Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Do the Difficult Things First

Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘do the difficult things first’?

What if for the next thirty days you started the day with what you found difficult in life.  I tried the experiment in September.  I got up every morning and started with what I had most resisted in my life… EXERCISE!

I had resisted exercise so much so that at first I felt allergic to it.
The excuses I used were:

• I hate gyms.
• I am far too busy.
• I don’t want to have a bad hair day.
• I will start tomorrow.

Well tomorrow never came until the 1st September, 2010, when I got out of bed at my usual 5:05am, took the jogging pants out of the wardrobe and met my new personal trainer.

Looking back I could barely walk after the first few sessions. However after about four weeks something began to shift in me. All my excuses began to fall away and I didn’t see exercise as difficult any more.

What’s difficult right now in your life?

Tips on How to Overcome It

• Make a decision to do the things you have been most resisting.
• Run towards the fear of what has been stopping you and leave your comfort zone.
• Every morning that you awake, start with what’s most challenging.

It is now nine weeks since I started exercising and here are the results:

• My BMI has dropped 9 points.
• I have now to date lost 21lbs in weight.
• As for feeling good, I have much more energy and clarity in my thinking.

I encourage you today to start doing the difficult things first in your life.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Intellectual Constipation

Life is meant to be simple.  However, in this fast changing world we sometimes complicate life and add too much fluff.  We become emotionally constipated which can lead us to feel de-motivated and often feelings of self-doubt can creep in.

I encourage you to let go and simplify work to eliminating any destructive inner conversations that you might have with yourself.

• What is it that makes you happy?
• What do you really want to do?
• Why do you do what you are currently doing?

Most people are not living the way they want to live.  Why?  Because their lives are very often about how can I get more.

What if from today you changed that mantra to how can I be more?

Be the best you that you can be…

Monday, 15 November 2010

What’s All This Busyness About

As the last months of 2010 pass by, this is the time of year when I take time to reflect, press the pause button and stop.

Business wise and family wise it has been a successful year.  Why? Because I stopped being busy all the time on what didn’t matter and became busy with what’s most important in life.  For me it has been family health and developing a world class business.  The only person you impress with your busyness is yourself.  In fact, in life we can become addicted to being busy achieving nothing, yet all the time the clock ticks by.

Imagine being told you had seven days to live and you suddenly realised what you had been doing wasn’t all that important.  No one wants to get to their last days and realise they wasted their life.

Molly’s Top Tips

• Stop the clock.
• Question all your busyness.
• Let go of distractions in your life.
• Say no to others, so you can say yes to what matters.
• Start to build your legacy.

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Power of Passion

Are you currently living a life where you are excited to get out of bed each day? If not, why not?

I recently saw a short video of Les Brown and he spoke about the two best days of our lives. The first being the day you were born and the second being the day you knew why you were born and what you were here to do.

Life is really about being the best that you can be and that inspires everyone else you meet to be themselves and find their passion.
  • What do you love to do?
  • What is it that makes you happy?
  • What is it that makes you shine?
I encourage you to open up to the possibilities that have yet to unfold in your life. Go out and find a mentor who can see the gifts in you that you cannot yet see in yourself.

Most people are not living the way they want to live, don’t be part of the crowd. Find your passion and create your own life.