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4 12, 2018

Let Passion Be Your Guide

By |2018-12-04T18:48:15+00:00December 4th, 2018|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to give a group of seventh grade boys a motivational talk at my old primary school. I’m not kidding when I tell you the excitement had the better of me. I really couldn’t wait to inspire and motivate this group of youngsters. I felt like I had the chance to go back and inspire myself in a way.

 

Then about a week before the talk a scary realization hit me, yes I wanted to give the talk and I couldn’t wait to present it either but the problem was I had no idea on how to present the talk or actually what to talk about for that matter. I’ve spoken to big groups of people and small ones but I have never had the opportunity of speaking to such a young group of individuals and it ignited a little fear within me.

 

Thus along came the old friend, stress. How am I going to go about this, in my mind I began to think perhaps I bitten off more than I could chew. I thought about just how cheeky I was as a thirteen year old and what I thought of people telling me what to do. But I was determined not to let this amazing opportunity go. As I have shared with you all before, motivating and inspiring people is a large part of my passion and dream. Then it hit me, rather than have a motivational session with the young men and trying to instill preconceived ideas in their minds, I could have more of a debate or open style of session with them. I set out a plan where there would be questions and answers shared over the idea of approaching high school and the big change that lies ahead of them.

 

I’m sure by now you are asking yourself what’s the moral of the story here, where are you going with this Wayne? Well the way I see it is as human beings we get so caught up in our everyday lives and tend to forget who or what we really are, and more importantly what we want to become. By my constant thinking and focusing on being a motivational speaker I got stuck in that mold and it slipped my mind that I’m also a certified Life Coach. Basically, there is more than one way to skin a cat as the expression goes. While planning this talk I was able to take a step back and re-engage my passion of not only wanting to motivate but also to help people on a more personal level and it was there that I found the perfect way to deliver my motivational talk to this amazing group of youngsters.

 

If I may say so myself, I absolutely nailed it and enjoyed every moment of it. I got to put on the Life Coach cap and have an incredibly engaging coaching session with them which in the process helped address my problems of not knowing how to motivate a group I was not as experienced in dealing with. In the end they were motivated and coached all at the same time and I found it was a really moving experience, so I would like to conclude by saying follow your gut and let your passion guide you. It’s your subconscious talking, and when it has something positive to say, listen.

 

Until next time,

Wayne Stuart

3 09, 2018

Keep Your Eye On The Prize.

By |2018-09-03T20:08:51+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Let me start by telling you guys that I’ve been feeling a bit drained lately and my mood hasn’t been the best. Every year around this time the factory I work at has a shutdown. What happens during this time is they switch off the plant so that all the work that can’t be done while the plant is in operation, maintenance mostly, is done during the shutdown. I work in the petro chemical industry and I do enjoy the work most of the time, except for the shutdown.

Our small and usually quiet town becomes excessively busy. A whole lot of people come from far and wide, and some of them aren’t the most savory characters. We work long hours, far outside of the usual nine hour day, so it isn’t really an all too pleasant situation. However, someone needs to do the work and our department holds a significant amount of the responsibility, so there is no way of running away from it. All you can do is stay focused, work safe and take each day as it comes. The shutdown literally takes over and shuts down your regular life for about a month.

So, I’m sure you’re asking right now, what is the story behind all this? I’m a positive person and it takes a lot to bring me down. This time of year isn’t that easy to adjust to or accept. I’ve decided that I won’t allow this to stand in my way or bring me down because after my complaining is said and done, there are actually elements to look forward to. Meeting new people, successfully finishing the job, helping those around you and just being in the moment of organised chaos to name but a few. The positives can outweigh the negatives, it’s simply a matter of perspective.

I have decided to make the conscious effort to look on the bright side of the less pleasant situations in life and I’ll tell you, it’s eye-opening. Knowing that you will be faced with difficulties and hardships but also knowing you will not be gaining more than you’re losing. Looking on the bright side has proven to be extremely rewarding and liberating. My days feel fuller, I don’t feel like I’m wasting time, there is something to be taken from every situation. I would like to close off by saying that even though life can get uncomfortable from time to time and you may not always like the situation you’re faced with, know that there is always something to be grateful for and something to look forward to on the other side or even in the situation itself. Identify what you can take from your situation, and then seize it with both hands. Don’t allow your time to be lost, taken or wasted, make it count. Remember to keep your head up high and your eye on the prize.

Until next time,

Wayne

3 08, 2018

Why I Do This?

By |2018-08-03T17:13:53+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Life Coaching|1 Comment

Writing brings me a certain calm, it allows me to express a vision for what it is I want to achieve in life, in all aspects of this incredible journey. Now I would hardly say that I’m a regular writer, but when I do write I try make it as meaningful and impactful as possible. The way I look at it is that we all have strengths, some natural and some honed over time. What I’m getting at, is that someday I would like to be a good writer but for now this is where I’m at and I trust that you will bear with me.

