September 14th, 2015 by Amy Adams

Throwing your hat in the ring

Posted by Caroline B

Why we don’t step up to the plate.

After being at our training conference today I had time to myself driving home.

As the thoughts of the day run through my head I realised over the course of the day that I’ve just been too hard on myself.Hat

I have been doubting myself for so long and not stepping up to the plate. Have you ever heard of “Make sure that you get what you come for” (thanks Kirsty). I got that in the first five minutes of the afternoon, are you taking this serious? The answer is a big fat NO.

The reason why that I have been doubting my ability and I think that over time we don’t step up to the plate straight away when we certainly have had the opportunity. Then because we have not stepping up to the plate we start to retract into ourselves and just cant find a way out. I as I stand here today I encourage everyone to stand up and be noticed as Lise said the other day on a call day “be loud and proud“. Thanks to our personal development program we just have to depart from where we are make a decision and then take action.

Some of the things that we have to remember everyday.

  • Be serious about what you want and go for it
  • Every day stand up and be counted and decide what are 2 steps today you are going to take
  • Follow through on every thing that you do and don’t do it half hearted
  • Change your thoughts on what is possible – believe that everything is possible.
  • Make a decision and back it up with action
  • It’s not what happens it’s what you do about it.
  • Be the CEO of your own company everyday without fail
  • Believe in yourself, don’t doubt yourself
  • They can do it I CAN DO IT
  • Be do have
  • Make bigger decisions
  • Have to be the leader you have to become the leader
  • I am the person I could be

We all can go from O to hero as Sir Richard Branson says “Screw it lets do it”.

4 Responses to “Throwing your hat in the ring”

  1. Kym K says:

    Caroline,
    What a wonderful post and I can feel your commitment in your words, good for you. I too had a similar light bulb around being the CEO, it was a 20 hour day for me by the time I got home and I would do it again, it was an amazing event and I am committed to Sydney and Melbourne also.

  2. Cathy says:

    Great post Caroline.
    I decided for myself to throw away all the sentences containing ‘What if” or ‘but’ or ‘can’t’ and instead focus on all my Dreams, all the possibilities and start to say ‘I WILL’ and ‘WHY NOT”
    It is a bit of a challenge some days but then easy others.

  3. Peter W says:

    So true Caroline…I had my three questions written down on the top of the page before I walked in and this event, I wasn’t turning up just to attend it or be a part of it, I went looking for what I wasn’t being….I also found out this time I was the student and nothing else mattered…which gave me a great platform for this week…

  4. Brianna says:

    Awesome post Caroline! If I were totally honest I can absolutely relate to not stepping up to every opportunity and doubting myself at certain times. I love how Shane recently said on a call, courage is not having fear, courage is taking action in the face of fear.

    Great post and some key points about stepping up to the plate

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