Day #060: A Pat On The Back

Give yourself a pat on the back today as we have now reached Day 60 of 2016 and boy oh boy has it been a thrill already.

I don’t know about you, but so far this year I have been able to grow more and more each day. Not only in one aspect of my life but across multiple areas in my life and I just can’t wait to see what the year still has in store.

Less about me more about you.

For those who have taken on the same trek as myself, to aspire to push further and make this year the year it can be.

Day 60 is a crucial day as we have now officially completed 2 months. By tomorrow you will be kicking off March. 

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Today I want you to reflect back on the last 60 days and highlight 10 Key things you have achieved, developed or stretched in your life.

Before you start though, I challenge you to write these down on paper.

Applying the mind to paper technique will always present better results, as it activates your brain power in a different way than it would via technology.

Don’t get me wrong, the devices themselves are beauties and should always be utilized at their max capacity. This is simply a challenged suggestion.

See below – I have written my 10 Key points from the past 60 days in which I have grown in. (you should do it on paper)

These are in no particular order.

As you can see I have not elaborated on these here. I would recommend you do or jot down a few extra dot points for these (extra details).

  1. Confidence
  2. Willpower
  3. Mental Capacity
  4. New & Known Skills
  5. Exercise
  6. Healthy Living
  7. Advocacy
  8. Writing & Blogging
  9. Self-worth
  10. Faith

From these 10 Key points, I want you to think about how the next 30, 60 and even 90 days are going to look.

How will you continue and how you will leverage these days into creating and aspiring further.

But the main note I want to get across today is:

Remember we are only 60 day’s in. If you’re not seeing results, its OK.

The whole point of writing down 10 Key points, was to help you see that you have made progress.


  • Practice makes perfect
  • Progress over perfection
  • These things take time
  • Maybe you haven’t realized (ask someone for feedback) – different perspective
  • Keep going – it will soon click
  • Ask for help and support (I would love to encourage you more)

Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress; Which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. – Unknown

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Day #059: The Happy Way

People sometimes assume that beautiful people must be happy when in reality being happy lets your true beauty shine through.

Happiness is not necessarily getting everything you want. 

“It’s enjoying the little things in life—whether that’s starting to eat healthy or just waking up a little earlier to enjoy more of your day.” —Jane Ko, editor of A Taste of Koko

The point is – we all have a decision to make when it comes to being happy.

You can wake up and choose to have a happy day or you can choose to submit to the everyday drag in which society tells you to live.

You see, if you choose to see the small things, the beautiful things and the things that inspire. Then you will always be happy and even successful.

Taking a positive approach will inspire others to embrace the very same enthusiasm.

Below are 10 ways you can get yourself to a mental state of happiness:

1. Inhale, exhale, repeat.
Breathe. Take a moment and just relax. Let the air flow in and out.
Embrace and really notice the air you breathe. Take note as life is full of it.

2. Chat yourself up.
Challenge yourself, encourage yourself, push yourself.
I’m not saying walk around talking to yourself, but rather spur yourself on.

3. Say thanks.
Be polite, thank people, make them feel welcome and happy.
By sharing the love, the care and manners – happiness is created.

4. Become fluent in body language.
Understanding and identifying just how body language works, can tell a better story than words.
Identifying how people are reacting, especially in a positive way, will only encourage your happiness.

5. Pursue (physical and mental) fitness.
Exercise is a key of making you feel better than ever.
Running for instance will grow your mental capacity and will power as well as your fitness.
Once you complete, achieve or do more than you have before. You will be inspired and encouraged.

6. Eat smart.
Eating healthy is another key to being happy. 
As much as binge eating, sweets and sugary goods make you feel nice…
Overcoming this and having a fresh, healthy and clean eating lifestyle will reflect:
– Positive Attitude
– Happiness
– Bounce

7. Get adequate shuteye.
In a busy world, adequate sleep can be hard. But your body requires it and if you adequately suffice your body with it,
Then your body will be react efficiently, effectively and readily. You will have a buzz.

