It’s a new start and a new chance to reset, take stock and kick off hard to reach greater heights than you ever have before. New Year’s resolutions won’t cut it, in fact, any goal or vision will not cut it unless it is followed up with massive action. I mean determined and focused action that will guarantee you in getting to where you want to be. An action that will make it inevitable that your goals and targets will become real in the world.
How many of you reading this are dealing with high levels of stress in your life and are struggling to manage all the competing priorities, emotional people and high demands for example?
The difficulties regarding maintaining a healthy work-life balance is a growing problem and there are many reasons behind this. The rise in working from home makes distinguishing a work and life environment ever more difficult.
We are constantly on our phones, receiving work notifications at all times of the day. The widespread belief that being constantly busy is something to take pride in. Ultimately all these reasons, and more, contribute to a number of negative outcomes, that many of us have experienced.
Stress may often seem inescapable, plaguing our minds and impacting our physical health. If you feel this way, know that you are far from being alone. In fact, in the UK, over 50% of people report being stressed daily, and around 75% of adults have reported feeling so stressed at one point over the past year that they are overwhelmed or unable to cope.
I had a mid life crisis in my mid-20’s and experienced financial adversity and hardship. How many of you have experienced something like this in your life?
Some of you may have and some not, for me it was a crucial learning curve for my success in later life. From experiencing bankruptcy, to generating significant income over my lifetime, I’ve accrued many skills that I would like to share with you so you can earn and keep more of your money.
The key to creating strong mental health is to have a compelling future, a life full of meaning and to learn the skill of state management where you own your state instead of it owning you.
The meaning of life is to have a life full of meaning. The purpose of life is to have a life full of purpose. The reason for living is to have a life full of reasons to live fully.
These last 4 months have been the most challenging of my life, and have been the reason for my absence, which some of you may have noticed, while others not.
My father, Brian Carroll, passed away in New Zealand (NZ) early August after battling lung cancer for many months. Earlier this year in February, he lost his home in Australia in the Queensland floods, and decided to move back to NZ to live out the rest of his days. I flew down in April to help him settle in with family friends and set him up in the medical system post-Covid, which was very challenging.
Most people know it’s important to get 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night, but few people have a evening routine in place to make sure of it. As it turns out, what you do before bed each night makes a profound impact on how quickly you fall asleep, your sleep quality and your energy levels and drive the next day.
Can you imagine how different our world would look today if Thomas Edison gave up after the thousands of failed attempts at making a working lightbulb?
Or if Beethoven quit making music once he’d gone deaf?
The truth is, if you’re on the path to mastery, adversity is unavoidable. To do anything of value is to open yourself up to challenges, doubts and pain.
How do we deal with the fact that life will always throw us these curveballs?