For some of us putting ourselves out there and feeling visible doesn’t feel that comfortable. Do you feel you will be judged by your friends, family, colleagues or clients? Does standing out not feel safe because then you will be critiqued and people will talk about you? We all have felt this way at one time or another.... for some of us many times.
I was reflecting on this yesterday. How can it be? Less than 90 days until the end of the year and the decade!As I was scrolling through my own Instagram... I know… haha... I saw this photo from Monday when I went to Channel 9 to participate in the segment The Pulse. I look all healthy and happy in this photo...
I just came back after a month of holidays. It was awesome to spend time with my family in Colombia, then go to Cancun with my husband for a relaxing week. We close the holiday attending Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within in Sydney. And yes I am a fire walker now! Such an amazing experience that reminded me of the power of our brain.
We have all come across someone who just has that “something” about them. It’s difficult to put your finger on exactly what it is. You can describe what it is not – it’s not about what they are wearing or the words they are speaking only, so what is this secret factor that makes people stand out? It’s simple really – it is their vibe or what I like to call their presence
Have you ever wondered what you could do if you felt 100% confident? I have! I would probably be unstoppable... confidence is an area I have always struggle with. I have made huge progress but still, at times allow my lack of confidence to slow me down. Our levels of confidence will have a huge impact on the results we get in life. The more confident you are, the more projects opportunities will appear in your path.
I ask this question to a lot of my clients: How often are you leaving your house in the morning feeling confident and on top of the world? Then I see embarrassed faces, surprised faces, wondering faces... people asking themselves when was the last time I actually felt that way in the morning?
A little while ago I spent a whole morning studying and analysing the top habits of highly successful people. I have always been fascinated with how little practices can have a massive impact on the results we get in life. I have chosen the top 7 habits and I am sharing them with you below. From my personal experience, I know that the key is to try them all and stick to the ones that resonate better with you
If there is something I have learned through my own experience and the experience of working with entrepreneurs and corporate clients, it is how we all fail at putting ourselves first. I don't mean it in a selfish way where no one else matters, but in the way in which I understand that if I am not taking great care of me then how am I expected to perform well in my career or business?
When I first moved to Australia I noticed pretty quickly that I was different. I sounded different, I looked different, I think differently. And believe me I did not like it. It took me years, and starting a business to realise that what makes me different makes me memorable! And that is a good thing.
I have long been fascinated by the power of our body language and how it can affect what we have to say. Studies suggest that the emotional impact when meeting somebody comes 55% from what we see (image and body language), 38% based on how you sound-tone and volume and our words take just 7%. This means that if your body language is not aligned and sending a message that aligned with your words, what you have to say might get lost. Conflict and misunderstanding can be created.
Being persuasive is an art. You want to be persuasive because you want people to consider your ideas and suggestions. Persuasion is not manipulation. It is the ability to have your words heard and accepted. We are on a constant basis, persuading (hopefully) our kids, partners, colleagues... everybody.
I know I used to and A LOT! The worst part: I stopped being me for fear of judgment, of criticism. From my experience talking to a lot of people about this topic (men, women, different ages, backgrounds and walks of life), we all do it at one point or another in our lives.
One of my top values in life is living with passion. It sounds obvious, like who wouldn't want that? Yet we all have our own interpretation of how that looks. There was a time in my life where the answer wasn't that obvious. And as a result, my actions were not in alignment with the life I wanted to create. One of the most powerful practices I have adopted and share with as many people as I can is checking the alignment of your values and your actions.
'Make up your mind that you are going to leave everybody you come in contact with, with the impression of increase' Wallace D Wattles. I absolutely love this concept. Elevating the people you connect with! Not only will you make the other person feel great, but you will feel great too.
Today I am going to keep it short and simple. Are you confident that you are bringing your best self forward in all situations? Making the most of communicating your true value? That when you leave the room the person or people you were talking to, got the best version of you?
One concept that has been revolutionary for me and actually for most of my clients, has been understanding that there are 2 sides from which we can act and come from.
When you want to get yourself noticed, be in command and be taken seriously your presence must portray credibility, power and charisma! Did you know that someone will form an impression of you within the first 3 seconds of meeting you? Crazy, I know!
Are you showing up fully? Or are you wasting energy hiding parts of you? In my conversations with people, I am always surprised how much this happens to all of us. We are truly our worst enemy when it comes to judging ourselves.
Last Saturday marked my 42nd lap around the sun...I am celebrating my life, filled with amazing moments and huge challenges. A lot of learnings and the great experience that living life is. I have learned a thing or two along the way ;) and today I wanted to share 3 of my top reflections with you:
I have to share something with you...I am SO excited that I can feel my heart getting ready to explode.
Something that has been a dream of mine is finally happening... well I am finally making it happen!