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It’s A Game Changer For Life!

Natalie Shepard
Wild Wacky Wonderful Women

I’ve been avoiding the vege garden. Partly because I can’t see that it is a vege garden anymore and partly because it’s just so overwhelming. I don’t know where to start.

As I look at this patch of weeds and tangles, I know why I don’t venture in there. Apart from the old pots, snail nibbled paper, the old and rusted but once shiny new shovel laying on the ground, there are slugs, and bugs, spiders and other sneaky creatures slinking around. Goodness knows what else is laying in wait under the tangle of weeds.

Today my Mum came out to visit (I say ‘out’ because I’m on a farm out of town), and as she walked passed the vege garden I saw that look in her eye. Rolling up her sleeves, she declared, ‘Let’s do it!’. I said ‘Wouldn’t you sooner come in and have a cup of tea?’ ‘No! Come on’ she said, ‘We can have it knocked over in less than an hour’

She headed to her car, and much to my surprise, pulled out her gardening gloves, her own little spade, fetched a large floppy sun hat from the back seat AND a tray of perky green seedlings. She obviously had this planned and was on a mission.

My Mum is the supreme optimist.

Six hours later we were done.

I have a vege garden again.

The edges are still a little shabby, but it’s definitely tidier and fit for its purpose. All the rubbish and weeds are gone. And the seedlings are planted in neat little rows, with the beans planted below the climbing wire as they should be. Everything is in it’s place.

When Mum left she took my old shovel and said she’d head to the hardware store to find a new handle and then swing by the nursery and pick up some more seedlings. She was indeed on a mission. The vege garden transformation was underway and according to Mum, ‘almost’ complete. Personally I thought it was done and dusted. Nothing short of a miracle.

In life we can sometimes have certain parts of our life, that are a bit like my vege patch, in need of an overhaul. A good clean out. We’ve let it go a little too long and somehow it has gotten out of control.

In life, especially in times of needed growth and change, we can have the tendency to think that we have to have a massive mental clean out, a massive declutter and clean out in general, in order to find some peace and calm.

Sometimes, the thought of the ‘mental clean out’ itself (what ever that means for you) can be like looking at an out of control vege patch, and it’s all just too hard, so we turn our backs and pretend that it’s all ok.

I don’t necessarily believe that it’s about the ‘big, massive’ change. For some people it definitely is, and for others it’s just a matter of starting somewhere. Anywhere! Beginning! But start we must.

Even a small change is a good change. Then another small change, and another… Before long, you’ve cleaned out that mess, you’ve transformed that area of your life.

I’m a great believer in change begets’ change, I think it was Ghandi who said...

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’

It’s profound, but true. When you change, things can no longer stay the same around you. Eventually things around you change. Conversations change. Behaviours change. People change. Outlooks and attitudes change. And so on… And eventually your destiny changes too. It’s an interesting universal law in play.

Personally I find the best place to start, when making change… of course… is with myself. What I say! How I behave! What I think! You know those thoughts. The ones that just keep popping up. The ones you’ve got set on ‘auto play’. The ‘I can’t ...’ ‘I am…’ ‘He is… She is… ‘They are… All those fabulously elaborate stories that we make up in our heads. That we assume to be true.

Well, I have a handy tool for you, if you’re like me and sometimes have trouble controlling the weeds in your own thinking. That negative self talk. It’s a great little tool that can help you change those thoughts.

It’s something I came across a while ago, and who would have thought that it was when I was visiting a classroom of Year 3 at a local Primary School. Year 3 is 8 – 9 year olds.

It was a poster on the classroom wall, set amongst, spelling and times tables and some incredibly fabulous pieces of art work that the kids had done. But, there it was, a little poster with colourful letters, and it said T.H.I.N.K.

I thought to myself… ‘T.H.I.N.K ‘that’s interesting! hehehe
One of the kids told me what it meant.
It’s an acronym of course. In the school room it was about speaking and communicating with others. A part of an anti bullying campaign.

