Advice for Students

Live Your Greatness!

September 12, 2018  |     |   0 Comment

What is your definition of success? For me, I feel successful when I know I am living up to my potential, being my greatest self and living my best life. Some days are great, others challenging. I have a birthday coming up, which causes me to pause, reflect on my past year and visualize my year ahead.

A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to attend a three-day Personal Mastery Academy conference in Toronto, given by global leadership consultant and coach, Robin Sharma. I was first introduced to his work through his book, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.” It was a game changer. Attending one of Robin’s conferences and having the opportunity to work directly with him was a dream and vision of mine when I started BloomStra Consulting. That dream and vision is now a reality.

After the conference, I spent a lot of time reflecting on my experience, implementing the tools I learned, studying the copious notes I took, and practicing many of Robin’s teachings about self mastery, leadership and living the grandest vision of my best life.  I’m still working on them and – and not by coincidence – came across my top 16 inspirational tips that I took away from  theconference that have had incredible impact for my continued growth and development.  And so, as I am about to celebrate my birthday, I want to share them with you and hope you also find them inspiring:

1.  Self Mastery is job #1. Working on Me is the best work I can do. Because in order to build external empires, you must first build your internal empire.

2. Genius is not about DNA. It is about focus, routine, rituals, practice and beliefs.

3. The thing I am most frightened to do is the thing I must do.  I must run toward it. Be brave.  Try, and fail.  Try, and succeed. Be in the game. Our trials are the opportunity for our growth.  Adversity is the opportunity for A-Players. For Mastery.

4. No idea works, unless you do the work.

5. Awareness is the DNA of transformation. With better awareness, I will make better choices. With better choices, I will obtain better results.

6. All change is hard at the beginning, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.

7. We have a call on our life to influence the world. My story about WHO I am in the world and WHAT my life can be, either limits or expands HOW I show up in this world and my influence.

8. Practice deliberate gratitude.

9. It’s easier to behave your way into a new way of thinking instead of thinking your way into a new way of behaving.

10. The secret of iconic performance is the installation of good habits, not willpower.

11. To be an A-Performer, I must take the time to invest in knowledge and create the space to study my craft.

12. Distraction destroys legendary. What gets scheduled, gets done.

13. A bad day for the ego is an awesome day for the soul.

14. Performance always matches your mindset.

15. Everyday, never stop improving.

16. Be kind. Always.

Success is living life on you own terms.  We must honour our value, authenticity and joy in order to truly achieve success. We have to be the best version of ourselves, each and every day. How we show up, how we treat ourselves and others, the feelings we feel, the thoughts we think, the words we use and the actions we choose create our reality.  Today. This day. Live your greatness.  With gratitude.

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