure to launch?
  • Are you a people pleaser?
  • Do you always say yes?
  • Do you focus only where you know that you have a high chance of succeeding?
  • Do you perform in an arena where you know that you will shine?
  • Do you talk about what you know and not about what you want to know?
  • Do you listen to reply rather than listen to hear?
  • Do you tell yourself that tomorrow you will begin?
  • Do you spend your time trying to be like others that you think are successful or fit your model of social acceptance?

To grow you need to invest in ‘you’.

Find a good mentor or engage counsel because they can help you work on ‘you’.  They can help you to discover your strengths and help you acknowledge your weaknesses.

Imagine if you could discover your unique value proposition and identify with what would that really means to ‘you’?

What would happen if you identified what you are prepared to invest to reach your potential (time, resource, money)?

What if you took the time to understand how you can better articulate what benefits you will enjoy?

If you realize what you can achieve and visualize what your expectation and experience will be what difference will this make to your life?

You have the choice to seize the opportunity and shine, or languish in the ‘ordinary’ and live a ‘groundhog day’ existence.

Everybody has unique potential.

What is yours?

 

Originally posted 2017-10-17 13:03:41.

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Be honest with yourself to reach your potential

Be honest with yourself and discover the real you.

Lets get started now!

Firstly you need to look at your strengths, weaknesses, interests and focus in the following four quadrants:

Be honest with yourself

 

Are you being honest with yourself and owning who you really are?

Reflection:

Reflect on how you see yourself and own your strengths and weaknesses honestly and without judgement.

Projection:

Assess how you project who you are to others.  Do you own your persona or present the strengths you think others want you to be?  What weaknesses and vulnerabilities does this approach create?

Interests:

What are your passions and how do they determine your purpose? Explore the potential of following what you want to be rather than what you think you are expected to be.

Focus:

Where do you spend your time and energies? Do you invest in your passions and is your purpose in life your focus?

Interested to learn more about authenticity?

On Being Authentic (Thinking in Action) by Charles Guignon

‘To thine own self be true.’ From Polonius’s words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the ‘real’ me, or something greater than me, even God? And should we welcome what we find?

How To Be Yourself – Become Your Authentic Self Right Now by Actualized.org

How To Be Yourself – Stop being a people-pleaser and start living your life true to who are.

When you choose to live an authentic life you will be able to realize your true potential. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t realize this and never accomplish what they are truly capable of.  You get to choose authenticity or ordinary!

 

Originally posted 2016-02-02 13:31:53.

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Engage With Your Authentic Self

Choosing to own who you really are, to celebrate and engage with your authentic self, is a giant leap towards self-actualization. When you embark on this journey you are able to tap into your natural talent, resource and realize your potential.

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Do you, at times, behave and act how you believe others perceive you should or will?

If you do you may evoke self-fulfilling prophecy, which may result in you suffering from imposter’s syndrome. This is when you take on the expectations of others and emulate what you believe they expect from you.

Have you really taken the time to get to know who you are and discover what you are capable of, or has your time been spent being what you believe everybody else wants you to be?

“Now is your time to seize that moment, re-write your narrative and reconnect with your authentic self”

Pick up a pen and paper or open a blank word document…
Write or type your answers and don’t hold back…

Engage with your authentic self

If money and time were no objects what would you do with your life?

Everybody has an excuse…I can’t afford that or that is not doable.

This is your inner negative voice giving you a reason not to step outside of your comfort zone.

Try to visualize your life without any roadblocks and let yourself see what your life could be.

Most people default to what they want in this process rather than what they can achieve.

Dig a little deeper. What could you ‘do’ with your life. What could be the reason you get up in the morning?

This way of thinking helps you to better understand what is important to you, what makes you feel happy and fulfilled. This helps you start to get in touch with who you really are.

This is the beginning of the discovery process you need to follow to engage with your authentic self.

When you give your time to others why do you do this?

Are you guilty of choosing to put other people’s needs before our own?

The challenge is to determine what others are expecting from you and what their motivation is. Often, sadly, people take advantage of your selfless actions to better their own position.

