3 Signs to Indicate You’ve Forgotten You’re HUMAN

    This is a different kind of a post to the ones I normally do, but I felt that it was time.

    As a Coach, I speak with various types of people and every now and then, I recognize patterns in the challenges they face. And some of them are very human challenges that we treat them as different. So today….. I want to dedicate this post to speaking about some of those challenges so that if you face any of them, you’d have a different perspective of them

    1. Stressing about being stuck

    If you’ve never felt stuck in something….you’re one of the rare lucky ones. As for the majority of us….commonly we feel stuck in different situations and areas of life every now and then.

    And when we do…it’s also common to stress about the fact that we’re stuck. Try to “figure it out”, sit on a therapy chair talking about it for years, meditate on it, sleep on it, lose sleep over it, etc.

    But getting stuck every now and then is in our very human nature.

    Think of a stick stuck while floating in a river. You might notice that it’s stayed stuck for probably a few hours or days even….but take a step back and you’d see things differently.

    When you take a step back you’d see that all sticks will float for a bit….and then get stuck in a corner. Sometimes for minutes…sometimes for hours….sometimes for months. But eventually, it will get a slight nudge from somewhere and it will start to flow again. It would get stuck again…at a different spot…but eventually it will get unstuck and forget all about it.

    And it does that hundreds of times…!

    We humans are like that as well. Sometimes we’re in flow with life (and we’re happy about it because we’ve been told that, that’s the way to be) and then sometimes we get stuck and then we become unhappy about the fact we’re stuck and stress about it. Because we’ve been told that it’s bad to be stuck. That there’s something wrong with you for staying stuck that long!!!

    When you take a few steps back from your life, you’ll realise that you’ve done this your entire life. First day at school, first crush, first heartbreak, uni drama, first job, first real relationship….and the list goes on.

    The only thing you didn’t know about  is….how long you’d stay stuck, at what point you would get stuck again and how exactly you’d get unstuck (e.g. a new opportunity that came by, a person you met, conversation with a mentor/coach, a change in your external environment, etc).

    But you just did!

    Whenever you feel stuck with something...a bigger opportunity is unfolding in the background that’s not ready for you yet.

    But because you’re so close to it, you just can’t see it. But when you look back after many years ….you’d realise why you were stuck at that exact point. What good came out of it as a result.

    The moment you get stressed about the fact that you’re stuck…..remember it’s the human nature and you’d get unstuck at any moment as you’ve done many times throughout your life. So stop stressing about trying to “figure out” how to get unstuck!

    If you ‘know how’ to do it, you would’ve already done it by now!

    It’ll happen when it happens.

    2. Expecting to Have THE Perfect Relationship with Kids

    Have you ever met anyone who hadn’t had challenges with their parents at one stage or another?

    Have you met parents who’ve never had challenges with their kids at one stage or another?

    What makes you think that you can become a parent who never had any problems with your children? And there’s something wrong with you if you don’t?

    This is a fantasy that a lot of parents have, to become the perfect parents who never had any problems with their kids, ever!

    If I speak with your parents or whoever was looking after you growing up, you know what kind of a report card I would get about you, right?

    Yet, they were doing exactly what you’re trying to do! Trying to do the best, to the best of their ability with what they had. So if your kids are going through a phase of being stubborn, hating you, rebellious & hurtful……just know that they’re just going through a phase. It too shall pass just like it did for you! can help them and sometimes all you can do is to be there for support and let them know how much they’re loved.

    And the rest will fall into place.

    So please stop beating yourself up thinking you’re doing a bad job, unless you can find a parent who’s never had ANY problems with their kids EVER!

    You’re merely being human.

    Note: If you DO find a parent who’ve never had ANY problems with their kids (and the kids turned out to be great), I would like to be the first one to know about them.

    3. Being scared to feel scared

    ‘How do I get rid of my fears entirely so that I can go out and be my best self?’

    This is a question that I get asked ALOT. And I’ve got some good news and bad news!

    Bad news is….YOU CANNOT!

