Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Nature is good for the soul


While we are busy on the rollercoaster of life, nature is busy doing it's thing. 

While we are stressing about things in our life, the sun still comes up every morning, the moon and tides do their thing, the grass keeps growing, the flowers keep blooming, the clouds have their amazing shapes and sizes, the magic keeps happening.

What have you noticed in nature today, that might give you some pleasure? I encourage to stop and look around, its a pretty amazing world we live in when we look for those things that please us.












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Sunday, 17 November 2019

The Global Gratitude Chain

What are you grateful for today?

Have a moment and think what it could be, big or small?

Love being able to send on another 108 gratitude links off to be joined with the other amazing links  in Australia.

https://www.facebook.com/theglobalgratitudechain/



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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Join us to make a world record - The Global Gratitude Chain


Join us to make a world record creating the longest gratitude chain in the world. 

What are you grateful for today?






Monday, 23 September 2019

Gratitude. What are you grateful for today? Come join us in a world record !!


Gratitude is such an important thing in our lives.

When was the last time you thought about what you were grateful for?

I have had the pleasure of working with a group of amazing people to make the longest Global Gratitude Chain, so big we are hoping for a world record.

On a piece of paper 6cm by 21cm write …  I am grateful for …..and that is all there is to it. You could get your friends on board, your workplace or maybe the school your children go to.

How exciting to teach our kids to think of something they are grateful for, stopping their busy minds just to think of one thing they are grateful for, writing it on a piece of paper, sending it to the below address and being part of a world record in the making.


Post to Donna-Leigh Perfect
P O Box 70
Varsity Lakes
Queensland 4227
Australia

Check out my YouTube Clip.


Join the Global Gratitude Chain World Record


Friday, 9 August 2019

Be part of the Global Gratitude Chain

Do you want to be part of something really uplifting and help make a World Record. The Global gratitude chain is gaining momentum. On a piece of paper you write one thing that you are grateful for, give it to me or post it to me or to Donna, and we will laminate it and add it to the chain. 

Here are the dimensions of the paper.



The end date is set with Guinness Book of world records for the 10th December. How awesome if your kids did something so uplifting and then saw it in the Guinness Book of world records and they knew they were part of it. And the nice thing is it reminds us to think of something we are grateful for.
I have teamed up with the amazing and inspirational Dream Guards, Michael Bennett and Donna-Leigh Perfect who are making a massive change in our world around bullying, and building resilience in young people. Join us in making a new world record x

Check out the facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/theglobalgratitudechain







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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Personal Development workshop

Well. that is another personal development workshop done and dusted. Eight weeks working with lovely people who are happy to learn new things.

We covered things like,

values, the conscious and unconscious mind, drivers, strategies, sabotage patterns, time management, stress management, effective communication, effective decision making, emotional intelligence, working in our circle of excellence, self esteem, self limiting beliefs, how we move back and forth along the life cycle depending on what is going on, how we become what is around us, how those significant people around us have such an input into our early lives whether it be good or bad and new strategies on how to rerun our days in our mind building extra resources to be able to react differently next time.

A whirlwind of a course, with lots of info,

Thanks to those who participated, it adds to my learning.

Go well,

Kim and team





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Friday, 7 June 2019

Random Kindness

Be sure to read my article on Random Kindness.

https://helensvillecommunitynews.co.nz/motv8n-to-succeed-12/





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Monday, 27 May 2019

Values



I have had a fantastic time working with a group of lovely people. The one thing I always like to get very clear is about values and how important they are.  Check out my you tube clip on values.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-xEeqoPXHYRy-Gc9P_Z7Q





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Friday, 30 November 2018

The festive season and its stresses.

As the festive seasons rolls around, it can put an added pressure on us.

The pressures can come from many places and in many forms.

You might be holding gatherings at your house for the festive seasons.

It might ignite sadness around lost ones, friends or families that are estranged. When you have some downtime have a think on how you could make that sadness a little lighter.

Maybe you are in a different country to your family, think about how you can make that easier on yourself, maybe by contact, maybe by volunteering and becoming involved with local groups that help out those on their own around this festive time.

You might feel a need to impress others with festivities or gifts, which might, in turn, put a financial strain on you.

Over 15 years of working with people I find that these next coming months are the hardest months for many and many people end up seeking help. For some, it can signify the end of a hard year, or another year lost to something.

So why put the pressure on ourselves?

Preparation is always a great tool, be prepared early for your own expectations of yourself.

What is it you need to do now?

How you can plan and make whatever your task list consists of easier?

Is there anyone that could give you a hand?

Take financial stock of your own situation and set financial limits on yourself. It is very easy to get caught up in festive season madness at the malls. Make a list of what you are needing to buy, what it is that you can afford. No one wants to be paying the festive season of for months going into a new year.

If you are hosting festivities at your house, plan early, be realistic and ask for help if needed. There is no point being the frazzled host.

Forget what the Jones are doing for the festive season, that is their business, trying to keep up or impress others will usually end up costing you financially and emotionally.

Think of your values when making festive arrangements, what is it that would make your soul feel happy? What is it you need to do to make you feel that the festive season has enriched you?

