What a great week this has been – I had the privilege of running two Masterclasses on behalf of Live and Learn. One was in Plymouth and the other in Tunbridge Wells.
The first one in Plymouth was a Mental Resilience Masterclass to help staff develop Mental Resilience, to cope better with stress and to bounce back quicker from setbacks. This is a great organisation which I really enjoyed working with and the feedback from the staff was positive and the interaction was excellent.
The second was for a company in Tunbridge Wells and this was a Confidence Building Masterclass. I had previously run the Mental Resilience Masterclass for this company and they requested the Confidence Building session this time. They are a great company and the staff reflect that. The feedback was really good and the day was fun.
It is such a joy to be in a position to share some powerful techniques which impact people in such a positive way. I am so happy that I made the decision a few years ago to set my business up. It was very tough at the beginning and I had to keep believing in myself in order not to give up.
It’s tough out there!
People often think that people who have built successful companies haven’t faced challenges and doubts, but this is far from the truth. The vast majority of business owners can tell stories of nearly giving up, or where they ran out of money and didn’t have a clue how they could carry on.
Self-belief is a key determining factor in how far we go in our lives. I discussed this in the two sessions I ran this week. If you believe you can do something you will keep going in order to fulfil that belief. If you believe you can’t do something, you will do everything to fulfil that belief – in this case, you do nothing.
A Self-Belief true story
I came across this account recently which describes a homeless girl at the age of 15 who had a strong Belief that she could achieve something with her life – and she did.
When Liz became homeless at the age of 15, it was just after her mother died of HIV and her father moved into a homeless shelter. In such a painful situation, most people would only be able to see their immediate circumstances.
But Liz would seek a better reality for herself, despite her intense limitations. So, she attended a local high school and graduated in just two years. She was then awarded a New York Times scholarship for needy students and was accepted into Harvard University, eventually earning her doctorate in clinical psychology.
It all paid off in the end
She has since written a New York Times best-selling memoir “Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard” which was also a made-for-TV movie. Liz is inspirational because she didn’t let her circumstances dictate her future.
Instead, she chose her own destiny and manifested it, despite overwhelming obstacles.
This is an excellent example of someone who had great self-belief, and this acted like a rudder to steer her to success. No matter what the outward circumstances look like, all of us can achieve more than we currently do. I encourage you to give it a go and go for some dreams you may have let go. Let’s live a rich life – it takes time and effort but it’s worth it.
Thoughts for the week.
1. Do you have any dreams you have let go?
2. If you have then I challenge you to pick one of these up and go for it.
3. Visualise your success achieving this dream and work towards it.
4. When you finally achieve a dream, no matter how small, it feels fantastic!
5. This then motivates you to go for more.
Well that’s it for this week have a great weekend and stay positive.
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