    Good news is……I can show you how to TURN FEAR INTO AN ASSET!

    We all have fear at some level or another for different things, people and situations. But unfortunately, fear is a commonly misunderstood feeling just because we give the wrong meaning to it.

    The reason why you’re alive today…is because of FEAR.

    Think about it this way…..imagine your ancestors thousands and thousands of years ago…..during hunter gatherer period…when they had to deal with a lot of dangerous circumstances; they survived because of fear!

    Anyone who didn’t feel fear enough….got wiped out of this earth. So the mere reason why you’re born today is because your ancestors had enough fear in them to survive. It’s inbuilt to our human nature.

    Wanting to get rid of fear is like wanting to get rid of your own shadow!

    It ain’t going to happen!

    However, you can use fear as a compass. I’ve written a dedicated article on how to do exactly that, hence I’m not going to repeat.

    You just don’t have to get scared of feeling fear! It’s just another feeling like ‘happiness’!

    Do you worry when you feel happy? If the answer is no, treat ‘fear’ the same!

    The next time you feel fear when reaching out to someone big, making a presentation, speaking publicly, going for an interview/negotiation, or whatever else you fill your life with…

    Good! It means that you’re about to do something great!

    Feel the fear and do it anyway! Because that too shall pass!

    Wanting to get rid of it means that you’ve forgotten you’re human.

    And ….if you don’t know this already….

    In life some of the things you do will work out...and some of it won’t.

    Now If you think…. ”I know that Vindya! Duh!!”

    Well…do you? Because if you did, you wouldn’t be going at everything in life as if it’s a matter of life and death! Would you?

    It may sound stupid! But it’s a simple truth in life that we all forget.

    *****Ok…I know I said 3 Signs…but I had to write this one too

    4. Expecting to be an exception to the rule because you’re serving a higher purpose

    How many instances have you seen a person being rewarded not necessarily because they’re the best at what they do, but because they put themselves out there more?

    Or a person with average talent make a bucket load of money, while people with greater gifts are just scraping by?

    How many times have you failed to convince a point…regardless of how great your work is?

    I hear a lot of people who do creative work/entrepreneurs who do what they do because they’re on a mission…..get surprised about the fact that they’re not served a better hand in life just because they’re doing work that’s for the greater good.

    Another truth of life is that you cannot escape hard work, proactively marketing your vision, making sales, making money, principles of business, social norms….just because you’re creating something great.

    They’re things that’s equal to all human beings regardless of what you do.

    Just because you’re a good person, doesn’t mean that other people are going to automatically discover your greatness and reward you for it

    Or money is going to flow through the door…or you can get away with slacking off and not put in the work necessary to get the results!….or the deals are going to magically appear without you having to lift a finger.

    It’s a truth of life that each and everyone of us have to do our part before the universe starts to reward you for it

    regardless of your gender, age, race or religion.

    This is why you see people with lesser talents move forward and you’re left wondering why not me! Rather than understanding what part you need to play…you’ve spent your time complaining about how the system doesn’t work..or how the society is bad..

    Again….defying this as a truth of life….is again forgetting that you’re a human living in a human world.


    I hope this made some sense and gave a different perspective even in the slightest possible way.



    How Nexba Turned Iced Tea Into a Global War On Obesity with Troy Douglas

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    About This Episode

    Ever wanted to build a brand that spans across the globe?

    My guest today, Troy Douglas, Global CEO & Co-founder of Nexba Beverages tells the extraordinary tale of how at the tender age of 21 he partnered with his brother-in-law to disrupt the global soft drinks market.

    Both boys had no experience in building a business or the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods market but yet they set on their mission and began selling their patented iced tea from the back of a van. Now Nexba is Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free drinks provider, having recently gone global and launched into the UK.

