My personal note: THANK YOU :-)

Hello to one & all :)

2013 has drawn to a close and another amazing and joyful year to look forward to will begin. :)

What about 2013?

What did we achieve in 2013?

Before DREAMING BIG for 2014, I believe that we have to look back to 2013 to celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes to be better equipped for a optimistic and happy 2014.

Celebrate yr success

Celebrating our success is something most people are not good at, instead people happily share their failures, as if they are afraid that people will think they’re crazy for being successful.

Just remember like most things in life, success goes in cycles. :)

Many people ask: ‘How long does it take to become successful quickly?

Sir Sugar once said: ‘It takes 10 years to get rich quickly…you need to both learn how to do it and then ride at least one cycle…Are you ready for the next cycle?...

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It’s true there is no overnight get rich quick formula, our success is based on determination, perseverance, positivity, consistency, tenacity, passion and hard work just to mention a few. :)

Take the time to list on a notebook your accomplishments, I am sure, like me, that you will be surprised of many goals you have achieved in 2013, and whatever you have achieved in 2013, tiny or huge, give yourself a pat on the back and a standing ovation! WELL DONE! :)

 well done

What did we set out to achieve in 2013 that we haven’t achieved YET?

List what you still have to achieve. You need to write them down and acknowledge them but remember to focus on the word YET, because you can still achieve goals, if you really wish to. :)

What is the difference that makes the difference to your answers above?

What are your PERSONAL rules for success?

Jot them down and once you have listed them, stick to them, then you know what you need to do accomplish your goals for 2014. :)

Whilst doing this exercise with my coach, he introduced me to a new formula called ‘Physical creation‘. Everything is created twice: firstly, in our mind and secondly in physical form.

This is the formula:

Physical creation: FUNC (Energy, Clarity & Time)

These are the four obtainable results:

↑ Energy ↑ Clarity ↓ Time to create what you wish

↓ Energy ↓ Clarity ↑ Time to create what you wish

↓ Energy ↑ Clarity ↑ Time to create what you wish

↑ Energy ↓ Clarity ↑ Time to create what you wish

The time involved to accomplish your goal on the last three results depends on how long you will take to align your energy and clarity on what you wish to achieve.  Remember that time is our most precious commodity and time lost cannot be regained!

time lost cannot be regained

I guess if you are like me, you need a little more explanation :)

Physical creation is the function of energy, clarity and time.

When you have energy and clarity about what you wish to accomplish, you employ less time to achieve it. I invite you to test this theory by thinking about a past accomplished goal. Before obtaining it, you had energy and clarity about what you wished to achieve. How long did it take you?

Then think of a time when you had energy but no clarity or clarity but no energy about what you wished to accomplish. You would have spent a considerable amount of time in obtaining your goal. Only when your energy and your clarity were aligned with what you wished to achieve did you finally reach your goal. I also invite you to test this theory by thinking about a past goal when you had neither energy nor clarity. How long did it take you to achieve it?

Now that we have understood the ‘Physical creation’ formula, we have celebrated our successes of 2013 and discovered our personal success formula to achieve our goals, :) we might ask these questions: 

How are you going to approach this coming year 2014?

Are your goals set?

Are your plans in place?

Are you committed to seeing them through to the end?


It’s irresponsible to start 2014 unfocused, unprepared, and uncommitted.

Yet, that is going to be the reality for far too many people. Ensure that it’s not going to be that way for you.

Be mindful, a big challenging goal has limited value if it’s not achieved, and expecting to get better results in the New Year from the same old behaviour will only succeed in perpetuating your current situation. It will NOT get you to another level of performance.

Great companies, lives, and families are built around superior execution skills. The better you execute, the better you perform, and the bigger the challenges you can take on. It’s that simple.:)

If your 2014 plans include achieving some BIG GOALS, then you must decide that what you want is bigger and far more important than any fear which prevents you from achieving it.

let yoru dreams be bigger than yiur fears

Fear is never a reason for not starting or quitting. It’s only an excuse for those unwilling to face their doubts, insecurities, and mental demons.

Therefore, your first duty in rising to meet the demands of a challenging goal is to conquer the fear and the mental resistance it brings along with it.

Before 2014 begins, you must shine a flashlight on your character and inspect yourself for will, courage and grit. You will need these to achieve your goals.

You must decide right NOW, that you are going to put fear behind you, that you are going to stare it down, and walk straight through it, advancing toward the goals you want with confidence, conviction, and certainty.:)

action will

Perseverance is ultimately a physical, emotional, and spiritual demonstration of how badly you want to succeed.:)

As it should be, it’s constantly fueled by a heart-pounding, ego-bashing, soul-searching test of your limits. :)

So let them see you sweat, as YOU express your greatness not by the acts you perform, not by the goals you achieve, but by the gritty perseverance that made those acts possible.

If you passionately believe that you are up to the challenge and committed to seeing your goals achieved in 2014, it is your right and responsibility to cultivate an unbeatable mindset and persevere until the end. :)

Some of the two most powerful words in English are ‘LET US’, it’s about collective success. It is how we are going to become more successful by inspiring each other to succeed.:)

everything in life up

LET US make 2014 our best year yet! :)

2014 best year yet

Before you make your goals for 2014, watch this INCREDIBLE MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO.

