It’s Possible to Reach Your Dreams + Life Update

It’s Possible to Reach Your Dreams + Life Update

First off, I’m sorry that you haven’t heard from me these past few weeks. It has been incredibly crazy over here as we moved our home and office to a new location which I have been manifesting for years! The preparation for the move, packing and unpacking plus getting rid of gears and furniture which we won’t need at the new place has maxed out my time. Oh did I also mentioned all these happened while I was still doing client coaching sessions and working on clients projects?! Yes I am a SuperWoman LOL!

Hence why I haven’t been able to show up for my community but don’t worry, I am now back on deck!

The move was very emotional for me as it reminded me of all the memories that were made in our previous house.

This was where we first started our business.

This was where all the grinding, tears and anxiety of a start up business.

All the memories we made here with almost no space for it but we held workshops, meditations, networking and coaching sessions here.

This house was very special to me as this was where I first connected to my divine purpose of ‘My Why’.

Our new space which I called our ‘heaven on earth’ has been a place which I have manifested for years. I have always dreamed to live in one of this luxury apartments on Adelaide Terrace. Looking back at these pics and now moving to my dream apartment has been a feeling of a reward received for all the hard work and for not giving up on my dreams.

Our new home gives us access to an executive boardroom, cinema room, function room and endless amazing facilities. To think that we had to squeeze in our tiny old home and now to be able to use these rooms, fills me with excitement to see what I will be able to create in this new space.

Few of my clients have visited me at this new space and especially those who had known me since I started my business, are feeling inspired by this new milstone of mine. I am so happy that my growth has inspired them to keep working on their goals and purpose in life.

Everything starts with a purpose which finds and fuels our passion.

When you know your purpose, anything is possible for you.

Any dream is achievable.

It might not be an overnight success but as long as you believe in yourself and never give up, whatever your dream life or business looks like, it is all possible.

If I, a brain injury survivor with chronic pains can do it, achieve my dreams and purpose of helping others build their own dream life, so can you.

Never ever let anything stops you from achieving the life and business you have been dreaming of. Believe in yourself, YOU CAN DO IT! YOU ARE LIMITLESS!

I am here for you!

My FREE workbook, How to Discover Your Purpose and Lead from The Heart, will guide you to find joy in your business and life while making an impact! Get access now by clicking the image below:

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Five Levels to A Purposeful Life

Five Levels to A Purposeful Life

Ever felt like…

😓 Bored (“there’s nothing interesting for me to do!”)

😓 Empty

😓 Hopeless

😓 Confused

😓 Uninspired

I’ve been in your position. When I had my brain injury in 2006, I was clueless on the next steps I should take as the life I knew were gone.

Battling myself and uncertainty of what life would be next, I went back to what I knew from Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. It is a pyramid that gives you a clear direction on what you need in order to go after a fulfilled life.

Image from Simple Psychology

The first level is to fulfil your physical needs (food, water, rest, etc.) which what I focused on after my injury. Next is the second level which is all about fulfilling your safety needs (personal security, employment, etc.) After that has been taken care of, you can move to the next level of need which is love and belongingness needs (relationships, needs, etc.). After that is the fourth need which is esteem needs (self-esteem, recognition, freedom, etc.). The last level is self-actualization needs (achieving full potential).

So I first focused on getting my physical needs (resting, eating, healing etc) then I secured my safety needs by going back to my full-time job. Next, I cultivated healthy relationships that will support me. Then I moved to the self-esteem needs by being part of managing a global event. This led to my promotion which made me realised that even with a brain injury (I was only 85% recovered) I still reached my potential and inspired others to do the same!

Same thing with the earthquakes in 2010 and the rest of my challenges which now led to my abundant life and business, I will share more in my next post.

Hence why I want the same for you. Life will throw you challenges and crises gives you opportunities for you to stop and reflect on your life. Don’t let it hinder you from living your best life or business just because you’re stuck in boredom, emptiness, hopelessness, uninspired and confusion to find your purpose in life.

So here it is again, my free 21 pages workbook, How to Discover Your Purpose and Lead from The Heart which will guide you to find joy in your business and life while making an impact! Get access now by clicking the image below:

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Empowerment Through Education to Create a Better World

Empowerment Through Education to Create a Better World

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

Knowledge is Power!

Hence why I love acquiring new knowledge. I just love learning and when I first had my brain injury, I was devastated as I thought I would never be able to learn new things again. However, I turned that around by not learning to gain knowledge for power. But I use learning as a form of therapy for my injured brain. By educating myself with the knowledge needed, it helps me to understand and manage my conditions better so I can move forward positively. And that’s how my traumatic brain injury heals faster than what the doctors anticipated.