But, I thought, for the Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Community, we could take it a lot further than that. If you apply this acronym not only to what you say to others, but also to what you say to your self, and to what you think… it’s a game changer.

So when you’re off on one of your self-inflicting rants… If you pull yourself up and ask yourself these questions, everything changes.

T = Is it True?
Is what I’m thinking true? How do I know?
Is what I’m saying to myself and others true?

H = Is it helpful?
Is what I’m thinking or saying helpful, for me and for others?

I = Is it inspiring?
Is what I’m thinking and saying inspiring and lifting me up?
Is what I’m saying inspiring and encouraging others?

N = Is it Necessary?
Is what I’m thinking and saying actually necessary? (This is a big one!)

K = Is it kind?
Are you being kind to yourself, with what you’re thinking and saying to yourself? Are you being kind when you’re speaking to others?

It reminds me of when I was younger and my Mum’s voice… you’ve probably heard this too... ‘If you haven’t got something nice to say... Don’t say it’

It’s a great acronym isn’t it.

We’ve introduced T.H.I.N.K into some of our Wild Wacky Wonderful Women workshops, in both realms of personal and professional development and we have a little poster that everyone receives. So I have included it here for you.

You can download your free THINK poster here.

Put it on your fridge at home. Put it on the back of the toilet door. Put it on the wall next to your computer. Give it to your kids. Put it on the wall in the staff room at work. Introduce the concept to your team.

Put it anywhere, that will help support you and others to raise the standard of yours and their thinking, and the standard of how we communicate and relate to others.

It’s like one of those sprays for weeds. That negative thought… you can get rid of it instantly… by using T.H.I.N.K and choosing to think something differently.

I’d love to see your comments and hear what you think hehehehe.

Enjoy the fabulous day ahead.

Sending love to you,

Nat and Sandra Sig_rev

Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Founders

Contact Us Today
How to
Start Thinking Empowering Thoughts
that Build You up and Make You Feel Fantastic. 

It’s as easy as T.H.I.N.K

Get your FREE T.H.I.N.K poster here to pop on your fridge, put up at work, give as a gift or on your desk next to your computer.

It’s A Game Changer For Life!

I’ve been avoiding the vege garden. Partly because I can’t see that it is a vege garden anymore and partly because it’s just so overwhelming. I don’t know where to start.

As I look at this patch of weeds and tangles, I know why I don’t venture in there. Apart from the old pots, snail nibbled paper, the old and rusted but once shiny new shovel laying on the ground, there are slugs, and bugs, spiders and other sneaky creatures slinking around. Goodness knows what else is laying in wait under the tangle of weeds.

Today my Mum came out to visit (I say ‘out’ because I’m on a farm out of town), and as she walked passed the vege garden I saw that look in her eye. Rolling up her sleeves, she declared, ‘Let’s do it!’. I said ‘Wouldn’t you sooner come in and have a cup of tea?’ ‘No! Come on’ she said, ‘We can have it knocked over in less than an hour’

She headed to her car, and much to my surprise, pulled out her gardening gloves, her own little spade, fetched a large floppy sun hat from the back seat AND a tray of perky green seedlings. She obviously had this planned and was on a mission.

My Mum is the supreme optimist.

Six hours later we were done.

I have a vege garden again.

The edges are still a little shabby, but it’s definitely tidier and fit for its purpose. All the rubbish and weeds are gone. And the seedlings are planted in neat little rows, with the beans planted below the climbing wire as they should be. Everything is in it’s place.

When Mum left she took my old shovel and said she’d head to the hardware store to find a new handle and then swing by the nursery and pick up some more seedlings. She was indeed on a mission. The vege garden transformation was underway and according to Mum, ‘almost’ complete. Personally I thought it was done and dusted. Nothing short of a miracle.

In life we can sometimes have certain parts of our life, that are a bit like my vege patch, in need of an overhaul. A good clean out. We’ve let it go a little too long and somehow it has gotten out of control.

In life, especially in times of needed growth and change, we can have the tendency to think that we have to have a massive mental clean out, a massive declutter and clean out in general, in order to find some peace and calm.

