This morning the following Lucille Ball quote came into my inbox. And it got me thinking about regret…
I try to live my life without regret. This might mean speaking up to ask a question. Drawing a line in the sand and taking a stand for something I believe in. Accepting an invitation even when I’m nervous about going. Sharing an image online of something I’ve created. Giving my kids a kiss at the school gate. Having a hard discussion to clear the air. Asking for something. The list is endless.Continue reading →
Do you feel like you’re treading water in your business rather than creating a real difference out there?
Do you want more for your business in 2016/17?
I believe that you can run your business with a focus and drive towards success in a way that also reflects your personal style, passion and values.
This belief underpins why I created the Castle in the Sky Visual Plan. But primarily I did it to fix one of my own problems. Let me tell you the story of how it came about, the results it created for me, and more importantly how you can also create one for your business this coming financial year.
Go for it –Dream big! No dream or aspiration is too crazy, as long as it rings true to you. However, you need to take some action to make it happen.
So here are 10 tips that you can use to start moving towards your dream, or when you need to pick yourself up if your motivation’s running a bit low. Once you get a little traction and begin to make some progress, then it’s easier to keep up the momentum.
With the start of a new year there’s lot of talk about resolutions, setting goals and dreaming of the future.
I think that it’s important to dream, explore the possibilities, and imagine what could happen. We need something to aim for, inspire us, and to help us work out which way to go and what choices to make. But sometimes our dreams can feel a little too big, almost impossible. Some may tell you to give up on your ‘fantasy’, or to translate it into something more realistic and manageable.
I say ‘ Dream big, step small.’ We need to stretch ourselves and our possibilities And we can’t do that if we’re staying small and in the realm of tangible fact and our current day reality. So, go for it! Dream big, step small.
So you might think that the rest of this blog might be about how to work backwards from your big dream and chunk it down into smaller steps that you can slowly work through towards your dream. And that’s a totally valid and sensible way of going about it. However, I’m going to talk about how to go even smaller, and to think about what you can do today: how are you going to live your big dream today? Continue reading →
I found this quote by Neil Gaiman and just had to share it with you. It sums up my wishes for you this year. May you live a more creative life this year and find many ways to express your uniqueness and “live as only you can”.
I love this time of year. There’s a sense of possibility. We can allow ourselves to dream and imagine ‘what if?’ What if I took the plunge to turn my idea into something real? What if I finally went on that big holiday adventure? What if I made some more space and time to do things that I love?
But there’s also danger that these dreams can stay just that, especially when ‘real life’ kicks in. So first, we need to be clear and know exactly what we’re aiming for: what is our vision? What would you like your 2015 to look like? What is your creative dream? What things would you like to do? Where would you like to go? How would you like to feel?Continue reading →