When I went back to University as a mature student with a history of brain injury, I remember my mom and doctor were not pleased with it. Though I must admit it wasn’t easy but I actually enjoyed it. And now being a business owner, there are a number of skill sets or tasks which I learn to do them myself and this has saved me a lot of money and stress. Although at times, learning something new can cause headaches and anxiety to a point, I still love the process because I know I’ll be learning something new which will contribute to my personal and business growth.

However, when people think of “education” they mostly think about schools. About how we learn as children in elementary schools, then go on to high school, college, and even beyond that. While education surely includes all those things and they are of course so, so, so important to society, I want you to think beyond that.

When we go to school, tasks are laid out in front of us. Teachers teach us things. Rules are posted on the walls of the school. Books to be read are listed. Things to research are posted as homework. We don’t have to make an effort on what to learn. All of those things are just laid out in front of us. I call that the ‘spoon-feed’ education system.

However, once we graduate it is not the same thing anymore. We get caught up in the adulting and the jobs that we have to do in order to pay our bills. We forget to learn and educate ourselves with what’s going on in the world. As adults, we no longer have curriculums to guide us. As adults, it is up to us to educate ourselves.

You might be asking: we are done with school, why do we still need to keep learning and educate ourselves?

  • Education empowers people

When you are educated, you are confident and other people can sense that energy from you. When people feel this confident energy from you, it will empower them to take their own stand confidently.

As Nelson Mandela has said, “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”

When you are educated, you become confident and when you are confident, you become a leader.

  • Education helps us stand for what is right

Being educated means that you know the difference between right and wrong. Education helps lower crime rates as educated people know what they should and shouldn’t do.

“The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” This is another great quote from Nelson Mandela. As you can see, we can all help in building a great nation and foster reconciliation by educating ourselves.

  • Education makes you smarter

This is pretty obvious but just by educating yourself, you won’t get easily swayed by various opinions you hear. You won’t jump blindly to whatever the media is showing. You will make smarter decisions and will be able to lead people like a lion instead of being led like sheep.

Currently, the world is facing crises and each one of us can make a difference. If we want the world to be better then it all starts with us. We need to be lifelong learners so we can be better. When we are better, that’s how we inspire our family, friends and community to be better. And that’s how we collectively can make the world be better.

I challenge you all to be lifelong learners. Education doesn’t have to stop inside the four walls of the classroom. Reading books and learning from credible sources can totally help you lead like a lion. 

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Is Your Comfort Zone Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals?

Is Your Comfort Zone Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals?

Most people have dreams and wishes. However, the majority of those dreams and wishes remain as dreams and wishes as many people struggle to reach their goals. Frequently because the majority of people struggled about stepping out of their comfort zone in order to turn their dreams and goals into reality.

We know that nothing ever happens in our comfort zone. It’s called a comfort zone for a reason, right? You are comfortable so you must be happy? But as long as you stay in it you will be less and less happy. It’s that space of pushing aside your goals for when the ‘time is right’ or when you have the resources such as more money, time and skills.

Sadly that “someday” never happens. That someday isn’t going to happen because here’s the truth: you will never feel ready in your life to fo anything that scares you. You just gotta get up and do it. Eventually, the life you dreamed of becomes just a wish, a wish and a should, a would have thought or done. Our fear of trying something new and different, putting ourselves out there and going for it keeps us from taking action. We let our comfort zone keep us safe. Safe but unhappy and unfulfilled. 

Your comfort zone keeps you paralyzed from attempting what your heart truly desires. You have goals and dreams but you also have fears and doubts about the many what-ifs, what if it didn’t work, what if it was a wrong move, what if you suck! It’s safer and comfortable in the comfort zone instead of getting hurt and humiliated by going for what your heart desires. But what if it will work, what if it was the right move, what if you get freaking good at it. But the most important thing is, what if it makes you happy and what if it was bigger than what you thought it could be. You won’t know until you try. 

Maybe you’re afraid of speaking to a large group of people so you don’t go after the next level in your career, even though it is what your heart desires. You keep to yourself and stay in your current position because it is comfortable. Maybe you don’t go after your desire to start your own business because you’re afraid of failing. You stay in a job that you hate instead. Maybe you don’t try new adventures because you are reluctant to meet new people and don’t want to look “foolish”. So you stay at home in your comfort zone. 

Some of the reasons you stay in your comfort zone might be from:

  • Fear of the unknown and uncertainty

Nothing in life is certain but that should not keep you from getting out of your comfort zone and for going after the life that you want. Everything may be uncertain but it can always be figured out.

