Many public speakers struggle to sustain confidence. We often think that confidence comes mainly from being well prepared, and that matters of course. However as a public speaker for over forty years now I’ve discovered that confidence is more about being fully present. It’s about always bringing your best and boldest self to whatever you’re doing. Confidence is being fully present for those who are present to listen to you. It’s 1 month until my Communication Masterclass day is happening in MELBOURNE! 🇦🇺 Wednesday the 23rd of February. I hope to see you there and help me get the word out to those this day could help. For all spheres of communication - this day is for you! For more information and to book on for the early bird discount, visit the link in my profile. #melbourne#publicspeaking#communication#masterclass#mentoring#leadership#personaldevelopment#confidence#bepresent
Definitely had ups and downs today. Didn’t get all the things on my to-do list done. BUT...I did my non negotiables! I snuggled with my kids and spent time giving them my undivided attention, I did my workout, I drank my superfood shake, I stuck to my nutrition plan, I read from my personal development book, and I checked in with my team!! What are your non negotiables each day? And are you sticking to them? * Something I read in my book today stuck with me. We have to accept that we CAN’T DO IT ALL. We have to choose what the most important things are to us and make them our non negotiables. If there’s time for the other stuff then great! So for me, spending time with my family and also taking care of myself comes first!! The dishes can wait. The laundry can wait. Scrolling aimlessly through social media can wait! When you look back on your life you’re not gonna remember how clean the kitchen was on January 22nd, 2019. Or the funny meme you saw on Facebook. You’re gonna remember the memories you made with your family or friends or pets, etc. and how AMAZING you felt because you were taking care of yourself 😊💜 * P.S. I get to sport another awesome FREE shirt from this amazing program that taught me how to take care of myself. Now I get to show other people how to take care of themselves too. I would to help you too when you’re ready!!! I’m just one message away 😉
You might look at me and think I’m so happy, and my life is perfect.. I’m gonna be real for a sec. it’s far from perfect.. I also have been really struggling lately... Having a HUNGRY for success mindset can be a blessing and a curse. Those with this hunger know exactly what I’m talking about. You make big goals. And you reach them!! BUT... you’re never content. And when you get there.. you SHOULD be happy. But instead you are hard as hell on yourself and criticize everything you did wrong on the way to achieving your goal instead of applauding yourself for what you did right. And being proud you achieved your goal at all. We never give ourself any credit. We reach a goal and immediately make another one. This is a never ending cycle. With business. Love. Friendships. Family. I struggle with contentment daily. I definitely don’t lack motivation or drive. But sometimes I wish I did.. because it can be a lonely as hell place never being satisfied with where you are currently. Enjoying the present moment is SOOO incredibly hard for me. Sitting still for a moment and doing nothing is like torture. I practice meditation and yoga daily now because I NEED it. I need to connect and be in the moment. To stop chasing after success and remember that there are so many beautiful moments right here. RIGHT now. . . . . .. #yoga#lawofattraction#bepresent#inthemoment#outdooryoga#flexible#outdoorworkout#lakelife#sunshine#soulshine#gogetter#hungryforsuccess#hangry#yogaposes#yogachallenge#yogagirl#meditation#affirmations#dailyyoga Does anyone else ever struggle with contentment?
Big Hat & Big sunglasses day in the sun 🕶 ☀️ It was a scorcher and we made the most of it poolside 💦 💦 Our Christmas, New Year and Summer holidays did not really pan out the way we had planned due to sickness. With having to cancel our annual holiday to Kaiteri we have all been a bit down in the dumps. Pretty hard to recreate kaiteriteri beach here in Christchurch !!! Oh well, the sun has been shinning, the kids and I have still been swimming and the normality is starting to return 🙏🏻 Sometimes plans change, things can take a u-turn when you least expect it. What I have learnt over this time is “No expectations, no disappointment” and “It’s all about perspective” 🖤 #perspective#bepresent#summerholidays#choosegratitude#onedayatatime
Yesterday I broke a nail so awkwardly that it bled. Thank goodness today is a new day and nails will (slowly!) grow back. Also, not a single person in my class tonight told me that I had charcoal on my forehead, so I guess it is good that tomorrow will be a new day too 😆
Time is our most precious gift. 💖 Jumping on a trampoline filled with leaves with my favorite 2 year old was the best use of my time. I'm so grateful for the time freedom I have to spend with my boys! Find joy in the simple moments today!
