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Weekend Inspiration – Regina Hartley

This might seem an unusal topic for my weekend inspiration posts, but I’m sure there are those of you out there who know that either you, or your kids, have had a tougher time, growing up, than many. I believe every parent hopes their child will have a better life than they had, and that they try to give their kids everything necessary to set them on the road to success. It’s just that life gets in the way, and things can go wrong – when they do it can be easy to think that your life, or your child’s life, isn’t going to be the perfect and happy success story you hoped for. Regina Hartley blasts that myth out of the water – she tells her own story and makes the case for ‘the scrapper’ – the person who overcomes the obstacles to make a success of themselves despite the odds.

The take away I want to give you from this is that it is resilience and determination that can make the difference between success and failure. Exam results don’t predict success, they only show ability in an academic arena.

I hope you enjoy it – leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

http://www.gloriousvoicecoaching.com

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Weekend Inspiration – Thomas Suarez

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘The person who says it can’t be done should get out of the way of the person doing it’?

We should all be inspired by this youngster:

I say we should all be inspired because it’s not just the child here who has great vision to DO something, it is the parents who have raised a child without barriers that say ‘success is not for you.’

We ALL have dreams and ideas – we ALL have things we can do, yet how many of us have that indefineable quality that gets them DONE? Where does it come from, and at what point in life is it nurtured or sadly, snuffed out by parents, teachers or peers?

As someone who was bullied badly at school, I know how hard confidence is to re-build, but at what point did it first get chipped away at so badly that the bullying that started in junior school continued all the way up to my last couple of years of senior school? What was the determining factor that created that pattern? (It’s a long story, but I recall being moved FROM a class where I was being bullied, rather than the perpetrator being moved – I think that set a pattern that I believed would lose out if I made a fuss).

Discovering voice coaching was, for me, the way I overcame that. You can read my story here: Click!

So, remember that your child and you have a path in life – when parents raise children who are bold, brave and focussed it’s because of qualities they themselves have, and have passed on to their child (or a concerted effort not to repeat the mistakes of earlier generations). Teachers and peers also play a vital role in that. Don’t think that Thomas Suarez is unique – he’s blessed for sure, but he’s not unique. Your child can also be a success!

I hope you enjoyed the video!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

http://www.gloriousvoicecoaching.com

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Weekend Inspiration – Sir Ken Robinson

This video is so entertaining and yet also very inspiring – Sir Ken Robinson talks about how important creativity is and how schools may be destroying this trait.

I hope you enjoy it, and that it makes you think about how you can encourage creativity. I wish I’d had a teacher like Sir Ken Robinson when I was at school.

Let me know what you think!

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach

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Weekend Inspiration – Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

This video is really great – I won’t spoil it for you, just watch it. It will change your mind about what the word ‘limitations’ means in the context of what other people say about you or your child.

The brain is amazing, the will of an individual makes it even more amazing, and the brain, the will and encouragement might mean so much more to so many today who are told to accept ‘limitations’ which might not be limits at all.

I hope you enjoy it – please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Best wishes

Lis Goodwin, your voice coach