Get on the Upside. 2018

January makes sense as a great time of the year to work out your goals.

I always start by looking at areas that feel like they need some change or improvement. What parts of your life could be better? Think about all aspects here - family, work, finances and your health.

By thinking about multiple areas and how they connect together, you’ll find balance. For example, while it’s an amazing goal to do a daily meditation, and I think you should, if you set aside a huge amount of time for mediating but now never see your family and friends you might have an improvement in mental clarity but family and friends arent happy because they never see you. This is what out of balance would look like. When finding your area’s of improvement think big but be on the lookout for any negative unintended consequences.

Setting goals helps us fulfil a very important human need. The need to feel like you are growing and making progress as a person. When this is not happening, there can be an underlying sense of discontent and frustration from the knowing, deep down that you are capable of more.

I had this experience when I first tried yoga. When I first started I was bad, real bad. I came to yoga right at the bottom, at total zero. I couldn't do a quarter of what the class was doing. I was used to being good at anything that required physicality. Yoga? A different story. It was new to me and at first a major dose of humility was required. I was challenged big time by some real simple yoga poses. I did recognise though, that I shouldn't feel so awkward in my body and I shouldn't find this so difficult. It was something where major improvement was required.

I knew deep down i was capable of more. It's said that the area's where you are challenged the most, also provide the most room for growth. I committed to improvement. To being a better version of myself.

When you start something very new it can be a struggle and the upward curve can be so subtle that it’s imperceiveable. It doesn't seem to make any difference. After some perseverance however, it starts to come. For me with yoga, at first, it was a feeling. I have to admit, up until this point in my life, I wasn't much of a "feelings" kind of guy. Yet, I could FEEL it working. I felt amazing. Nothing else in the physical realm had even come close, to matching this feeling. It took a bit longer, but I started to see my body lengthen out. I felt and looked lighter without any actual change to my weight. Strength, which I had developed over the years, was starting to become balanced with more flexibility. The strength I had, was becoming functional. I was hooked. Yoga, was helping me feel and look great.

I began to wonder why I was only discovering yoga now? What had I been doing all this time? Aaaaagghh. I felt like I needed to make up for lost time. It ignited immense drive and passion in me, which I still have to this day. I wanted to know, experience and learn as much as I could. I was on a mission. I dedicated time and money to this process. I would travel all over Sydney in the early days, to catch all the great teachers who were around. Then, I began to radiate outside of my familiar landscape and travelled all over the world; Mexico, Bali, Greece and the U.S.A to learn from the best. I did classes and trainings with whomever I was called to.

I discovered over time, that apart from all the wonderful knowledge that is gained from great teachers, it's the inspiration they provide which has the greatest effect. It helped me cultivate a stronger practice and in turn, a better sense of self. It got me dreaming about what else is possible. When you find someone who inspires you, that person will often see capability in you, that you didn't know you had. Your horizon for what's possible expands. What you aspire to, grows. You start dreaming. You feel like you’re growing, developing, moving forward. Your whole life has an upward lift and not the downward spiral that comes from doing nothing. I recently came across a quote by Lou Holtz which bluntly sums this up.

“In this world you're either growing or you're dying .”

If you feel stuck, flat, lack enthusiasm or feel like you aren’t living as big as you can, you may be asking yourself how can I move beyond this plateau.

Think big about what can happen for you in 2018, be sure there is a broad spectrum of areas in your life in which you can grow and work out the best way to make that happen. Take action! Find teachers, coaches, mentors, trainers who can help you.

Having a mentor who provides expert instruction, facilitates personal growth and encourages you to stay on track and helps you achieve your goals is an almost priceless investment and most of them are available for one on one coaching.

One of my goals for 2018 is to help as many people as can through personal guidance. If you are interested in booking in for a one on one with me check out the January only special here. Let’s make this year your best yet.