    On Art of the Extraordinary podcast today, he shares;

    1. How to stay on top of competition in a highly competitive market that’s already filled with giants
    2. How to build a businesses with no Business background
    3. Nexba’s Key Ingredient in growing fast in a highly saturated market
    4. How to build a brand that would be successful in the long run
    6. Growth that’s had to take place to become a great leader
    7. One quality that’s seen Troy through set-backs
    8. The journey to raising capital for a high growth venture
    9. How to prepare for long term success
    10. The wrong way to go about building a business

    Don’t forget to subscribe and share with anyone who wants to go beyond boundaries with their message.


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    About The Guest

    Co-founder and Global CEO of Nexba

    Troy Douglas is the co-founder and Global CEO of Nexba, Australia’s leading Naturally Sugar Free beverage brand now sold in over 3000 outlets nationally. With a passion for innovation Troy now heads up the International strategy, growth and direction of the Nexba brand.

    Nexba was created with the vision to bring Naturally Sugar Free innovation to Australians and beyond in the war against obesity and diabetes. Now, 8 years since its inception, Nexba have received widespread recognition for their achievements in innovating and disrupting Australia’s beverage industry, including winning Product of the Year 2017 and the inaugural Telstra’s Alumni Achievement Award 2018. In 2018, as Global CEO, Troy led Nexba into their first international market signing a major deal with UK supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s.

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    5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top

      How to Grow a 7 Figure Business whilst living with a Chronic Disease

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      How would you like to create a business that is built around your life?

      Well…today…I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Higgins who has spent the last 7 years figuring out the exact steps needed to build a 7 figure lifestyle independent business. His inherited condition lead him down this path after a stellar executive career at one of the most recognizable brands (i.e. Coca Cola) on the planet, but his tenacity and grit saw him win against all odds.

      On today’s episode Paul shared his experience on…

      1. How to overcome the challenges that comes with being an entrepreneur and doing what you really love
      2. Creating the support network that’s needed to push you forward
      3. Masterminds and how to use them to move you forward fast
      4. The knowledge from a global business leader like Coca Cola that helped in the business journey
      5. Common mistakes made when jumping from corporate to business
      6. How to do market research THE RIGHT WAY
      7. The mindset that requires you to be successful in business
      8. How to mitigate risk and dealing with set-backs
      9. Running a business on your own terms even with health challenge

      Don’t forget to subscribe and share this episode with anyone who is on a similar path.


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      About The Guest

      Community owner, Podcaster and Tech Evangelist

      After a stellar executive career at one of the most recognizable brands on the plant, Paul faced a decision of either staying and risking his health or leaving and extend it. He chose the later and started his own company. He became a world qualified coach, advisor to blue chip companies and a productivity expert.
      Whilst he liked corporates, he had a desire to work with entrepreneurs and founded an outsourcing and tech consulting business to deliver extraordinary results for global clients. His health started to take its toll and he divested the outsourcing business and created a mastermind for employees transitioning into entrepreneurship. Leveraging from his own experience.
      Today he helps corporate escapes to build their dream business without sacrificing lifestyle. He is community owner, podcaster and tech evangelist who is passionate about thriving with an inherited condition.

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      5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top

        Having it All: How to Make Use of all 25 Hours in a Day with Andrew Tjernlund

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        About This Episode

        Today I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Tjernlund, who is known as the man who took a small family business to become Amazon’s largest supplier in the Industrial/Electrical space, on the show.

        His lifetime sales on Ebay and Amazon are EACH in the 8 figures and he now also sells directly to Amazon from which a six figure order is a weekly event. He shared his wisdom about;

        1. Secret sauce to building a multi million dollar business
        2. How to turn weaknesses into strengths
        3. How to be creative to overcoming external roadblocks can pay in tenfold in the long run
        4. Building a business that’s stood the test of time for 4 generations
        5. Winning deals through beyond strategies and tactics
        6. How to deal with setbacks that you didn’t see coming
        7. How to plan for the changing landscape of business using time-tested business principals
        8. How to get to your goals faster using your strengths
        9. The secret that a lot of successful entrepreneurs don’t tell you about
        10. How work-life balance work in running a multi-million dollar

        and much more…..

        Hint: Andrew shares a great golden nugget (among many) about the winning approach to doing anything great

        Don’t forget to subscribe!


