In everyone's lives, we have been given something that money cannot buy, and that is time. Today, we have an extra day in our year that we can do what we want with and make the most of being fortunate enough to add the extra day we weren't banking on to our lives.

So, what are you going to do with it?

I've decided to take control:
What I am doing to make the most of the leap year

I slept in until 7.30am

By getting extra sleep, I was able to be fresh and ready to tackle anything that may come across my path today with a clear head and mind.

Believe that anything is possible

I believe this anyway, but it's a reminder that with an extra day to play with, anything is possible and I am keen to take anyone up on any offer to make it memorable.

Start again

I love starting again. New canvas, new set of paints and some time to reflect on how I can do things better.

Give to others

There is nothing more satisfying than being kind and generous. Too many people in the world get caught up in themselves and forget. Do something for a stranger that they will remember long after your gone. It's not hard. It can be small, but just make it memorable.

Forgive and forget

We all harbour things that hold us back. Get rid of them! Throw them out the door. Start again. Forgive and forget. We all make mistakes and that's ok. Kindness wins always.

Realise that everyone is different and that celebrate the fact

So, someone has a different opinion to you - so what! Really, isn't that what makes life interesting. Someone looks differently, or comes from a different background - once again, so what! Celebrate differences and quirkiness in each other's personalities.

Honesty is the best policy always

There really are so many nasty, dishonest people in the world. Instead of calling them out, spray them with kindness and goodwill. Maybe one day they will click and realise that life is better being nice. Honesty is a core value that I have - unfortunately, not many others do. Coach people on the value of honesty and how they can change their outcomes by always being honest.

People change, and sometimes we don't like the changes in them

Instead of acknowleding that we don't like it, distance yourself from their lives and let them live the life they want to. Many people go through changing circumstances and they change who they are because they are just not happy with themselves. It's their journey, not yours. Respect that.

Build bigger goals and put a plan together

I am always dreaming about what I can do, but there is only so many hours in the day. Instead of "dreaming" start doing, and build a plan around what is actually doable.

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Mellissah Smith is a serial entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years' experience in marketing.
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Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert, author, writer, public speaker and technology innovator. Having worked with more than 300 companies across technology, medical device, professional services, manufacturing, logistics, finance and health industries, Mellissah has a well-established reputation as an experienced marketing professional with more than 20 years experience. As the founder and managing director of Marketing Eye, she has taken the company from startup to a multi-million dollar enterprise with offices in Australia and the US. Mellissah is also the Editor in Chief of Marketing Eye Magazine, a quarterly magazine that cover marketing, entrepreneurship, travel, health and wellbeing. #mellissah #marketingeye


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