CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY

April 1, 2020


You are unique. But do you celebrate your difference, or do you shrink back and conform to what is widely accepted and popular?

Where there is diversity, there are opportunities to learn, grow and experience the richness of life.

For many years I worked in the area of Special educational needs, and among other things would be involved in the reviewing of individual educational plans. In the creation of these plans it was necessary to acknowledge the specific learning needs/styles, of a pupil, ensure appropriate provision and set realistic academic goals.

I have always felt that this is the ideal way for any person to learn. Although the mainstream education system has not changed much over the past 100 years.

The great inventor Thomas Edison was a poor student. When a schoolmaster called Edison “addled,” (unable to think clearly; confused) his furious mother took him out of the school and proceeded to teach him at home. Edison said many years later, “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had someone to live for, someone I must not disappoint.”

Let’s consider Albert Einstein.

He did very well when he started school, but disliked the rote learning style. came to hate school because of its extreme discipline and would often clash with his teachers. For this reason, he would eventually leave school at the age of 15.

He even failed the entrance exam for a Zurich polytechnic school.

 

It was Einstein who said “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”.

 

Now here’s the story of Gillian Lynne.

Growing up in England in the 1930s, Gillian Lynne was 7-years old when her mother took her to the doctor because her school was concerned that she had a learning disorder.

 

Unable to sit still, Gillian had earned the nickname Wriggle Bottom. Gillian felt hopeless, her teachers were exasperated, and her mother was at the end of her tether. The idea of ADHD had not been born yet.

After listening to Gillian’s mother explain the teachers’ concerns about Gillian’s disruptive behaviour, the doctor and Gillian’s mother stepped outside the office to speak privately. Before leaving the office, the doctor put some music on his tiny office radio.

From the hallway outside that office, Mrs. Lynne and the doctor peered in and observed Gillian jumping and twirling around the room, enraptured by the music.

 

The doctor turned to Mrs. Lynne and famously said, “There is nothing wrong with your child. She is a dancer.” After which he recommended Gillian be enrolled in dance school.

Gillian’s mum did enrol her in dance school about which Gillian remarked later, “Everyone was like me! They needed to move to be able to think. It was wonderful!”

Gillian went on to have a wonderful career at the Royal Ballet. She eventually graduated from the Royal Ballet School and met Andrew Lloyd Webber. She’s been responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in history such as Cats and Phantom of the Opera.

Not only has she given pleasure to millions, she’s a multimillionaire

In his book titled ‘The Theory of multiple intelligences’ Howard Gardner. addresses 9 types of intelligence.

·         Naturalist (nature smart)

·         Musical (sound smart)

·         Logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart)

·         Existential (life smart)

·         Interpersonal (people smart)

·         Bodily-kinaesthetic (body smart)

·         Linguistic (word smart)

·         Intra-personal (self-smart)

·         Spatial (picture smart)

 

Why or why then do we still compare ourselves with others, creating unrealistic expectations, which sabotage success?  Please S.T.O.P.

Nobody is better that another. We are equal in our own genius.

No more herd mentality. Please be yourself, and share the gift of your unique expression with the world. And yes, you will undoubtedly meet with many forms of resistance and rejection, that’s the price for pioneering. But for the sake of your own well-being, freedom, and the freedom of those who are following close behind you. Be you.

When ‘you’ give yourself permission to be yourself, you become visible. And when you become visible, those who are your tribe can find you. And life becomes more and more of a celebration.

That’s why I’m not a mainstream chic. I’m a coach, and I am passionate about helping aspiring females to become entrepreneurs.


 

YOUR ABUNDANT LIFE

March 1, 2020

 

As a full time professional female, working in a highly stressful role and being a mother of four, I struggled for years to experience the elusive work-life balance.

Should I reduce my hours?

Can’t afford it.

The workload was huge.

Management knew I was overworked, but so was everyone else. Deadlines still had to be met.

After work I would often have to take the children to an activity. I would use the waiting time to catch up on my to do list. Like my online shop, responding to...


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BE HAPPY

February 1, 2020

BE HAPPY

 

In over 20 years of being involved in leadership roles, within church and in business. And in my 7 years of coaching professional females, being a wife and mother of four, and from my own personal valleys and mountains of life, I have discovered a few things.  

One thing that I would like to share with you from personal experience is that there are generally three categories of things which impact our happiness as human beings.

First, there are the things which we are told, tha...


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Hip Hip Hooray!

January 10, 2020

Hip Hip Hooray!

 

We have now entered into a new decade. Whoop Whoop.

How is it going so far with your new year resolutions? 

Hopefully by now you are beginning to gain some momentum and traction. I enjoy helping others to experience the success of achieving their goals, but first, It’s important to get things in perspective in order to experience the changes we desire.

Perhaps last year you were dissatisfied with your fitness level, were overweight, and unhappy with how you looked i...


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First Things First

December 4, 2019
Hello Family,

It's been some time, I know. But if you permit me I will explain.
I have been busy spinning so many plates. (there was a crashing sound or two to be heard :-D )

I completed an eight week notice period and handover from a full time career.
Whilst still home educating my two youngest children, preparing my eldest son for university, and my eldest daughter for 6th form. 
I began expanding and developing my business, networking, filling in the gaps in my knowledge of social media by lear...

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May I?

May 9, 2019
When we were children. Long before we had been trained to seek permission or approval. Life was an adventure, full of awe and wonder.
Parents and caregivers, for the most part supported us safely into adulthood. And we remember their guidance for the most part.
We still look both ways before we cross the street, we observe the rules of socially acceptable behaviour, we respect the law of gravity etc.
But more often than not, we experience indecision in life, because we have not given ourselves p...
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JAN 2019 HAPPIEST NEW YEAR BY FAR

January 11, 2019


Start the year off with a BANG!
Light the sky up. 
Start as you mean to go on.
Never back up.

Less words.
More Action.
Intelligent response.
Not reactions.

Minimalist.
cut the excess.
only what's necessary
for your success

No more delay.
Time for manifestation.
ready to birth,
beautiful co creation.


Go courageously....



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MAY 2018

June 2, 2018
What happened to April? I hear you ask. To be completely honest. I unapologetically, can't even remember.

So determined am I about my new resolve to live in the present. Its the only moment that actually matters. Our commitment to be mindful of the value of this 'current' moment, has the potential to silence any regret of the past, and positively influence our future. 
Don't get me wrong. It does not mean that my April, or your yesterday is irrelevant; or that we don't look back with gratitude ...

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MARCH 2018

March 4, 2018
Welcome to March.

I came across something worth sharing. 
I'ts titled 18 things Mentally Strong People do, but I would rename it:
"18 Things that emotionally mature individuals do"

I'm personally working on number 15 at the moment. (expecting to report some significant changes as a result)


1. They practice gratitude.
Counting their blessings instead of their burdens helps mentally strong people keep life in perspective. Their choice to be grateful shines through in their mood and behavior.

2. They r...


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FEBRUARY 2018

February 2, 2018
How ready are you?  
One definition of the word luck that I really like is: when preparation meets opportunity.
Yours is to plan, and prepare. Always be ready,alert and poised to move forward when necessary. Without hesitation.
Good things come to those who wait, but not to those who hesitate.

One of my recently discovered favourite quotes is by the German reformer Martin Luther. He said " Even if I knew that tomorrow, the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree".

The world may...
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"May You live all the days of your life"


Jonathan Swift The purpose of this blog is to encourage and inspire readers to live out loud. To live an authentic life, a full life, a life that defies all imagined limitations. A life without regret.

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