I was more than delighted when I received the news that THE TELEGRAPH had featured my New Year 2019 Vision Board workshop as number three out of seven things to do in 2019.
Considering I hadn’t even approached them about featuring in their newspaper - it was a pleasant surprise when one of the attendees of my workshop announced how/where she had heard about this workshop.
It is my mission to support people in empowering and developing themselves into the best version of themselves and living beyond their wildest dreams, therefore it fills me with great pleasure when my work is recognised by great media players such as the BBC & THE TELEGRAPH.
Earlier this week (2nd Jan 2019), I was invited on BBC Radio for an interview with Sam & Liesje to talk about Vision Boards, Goal Setting and “New Year Resolutions”. The interview was a lot of fun and I enjoyed sharing my expert tips on all things personal development and events.
One of the first things we discussed on the radio show was New Year Resolutions vs New Year Intentions. Over the years, I have observed that when it come to New Year Resolutions, lots of people tend to tighten up around this concept. The word ‘resolution’ comes from the noun ‘resolve’. Resolving something usually suggests that there is a problem/something is wrong. This automatically triggers the brain/psyche in a negative way. I mean, let’s face it… No one enjoys problems, especially when these problems are personal to them, right? So I am not surprised by people’s flippant attitude towards this concept.
So I thought okay, how about changing the word ‘resolutions’ to INTENTIONS instead… Ahhhh, now doesn’t that sound better?
“I intend to lose weight” vs “I need to resolve my weight problem”
“I intend to travel the world” vs “I need to resolve my problem of not travelling the world”
Do you see the difference? Not only is it positive self talk which I strongly coach in my workshops but, it’s also a goal focused statement which the mind is highly likely to respond to positively therefore, making it more likely to stick to the intention and achieve the goal.
Follow the link to hear the full BBC RADIO interview (I come on air at 25 minutes).
Is your goal for your business to one day have it’s very own building with your company name written across the front? Do you dream of buying a house by the lake with 6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms and a kitchen with a granite top island? Perhaps you want to travel the world and visit all the tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Asia?
What do your goals actually LOOK like?
Often we have these goals and dreams tucked away in the back of our minds, behind our fears and the endless ‘busyness’ of our daily lives.
This simple yet effective tool of visualising or having a visual representation of your goals, is a lot more powerful than you may think. As humans we have the ability to see the future before it actually happens. We can visualise how we believe the world is and begin to make it our reality.
The practice of visualising continues to be used by many successful figures and athletes, like Oprah Winfrey & Arnold Schwarzenegger to accelerate achievement of their goals.
The benefits of visualising include;
Activation of your creativity - you begin generating ideas to achieve your goal
Subconscious programming of the brain to recognise the resources you need achieve that goal
Building motivation - having that visual representation motivates you to take the necessary actions to get one step closer to achieving that goal
Law of attraction - this means bringing into your life the people, resources, and circumstances you need to achieve your goal by aligning your mindset, words and action with your goals (a separate post on this is coming soon)