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The simple secret to success

Chi Chat – The simple secret to success

YES! Here is the remarkably simple secret to success!

Happy New Year! How has the new year started for you?

Make your happy new year ALL you want it to be!

I really enjoy that ‘in-between week’ from after xmas to the start of the new year.
I use it to clean out files and summarise what has happened over the past year.
I feel quite holy when there is a nice pile of recyclable papers on the floor and I have slim and well labelled files!
And then there are the surprises of what had actually happened the previous year.
Do you find you had forgotten, even big things? Some seem longer ago and others more recent.
However a quick summary map provides a great picture and record of that year.

True confession time!

When, in January 2022, I looked back at my map of the goals for 2021, I was quite disappointed in myself that I had not achieved what were reasonable and I thought important for me, goals. Although I had been ‘busy’ all through, many were only half addressed.
I was not pleased with me. It made me look at what could I do better in 2022.

So, here is the simple secret to success

At the start of 2022 I made my map of goals and things that were important to me, that I wanted to achieve.
I printed it and put it on my notice board right by my computer.
Then, AND THIS IS THE CRUCIAL PART, I put a reminder for the last day of each month to take down my map, see how I was doing and mark on it!

My summary map and year / quarter future year map

A steering wheel to drive success

Oh my! As I started 2023 and summarised 2022 I was thrilled to see that simple action, of checking my goals map once a month, had meant that I had MORE than achieved all I had intended – SUCCESS!

This one simple act, takes only a few minutes and gently directs your energy to achieve the things you most want to do and be.

SO simple and SO effective and SO successful – you still have time to make yours for this year, why not give it a go?
Please let me know your results!

This is YOUR life!
This is YOUR life!

To request a 15 minute Mind Chi Chat with Vanda to explore how Mind Chi might assist you, your group, team or company build resilience and joy! 
Vanda@TheChangeMakergroup.com or Vanda@MindChi.com

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How to make the world dyslexic & bran-friendly

Chi Chat – is your world dyslexic / brain-friendly?

As a business person would you take attention if 20% of your potential audience were confused and turned off by your product or service? I think so!

Have you considered what you could do to make the world – your part of it – a more dyslexic / brain-friendly place? This would invite and additional 20% of customers!

Here is the third part of the interview when I am asked about every day challenges for a dyslexic – are some of them the same for you as well?

What things make the world UN-friendly for you?

The interesting thing is that making a product or service more dyslexic friendly, is actually good for ALL brains!

Time to vote!

  1. Would you rather be presented with a report written in Times Roman, small font, light grey, nearly filling the page from side to side and top to bottom, OR
    2. an overview map of the report, followed by pages with images and diagrams and visual interest?

3. Same with a presentation, a drone on for 1 hour, reading and not even looking up,
OR
4. a dynamic, involving, seeing, hearing and experiencing session, less than 45 minutes, with a overview, details and a summary?

I vote for: 1. ________ or 2. _______; 3. _______ or 4. _________ ???

And here is another example, true for EVERY brain, and increasingly confusing for a dyslexic one.
PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT – NOT WHAT YOU DON’T WANT!!

Examples: ‘Don’t walk on the grass’; NO left turn; NO running; ‘Don’t forget the…’
The negative statement is ubiquitous!
And you can’t do a don’t!!

Another example: Promise me you will NOT think about what I am about to mention…
Do NOT think of a blue hippopotamus in a pink ballet tutu!
And… what do you have in your head right now?? YES!
And if you coloured him pink, you know he really is blue!

Little things really mean a lot for ALL brains to function at their best.

Please let me know your dyslexic difficulties

How low will you go? 

Chi & I look forward to seeing / hearing from YOU!!!

To request a 15 minute Mind Chi Chat with Vanda to explore how Mind Chi might assist you, your group, team or company build resilience and joy! 
Vanda@TheChangeMakergroup.com or Vanda@MindChi.com

And for more marvellous Mind Chi blogs:

Want more resilience for your organisation, here:

Here is a short cartoon about ‘Resilience for Change’