Take a moment…

  1. Evaluate where and how you spend your time doing things for others and determine why you are doing this.  What is your motivation and expectation in each circumstance?
  2. Examine if you stopped doing what you do for others what would be the impact for you and the person you are supporting or assisting?

What do you enjoy doing and why?

Is what you enjoy doing where you are focusing your attention?

Focusing your attention pursuing what you enjoy grows your confidence and helps you to become a better person. This empowers you to be able to give to others because you have first given to yourself. This is much more valuable to them and yourself.

Make it real …

Write down what you enjoy doing. This list may have very different line items, but what you are likely to find is that some line items have a relationship to each other.  When you see this you are able to establish a starting point to better understand and engage with your authentic self.

What are you interested in learning more about and why?

You should never stop learning, nor should you believe that you cannot continue to learn new things. Everything you learn can be applied to ideas that you have and want to evolve, complimented by your experience and skill.  Together, learning, skill, and experience deliver you the toolkit you need to grow and evolve.

You do not need to have formal qualifications as a prerequisite to success. You can learn by reading blogs on topics that you want to know more about, pinning your passion on Pinterest or a vision board, attending webinars or watching YouTube as a supplement to your learning process.

What have you been passionate about but for whatever reason left behind?

Do you remember when you were a child or less inhibited? You weren’t afraid to explore life and be open to what you discovered?

  • What were you passionate about?
  • How did it make you feel?
  • Why did you stop doing it?

The answers to these questions may help you rediscover that person again. You may have got lost in the busyness of your life, or maybe you did not take your passion seriously.

After all, it was just something you did that sometimes got in the way of what you were supposed to be doing right?

Are you starting to see where I am going with this now?

Where are you procrastinating in your life and why are you doing this?

What is the real reason you have started something and not finished it?

We all procrastinate at times in our life. The challenge is to find out why you procrastinate and where you are procrastinating.

A fear of failure, or lack of confidence and belief in yourself, may make it easier not to tackle something rather than risk the change of it not happening the way you hoped it would.

This could be a significant roadblock to discovering your authentic self.

  • What are your excuses for procrastinating?
  • Do you see a pattern with what you procrastinate with?
  • Are you spending your time on things that don’t matter to avoid what does matter?

Look at yourself in the mirror and describe what you see. Explore why and how you could change that?

This is not about what you look like. Self-image starts from the inside. If you feel good about yourself people will see that when they look at you.

This is about stripping yourself bare when you look into your own eyes.

  • What do you see is happening in there?
  • Is there self-doubt, is there determination. or do you find it hard to focus and see what is there?

It is very difficult to take a long hard look at ourselves.

People often put so much investment into others because they are afraid to put the same investment into themselves

Be honest and force yourself to self-assess. Only you will have the results that will jumpstart change. What you learn can help you shift your mindset.

Look objectively at your family, friends, and networks and look at who has ‘got your back’?

Ask yourself who would be there personally, professionally or both, unequivocally?

Social media has led a lot of us to believe we have more ‘friends’ than we really do. When you look at the true definition of what a ‘friend’ is and then look at your Facebook friends…who would you describe as authentic and who is not?

Connections are only valuable if you can gain and give benefits by networking with that person. Other than that they are just a number.

Read what others are really saying about you in references and recommendations. Look for keywords that flow through all. Sometimes what you see when you do this can help guide you to better understand how far away or close you are to being able to engage with your authentic self.

What others say, is often how you have positioned yourself. You need to ask yourself why, and whether this is a good thing or something that you have projected because you thought it was what was expected of you.

Are you an imposter or true to who you really are?

Ask people that you know to be brutally honest and tell you what they see as your key strengths.

You may be surprised to learn what you are portraying as it may be very different from how you see yourself. If the message you are sending out to the world is different to the message you are telling yourself then you can start to see how you may be creating a roadblock to realizing your success.

Is the narrative that you are creating representative of your authentic self?

To take it to the next level you can create an ‘Owning who you are’ SWOT analysis to give you a clear vision of what you need to emphasize and what you need to explore.

