Do work you love or get the bills paid?

How do you begin to think about finding work you love when all that matters right now is getting the bills paid?  It can be hard to constantly be reminded that there’s something else for you out there that you might love more than your current job, if all you have the bandwidth for is getting through your work day, feeding your family and keeping a roof over your head.

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How I Run My Business On Less Than $75 A Month

Money needn't be the reason that now isn't the right time to start something of your own.  Maybe you've an idea for a side business, something you're passionate about, or know a lot about, but the thing that's stopping you exploring the possibility of taking it further is the idea that you have to lay out a large amount of money to get it off the ground.

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Only you know how to live your best life

You are unique, you have come here via your own journey, you hold your own set of beliefs and ideas about the world, and you have your own personal mission of growth to accomplish.  I couldn't possibly begin to assume to understand the intricate and totally complicated web of your life, nor what you need for it to feel complete.

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Your best day ever

What would be your ideal working environment?  Do you know what motivates you?  What would be the ingredients of your ‘best day ever’ at work?  The answers to these questions hold the clues to your work 'sweet spot' - the conditions and environment you need to deliver your best work.

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What's your story?

What story are you living under?  If you listen carefully there's a narrative going on in the background, influencing what you do - or don't do.  It's a story you tell, about why you're here and why you're doing what you're doing right now, or why you're not doing what you really want to be doing.

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There's no such thing as competition

One day you realise there's someone else, or worse, more than one someone else, doing almost exactly the same thing as you want to set out to do.  You had this gem of an idea, all ready to start moving on bringing it to life, and then it goes up in a puff - just like that, it's over for you.  You see no point in continuing when someone else has clearly already got it covered.  Down tools now before wasting any more time.

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What's work for?

Have you worked out what your work's for yet?

Do you work to earn money?  Or do you use your work to respond to a cause that you feel moved to help with?  Is it a vehicle, helping you get from over here to over there, or an outlet, enabling you to exchange your creative flow for the means to live and eat?

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Get out of your way

What I want, more than anything in the world, is for you to be happy.  When you're doing things that make you happy, your resources get replenished, and you have so much more to give.  If you're not doing things that bring you joy, I'd make a bet now that the only thing that's standing in your way is you.

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Why you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to run your own business

It may be that the idea of becoming an entrepreneur is the very thing putting you off starting your own business.  There’s a certain image associated with those behind a startup, and if you feel you don’t fit the mould, you might decide the world of running your own show just isn’t for you.

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Three reasons why you shouldn’t give up your day job - just yet

It can be really frustrating when you come up with an idea for a project: you’re itching to get it off the ground properly; you’re snatching moments of time to work on it in spare hours (for me it was waking at 6am on a Sunday, forfeiting the coveted lie-in!); it’s impossible to feel like you’re achieving much, the flow being constantly interrupted by daily life and your ongoing obligations.  Oh, the magic that could happen if you could concentrate full-time on bringing your idea to life.  And all you see around you is the motivational words of the gurus who want you to STOP DREAMING AND START DOING, that risks need to be taken in order for results to come, LEAP and the net shall appear…

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How to reverse engineer your life in 3 steps

I think the secret to a happy life is living one that you’ve chosen, as opposed to living one that you feel 'happened to you'.  A way to choose your life is to reverse engineer it.  This is where you think about the outcome you want first, then put in place the steps to make that outcome happen.  You build your life from the future backwards.

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You are an artist

You are an artist

You might think that you’re not creative.  But the act of sharing your way of how it works, whatever your ‘it’ is, that's art.  Your work is art because it’s you expressing yourself through your everyday practice, even in the most subtle of ways.  Never underestimate the power of the daily task performed with care, love and the most deliberate attention to detail.  The tiniest flourish, your take on things, the minute adjustment that makes it your own, this is what gets noticed, by the person you would never have imagined would even care.

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