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Join iKiFit founder, Kim Macrae for inspirational and thought provoking topics around all things, education, life choices, self empowerment and assessment - set to challenge us all to be the best version of ourselves - Every Single Day in lots of little ways!
(Click below to hear iKi Crews Every Single Day excerpt, full version for sale on iTunes).

Qualified Life Coach and Fulltime working mother of 3 - Amy takes you on a journey of how iKi SRL has empowered her through the most challenging times of raising 3 children and remaining a model of what it means to be happy, healthy, strong.

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Every Single Day in So Many Ways - We Can Get Better!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Welcome to our blog "An iKi Kind of Life" which is based on the theme song "Every Single Day". Read the lyrics below and click here to listen to an excerpt. 

 
EVERY SINGLE DAY (Lyrics) 
 
Every single day, in so many ways we can get better.
Every single day, in so many ways we can get better.

Communicate, delegate, educate, learn to relate
Dedicate, investigate, clean your plate, don’t be late,
Desegregate, invigorate, tell it straight, close the gate
Alliterate, make it great, stop the hate, help your mate

Chorus
Every single day, in so many ways we can get better.
Every single day, in so many ways we can get better.

Idealise, visualise, prioritise and compromise
Secularise, democratise, don’t moralise, learn to be wise
Eat for size, exercise, stoke your fires, reach the skies
Eulogise, characterise, laugh at liars, greet the sunrise

Chorus      Solo      Breakdown

Play football, stand up real tall, take the fall, try it all
Fix your mess, add something fresh, tone your flesh, start afresh
Activate don’t procrastinate, isolate or be a deadweight
Don’t look skin-deep, you’ll miss a heap, take a leap, land on your feet!

Localise, energise, economise, enough’s enoughise
Take the test, reach the crest, don’t distress, do your best
Validate, elucidate, meditate and make it great
Chop chop wood and carry water, live your life the way you aughta
 

About Every Single Day.

This song encapsulates one of the core beliefs at iKi : - that the key to living productive and rewarding lives is in choosing behaviours that lead to positive, life affirming outcomes for our families, our communities and ourselves.

Each week we release a blog based around one of the words in the song – musings on an idea or an activity that can help brighten our own lives and the lives of those around us.

 

Through all of history, parents have shared the common goal for their children to have happier, healthier, more productive lives than they did.

We all know there are challenges to that desire, but at iKi we believe there are many practical ways we can strive to keep the dream alive.

Read on, and we hope you will agree that “Every single day in so many ways we can be better” It’s a matter of attitude, practise and action.

  1. Communicate.

 

No matter how old we are, there are some things we remember clearly from our younger years, while others are a blur.

One occasion I remember clearly was sitting in a potato paddock having a break and discussing the world with a couple of mates. We were about 14 years old at the time. I recall we agreed that the world would be a much better place “if we could just communicate”.

But even in our early teens – when we knew we knew so much - we understood that was no simple thing. There are so MANY things to disagree about - with 40 different words for snow, 600 models of cars, multiple life choices, not to even begin to mention politics and religion. We were the same age and gender, from the same small town, with similar interests, speaking the same language - and we still disagreed on lots of things.

We agreed there was ample room for misunderstandings to arise in the real world. Remember, this was before smart phones, thousands of TV channels and the myriad other new distractions demanding our attention, our opinion, our time and money. The risk of being misunderstood, misheard or mistaken is so vast it’s a wonder we agree on anything.


So, with this in mind, this week (and all weeks hereafter) take extra care when communicating. Let’s be clearer when we text. Follow up emails with a call to be sure it’s understood. When interacting face to face, be mindful of our body language and our tone of voice, Take time to listen to the other persons’ point of view.

 

Take a little more care and save a mess of stress by making sure we’re on the same page. After all, we’re all in the same story.

Clear communication is easier when we are healthy and relaxed-- so make some time to energise yourself. Do an energiser now. Take a quick walk around, do a stretch. Go outside and breathe. Your head will be clearer and you’ll see a brighter world. One where we understand each other better, because we take care to communicate more clearly.

 

How do we teach our students, our own children to this valuable life lesson? iKi SRL helps us communicate clearly. The Rulz make it so much easier for us to understand and agree on what is appropriate behaviour and fair consequences in all contexts. Contact us and learn how easy it is implement in your home or classroom today.

 


Communicate - Talk about it!

Monday, May 08, 2017
When people you love are feeling down, they often just need an opportunity to talk about it. Try asking these two questions over dinner with your family:
  • What was the best thing that happened to you today?
  • If you could, what would you like to change about today?
 
This way, you might find out about an issue like playground bullying before it gets out of control and you’ll learn more about what the ones you love are doing and what makes them happy or sad.

There is an interesting study on the importance of eating dinner as a family - head on over to An iKi Kind of Life with Amy to read more