"Life is about making a difference and leaving the world a better place than we found it"
Gavin is an author, speaker and entrepreneur, dedicated to helping others and making a positive impact on the world around him.
I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL CAPABLE OF CREATING THE LIFE WE WANT AND DESERVE.
When the universe speaks, I choose to listen...
Have you ever found yourself caught up in the drama and chaos of other people's lives? Do you ever feel like you're constantly judging others and forming opinions without really knowing the truth? If so, I want you to know that you're not alone. I used to be just like you.
It wasn't until I had an epiphany during my recovery from surgery that I realized how much peripheral nonsense I had allowed to consume my life. That's when I decided to write a book about noticing and started teaching others the art of noticing to help them cultivate self-resilience.
Through my own journey of self-discovery, I learned that the most important lesson in cultivating self-resilience is the power of self-awareness. I teach my students to explore four fundamental principles that embody how to be congruent in all aspects of their lives.
I LEARNT THAT IT'S OK TO BE VULNERABLE.
Friends, let me tell you about a time in my life when vulnerability wasn't just important, it was essential. It was a time when I felt like life had lost all meaning, a time when I hit rock bottom. I'm talking about my divorce after 32 years of marriage. It was an event that impacted me in so many ways, not just emotionally, but mentally and spiritually as well.
For a while there, I felt like I had lost all sense of purpose. I had a mental health breakdown and I just couldn't see a way forward. But then something clicked inside me. I realized that I was responsible for putting myself in that hole, and I was responsible for letting my ego run me. It was a tough pill to swallow, but I had to face the cold, hard truth and own my shit.
And let me tell you, that was the moment when vulnerability became my superpower. I stopped trying to be the perfect, invincible man and started to embrace my flaws and weaknesses. I opened up to my loved ones about what I was going through, and I reached out for help when I needed it. It wasn't easy, but it was the best decision I ever made.
I STARTED TO PRACTICE THE ART OF NOTICING.
I remember the moment when I first realized the power of noticing. It was during my recovery from surgery, a time when I was feeling particularly vulnerable and introspective. As I lay in bed, I began to notice the peripheral nonsense that had been cluttering my life. I realized that I had been attaching myself to the world of others, judging and comparing myself to them, and it was holding me back.
That night, I was called to write a book about noticing, and that's exactly what I did. As I began to explore this topic further, I discovered that the art of noticing had the power to cultivate self-resilience, a quality that I believe is essential for living a fulfilling life.
Through my own experiences and those of my students, I have come to see that noticing is about more than just observing the world around us. It's about being present, without judgment or attachment, and allowing ourselves to be fully engaged in the moment. It's about noticing the stories we tell ourselves and being aware of the impact they have on our lives.
For me, the art of noticing has been transformative. It has allowed me to let go of the things that no longer serve me and to focus on what truly matters. It has given me the tools to cultivate self-awareness and to be congruent in all aspects of my life.
I believe that everyone can benefit from the art of noticing, and I am passionate about sharing this message with the world. By learning to notice without judgment, we can cultivate a sense of peace and authenticity that allows us to connect more deeply with ourselves and with others. It's a simple yet powerful practice that has the potential to change lives, and I feel privileged to be able to share it with others.
IT'S UP TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF US.
Just imagine a world where people let go of judging and begin to notice more. A world where people are less attached to the stories of others, and allow them to be who they are without trying to convert them with their own conditioning and beliefs. The impact of this would be incredible: world peace, a more harmonious community, and a connection of the human race.
So, my challenge to you is this: start with today. Focus on feeling good in this moment. Even when things may not feel that great, learn to ask yourself, "What can I do now to make myself feel good?" And if you're struggling, find a mentor or a buddy that you can trust to keep you accountable. You don't have to set long-term goals, just focus on being your best self in this moment.
DON'T WASTE A SINGLE SECOND.
Seconds in a Day.
Minutes in a Year.
Hours in the average lifetime.