01 Jan

My word for this year is commitment. What’s yours?   


Reflection is a great thing to do at the end of a year and I’m sure most of you started to reflect if not before Christmas than certainly after…some of you may have even reflected at mid-night and shouted some new wishes for the New Year.  Myself I reflected on 2017 and took a deep breath as it was definitely a year of many beginnings… I wrote a book and have Hachette a global publisher publishing with release date 28.5.18… that was big …I started delivering workshops in Sydney and Brisbane, Singapore and India. I became a national leader of a tribe of upcoming speakers through Speakers Institute. I received my CSP an international recognition for Certified Professional Speakers. I upgraded my diploma of leadership management and business degree.

I spoke in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, china, India in 2017 with 6 months overseas training and development. I have my MBA wrap around soft skills being delivered internationally. My company won two international awards for training in 2017.  We ran 8 courses for 150 disadvantaged people in Australia to give them tools to create a mindset for what they want to see happen in their future. The results show of 85% of particpants are now in the workforce and 8% gone on to further education.  We fundraised for a village in Africa that has been left high and dry, literally – all women, teenagers and children – no men. I felt strongly nothing will change if nothing changes, so I have written a curriculum for leaders from Watoto to go and add value to the teenage girls and deliver care packs to help them stay in school. This includes a educational programme for teenage boys to break this cycle and to stop inadvertently killing women through disease and poverty. There are 4 other villages just like this…as Mother Theresa said  – if you can’t feed 100, feed 1 so we are starting here and teaching them how to sew and sow seeds, to earn a living, to support themselves, to buy food for their families and feel self-worth. With proceeds from the book sales I will provide the same care for the other villages.

Understanding the value each of us has is incredible …you cannot be replaced on this planet and neither can the person beside you or the person beside them.

I understand this and the impact one person can have on the lives of many.  We all have this same power.

My word for 2017 was Purpose, which I believe we have lived into, as a team, as a family.  This year’s word follows on from this and my word for 2018 is Commitment.

Going into 2018, I am committing to the poorest people in the world to help them fish, and share mindset tools of value, self-worth and business skills to support themselves. I am committing to the biggest companies in the world and in the education sector to help them thrive, be adaptable and understand behaviours to grow their business in all areas. I commit to our young people and the disadvantaged to keep giving them  free access to growth mindset materials, I commit to family as I continue to develop and lead the way as a mother, friend, wife and I commit to God to share love, joy and kindness in the world.  I commit to me to stay eating healthily, grounding and long walks in nature.

Commitment is a very big challenge and I do this through goal setting so to make a difference each Monday  I pull out my book of goals I read them ..i ask “ how am I going?  Am I on track to do what I need to do this week …Is this the goal I want to see happen in the world?

To make a difference I wish you luck – Labour Under Correct Knowledge for 2018.

Work SMARTER for what you want to happen

…commit to it…see it happening and how you will feel once you achieve it. Make a difference today  – this Monday…1st of Jan 2018…


About Catherine Molloy
Catherine Molloy is an International Keynote Speaker & Communication Expert / Author of the Million Dollar Handshake / Owner of Auspac Business Advantage Pty Ltd. / Winner of Stevie Awards for Leadership and Sales / Asia Pacific Stevie Awards for the Conscious Connection Framework / Awarded the Australian Institute of Management Excellence Awards for owner, Manager of the Year, and has over 25 years expertise in the delivery of education training in the field of Body Language, Leadership, Sales, Service and Communication training.

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