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And so much more

Posted by David Gilks on

As I sip on my coffee waiting for the ferry to take me home I reflect on my recent adventure. Looking at my hands, the fake tan is still coming off little by little (mainly on my clothes) and the realization that I have followed through on my goal to attain the status of a professional bodybuilder and the summation of that goal left me with a 2nd place and 3rd place standing in our national competition, of which I am proud of. Here is the interesting thing though, it’s not “being a bodybuilder” that I was after, it was the accrual of discipline(s) required to make that goal transpire. I had also wanted to attain my black belt in martial arts, but time became an issue and with children and career (I previously owned a private training facility) so I had to be practical and choose the activity that I could do without demanding more of the little time that I had available.

So what do I mean about the “disciplines” required to become a bodybuilder? Surely that stereotypical ‘meathead” based sport didn’t require discipline? Interestingly enough, it was bodybuilding that gave me an out from the world of...

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Faith ~ Belief ~ Trust

Posted by David Gilks on

I love the power of words and the messages they tell us of what it is we hold be true in our version of reality. I think one of the things we don’t fully appreciate is how powerful words truly are. A discussion recently discussed the level of our “belief” in our business, our product and ourselves being effective in our chosen field of endeavor. The challenge we have I think is selecting the right language, the right words, that will unlock our potential to truly expand our capacity. We were discussing the various levels of “belief”, but before we continue, perhaps we should explore what belief means, or may mean to you. By definition belief is the “acceptance that a statement is true or something exist”, which begs the question, can you believe in something but not be compelled to act on it? So what if we used the word “faith” instead of belief?

Faith is the “complete trust or confidence in someone or something”, which sounds, in my mind as I say the word sub audibly, stronger, how about for you? Can you believe in something in something but not have faith? I think so. Lets look at...

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Courage over Cowardice

Posted by Nicolaas Smith on

I have been reading every book written by Paulo Coelho as I found a connection to the author in his journey for spiritual truth, for truths on the origin of the universe, on magic and potentcourage-450x200 ial. Many of his stories have not only captured an essence of my story but obviously to millions of people worldwide. He has a great way of making you feel like his has lived your story, which leads me to believe that we are not all that different in our struggles, though we valiantly profess otherwise. The very thing we fear is for the world, especially those whose opinions who truly matter to us, is for them to see the parts of us that make us shudder with revulsion. No matter how hard we try to gloss over the parts of us we most dislike, it seems to find a way to trickle into our life and infect the very things that should give us the greatest joy. It often taints the motive of why we do things, meaning that it is often for our redemption we cast our efforts towards a noble cause, though quite often redemption is never allotted to us by...

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