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        About The Guest

        Director of Marketing, Tjernlund Services

        Andrew began his first importing business in 2005 at 19. Graduating with “High Distinction” in 2 majors from the Carlson School at 20, Andrew now owns and operates three businesses related to manufacturing, retail sales and third party marketplaces.

        Took a small family business to become Amazon’s largest supplier in the Industrial/Electrical space. Operate that and several other businesses.

        His lifetime sales on Ebay and Amazon are EACH in the 8 figures and he now also sells directly to Amazon from which a six figure order is a weekly event. Now 33, he lives in Hidden Hills Preserve with his wife and two young children.

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        Music by: Ryan Jones
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        5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top

          How to Build a Business Stress Free?

            Regularly I speak with business owners who want to create an even bigger impact in the world with their product/service or message. And time again cannot help but hear about how worried they are of the future.

            “I can’t sleep because I worry that I wouldn’t be able to close that 100K deal”

            “I’m stressed that I I will lose it all”

            “I feel burnt out and seem like I never get anywhere”

            In all of these cases they work hard (12-14 hour days), trying to make ends meet, especially the first few years. And most of them even have lost the creative energy they had when they first started the business that they love so much, because they’re stressing so much.

            From this space, as you can already tell, it’s almost impossible to create anything! If you’re somebody who thrives under pressure….bravo, you’re a rare gem. Keep reading if you aren’t one.

            While all of these are valid concerns, they’re also unnecessary stress. Most of the time, these worries will never come true.

            But it’s in our human nature to worry…

            So how do you be free around creating a business, especially in that early stage when there are so many uncertainties?

            Something that I always tell my clients is….

            “It's not a sprint, it's a marathon” - Vindya Vee

            A lot of us live like it’s going to end tomorrow, if I don’t get that deal… if I don’t convert that sale… if I don’t get that payment…

            The list goes on.

            So, we work our asses to the ground.

            And quite often we end up feeling burnt out because we haven’t been listening to our body and soul when we need some rest. We haven’t been listening to our mind to know when we need to just take some time out.

            Because we think that this is a short term thing, that we need to be over and done with. And if you can’t wait for it to all be done with…then maybe you’re doing something that’s a means to an end. (I talk about this in a previous article)

            Because most of the time, the projects we work on, takes a long time to bear fruit.

            Sometimes months…

            A lot of the time years…

            But most of us want results when? Yesterday.

            Make more money yesterday.

            Create more clients yesterday.

            Build an empire yesterday.

            But what if you don’t? What if takes a little longer than you expected?

            Imagine what would happen to a marathon runner who run it like a sprint from the get go…

            How long do you think he/she’s going to last? How long is he going to run until he drops dead on the track while the others who’ve understood that this is a marathon surpasses him?

            I’m sure you familiar with the story about the tortoise and the hare.

            It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon!

            You might think “well…that sounds great but I’ve got bills to pay”

            In which case, take care of those needs some other way. Have back-up funds. Create some reserves some other way. Buy yourself time, so that you can bring that creative energy back.

            You know the one I’m talking about!

            That energy that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world when you’re in your zone.

            Because when you’re in a panicky state, you don’t think straight and you make all the wrong decisions.

            Take the pressure off what you’re creating.

            Whether it’s a business, a piece of artwork, a book you want to write!

            Because with pressure you ain’t going to be your best self. The only thing that will happen is you get stressed out, burn out and make bad decisions.

            Isn’t the whole point of what you want to create, to have fun while doing it anyway?

            Have patience, put in the work, let go of short term outcomes because it’s worth the end goal and be in it for the long haul. Be the hare.

            Run it like a marathon and before you know it, things will start to shift and fall into place automatically.

            Gold medals aren’t won on the day of the race, they’re won in training.

            Years and years and years of training. And it’s easy to forget that sometimes.



            How Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things!

              If you dream of doing extraordinary things but every now and then, you ask the question “Who Do I Think I Am?”…don’t worry…’s perfectly normal.

