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Perfect Conditions

There are occasions in nature when conditions are perfect and beautiful, miraculous things occur. A rainbow, a solar eclipse, a new born baby, these can be seen as examples of perfect conditions within nature.

However, things are rarely perfect in our day to day lives. To wait for perfect conditions is seemingly to wait for eternity.

What I am sharing in this Vlog is how silly it sounds when I speak about waiting for the perfect conditions the begin something. A more practical solution would be to decide what it is that we want to achieve and in what time frame, and get to work. Things we put off till tomorrow rarely get done. The only time to act is right now!

There is a biblical quote that can be found in Ecclesiastes 11:4

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done, literally, “He that observeth the wind shall not sow, and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”

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Take the 10 Year Test

How far have you come over the past 10 years? A whole lot has changed, that much I am sure of!

Speaking with friends recently I came up with an idea about a 10 year test. The premise of this is you look at where you were 10 years ago, you could use your social media profile and look back at some of the images you posted 10 years ago to get an idea of where you were at. Or you could simply take a quiet moment to think about where you were in your life 10 years ago.

Once we have looked back at the person we were 10 years ago and how much we have changed, it will be easier for us to project out to our future selves 10 years hence and take action regarding where we want to be in the next 10 years.

If you think this is a good idea, and know someone who might enjoy taking the test, please share the YouTube link. Remember, our life is in our own hands..

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Our experience makes us who we are

In this episode I will explain how everything we have experienced up to this very moment has made us who we are today.

All of our impressions, everything we watch, read and hear impacts our psyche in a big way. The implications of this idea can help us to understand our past, and the things that we experienced when we were younger, our present, regarding how we choose to spend our time on a daily basis, as well as our future, if we continue along the same lines day in and day out.

We have every right to make our lives better, to make them the best we are able, and I believe that knowledge and understanding of who we are plays a huge part in this process. I hope the Vlog gives you what you need to move ahead in your own life.

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Season 2 – I’m back ft. Joe Rogan

I was gone for a minute, but I’m back now.

It has been several months since I posted my last full Vlog. On a few occasions I sat in front of the camera to get back into it but felt too much resistance to get going. The I heard some words of wisdom from Joe Rogan which made me think more seriously about getting back on the horse and starting “season 2”.

All this is explained in the video below. I hope to be uploading more regularly now that I have got some momentum going, hopefully once a week or so. This should allow for better quality content due to more thought and preparation going into it. Enjoy and share!

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My conversation with Gabriela Chang – Ms Miami International

In this great episode I speak with the current Ms Miami International, Gabriela Chang about her journey to this point. She is an inspirational character and has recently become a supporter and spokesperson of many children’s organisations.

In this wide ranging interview she speaks about some of the hardships that she has been through which have give her a perspective in which to relate to some of the young people she is now working with.

Gabriela has so much to give, and her passion and enthusiasm comes across in this video. Please be sure to follow her journey on her website and social media profiles.

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Understanding anxiety and 5 ways to manage it better

Anxiety is something we have all experienced at some stage of our lives. It could be described simply as a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. These fears ad worries are often related to thing which may or may not occur in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue during our life. 25% of 13-18 year olds suffer from an anxiety disorder and 80% of people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder don’t get any help.

There are many symptoms which I go into in the video and also some of the people I have worked with have given me permission to share how it manifested for them. A big part of anxiety is for us as individuals to decide when it becomes a problem and when it is time to do something about it.

At the end of the video I share 5 ways that we can manage our anxiety better. I hope you find some value in this video and it helps you going forward in dealing with your anxiety.

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Some helpful links I mention in the video

My Vlog on Mindfulness : https://youtu.be/uk3anD3wYvI

Tim Ferris’ Interview with Gabor Mate : https://youtu.be/H9B5mYfBPlY

How to overcome fear and anxiety booklet : https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/overcome-fear-anxiety

Understanding anxiety and panic attacks booklet : https://www.mind.org.uk/media/1892482/mind_anxiety_panic_web.pdf

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A snapshot of the future – Augmented Reality

I was at the park over the weekend and was observing the world going by as I often do, when it struck me that more people than normal had their faces glued to their phone screens. It was only an hour or so later that I realised the reason for this and it was because everyone was playing the augmented realty game Pokemon Go.

Now what is augmented reality? One definition I found is that it is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a users view of the real world thus providing a composite view.

It can also be quite dangerous to have your eyes glued to the phone screen, and towards the end of the Vlog I share a short montage of people getting into trouble because they are not being mindful of the world around them and the dangers it can often present.

The reason for this Vlog is that we have a responsibility to take control of our lives and create the future that we want to see, and not just go with the flow only to wake up in ten years and realise that what we are living is not what we wanted.

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