Category Archives: Success
I am very happy and excited to have been chosen to meet Her Majesty the Queen, at St James’s Palace, on Monday 15th of July.
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, on Facebook or on my other blog http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com, you may already know this and a few of you I have mentioned it to in my comments. For the rest of my lovely blog followers, the last update I gave you, was that I had been invited to St James’s Palace in the presence of HM the Queen. I have since had a letter to say I have been chosen to meet HM the Queen.
I have been sent a map of the inside of the Palace and have been told I am group 10, in the Queen Anne Room, to meet the Queen.
There is a red dotted line to indicate which route HM the Queen will take.
There are instructions of what I should say and do when I meet HM the Queen.
If someone had told me a few years ago, that in the future I would be meeting HM the Queen at St James’s Palace, I would have laughed and said they had a vivid imagination, or yes, in my dreams. But I did something very important in my life, I changed my attitude and my belief in myself.
When I was made redundant for the second time in my life, in 2009, this was the starting point of that change. I knew from then on, that I was born 100% to write and to help others who have been made redundant to get back into work. It was the start of my creative journey. However, needing money and taking on a succession of temporary jobs, that I wasn’t happy in, took it’s toll, and although I still had these goals in mind, I didn’t do much about them at that time.
By the end of 2009, I got a job as an Assistant Manager of a shop and a couple of months later I was promoted to Shop Manager. The drawback was, most weeks I would be working 60 hours a week instead of my contracted 40.
In October 2010, I got headhunted to work as a Sales Person for more money doing less hours and so I took it. After almost a year of working there, I decided to take a year out from work, to develop myself, my skills, my knowledge and expertise to grow as a person and to finally fulfil my destiny of writing and helping others to get back into work. During that time, I gained all of those and so much more.
Although I am working again in a retail sales job during the day, I have chosen to be in a job as a Sales Person not as a Manager, so my hours are stable and kept to a minimum. The pay is not great but I can focus on building two businesses around my two goals during the evenings and my time off. I now know what action to take to make progress with those two goals. I still have time to do courses and to develop myself as a person. I am continuing on the path to fulfil my dreams and you can do it too. I am living proof that dreams can come true. Never, ever, give up on your own dreams. Believe they are achievable and that anything is possible.
Be blessed with what you have,
fight for what you want,
believe in yourself,
helps others along the way,
change when you are able to
and never look back.
Keep looking forward because your future is in your hands.
Treat yourself kindly,
look after those who are important in your life,
allow yourself ups and downs,
you are only human.
Above all, love yourself, live life to the max and do what makes you happy over and over again.
Until next time, keep writing and keep smiling.
Redundancy can get you down and sometimes you may feel like a failure, well you are not!
If failure is that bad, then why do people live through it and often become stronger?
Because in order to succeed, you need to understand and appreciate what failure is and how you can use it to your advantage to gain success in your life.
Until next time
Success comes in all forms, shapes and sizes.
In order to be successful, you have to first work out:
- What success means to you?
- What success will do for you?
- What you envisage success to look like?
Only when you are able to answer these 3 questions, will you be able to map out your own path to success.
To you, success could mean:
- Owning your own home
- Being able to put food on the table
- Running your own business
- Writing your life story
- Having a family of your own
- Having a good network of friends for support
- Working in your dream job
- Fulfilling your ambitions
- Getting up in the morning pain-free
- Being able to create things
Or it could be a combination of all, or some, of the above.
Whilst you are redundant, it is a great time to discover what success means to you, because if you don’t, you will never feel satisfied but feel like there is something missing from your life or that you are a failure.
Knowing what success means to you, is the first step on your path to achieving it.
Don’t waste any more time feeling like a failure but instead put your time and energy into writing a list of what success means to you and then prioritise them in the order of most importance and set goals to achieve each and every one of them. As you do this, you will be growing into your own success and moving along the path to lead a more fulfilling existence and a happier you.
So what are you waiting for?
Until next time, stay positive.
- How to keep winning – The road to success (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- The Top 10 Must Know Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs (rasmussen.edu)
It’s easy to think that out of nowhere people seem to have overnight success but usually this simply isn’t true. It takes a lot of hard work, determination and persistence to get where you want to be in life and I can tell you that it is worth it.
If you click on the blog link below, it explains the steps you must take on the road to success.
Until next time, stay positive.