“Why can’t I get all of these tasks done in time?!” That question was something I used to ask myself evening after evening, hopelessly glancing over my to-do list for the day. “Is there something wrong with me?! Am I just not good enough at what I do for a living?!” Such thoughts are not particularly […]
When we’re making the decision to jump from being employed to running our own business, one of the great perks is the opportunity to set our own schedule, without answering to a manager or having to deal with the various demands of a team.
So why is it, when many people first move in to running their own business, one of the first issues that hits is a sense of isolation?
Are you feeling jaded?
Like the life you have worked so hard to create is not actually what you thought it was? You’ve worked really hard to achieve that place called success but now you are there it all feels rather empty and meaningless?
You’re not alone.
Do you want to escape 9 to 5, but you don’t know how to make it happen?
In early 2013 I decided that I’m not going to waste my life as a walking dead banker. I’d had enough.
I knew from day one that I don’t fit the banking environment. But it took me some time until I was ready to cut the crap. I needed to figure out first how to get a business running while working in my 9 to 5 job.
Here’s what I’ve learnt!
Failure can be one of the scariest things in life.
We create a plan, work really hard to achieve it, and in the end sometimes find ourselves with nothing left to show but sweat and maybe a few tears. This is fine. In fact, this is a wonderful process that we can learn from.
However, I’m going to be realistic and just say that failure does not feel like a wonderful process by any means. It is often painful and can damage our egos. But it gives us something to learn from.
In this article I’m going to explain my mindset on failure and how you can start feeling great even when you fail.
Have you ever been immersed within a dream, when you realise that you’re dreaming? Have you ever felt able to control your actions or the events within a dream? Many people will have experienced this on the odd occasion at random, but it is also possible to learn to do it on a regular basis.
Emma Nutter gives us the 3 most effective techniques to get into this state of lucid dreaming…
In 13th century Scotland there was a freedom fighter named William Wallace.
In a time when most people in Scotland were willing to settle, Wallace wanted more for himself and for his people. Getting there was something that probably seemed impossible, to win freedom from a ruthless king probably seemed insurmountable.
Read in this inspiring post from Kimanzi Constable, how he turned his life around and stopped to settle for something that was below his real potential.