Oops… I screwed up

Office Set up as Ops Room for studiesOn Saturday my Guidance Officer, from my studies, called asking where one of my pieces of assessment was. It was due the previous week. I had mixed up my dates thinking it was due in a fortnight. That was a big screw up. I had been working on other bits of assessment and had not even started. It was an “oh shit” moment.

What would you do? I first beat myself up mentally and that did not help. Then I took a breath, accepted responsibility for the screw up. It was not anyone else’s fault. I screwed up and accepted the responsible for it. Then I got to it and did the assessment piece. I sat at the desk, prepared my workspace with projector and white boards and got to it. Twenty-two hours later, I was done….

  • Have you screwed up like that in the past?
  • Did you mentally beat yourself up over it? It is okay, take a breath….
  • Did you accept responsibility and did your best to fix the issue?

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Celebrating 90 Years

NYE2016 Fireworks Canberra 2My Grandmother celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday. I have not been the best Grandson, however I popped over last night to wish her a happy birthday. It was good to see the energy and zest for life she has. Over the last few days she has had children, grandchildren and great grandchildren visiting her and celebrating with her.

As my Grandmother put it, she has been celebrating for five days. How awesome is that…. Having the spirit, the energy and the passion for life to be celebrating for days with family and friends? How awesome is it to have family and friends to be celebrating with? May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

The Best Way

Canberra - Fireworks @ Skyfire 2016 7Over the last few weeks I have been working on a number of different projects. Working on a number of different projects can at times spread yourself thin. There are many people that think one should focus on one thing at a time. They believe that through the concentration of effort you will get more done and have a greater impact.

I have never been good at focusing on just one thing. When I try I usually either get too intense or get bored with the one project. It seems that I need a number of projects to kept me interested and ensure that I do not become too intense on just one thing. I do not believe that there is one best way. I believe that you have to find the best way for you at this time.

 

  • What way do you work best?

 

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

The People you Impact

Overwhelmed table of things to do... time managementSometimes in life I am so focused on me that I forget about other people. Hopefully my impact on others is in a positive way. That is my aim…. To inspire others. Yesterday I was reminded by this. When I was out looking for work and someone told me that they read my blog. I was touched by this. It is amazing the people that I impact through the blog.

Then last night I was in the car with my son and he asked me about the blog and my book writing. It was good to reflect on these things. In reflection I realised that I am having a positive impact in the community. Through my speaking, blogging and articles there is a steady audience building that is benefiting from my efforts. This impact is truly what it is all about.

 

  • Have you reflected on the impact you are making recently?
  • What positive impact are you making?

 

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Is it Failure?

Chisholm - Night views to Tuggeranong from Chisholm HillLate last night I was watching the television and a program came on that looked at the experiences of a number of new Australian actors in Los Angeles that are trying to start their career. It was not an easy process and most of them we know statistically will not make it big as actors. I thought to myself, with such a high cost financially, mentally and emotionally, why?

My logic told me that they are likely to fail in their attempt, yet at the same time I admired them for giving it a go. In the end I concluded that they had all succeed. Whether they make it big or not, they all gave it a go and that is what success is really about. The only real failure is when we do not give it a go. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Area for Improvement or Weakness


Attila Ovari 2 - SquareLast week I was in an interview with a recruitment agency and was asked all the usual questions, including strengths and…. When asked about my strengths I asked if my weaknesses were the next on the list of questions. The answer was a kind of. They do not talk about weaknesses, but instead areas for development.

That is a positive way to look at things. However I had a difference of opinion that day. Due to my personality type I do have some strong strengths and I also have some weaknesses. They are areas that I may need to development, however they may be areas that I need to have support. The support of people to compliment my weaknesses.

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

Being Humble

Overwhelmed table of things to do... time managementOver the last few weeks I have had some failures and setbacks on my journey. There has been some things in my studies that have been harder than I expected and challenged me more than I expected. In addition, business is building slower than expected and I have started the process of looking for work. And again I have had some rejections in that space too.

Do I believe that things will work out? Yes, I certainly do. I am not sure what and how it will work out, but I am doing what I can to make things happen. It was hard mentally and emotionally at first. However once I let go of the outcome and stopped trying to control things outside my influence I was at ease. I have had to be humble about failure and accept it as part of the journey.

May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

ANZAC Day

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we Forget

What help do you need?

Attila Ovari with Lego Man in Tuggeranong Hyperdome Everything is Awesome
Are you wanting to make a change in your life? Are there things in your life that you want to do? If you answer yes to either of these questions then you are dreaming of taking your life to somewhere new. I know the feeling. I have made some changes and still in the process of making changes over the last six months. It does take time.

I did three things. I worked out where I wanted to be. I then worked out where I am. And finally I worked out what help I would need to bridge the gap. Over the last six months I have not always got it right. But life is an experience. So what help do you need to move forward? May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

It is about them

Angela and Anna being good friendsHow do you communicate with others? What platforms do you use to communicate? If you set out to communicate with others, then you need to look at the best what to connect with them. I prefer in person communication. However I do use lots of electronic communication. I prefer text messaging over phone communication.

However it is about them… It is about your audience. It is about the other person. It is about the best way to connect with others. For my children it is snapchat. I now communicate with my daughters several times a day using snapchat. I have found the way to connect with them. May your passions drive you and your dreams lead you to fulfilling your life’s destiny.

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