8. Spread joy
Sharing your bounce, your buzz or even a smile, will create happiness.
Your attitude will trickle on to others – so make sure it is spreading joy.
As you encourage others, their enticed happiness will spur on your own.

9. Embrace Opportunity
Everyday is a new chance to change your life, embrace something new and discover more.
Being able to grow more, aspire further, share joy and open and close doors, really entices ones’ excitement.
Embracing the above and the challenges, with an optimistic attitude will soon enough bring you happiness.

10. Faith
Your faith – should always be your inner happiness.
What you believe in and stand for, will sculpt who you are.
If you live for what you believe in and stand for – you will always be happy.

 I am my own superhero – Erika Chau

Do you have a way of being happy? Do you think the above 10 ways are true?

Share your thoughts – leave a comment.

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Day #058: 7 Questions To Prompt Your Passion

The cost of not following your heart, is spending the rest of your life wishing you had. – J. Paulsen

Today I wish to remind you to keep your mind fresh full of ‘thinking cap’ questions.

To help spur you on, these questions will be in relation to locking down your passions and reminding yourself of your journey.

Regardless, if you answer these questions or not (you should though), today I challenge you to take action.

Whatever your dream and goal is – work on it today. Whether it is 5 mins, 10 mins, 30 mins or a few hours.

I can only push you so much… you need to push yourself more!

If you’re still in the stage of locking down you passion, then the below questions are perfect for you.

If you’re trying to realign, stay a course and on track, these will help prompt you of why you started! 

Question 1: As a child what were you passionate about?

Question 2: If you didn’t require a job, how would you spend your time?

Question 3: What do you get lost in so deep, that the world seems to stop?

Question 4: What issues/concerns do you keep closest to your heart?

Question 5: How are you interacting with your friends? What conversations do you have?

Question 6: What is on your bucket list?

Question 7: If you could make your dreams come true, what would you make happen?

“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” – Rosa Luxemburg

Feel free to share these, as I would love to hear what really drives and motivates you!

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Day #057: The Climb. You Can Do It

Any journey requires persistence, discipline, dedication, hard work and a will to go on.

The hardest climb may take a while, it may push you to your limits, or even require sacrifice.

However the best view comes after the hardest climb.

When you finally get to your goal, the time taken will feel well worth it.

You will have new limits, a new threshold for sacrifice and a result equaling reward.

The point is – even if it is tough now, don’t stop, as the end of the hardest climb might be the just around the corner!

Unfortunately, we are our own worse enemies, our hardest competition and our biggest rivals.

The stereotypical view society expects from us is that we need to prove to society that we are good enough.

Well I believe this is wrong and so should you.

The only person you need to prove or convince is YOU.

Once you believe in yourself, understand your skills, your talents and passions in life, you will conquer.

As the world only portray’s that you need to be at a certain level to make it. But if you are your greatest and you know it, you will change the world.

Because, if you believe that what you have to say or do is worth sharing and good enough for others, then it will be good enough for them to help them grow, change and learn. Which means it is also good enough for the rest of the world. Good enough for the world to help grow, change and learn.

Be confident in you, be confident in what you believe and be confident in sharing your message. – Chris Furlong

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Day #056: Screw It, Just Do It.

Screw It, Just Do It.

Richard Branson, hasn’t only inspired generations on how we do business and make money, but he has inspired many to go after it; with full gusto.

As you will be aware, Branson is known for his Virgin Airlines empire. But do you know how he began this empire?

I was recently refreshed of his amazing journey and have been reminded, that we need to knock down the walls which are preventing us from our potential.

Branson, knew what he wanted and took it. This should be no different for going after what we truly want too.

The story goes kicks off when Branson and his future wife, Joan, were travelling to Puerto Rico and their flight was cancelled.

It left them and hundreds of other passengers stranded at a small island airport.

Branson, ever the opportunist, picked up the phone and tracked down a chartered plane.