The beauty of life is that there is no rule book. In many instances, no right from wrong. Strictly speaking in terms of your career path and goals here, we’re not about to delve into the murky waters of moral quandaries! Rest assured that you can start or restart where ever and whenever you would like. All our situations and circumstances are different so try not to be phased about what the next person is doing, it’s your life and you’re in control. Find your niche and go for it whole heartedly, after all the only person you need to prove anything to is yourself.

This train of thought lead me to a question “what do you like about yourself?”, and I feel you need to really think about this. Write it down, heck make a flow chart, add pictures to it! There should be no limitations to getting to the correct answer, there isn’t just one, so go mad and do whatever it takes to get to something you know to be true, something that could be true, and something you can be proud of. Once you have done that then you can trace back to discover your ‘niche’. The word ‘niche’ could have a totally different meaning to me than you. For myself, it is a true reflection of oneself. In other words, what are you good at? From there you can get into researching and properly planning your dreams, goals and ambitions. Its’ one thing to keep them locked up in your head, materializing them before your eyes could end up being just the push you need.

There are a lot of people in the world doing great things that end up helping them make money, find happiness, believe in love and become the greatest versions of themselves. My advice to you would be not to look any further than the man or woman in the mirror, because that person has the capability to surprise you beyond your wildest dreams. Go out into the world without limitations or doubt. Begin the quest to find yourself, your true self. I started this journey about 3 years ago and believe me there is no greater reward than self-discovery. There is no finish line, no limit, and that is a wonderful thing to discover in its own.

Until next time,

Wayne

3 05, 2018

Because I Can.

By |2018-05-03T18:24:14+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Life Coaching|1 Comment

Have you ever found yourself doing things that you can’t explain to someone with that annoying question “But why are you doing it?” even if that person is you. Whether it’s reading a book, going for a jog or waking up earlier than the average Joe or Jane. Bear in mind this is something out of the ‘ordinary’ or something you wouldn’t normally do. I have recently started gyming in the mornings, so I’m up bright and early Monday to Friday to hit my morning gym sessions, why?

One morning, as usual, I woke up, still dark out, got prepared and dressed for gym and as I sat in my car getting ready to start it and head out I asked myself “what are you doing? Its 04:55 in the morning, its cold as hell, you could be warm in bed!”. I was still somewhat in a daze and yet here I was, wanting to go to gym. It was at that exact moment I said to myself “I’m awake this early in the morning and heading to gym Because I Can.”

Which leads me to my message in this blog post. As you can see the title is self-explanatory and pretty much the answer to all your ideas and goals crazy or not. So, the next time you feel you can’t go on or someone asks you a stupid question like why are you doing that? Or what are you doing that for? Simply answer ‘Because I Can’, there’s no need for you to explain yourself to anyone but yourself.

I’m in love with this idea because it allows me to be free in my life and my body. At the end of it all you only have yourself to praise or blame when things go right or wrong. So, going forward, do what makes you happy and more importantly do whatever you feel will make you grow and achieve your desired goals. I want to wish you all the best with this new idea and enjoy every moment of taking charge of you, your life and your destiny.

1 02, 2018

2018 Current Affairs.

By |2018-02-01T21:02:10+00:00February 1st, 2018|Life Coaching|1 Comment

2018 Current Affairs - Taking a look into a New Year which is usually filled with ups and downs. But don't you fear because here is a glimpse of hope with some guidance, to see you through I www.wssc.co.za

The joys of approaching a new year pumped up and ready for action, when suddenly things don't go your way. But not to fear this blog post has just the tips and guidance you need to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and go for gold.

 

Don’t you find it strange a New Year starts, and there you are with this burst of enthusiasm, yes you convinced that whatever it is you have planned is going to work. Joining the gym, eating healthy, waking up earlier, business plans the whole bang shoot is all in order and your year is looking good.

When suddenly you got to get back to work and right into the swing of things and BOOM! Reality settles in and all your ideas and goals go down the drain isn’t life unfair I mean there was no way it wasn’t going to work but here you are right back at square one.

Well I’ve got good news for you there’s still time to pick yourself up and try again because that beautiful word hope is on your side and you can get things back to where they were a few days/weeks ago. Yes, you heard me there is still time have you ever heard the time old saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”! Well there you have it take it all in your stride there’s no rush to achieve your goals, because putting pressure on yourself won’t help either. Why do I say this? Because I’ve also been one to rush and want to attain everything in the blink of an eye. But I’ve learnt patience, planning and hard work go hand in hand in this journey of life no matter what it is you want to achieve.

So, moving forward into this month and preparing for all that it is you want to achieve learn to take your time and appreciate the small victories in life, yes learn to accept setbacks and hurdles to because there’s some valuable lessons to be learnt in them and once you have, the journey and all you are going through comes into perspective and you can enjoy this beautiful gift of life. Striving to make tomorrow a more successful well-planned day.