15 Empowering Ways to Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts

15 Empowering Ways to Free Yourself from Negative Thoughts

Let’s be real. We constantly get caught up in negative thoughts, being fully aware that it only drains you of energy and keeps you from living in the present. Yet, we fall prey to the negative downward spiral. It typically starts with a small thought that quickly snowballs into something bigger. Human beings have a very interesting way of dealing with negative thoughts – we replay it over and over again in our head, like a broken record, hoping we’ll find some form of solace or solution to our problems. I don’t know about you, but for me, doing this actually makes things worse. Because the more I give in to my thoughts, the more power they have over me. It’s about time you break out of this cycle of thinking. When you push through the walls of negativity, you’ll find a stronger and better version of yourself waiting for you at the other side of it all. Here are 15 ways you can practice to free yourself from being engulfed in your negative thoughts: 1. Recognise Your Negative Thought Patterns They say that awareness is 90% of the journey. Before you can free yourself from any negative thoughts, become aware that you’re experiencing these thoughts in the first place. Once we learn to identify these thought patterns, we then have a choice about how to act from a place of conscious intention. Most people that are hooked onto certain negative thought patterns subconsciously suppress their thoughts, that even though they know they are giving in to the negativity, they cannot identify with these thought processes. Once you really...
14 Authentic Ways to Find Your Life Path

14 Authentic Ways to Find Your Life Path

Let’s face it. We all get caught up and stuck in a rut at some stage in our life. As a result, we lose the sight of our life path, but this is never a good place to stay for long. To live a life that’s truly fulfilling requires you to be in tune with who you are, find your inner strength to examine the path you’re currently travelling and be honest about whether you need a course-correction. Here are 14 pointers that will inspire you to break out of the rut and begin to carve and find your life path to a better and more fulfilling life. 1. Where do You See the Ideal You? We all have ideas of where we would be if life had turned out differently. It certainly is a nice thought, but it’s not “you” yet. Consider this idea as a person you want to become, and then this person becomes a goal to work towards, “your ideal future self”. Remember, this vision will change over time, but this “ideal you” that you are aiming to become is a useful focus point to work towards. 2. Where do You See the Current You? Compare your thoughts of your ideal future self with your likely future self, based on where your life is heading right now. Could be better, right? That seems to be true for most people. Don’t get yourself down about this. Use it as a point of inspiration to launch yourself into something better. 3. Find Your Passion If money was not a barrier, what would you do with your life?...
9 Warning Signs It’s Time to Let Go

9 Warning Signs It’s Time to Let Go

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them.” – C. JoyBell C. Letting go is perhaps the hardest thing to do. It can be painful and devastating. Human beings are creatures of habit. Because our emotions can fog our logic, we feel it’s safe and comforting for things to stay the same. And to let go of the familiar shoreline, no matter how unresourceful that is, can seem like complicating life. Of course, reality is by far different. It’s time to ask: Should you let go of that particular person, job, stressful life situation, fear, relationship or even a particular thinking pattern? Let’s find out if it’s time to let go with these 9 sure-fire signs. 9 Warning Signs It’s Time to Let Go 1. You’re clutching on to a past situation: There comes a day in every person’s life when all the heartache, trials and tribulations make perfect sense. Someday it will all come together and you’ll look back at time, and smile at how well it all turned out to be in the end. It’s far better to look forward to the next chapter in life, because what will eventually matter is not the start or middle, but how you finish your story. 2. You’re stuck in a comfort zone mentality: Here’s a cool exercise for you. Draw a circle. Outside this circle you have several dots named as “P”. This circle is your Comfort Zone. Now imagine yourself sitting nice and tight in the middle of this circle. Draw a...
Profound Realisations, Tears and Breakthroughs! Your Success Live Event 2015: A Recap

Profound Realisations, Tears and Breakthroughs! Your Success Live Event 2015: A Recap

