Monthly Archives: February 2017

The centre point of success

I have listened and watched a variety of individuals who feel they have been successful and there is one centre point to their success: gratitude. I would expect you to say that it must be easy for successful people to have the feeling of gratitude but a lot of what I see or they say, suggests they gained gratitude along the early part of their journey.

You are fortunate as you can write your own story – this is because everything is your choice which includes the feeling of being grateful. Gratitude is the centre of success as it is a huge factor for law of attraction. The term ‘Law of Attraction’ is the name given to the maxim “like attracts like”, basically meaning that if you have positive thoughts than positive actions will follow. Gratitude is no different to this – as it brings positivity to your outlook, leads to happiness and ultimately productivity.

This one change to your thoughts will help you eliminate fear and any negativity in your day, furthermore it will improve relationships as it will become an infectious feeling for those around you. The final benefit of gratitude is that it will increase your health and emotional wellbeing – helping you to be more focused and learn more efficiently.

Gratitude will grow and strengthen with deliberate, intentional use. To do this I suggest every day or week, list everything you’re grateful for – say each one out loud to yourself and the others around you each morning. Keep repeating this process – you will feel stillness and fulfilment come into your body that will set you up for the day.

To be a successful leader or coach: communication must be…

To be a successful leader or coach: communication must be two ways. Two-way communication may occur horizontally or vertically in the organisation.

Leaders fear changing their message or admitting they’re wrong. These leaders are the losers – the ones who are watching the great leaders race past them. To be a great leader you must have strong communication skills – have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing. No one knows enough to have all the answers so you must shut up and listen. Listening means fully focusing on that person by listening to every word and making constant eye contact.

Two-way communication engages your partners by allowing instant feedback, seeking for clarification and interaction. It can help build trust, share ideas and promote increased comprehension of issues and concepts. You can understand your audience and how better to reach the people you are communicating with. This one change by listening and allowing your people to have a voice will be the start of a great culture providing better long-term results.

The final part to complete two-way communication is: you must act on everything that is said. You must not just delegate, you must leverage your control as an effective leader.

Millennials are the highest performing generation

Millennials are tired of getting a bad reputation so I’m going to start the debate by saying: Millennials are the highest performing generation thus far. There’s countless reasons I feel the millennials are driving the new economy but I’ll name my top four.

Young people in the workplace are bringing high energy that is led from multi-tasking as a way of life. Millennials especially have grown up doing more than one thing at a time; such as talking to people, being on their phone and watching the television. This skill has related from being the first digital native generation.

Millennials can perform better when they can use technology in their workplace. As new technologies are getting introduced into the workplace, the millennials understand and can learn the software quicker than other generations. Communication is an area that is increasing the millennials performance, as the use of technology has made this generation better connected and more efficient.

The millennials want more work and social occasions which means that they are often networking and grinding out new opportunities for their organisation and themselves. The ‘9-5’ no longer exists for millennials which comes from a drive to fast track their career and high expectations of themselves, yet work-life balance is at the upmost importance too.

Young people, despite the myth that they’re selfish, are very team-oriented as they see that working together will give them a greater chance for success. This togetherness leads to sharing the responsibility, which encourages the entire team to work harder and improve their performance.

All negative stereotypes can be turned into positive attributes when properly understood. For this reason, they may be high maintenance as a generation but they could also be the highest performing. This makes it an exciting time to understand and utilise millennials to improve performance and future proof organisations.

The most powerful 3 word phrases

We have a day where negativity sets in and it’s hard to get back to the other side. The only thoughts that matter are the ones you tell yourself, so tell yourself the following 15 phrases when negativity sets in:

Follow your heart
Never give up
Be a voice
Nothing is impossible
Focus on possibilities
Strive for progress
Always be positive
You are amazing
Live the moment
Change is good
Prove them wrong
You got this
Believe you can
Do it now
Be a champion