              So today, I want to share with you a podcast I did recently with April Seifert on her  great Podcast Women Inspired.

              In our conversation we talk about;

              • How we underestimate ourselves & what we are capable of achieving
              • The impact of other people’s words on our own ability to set and achieve goals
              • Imposter syndrome and HOW TO TAME IT!
              • Practical tips for playing bigger

              Have a listen and comment below.

              What has been your biggest insight from this episode?



              How Successful People Jump Leaps & Bounds Before You Know It


              I'm Vindya.

              You know that you are meant to be doing something much bigger than you do now. You are even scared to say it out loud because no one would understand. Well, bring in your biggest dreams and your biggest fears and I will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible.

              Time and time again I come across very smart people who would like to take their current role in their career to the next stage or double the income in their business, take on more responsibility, make a bigger impact, get more recognition, make more money … name it.

              Most people come to me with very rigid lines in their mind about who they are, what they can and can’t do. And some of them even tell me that their challenge is that they need to be able to communicate better, write better emails, have more confidence, network more…and the list goes on.

              As if they knew for sure that if they ‘did’ something different, they would have everything that they don’t have. Or if they stopped ‘doing’ some things, the challenges they are facing would go away.

              And then they would be happier, have better people around them, be less stressed, take more vacations, make more money, make a bigger impact, etc.

              So, the moment that they feel like something is missing their first idea is to upskill, do another course, a certification, a degree, work faster, work better, be more ‘productive’, manage time better, learn ‘persuasion’, “Win friends and influence people”, etc.

              But very few people stop to ask themselves the question……

              ” What if I don’t have to ‘DO’ anything different?….”

              “What if I’m not missing anything?”

              “What if it’s about doing exactly the opposite of what I’ve been ‘DOING’ all this time….”

              In fact…

              What if it’s got less to do with doing…and more to do with how you are BEING?




              What if it’s not another skills you need to pick or a course you need to do, another seminar that you have to go to….

              But what if…just by shifting who you are being… challenges would go away….?

              Everything that you want that you don’t have…would appear in front of you….

              Everything that you don’t want to have in your life…..would just disappear like magic….

              And every problem that you think you feel stuck in….would become unstuck…

              Just…….what if?

              This has been the basis of my work since I started my profession (sure… the skills, the tactics and the strategies play a part in it) and the very moment somebody realise this, their whole world changes.

              But you have to be willing to open your eyes and look at the world from a different lens. And stop making excuses for the lens you are already wearing.

              Because everything that you have in your life is because of the way you’re being right now. And everything that you don’t want in your life, is because you’re being in a way of attracting them.

              So, before you think of taking another course, start another degree, or a certification….ask yourself….

              What challenges do I wish would go away?

              What goals have I been struggling to get to?

              How am I being around these challenges?

              Is it time to change the lens?

                Now, I would love to hear from you:

                What is one insight that changed everything for you from this article?

                And what is one tiny action you are going to take as a result of that insight?

                Use the comment box down below and share as much detail as possible in your reply as your story may help someone else have an even greater insight.

                Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be here.



                P.S. Since it’s coming to the end of January 2019 already, if you still feel like you haven’t set yourself up to win, come join me and our community of extraordinary High Performers and let’s make this year an amazing one.

                Never Fail a New Year Resolution Ever Again…?

                In this post I wanted to talk about New Year Resolutions …as I would love for you to feel like a winner every year (and not set another goal that you’ve already failed for like the last 4 years)

                Yes…I know….if you’re thinking…’errm Vindya…….isn’t it a little too late to talk about New Year’s Resolution Setting?’

                Well….I would rather talk about it now, when everyone is sober, back from excessive eating, drinking and partying (not forgetting the family drama), than when you are hungover and having a food baby.

                So…..if you have already set some New Year’s Resolutions for 2019, fantastic!

                This would be a great time to reflect back on them and validate that they are still great goals you want to work towards in the year. And put some real steps in place to get there.

