YOUR Time for YOU 💥

  • BY:Anthony Ikin - Australian Motivational Speaker and Success Coach

  • ON 21 June 2021

  • INIKIN Achieve

Remember that massive smile that you would get as a kid when you were told “it’s play time”? The sound of the bell that said it’s your time for you and you can do anything you like?

This week, I was reminded of that feeling. That joy you can have in your life when you follow your passion, and the power we can feel when we relive them. Your time for you! The older we get the bigger the box we place ourselves in. The rules of what we “can’t” or “shouldn’t” do grows, and we forget the amazing impact of fulfilling our passions can bring.

YOUR Time for YOU

Have you heard yet?

You may have seen or heard that I started my new coaching series ‘Dear Me, I love you’ a little while back. I always like to prepare as best I can. I have researched and looked at study guides, asked my friends certain questions, and so much more. However, I choose not to prepare every single aspect, as group coaching environments lead you in directions you don’t even plan for. It’s actually one of my favourite things that happens in this kind of environment!

After my first session with the group, one of the tasks I gave them all was to write out a list of all the things they were passionate about. They had to be things that weren’t depicted by other people, or perceptions. They had to be passions decided by you, for you!

Practice what you preach!

I always practice what I preach, so I made my very own list and on that list was jumping on a trampoline. I used to LOVE doing this as a kid! Hours and hours would go by and I would be flipping, smiling and staring into the sky. It has always been so meditative for me. So, back to the trampoline I went after years of not doing it. It was absolute heaven! I felt like my 10 year old self again, and it enhanced my mood for the entire week. 

I challenge YOU

This week, I challenge you to first write a list of all the things you are/were passionate about, the things you LOVE doing for yourself. Then secondly: choose 1 or 2 of those activities on there and go and do them. Be in the moment and take it all in with a BIG smile! 

Something I always tell my clients when I work with them is: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, create the perfect moment”.

Ant x 

Let me help you GET BACK TO YOU! I have developed so many techniques that will help you do it with ease. I am a life /success coach in Australia and with the help of Zoom, I can video chat and help anyone in the English speaking world.

Find out about me and how I got to where I am today!

You can also watch my TED Talk here!

The Break Down of YET

  • BY:Anthony Ikin - Australian Motivational Speaker and Success Coach

  • ON 7 June 2021

  • INIKIN Achieve

In a previous post I shared with you a mindset that I have developed over time and successfully implemented into my life – A “Yet” Mindset. Below you will see the break down of YET – letter by letter.

Being told you can’t, or it’s not possible, no matter how big or small your dream or goal is, cuts deep. Devastatingly, a lot of the time it comes from our family or closest friends, the ones we expect the most love and support from! It’s so deflating, you feel defeated and totally unsupported. That initial dream, goal or passion – squashed – right before your eyes! Giving up becomes the easy, automatic option. But it doesn’t have to be! Using just that one syllable and 3 letter word “YET” the next time you hear “can’t”… changes everything!

The Break Down of YET

Let me tell you the breakdown of YET. This mindset can have more impact in your life than you know. 

Y : YES (or YASSS for me)!

Take on saying an enthusiastic, open-minded YES to opportunities you’re presented with, without knee jerk negative assumptions as to how they’re going to turn out.

All too often, we abruptly say no to opportunity due to our overwhelming fear of failure! I’ve been there!

It’s your life, and you only get one shot at it! It’s flying by right now and is full of opportunities you desire, and opportunities you really deserve. So, start saying YES and living your life the way YOU want to STARTING NOW. Be a YES person, even when a NO is you’re automatic response! Say yes to life – for you,  from you!!!

Life changing opportunities surround us, you’ll see, when you just start by saying YES! 


So, you’ve finally started saying YES to stuff, and you’re still fearful, but also somewhat excited! You’ve convinced yourself in the potential the opportunity has for you and your life… you can visualise and feel the possibility of success ahead.

Well, now it’s time to express it! To start telling people around you, the ones most important to you! And you make sure you express it to them.


Your tribe is so much more influential and more powerful than you think or give them credit for!

There’s a quote I’ve never forgotten since I first heard it. “You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. You’re the average of YOUR TRIBE!  Have a think about that for a second…

Who do you spend most of your time with??? What kind of conversations do you have with them??? Do your 5, your tribe – inspire you, challenge you, push you? 

If they do, that’s AWESOME! If not – get a new 5! That sounds harsh right? I’m not saying cull people from your life, or stop talking to your old friends, but am I saying are these people positive influences in your life or are they bringing you down? You need to choose wisely who you spend most of your time and energy with. Make your tribe have a really positive impact on your life, make those people push you, inspire you, challenge you… Make them your success cheerleaders! Why? because you are the average of your tribe.


Do you know why most people shut down your ideas? It’s because you haven’t told them the truth, the whole truth, the full version. You haven’t told them why the opportunity is so important to you, why pursuing it means so much to you. You’ve told them the really watered down and smallest and most boring possible version. So why would that version inspire anyone else?

Inspire others like you’ve inspired yourself! And there’s a bonus to doing this… it makes it ‘real’. You’ve announced it, the big version, you’ve declared it… And now you’ve got people to hold you accountable to it!

So, say YES, and express it BIG to your peeps, enthusiastically… and what I mean by peeps is:

Ant x

If you’re needing some inspiration and a push to be the best version of you and create the life you’ve always wanted, book in with ME. I am a successful life coach who is willing to share all of my secrets about how you can achieve the life you want. Find out more about me here!

