Review & Revise 2017

19 January 2017:

Small achievements made:

  1. Travel like a traveller
  2. Have dreams and visions for my future
  3. Finding my reason to live and work for
  4. Started journey on being a business owner
  5. Dabble online – Pinterest; Instagram; Twitter
  6. Build my Personal Brand
  7. Self-Actualization
  8. More self-care taken

Next stage of growth:

  1. Build Seigneur Luxury and grow in strength
  2. Become mentally disciplined and strong person
  3. Achieve flexible positive mind to conquer life challenges and obstacles
  4. To be living success daily: Live, Breathe, Eat, Walk, Talk, BE!
  5. More inquisitive and ask more leading questions
  6. More confident in sales close and negotiation
  7. More mindful on my time management
  8. Better management of my mood “downs and dumps”
  9. Improve my financial knowledge and prowess
  10. Network more to seek collaborations
  11. Greater self-care – More groomed
  12. Make $$$

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/284473

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TEMPORARY FRUSTRATIONS ARE INTEGRAL PART DURING PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-develop-mental-toughness-2017-1?IR=T&utm_content=bufferaa20f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&r=US&IR=T/#-8

ANNE, THIS IS THE LIGHTBULB MOMENT. TRAIN YOUR MENTAL MUSCLE IN WILLPOWER & DETERMINATION (TO NOT GIVE UP EASILY WHEN HIT BUMPS IN ROAD).

WHEN GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GETS GOING… GET TOUGHER, ANNE!!!

THE MAGIC OF A SINGLE DECISION

We all get frustrated. I am particularly prone to frustration when I see little or no progress after several weeks of practicing something new. Despite Coach Sommer’s regular reminders about connective-tissue adaptations taking 200 to 210 days, after a few weeks of flailing with “straddle L extensions,” I was at my wits’ end. Even after the third workout, I had renamed them “frog spaz” in my workout journal because that’s what I resembled while doing them: a frog being electrocuted.

Each week, I sent Coach Sommer videos of my workouts via Dropbox. In my accompanying notes at one point, I expressed how discouraging it was to make zero tangible progress with this exercise. Below is his email response, which I immediately saved to Evernote to review often.

It’s all great, but I’ve bolded my favorite part.

“Dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress is an integral part of the path towards excellence. In fact, it is essential and something that every single elite athlete has had to learn to deal with. If the pursuit of excellence was easy, everyone would do it. In fact, this impatience in dealing with frustration is the primary reason that most people fail to achieve their goals. Unreasonable expectations time-wise, resulting in unnecessary frustration, due to a perceived feeling of failure. Achieving the extraordinary is not a linear process.

“The secret is to show up, do the work, and go home.

“A blue collar work ethic married to indomitable will. It is literally that simple. Nothing interferes. Nothing can sway you from your purpose. Once the decision is made, simply refuse to budge.

“Refuse to compromise.

“And accept that quality long-term results require quality long-term focus. No emotion. No drama. No beating yourself up over small bumps in the road. Learn to enjoy and appreciate the process. This is especially important because you are going to spend far more time on the actual journey than with those all too brief moments of triumph at the end.

“Certainly celebrate the moments of triumph when they occur. More importantly, learn from defeats when they happen. In fact, if you are not encountering defeat on a fairly regular basis, you are not trying hard enough. And absolutely refuse to accept less than your best.

“Throw out a timeline. It will take what it takes.

“If the commitment is to a long-term goal and not to a series of smaller intermediate goals, then only one decision needs to be made and adhered to. Clear, simple, straightforward. Much easier to maintain than having to make small decision after small decision to stay the course when dealing with each step along the way. This provides far too many opportunities to inadvertently drift from your chosen goal. The single decision is one of the most powerful tools in the toolbox.”

2017 RESOLUTIONS

2017 CHANGES:

http://www.oprah.com/money/Bobbi-Rebell-Financial-Wake-Up-Calls

INSPIRATION FROM CYNTHIA ROWLEY:

Lots of people encouraged me along the way. But I never looked for somebody to take me under their wing. There’s no “right” way to be an entrepreneur. You have to have a vision of where you want to go, short-term and long-term, follow your gut, and take risks every day. It helps to be a pathological optimist and say yes to everything. The smartest thing I ever did was focus on the thing that most inspires and energizes me, and makes me excited to come to work every day.

KICKSTARTER-

SMALL HABITS TO LIFESTYLE CHANGE

  1. CUT DOWN ON TV (WHITE NOISE)
  2. BETTER SLEEP HYGIENE (BEDTIME BY 0130)
  3. READ MORE (POSTIVE THINKING/INSPIRATIONAL ARTICLES)
  4. LESS SUGAR AND SODIUM INTAKE
  5. MORE CONSCIOUS FOOD CHOICES INPUT INTO MY BODY
  6. MORE EXERCISE ROUTINES INCORPORATED
  7. MORE VALUE ENHANCING COMPANY/TIME SPENT
  8. QUALITY NETWORKING
  9. POSITIVE THINKING/GROWTH MINDSET
  10. BETTER ORGANISATION & HYGIENE IN LIVING SPACE & SHOP
  11. IMPROVE TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS (PRIORITY TO-DO LIST; BULLET JOURNAL)
  12. REGULAR JOURNALING
  13. BRAINSTORM FOR SL; IMPLEMENT NEW IDEAS (TRIAL/ERROR)
  14. CREATE SYSTEMS FOR SL
  15. BEING MORE FEARLESS AND PATIENT IN FAIL/TRY/FAIL/SUCCEED (PRO-BRAVERY)

http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Alice-Hoffman-A-Secret-Solace-for-Hard-Times

