Are You playing the Smoke & Mirrors game?

It’s Time to Get Real, don’t You think?

This time of year, heading toward Christmas & into another brand New Year is often a time for reflection.  Again.

The truth is, You don’t need a New Year to cause You to reflect. You can do that anytime.

But now that we are on the verge of  that time again , let’s have a look at the state of play.

I’ve used “again” twice already because I see so many times, people promising themselves that next year will be different.

Only to forget that ‘promise’ by 14 days in.

It’s time to get Real, don’t You think?get-real-set-goals-li-1

Start by setting the GOALS that WILL elevate your life.

NOW. [because Now is always the best time].

Life IS Too short to play with 2nd rate goals. And to delay starting on 1st rate goals.

Push yourself further. Believe me, You can.

Expand your opportunities, vision, daily thoughts.

Now, follow through on those goals .. until You succeed.

Giving up will not be an option for You in 2017 [if You ARE ready to get Real].

Your goals may be small [to start with], however if they focus on improving your life .. then they are Big!

2017 will be YOUR Year  if You get cracking Now.

 

Be good to Yourself

David

Truth teller. Life Coach. Life Motivator for Men/Women 35-55.

Making your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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What do I want for Xmas?

I like to keep things simple.

You know, uncomplicated, uncluttered, no hassles.

It doesn’t always work that way however I think you get what I’m saying.

Xmas/Christmas for right or wrong often becomes too complicated. Too busy. Major hassles.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the Xmas time of year.

But can’t we just get to enjoy time with family/friends without All the commercialism that goes with it?

Leave it as a time for reflection. A time for love [that should be all the time]. A time to really cherish your family/friends.

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Set Outstanding, Meaningful goals for 2016

What Do I want for Xmas? 

Simple.

I want bigger, better goals for 2016. Nothing more, nothing less.

Each year I set out to raise the bar a little higher .. for myself .. And for my clients both existing and future.

Please, don’t just set New Years Resolutions.

Resolve to set outstanding goals instead. And resolve to stick to them until achieved. Goals with Meaning. Goals with Purpose.

Does this sound good to You? Go for it.

And if You do get a little stuck with this, get in touch with Me.

And before I go, please ..  enjoy a magic Xmas holiday season.

 

Be good to Yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Imagination .. The Best of Revisited

Some years back, I wrote quite a few posts around the topic of “Imagination”. This particular post summarised four quotations/short stories on Imagination.

I thought it timely to revisit this and … Just Imagine for a while.

“I Love using my Imagination. A phrase that I enjoy sharing with regards to getting the best out of your imagination is ..  imagine when rather than imagining if”. 

This brings it into the realms of reality rather than just wishful thinking.

1. Imagine, when you wake up one morning and there is the noise of laughter and singing echoing outside. You peer out of your window ..

Your neighbourhood is absolutely full of people dancing & singing, dogs wagging their tails, cats purring and birds chirping. And of course, the sun is shining brightly. What a sight to behold!

You go outside to investigate the “fuss”. You ask a spritely looking elderly gentleman doing a jig, “what’s going on?” and he replies ..

“Damn if I know, I just started imagining a better place and found myself here”

you ask another and get the same reply and another, same reply and so on.

Just Imagine if the whole world started imagining like this ..The Best of Imagination WP Blog post

2. One of the beauties of Imagination is that there are no “rules” to abide by. There are no boundaries, limits, barriers, roadblocks, speed humps or obstacles .. or excuses.

Now in our “real world” that would likely be seen as unfair. You know, you gotta play by the “Rules”.

Does Imagination care about that?

No.

Don’t play fair when you can Imagine.

3. What’s the difference between Imagination and Procrastination?

Imagination will get you out of bed in the morning, excited to live another day, while ..

‘Procrastination’ will have you thinking ..”heck, my day can wait, where’s the snooze button?”

Imagination dwells inside each of us. Ever waiting to be released from it’s dormancy, often in a burst of mind numbing spontaneity.

Shed light on your imagination, often.

4. A major key to effect vivid imagining is to –  “Imagine when .. not imagine “if“

Imagining “when” something happens is embracing what I call, the “substance” of imagination. It is bringing your imagined [previously locked up, never to be released] thoughts into the open where they can blossom into your reality.

“To imagine just once, kindles the glow ..to imagine often, lights up the entire world.”

Well, there you have it.”

What can You imagine Today?

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Self Discovery & what it means for You

Around the age of 40, your perspective on Life will probably change.

