Monday, 27 May 2013

Celebrate That It's Monday

It is Monday morning which for many is greeted by groans of "yet another week at work".

How about another approach?

  1. Think about the opportunities you can create this week.
  2. What one new thing can you learn or start this week?
  3. What can you do differently this week to make your work more rewarding?
  4. Can you introduce a new idea or skill to your employer to make you stand out?
  5. Whose company do you enjoy in your work?
  6. Be grateful for the knowledge and skills you have developed which give you work.
  7. Show gratitude that you have work with so many people unemployed or too ill to work.
  8. Are you going home to a warm bed and food on the table?  
  9. Be grateful if you have all your limbs and senses, even if you don't.  
  10. Be grateful that you are alive for one more day on this amazing planet.

However bad your life might seem, if you live in the Western developed world, you have the good fortune of being in the top 12.5 % of the world economically.  There are millions who are much poorer than you and yet they find something to be happy about.

It's Monday.  Chance to start with a blank sheet of paper and create something special this week.

Antonia Harrison is a leading Hypnosis, NLP and Personal Development Coach helping clients to Freedom and Personal Change on Skype worldwide.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

To Turn A Dream Into Reality Requires a Plan


Writing down things to do on a list makes it easier to prioritize them because the overwhelm becomes clarity.  From a list of tasks with deadlines you can choose which to do first and feel a sense of achievement when they are ticked off.

Having some dreams in your head might feel good but they will need some action from you if they are going to become reality.  A whole project might require a plan of steps.

If you don't write down what you want to achieve it is more than likely that you will only complete the daily tasks because our brains can only cope with so much activity at a time.  

Whilst is satisfying to tick off mundane everyday tasks when complete, it is even more satisfying and rewarding to tick off goals when achieved.  Preferably ahead of deadline.

Antonia Harrison is a leading Hypnosis, NLP and Personal Development Coach helping clients to Freedom and Personal Change on  worldwide. 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Are You A Comet or a Meteor Shower?

I love this quote about challenge, taking ourselves out of the comfort zone:

“I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that's what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe!

But it's only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing "tail" behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they're shooting stars! That's why I enjoy taking myself out of my own element, my own comfort zone, and hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it's during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I'm like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently and fire dusts begin to fall off of me! I discover a smile I didn't know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn't know existed in me... I see myself. I'm a shooting star. A meteor shower.

But I'm not going to die out. I guess I'm more like a comet then. I'm just going to keep on coming back.”              C. JoyBell C. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Sail Away From the Safe Harbour and Feel the Wind Daring You

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
For those of us fortunate enough to live in the most economically developed countries, there really is no limit to what we can do but it is somehow easier to find reasons (=excuses) for why we can't, why we didn't.  We say we tried but couldn't.  

"Do or Do Not. There is no Try." - Yoda
Every now and then we produce a burst of activity and start to make progress towards our life’s goals but then, life gets in the way.  The point is that if we don’t achieve what we want, we are hurting ourselves, denying ourselves a life of “what can be” by accepting “what is”.  Some truly tremendous achievers refuse to even consider reasons why they can’t.  They look only for solutions and learn how to improve.

Listen to Nick Vujicic, the man with No Arms No Legs No Worries:

Now tell me again, what you “can’t” do?

I believe Nick Vujicic is a tremendous inspiration to millions around the world with his positive attitude, his “can-do” approach and his wonderful sense of humour.  He shows us how the impossible becomes “I’m-possible”.

Everything we do, or don’t do, has an impact on other people.  Failing to provide financially for our families has obvious consequences to lifestyle and what we can offer our children.  Sometimes what we could develop is a skill, a gift we have, and if we don’t we deny others a piece of our ability and unique flavour. 

It is said that everyone has a book inside them.  E L James wrote “Fifty Shades of Grey” as an e-book and just hoped that some people would like to read it.  It has exploded into an international phenomenon and helped millions of women come out of their sexuality shells. 


The talks over at TED ( bring new ideas in Technology Education and Design.  These talks are available to view on the website and share with others.  Learn something new, be inspired and spread the word.

We live in a world of opportunity where a shared message can go viral and explode around the world in minutes.  It is up to us whether we wish to be heard or just want to settle down in front of the TV and put it off to another day.

What will you do differently today to impact your tomorrow?

© Antonia Harrison 2013
Antonia Harrison is The Lifestyle Liberator offering Freedom to live without bad habits, addictions or fears using powerful Hypnosis, NLP and Personal Development over Skype anywhere in the world.  Visit