I encourage you to go deeper...beyond the notion that everything happens for a reason...deepening your understanding of self so that u can experience what those reasons are....a culmination of mentality, presence, ethics, morality, etc. to create that perfect moment...which is every moment..because it was designed by the creator.. YOU. Be intentional so that you can reclaim your divine power & ultimately create the life you desire. #behere#benow#bepresent#neilstrauss#intentions
Incase you were wondering what kind of man I married and the kind of man that fathers our kiddos... He was in a Starbucks and noticed a man sleeping in a chair. Then, he recognized this man needed a new pair of shoes. So, he got up from what he was doing, walked across the street and purchased him a new pair of shoes. And, not just shoes, he bought him socks too!! This man was so grateful and Ryan even guessed his shoe size right... Coincidence? NO WAY! Ryan was even able to share the gospel with him. A physical need was met and seeds were planted. Our girls were so excited and wanted to know what kind of shoes and what color. They wanted ALL the details, making sure Daddy chose the best for this stranger. A man they’ve never met but a man they prayed for tonight. They were so proud of their Daddy...and I am too! James 4:17 #lookup#bepresent#meetneeds#love#loveeveryone#showkindness#begenerous#dowhatisright
Love note from my yoga instructor tonight. 💕Exactly what I needed to hear, it’s so easy to get caught up in the to do lists that we often times forget to live in the present. Enjoy each moment!#corepoweryoga #bepresent
This guy deserves a shoutout! Today he was recognized as one of the TOP TEN agents in the entire West Central Market!!! That’s 16 states worth of agents...👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 This guy inspires me daily and leads with his heart. I am so proud of how hard he works and cannot wait to see what he will accomplish this year!!! 💕 Proud of you Mr.! @stormyboy34 #happyhealthyhumble
TONE OF LIFE TUESDAY . . As our family's favorite TV character, Phil Dunphy, from @abcmodernfam says so eloquently, "Be sure to watch a sunset... at least once per day." 🤣😁😉 . . Colorado sunsets never disappoint! . . Photcred: @samsechrist5 . . . #toneoflife#coloradical
Head to the link in our bio to watch our Tuesday video and find out what our favorite ways to practice #gratitude are! We believe an attitude of gratitude is powerful! What are your favorite ways to show gratitude?
As I sit here watching my babies taking a nap and enjoying their snuggles 🥰 I realise how important it is to be PRESENT in this moment right here right now. I found myself as a parent rushing these moments away. The minute they fell asleep I would put them down as quick as I could so I could fit some me time in. You don’t realise you won’t always get these snuggles or kisses 😘 they will soon grow and be too big to fit in your arms and fall asleep on your lap. When I chose to put my health and well-being first I found I was able to give more of myself and become more PRESENT in my children’s lives and truly enjoy moments like these. 💕 You can not give from an empty cup always ensure your cup is full so you can fill theirs ❤️ . . . . #bepresent#motherhood#mycupisfull#mywhy#healthylifestyle#greatful#whatsyourwhy
I am a free spirit. The pure essence of my soul is freedom. I am free to manifest the life I want to live, every situation I am presented with is an opportunity to explore and enjoy the beauty if this world. The choice is mine, and I choose to be free. I am happy in my own skin and in my own circumstances. I let go of my fears and worries that drain my energy for no good return. I am happy 🙃
CAN A WOMAN FORGET — Daybreak, and slowly The mist rises from the lush canopy. The thick tangle of evening emotions burns Deep in the cave of our salvation. You came, seeking the taste of inception; Finding more than an angel of treasure. Now, luxuriant love becomes An erotic labyrinth of Spiritual release, Laced in the silken web of puzzling kisses That flavored your skin with forbidden spices. You lie by my side at rest, within me: Like a child deep in mysterious sleep, Wrapped in the unconditional rapture of my soul. I watch as dreams fill your visions like Magic carpet rides quenched With the mouthwatering nectars Of Mother’s milk feeding your Soul. How can a woman forget? I will not forget you. First Rights. Copyright 16 May 2007 by Diane M. Maietta. All Rights Reserved.
