Newsletter – February 2013

2013 Mantra:  "I CAN, I WILL, WATCH ME!"

Already we are going into the second month of 2013 and no doubt like many you will have set your goals/resolutions for the year.

I love February and call it ACTION month. January is all about holidays, relaxation and recharging yourself – organising your mind and setting goals/resolutions for what you want to achieve for the coming year.

Statistics show that 95% of people that make a New Year's resolution never follow it through – Making a New Year’s Resolution is like a tradition…there is something inside us that wants to make things better. A new calendar year gives this idea that we can have a fresh start.

A lot of people make resolutions year after year but they never do anything to follow through with them and so after a while they don’t even bother because they don’t want to end up disappointed.

A resolution is really a wish list, something you hope will happen. A resolution is to resolve something. When you resolve something you are saying, this is the way it’s going to be and you cut off any possibility except the thing you have committed to.  An example is the old adage – ‘If you want to take the island you have to burn the boats.’

If you want changes you have to take control of the process and not just hope your life will change. A detailed action plan is needed that will make progress towards your goal. Progress makes you happy!!

Take action now and see how much progress you can make in February.


It all starts with your vision - what do you want, what does it look like; what do you have to do to achieve it. Your vision has to be inspiring and to be what you really truly want. Be very specific...success comes from having a vision that is compelling enough to get you through when the challenges come up. Your vision must excite you and be something that makes it hard to sleep at night and that makes you leap out of bed in the morning.  It fills you with energy and passion so you take action. You have to have strong enough reasons why you want it when the going gets tough. When you look around at what you have in your life, could you have so much more if you just got motivated or had the right energy levels, or just didn’t procrastinate.

If you want more for your life you have to raise your standards to the level you desire to be at. Step up, feel the power, push yourself through the challenges. Demand more from yourself, the standards you accept for yourself determine the life you have, never lower yourself to other people's standards...it is simply up to YOU! It is really hard to be truly happy when you are not being your true self. The identity you have for yourself is your standards. Take a look at where you have a limitation and ask yourself when did you decide this is who you are. Go up a level -  lift your standards to be the person you want to be. Changing your life is about changing your inner world.

Be an action taker - nothing changes until you do something. Your actions set you on a path to win or lose. Don’t be overwhelmed by the big picture – take little tiny steps everyday towards your goal. Set a detailed plan and take the necessary steps to propel you forward. Daily small steps grow into BIG things. Just like saving $1 everyday gives you $7 by the end of the week, so will your small daily steps expand out towards your goal making it more achievable. If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. You don't get a result without some action. Create the habit of preparing each night for the next day. When you get up with your action steps already in place you achieve far more. Sometimes you simply have to stand up, stand out and be noticed!!

Success requires the power of focus. Focus your vision consistently with clarity like a laser beam, with that kind of determined focus you can't help but get the result you want. When you are focused you notice opportunities around you. Too many people go to their graves with unfulfilled dreams... "You'll miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Whatever you focus on you attract…just like when you decide on the type of new car you want you suddenly see them everywhere. To keep the focus on your end result, ask yourself this question every time you are making a decision…’ Will this take me closer to my goal or further away.’ The questions you ask yourself control what you focus on.

The life you live is a result of the beliefs you have of how your life is going to be. Believe in the possibility of achieving your goals. Beliefs and the thoughts you have shape your world and they become the reality that is your life. ‘What anyone else has to say about you is none of your business.’ It only matters what you say about yourself. Get rid of the doubts and develop a mindset that believes in YOU. Make sure your beliefs are in alignment with what you want. Beliefs control your life, you are never going to get what you want without a strong belief that you can have it.

" Whether you believe you can, or believe you can't, you will be right." - Henry Ford

Step outside your comfort zone and have the courage to take the necessary risks to make your dreams come true. Be courageous and multiply your results by leveraging your time, knowledge and the knowledge of others. Having the courage to go for it helps to stop procrastination, which is the thief of time, and you can never get back time that you have wasted. Be disciplined, dump your emotional baggage, get over yourself, drop the victim state, the poor me has to go, just get on with it and have the courage to step up and do what is required....it's as simple as that!!!

Having confidence in yourself is a major key to your success. Confidence helps raise your self-esteem. Your level of self-esteem  and how you see yourself determines what you will do. Your confidence increases by learning more, becoming an expert in your field. Education in the area of your goal is a must and practice, practice, practice. The more you commit to anything the more confident you become and that changes your world. Confidence helps to control your fears. Fear appears as real in your thoughts, take control of your fears before they paralysis you into inaction. Become CONFIDENT.

If you want a new year with a new life, then you have to do something different!

Coaching is my passion and it is fueled by the desire I have to see people live the life they want for themselves...this is what everyone deserves and it is achievable.

I truly live my beliefs and they are.... 'That you can have and do anything you want - you just have to want it enough.'

Two kinds of pain you can experience in life are -  pain of discipline or the pain of regret and you get to choose which one you will have. Make sure you don't look back at the end of 2013 with the pain of regret....Contact me now...I can help you to live your dream this year!

Karen Sydne

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