GUEST BLOGGER Bec on facing graduation with strength and purpose

Rebecca is one of CGM's inspiring life coaches. If you've ever attended one of our events, you would have probably met her during the pose class. Her positive and passionate approach to life is infectious and she has changed numerous lives on the CGM international tour. This week we asked Bec to share an insight into one of life's most challenging times: leaving school.

Bec (left) at the 2017 National Final Qualifier event.

Are you finishing school soon?

There's no doubt that graduation is a MASSIVE milestone and achievement. I can remember approaching this time being incredibly excited (but also terrified). There is nothing quite like knowing that something you have been doing for the last 12 years is going to come to an abrupt stop. I want to share a bit about my own story with you and hopefully show you that graduating and finding your own pathway doesn't need to be a stressful experience.

Firstly, when I was approaching graduation I know that I didn't feel prepared. I was scared and thought that I needed to have an exact life plan to be successful and to pursue my dreams. This was definitely not the case! Throughout my final months of school I applied for 3 different universities to follow my passion of event management. In the end, I was accepted into the Griffith Business School on the Gold Coast to complete a Bachelor of Event and Marketing. It all happened really quickly after that. All of a sudden I was moving to the Gold Coast and starting a new life away from my comfort zone. To be honest, I was freaking out!

I remember thinking, 'is this what I’m going to be doing for my life?'. I didn’t feel ready for a big move like this all by myself and I really needed to pull myself together to get the most out of this next big step in my life. So, how did I do it? This may not be the answer you're expecting... but I read! In particular, the two books I have listed below were incredibly influential in guiding my pathway to a now happy and successful life.

The power of now - Eckhart Tolle
People tend to dwell more on negative things than on positive things. So the mind then becomes obsessed with negative things, with judgments, guilt and anxiety produced by thoughts about the future and so on.
Eckhart Tolle shares his approach to life and living in the moment in this amazing book. His quotes and ideas really helped to make me realise that I do have to try my hardest in whatever I do; however, I can't let myself lose sight of dreams through anxiety and negative thoughts.

Try this: I want all of you reading this right now to stop and take a deep breath and to focus on something that you are really grateful for. It could be as simple as I am grateful for the sunshine coming in through my window. In my opinion the more you visualise yourself happy in the present moment, the better your outlook will become and you will start to feel a wave of positivity! Sometimes when we are feeling lost, having a quiet moment of visualisation and gratefulness can help to ease the confusion or stress.

Focusing on the present moment is great; however, I know as humans we tend to compare ourselves to others and then start to feel not good enough. We all have different qualities that really stand out and we are all on a different pathway, experiencing life completely uniquely. Please be patient with your life at this point in time. Don’t let the future intimidate you or let others make you feel inferior. Embrace the journey and appreciate every moment for what it's worth.

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.”

The secret really steps out that what you put out into the universe is what you receive. At the time when I read this book I didn’t quite believe what it was telling me. However, little did I know that in the future - time after time - what I would put out into the universe I would always get back. A great example of this in my own life is my experience with getting the job with CGM. In the lead up to landing the position, I put out into the world (through meditation) that I want a job that I love where I can help people or the environment and one that I can travel with. 2 months later I had an interview with Katie and got the job with Country Girl!


So I just want all of you to know that if you are freaking out about your next steps: you really need to take time to regroup, relax, and stress less! Focus on the now and live in every moment. I truly believe that what we put out into the world comes back around to us in one way or another. Remain focused, calm, and positive and in the end, good things will come to you – sometimes in ways you won't expect.

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