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When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

After this blog, I will be taking July and August off and I really am looking forward to having some time to rest and relaxed. So with this in mind I ask you –

When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

Was it at the end of a holiday or maybe when you had something cancelled at the last moment and had some unexpected time for yourself?

How did you feel – more confident, less stressed, clear-headed, even creative and more energised? You will need to feel all these things if you are going to set out the life you want to live, and then have the courage and determination to make the changes needed to see it happen.
Will you please take some time to answer the following questions?

  • What stops you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
  • Is it that you would feel guilty because you have so much to do and it wouldn’t be getting done?
  • Or do you not feel worthy of taking time out for yourself as you have to keep going to meet the demands being placed on you by everyone around you?
  • Could it be that if you took some time out, you might just really get to see how your life is and that’s not a nice thought for you?

So, go on and answer the question – what is really stopping you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
We can’t change something unless we know what that something is. You need to first identify it. Only then can living these traits help you overcome what is holding you back.

What would help you now to take some quality time out, giving yourself the space to reflect on and set in motion ways of becoming a self-leader in your own life and working towards the life you want to live?

Might it be getting up a few minutes earlier in the morning or just switching off the television a little earlier in the evening to give you some quiet time to answer the questions and do the exercises in this book? Would buying a writing pad or a Dictaphone (if you prefer not to write) to record your thoughts and ideas help you? If so, just go and do it.

We all have our own strategies for how best to do this – see what works best for you. Moreover, I truly do hope you do over the summer months. So, until I am back with my next blog in September, you take good care of yourself and really do hope you get to have a great summer.
If you do want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you, please check out my books – available from Amazon.

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Is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

When you hear the word creativity, what comes to mind? Do you see yourself as being a creative person? If so, why? Moreover, if not – Is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

Only a minority of people believe they are creative. Most people are not educated to value and encourage creativity. Creative confidence is not about being certain of the answers, but about being certain that, you will find the answers yourself. You will, indeed, face many challenges along the way. If you allow yourself to be creative, you need have no fear, for the answers will come to point you in the right direction.

Who comes to mind when you think of people who are creative? Most people find the really creative ones a little left of centre. But I don’t mean creativity to that extent, just letting a little more creativity into your life and work. Be a little more creative in the decisions you make and how you deal with challenges that arise as you pursue the life you want to live.
You have to be creative in how you respond to the challenges of life if you are to live a life of self-leadership. Self- leaders accept the challenge of allowing creativity to flourish yet, at the same time, ground this creativity in a way that it can best serve how they want to live their life.

As Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Nothing exists that was not once an idea, which the English poet William Blake echoed when he wrote: “Everything starts in the imagination.” So many things in the natural and human world start as a seed; ideas and visions are seeds of potentially great things. Self-leaders use creativity to challenge the status quo of where they are in life and where they want to be in the future. They do this in a practical and realistic manner.

You cannot get creative just by reading about it or watching it: there is a need to throw yourself into it. Creativity is not limited by circumstances. You have to get stuck in there and get your hands dirty to allow it to have a real and genuine impact on your life; to allow creativity to inform you where you want your life and work to go. So then, is it now time to let spring be a time of creativity for you?

If you do want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you please check out my books – available from Amazon.

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