Your quadrant headers should include

Strengths and weaknesses

Reflection – how you see yourself (your strengths and weaknesses)
Projection – how others see you (their perception of your strengths and weaknesses)

Passion and Purpose

Interests – your interests now and what you were passionate about earlier in your life but no longer pursue
Focus – how you would spend your time if you had no roadblocks and how you spend your time now. What would your priorities be?

You can use the “Owning Who You Are’ template to help you with this!

Firstly take a look at how you see yourself….your honest self-assessment. I am sure that you didn’t find out too much that was new about yourself, but if you do a ‘warts and all’ assessment you may have to acknowledge the less attractive things about yourself. Although this can be quite confronting it is necessary to recalibrate how and why you look at yourself the way you do.

If you don’t see value in yourself how do you expect others to?

Next, compare this with how others see you.

  • What is the same and what is different?
  • What is real and what is not?

This is your leveler to help you discover your authentic self. In this process, you will get a really good insight into the person you have painted for the world to see versus the person you really are.  If they are in conflict, success will always be out of your reach because you are living your life superficially.

Now you have aligned your true character strengths and weaknesses look at how your interests have changed and why. Is there a common thread that indicates what would make you happy and fulfilled if you were to follow that path now? If so then this is where your focus needs to be.

The final step is all about time management

You have decided where your interests lie and how you can realize them and live as your authentic self.  (even if that narrative is not yet as specific as you might like).

  • How are you spending your time now and how should you be prioritizing your time?
  • How can you prioritize your time to make time for what you need to focus on?

A lot of what you do is likely to be you being busy, and not as productive as it could be. How you spend your time needs to be an enabler for your authentic self.

How could you re-prioritize your time to do this?

Don’t create limitations on how you think you could approach this. Negative self-talk will derail you before you begin your journey to discover and engage with your authentic self.  Self-talk is often flawed and based on perception.

Here’s to you success, however that might look.

Learn more about how to engage with your authentic self?

On Being Authentic (Thinking in Action) by Charles Guignon

‘To thine own self be true.’ From Polonius’s words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being able to engage with your authentic self the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the ‘real’ me, or something greater than me, even God? And should we welcome what we find?

How To Be Yourself – Become Your Authentic Self Right Now by Actualized.org

How To Be Yourself – Stop being a people-pleaser and start living your life true to who are. Engage with your authentic self.

Learn more about reaching your potential and leading from the front!

Originally posted 2016-01-31 10:29:42.

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Discover the real you – Be who you are meant to be!

To discover the real you one must first be prepared to be honest with what yourself and own who you really are ‘warts and all’. Only then can you start to focus on your strengths and discover what is possible.

Discover the real you

To ‘Owning Who You Are’ SWOT Analysis

To take this to the next level you can also create an ‘Owning who you are’ SWOT analysis to give you a clear vision of what you need to emphasize and what you need to explore

Your quadrant headers to help discover your authenticity should include:

Strengths and weaknesses

Reflection – how you see yourself (your strengths and weaknesses)
Projection – how others see you (their perception of your strengths and weaknesses)

Passion and Purpose

Interests – your interests now and what you were passionate about earlier in your life but no longer pursue
Focus – how you would spend your time if you had no roadblocks and how you spend your time now) What would your priorities be?

You can use the “Owning Who You Are’ template to help you with this!

3 Steps To Owning Who You Are

  1. Firstly take a look at how you see yourself….your honest self-assessment. I am sure that you didn’t find out too much that was new about yourself, however,  if you did a warts and all assessment you would have had to acknowledge what you usually would not about yourself. Although this can be quite confronting it is necessary to recalibrate how and why you look at yourself. If you don’t see value in yourself how do you expect others to?
  2. Next compare this with how others see you. What is the same and what is different? What is real and what is not? This is your leveller to help you discover your authenticity. In this process you will get a really good insight into the person you have painted for the world to see versus the person that lies within.  If they are in conflict success will always be out of your reach because you are living your life superficially and fraudulently.
  3. Now you have aligned your true character strengths and weaknesses look at how you interests have changed and why. Is there a common thread that indicates what you would make you happy and fulfilled if you were to follow that path now? If so then this is where your focus needs to be.

The final step is all about time management.

You have decided where your interests lie and how you can realize and live your authenticity.  (even if that narrative is not yet as specific as you might like).