                And…..if you still haven’t……now would be a great time to set them the right way 🙂

                So…here are the 5 common mistakes I see people making all the time when they set goals for the New Year:

                1.       Making silly goals you don’t actually care about

                Most of the time when we make new year’s resolutions,  we’re not in our optimal metal state to make them. Like…..having a glass of wine in one hand and a party popper in the other while talking to a complete stranger about skydiving naked.

                Most of the time we haven’t thought this through. Hence, we end up setting goals every year and we end up failing ourselves.

                We hardly stop to evaluate our entire life, the legacy we want to leave, figuring out what’s really been stopping us, before we set another goal. That way you only set goals that actually matters.

                2.       Getting addicted to failing

                The funny thing that happens if you have a track record of not achieving what you set to achieve the last few times is that our subconscious goes into a pattern of failure.

                Because we failed the last few years, now secretly your subconscious believes that you’re not serious! You know what I’m talking about!

                You know that when you say ‘I’m going to lose 10 kgs’, you secretly think ‘not gonna happen!’.

                The only way to come out of this one is to set small goals that are not too ridiculous to achieve and not too easy either, so you actually achieve them.

                When this happens a couple of times, then you can go on to setting bigger and better goals and you’d still get them no matter how ridiculous they may sound. But start getting into the habit of winning first.

                3.       Not Having a System to Succeed

                A common mistake that’s made is setting a goal and just assuming it’s going to happen. (law of attraction…. right?) Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

                Example, if you want to fit into a smaller dress size, thinking that you’re going to eat healthy and exercise wouldn’t cut it. The best thing to do is to set-up a system for you to achieve it.

                E.g. how much do you really wanna go down, what exact exercises would get you to the shape you want, what food types works best for your body type and lastly, how many times exactly should you go to the gym (or swim, jog or whatever else you do), how many cheat meals can you have, what days would be the exercise days, what time of the day, etc,

                So that on a day to day basis, the only thing you need to do worry about is sticking to the gym day, sticking to the cheat meal day, sticking to the 3 times/week cardio days and without even realising it, you’ve gone down a couple of sizes already.

                But make it a system that works for you and just focus on following the tiny steps in it.

                4.       Your environment can work for you or against you

                Having visual queues to make you succeed is as important as setting the system. This is where things like vision boards come into play.

                Having a picture of a dress you would like to wear or photos of the exact hotel room you’d like to go on holiday for, a photo of the exact model of the car you want to buy helps your subconscious keep things real.

                While this may seem silly, visual queues play a big part of everything we achieve in general. I’ve done a detailed post on this earlier. Having a supportive environment is crucial to your success.

                E.g. coming from a family where everyone overeats increases the chances of being unhealthy and unfit. On the other hand, having a partner who’s a gym junkie, always helps you stay in the game for longer.

                This may require you to either make changes to your current environment or even abandon the current one entirely and more into a new one.

                So make sure you have your environment working for you and not against you.

                5.       Overestimating Your Motivation

                Motivation to get to any goal is great. But motivation by itself would not get you anywhere. It will only get you so far.

                This is where you need to adjust all your habits/lifestyle and when you do something for at least 30 days, you have a better chance of achieving your goal even at times that you don’t feel very motivated.

                Let’s be honest, even a gym junkie has days that they ‘don’t feel like’ going to the gym. Even a workaholic has days that they ‘don’t feel like’ going to work.

                But you do it, out of habit and because it’s about WHO YOU ARE as a person. So redefine who you are with related to the goal and nothing will be able to stop you.

                6.       Taking Celebrations for Granted

                This is such a simple concept that we overlook all the time. But celebrating small wins is a way we can give a pat on the back and have something we can look forward to along the way rather than wait for 365 days to celebrate our big goal. So why not, set some small milestones that you can look forward to?

                Like go to your favourite junk food restaurant when you stick to the system for 3 months, go for a massage when you stick to doing a video a day for 1 month, or whatever that makes you happy. This way, you always have something to look forward to and celebrate and give that extra boost of confidence and motivation.

                Bonus Tip: Be aware of goals that are a means to an end. As these kinds of goals could get you into a lot of trouble in the long run if you’re not aware of them.

