Think of Others First

It has been a fabulous week this week travelling to Harrow to deliver my one-hour Mental Resilience talk tailored to students and the pressure of exams. The session was so well received by the sixth form student it took me by surprise and has given me the inspiration to speak to more students.

It is exciting to share the techniques of Mental Resilience with young minds as they can take what they have learned forward to help them with future pressure of study, exams and interviews.

A great regular client

I then drove to North Herts Homes in Hertfordshire on Thursday to deliver another full day Mental Resilience Masterclass on behalf of Live and Learn. This is the fifth one I have run for this great client and the feedback was yet again excellent. I am back again on the 6th of March.

It was my birthday yesterday 9th February and I thank everyone who sent me good wishes. One of the best birthday presents I received was confirmation of some international work which I will be able to reveal soon.

I came across this story of Shania Twain which is very inspirational because she thought of others first and by doing so she was then rewarded – sow and reap comes to mind.

The greatest female country and western singer of all time

“Twain’s career began more out of necessity than raw ambition. Her parents divorced when she was two, and she rarely saw her father. Her mom and stepfather, to whom she grew close, often couldn’t make enough to get by, so Twain started singing in bars to make extra money when she was just eight years old.

She recalls her mother waking her up at all hours to get up and perform. Sadly, when she was 21, her mother and stepfather were killed in a head-on car accident with a logging truck on the highway.

She gave it all up to help her siblings

Twain put her career on hold to step in and take care of her three younger siblings (who were in their teens at the time). She sang in resorts and put off going after big-time stardom until her sister and brothers were old enough to care for themselves.

Only once her youngest brother graduated high school did she feel OK heading down to Nashville to pursue her career.

Amazing success

Shania Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965 is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.

She has received five Grammy Awards, 27 BMI Songwriter Awards, stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She is the only female artist in history to have three consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA.”

Think about others first

This really does demonstrate that if you do the right things in life it can all work out in the end. I love the fact that she thought about her siblings rather than herself and by doing that it all came good in the end. What a great inspirational true-life story!

Thoughts for the week:

1. Can you think of anyone this week who you can bless with kindness or help of some sort?
2. Two things occur when you do this. Firstly, you feel really good and secondly something good seems to happen following this.
3. Try and think of others this week and bless them with an encouraging text, email, visit or phone call.
4. See how many times you can do this during the week. It may be someone you haven’t been in touch with for months or even years!
5. Observe what happens to your feelings and your week.

Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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