Nine sure-fire ways to maintain momentum if you run your own gig. In employment, we spend so much time working on other peoples’ dreams, it’s natural that when we start our own business, we want to create as much freedom and space as possible for our own.
It turns out thirty days is just about the right amount of time to create a new habit, or eliminate an old one which isn't serving you. A friend recently pointed my towards this simple yet effective TED talk by Google engineer, Matt Cutts.
I watch this video every day. It makes me excited, joyful, tearful, GRATEFUL. It's the perfect reminder that we must follow our dreams and live life doing things that make our heart sing. We only get one life so we must live it.
In 2010, I had an enviable job in publishing, a good salary, fun people to work with and a solid career path ahead of me. But despite all this, I was often unhappy at work and wondered if there might be a different career more suited to me.
Browsing through Amazon a couple of weeks ago for a birthday present for my mum, I was 'recommended' an adult colouring book. This was my first encounter but I now realise the craze in this - truthfully - addictive pastime has been alive for a while.
Traveling - whether it be near or far - does something special to our mind, body and soul. We leave our usual frenetic lives behind and relax, become absorbed in new people and cultures, appreciate how inspiring and beautiful our world is and learn from enriching and life-changing experiences.