  • Anxiety over change 

“The only constant in life is change” as Heraclitus said. You might not know this but we humans are resilient to recover from each change life will bring us. Also, it is not how the new circumstances will dictate your life, it is how you respond or react to it. You can choose to accept the change or not and be stuck. If you choose to accept you can try coping strategies such as affirmations, meditations, journalling and many others.

  • Negative mindset/pessimistic outlook 

“My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice” is a quote written by J.K. Rowling and a philosophy I also believe in. Oftentimes worrying about suffering is pointless because you may end up not suffering at all. Even if you do that means you suffered twice; first by worrying and the second, the actual suffering. 

  • Lack of clarity and focus 

You can lose focus when you constantly compare yourself and your goals to other people. You get distracted by what they are doing and think to yourself, “They are so much better than me”. When you are looking for the approval of others you might end up doing things that differ from your original goal. It is important to understand that everyone’s journey is different and it is okay to have dreams and goals that others won’t understand. Focus on your own journey.

  • Fear of failing (or succeeding)

Don’t let the fear of failure or success stop you from actually starting. You can start setting small goals (these goals challenge you enough but are not so overwhelming to accomplish) to build your confidence muscle. 

As for fear of success, many of us have learned that the path to it can involve risks such as getting one’s hopes that can turn to disappointment. Or as Psychology Today wrote, some of us may have experienced verbal abuse and have been led to believe that we are not deserving of success. Whatever it may be, it is important to have a healthy relationship with success. Here’s an exercise they recommend:

  • Recall an event where you were successful and excited recently in your life, and notice what you are feeling and sensing. Stay with this sensation for five minutes.
  • Now tap into the sensation of a memory of an overwhelming sensation. I suggest not to start with a truly traumatic event, at least not with a therapist’s support. Start with something only moderately disturbing to you.
  • Now, go back to visualizing your success story. Do you notice a difference?

No matter what or how it looks like, your comfort zone is keeping you stuck. You’re not growing personally and stop advancing or developing into someone better professionally. You do the same thing day in and out, hanging out with the same people and you feel a lack of excitement in your life as everything stays stagnant. And you get envious when you look at other people’s lives who seem more successful or happier than yours. Getting out of the comfort zone will be difficult but that’s what growth is. Just like a child who has outgrown her clothes, you have to outgrow your old ways and beliefs to be able to step into your highest self. 

Your comfort zone lets you willingly pass up important opportunities. Because of this, you might lose touch with your relationships, your health may begin to have serious problems, and you end up living a life of mediocrity. You may be living a life of comfort but it is a mediocre life. Are you settling for just that when you know deep down that you can dig deep into yourself, get out of your comfort zone and live a life full of possibilities and adventures?

Your unwillingness to take action and step out of your comfort zone for whatever reason directly impacts your goals. If you are afraid to take the next step, and never do, you’ll stay where you’re at. If you worry what will happen if you go for your goal so you end up not going for it, then you won’t ever reach it. 

When you see yourself struggling to achieve your goals it’s often because you are stuck in your comfort zone. You are afraid of change, of doing things differently and being someone different. 

Ask yourself: Is it so bad to change? Are you willing to stay comfortable but live a mediocre life or are you ready to step into the unknown and create new exciting adventures?

Are you inspired to take action and make 2020 a year of checking off goals in your list?

It’s time to uncover your strengths so you can do just that.

The Find Your Super Power worksheets inside The Vault will help you find your strengths in no time so you can use it to tackle your goals.

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Taking Action Despite of Your Fear

Taking Action Despite of Your Fear

It is normal to feel the emotion of fear. And at times, fear brings us benefits which keep us aware of the risks, alerting us to look deeper and also it can help us to improve our focus. However, we need to manage these fears as too many fears could cripple us and crash goals. Not to fret too much, as every single successful people experience fear and being humans, it is valid to have this emotion. The main thing is to not let fear take over your dreams in achieving success.

Multi Shades of Fear

This human emotion isn’t all black and white. Fear can take many forms, from mild anxiety to downright debilitating overthinking. Under certain circumstances, it can protect you from danger and stop impulsive behaviours. But, because it’s closely tied into your gut instinct, it can also help you improve your decision making.

But not all types of fear are good for you. In fact, this emotion often does more harm than good. It can keep you from reaching your full potential, fuel procrastination, and cause stress. 

Let’s say you want to quit your 9-to-5 job and start a media agency or work as a freelance social media manager. You might be afraid that you’ll lose time and money if things don’t work out as you planned. What if you won’t have enough clients? Or what if you get sick and can’t work anymore? 

