Make that thought a reality

Make that thought a reality

Comparison envy can really mess you up. You look at other people’s lives and think ‘wow I wish my life was like theirs’ but the harsh reality is they are probably thinking the same of someone else.

We live in this world where the grass is always greener somewhere else. We have unlimited opportunities to be whoever we want to be and do whatever we want to do but it is really just taking the chance.
Recently, I was at the rehearsals for TEDx Stanley Park, where these speakers just did it. They just did something even though it didn’t make sense. It seems when they took that action that they wanted to without comparison to others, they weren’t in a place of fear but they were just confident that they needed to take action.

For me, it really started with reading their bios. Each of them had one thought that changed the trajectory of their life. Just one thought. I started pondering  – Is it really that easy?

They had the thought and then they took action. They did something massive but they had made a decision that they were going to do something with the thought that they had.  They didn’t compare themselves or think what will others think (well, maybe at moments these thoughts slipped in but they kept going).

A thought, an action which led them to a momentum to a new way of life for them.

One of the things I noticed they didn’t compare. They just did what felt right for them!

These speakers have a wisdom of knowledge that isn’t really any different that resides within any one of us but the only difference is that they did something about it.

A few of the speakers I am looking forward to hearing speak about their thought and action:

Karn Manhas Photo credit: TedX Stanley Park

Karn Manhas Photo credit: TedX Stanley Park

Topic: Don’t let the bedbugs bite – Using Mind, Body and Nature to Stop Bed Bugs from Biting Below the Belt

Bed bugs can infest our beds but also our psyche. They’ve settled our places of rest since medieval times, and have been expanding their empires in recent decades. What started as an argument on the difficulty of controlling bed bugs has led Karn to a revolution in protecting against bugs naturally. After hearing Karn, you’ll see bed bugs differently, and feel the itch to bug-proof yourself in new ways.

Who is Karn: Karn Manhas is an enabler who loves big ideas. He is Founder/CEO of Terramera, a global leader in developing high-performance bio/organic replacements for chemical pesticides in public health and agriculture. Karn studied Biology and Biotechnology from McGill University before obtaining a degree in Law from UBC. At 24, he was elected the youngest MLA in BC, and in 2012 was named one of Business in Vancouver’s top Forty Under 40.

Photo Credit: TedX Stanley Park

Iman Aghay Photo Credit: TedX Stanley Park

Topic: Deathbed Lessons – 3 questions that lead to living a regret-free life

9 out of 10 people on their deathbed regret their lives. This number is much lower among the people who survived their deathbed. As a person who has survived his deathbed not once but twice, Iman sees every single day of his life as a gift. In this talk he will share with you the stories how being on deathbed changes your view of this world.

Who is Iman: Iman is a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and a mentor to entrepreneurs who want to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives.

Sita Sahasrabudhe  Photo credit: TedX Stanley Park

Sita Sahasrabudhe Photo credit: TedX Stanley Park

Topic: Are you REALLY ill? – People with a chronic illness are misunderstood and stigmatized

Sita’s talk empowers you to be a person who can make a difference in the lives of people with chronic illnesses. She also talks about how this empowerment can make a change in how people who are chronically ill view themselves, and how they view themselves as part of society.

Who is Sita: Sita Sahasrabudhe was born in Canada, and attended university at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, where she obtained her Social Work degree. She is now a Registered Social Worker. In addition to her volunteer disability advocacy work, Sita hopes to go back to school for Addictions counseling. She attributes much of her success so far to her determination and inner self-motivation.

Join them and the other amazing speakers on May 28th at Queen Elizabeth Theatre to see what they did, what was their thought was and what their actions were. Maybe it will lead to your thought too and give you the push you need to take action.

For tickets and more info, please visit tedxstanleypark.com and use “Manpreet” for $20 off.

Life happens for us

Deep thoughts by Manpreet
It has been a whirlwind life in a the past few years as everything has turned upside down and inside out including myself. I changed as a person where I brought back aspects of how I was as a child, became more aware of what aspects of my personality weren’t working for me and how I could change them.
Relationships changed. Someone people came into my life and some people moved to different circles. Lost some beautiful souls and gained others.
Financially life changed. Became innovative with how income was generated and the Focus shifted from money to how can I contribute and sometimes I would falter and focus on money. Then I would be in scarcity so I moved back to contribution.
I used the opportunity of social media to shift how people viewed death and grieving. I learned a lot from others.
I felt like an imposter and fraud at times but then would be reminded by amazing clients of how I impacted their lives for the better just through coaching or a seminar or a resource.
What I learned from all this is trust, have faith and do things even if they don’t make sense. If you feel called to something do it and if you don’t feel called ask yourself is it resistance or is it not for me.
I embodied the energy that life happens for us and it really does. Each person we meet and each situation we create are all happening for us.
I felt the need to share that what life looks like to others is maybe not what is happening for the other person or not how they perceive their life. Sometimes we just need to acknowledge in that moment that the person is reaching out in someway for their happiness or a teaching moment or maybe it’s validation or acceptance in some way.
Many times what we teach is what we don’t do ourselves but that doesn’t make us any less of expert. It just shows us that we need to focus on ourselves first then others so you can lead by example.
I have been coaching for over 6 years and it has been such a push pull relationship – a pattern very common in my life. I love it and hate it but it wasn’t until earlier this year when the realization came that if I let go of the struggle then I really can be happy. When we are meant to do something we may resist it as we have preconceived notions of where life was supposed to take us. I didn’t realize I knew how to help businesses with how to do marketing strategy as well as human resources until this year even though for years I have been overseeing and developing marketing strategies.
It wasn’t until a few months ago I realized I built a consulting firm focusing on coaching, leadership, human resources, marketing and events. I built it without even knowing it. I had registered the name Manpreet Dhillon Consulting Group but didn’t know what it meant at that time. My vision was different and now it has grown to serve pan-cultural individuals to be successful business owners and have amazing careers while helping businesses grow through HR and marketing services especially focusing on diversity, community and engagement. Now I will be serving more professional women who are in transitions in their careers through job services, mentoring, networking and other programs while balancing family and cultural obligations and their individual desires.
As a business coach, I would cringe as the plans and growth were changing too often but I see that how I grow my business grows.
So in summary, follow your heart, grow as an individual so you can help others grow and let life happen for you.