                There it is. Alright…I know I said 5, but I couldn’t help writing the 6th.

                That is all for now. There’s so much more I can talk about goal setting, but I think this gives you a good start for now without overwhelming too much.

                Remember, start small and get into the habit of winning and in no time you would be winning every time.

                (Know anyone who’s struggeling to keep up with their life goals? Please share this post. It’s free and damn good :))

                XO,  💖💖
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                🤫 The Secret To Building A Team That Would Decimate The Competition 🤫


                You might think that hiring the best talent is hard. Keeping the best talent is harder.

                For many years I personally have built my own high performing teams and coached leaders to build their own and it takes more than knowing the “leadership styles” to do that.

                A lot of business owners and leaders I talk to have issues with talent retention. It’s one of the things that cost a business the most, given how much money, time and energy is spent on acquiring, training, managing and compensating.

                💡A leader is as good as the team he/she leads. 💡

                Recently, I was listening to Jeff Hoffman (founder of Priceline, Black Sky Entertainment & ColorJar, just to name a few) and he said something that was so profound, something I’ve been doing for years that made my teams the best.

                On the day Priceline was sold, Jeff realised that not one person in the company had ever quit. Since this sounded crazy, Jeff asked some of his employees why they never leave, which is unheard of!

                🤫So…what’s the secret? 🤫

                99.9% of companies hire employees, after reviewing the resume, having an interview, explaining the values of the company, job description, etc and if the person can do the job, we give them money.

                So that we can use that person, for his/her skills, to work and work and work so we can to get our goals, KPIs, our dreams, the beach house, the boat, (you name it). It’s always about the us, the employer.

                Now I can hear some of you going “Well….isn’t that a great deal?? Besides, we also provide a great working space, ‘flexible working arrangements’ and pilates classes (or something along those lines).”

                Nope! Because if it was, you wouldn’t have so much churn & have issues with great people leaving you.

                Care about their dreams and they’ll care about yours. 

                Let’s be honest, no employee cares about the KPIs, performance reviews, yearly goals, think tanks, and especially not your dreams.

                It sounds selfish, but that’s the truth. What they DO care about are their dreams and goals in life and feeling fulfilled. It’s human nature.

                💡And money is only a small part of it.

                Some of the highest performing companies I’ve seen offer no bonuses, extra benefits or great working spaces.

                But what they do offer is the leadership team putting a little more thought and effort into understanding what makes their employees get out of bed and come to work.

                What makes them tick, what dreams they have and when they get them, they are forever in debt to you.

                This is the gold for any manager.

                And anyone who refuses to understand this is going to have a hard time keeping great talent.

                💬💬‘Hire the best talent, build a team with them, get out of their way to do their job and treat them with compassion and respect’ – Jeff Hoffman

                Create a culture where every manager cares about their team and know the individuals at a human level and you will start seeing miracles.

                💡 Get to know them as human beings who have a life beyond work and they’ll show they care, beyond what you pay them.

                For those of you who think ‘I wish things were simpler and I wish my people would just listen to me when I command just because I say so!’…

                Well….tough luck!
                This is no longer the industrial age where you can measure performance based on the number of items they produced. This is the age where a leader with the best high performing, creative talent wins the race.

                The difference between you and your competitor is that they have and they know how to keep the talent that will take them into the next century, while you complain and make excuses as to why the way things were done in the last century shouldn’t change.

                So by all means, if you want to stay a dinosourus and become extinct, keep doing what you’ve been doing till now and don’t expect any miracles to happen.

                🎖️🎖️You people are your competitive edge.
                It’s no longer about employees who work the longest hours (hard work vs unproductive work), how fast they work, how many hours their bum is on the seat or who’s ready to nod their head when you want them to.

                🏆🏆 But it’s about the stars who would get you the competitive edge you need to have, to thrive in this changing landscape of business.

                🔊 To listen to the fascinating story about Jeff and how he leads and the amazing things he’s accomplished, I highly encourage going and having a listen to this keynote.

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