How are you spending your time now and should that be a priority?

How can you change that to make time for what you need to focus on?

A lot of what we do is busyness may also not be as productive as it could be.

How could you re-prioritize your time to do this?

Don’t let negative self-talk derail you before you begin the journey to discover your authenticity!

Furthermore don’t allow any inhibitions about what limitations you think you should put on this. This is hypothetical and is for the purpose of clarifying how you think. Refining this as an action is not part of this process. That comes next!

I hope this blog and template has helped you work through a process to discover your authenticity and how truly special you really are

Here’s to you success, however that might look.

Interested to learn more about authenticity?

On Being Authentic (Thinking in Action) by Charles Guignon

‘To thine own self be true.’ From Polonius’s words in Hamlet right up to Oprah, we are constantly urged to look within. Why is being authentic the ultimate aim in life for so many people, and why does it mean looking inside rather than out? Is it about finding the ‘real’ me, or something greater than me, even God? And should we welcome what we find?

How To Be Yourself – Become Your Authentic Self Right Now by Actualized.org

How To Be Yourself – Stop being a people-pleaser and start living your life true to who you are.

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Originally posted 2016-01-31 10:26:32.

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Together we can build anything – Mentoring How To

Working together with a mentor, collaborator or partner will empower you to do great things.

Choose who mentors you,  who partners with you, and who you wish to collaborate with wisely. The decision you make will accelerate or decelerate your entrepreneurial journey.

Make no mistake working together for a common objective, with the right people, will make a real difference.

working together

Want to learn more about how you can work together?

Mentoring 101 by John C. Maxwell

Ask the best leaders in any organization how they learned to be successful, and you often hear the same answer. They all say they had a good mentor.

International leadership expert John Maxwell gives the bottom line on mentoring in one short, easy-to-read volume. In Mentoring 101, he gives the steps needed to effectively reproduce your success in someone else. He explains how to choose the right person to mentor. He articulates how to create the right environment for leaders to thrive and grow, and how to get started.

What if you spent your entire life achieving but never shared your wisdom with anyone else? Don’t let your success end with you.

As a mentor, you will learn how to also create a legacy that will last long after you are done reading.

How to Find a Mentor in Business by 21 Studio

This is a talk on aligning yourself with people who do great work. You will learn to soak up the work ethic and character traits of leading entrepreneurs. You will also get hands-on, real-world experience that will set you on a career path you love.

In this presentation you will also learn :

– How to ensure your success with anything in life
– The best way to maximize your success in business
– How to dramatically speed up your learning process

Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships  by Keith Ferrazzi

You must disregard the myth of the lone professional “superman” and the rest of our culture’s go-it-alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of “lifeline relationships”. These are close relationships with a few key trusted individuals. These individuals will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support you need to reach your full potential.

Do you dream to lead a company? Maybe you want to be a top producer in your field? How do you overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back? Do you want to lose weight, or make a difference in the larger world? If so, Who’s Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve.

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives  by Henry Kimsey-House

“Co-Active Coaching remains the bible of coaching guides.  No other book will give you the tools, the skills, and the fundamentals to succeed.”—Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Originally posted 2016-01-09 15:32:04.

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How To Become Emotionally FIT

Your emotions are just like your muscles, they need to be trained to get the best out of them.  Becoming emotionally fit requires discipline and dedication, however, the reward is undeniable.

Having the ability to control your emotions, rather than letting your emotions control you, is when you become truly empowered.

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3 Steps To Becoming Emotionally FIT?

Feelings

‘F’ stands for feelings.  We all have them, and we all deal with them in different ways.  Often we dwell on them and let them control us. This is where we can come unstuck.

Take the time to feel the emotion, but don’t indulge yourself by dwelling on it or overthinking it.  Where is it coming from, why are you feeling it and what does it feel like?

Impact

‘I’ is for impact.  Examine what the impact of that emotion you are feeling really has.  Our perception of how the emotion feels often overshadows the reality of what it means or how it affects us.

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  • Is the emotion you are feeling triggered by something or someone?
  • Is a pattern emerging and this is a recurring scenario?
  • Is this a ’cause’ and ‘effect’ situation that will never happen again?

