QC Inner Circle Newsletter – May 2011
I recently visited some old friends – Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow and lion.
I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz countless time and during my last viewing the idea of the “yellow brick road” really resonated with me.
We are all given the opportunity to follow the yellow brick road, on this beautiful journey called life.
Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we must slip on our own ruby slippers to reach the Emerald City.
The Emerald City can signify any “destination” you are trying to reach in life – whether you want to improve your finances or your health, climb the corporate ladder or find true love.
Perhaps you are searching for balance, a simpler life, one with fewer headaches and less stress. Or maybe you are ready to embark on an exciting adventure.
Wherever your Emerald City lies you must have the courage to take that first exciting step somewhere over the rainbow.
In the words of Henry Thoreau, “go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
When Dorothy begins to believe in herself she realizes that “the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
The idea of believing in yourself and having the power to make positive change is one of the most important lessons from the Wizard of Oz.
Just when Dorothy gives up all hope of finding her way home, Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, reinforces the idea of personal power when she tells Dorothy that all she has to do is click her heels together and she will be home.
Dorothy had the power within her all along to reach her goal, and the same is true for you.
Like Dorothy, you are bound to face obstacles as you follow your very own yellow brick road, some of which may prove challenging. In Dorothy’s case, her biggest obstacle was the Wicked Witch of the West, who sent flying monkeys to capture Dorothy and abandon her in a poison poppy field.
However, despite these hurdles, Dorothy stayed on the yellow brick road and ultimately reached her destination. To do this, she relied heavily upon the help of her friends (her support system) —the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, her beloved dog Toto, and Glinda the Good Witch.
Why not make the conscious decision to follow your very own yellow brick road?
Even though the road may be difficult, and you may face many twists and turns, it is well worth the journey.
In order to succeed you must become your own Good Witch of the North. Be kind and patient with yourself as you focus on goals, gain courage, build a support system, and follow your dreams.
NLP training dates finalised for June
QC Seminars has released some IMPORTANT NEWS about the next series of NLP Practitioner Certification Scholarship training events.
The dates have now been finalised:
QC FITNESS CHALLENGE
Team QC found the latest series of the Biggest Loser so inspiring that we’ve decided to launch our very own version in the office.
We’ve all made our own personal goals to reach our ideal weight and fitness levels. Lunch breaks have been devoted to turbo-jam classes and we’re all really having a lot of fun motivating each other to become healthier.
Watch this Space!
Home sweet home
QC Seminars CEO, Roberta Faddoul has recently purchased her very first property in Thirroul.
She celebrated with a house-warming party last month:
Feedback can be visual, auditory, kinaesthetic or auditory – digital information (internal or external) coming back to you as a result of your behaviour.
Positive feedback encourages you to continue with the same behaviours.
Negative feedback is news of difference and encourages changing your behaviours.
Feedback allows you to grow. Remember the presupposition ‘there is no failure, only feedback’.
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call
it ‘The Present’.”
—- Eleanor Roosevelt
Three sisters, ages 92, 94, and 96, live together. One night the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts one foot in and pauses. “Was I getting in the tub or out?” she yells.
The 94-year-old hollers back, “I don’t know, I’ll come up to see.” She starts up the stairs and stops. She shouts, “Was I going up or going down?”
The 92-year-old is sitting at the kitchen table having tea, listening to her sisters. She shakes her head and says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful”, and knocks on wood for good measure. Then she yells, “I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”