The risks are real, so it’s normal to experience fear. However, you’ll never know what you’re missing if you don’t try. Who knows? You might have a huge success and build a loyal customer base. Five years from now on, you could have enough money to buy the home of your dreams. Do you want to live your life wondering What if? 

How to Overcome Your Fear

No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to get rid of fear completely. Instead, you should make it your best friend. 

You can try these strategies so you can overcome your fear:

  • Picture yourself reaching your goal, whatever it is.
  • Imagine the worst-case scenario then write them all down.
  • For each scenario come up with a backup plan. Ask yourself: what are the facts? Am I making assumptions? What’s the best thing that can happen? Who can I call for help?
  • Then you might see that for each worst-case scenario you can do something about it if they even happen.

Use your fear as a source of guidance. Assess your inner fears and seek possible solutions. Using our example above, you could start a blog or social media side hustle in addition to your regular job. This way, if your business fails, you’ll still have an income. If it keeps growing, turn it into a full-time job. With this approach, you’ll get to do what you want and lessen the risks. 

To me what helps me to overcome my fears is to look for inspiration from others who have walked the journey which I wanted to be on. By investigating their roadmap to success, gives me some sort of directions. 

Do wanna work through your fears and make 2020 a year of checking off goals in your list?

It’s time to uncover your strengths so you can do just that.

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Year-End Review: A Look Back in 2019

Year-End Review: A Look Back in 2019

“Quit telling us to forget the past and never look back. We learned from the past, gained wisdom from the past that we apply every day in the process of living. If we forget the past, we’ll forget who we are since that’s where we came from.”

― RJ Intindola

A new year (and a new decade!) is right in front of us. Most of us would like to get right down to the execution part of reaching goals because well, we like to get there and get there fast. As for me before I plan and execute my new goals I would like to look back on the year that has just gone by. 

You might be confused since everyone is preaching about forgetting the past year and just look forward. One goal-setting tool that has worked well for me over the years is doing a year-end review. Looking on where I am right now, what I did well, where I didn’t do well, what I need to improve on is crucial for me since it validates that I am actually setting the right goals for the new year.

A quote by Brian Tracy says “It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going.” There is power in not letting our past situations define our future but there is also value in recognizing where we’re from and where we are heading. Knowing where I am at currently and knowing what has worked and has not worked for me gives me a better view of planning my next goals.

Join me as I look back on my most treasured moments of 2019:

  • Being invited to be part of the Australian delegates at the Women Economic Forum in India, alongside 2000+ other inspirational women. Presented my four speeches at the international event and won the award Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All.
  • Updated Resilience to Thrive digital course and created a marketing campaign.
  • Presented at Women Economic Forum, Perth WA.
  • Hired a full-time VA.
  • Received funding from my supporters to cover my travelling expenses to USA.
  • Flew to Michigan, USA to film my interview for the Broken Vessels film. 
  • Securing more Diamond Sponsors and sponsors locally, eastern states and overseas. 
  • Organised two live events; PLEW2019 and Australian Premier of Broken Vessels.
  • Interviewed on WTV Perth.
  • Interviewed on live Foxtel TV show ‘The Couch’ twice in September and November
  • Launched my online shop with Positive Vibes merchandise
  • Launched The Vault with over 10+ free resources for my subscribers 
  • Completed client’s marketing projects.
  • Honouring myself by saying NO to people, events and things which aren’t serving my utmost wellbeing. Surrounding myself with positive energy only and committing to daily self-care.
  • And committing to monthly therapy and spiritual mentoring.

And from the deep of my heart, I would like to express my love and gratitude for the key beautiful souls who were behind my achievements in 2019!

To my therapist and spiritual mentor, Bridgit Cray – Thank you for all the love, guidance and wisdom you have taught and shared with me.

To my event team – Thank you for sharing my passion and shining your light alongside with me which I truly value your commitment.

To my amazing man Shaun – Every one of my achievements in 2019 was possible because of you. Thank you for being my pillar, supporting and believing in me.

And last but not least, Thank you to my new VA who came onboard during my busy schedule and embracing every task I gave her with such good spirit!

2020 will be another spectacular year for me as I have set a few ‘scary’ but exciting big goals for myself and business. If your goal is to grow to the next level, then please email me at hello@striveandthrive.com.au as I am seeking for a tribe of likeminded people to join me in my next adventures. However, these opportunities are only for individuals who are serious in personal development and growing their business as you will be required to put in the hard work in both areas!

Look forward to hearing from you and here’s to our success in 2020!

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