#BeINspired | Believe In You

When was the last time you believed in yourself? You know that thing you wanted to do, how is that coming along? Or is it still somewhere in the distance? Can you even see it?

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#SWInspires | Navigating Your Way Through ‘The Sunken Place’

Mental Health Illness has no face: This is something I say often, and when I further examine such a statement, I see two meanings. The first; is that anyone can be affected regardless of who they are or what they look like. The second and not so obvious; is from the perspective of mental health itself. It’s hard to describe or put into a box, it disguises in many different cloaks, hides away for seasons and is somewhat a shape shifter in that it can manifest itself in different ways within different people. For the benefit of this piece, I’d like to discuss the topic of Depression. You’ll notice in the title of this article my use of the term ‘The Sunken Place’. After watching the movie ‘Get Out’, I found some words to closer describe the feeling of depression that lingers within my own life, and indeed it is like sinking into a hole within myself.

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#BeInspired | Open Up: Are We Listening? #MentalHealth

Every year, we celebrate world Mental Health Day. It’s a day when around the world, it is marked with different events, appeals and information regarding mental health. This year marked its 25th anniversary.

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#SWInspires | Your Legacy Happens In Moments

At the age of 25, I released my Autobiography “Unashamed”. This was and still is my greatest career achievement to date, as it represents something so powerful, significant and meaningful to me. Though I have written 12 Books and each holds a very special place in my heart, this one was very different. One evening in 2008, I sat in my office reflecting on my life and all of the things I had been through, that only I knew. I had a very dark and blunt realisation instantly, ‘If I die, everything dies with me’. While this on the surface sounds very glum and far from motivational, you’d be surprised how this thought manifested into a very methodical determination and work ethic from that point on. I was driven by my life work outliving me, so much so, that I’d carefully write in a timeless context. I became less concerned about by how people viewed me now, and quite frankly, obsessed with how they’d view me when I am no longer here. Now, I’ll state here that I believe that legacy is important, and a powerful motivational factor and it can help you to be very deliberate about the moves you make, but it does also have it’s limitations if not managed correctly.

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#BeINspired | Don’t Overlook The Small Moments Of Life

A great fascination to me is people’s perceptions as importance and why! Most of the time we focus on the more magnified moments in our life, the things we regard as important, and pay less attention to the things that we believe do not serve us much, but in fact they serve us hugely!

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#BeInspired | The Road to Redemption

Sometimes in life we can give our absolute all only for it to be not good enough. We are discarded and forgotten like a momentary whisper in the wind. In the sheer blink of an eye, years of unprecedented dedication, vast sacrifice and unbridled passion can be eviscerated by our own actions and words in less than sixty seconds. These actions may come to define us for eternity and leave a gigantic ocean of severe emotional and psychological regret hanging deep over our heads, coupled with burning anxiety, frustration, disappointment and hurt.

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#BeInspired | Top Tips To Attain a Positive Mindset

When you pass on and people now have to make a speech about you, what would they say? Would they say you took every opportunity that came your way or would they say you failed to leave the starting blocks? How many times have you wanted to do something, launch something or make a change in your life but there are some negative voices that seem to want to derail you and throw you off balance? 

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#BeInspired | Brinn Black: Country Music’s Next Big Thing

Country Recording Artist Brinn Black is a Nashville-based rising star who is pursuing the bold dare to dream of Country music superstardom; Brinn Black was born in Virginia.

Brinn Black’s unique entrepreneurship approach to achieving her goals has led the multi-talented singer-songwriter on a road to self discovery as well as sharing her inspiring story with the world.

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