Even though, 2013 has been a very tough year for me, the toughest one so far, I can only describe it as a rapid roller coaster of emotions and pain accompanied with a lot of success but even more failures and plagued with health issues where along the way, I met some remarkable people but lost a few too, one of whom sculpted and affected my life with his priceless lessons. I will never forget you and your lessons. :)

However, the highlights of 2013 have been immeasurable such as running my Marathon, my Health & Fitness qualifications, writing this blog thanks to all your feedback, notes, comments, emails, suggestions to incentivise me to write every month and travelling to four different continents for my book launch ‘The Book on Success’ winning two Author awards ‘The Winning Mindset Award’ & ‘The Success Steward Award’. I visited some wonderful places, embarked in new challenging adventures, discovered  and appreciated new cultures and histories, tasted so many different dishes and learnt many useful skills but the cherry on the cake was meeting all the amazing talented individuals along the way and the happy and unforgettable moments, laughs, jokes and smiles we shared.:):)


I never could have accomplished those things without being ready to make mistakes, ruffle some feathers, or ‘falling’. I can assure you, day after day, I have experienced countless failures but I have employed them as springboards to strengthen my character and achieve my ultimate goals because I never gave up. As Mandela wisely said:

mandela great leaders

 So, I ask you:

 What fall did you experience this year?

 Ensure you learn from it while celebrating your SUCCESS! :)

I want to conclude this year by thanking every single person that has accompanied me on my journey because I would not be who I am today and my life would not have been so enriched as it is now. It does not matter if it has been a short or long part of my journey, what matters is that you have been part of it and you have taught me some life priceless lessons that I will never forget. :)

TO YOU, all my dear friends, family, coaches, mentors, trainers, readers, mentees, business partners, colleagues and acquaintances…to every single person that has touched and enriched my life, especially my dear, amazing and phenomenal Bro with his very wise motto and post blog ‘Health before Wealth‘, this article is a tribute and a dedication to YOU:):):)

VIV 2013

‘Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way!’ – Viv

Thank you, to all of you, with all my heart for being part of my life! :)


Double Winner Awards Author of ‘The book on Success

26 comments on “My personal note: THANK YOU :-)

    • Thanks George for your comment. If you think about everyone is potentially part of everybody’s life as you never know how you are going to impact other people. Even a smile when you walk can have a tremendous positive impact in others. So keep smiling 🙂

    • Thanks Marion, really appreciate your note. Gratitude and humility are part of human qualities and they are not weaknesses, actually they show how strong people are. Wish you all the best 🙂

  1. Viv, what a post…Once someone meet you, they can’t forget you with your beautiful positivity, your lovely smile and your contagious laugh. I would love to meet you, how can it be possible?

    • Thanks Kelly, much appreciated 🙂 It will be a pleasure to meet you too. Just contact me through my about so we can arrange it. All the best and look forward to meeting you 🙂

  2. Viv, you are a very special friend…Thank you for being part of my life, you can’t imagine how many changes you lead me to take with amazing results.

    • Thanks NK, you are too. Remember that even if I did motivate you to make changes, you have the full credit to take action and plenty of it…So, give yourself a pat in your back as you fully deserve it 🙂 Well Done 🙂

    • Thanks Darren for your note. It’s important to keep things real as nobody that I know is a superhuman. All of us make mistakes but these very ones are those who make us succeed…So the lesson here is ‘when the tough gets tougher, keep going.’ – Churchill
      Wish you all the best 🙂

  3. Starting the new year with this thank you blog is fantastic. Thank you, Viv to WOW your readers as always. You’re a gift of life.

    • Thanks Corienne, I really appreciate it. It’s a pleasure to share and thank my readers and friends for the enrichment in my life. Look forward to hearing about your successes 🙂

  4. Viv, thank you for taking the time to make us reflect on the positive of a full year in order to use it to create our own personal success formula. This is fab!

    • Thanks Agata for your note. I am pleased that you found it so useful and I am sure that once you have your own personal success formula, you will achieve even more. Look forward to hearing about your achievements 🙂

  5. Great post, Viv. It was rich of information, I was particularly interested in the formula for the physical creation, any chance you could expand on it?

    • Thanks Christine for your comment.
      The physical creation concept and formula is not one easy to grasp, in fact, it took me a while before hitting home. However, in brief, it’s all about creating through energy backed up by clarity and the relationship between them. If they have positive relationship – you have both energy and clarity of your goals – then the time involved in the process will be minimum. Instead, if energy and clarity have a negative relationship – no energy and no clarity – or no relationship at all – no energy but clarity or energy but no clarity – then the time involved will depends on how long you take to align your energy and clarity alongside your desired goals.
      Simple put where is energy there is action so to take action you will need energy and to channel your action towards achieving your goals you need clarity.
      I hope it helps, please feel free to contact me in case of further questions, I am always happy to help 🙂

    • Thanks Sophie for your comment, really appreciate it 🙂 Leave me a message on my about and we can arrange it 🙂 Look forward to meeting you 🙂

  6. Awesome Post! Wrote down all your questions and answered them each truthfully in turn, really got me revved up for the year ahead. Thanks! 🙂 And just wanted to say that I love your blog, started following it earlier in 2013. Really good stuff, Thanks for all the motivation. 🙂

    • Thanks Lourens for your kind words.

      Your comments are what makes me write and inspire more. So a big THANK YOU for reading my blog and a very well done for taking the time to plan your future.

      ‘Fail to plan and plan to fail’ – B. Franklin

      I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing about your 2014 successes. 🙂

  7. Staggering article, Viv. It’s been a while that I have come across a such inspiring and sobering reading! You sound a very genuine and loyal person, your friends must be very fortunate, they have struck gold with you.

    • Thanks Joanna for your nice comment. It’s a pleasure to inspire people to take action to better themselves so if you have done so, I am very pleased 🙂 Wish you all the best and look forward to hearing about your successes 🙂

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