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Barbara Smiles

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My name is Barbara Smiles and my passion in life is personal development.

I love reading, listening and watching articles, books and movies which really make me think about the bigger picture and inspire me.

In the late nineties I started asking myself the soul searching questions that I'm sure most of us do at some point in our lives, such as;

Why am I here?

Is there a purpose for me being here?

Or is this all there is to it?

I just wanted to understand - I wanted there to be a purpose!

A started studying the various techniques for personal development such as; NLP, Clinical Hypnotherapy, TFT & EFT.

I figured that if there was a purpose for me being here, then I would have to overcome my own weaknesses / limitations in order to be prepared for the challenge - or at least that's what I was thinking.

After that I started studying some of the personal development gurus, people who had achieved amazing things from seemingly humble beginnings. People like;

Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Bob Proctor, Brian Tracy to name but a few. I even attended a seminar with Wayne Dyer in London a few years ago. I was mesmerised.

Were they just lucky, were they special, were they different from the rest of us mere mortals?

Where do they get their drive, their passion, their committment to what they do?

So I studied more about them to try to understand.

It turns out (by their own admission also) that they are NO different to you or I. They have just each found their own PURPOSE - and that purpose is what drives them and fills them with passion every day.

So I made the deision that I too was going to live my life with purpose and passion - and so here we are!

What about you - have you found your reason for being?

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