Have you ever been distracted by your inner dialogue, even in a quiet and peaceful place? Concentration is the super-refined focus needed to notice what the mind is doing. When one masters this practice, no matter how easily your mind is distracted by your inner dialogue, the memories of the past, or the fantasies of the future, you are able to bring it back to the present moment. When you deeply connect to the present moment, the forces of fear, anger or greed will stop pulling you off balance, causing you to experience pain and suffering. By allowing these low vibrational forces to come and then pass through without believing they are you, you will experience the awareness that comes from honouring the rising and falling of things without being caught in the downward spiral of destructive emotions. There is a deep inner knowing that comes from understanding that you have the power to bring yourself back to the calm center where love resides. This deep love is like a laser beam. It can penetrate all illusions of the outside world as well as the delusions of the inner world. As you master your own mind, you will become more engaged with what you are working on and with the people around you. Today find a quiet place and write down your inner dialogue. Ask yourself is it relevant to who you are in the now? #loveandlight @smmagic #bepresent#liveinthenow#powerofthemind#focusonthenow#innerdialogue#powerwithin#thoughtscreatereality#raiseyourvibrations#divineguidance#divinemessages#buddhism#purityofthought#oraclereadersofinstagram#smmagicoracle#dailycardreading#dailyguidance
♥️Estar presente significa disfrutar totalmente del momento en que te encuentras. Es el momento en el que estás tranquilo y sabes bien lo que quieres. Estás enfocado en lo que estás haciendo sin pensar en nada más. Es cuando la vida es más real. ♥️No te quedas anclado en el pasado ni pensando en el futuro, simplemente das lo mejor de ti hoy, eres tu mejor version ... tus pensamientos, palabras, acciones, desiciones, companias, ideas, vivencias, habitos etc etc determinan tu futuro, es como plantar una semilla. ♥️Decide ser feliz decide estar presente en el aqui y el ahora y ser tu mejor que puedas. ♥️Aprende a relajarte respira profundamente varias veces hasta calmarte cuando respiras conscientemente te conectas con tu interior notas que sientes y esa respiracion libera tencion te trae paz te centra, te permite usar un filtro antes de cualquier accion antes de usar tus palabras y es entender que quien no reacciona ante nada siempre gana, siempre, no dejes que nada altere tu paz que es sagrada. ♥️Nada tiene el poder de robarte la paz si tu no lo permites. ♥️Puedes expresar lo que no te gusta pero con total respeto sin perder tu paz centrado en balance en armonia. ♥️Observa tu alimenton que no es solo comida y bebida, son espacios, musica, vivencias, lectura, lo que escuchas lo que ves, personas que te estan ofreciendo paz o confusion. Tu decides si vibras desde el amor o desde el miedo. Que dejas entrar en tu mente en tu cuerpo en tu espiritu. @hemaur @mattparisofficial @nathalieparis #bepresent#love#loveyourself#peace#mindfulness
Zen story: A fellow went to a Zen master and said, “If I work very hard, how soon can I be enlightened?” The Zen master looked him up and down and said, “Ten years.” . The fellow said, “No, listen, I mean if I really work at it, how long—” The Zen master cut him off. “I’m sorry. I misjudged. Twenty years.” . ”Wait!” Said the young man, “You don’t understand! I’m—” “Thirty years,” said the Zen master. . Be patient, enjoy the process and present time. If you need to pause for a moment in Ubud, you can make a massage appointment with us. We are just a click or a phone call away. . Photo by: Louis Hansel . #suargan#wellness#spa#wellness#ubud#bali#baliexperience#ubudcommunity#balinesemassage#massage#bepresent#zen#zenstory#enlightenment#master
My favorite Lord of the Rings quote. For those less nerdy followers, this was wise Gandalf’s answer to Frodo after he explains the history of the ring Frodo must destroy to save his world. Frodo was tasked with a seemingly impossible journey and Gandalf counsels him so beautifully. I often get so caught up with anxiety that begins with “If only”, “I wish”, or “What if?”. I can get paralyzed in worrying about the future while simultaneously being stuck in the past full of regret. Moving forward confidently is difficult for me. But there is no use in fretting about yesterday’s mistakes or worrying about the future. Only God knows the time we have left on earth. We must decide what to do with that time. This hangs in my apartment and is a great reminder for me to be present. 💝 . . . #kyrakeepsitreal#lotr#lordoftherings#gandalf#frodo#tolkien#elvish#followme#like4like#nerd#art#quote#time#bepresent
TODAY we CELEBRATE YOU my love ❤️ 12 years ago I became your momma and I learned another level of love and kindness, you came into my world when I needed it the most. You gave me a new purpose and I grew and rose to a new challenge because of you!! When you become a mom for the first time you can’t imagine how you possibly can love another child as much as your first. But then that moment you lay eyes on your second born you realize how your heart doubles in size ❤️❤️ And that’s exactly what our home has felt since you arrived SO MUCH love and kindness!! I can’t thank God enough for you!! Happy birthday my Gian ❤️ #happybirthday#myboy#boymom#yasondoce
Challenge: When a negative thought enters your mind, think three positive ones. Train yourself to flip the script. . . #bepresent#yogatime#flexibility#photoshoot##fit#squats#fitnessmodel#model#blackmodel#vegan#healthylife#fashionmakeupart#hairstyles#braids#hipster#traveling#backpacking
#morningmindset ☀️ living in the “now” is something I struggle with a lot....like way, wayyyyyy too much! I’m usually focused on what’s next, how can I do better in my work, my fitness, my overall life and let’s face it that way of thinking can some times get a little overwhelming. .... my challenge for today? to think, live, and to the best of my ability just be present. Not what’s happening this weekend, not what’s happening this month, or even in the next few month but solely what i’m doing during my day to day activity 🙌 I challenge you to do the same! ... ✖️ #thefitgirlstruggles ✖️