Seeing their dreams take flight

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Recently we watched the heart warming film “The Odd life of Timothy Green” – a magical little film that juxtaposes two strikingly opposite human traits. One being the heartache that we put ourselves through in our passionate attachment to strongly desired outcomes. The other being the joy of investing in others and seeing their dreams take flight. Whilst this film focuses on the parent child relationship, parallels can be drawn into other spheres where we seek to influence and encourage others. True contentment and joy in life I believe comes from a healthy and balanced fusion of these two concepts.

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One of my favourite authors on leadership and business is John Maxwell. If you have never come across any of his material, I’d highly recommend having a read. His writings on influence are based on timeless principles that will serve you in many areas where you wish to see growth – business, relationships, community and personal development. I am coaching a friend in her own personal health and fitness goals for the month of January and whilst we have just begun, the growth and transformation she is already experiencing is such a kick! As part of your plans for 2013 why not incorporate a personal growth plan that includes opening a door of opportunity for someone, coaching someone, perhaps committing to a personal achievement event together or a simple, genuine word of encouragement to those around you from time to time. No matter who we are – we all have something that we can give to others. The joy of being at the finish line to cheer someone on as they cross the line is hard to match, come on and give it a try – I know you’ll be hooked!

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