For some [good] reason your thoughts turn to the 2nd half of your life and how you can continue/start to enjoy or improve your lot.

Questions will more than likely tug much harder at you. After all, you do want to discover what your future may hold, don’t you?

You want to ask the types of Questions that will get your mind percolating with fresh effervescent ideas.

Some Questions may cause you some angst.

Some Questions will probably make you sit up with surprise.Self Discovery Wp.com Blog post

Some Questions at the very least will make You take a good look at where you’re currently at & where you would like to be in the future.

Some of these Questions may look like this:

  • How do I really want to live the rest of my Life
  • What is vitally important to me Now
  • What will be important to me in 5/10  years
  • What, if any changes do I need to make to my current views on life
  • What support will I need if I decide to make [the necessary] changes
  • who will be affected [by my changes]
  • Are my Belief systems valid, up to date or need renewal
  • What are the top 3 personal Values that I want to live my Life by
  • How can I improve my health & fitness
  • am I really happy
  • Is my Love strong enough
  • what Life Goals do I need to set
  • do my skills need upgrading
  • what new skills do I wish to learn
  • what are my passions
  • what am I prepared to do to achieve my best Life
  • what am I prepared to let go of to achieve my life goals
  • How do I see myself, my self perception
  • what is my perception of the World. Do I fit in or do I want to.

Whatever questions you do end up asking of yourself, please follow through and achieve the answers that best suit you.

 

** This post was inspired by a previous post that I did on Self Discovery in April 2011

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Listener. Life Coach.

Making Your 40’s & 50’s Shine

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Less is More … or is it?

I’ll get straight to the point.
Life’s too short to be spending your time playing the wrong game.
The Game of Life demands your full attention. Every waking moment will be dedicated toward enjoying what your life gives you.
You simply don’t have ”time on your hands”.
Because there’s never too much time to live, to love, to create, to play your best game.
There’s only too much time for regret
And that’s not the way you should be spending your time.Too much time
Regretting what You haven’t done is a poor place to be.
It’s never too late to turn that around. Starting Today, Now even, fill your day with Value.
Create marvellous experiences. Create wonderful conversations and relationships. Create a terrific Life.
That’s why You are here.
* This post is inspired, in part, by a Google+ post I did earlier this month
Be good to yourself
David
Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.
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Short Story No 8 [Energy. Action. Purpose. Conversation. Motivation.]

Life is for Living. Life is for doing.

So, if you are going to live your life, then grab a good hold of these 5 ingredients.

Without Purpose, without Energy it’s very difficult to take the action necessary to do what has to be done and To do what you are meant to do.

Of course you will need a healthy dose of Motivation. You may be sufficiently self motivated.

Or you may need to engage in some meaningful conversation with someone who can motivate You.

Imagine what you can achieve with the necessary energy,purpose & motivation?

Just imagine!

Take the required action and follow through on every step.

Plug into Life! … it’s waiting for You
Plug into Life

 

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

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Short Story No7 “The time of your Life OR is it?”

In your life on this earth, time is finite, therefore limited.
As You know, you and I have the same amount of time available in each day.
Now I’m pretty sure that you have most of your days mapped out or allocated according to the time you have available in that day.
Your day, week, month is most likely run along the lines of a schedule. And I can see the sense in that.
Now, does your schedule include living?. In other words, is there time for living your life, in your life full of schedules?It's important to make Time

What time are you really making for your life?

It’s difficult to do. However it is what you must do.

I see ‘MyTime’/Life as being made up of a series of precious moments, namely:

Connections with myself, connection with others, family and connection with my environment.

These “precious now moments” are what I believe, are the true joys and blessings for and in, my Life. This is what we all should embrace and this is what we all should prioritise as time critical.

Easier said than done, I can hear you say. Fair enough.

It is easy to get caught up in “work” and other people’s priorities. And often it is necessary. It happens to me.

But being caught up and being consumed by … are two different ball games.

There can be a fine line here. Tread warily. By all means, do the stuff that you have to do but “switch off” and live in your day as well.

How often do people late in their lives state their regrets? Often, like:

”wish I had done this…..”, wish I had made more time for that….” etc,……..Why? Mainly because “stuff” got in the way. And they hadn’t scheduled” time to Live.

As Stephen Covey has said “Prioritise the important things not just the urgent ones.”

I suggest that You Make time for your Life.

Are you doing it Now? Or will You promise to re schedule your “schedule?

 

Be good to yourself

David

Motivator. Life Coach. Listener.

Making Your 40’s and 50’s Shine

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