Last week I made a decision to pursue my passion of building a business on the internet.
Over the years I have toyed with the concept but always lost my way earning the day to day wage to live.
Following my own advice, I have set myself goals to attain over the next six months.
First and foremost I have to learn the skills to achieve these goals successfully.
There are many sites offering short cuts to ‘fame and fortune’, how to make money fast but unfortunately with most providing the fortune option to the promoter.
But I don’t want to take short cuts. I want to build a business. A business that provides a valuable service. A business that meets the needs of the marketplace that I will be proud off.
So no short cuts.
Currently I am back in the classroom at a wonderful website that provides fantastic FREE training; Wealthy Affiliate
My background is coaching Small Business owners and start ups so that is my new venture.
Building a website that will offer advice and ideas for the Small Business owner to help make their business a success.
Whether they want to know how to set up a business, how to make an advertisement, build a business plan or just improve their process, the site;
The Small Business Hub
So, over the coming months I will be creating my new business that I hope will help some of you pursue your dreams and goals.
Will I make enough income from this new venture to retire into the peaceful environs of Bali?
Maybe not but I am pursuing a dream that gets me out of bed in the mornings and keeps me excited all day.
How are you going with your dreams?
Had coffee with a good friend today who helped me crystallise my thoughts on where I want to go with my Life.
Whilst expressing my frustrations with all the barriers in the way of me getting to where I need to be, he asked the question;
“What is holding you back?”
Of course I came up with all the reasons I couldn’t achieve what I wanted.
“Do you really want to change?”
He went straight to the issue.
Was I day dreaming or really wanting to change direction and look over the horizon.
He then reminded me of the mantra that I often quote that he retain to help him set a new course for his Life.
“If you want things you have never had, you will have to do things you have never done.”
All the obstacles I had identified were real but not insurmountable.
Sometimes we need the objective ‘friend’ to help clear the fog of our thinking and gives the insights we often have buried under all the baggage we carry around.
Nothing is holding me back from achieving my dreams other than me.
Tomorrow is the first day of the new plan to get over that horizon.
Tigress I photographed in India.
Inspiration and ideas to live a better Life.
The Secrets to Life
Once again I find myself taking time away from employment to contemplate the direction of my life.
What is it I want to achieve?
I know we need money to clear debt and pay the bills plus lay the foundation for retirement which is only a few years away but is that where my focus has to be?
Is it irresponsible of me to want emotional and mental harmony rather than working nine to five as a ‘good provider’ should.
Not being fulfilled in my day to day life and not having a dream that keeps me focused on a future goal has made me drift along. This has eaten away at my self esteem and relationships.
It has to change.
My focus has to be what is going to get me out of bed and stay excited about day in day out. If it only pays some of the bills then our lifestyle will have to adjust. Sacrifices will be made but my spiritual well being will winner.
My new direction.
Get off the treadmill.
Be brave – change direction.
Pursue the light.
Look after my health – spiritual, mental and physical.
Create more love for me and others in my Life.
Don’t be afraid to fail.
Live Life with a song in my heart and smile on my face.
Be always Grateful.
Be eternally Grateful.
After being away from my blog for some time suffering from ‘The Black Dog’ due my inability to see how to turn my Life around after perceived setbacks, I return.
For years I hosted a radio show on Community radio and the internet, interviewing a wide range of people with positive life messages.
Yet I struggled emotionally and financially.
Everything that I tried didn’t seem to succeed and consequently the spiral started and continued for some time.
Being over 60 years old compounded my frustration to what was the my future.
At times ending it all manifested itself in my mind but little lights appeared in the form of my family and friends to make me realise taking this course would just be selfish on my behalf.
Financial pressure contributes so much mental and emotional depression.
The past twelve months have seen an improvement (still a long way to go) and has allowed me to clear my mind and be grateful for so much in my Life.
No matter how ‘tough’ I feel my Life is, 99% of the world is worse off.
Every time a cloud appears, I repeat the mantra ‘Black Dog, Black Dog’ to remind myself that the cloud has been created by me and can be dissipated by me.
Life will not always deliver what we want but that doesn’t mean Life sucks. It just means we may have to detour or strive harder to achieve our goal.
Life is good.
Keep the Black Dog on a leash.
Very excited that I have finally put my book into the Kindle library.
Hope you enjoy.