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Its Important to Think Like a Child….. at least sometimes!

21 Jul

Its Important to Think Like a Child..... at least sometimes!

It makes sense, they see everything as possible and will try anything once to get where they think they need to be. It is because they still have that uncluttered magical way of thinking, that unobstructed confidence.

We should all try it this week. Sprinkle a lil magic and sparkle into our thinking, embrace the confidence and make a difference to our lives. At least we won’t get sent to the naughty step…… but then again! =D

Its Important to Think Like a Child…….. at least sometimes

21 Jul

It makes sense, they see everything as possible and will try anything once. They have that uncluttered magical thinking which gives them no holds barred confidence.

This week we should all try it, sprinkle a lil magic and sparkle into our thinking, embrace the confidence and make a difference to our lives. At least we won’t get time on the naughty step…. but then again!  =D

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Happy Birthday Salute!

18 Jul

Happy Birthday Salute!

Great words from a great and inspirational leader! Happy 95th Birthday to Nelson Mandela!

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Confidence – The Priceless Powerful Commodity

11 Jul

Confidence - The Priceless Powerful Commodity

The sun is shining bright in London and its not about to stop. Lift up your head, put your shades and your smile on and enjoy.

It’s happiness that costs nothing which makes it fabulous .

Get your share y’all’s, there is an endless supply so get lots. 😀 xx

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Dream Life..

10 Jul

As my students come to me, many of them have little belief in what exactly their strengths are. They often lack confidence and don’t know what they can achieve or how to use it in life. Without these key ingredients , it is quite hard to focus on the end game. The end game, in the Ebony Gold Education view and also the Codey Learns view is not only success in qualifications but also in confidence, self esteem and emotional intelligence. These all lead to the life that you want, it puts you more in charge of the process, journey and outcome. Today I am giving you part 1 of the method delivered to students. I hope you get involved, it’s quite an interesting exercise.

The Secrets Behind gaining Killer Confidence.

1. Write down 10 positive things you love about yourself.
This is so important as we are living in a world in which we are encouraged not to look at ourselves in this way. There is nothing wrong with knowing what you do well though. This will not make you less humble. I have included:
1.I am tall and elegant.
2. I have nice eyes that sparkle.
3. I have 2 beautiful children.
4. I am kind with a big heart.
5. I love to teach

I could go on and on….. They are small things but I feel great about them. Lets see what you have.

2. Now write down 10 positive things about your environment. Do you live in a great street?,have you got fabulous neighbours?….

3. Write down 5 reasons you feel secure everyday. An example might be that you speak to your mom daily.

4. Can you really laugh at yourself when you do something silly? Personally, I love to laugh and many times a day! My daughter shakes her head at me so many times. It’s liberating and you won’t so much mind others joining in.

5. Think about at least one way everyday in which you can show kindness to another. This is humbling but beneficial and will really add to your day and someone else’s too. Chances are they will pass on the favour too.

This is the first step on that ladder and you may find it difficult to start. I do promise you though, that once you start in earnest, you will begin to realise what a fabulously unique person you are and what you have to contribute.

Next time we will start to have a look at part 2. Confidence is key folks, love yourself first and love for others and from others will follow. A little change can mean a lot!Change-your-look-at-life

Speak soon. Stay safe, keep smiling and enjoy the sun. 😀 xx

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Sometimes it’s just like that!

4 Jul

Sometimes it's just like that!

Feeling so happy with life for no specific reason…..just because!

The Good Old Days?

21 Jun

Wow what a week. It’s been such a whirlwind of activity. Non stop but how fabulous, my glass is always half full. What is more is that I get a great feeling of the fabulous people I have in my life. I am blessed and living in this moment in every way. This led to my thinking about the ‘old’ days. In reality, do we just create a romantic view of them because they were when we were young and ‘carefree’.

Walking out with my son this morning, I took a deep breath. There was a mere hint of sunshine but it was warm and the blue in the sky was trying its best to peek through. It felt so peaceful that I started to smile and couldn’t really stop. Didn’t want to stop. I was thinking that life really can be all that you want it to be. In that moment, I felt like my children could be safe and carefree and that is what is so important for me.

I do think that the speed with which the world turns these days has left people quite breathless. Many don’t have an outlet for the breathlessness of it all and that spills over into unnecessary confrontation. You see it everyday because I dropped my son off at child are and there it was, a man and woman throwing punches at each other on the main road as passers by stopped to watch. I just can’t. That sort of thing scares me for me and makes me want to hold my children closer rather than letting them grow.

But summer is coming,a time of year which should have more smiles than any other. In my view every year gets better because every year I learn more about how to live in that peace that I have found. My children make me laugh everyday and, as they grow and learn fill me with a new breathlessness, one of pride. Everyday I know I have found my happy.

And with summer comes summer workshops. I met two fantastic young ladies whilst writing my next book in the coffee shop yesterday. They are running a summer scheme, free to young people with mental health issues. What a worthy cause. They are called No Ball Games Allowed (www.noballgamesallowed.com, @noballgamesall). That will be a fantastic scheme, guaranteed with such enthusiastic and inspired leaders.

The Codey Learns summer school will be running too. More detail to follow.

I hope that more people can begin to see how great today is. It is as good as or even better than the good old days. I found my happy and I hope y’all can too.

See you all next week. Stay safe and keep smiling 😀imageimage

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Celebrating my Students 2013

31 May

Celebrating my Students 2013

We had a lovely GCSE Revision Day today. Students from different schools came together and worked towards that common goal. It was a joy to behold! I wish them well for the exams and beyond. This is the beauty of teaching, happy, confident student faces.

If you can dream it…..

20 May

Without dressing it up in frills and bows I would admit, I had a pretty rotten chilhood. It had a few high points and definite blessings but its not one I would wish for my own children. I believe that children should feel the openness and innocence of childhood and take those pigeon steps into life . I can only imagine that this would enable them to feel the changes and gratitude that comes with watching those childhood dreams happen in reality. It gets there. 

My reality is that thankfully I have been able to forgive my childhood and live now. My dreams slowly but absolutely surely happen until sometimes I find myself walking along with the biggest smile on my face, and people are smiling back and I don’t realise it at first but it’s because I’m smiling! No one could really deny it but we don’t really have to look hard to see the great things around us, we just have to want to see them.

I had a book and product launch for my series of story textbooks last Friday. It all seemed a bit surreal to me. Me, a published author and running a creative business, wow! Having a book launch, wow, seeing the support of my oldest and dearest friend Jackie Grieve still there after so many years wow!, I could go on! But I can still think back to that time of being 11 and how sad, lonely and impossible happiness seemed.Jackie Grieve would understand that point because she lived it with me and held me up many times. At the launch my goodness, I laughed, I smiled, my passion for the product was right there. I think what was foremost in my mind was the effect that I know it will bring to so many people’s lives. It will bring changes for children and
Adults. That was my dream, to live in a place of abundant happiness and love.

And you know what, more possibilities arose out of the evening than I could have hoped for. I’m so grateful, there’s so much more to do but it’s part of it. In reality my life was always blessed and now it is even more. I have always watched shows like Oprah and set about using her approach and I read Iyanla Vanzant and drank in the words like food for the soul and it is making sense. I can’t imagine a return to any other state than my current one.

So my wish for this week is that those people, both young children and adults who feel like its all hopeless start to realise that it’s okay to build a dream. Once they have the dream, ask for it and believe it. It’s a process and in recognising the magic of life now, happiness and contentment will follow. See you next week 😀imageimage

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A healthy, happy life ….

10 May

A healthy, happy life ....

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