So, start planning, be realistic and remember to enjoy the simple things in life.

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Fostering

Over the years I have become a big advocate for fostering. I myself have worked with many children in care and those raising them.

There can be a huge amount of different reasons why a child ends up in care.

Holding a strong judgement on why children are in care, doesn't normally help the child.

These children struggle with identity and attachment.

Who am I if I am not with my family?

The healthy attachment process that happens when they are young is often interrupted or sometimes never happens, leaving these kids to become detached from themselves and the world they live in.

There are many ways to help kids in care without being a foster parent yourself.

In our journey, we have used friends and the community at large to help give children the opportunity to experience things they never have. You might have a farm or a unique lifestyle, you might have a collection of something, you might have a skill you could teach, you might be able to provide an aunty/uncle figure, a grandmother/grandfather figure, you might be good at sports, good at board games, there are many ways that you can help these children out without actually taking on the task of fostering them.

If you get the niggle in your heart when you hear about children who are fostered, think about what it is you could offer, often they just need time and someone to be interested in them.


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Motivation to Succeed Coach
"MOTV8N to Succeed"

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Skype - kim.motv8n
Phone/Text - 027 978 5970

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

What's your plans for today?

The sun is shining where I am today, and it definitely puts a spring in your step. For us here in NZ it is springtime, time of new growth. This can be a great metaphor for us as well, the winter months have passed and now the sun is out and it is time to get out and enjoy the weather and think about what we would like to be doing next.

So what is it you would love to be doing in the next few weeks or months?

What plan could you put in place today?

What is the one thing you could do today to move forward towards that plan?

What is stopping you?  how can you get around it?

Is there someone you know in your circle of friends or in the community that could give you some tips if so, contact them.

Today is the day to make the first step towards what you consciously want to have happening in the next few weeks and months.

I encourage you to start today, you may not have all the answers today, but as you go through the steps to achieving your goal, it will probably all become clearer how you will be able to carry on.

One thing to always check is if your goals are in line with your values system. Have a listen to the youtube clip below.


Kim and Team




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Sunday, 24 June 2018

FAZED INN

I am lucky enough to be working in the community with some amazing people who are passionate about raising awareness and helping children, parents and families
that are affected by Fetal Alcohol Disorder Syndrome (FASD).
  
We are aware that their might be many children out there struggling with this disorder and some undiagnosed.
  
Our aim is to dispell the myth that a mother needs to drink excessively while pregnant for this disorder to happen. 

A few drinks at a certain stage of pregnancy is enough is cause brain damage. 

Our group is positive and  upbeat. 

We brainstormed some tips for dealing with some behaviours that FASD will present. 

These include;

one instruction at a time, 
they will be impulsive,
at times lack judgement, 
if you want an FASD child to feel calm, then make sure there is not too much stimulus,
they will often forget as their short-term memory is not great, 
this can also make learning difficult, 
behaviour might be right up there, but try and be calm and talk quietly,
let the small stuff go, as there will probably be bigger stuff to deal with it and 
FASD children will often act first, and process later. 

https://www.facebook.com/FAZED-INN

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Motivation to Succeed Coach
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Skype - kim.motv8n
Phone/Text - 027 978 5970

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Comfort Zones




Often we become creatures of habit and tend to do the same things over and over. Some of us go on through life repeating patterns and cycles. 

Sometimes we look at others and wonder how they can be so brave and try new things, sometimes we are the person being brave and trying new things. 



There is lots of talk about comfort zones, some of us have bigger comfort zones than others. So what is a comfort zone?  It is that safe place we sit in where things remain the same and we feel       comfortable, we know everything around us, it is predictable and we mostly know what it coming.
So why bother moving out of your comfort zone?  

The most learning you do will be out of your comfort zone. To do the same thing daily will probably mean you use the same strategies and patterns you have always used to do your day. Sometimes sitting in your comfort zone, maybe after having a hard time over something is a good thing while you get yourself back to your normal self. Sitting in your comfort zone for too long can get a bit boring.
  
We all know what if feels like to not want to go out for the day, and then when we have gone out, we have had such a cool day. We have all done it!!
  
Maybe you are tired, maybe your self-esteem is riding a bit low, maybe it is just not you to go out and do new things, maybe it has just become a pattern. 
  
Going outside your comfort zone provides learning, just like we encourage children to try different things and expose them to different positive situations and events so they grow in their understanding and enjoyment in the world, we too as adults need to grow.
  
Any easy way to start if you are feeling a bit stuck, is to make a point of going outside your comfort zone once a day, it doesn't have to be parachuting but it might be having someone over for coffee or going for a walk, enrolling in a group activity that you enjoy, maybe going to visit someone who you haven't seen or a while. Maybe you might be someone who wants to step it up a bit more, enrol in some learning, finally get your license and visit a different place that you haven't been too
or maybe you would like to be a volunteer in a group you are passionate about. 
  
Whatever it is, I encourage you to do one thing small outside of your comfort, our brains are geared to move forward, we learn until the day we die, going outside of our comfort zone puts us in different situations, who knows you might enjoy it. 

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"MOTV8N to Succeed"

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Skype - kim.motv8n
Phone/Text - 027 978 5970

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