The start of the year is a great time to work out goals for 2018. A good place to start are areas where you feel like you need big improvement. What part of youre life could be better than it is now? Look at all aspects of your life. Look for areas of improvement with family & friends, work, finances and health etc. This broad spectrum ensures balance. For example, if you focused solely on a mediation practice and decided you would practice meditating sixteen hours a day your mental health may improve but you're family and friends would never see you, the knock on effect being that that area of your life with your family and friends would suffer. 

Setting goals helps us fulfil a very important human need. The need to feel like you are growing and making progress as a person. When this is not happening, there can be an underlying sense of discontent and frustration from the knowing, deep down that you are capable of more. 

I had this experience when I first tried Yoga. When I first started I was bad, real bad. I came to Yoga right at the bottom, at total zero. I couldn't do a quarter of what the class was doing. I was used to being good at anything that required physicality. Yoga? A different story. It was new to me and at first a major dose of humility was required. I was challenged big time by some real simple yoga poses. I did recognise though, that I shouldn't feel so awkward in my body and I shouldn't find this so difficult. It was something where major improvement was required. I knew deep down i was capable of more. It's said that the area's where you are challenged the most, also provide the most room for growth. I committed to improvement. To being a better version of myself. 

When you start something very new it can be a struggle and the upward curve can be so subtle that its imperceiveable. It doesn't seem to make any difference. After some perseverance however, it starts to come. For me with Yoga, at first, it was a feeling. I have to admit, up until this point in my life, I wasn't much of a "feelings" kind of guy. Yet, I could FEEL it working. I felt amazing. Nothing else in the physical realm had even come close, to matching this feeling. It took a bit longer, but I started to see my body lengthen out. I felt and looked lighter without any actual change to my weight. Strength, which I had developed over the years, was starting to become balanced with more flexibility. The strength I had, was becoming functional. I was hooked. Yoga, was helping me feel and look great.

I began to wonder why I was only discovering yoga now? What had I been doing all this time? Aaaaagghh. I felt like I needed to make up for lost time. It ignited immense drive and passion in me, which I still have to this day. I wanted to know, experience and learn as much as I could. I was on a mission. I dedicated time and money to this process. I would travel all over Sydney in the early days, to catch all the great teachers who were around. Then, I began to radiate outside of my familiar landscape and travelled all over the world; Mexico, Bali, Greece and the U.S.A to learn from the best. I did classes and trainings with whomever I was called to. 

I discovered over time, that apart from all the wonderful knowledge that is gained from great teachers, it's the inspiration they provide which has the greatest effect. It helped me cultivate a stronger practice and in turn, a better sense of self. It got me dreaming about what else is possible. When you find someone whom inspires you, that person will often see capability in you, that you didn't know you had. You're horizon for what's possible expands. What you aspire to, grows. You start dreaming. You feel like youre growing, developing, moving forward. Your whole life has an upward lift and not the downward spiral that comes from doing nothing. I recently came across a quote by Lou Holtz which bluntly sums this up. 

“In this world you're either growing or you're dying .”

If you feel stuck, flat, lack enthusiasm or feel like you arent living as big as you can, you may be asking yourself how can I move beyond this plateau. 

Think big about what can happen for you in 2018, be sure there is a broad spectrum of areas in your life in which you can grow and work out the best way to make that happen. Take massive action. Find teachers, coaches, mentors, trainers who can help you. Having a mentor who provides expert instruction, facilitates personal growth and encourages you to stay on track and helps you achieve you're goals is an almost priceless investment and most of them are available for 1 on 1 coaching.

One of my goals for 2018 is to help as many people as can through 1 on 1 coaching. If you are interested in booking in for a 1 on 1 with me check out the January only special here. If you have had the thought you need to do something about hip tightness i have a workshop coming up at Flow Athletic Feb 10th. 1215 - 215. More info here.  Lets make 2018 an amazing year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shapeshift Sunday at BodyMindLife

Shapeshift Sunday at BodyMindLife

At the start of each season I team up with DJ NAD (Nick Drabble from Set Mo) for Shapeshift, a super steamy yoga and trace dance session at BodyMindLife. Epic moves set to uplifting beats that uplift and inspire. Stay tuned for the next one…