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“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” – Tony Robbins

It’s that time of the year when everyone starts thinking about new year resolutions and I’m one of them. This morning I did my usual routine of watching a TED talk while getting ready and coincidentally stumbled across “Programming your mind for success by Carrie Green.”  This is seriously now in my top 10 favourite TED talks and I cant believe I hadn’t seen it before. Below are the main things I took from watching Carrie talk about how she became successful and some tips we can all incorporate into daily life to help us reach our goals too.

The power of our mind is incredible- Fear, obstacles and lack of motivation can greatly impact the decisions we make, it may seem obvious to some but when I started thinking about the opportunities I have had in the past that I didn’t take the reasons all link back to the above. It’s crazy to think about how different my path could have been if I was able to overcome the fear of failing, getting through the couple of obstacles that were in my way or ignoring that little voice in my head over analysing the consequences of the decision.

If we can make our minds certain that something will happen, our minds will figure out a way- So many of the most successful people in the world will tell you that they got to where they wanted to go by programming their minds for success. Its first important to know what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve it and the person you need to become to make it happen. I know that not everyone knows what they want to do which is totally fine but while you don’t know what you do wantavoid doing the things you don’t want until you figure it out.

Seeing is believingWhen you know what you do want visualising it is a powerful way to trick your mind into believing that you already have whatever it is you want or that you have achieved the goal you are wanting to hit. Our subconscious will act upon the images you create within, whether they reflect your current reality or not. Guided visualisation involves you vividly imagining what you want to achieve, seeing it happen and feeling it happen as if it was happening right now. Creating a vision board with all the things that motivate you and placing it somewhere you’ll see every day will remind you to do some visualisation exercises that will work with the universe to get what you want.

Do you have a vision board? If so please feel free to share as I love seeing what motivates others!

Thanks for reading! ♥♥

How these short video’s can inspire your retail team

Working in retail is hard and being a leader in retail is even harder. I sometimes struggle to motivate my team and with only a 15 minute gap between staff arriving and the shop doors opening I have been on the hunt for some quick videos to help set the tone for the day. I thought I would share a couple that have become some of my favourites over the years and have included some discussion points for after the video has finished.

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Cheesy ways to make your team smile

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I love nothing more than making people smile and seen as I spend so much time with the people I work with, it’s important to me that I make an effort in brightening their day. I am always the first into work and I find this a perfect time to surprise them with a small gift which will generally always have a cringe worthy pun attached to it. It is inexpensive and you’ll be so surprised with the many smiles you see (even if they are rolling there eyes at the same time) which rubs off on everyone.

Here are a couple of things I have done to spread a little happiness in my team.

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