Sometimes, the thought of the ‘mental clean out’ itself (what ever that means for you) can be like looking at an out of control vege patch, and it’s all just too hard, so we turn our backs and pretend that it’s all ok.

I don’t necessarily believe that it’s about the ‘big, massive’ change. For some people it definitely is, and for others it’s just a matter of starting somewhere. Anywhere! Beginning! But start we must.

Even a small change is a good change. Then another small change, and another… Before long, you’ve cleaned out that mess, you’ve transformed that area of your life.

I’m a great believer in change begets’ change, I think it was Ghandi who said...

‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’

It’s profound, but true. When you change, things can no longer stay the same around you. Eventually things around you change. Conversations change. Behaviours change. People change. Outlooks and attitudes change. And so on… And eventually your destiny changes too. It’s an interesting universal law in play.

Personally I find the best place to start, when making change… of course… is with myself. What I say! How I behave! What I think! You know those thoughts. The ones that just keep popping up. The ones you’ve got set on ‘auto play’. The ‘I can’t ...’ ‘I am…’ ‘He is… She is… ‘They are… All those fabulously elaborate stories that we make up in our heads. That we assume to be true.

Well, I have a handy tool for you, if you’re like me and sometimes have trouble controlling the weeds in your own thinking. That negative self talk. It’s a great little tool that can help you change those thoughts.

It’s something I came across a while ago, and who would have thought that it was when I was visiting a classroom of Year 3 at a local Primary School. Year 3 is 8 – 9 year olds.

It was a poster on the classroom wall, set amongst, spelling and times tables and some incredibly fabulous pieces of art work that the kids had done. But, there it was, a little poster with colourful letters, and it said T.H.I.N.K.

I thought to myself… ‘T.H.I.N.K ‘that’s interesting! hehehe
One of the kids told me what it meant.
It’s an acronym of course. In the school room it was about speaking and communicating with others. A part of an anti bullying campaign.

But, I thought, for the Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Community, we could take it a lot further than that. If you apply this acronym not only to what you say to others, but also to what you say to your self, and to what you think… it’s a game changer.

So when you’re off on one of your self-inflicting rants… If you pull yourself up and ask yourself these questions, everything changes.

T = Is it True?
Is what I’m thinking true? How do I know?
Is what I’m saying to myself and others true?

H = Is it helpful?
Is what I’m thinking or saying helpful, for me and for others?

I = Is it inspiring?
Is what I’m thinking and saying inspiring and lifting me up?
Is what I’m saying inspiring and encouraging others?

N = Is it Necessary?
Is what I’m thinking and saying actually necessary? (This is a big one!)

K = Is it kind?
Are you being kind to yourself, with what you’re thinking and saying to yourself? Are you being kind when you’re speaking to others?

It reminds me of when I was younger and my Mum’s voice… you’ve probably heard this too... ‘If you haven’t got something nice to say... Don’t say it’

It’s a great acronym isn’t it.

We’ve introduced T.H.I.N.K into some of our Wild Wacky Wonderful Women workshops, in both realms of personal and professional development and we have a little poster that everyone receives. So I have included it here for you.

You can download your free THINK poster here.

Put it on your fridge at home. Put it on the back of the toilet door. Put it on the wall next to your computer. Give it to your kids. Put it on the wall in the staff room at work. Introduce the concept to your team.

Put it anywhere, that will help support you and others to raise the standard of yours and their thinking, and the standard of how we communicate and relate to others.

It’s like one of those sprays for weeds. That negative thought… you can get rid of it instantly… by using T.H.I.N.K and choosing to think something differently.

I’d love to see your comments and hear what you think hehehehe.

Enjoy the fabulous day ahead.

Sending love to you,

Nat and Sandra Sig_rev

Wild Wacky Wonderful Women Founders

Contact Us Today

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Natalie Shepard
Wild Wacky Wonderful Women

1 Comment

  1. Julie Banks on July 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Great article ladies. Have printed numerous THINK posters to utilize 🙂

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