• Why Polynesians are always “BROKE”….

    Yes, this is a generalization but let’s just take a moment to reflect. Growing up I always wondered why it felt like we never had any of the nice toys and why we got second-hand things or just went without…  As a kid wealth was seen in the physical things. We (Polynesians) have a difficult time saying no in our culture. When people want our money, time or things we give it. We don’t want to disappoint, hurt or even be thought of as stingy. We are overly generous. You ask us for a coat we give you our pants and shoes as well. You want us to shout a…

  • You living the American Dream or Nightmare

      Graduate from University and Land a “dream” job with the opportunity to pay off our ridiculous school debt Buy a new car with minimum monthly payments that gets us into more debt Get married and get into some more debt for the expensive ring and a wedding we didn’t know half the people Work longer hours to get a promotion to pay for ALL THE DEBT we have accumulated. Work is looking dismal because I’m constantly stressed and to tired to be with my spouse in the evening We buy a house that we can barely afford chaining me to a high stress job and now with lots more…

  • Power of Forgiveness {Inner Beauty Series}

    At some point or numerous points in our lifetime we will come across a time when we will need to forgive others for wrongs that have been done against us. But many a time there will also be times when we will need to ask for forgiveness for wrongs we have done against others. Forgiveness is a pill that we all need to swallow at some point so we too can benefit from it later on. To me it’s a double edge sword, I think that if I hold a grudge against someone I am hurting them but little do I realise the only person that I am hurting is…

  • Overcoming Adversity

    Nobody is Exempt Yes we all go through it, there are always going to be trials and hardship that we come across in our lifetime. It’s the reality of being human. To be honest I have never come anybody EVER that has not come across the bitter pill of adversity whether it was a loss of a loved one, depression, loneliness, or financial burdens etc… But just because we all go through it to some degree or another it doesn’t mean we should sweep it under the rug and try not to understand why we go through them. A Continuous Transformation Process Adversity is part of a continuous cycle we…

  • Limiting Belief Systems

    We all have them.. that negative inner voice that says You aren’t smart enough You aren’t brave enough You aren’t pretty enough You aren’t social enough YOU ARE NOT ENOUGH LIMITING BELIEFS are also disguised as Excuses Negative Thoughts Justifications Worries Beliefs conditioned from culture or family Thought Patterns Perfectionistic Thinking Past failures Fear You are enough! And you can overcome these belief systems that hinder you from your true and ultimate potential. Look back in your life there are bound to be numerous examples when you decided that these belief systems were not going to rule your life. For me it was going to university and graduating from university.At…

  • Book Review – How to Win Friends and Influence People

    As part of my 5 Values this year one of them being edifying my mind I am endeavouring to read a book a month and so here is my Book Review for January! This book was awesome in terms of helping me recognize things that I needed to work on in terms of working with people and communicating and understanding people. There are so many things that I know I need to work on but here are the two main ideas that I know I really got from this book. The first idea is based on these two quotes. “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But…

  • Spice up your Day with Positivity

    Our world is filled with so much negativity. It’s everywhere and can be suffocating if we let it, illness, depression, heavy work load, strained relationships or even world news. But with every problem we can always try and tackle it with some good old positivity, yeah I know it won’t make the problems go away but it may be able to help you bear the challenges are little better!  Today I just wanted to share some tips on ways I try to squeeze in some bits of positivity throughout my day. 1.    Start Right Starting your day off to the right foot can make a massive difference in your day.…

  • GRATITUDE ATTITUDE [INNER BEAUTY SERIES]

    Why Gratitude It is not happy people who a grateful it is grateful people who are happy! Gratitude is a medicinal emotion, it lifts us up elevates our mood and fills us with real joy Researchers are finding that those who exhibit and express the most gratitude are happier, healthier, and more energetic. Grateful people report fewer symptoms such as headaches, stomach-ache, nausea, even acne, and spend more time exercising! And the more a person is inclined towards gratitude, the less lonely, stressed, anxious and depressed he or she will be. Gratitude helps us live a happier and enjoyable life. Being grateful for all that you have helps you feel abundant…

  • Proud Immigrant (FOB)

    We are all immigrants, have been or will be… One phrase that can get me fired up pretty quickly is when an ignorant person says “Immigrants need to go back to their country!” directly or indirectly. Whether it’s towards immigrants, different ethnicities, foreigners or refugees that somehow seem to be taking advantage of the country welfare system or taking “their” jobs. Although I see this as prospective of Lack rather than abundance, I am not here to justify the actions of all immigrants today. I am just speaking from my own personal experience as an immigrant and an observer.  Today I wish to reflect on history and highlight the values that we have learnt from our immigrant ancestors…

  • 5 Personal Life Values for 2016

    This year is going to be an amazing year!!!! You make it what you want it be right!!!? I am not fantastic with big new year’s resolutions so setting values is more my thing. I also prefer doing monthly goals as it is easier for me to stay accountable with shorter period of times. So this year I have decided to set these values as a foundation for my Personal Development this year. These values will be a base for me to set my goals around. Nourish and Exercise my Mind – This can be done by reading uplifting and inspiring books. Reading personal development books. I also find that…