My YET Mindset

  • BY:Anthony Ikin - Australian Motivational Speaker and Success Coach

  • ON 31 May 2021

  • INIKIN Achieve

I want to share a mindset with you all that has had real impact in my life…

How many of you here have been told you can’t or you won’t be able to do something?

Win an Olympic gold medal – Cathy Freeman was told it was “impossible”. 

Start that side hustle you can’t stop thinking about – Jeff Bezos was told to “give up” on his business idea.  

Come out – Ricky Martin was encouraged by almost everyone to “hide” his sexuality to sell more records.

But these people didn’t hear CAN’T…. They heard CAN’T YET…. And I can promise you, using just that one syllable / 3 letter word “YET” the next time you hear can’t… well, it changes everything!

My YET Mindset

Let the YET Mindset Fuel you

Sure, you might not be ready to achieve what you want right away, but a YET mindset fuels you with what it takes to get there… It gives you the patience to work towards that promotion… The discipline to gain that extra qualification… the hope to believe your best is YET to come. 

The YET mindset encourages you to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the outcome. It pumps you to put in the work. It inspires you to start going after your goals, and not at snail’s pace.

What I know for sure is that when you get there after being told you can’t or won’t, your sense of accomplishment is tenfold! You cheer you, which is the most powerful and important cheer of them all!

Worthy Opportunities

Now go out there this week and live a BIG and EPIC life… That life is seriously right there in front of your eyes… You just haven’t seen it or gone after it… YET!

I truly believe that life only presents us with the opportunities that we think we’re worthy of receiving.

So I’m launching “Dear Me, I Love You.” – my latest group coaching series designed to have you transform the relationship you have with yourself. The most important relationship of them all.

Email me at for more info and to take a leap towards a happier, healthier and more loving you.

For those of you wanting to know all about me and how I got to where I am now, click here!

You can even see a little snippet here!

Ant x

Surround Yourself With Epic People

  • BY:Anthony Ikin - Australian Motivational Speaker and Success Coach

  • ON 18 May 2021

  • INIKIN Achieve

A HUGE welcome and THANK YOU to you all for joining me on this new and exciting  journey! I can’t wait to see where this takes us all.

Starting out something new is daunting AF! The unknown keeps us up at night, the to-do lists seem never ending, and you feel like a non-stop ATM (but one that only dispenses cash). Well, this is my life right now… and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Why? Cause I’m nuts? No! Lol. It’s because I am so rehearsed at having fear but moving forward anyway. And that is what I want for all of you too. That is the main part of what this community is about – achieving your success, whatever that looks like, AND WHATEVER IT TAKES!

Surround Yourself With Epic People

I want this community to be your weekly dose of INSPIRATION. A place where I’ll share inspiring stories, people’s wins, big and small. But a place where you’ll also hear about their failures… Cause let’s be real, with success comes the absolute guarantee of struggle! The struggle is the gold… it’s the key to success… stick with me and you’ll see.

Surround yourself with EPIC people

If I could offer you one gold nugget, it’s this – You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So, this week, make your 5 the most inspiring, honest, uplifting and supportive 5 possible! Then, take note of the difference this makes as to what you achieve.

If you’re keen to find out more about my Success Coaching packages, and how they could help transform your life, make sure you book in for your FREE 30 min discovery session WITH ME.

I’m so excited about this journey together as we work towards manifesting the life of your dreams!

Ant x

Trick Your Train Of Thought

  • BY:Anthony Ikin - Australian Motivational Speaker and Success Coach

  • ON 4 March 2021

  • INIKIN Achieve


Thank you for following me on this journey to a more fun filled and positive life! Who doesn’t want that?!

This week I want to share with you a simple tool I use in my ever-growing tool box to improve my own positivity and general happiness – how to trick your train of thought.

I’m guilty of this, and I would put money on it that you are too – when we think of the past we mainly focus on the negatives and regrets. We cringe!  And when we think of the future we focus on the worries and worst case scenarios? It’s just how we’re wired as humans. 

Trick Your Train Of Thought

Tricky Training Tools

The tool I’ve been using of late to trick my train of thought is this: When a negative memory or thought comes to mind, instantly replace it with one that you’re proud of – one the puts a huge smile on your face (and trust me there are plenty).


Whenever worry or stress consumes you, instantly replace that forward thought with one of: positive possibility, filled with all the amazing outcomes that could arise in your future.

Negativity, worry and even anxiety are experiences usually brought on by ourselves and we eat them up – just like junk food. For the week ahead I encourage you all to take on a healthy mindset just like you would a healthy eating plan. Get your mind busy with replacing your thoughts of the past from negative/cringe worthy ones, to memories full of: joy, laughter, love and celebrations. Start to take on forward thinking your future to one of huge success, happiness and abundance.

Now that you are aware of this tool, start to catch yourself in the act. This week when distractive thoughts creep in to your mind, act on it using these tools.  

Trick Your Train Of Thought

I am very excited to be launching my latest group coaching series:

Dear Me, I love you.

I promise to deliver:
  • A super positive self dialogue.
  • Improved self confidence in the actions you take.
  • Loving view of yourself and gratitude for who you are.
And help you:
  • Set goals and achieve them for a happier and more positive you!
  • Learn the tools to live a more grateful life on an ongoing basis.
  • Learning my personal health & fitness tips and tricks for a more energetic life.

Please reach out to me if you feel this series could positively impact your life –

As a motivational speaker and life coach, I tend to bring lots of energy, laughter and joy to the process of powerful, transformative thinking. Find out all about me here!

Ant x