With just over a month to go, the New Year is fast approaching, making us once again think about our goals and resolutions. Did you achieve the goals you set for yourself this year? If not, don’t be disheartened. Goal-setting has numerous benefits and it can be life-changing to say the least! Let’s delve deep into how goal-setting can empower you.
What are the benefits of goal-setting?
Helps you discover what you want out of life
The practice of goal setting can reveal a lot about what we truly want out of our lives. You might be surprised by what you might find out about your hopes, dreams and the future you envisage for yourself!
It gives you clarity & direction in life
As we get engrossed in our daily tasks, losing sight of where we’d like to head is a very common phenomenon. However, effective goal setting helps guide our focus. Mapping out a path with a clear destination in mind enables us to have both clarity and direction- both of which are extremely important!
During goal-setting, it’s imperative that we recognise the ‘Why’ behind our goals. Your ‘Why’ will not only motivate you but also propel you in the right direction, acting as your fuel. Once you’re able to find the motivation behind your goals, you’ll more easily be able to cross the bridge of where you stand right now and the point you aspire to reach!
Goal-setting increases your chances of being successful
A Harvard Business Study showed that the 14% of people who set goals are 10 times more successful than those without goals. Mind-blowing!
Goal-setting is crucial for your wellbeing
How do you feel when you begin to master something? Or reach a goal that you’ve worked hard for? Pretty awesome, right? Self-mastery is directly linked to an increase in confidence and self-trust, which ultimately leads to self-empowerment!
When you set goals and work towards them, you’ll more easily be able to appreciate your capabilities and realise your full potential. You’ll have a sense of purpose as well as a sense of personal satisfaction, that’s vital in living a fulfilling life.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
–Michelangelo Buonarroti, Renaissance artist
As the year comes to an end, take this time to proactively steer yourself in the right direction (whatever that looks like for you) through goal-setting. Who do you aspire to be?What do you want to achieve? Be intentional about the path you carve out for yourself!
“I want us to be intentional about everything we do.”
Fear can be debilitating, crippling and paralysing. Does fear tend to rule your life decisions? Let’s see if I can help you live a more fulfilled life by helping you peel away the layers of fear so that you may be able to better see fear for what it really is.
The Reality of Fear
As we all know, fear is a natural response and though we tend to forget this in the moment, we all experience fear in our lives. When you take on new challenges, you will always experience some degree of fear. The aim is not to completely eliminate fear but rather learn how to manage it.
World Kindness Day was observed across the globe this past Saturday 13th November to celebrate being kind. But what does it truly mean to be kind? Is kindness the norm? Do you want to be kind but are unsure how to? Or perhaps, you’re not too sure what the point really is? Read this article to find out!
Women and girls have made their mark in the world throughout history and continue to do so. Despite facing various barriers, we persevere. From breaking boundaries and defying stereotypes to creating a powerful impact in the world, we have been pushing the envelope further and further. Everywhere you look around, you’ll find strong women who’re doing amazing things! Do we recognise them?
Here are a few examples of the inspirational women and girls who we look up to:
This coming Wednesday 3rd Nov is National Stress Awareness Day, observed to raise awareness on the effects of stress. Do you feel stressed or overwhelmed? Do you know someone who’s feeling stressed or burnt out?
According to the Mental health Foundation 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. It’s a very common issue and one that can be debilitating. So how can we better cope with it?
Here are some valuable tips you can begin implementing today to better cope with stress:
Do you feel upset when you think of all the distractions, despair & derailers that surround young girls today? Do you feel a sense of hopelessness? The Girls Like Me Conference which took place virtually on the 9th October was an inspirational, celebratory event which tackled the issues young girls face today. Inspiring, influential speakers shared their stories on how they fought through their struggles and rose above them!
Being a girl in the world we live in today can be challenging. We might find ourselves facing hurdles that we shouldn’t have to face. And the pitfalls of our digital generation can begin to weigh us down, causing feelings of hopelessness to fester. At such a time, it’s imperative to remember that you are not alone and you can equip yourself with the skills you need to better navigate your life & reach your full potential. You have it in you, just like countless other women & girls who you look up to, do.
The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, 9th of October! It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten teen girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inviting all girls & their female guardians! Attend in-person at Marsh Farm Futures House or virtually from 1pm -5pm.
Meet Ayo Awotona: Program Facilitator & Keynote Speaker
Ayo Awotona is a renowned international public speaker, author, educator, self-taught Spanish speaker, & content creator.
Ayo’s mission is to raise female leaders up with healthy self-esteem so that they are equipped to discover their identity and purpose in life.
The Girls Like Me Conference is taking place on 9th October, 2021. And this year, our aim is to enlighten girls on the power and pitfalls of our digital generation, equip girls with essential self-defense skills and educate them on significant topics such as online safety.
Meet Aoife McMorrow: Social Media Content Creator!
Aoife McMorrow is a student, who is studying advertising & marketing at the University of Lincoln. She’s also a content creator on TikTok, where she creates funny, light-hearted and lifestyle videos. She has more than 300,000 followers.
Aoife likes to promote the importance of mental health awareness and encourages others to not be embarrassed about sharing their stories.