I’d always been a very guarded person, hiding behind my shield. Needless to say, I missed lots of opportunities, especially when it came to building meaningful connections. I spent most of my life trying to fit in, but ended up feeling like an outcast and deeply feared complete alienation. So when I got an opportunity to witness the Your Success Live event last weekend, I said “Yes” because something instantly connected with me. I’m glad I did it, because that weekend changed my life in a profound way. They say when you truly connect with yourself, you attract your real tribe, your match, your crew. And that’s what I found last Friday. The people, the learnings, Sharon Pearson’s warmth and giving a damn about us – everything combined to create that residual glow that I’m sure each of you are still feeling, just like I am. On Day 1, I had a breakthrough. I suddenly realised it was ALL me. I mattered more than I knew. There was no one coming to “save” me. I had to save me first, before I could even think of attracting positive energies to my life. That Sunday evening, I walked out as a changed person. That Sunday evening, I’d rewritten the story of my life. One weekend did change my life! It was SO amazing to see everyone’s openness and willingness to embrace change, happiness and true success. Everyone experienced their vulnerable side. We saw eye-to-eye, we released the pain and B.S. around the crud that we unknowingly protected all our lives, and made space for love and joy. Your Success Live Event 2015: Here’s a Sneak Peek...
One Weekend Can Change Everything: Here’s How

One Weekend Can Change Everything: Here’s How

Be honest. You’re stressed out. You feel disappointed in yourself. You think you’re not doing enough, and that you don’t “deserve” success. It’s like being in a war, well not with actual guns and ammo, but the itch to “win” is there. You’ve done everything by the book, but success still eludes you. What gives? Here’s the thing: I see so many people stop dreaming, and start settling. It’s because they believe success is way too hard. It’s not doable. There’s not enough time. Not enough money. Not enough good ideas. For some reason, it’s out of reach for them. And as a result, they seem to have gone out of touch with their purpose, passion and drive to learn and grow. Is Success Hard? The answer to that question is yes and no. Let me explain. Many people fall prey to “Yeah but…” thinking. I have a friend who is jealous of his brother for being so fit. He’d like a body like that. When asked what’s stopping him, he’ll usually begrudge his brother’s fitness by saying something like: “Yeah… But he’s a slave to his fitness regime and runs 10 kilometres a week.” But isn’t that how success works? Nothing comes without a price tag. If you want something, you have to pay a price for it. But if you want it BAD enough, you won’t mind paying the price. If you’re not willing to pay the price, it’s time to cross that goal off your list and focus on something else. The place to start at is YOU. Perhaps your values are not aligned with that goal. Perhaps...
The Minimalist’s Guide to Being Successful: 4 Simple Steps

The Minimalist’s Guide to Being Successful: 4 Simple Steps

Can you recall a time when you had a “win” which should have been meaningful, yet you felt nothing? I sure have. Because success is a subjective term. It means different things to different people. For some, it is writing a bestseller book, focussing on the subjective feeling of satisfaction. For others, it could be about meeting objective metrics such as making a million dollars a year or a job title. Subjective success is a response to objective achievements. In other words, even though it may appear like you’re ticking off objectives, the drive is usually the feeling you get from achieving the goals. For example, you may value a high salary and working for a prestigious company (your objective metrics), and enjoyment at work and connection with co-workers (as subjective metrics). In your personal life, saving a good amount of money could be a measure of objective success. Subjective factors could be a happy marriage and providing for your children. Whatever success means to you, it doesn’t have to be complicated. A minimalist’s guide does not mean you lower your expectations – it means you cut out the BS and focus only on what’s absolutely necessary. Ready? Here we go. The Minimalist’s Guide to Being Successful: 4 Simple Steps 1. What’s my outcome? The Cheshire Cat was wise to say, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” The first question is obvious – what do you want? It’s setting the foundation of your goal. When answering this question, write it down on a piece of paper and make it SMART. SMART stands for...