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Make Your Life An Autobiography Worth Reading; Sam Thiara

October 6, 2022

Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a speaker, storyteller, writer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, problem solver, and community activator. His goal is to help individuals realize their greatness. Presently, he teaches at the Beedie School of business and is also the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting. He has become an expert in career coaching with over 5,000 conversations and is an engaging conference speaker. He has authored two books and shared them at two different TEDx conferences. Sam Thiara's tagline is, “Everyone’s life is an autobiography … make yours worth reading”.

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Effect on Emotions

  • There are a lot of challenges that I do face. My life is not rainbows and cotton candy clouds and worlds. But what I realized, and the way I looked at it is, I cannot control what happens around me. But I can control how I'm going to react to the situation.
  • I take control of how I'm going to react, as opposed to letting the people or situation dictate it. So I think that's the way that I focus on it is because I'm behind the driver's seat with the help of the steering wheel, I'm going to actually get where I need to go, but not let anxiety overtake it. I'm going to be grounded through the process.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is really important because I think what happens is the fact that I think we breathe because that's just what we naturally do. But when it's purposeful deep breaths, and you're listening to yourself, when you're breathing, it just calms and slows things down. Autobiography
  • You're able to actually undertake it. I think when we have anxiety, our breath, our breathing, just speeds up and our heart rate goes up. But then, even amidst the storm, if you just sort of calm it down and just breathe, and slow it down, you're able to handle it.
  • And I guess people around me said,  the reason we'd like to rely on you is that no matter what happens, you're still calm. And I said, because if I'm not calm, and everyone else around me is not feeling it. If I'm not calm, then they're going to panic. But if I'm calm, there's that calming sense. Now, inside, I may be turbulent trying to figure out how to resolve it. But I'm still very calm. Just let's resolve this. Autobiography

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Bullying Story

  • I still remember that in primary school, just one day. It literally felt like so many students just ganged up on me for no reason whatsoever, not in a physical way, but in a psychological way.
  • In high school, it was like, there were instances when you would get bullied. I would say was not a good time for me. I was awkward, shy, and quiet. Maybe that's why it was easy to pick on someone like me.
  • I wasn't an athlete. I wasn't a person who had gotten into trouble. I wasn't in the band or arts. I was just this nameless, faceless person among 500 students.
  • But I will say at that point, mindfulness never really factored in. It's only later that I can reflect back to say that those instances, you know, have sort of reinforced that. I need to treat people with respect, I need to treat people with care. It's also about listening to other people, so they have an avenue and a way to share.  Autobiography

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