Buying In To Yourself

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If you’re always on sale, then you’re not receiving what you’re worth. And if you’re always on sale then do people really appreciate you for your real qualities?

What if you didn’t sell yourself short?
What if your morals couldn’t be bought?
What if you didn’t sell out on your dream? or your gifts?

What if you bought in to the real value of yourself?
What if you received what you’re worth?
What if you invested in your dream? or your gifts?

I see it so often that people think they need to be everything to everyone. Not just in a business sense but in a personal sense too. But the thing is that if you’re everything to everyone, who are you for you? This is selling out on yourself and your own unique blend of skills and expertise. We think that we should just accept what we are offered for our skills and expertise but really, we diminish our own sense of self by doing this. I began charging a small price and would put out sales and special prices but you know what I received in kind for these offers? People who didn’t appreciate the process, people who didn’t appreciate my time or expertise and people who would expect more for less. What I put out there by trying to cater to everyone is exactly what I got – a diminished perception of my gifts.

Now I’m not talking about money here either. I’m talking about time, emotions, food and much much more.

Where have you sold out on a dream because you thought someone knew what was better for you?
Where have you bought into someone else’s perception of you and your abilities?
Where have you invested in someone else’s dream at the expense of your own?
Where have you chosen someone else’s time over your own?
Where have you invested bad food into your body when you know you were worth investing in high quality nourishing food?

What would it take for you to buy into your own gifts?
What would it take for you to buy into your own dream or goal?
How could you invest in these for yourself? (Food, money, emotions, mind set, time etc)
How much are these gifts and dreams worth to you?
How would they improve your sense of self worth?
And if your worth was improved, then how else would life generally improve?

It all has a flow on effect.

Buy into yourself and watch your investment pay dividends.

 

 

 

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Out With The Old, In With The New: Welcoming 2015

Okay, so now that we’ve worked on releasing 2014 (see yesterday’s post here on releasing 2014), let’s welcome in 2015.

Normally, people set New Years Resolutions. They resolve to take certain actions or achieve certain outcomes on a very practical level. What we’re going to do is set a New Year Intention. This intention can be a word, a feeling, a learning you’d like you achieve, whatever works for you. But it’s important to infuse the intention with a feeling. If it’s highly emotive, it’s more likely to stick.

What would you like to welcome into your life in 2015?

One of my Words and Intentions for 2015 is to have FUN! I realised recently that can tend to focus too much on the doing of work and the seriousness of life, not enough of the being– too many self appointed “have to’s” and not enough self appointed “want to’s”.

That said, It is also my intention to infuse fun into work too. Why should ‘work’ be anything but fun? And life can certainly be more fun if we choose it to be.

Okay, so answer each of these questions (I’ve added some example answers to show you how it might look):

1. What qualities are you going to infuse 2015 with?

honesty, openness, courageousness

2. What would you like to have happen in 2015?

Buy our first home

2. How would you like to feel in 2015?

Joy, relaxed, excited

Putting them together into a sentence or intention would look a little like this:

In 2015, It is my intention to look for things to feel excited and joyful about in buying a home where we feel open and relaxed.

There are no right or wrongs in the process. The idea is to get as many feeling words into your intention as you can so that the intention is more likely to be the forefront of your heart and mind.

Intentions can be great ways to begin your day too – when you get up on the 1st of January (whatever time that may be for you) set an intention for your day. Even if it’s as simple as “I intend to feel relaxed by the end of the day”

It can also be good to write your word/intention for the year somewhere you’ll see it often as a constant conscious and subconscious reminder of what to look for in 2015.

As the new year rings in say this:

“I release 2014 with love and I welcome 2015 with love, fun and prosperity” (use whichever words feel right for welcoming into your 2015.

a few other helpful articles:

I Align Myself and My Life with My Dreams
Don’t Think…Feel (And Then think)
A perceived small change can have a big impact

Happy New, Fun, Joyful and Prosperous Year!

Your Dream Is Worth The Risk

I get to meet some pretty amazing people in my line of work. They don’t always know it but they are amazing, loving, generous and kind people. They’re people who want to chase their dreams. They dream of their own business, they dream of finding their purpose and they dream of being confident, of being calm and of being true to themselves. Their dreams are important to them and their dreams are inspiring to people like myself. Once in a while though, I come across someone who is inspiring on a whole new level. And not because of what they may have been through or because of what they want to accomplish but simply in the fact that they’ve come to me for help with their dream.

The thing with dreams is that we tend to feel like it’s a scary or risky thing to pour ourselves into our dream and it can be. Here are two of my favourite things (one quote, one poem which was read out at my year seven graduation in fact) around risk:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin

 

Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because
the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave
who has forfeited all freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

– William Arthur Ward

So while it is scary to put yourself out there for your dream (whatever your dream is) there’s always a way to get there or to move towards it and if you’re not moving towards it yet, it’s also okay to be where you’re at until you’re ready for the next step.

So what about your dream? Is there anything holding you back from achieving your dream? Ask yourself if it’s worth the risk. Remember that a life of what if’s works both ways. What if you fail? but oh.. what if you succeed!?

