My narrative determines my reality! A Conversation with Catherine Young.

What’s your story? 

If you paused your life today to write your autobiography, what would your story say about the person you were? Would your story be filled with laughter, love, success, friendship, focus, goals, and virtue or would it be filled with sadness, hate, failure, loneliness, procrastination, aimlessness, and iniquity?

Your story is not over and you will write it until the day you die. So who are you in your story? Are you the main character in your own story? The hero, the villain or the innocent victim? Wouldn’t you like to be the hero in your own story? Wouldn’t we all like to be the righteous one? When you play a game, video or otherwise, are you playing to win? The archetypal hero has been the cornerstone of stories long before the internet.

Think of the last time you watched that action-packed superhero movie, did you resonate with the superhero or the villain?  it seems we all want to be some sort of hero in the end. Good prevails in almost every archetypal story since the dawn of time.  A plot twist can happen at any moment. No matter the plot, you can always change your circumstances by making just One Adjustment at a time.

Are you finding yourself hustling hard, spinning your wheels and doing the work but still aren’t seeing results?

Then this episode is for you, friend… it just might be your mindset.

There are two types of people in this world: those who view the glass as half-full, and those who see the glass as half-empty. This phenomenon is called perception, and our perceptions profoundly impact how we experience life.

“Perception moulds, shapes, and influences our experience of our personal reality, “Perception is merely a lens or mindset from which we view people, events, and things.”

If you’re the type that leans more toward the glass-half-empty perspective, don’t worry. Although it does require some work, your perception is something you can change because we choose how we see things. That power is in your hands (er, mind).

It's safe to say that today's podcast guest has plenty of experience on the topic of business. 

Lessons she learnt : 

1. One cannot achieve anything great alone

2. Overnight successes don't exist, but every day is a day closer to one

3. Tenacity gets you anywhere

4. #Keepingonkeepingon is the difference

5. My narrative determines my reality

Catherine Young is a multi-hyphenate with a handful of titles and business ventures. She's an African entrepreneur and has extensive years of professional and executive experience in the areas of Strategic and General Management. Her experience is underpinned by deep engagement and care for people across her twenty-five years in the world of work. Entrepreneur development, including managing and coordinating efforts across SME ecosystems in Africa, as well as working with clients in the space of entrepreneurship development has seen her established as a trusted voice in the African Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Catherine has been in her own consulting business for the last seven years, after a successful career in the corporate world, holding various senior and executive positions in companies such as Deloitte, Chevron and Ariba. 

Thinkroom Consulting was founded by her in 2014. Based in Gauteng, Centurion the company started in South Africa with a vision to provide quality consulting services to large corporations as well as entrepreneurs and their businesses. Over the next coming years, the business grew at a constant pace and started gaining market trust and recognition in the small business world over Africa.   The business is known for understanding big business, but also understanding small business. Thinkroom is passionate about helping businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and develop

My quote for this episode is 

 "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." 
- Mark Twain, 

For those of you who have been around the block with me, you know how much Catherine & the Team at Grindstone has influenced our business called the DiggerApp and I can’t wait to share her incredible knowledge & big heart with you.

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Let’s believe against all odds and relentlessly pursue our dreams and ideas.

Let’s seek to restore wonder back into our lives.

Let’s fan into flame our gifts and skills and learn from each other. 

Let’s dare to move mountains, disrupt culture with impact, and live a life of significance where our purpose equals people.

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