IF YOU DO TOMORROW WHAT YOU DID TODAY, YOU WILL GET TOMORROW WHAT YOU GOT TODAY

Did you know that the average person earns 3-5% more each year. So it takes an average of 20 years for someone to double their income.  Crazy right???  But we see people all the time who double their income in 1 year or a couple of years and wonder how they did it.  Each an every day they wake, up they think differently and they do things differently.

This is such a great video and would love to hear your thoughts?

Quote For The Day

challenges_are_a_blessing-681394

Have you ever wondered why some things happen in your life?  Do you wonder what you did wrong?  I am not a religious person, but I have heard people comment that if there was a God then why do bad things happen or why do bad things happen to good people.  This quote really sums it up, it is not about doing anything wrong and it is not about universal vengeance.  It is about being given these challenges in order for us to grow and learn.  Challenges in life should be seen as a blessing, not a hindrance.  If everything was smooth sailing, not only would life be REALLY boring, but we wouldn’t grow as people either.  The next time something happens and you view it as bad, take a moment to look a little closer and see what you can learn from it.

Are You Holding On Too Tight?

hanging_on

I had a bit of an aha moment this week and I wanted to take some time to share as I am sure I am not the only one that either has been or is in this situation.  I guess this is one of the things I love about personal development, always being on a constant journey of discovery and better yet I get to share and help others.

We all have ideas as to how things should be, some people want to get married, have 2 kids and buy a house with the white picket fence.  Some believe that life should just be a certain way and there is no budging.  It is great to have a picture of what you want and where you want to go, but where we can fall down is being too attached as to how we are going to achieve that.  We feel that some choices are like taking a step back and we attach negative connotations to it.  When in fact sometimes we need to take a step back in order to propel us forward in life, a bit like a bow and arrow.

arrow

Let me paint a little picture for you so you know where I am going.  When my husband and I first got together nearly 11 years ago it was always spoken about that I would stay home with the kids and he would “provide”.  I always wanted to be a mum if nothing else and I saw this, at the time, as my ideal situation.  A lot of things have occurred over the last couple of years that hasn’t made this choice very easy.  A recent opportunity came up which would completely flip the roles that my husband and I play.  At first there was resistance, a lot of resistance, but taking time this week to think and reflect has been quite eye opening.   Perception plays a big role in the choices we make and it is something you have the power to control.

“Sometimes In Life You Need To Let Go Of What Is In Order To Make Room For What Could Be”

Sometimes in life we need to learn to let go of what is or our current ideas in order to make room for what could be.  This can be a little uncomfortable for a lot of us, but all good things happen just on the other side of that discomfort.  Taking the time to reflect has now allowed me to see the benefits of taking up this opportunity and now open to it either way.

let_go


When have you let go of something and received something even better?

WHY I WORK FROM HOME

me and kids

Did you know that approx 70% of people quit their job as a result of their boss?  Now that is not entirely what happened to me, but I wanted to take a moment to share with you a little about my story and how I ended up on the path of working from home.

So my journey actually began just over 2 years ago, I had just returned to work after having my daughter.  She went to childcare 3 days a week, while I worked my job.  It all seemed good in theory, but theories are just that and not always what happens in real life.  My daughter got sick all the time and for the first 7 months I was having every second week off work.  I felt like I was stuck between a rock and a hard place.  My daughter was always going to be top of my priority list, but I had a job that had sales targets and expectations that I was expected to achieve whether I was there or not.  I starting thinking to myself “there had to be more to life, there had to be a better way”.  This sent me searching on what I had thought would be another job, as I had 0 ambition to have my own business as I bought into everything people had told me about business, well traditional business.

While searching for another job, the universe had other ideas and led me to a webpage offering a business opportunity.  I was extremely reluctant to say the least, but thought I would just find out.  I received a phone call, listened to what the person had to say on the phone and was sent through some more information.  As soon as I got off the phone I instantly searched the internet to see if it was a scam.  I went through the information and there was just something about it that was pulling me in, I was looking for more in my life and this is what it was offering.  During this process the saying, “the definition of insanity-doing the same thing and expecting a different result” kept popping up.  I knew if I wanted different results I had to make different decisions, so I got started.

focus_on_what_you_can_control-680515

Has it been easy? No, but nothing that is easy is every rewarding in life.  Although working from home can have it’s own set of challenges, it is certainly a whole lot less than my job did.  Now I get to have the flexibility I want, I get to take my daughter to dance lessons and both kids do swimming lessons and if one of the kids is sick I don’t have to explain myself to anyone.  I really do love working from home and I have gone from being an unhappy stressed out Mum to being happy and setting an example for my kids I can be proud of.


If you or someone you know has been considering working from home I would love to be able to help.  Go to www.liveanddreamtoday.com for more information

Money isn’t everything, but it is up there with oxygen

money is like oxxygenI always find it interesting when I talk to people and they tell me that money isn’t that important.  However, it is these people that are stressing about paying their bills or working ridiculous hours to keep a roof over their head.  Money is not a bad thing and wanting money is not a bad thing.  Having money means you become self reliant instead of relying on others or the government.  Having money means that you are able to experience more in life.  Having money gives you the ability to be able to give back and help others.  I was bought up believing that all rich people are A$@#holes.  What I have now learned is that money simply magnifies the person you already are.  So if someone is an A$@#hole then they are going to be so with or without money.  People fear that if they had a lot of money it will change them.  I can ensure you that this is a Big Fat Myth and simply not true.  So go out with a desire to earn a crap load of money and enjoy life.

Consistency Builds Momentum Builds Success

plane 2

Did you know that on average there is a plane taking off at Heathrow airport every 45 seconds?  Why am I talking about planes, well it is the perfect example of building momentum.  You aren’t going to turn on an airplane and expect it to instantly fly, you have to build up speed and then once you are up it gets much easier.  That is kind of how business works, it is always tough at the start and you have to put much more work in, but then as you start building momentum it will get easier.

How do we build momentum?  With consistency, this is the biggest key to building up that momentum.  In the beginning it can seem a little overwhelming so I always start with small steps.  Start with a couple of small things that you commit to each and every single day until it becomes a habit.  They say it takes about 21 days to create a new habit, so once you have accomplished the first couple, then pick 2 or 3 more and commit to doing them each and every single day until they become habit.

What can derail your momentum?  There are a number of things that can derail the consistency and therefore derail the momentum.  Planning or lack of is one thing that can cause you to become unstuck.  They say “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”.  Get into the habit of having a schedule and be disciplined to stick with it.  Allocate certain amounts of time for each task and you will find yourself doing less paper shuffling.  Learn to value your time;  If you don’t value your time than others won’t either and you will probably find your time being taken up doing things for everyone else all the time.  Don’t get disheartened; it can be easy to feel like a failure and like you are getting nowhere.  You can change this by learning to count your wins everyday no matter how big or small.  This will help you keep focused on the positive and not dragged under by the negative.

success_is_on_the_other_side-683137

In summary, in order to help you create success you need to build momentum and this isn’t just for business, but can be applied to other areas of your life.


What is it going to take to get your plane off the runway?