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.
When you don’t fit into a box and are somewhat different to the thought leaders of today, how do you go about finding your own peace and happiness?
I am predominantly an extrovert and naturally a hyper person. I love noise, getting out and about, I love music, lights, camera, action. I love talking and doing stuff. But what happens when it would seem that most people I know, are introverts? Including thought leaders? If I follow their way to peace and happiness, do you think it will lead to my own? Sure there may be, and indeed is, stuff that I can learn, use, and incorporate into my own life and businesses, but their end game of peace and happiness, may not be mine.
I am not a yoga or meditative type of person, I get bored very easily and I appreciate the energy and vibrancy that noise gives to my state. It makes me feel elated, great and alive! Most introverts would not feel at peace with noise, lights, camera, and action, but as an extrovert I do.
Last week I was in Disneyland Paris for my 21st Mindset Birthday Celebration. I had the best time of my life, as it was completely at one with my soul. The noise from the beautiful Disney music constantly playing in the background; the constant availability of rides and going on them throughout each day; the awesomeness of being around others, while contemplating my own thoughts, the vibrancy, the magic and wonder – and the energy! I was at total peace and happiness with my soul. I could have lived there. This is not what the majority seems to think, but the majority, isn’t who I am. So I think it is best to always create your own recipe for success and happiness, because everyone is different. Just remember, most therapists, experts, counsellors, doctors, marketeers etc, are trained by others that have devised a set of rules, procedures and practises. But if the original source in the chain, is not coming from the same angle and/or mindset as you, and you have different likes, needs, wants and beliefs, their ideology of what peace and happiness is, may not be your ideal. So don’t be afraid to follow your own path in life, and don’t feel bad about it. Love yourself and your own happiness implicitly.
I am off to London tomorrow with my cousin, and staying overnight. Then we are off to Disneyland Paris for 3 days, from the 1st-3rd of October. Staying overnight in London again on the 3rd. We have got a ton of excitement coming our way, and a lot of energy driven things to do. I am extremely excited. It’s the first holiday I have had in 3 years that won’t involve any work.
Therefore, my aim is to be completely work free and I won’t be able to answer your comments or check in with you, until after my holiday.
Bon voyage for now. For the continued journey of your life. I will see you when I get back.
Write, write, and write some more.