With ease he divided the cost of the plane by the number of seats, and charged the stranded passengers $39 to rebook their seats.

Instantly Virgin Airlines was born.

But what is the point here? The point is to go after what you really want. 

Before I continue, if you haven’t read Branson’s Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life – this is a must READ!

For too long we have been stuck in a world of excuses. For too long, we convince ourselves that the time isn’t right.

STOP! Listening to the these type of excuses. Stop suggesting you will start…

  • After XYZ has occurred
  • When XY is finished and complete
  • When (insert whatever excuse it may be)

The right time to purse your dream(s) is now. It is today.

I love seeing those around me step out of their comfort zones and begin making their dreams happen.

I love seeing the smile, the excitement and the passion they enthuse to show.

You too can be like this – following your dreams and your heart.

To do so – I want to challenge you today. I want to challenge you to take the first step.

Grab a pen (I prefer a permanent marker) and some paper and this is what you are going to do.

  1. Identify 5 (or at least 1) Goals, these can be anything.
  2. Take these 5 Goals and take 4 sheets of paper. Write out 1 to 20.
  3. Now for each Goal, write and list out 20 things you must do in order to complete this goal. Force yourself to write it.
  4. Once you have done this for the 5 Goals. Identify 5 items for each goal that you can action immediately.
  5. Take these 5 items and act on them now. Literally kick off the motions for these goals.
  6. (Optional) If you are not sure how to, write and list out 20 things you need to do to kick-start this item or any item which is the easiest to start.

Start before you’re even ready to begin. The perfect time will never be ready. It’s when you take action, the magic will happen.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. – Elbert Hubbard

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Day #055: Worry No More

Your one beautiful life is in your hands, and every day you have another opportunity to create the dream life you had always imagined. – Rachel Gadiel

Every person has a story, a journey in which they have traveled to this very moment.

Too many times have I let worry and doubt overcome and overwhelm my life throughout this journey.

I can look back now and see just how silly I have been in doing so. However, I haven’t always been as confident as I am – and I’m still learning to grow in this area.

But when you doubt your ability, your skill and your existence to make a difference, you are diminishing yourself.

Learn to love yourself honorably and humbly and this love will spread. Love yourself enough to teach yourself to stand tall. Teach yourself to stand by who you are and what you believe. When it comes to decision-making time. Be firm in your decision and know what your action is. If you are stuck on worry or in doubt, you are only delimiting your chances or breaking this chain.

It is time to make a stand. Time to take a challenge and choose to defeat this worry and conquer this doubt.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy

By changing nothing, nothing changes. – Tony Robbins

Take a chance to rise up and defeat worry and doubt will soon enough bring reward.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy 

Challenge yourself daily with small goals, small moments in creating a better you. 

Identify some aspects and elements you can immediately work on and take action!

What will you work on today? How will you worry less?

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Day #054: Punch Today In The Face

Everyday should be our most favorite of them all.

Well I think they should be.

Each day is all about opportunity. Everyday you have a chance to set a new tone and set the speed and the attitude of how you will get from that start to the end.

Monday is usually the day with a bad label, however people carry on and on regardless of the day… people begin to generalize a reputation that each day or another week is rough, tough and the only good day is Friday or the weekend.

I don’t see any problem with the days. I think the problem is because you have to get up for work… and if you’re feeling this way about your work, this isn’t a Monday issue or an any day issue but a work issue.

Monday is no different to Tuesday and Tuesday is no different to Wednesday and so on, except for the mindset you have formulated it to be.

To me, each day is a chance to reset the mind, reset the chance of something new.

My day’s are broken up into the below 4 points:

1. Opportunity: A chance for something new, a chance to be better than the last day.
2. Attitude: Set it today – Set it for the day’s ahead.

Positive attitude brings optimism and motivates toward success.  With a positive attitude, your life becomes happier and more successful. – Remez Sasson

3. Setting Expectations: Set expectations, set goals and set the plan for each day. Just like a positive attitude.
4. Just Another Day: It’s like any other day  – it is up to you to define it.

