Some look at their dream from afar, never really exploring how they are going to achieve it. Never making a plan, never taking any action, never taking any risks, never learning; growing; thinking; or doing. I am not one of those people. I see a dream and I go after it. Sometimes it takes longer than anticipated to get it, but I won’t give up. Better to have lived and tried, than given up!
I am being made redundant for the 3rd time in my life on Thursday 21st Sept. I am however, going to be staying on for 4 weekends, part-time, until 15th of October. It is in effect to trial the part-time job that they are replacing my full-time one with. But after that I will be taking redundancy as I cannot live on a 16 hour contract.
Although I keep getting tearful at leaving a day job I love, and leaving work colleagues – some of whom I can call friends, and feeling the anticipation of what job I will get to replace it, I am also optimistic that I can now pursue my dreams and devote the time I need to make them happen. The 4 week trial will actually be a trial for my own business stuff, to see how well I can cope working from home by being routined and disciplined about it, to achieve the results I want. Although I think what I have planned, will take more than 4 weeks to get off the ground .
I feel there are so many books in me that I have to get out while I am alive. Two are especially important and an absolute must, so I have already started to type one of those up! And trying to get it out asap.
My Quirky Academy is going to be an online training centre for entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives, and I have started the foundation of correct web set-up for that. I have just obtained my independent IP address for my sites, instead of being on shared hosting, and an SSL certificate for Quirky Academy and two other sites, so I can have secure shopping carts on them. One of those sites is my own Quirky Books e-book store – I have waited over 6 years to convert that site into an e-book store and have much to learn.
So life for me right now, is about to become an unstable rollercoaster of an adventure, one full of optimism, musts, and action taking. One in which I aim to keep a positive mindset, to go achieve my dreams.
Wish me to get my dream, as I will always wish you to get yours.
P.S. If you are also facing redundancy or know someone who is, you will find my Break Through The Barriers Of Redundancy book a great buy, packed full of useful information on wellbeing, mindset, applying for jobs, with CV and Cover letter templates, that so far this third time around, has got me a 100% response rate to my direct job applications.
Redundancy – Destiny Wants Something Different For Me! Inspirational Poem By Sandra Bellamy!
Redundancy has come around once again, so what is it, I am meant to be doing then?
Destiny wants something different for me. I even want something different for me, and in fact I see, what I am really meant to be, I see my purpose, but do I see it fully?
No wish or want is going to get me where I need to be, it’s about taking action, continuously.
I wish I did not need money to pay the bills, that I had enough to live on and I could write away, but this is not my current situation, not tomorrow, and not today!
I cry at losing a job I love, I have to work my consultation period, which is agonising enough, then I have to search for something I don’t want to do, and lose seeing colleagues I like, too.
But destiny wants something different for me, something better, something amazing, that now, is not a reality. It wants my dream, it wants to push me to my limits like a laser beam. It wants to tell me to stop doing what I do, that you are meant for more, you know you want to. You want to be famous, you want to be a leader, you want to be a speaker, you want to be a writer. You want to be you. Nothing else will do. But if you stay as you are, you may not go as far, as you would, if you could, if you were forced, you should – do what you are meant to do, and let the whole world know it too.
Destiny has something better for me, even though I currently feel in agony.
Destiny knows what it wants me to do, now be bold, be brave, you have to.
Destiny wants something better for me and so do I, so on a wing and a prayer, I will fly high. I will push myself to reach the sky.
Destiny wants something better for me and so do I. So stop the cry. Because destiny wants something better for me and a better destiny, it will be!!
When I saw Eddie The Eagle at the National Achievers Congress, his story was so inspiring, of how he travelled and ate out of bins to fulfil his British ski jumping dreams at the Calgary Winter Olympics and became a global icon with a movie made about how he did it. It was all down to the power of self belief, never giving up on your dreams and being determined to succeed against all odds.
This is such an incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking video, packed with practical and no-nonsense advice on how to get stuff done when you are depressed, that I just had to share it with you to help beat redundancy blues.
If you have been made redundant here is a helpful book for you!!
Generation Cherry Book Review
Generation Cherry is a cracking book for the 50+ generation. Being an avid reader and Author of self-help, how-to and Personal And professional development books, I can see how much time, effort, knowledge and skill, the writer has put into creating this book.
Essentially, this book is a well-written and crafted system for how to cope with your life after retirement, redundancy, or a change in circumstance, using the 4 autonomies to get your life in balance, keep it that way, and get a second bite of the cherry of life!
What is good about this book is it also covers how to deal with life when you have less money, in a productive and positive way, using Enlightened Thrift. So you have that feel good factor in your life, whatever the circumstances.
The use of quotes and references throughout the book adds to its helpfulness and I particularly enjoyed reading the play on Stephen Covey’s words “Seven Insidious Excuses Forcibly Rejected By Highly Effective people”.
If you are into NLP, A Coach, Entrepreneur, or New Lifer, this book is for you!
I would have given this book 5 Stars because I admire the Author’s work and have respect for him because of it. However, I am not the intended target audience, I am under 40 and did not like the remarks made about young people throughout the first half of the book. I felt they are stereotyped and as not knowing what they want and that they aren’t as successful in business as older people are. The Author managed to redeem himself in the latter half of the book, where he reveals having a young mindset is key to living a long and happy life, and that in his 70s, he adopts a young mindset and is still learning and looking forward to new adventures, while being a second biter of Generation Cherry!
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