Understanding the ‘impact’ is an important step to understanding how the ‘feeling’ actually changes or doesn’t change your reality, rather than letting the emotion create a perception of what that change may or may not mean.

Takeaway

‘T’ is for Takeaway.  After you have felt the emotion and understood its ‘impact’, the next step is to determine what the learning is so that you are able to realize it as a ‘takeaway’.  This is critical to making the most of the process.  What you learn will help you to not repeat the process, and instead grow from the experience.

The FIT process is best undertaken with a journal or notepad.  When you write down your ‘feelings’, their ‘impact’ and your ‘takeaways’ on paper you are documenting the experience in a form that you can keep, re-read and reference. This will help you to keep your eye on and address patterns or repeat behaviours.

Remember this is a marathon that you are training for, not a sprint.  Skills you learn to tone your emotional fitness will serve you throughout your life as you grow and evolve as a person.

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Flex your emotional muscle.  You may surprise yourself by discovering how emotionally unfit you really are and how, by tweaking how you behave, you can improve and strengthen your emotional fitness to be the best version of yourself.

Want to learn more?

Complete this quick assessment to gain insight into how emotionally intelligent you are.  This can help you to gain even more insight into how you think and behave and to learn where and how you can improve.

Originally posted 2017-10-13 14:41:01.

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Align your strengths for success to realize your potential!

Have you identified your strengths and weaknesses?

Take the time to identify and align your strengths and weaknesses.   When you do you will discover where to position yourself. You will also be able to realize your potential. The road to success is full of challenges however if you focus on where you believe you really make a difference, you will be almost certainly be rewarded.

align your strengthsTap into these resources to inspire yourself and take the time to align your strengths and give your career a kick start

Learn more …

Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life! by Joe Sweeney

Moving the Needle provides both the “kick in the pants” and the game plan many of us need to break out of the rut and get moving to achieve our goals. This highly practical guide outlines a change process that can be applied to professional or personal goals, giving readers a concrete plan for making big things happen.

Now What? Revised Edition: 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Berman Fortgang

In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it’s moving on from a dead-end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age-old question “What am I meant to do with my life?” this book provides a clear and practical ninety-day program that can help you make major changes in your life.

Watch these videos and be inspired …

How to find and do work you love by Scott Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently.

CAREER: Find Your True Gift! by Tony Robbins

Uncover what truly drives you. As a result you will almost always realize what you are capable of achieving.
Recognize your inherent strengths. This is what will empower you to greatness and will therefore be pivotal to you achieving success.
Develop a greater understanding of others. You will be able to better communicate and have a greater empathy for others.

Discover where your strengths lie:  Are an implementer, innovator, inventor, visionary or a mix of some or all?

Originally posted 2016-01-02 12:57:05.

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Own Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Own your strengths and weaknesses! You will know when to lead and when to delegate when you do. This is critical if you want to succeed. Learn if you are an implementer, innovator, inventor or visionary or a mix of some or all because this will help you discover where your strengths and weaknesses lie. This  is especially relevant as it will  help you plan for your success.

personal development strengths

Tap into these resources to inspire yourself and give your career a kick start

Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life! by Joe Sweeney

Moving the Needle provides both the “kick in the pants” and the game plan many of us need to break out of the rut and get moving to achieve our goals. This highly practical guide outlines a change process that can be applied to professional or personal goals, giving readers a concrete plan for making big things happen.

Now What? Revised Edition: 90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Berman Fortgang

In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it’s moving on from a dead-end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age-old question “What am I meant to do with my life?” this book provides a clear and practical ninety-day program that can help you make major changes in your life.

How to find and do work you love by Scott Dinsmore

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently.

CAREER: Find Your True Gift! by Tony Robbins

Uncover what truly drives you.
Recognize your inherent strengths.
Develop a greater understanding of others.

Where do your strengths lie?

Discover if you are an implementer, innovator, inventor, visionary or a mix of some or all.

Originally posted 2016-01-02 09:19:47.

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5 factor ‘determination’ rating Q & A

To better understand your level of determination you can complete the below 5 factor ‘determination’ rating quiz.  The results will, at the very least, allow you to reflect on where you may be able to improve your focus.

