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Planning for the new year and years ahead

Life is full of uncertainty and risk, and that your decisions and planning for the new year and years ahead must take this into account when going forward to live the life you truly want to live.

You must make sure to deal with the practical and financial implications of living the life you were born to live, aware that if you are scared your thinking won’t be rational. The brain is extraordinary, and once you get rid of the fear, it usually finds an answer. And when you do, you will see how many other things start to fall into place.

So yes, to starting the new year by making comprehensive plans for the future, only there is a need to remind yourself that, while it’s ok to make plans don’t make the mistake of planning the outcome! That you continue to keep taking the next right step, despite the difficulty and all that this can appear to be. Knowing that when you do, it will keep bringing you towards where your work and life need to be going.

Like those who shared their stories in my latest book Showing Your True Colours many of the storytellers, showed that the creative impulse can often improve with time and experience. This could be because of our accumulated memories, as older adults are often good at connecting the dots. This sort of wisdom can lead to mature people being very innovative. Maybe it is because of this wisdom and the lessons learnt from life that today we are seeing greater numbers of older adults becoming entrepreneurs. In addition, the more we recognise and support them in this, the more they will express this form of creativity for the betterment of us all. All the same, while the creative impulse can often improve with time and experience, this should not be an excuse to wait to get going!

So, truly do want to wish you the very best for the New Year, and years ahead as you get going to see the plans you have for your life and work become the reality you so want them to be in 2024.

If you want to follow up on what has been written here and get to read fourteen stories of people who figured out why they were born and learned to live their truth – and how you can too then please get a copy of my new book Showing Your True Colours

Published by Genius Media it is available from:
Amazon and Genius Media

The ‘perfect’ moment

It can be tempting to wait until the ‘perfect’ moment and to be in the perfect position before attempting to live the life you truly want to enjoy. This is understandable, for so much importance is placed upon our being correct and being perfect. To be perfect in every sense, whether that’s having the perfect teeth, figure, career, clothes, hair and partner, or the perfect life. The truth is that the idea of being perfect is really about trying to earn approval and being concerned about what others will think. It means being afraid of making mistakes, not meeting other people’s or your own expectations – and the criticism that often goes with this.

If you strive to always get things right and achieve a sense of perfection, there is one sure outcome that this will have, and that is, it will crush your creativity. And being creative is exactly what you are doing when you set out to live your best life – for you truly are creating a new life. It is therefore often the pressure of perfection that stops people in their tracks from living their life to the full. If this is the case for you, please remember there’s a lovely Egyptian proverb that says: ‘A beautiful thing is never perfect.’

Likewise, at times you will often be your own greatest critic as you set out on your journey to your best life, so you don’t need to take on board what others think of you on top of this. Change your attitude to a case of doing the right thing but not always about having to do everything right.

As well as perfectionism, there is the fear of failing. This too can and often does hold people back, as not only do they not want to fail but they don’t want to be seen as a failure. The thing is, will these fears be strong enough to stop you from going forward with your life? Do you have what it takes or are you prepared to learn what it takes to deal with these fears and take the necessary steps to move your life forward? Remember that the best way to deal with any fear is to face it head-on.

Truly do want to wish you a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you back here in January and the start of a great 2024.
If you want to follow up on what has been written here and get to read fourteen stories of people who figured out why they were born and learned to live their truth – and how you can too then please get a copy of my new book Showing Your True Colours

Published by Genius Media it is available from:
Amazon & Genius Media

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