Whether it is achieving your fitness goals, hitting your targets in work or being successful (whatever successful means to you) you need to be CONSISTENT.
Today was spent with my Uncle.. I admire and respect him more than he’ll ever know & I look up to him for the strength he has and for the incredible conversations we always share. Today we talked about goals, and achieving the things that we want in life and it really made me think about what’s important and what it really takes to be my best self.
Throughout my years of training & preparing for my first World Championship Gold Medal with Team Canada, the one thing I took away from that was consistency. I wanted to be my best self so I trained like it, everyday, rain or shine. Deep down in my mind I knew that if I took one day off, that one day could set me back a week, a month.. who knows maybe even an entire year and I was not willing to take that risk.
I have this same mentality today but now stronger than ever before. I know what I want to achieve in life and I will stop at nothing to make my vision and my goals a reality. I think its imperative to maintain a consistent growth mindset.. by always questioning what it is that I can do better? What choices can I make that will get me closer to the end result? What can I read to increase my knowledge? What speaker can I listen to that will motivate me? Where can I go to find inspiration to keep my creativity flowing?
At the end of the day I know that my vision & my purpose is what drives me and Its important to keep my head in the game.. I deeply believe that having the right MINDSET will take you wherever you want to go in life. Yes, we’re human, we get tired, we lose focus sometimes but its important to RECOGNIZE that and do what we need to do to get back on track.
Believe in yourself & Be consistent.. Consistent with your mindset, with learning with your training.. Work hard NOW, don’t waste another minute.. one day it will all be worth it.
If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life.. this is so true. I currently work for House Of Fraser, in Manchester as a Brand Specialist for Biba.I’m so inspired by my brand every single day and it’s an absolute privilege to work with such a beautiful brand.
Stars such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Cher, Mick Jagger & Twiggy have all gotten behind Biba and the 60’s brand is BACK & better than ever.
The history alone is inspiring as Biba was the first department store to open in London post World War 2..
Finally, I’m humbled each day getting to work and be surrounded by like minded individuals and I find inspiration in each person I speak with.. we need to keep ourselves growing and learning to take our selves to our fullest potential and it’s important to keep your vision and focus strong, I’m so excited for this fashion journey ❤
“Courage, strength, leadership, bravery. Sheep follow the leader they follow the heard, they don’t know where they are going.. many times they are lead to the slaughterhouse but they keep FOLLOWING, they don’t use their mind. A LION LEADS.”
This is what I heard this morning while thinking about my attitude. We need to have the lion attitude that says I CAN to take charge of our own destiny.
Real lions are hungry, they are not followers they lead. Lions demonstrate who they are, they do not seek respect they demand it because they know they should be respected. This life is about having the strength and courage to take a stand for your goals.. so with that, what attitude will you have today? What choices are you going to make? GO ALL OUT.
Have the lion attitude, stay hungry.
Have you ever had a conversation where it seems like the person you are speaking to is only half there? They aren’t fully paying attention to you? They aren’t maintaining eye contact in which their body language is telling you they aren’t fully engaged? Well, I have.. many times and I wanted to share something I find powerful.
Attunement, is the interaction between people that shows a sense of connection and a degree of understanding. I learned about this a few years back while I was working at the biggest Fitness club in Canada – in order to engage with my members and build meaningful relationships. Attunement is powerful, and if you can understand and grasp the concept it can really help you grow and value your daily interactions on a deeper level.
When we engage in conversations, not only do we do this verbally but we also communicate by using body language.
You can tell whether someone is fully engaged not only by the conversation flowing smoothly, but by things visually such as hand gestures, head nods and eye contact.
In order to connect and understand the power of attunement when you are speaking to someone, it is important to be 100% focused on the individual standing in front of you and genuinely listen to what it is that they are saying..don’t listen to hear, listen to UNDERSTAND. Ensure that you give that person your undivided attention – when we do this it makes the world of a difference. The conversations are deeper and more meaningful, we are more open and we look forward to connecting with more people daily.