My challenge to you is to make Today and each day the best day possible.

How will you define it?

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Day #053: Beat The Odds

Even when the odds are against you, battle it out like you own the moment.

If you believe you have a mission to beat it, make it or be it. Then this is your moment.

Your time to shine is now.

You have already bet the odds, if your willing to go for it. Making the decision to act gets you halfway there.

I have been reiterating over and over to push yourself and to drive and conquer yours goals and dreams.

This still stands. Keep dong it!

But to do this it will require a journey.

This journey will have many chapters of failing and not getting what you thought you wanted.

But that’s OK. As you will also have chapters full of success and if you stay on target you will succeed.

It’s the days when we least expect our achievements to occur that they actually occur and surprise us.

Let me give you an example:

If you’re a runner like me, you will understand the mental importance of finishing a run. Even if it is at a slower time, this is better than stopping and giving up halfway. Finishing creates the success. If you beat the PB or not you have still succeeded. If you end up beating the PB, this only proves my point that there will be many chapters of success. However if you stay on target and fight you odds and push for the finish line. You will come out surprising yourself and proving just how great you are.

Get out there. Beat the odds.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Anthony Robins

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Day #052: Decide You Can!

Making an excuse before you even start, is only setting yourself up for failure.

If you decide that you can’t do something before you even attempt, than your mind naturally begins to adjust to this idea.

Telling yourself you can’t achieve something because of this, or because of that… only creates a belief system. One which is setting you up to fail. If you repeat this process it evolves like a bad habit, becoming something expected, of routine and hard to break. If you don’t believe it’s possible to achieve what you want, you will never succeed.

Sometimes, all the distance that seems to be separating you from your goals is in your mind. If you removed those mental barriers, you would see that you could just reach out and grab what you’ve been pursuing for so long.

As long as you don’t believe that it’s possible, you are going to continue to create excuses and distractions. That’s simply because it feels uncomfortable or scary to have something you don’t think you are ready to have, or become someone you don’t believe you can be.

If you removed the negative beliefs about what YOU can have and could become, your reality would change instantly.

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” -Napoleon Hill

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Day #051: Keep Going!

The best thing you can do is to keep going.

You have made it this far so why stop now?

Now that you have passed the 50 day mark, take some time to reflect on how you are travelling. 

Yesterday I challenged you to make 2016 a better year. Now in order to do this, you need to be growing.

In order to keep growing, you need to be pushing yourself. You also need to reflect and evaluate your ongoing progress.

Whatever your goals may be, you should write them down and track them consistently.

If you have been tracking them, reflect and review your progress. Challenge yourself.

If you haven’t been tracking your goals, then you can still start! Challenge yourself. 

Some of the areas you should be pushing to grow yourself in are noted below. I have also included some examples:

  • Health: Track your weight, track your calories, track your measurements, track food types.
  • Fitness: Track your running km’s, track your steps, track your workouts, track your reps, track your sets, track your times, track your heart rate.
  • Relationships: Review your contacts, do you know each one? Are you networking with them?
  • Work: Set some performance objectives, both work and personal related. Aim for a promotion, a raise. Track your efforts.
  • Spiritual Walk: How much time are spending on this? 10%, 15%, 20% of your time? More or Less?
  • Finances: Daily saving goals, budgets, long terms goals, % allocation (pleasure vs work).
  • Aspirations/Goals: Overall can you tick any of these off? Have you started any? Challenge yourself.
  • Skills: What new skills are you teaching yourself or developing? At work and outside work.
  • Mindsets: Attitude checks – morning and night.  Write down your thoughts, if you struggle.
  • Talents: What talents have you got hidden, that your are not utilizing. Share them.
  • Habits: Are you breaking bad ones, creating new and healthy ones? Track your progress.
Make time for it. Just get it done.

Nobody ever got STRONG or got in SHAPE by thinking about it. They did it. – Jim Wendler