Anything is possible (Part 1)

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“You’re capable of more than you know.”

Glenda the Good Witch of the South, Oz the Great and Powerful

Darren and I watched Oz The Great and Powerful recently and there was one phrase that kept coming to me and being repeated over and over. Anything is possible.

It’s amazing how many blocks we put in our own way in life. How many limiting beliefs we have. How many times we can tell ourselves that we can’t do something.

I had a tonne of things standing in my way this time last year as I was starting my own business. I thought to myself, ‘I can’t start my own business, I’m not clever enough, I don’t know enough, I’m not experienced enough, I don’t have the capital, I don’t know the country, I’m on a working holiday visa.’ The list of limiting beliefs was endless.

However, one thing was true. I wanted to stay in Australia. In fact, two things were true. I wanted to stay in Australia and I wanted to run my own business. I didn’t want to work in the Corporate World any more. I wanted to be in control of my own destiny. I wanted to be at the helm of my own ship.

And so how did I overcome all of these limiting beliefs? Slowly but surely, just as Oz does in the film. When he first arrives in Oz and everyone tells him that he is the great and mighty Wizard, he doesn’t believe them. He knows himself to be just a simple illusionist. But, as the film continues, and the belief of the people living in Oz grows, he starts to believe that perhaps he can help them after all.

Brilliantly, he decides to help them, not based on who they think he is, but who he really is. Someone who can turn the impossible into the possible. Someone who can turn ideas, into reality.

And that is exactly what I did when I set up my business. I took an idea and made it a reality. And any limiting beliefs, any uncertainty, any nervousness, hesitation or anxiety that got in my way. I just looked each and every obstacle straight down the lens and told myself that it didn’t exist, it wasn’t real and that it wasn’t serving me or helping me to achieve my goal.

My goal was to make the seemingly impossible, possible. To set up my own business, sponsor myself and be one of the first people in Australia to do this. And just as Oz overcame his fears to become the Wizard of Oz, I overcame my fears to become the Good Witch of Thought Cloud. Well, maybe not a Good Witch, but a Thought Leader nonetheless.

And so, my questions to you today are these. What is it in your life that you’d like to achieve, but are being held back by your own limiting beliefs? What seemingly impossible thing would you like to make possible? What would you need to let go of to achieve this? Who would you need to become?

I’d love to read your thoughts on today’s post in the comments below. And I know that by sharing your thoughts and ideas, you might help or inspire other people who are perhaps thinking and feeling exactly the same way. Plus, sharing is caring.

Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

Inspiration for this post

The film – Oz The Great and Powerful

Today’s photo – a picture of me at the Blue Mountains a couple of weekends ago with Darren and my little sister Nicola and her husband John who were visiting from New Zealand. We enjoyed torrential rain all day on the Saturday, but we crossed our fingers and hoped to manifest clear weather for the Sunday, which we did. We all got some great photos, including a magical photo of the Three Sisters with a rainbow at the foot of it.

Read Part Two of Anything is Possible tomorrow to see the photo and learn about how Darren and I have started to cultivate our friendships with our visiting cockatoos.

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How can I improve my blog?

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Kaizen

Japanese for ‘improvement’ or ‘change for the better’.

A philosophy or practice that focusses on continuous improvement.

So I have been thinking about writing a post on this for the last couple of days, and I am therefore going to practice what I preach, follow my intuition and do what feels right.

And what feels right is to ask you guys for feedback on my blog.

I have been writing it for just over 3 months now, I have over 100 followers (which I am so incredibly humbled by), I have had nearly 5000 views and I have written over 80 posts. I am absolutely LOVING writing it and sharing my thoughts, ideas, learnings, the pieces of the puzzle that is my journey and my quest to live a life full of love.

Therefore, considering that I write this blog for both me and you, and in turn the Universe, which once again is you and me, because we are all one, and all connected, I’d like to ask you for your feedback, thoughts and ideas about how I can make it even better.

I have created a short and simple survey with Survey Monkey (an amazingly easy and free online tool to use if you want to gather people’s opinions on something) and I would absolutely LOVE it if you could fill it out and let me know how I can make my blog even better.

All you need to do is click on this link and fill out my short survey.

There are only 5 short questions and it won’t take more than a few minutes to fill it out and it will help me to make my blog even better, more valuable and interesting for you to read!

I’ll share the results to the survey in a blog post next week and I promise to apply all of the feedback, thoughts and ideas that you share with me.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7T2D88C

Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,

Kat x x x

Inspiration for this post

A survey to find out how I can make my blog even better for you

Spread ideas

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“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

– Swami Vivekananda –

As most of your will know by now, I’m a pretty big fan of TED. And I was lucky enough to attend TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House today, which was truly awesome and incredibly inspiring.

Furthermore, being true to the promise that I made to myself when I started writing this blog of writing a post every day, even though I’m ever so slightly tipsy, and it is 11.44pm, I am writing a blog post before the day is out.

I think the thing that was most profound about today, was that throughout the ecletic mix of people that spoke from Tom Thum the human beat boxer from Brisbane, to George Khut who uses heartbeats to create art, from Adam Spencer who spoke about his TED talk in California about Prime Numbers that brought about a standing ovation to Mr Mark Newson being interviewed about his contribution to the world of art and design, everyone had ideas worth spreading.

And so I guess the conclusion for today is, no matter how random a thing it is that you’re interested in, or have an idea about, have the conviction to spread it. Because you can bet there’s at least a few thousand other people out there that care about what you have to say.

Inspiration for this post

TEDx Sydney