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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Business doesn't have to be a dirty word

Making money for money’s sake is no longer enough.  For your business to survive, you need to be sharing what you make, somehow, whether it be in time, human resources or actual cash.  Businesses that give back are given more airtime than anyone else, and if you’re not thinking about how to create these closed loops with what you do, then you’re missing the most vital ingredient essential to the survival of any 21st century business - big or small.

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No such thing as right, just right now

The idea that your thing is out there for you, somewhere, is actually the biggest thing in your way right now.  You’re waiting for your thing to appear, for it to feel like you’ve arrived at the idea that is yours, that you were destined for - this is the work you were born to do.  And all the while you’re doing just that - waiting.

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Multiple income streams will set you free

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.”  Ellen Goodman

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I'm scared...

Whoa....  This is scary stuff.  Today I'm scared.  Fear is gripping me.  Almost paralysing me.  Not quite, but almost.  Staying in the positive is what keeps things moving forward, this I know to be true, but what happens when everything feels like it's about to implode, life feels like it's on a knife edge, and I'm not 100% convinced that I have everything it takes to do this?

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Why does it take so long to get things off the ground?

I honestly can’t tell you how many times I’ve written this post.  I think I’m on about draft twenty two.  It’s possibly the hardest part of everything I’ve done so far, and that includes building my own website, designing an online coaching programme, and all the other stuff that goes into launching your own business.  That’s all been pretty full-on, but a breeze compared to this bit.  Why am I finding it so hard?

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