Monday Mantra:: I Align Myself and My Life With My Dreams

Monday-Mantra-Alignment

 

So many times, I come across people (myself included) where they want something so much that they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get something. Lets use Money as an example because it’s a common one.

Say for instance that you desperately want or need money to fuel your dream. You’re working hard at a job and saving diligently but every time you get to a certain level, you spend it without even worrying about the consequences at that point in time. And then, it’s lather, rinse, repeat every time you get to that same point of savings.

Consider this: How do you feel about people with money generally? DO you feel like they’re greedy, do you feel like they’re not nice people? Do you feel like they’re shallow?

Now consider this: How do you expect to have a lot of money if you’re constantly thinking that people with money are greedy, not nice or shallow? Try turning that belief around by thinking about all the positive things about people who have lots of money. For example: People with money get to help others with money when they choose to. People with money have great wardrobes, people with money are great ambassadors for charity work. etc. Choose one that’s important to you. As Abraham Hicks says, “A Belief is only a thought you keep thinking” – so choose a better feeling thought and feel your dreams, thoughts and beliefs all come into alignment with your dreams. Remember too that this applies to all dreams, to work, to money, to relationships etc.

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

 

My Kinesiology Journey: Chapter Two Begins

“It was as if this opportunity was meant for her. The timing and the availability all seemed to fit perfectly into her plans for the future.”

That’s how this chapter opens. I have been working with the college where I studied for the last few months in an administrative capacity on a casual basis and so when a room became available to practice from late last month, I was asked if I would like to come aboard as a practitioner. It was an obvious choice. The college is known as THE place to go to study kinesiology here in Melbourne and is known as THE place to go for a Kinesiology session and houses some of the most qualified practitioners in the world. Absolutely! I’d love to practice here!

So today marks the beginning of my practice in Hawthorn. It is an expansion on my already flourishing clinic spaces in the CBD and Mitcham but I have a feeling that this is going to be the space that really super charges my Kinesiology and clinic.

Here’s to an amazing 2014 and a fun, successful chapter two!

Belief in Business

It sounds, to the untrained ear, odd to say that your personal beliefs can have a big effect on your business or job. But to the trained ear and eye, this is actually pure logic.

What do you believe about success? Do believe that in order to be successful, you need to have an office with a view and that you have to start at the bottom and work your way up – and that takes years? or do you believe that success is setting up your own business and being able to work the hours you want to work while your business runs it’s self? Do you believe that running your own business is hard work or do you believe that it can be done easily and effortlessly?

We have many more complex layers that we care to admitWe have many more complex layers that we care to admit

While some of these elements are present consciously, we sometimes forget that just because we’ve decided that a certain belief is no longer going to be ours, that it just magically erases all the fears and other beliefs that are tied to it. This is not necessarily always the case.

These beliefs can be like a Babushka doll. What appears on the surface is symptomatic of what the core issue is and sometimes, it can take a few layers to be shed in order to get to the real issue. Patience and persistence is key. And if you get to a point when you feel like you’ve done everything you can to make your dream or new belief pattern happen and it’s just not happening as you would like it, that’s when it’s time to ask for some help.

A “Small” Realisation…

In a matter of weeks, i’ve gone from working half a day per week to effectively working full time and then some! It hasn’t been an easy adjustment but it has opened a thought process which I think is long over due and a realisation that sometimes, we need to be realistic about what and how our dreams may come to fruition. And it’s okay for that vision to change as you and your life does. It’s okay that your priorities change and it’s absolutely okay if they become just as important as your other priorities, it need not lead to inner conflict. In fact, it can actually lead to a better solution where you can have the best of all worlds!

choose to follow your dream

How often do we say “yes” to things that people ask us to do? I say “yes” all too often and then wonder why I haven’t had the time to do what I want to do.

A friend of mine said to me the other day that in order to get to where you want to be, you need be sure that you’re taking yourself and your dreams as seriously as you take everyone else’s dreams. And that’s a pretty big ask for some people (including myself). This friend of mine then progressed with the notion that you need to put your end goal or dream “out there”, write it down, create a vision board, put a charm on a bracelet, whatever it is that reminds you of what your dream is.  Next, write out the steps you need to take in order to achieve your dream. Then, when someone asks you to do something for them, think of your dream, look at your vision board and ask yourself:

1. Will doing this bring me closer to my dream or

 

2. Will doing this take me further away from my dream?

 

Being aware of what brings you closer (or further away from) your dream, gives you power of choice. You can actively choose to do the things that draw your dream closer, rather than sabotaging it before you’ve even started. Knowing that your dreams are just as important as anyone else’s is something which, once realised, gives you the power to make your dreams come to fruition.

 

 

 

 

Following on fr…

Following on from my last post, I have set some wheels in motion.  By no means have I completed any of the items on my list however, it is already having an effect on my business.  Since my last post, I have acquired 3 new clients.  I think it’s vitally important to show the universe that you’re serious about your business and that you’re willing to put in what is required to warrant the trust that all is as it should be before the rush of clientele comes your way, particularly in a health care setting. 

Now I’m keen to look at what else I need to do and what potential positive outcome for my business and my clients can it provide. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: 

“Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung 

Happy awakenings….