5 factor determination rating

Circle the answer that is the most accurate 

1/ I set achievable goals and reach them.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

2/ I like to work with others.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

3/ I see opportunity where others see adversity.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

4/ I enjoy working hard to achieve what I want

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

5/ I see failure as a learning process.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

Now to  score your determination factor:

  • Always‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘always’ as your answer give yourself 5 points.
  • Most of the Time‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘most of the time’ as your answer give yourself 4 points.
  • Sometimes“: Every time you ‘circled ‘Sometimes’ as your answer give yourself 2 points.
  • Rarely‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘Rarely’ as your answer give yourself 1 point.
  • Every time you ‘circled ‘Rarely’ as your answer you record 0 points.

Add up your scores and see how your ‘determination’ factor scored:

20-25 You have a high determination rating and when you are focused on an outcome you do not waiver.
15-19 You have steely determination however you sometimes lose sight of what it is that you set out to achieve and may have some success, but not the success you envisaged.
10-14 You need to re-evaluate how you think, interpret and act on what you see, hear and feel to identify what are the triggers that distract you from achieving your goals. You still enjoy some wins but know you can achieve more.
0-9 You are easily distracted and lose focus before you reach your end goals. This can frustrate you and the more you are frustrated the more easily you may tend to give up. You need to take a look at why this is happening and what you need to change starting with your mindset to improve your game.

Resources that may be helpful and give more insight into your determination factor: 

Self Motivation Application – (Google Play) Self motivation is the incentive that drives you to act, and leads to success. Self-motivation means self-provocation for action and improvement. How will you motivate yourself? Find tips to help you become self-motivated in this application.

Balanced Application – (itunes) Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Try Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life.

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration Journal by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder.  It is really quite simple. By taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment. It may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades. We can also help ourselves to reach our own goals both personally and professionally.

Watch these videos …

The Power of belief — mindset and success  by Eduardo Briceno

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key to achieving our success.

Change your mindset, change the game by Dr. Alia Crum

Dr. Crum says the biggest game changer is “YOU. You can make a difference by harnessing the power of your mind. Dr Crum explores scientific results that show the influence of the mindset on the body and how changing the subjective mindset produced different outcomes.

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.

Your determination factor is an indicator only and should be used as a guide to where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

Originally posted 2015-12-31 16:01:54.

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Infographic: How you impact your success!

Challenge your mindset, motivation and momentum!

Your mindset, motivation and momentum will set the benchmark for your success now and into the future. Be aware that your senses will impact the level of your success. Your emotions are your best friend or worst enemy. It is your choice.

Be mindful of how you think and how you interpret the information you receive. How you act on what you have seen, heard and felt is important because it will ultimately shape your success. Consequently, how you manage yourself will either empower or disempower you. Use the following infographic to challenge yourself.

infographic How you impact your successBelow are resources that may be helpful and give more insight following the infographic above: 

Self Motivation Application – (Google Play) Self motivation is the incentive that drives you to act, and leads to success. Self-motivation means self-provocation for action and improvement. How will you motivate yourself? Find tips to help you become self-motivated in this application.

Balanced Application – (itunes) Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Try Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life.

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration Journal by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder.  It is really quite simple. By taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment. It may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades. We can also help ourselves to reach our own goals both personally and professionally.

Videos to watch …

The Power of belief — mindset and success  by Eduardo Briceno

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key to achieving our success.

Change your mindset, change the game by Dr. Alia Crum

Dr. Crum says the biggest game changer is “YOU. You can make a difference by harnessing the power of your mind. Dr Crum explores scientific results that show the influence of the mindset on the body and how changing the subjective mindset produced different outcomes.

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.

How intuitive are you? Are you aware of how you could be sabotaging your success. Rather than being reactionary choose to be proactive because the impact of how you behave will impact on what you are capable of achieving.

See yourself as a ‘work in progress’.   ‘Works in progress’ need to be nurtured and mentored.  This is especially relevant if you want to grow and evolve progressively.

Originally posted 2015-12-31 12:28:51.

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