Remember, listen to understand not to hear.. and don’t forget to listen with your eyes.. they say the eyes are the window to the soul.
Some days will be easier than others, some days thoughts of our past arise & we need to accept, acknowledge and realise that it’s ok.
I think it’s important to let yourself feel not only the good emotions but the bad in order for us that heal, also.. Instead of pushing away the pain of the past or hiding away from the struggle, let yourself be upset, let yourself cry and get angry if you must HOWEVER do NOT unpack and live there.
If we are in a constant state of feeling sorry for ourselves all we are doing is distracting from our progress of our future goals & aspirations.
My final thought is this, it is imperative to acknowledge our emotions however make sure to control them. Keep your head held high my friend and remember how far you’ve come and have to go! You are a warrior and nothing can break you.
Accept what is, let go of what was & have faith in what will be.
Today while on my lunch at work I walked down the street to a local coffee shop to buy myself a coffee. When I got to the counter to pay the £1.10 for my drink on my card – as I didn’t have any change on me, the woman behind the till told me that I needed to spend £4.00 minimum in order to serve me using the card machine. I understood, so I took a step out of line to figure out what else I wanted to have with my drink.. As I was doing so a lady ahead of me turned and said here hunny, let me get that coffee for you! I was so shocked at her random act of kindness that I thought I heard her wrong. I told her it was ok and that I had the money but she insisted on buying my drink for me & wouldn’t take no for an answer.I chatted to the kind woman for a few moments and then I gave her my biggest bear hug and she went on her way. It’s funny to think that something as little as buying a coffee for a random stranger can cause such joy, and its so refreshing to know that there are still people in this world like her.
I deeply believe in Karma, good karma & bad karma. I believe that the choices we make and the way that we treat others on a daily basis directly comes back to us in one way or another. No one is perfect but I choose to live my life treating others with kindness and respect whether or not they reciprocate it back to me. The reason I choose to think & act this way is because I believe that deep down, if you always do your best to treat others as you would like to be treated good karma will eventually find its way back to you, like it did today for me in the coffee shop.
I think we have all been in a situation, perhaps in work, relationships, or just our daily live’s where someone we are dealing with has an attitude towards you that is angry or negative. Instead of mirroring the actions of others I think it is important to ignore the negativity & for this one simple fact: When someone hurts you or treats you in an ill manor, I believe that the reason they say or do these things, whether intentional or not is a direct reflection on the way that they feel about themselves. I’ve been in situations more times than I can count where regardless of how calm and collected I am, an individual is choosing to take their anger out on me. Its important to remember to let their negativity fall off of you like a raindrops do to an umbrella. No one can hurt you without your consent and having the power to ground yourself & remain calm in stressful situations will have such a positive effect on your life. ❤
The question remains, Is that all you’ve got?
When I woke up this morning this is what came to mind.. Don’t loose heart, remember this is the battle between you and your mind so you need to drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heart beat & you must burn away your self doubt with the fire inside of you.
Believe the voice inside of you that says you can run a little faster, you can grind a little harder. There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind..You can change your hair, you can change your clothing & your address, but if you don’t change your MIND the same experience will perpetuate again and again.. we need to change INWARDLY and focus on our mindset to achieve what we want in life. Don’t be like most people, focus on what you what it is that you want so bad and STEP UP. Discover what you’re capable of my friend, who says you can’t? I believe that the only one who is standing in your way is the person you see reflecting in the mirror. I think something happens when you step into your fears..you make a decision, you make a choice. A choice that is to develop the courage to chase the things that you want in life as your life has value and your dreams have PURPOSE. With that said, What are you going to do with the 24 hours that lay before you? What are you going to do with this new day, this new chapter? Ask yourself.. am I going to STEP UP and chase my goals like a lion chasing a gazelle or am I going to go back to bed. GET UP & GET BUSY, Time waits for no man.