BELIEVE MY UNIVERSE IS ABUNDANT

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/20/the-benjamin-franklin-effect-mcraney/

Milton Glaser:

IF YOU PERCEIVE THE UNIVERSE AS BEING A UNIVERSE OF ABUNDANCE, THEN IT WILL BE. IF YOU THINK OF THE UNIVERSE AS ONE OF SCARCITY, THEN IT WILL BE.

Gandhi:

OUR THOUGHTS BECOME OUR WORDS, OUR WORDS BECOME OUR ACTIONS, OUR ACTIONS BECOME OUR CHARACTER, OUR CHARACTER BECOMES OUR DESTINY.

ANNE, KEEP INCHING TO THE CENTRE TO RE-WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY! KEEP REPEATING TO RE-WRITE UNTIL I ACHIEVE MY DESIRED LIFE STORY I WANT TO TELL. YOU ARE DESERVING AND WORTHY!

NO MORE NEBULOUS BEHAVIOUR FROM NEGATIVE ATTITUDE AND MINDSET OF YOURSELF.

GIVE UP ON PLAYING SMALL!



The Benjamin Franklin effect is the result of your concept of self coming under attack. Every person develops a persona, and that persona persists because inconsistencies in your personal narrative get rewritten, redacted, and misinterpreted. If you are like most people, you have high self-esteem and tend to believe you are above average in just about every way. It keeps you going, keeps your head above water, so when the source of your own behavior is mysterious you will confabulate a story that paints you in a positive light. If you are on the other end of the self-esteem spectrum and tend to see yourself as undeserving and unworthy [and] will rewrite nebulous behavior as the result of attitudes consistent with the persona of an incompetent person, deviant, or whatever flavor of loser you believe yourself to be. Successes will make you uncomfortable, so you will dismiss them as flukes. If people are nice to you, you will assume they have ulterior motives or are mistaken. Whether you love or hate your persona, you protect the self with which you’ve become comfortable. When you observe your own behavior, or feel the gaze of an outsider, you manipulate the facts so they match your expectations.

GET COMFORTABLE AND GET USED TO HAVING SUCCESSES. YOU ARE NOT A FLUKE NOR A LOSER!

YOU WILL LEARN FROM YOUR FALLS AND START TO RISE. TIME TO AWAKEN YOUR GIANT WITHIN!

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https://medium.com/personal-growth/13-things-you-need-to-give-up-if-you-want-to-be-successful-44b5b9b06a26#.yuybehieg

Randy Pausch:

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE CARDS YOU ARE DEALT, BUT HOW YOU PLAY THE HAND.

Robert Greene:

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO LEARN MORE SKILLS AND COMBINE THEM IN CREATIVE WAYS.

GIVE UP BELIEVING IN THE “MAGIC BULLET.”

Overnight success is a myth.

Successful people know that making small continual improvement every day will be compounded over time, and give them desirable results.

That is why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1% every day.

LightBulb Moment For Anne!

Iyanla Vanzant sums it up for me.

I am not to be tormented by what I perceive my family to be and what I want them to be. I am learning to let go of the need to be accountable for them and their change. I can only exert my sphere of influence in order to guide them along to the path I am seeking for. The ultimate goal of unison and harmony. 

See everyone in your family for the truth of who they are; spiritual beings on a spiritual journey that does not always follow a straight or narrow path. Your family members are souls on a journey, struggling through their lessons, just like you.

It is time I learn to be fully accountable for myself and my life’s path. I shall use myself as full directional compass to navigate the path of life that is mine, and solely, truly mine.

I must learn to conquer the limitations I place in my mind; for feeling inferior due to the repeated times I have failed in life. Today I realised that I am bigger and better than I was, all from the “failures and mistakes” I had made previously.

Again Iyanla Vanzant enlightened me:

Life is a process of growing, outgrowing, and growing some more. The only way we can grow into our divine identity is to live through and outgrow the limitations we place on ourselves.

 

Start developing idea muscle and train discipline to success…

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/287332

  • Develop Idea Muscle (Freedom to make mistakes!)

Regular practice is more important than the nature of the ideas themselves, because what you really need is the confidence you can create on demand. Don’t expect your ideas to be perfect; perfectionism is your enemy.

  • Develop Creativity (Be courageous & disciplined)

If you too want to be creative, you must be both courageous and disciplined. Embracing a childlike sense of wonder is essential, but so is the fortitude to carve time out of your schedule to make that a priority!

  • Develop Mental Muscle ( Open-minded & resilient)

The process is important. Forcing yourself to go through the motions builds confidence.  You can build up your creative confidence by taking something that exists and trying to make it different.

Keep inspiring yourself, Anne. Keep moving forward with more new ideas… Try, Try, Try…

21 Ways to Get Inspired (Infographic)