Monday, 01 August 2016 09:12

How's Your Relationship with Yourself

Article as it appeared in Essays of Africa magazine. By Kim Garner

You can read the article "How's Your Relationship with Yourself?" here.

Published in Magazines
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:46

Destiny: Action or Accident?

Do you believe that people are successful because they work hard and earn their success? Or is it just about being in the right place at the right time? In other words, do you control your life or does something else (like a god, luck or destiny) control it? Your answer depends on your “Locus of Control”.

Published in My Articles
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 13:48

The Value of Vision Boards

At the beginning of every year, most people make plans and set goals for the year ahead. It’s a great idea, because knowing where you want to go is important – How can you get there, if you don’t know where you are going?

With my sailing background, one of my favourite quotes is “If a man knows not what harbour he seeks, any wind is the right wind.” ~ Seneca ~

But a sailor does not just allow himself to be blown about the ocean. It doesn’t matter what the wind, he just resets his sails to take him in the direction he wants to go. In the same way, when you know what you want out of life, you can set your course to get there, no matter what the circumstances.

But, you need to know where you want to go… you need to have a vision!

To help you clarify your vision, it may help to create a vision board (also called a Dream Board).

Published in My Articles
Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:33

Responsible Risk Taking

We live in a world of uncertainty. We are constantly trying to overcome this by making sense of things. The problem is that however good our sense-making is, it can never match the complexity of the world.  As a result, the meaning that we create is always tinged with doubt. Some uncertainty always remains. Said another way, the assumptions we make and the things we do in the world all attract an element of risk. 

Published in My Articles
Monday, 26 August 2013 16:18

Character Traits Poster

(Presented as part of my YOU-Q: Finding Your Inner Winner talk and coaching journey)

Character Traits are words which you would use to describe someone, or which other people would use to describe you.

Have a look at the list and choose the 5 traits that you would like to be known for. 

Download

Published in Posters & Worksheets
Monday, 09 May 2011 17:20

Secrets To Success

The Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) has launched its first book, Secrets To Success In The Corporate World. It comprises 10 chapters, written by 10 members of the PSASA, and is aimed at equipping leaders who want to hone their skills and succeed in the corporate world, and in life.

My chapter is called Stop Sabotaging Your Dreams, in which I explore the reasons why we unconsciously, but effectively, sabotage our desire to live our dream life - and what we can do to change our faulty belief systems, and ultimately live the life we really want to.

If you would like to order copies of this book, please contact me.

Price: R140.00 (Excludes postage)

Published in Books
Friday, 14 January 2011 00:00

Stop Sabotaging Your Dreams

We all make plans we don't stick to and make resolutions we don't keep. It's easy to think big - but even easier to act small. Why do we do this? Why do we sabotage our dreams and fail to reach our goals? And what can we do to ensure we end up living the life of our dreams?

Published in My Articles
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 11:56

YOU-Q: Finding Your Inner Winner

YOU-Q is a concept that I have developed out of my experiences as a practicing psychologist, as well as my travels around the world. YOU-Q is about living life to its full potential and finding your Inner Winner.

While it encapsulates emotional, spiritual and intellectual intelligence, YOU-Q is also so much more. It is about Getting Real – the importance of knowing and staying true to your value, purpose and vision. It’s about Changing Your Head Talk – how to silence the unhelpful messages we give ourselves and change our negative self-beliefs. And it’s about learning how to Relate well to others.

Monday, 25 March 2013 11:59

Relate

This refers to the way in which you relate to others. By learning essential communication and interpersonal skills, you will radically enhance your relationships with others. 

To help you do this you can:

Published in YOU-Q
Monday, 25 March 2013 11:57

Change your Head Talk

Head Talk is that inner voice which constantly gives us negative messages.  Changing your Head Talk means changing these negative beliefs and transforming the unhelpful messages you give yourself into positive messages. 

To help you do this you can:

  • Notice your conscious beliefs that stop you achieving your dreams, and create new beliefs that allow you to achieve them.
  • Write a list of affirmations and read them every day.
  • Seek help from a psychologist to make your unconscious beliefs conscious, so you can work with them. 
Published in YOU-Q
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