Have you ever seen a professional couple tango? The power, energy and control of such a provocative dance is mesmerising; a visual rendition of what passion is. Imagine having that kind of feeling about life and what you do every day. That fiery intensity of desire can also be channeled, albeit a little more watered down and a lot less carnal, into your life and your business. You just have to find it.
Too often we let our past affect our present and future. Maybe something happened to us that we just have not been able to let go of or move on from. This loop we’re in becomes a self-built prison and it stops us from reaching our full potential in life. It holds us back from being who we are truly meant to be.
Tips for Successfully Working with your Life PartnerApril 18, 2017
When you’re starting your own business, it can be great to have a partner, a sidekick, an ally. They can help handle the workload and bounce ideas off of. They can be someone you can vent to if you have a work crisis, you know, when the sky is falling and the walls are crumbling around you. Or someone to meet around the water-cooler, which is your fridge when you work from home.
It helps to have someone there that understands and supports your goals but also gets you and where you’re coming from. It’s great to have someone in your corner, but when that person is not just your business partner, but also your life partner, well, you can get more than you bargained for.
Recently I’ve been having a little trouble with motivation. I’ve been feeling a little lost, not sure what I’m doing. I want to be successful in my businesses of course, but I’m lacking focus, structure and drive. I find myself procrastinating or not even wanting to get out of bed some days. Do you ever feel like that sometimes? Continue Reading…
Never underestimate the benefits of a change of scenery. We’ve just come back from a weeklong road trip up North from Perth, Australia. When it gets a little cold in Perth, we head North where the temperature is warmer and the sun doesn’t stop shining.
Our search for happiness often leads us to the question ‘What should I do with my life?’
It’s a heavy handed question. One that many people are too afraid to ask. The outcome could disrupt their way of life, their stability, their security. Change can be scary, but major life changes that can have ripple effects in all areas of life and those around them, can be downright terrifying.
Picture this scenario: You work in a job you hate. It takes all your energy, your effort and time. There are always fires to put out, people relying on you, deadlines to meet. The stress is constant and unending. You work more to climb the corporate ladder. To keep your job so no one with better, newer qualifications can swoop in. To play the game.
You spend less and less quality time with your family and when you do, you’re too tired. Too burnt out. Maybe you snap easily at them. Constantly argue with your partner. You’re not the same person you once were. You don’t remember the last time you had any real fun. You’ve forgotten what that was like. Who you really are.
So I recently turned forty. Yup, the big 4-0. But I’m not cueing the death march just yet. I’ve not procured myself a burial plot or finalised my will. Life actually seems like it’s about to start for me. It’s the beginning, not the end. And that excites me.
We all want to be free. Free to make our own decisions for ourselves. To live our lives the way we see fit. To do what we want, when we want. Within the law and without hurting others hopefully. To binge watch episodes of Community. In our prom dresses. Eating donuts and drinking champagne. On a Tuesday afternoon. You know, should we so choose.
I have a confession to make. I’m an adventure-holic. I love adventure. I get bored doing the same thing every day. I dislike routine and nothing depresses me more than being stagnant in my life. I love feeling free. I need to be challenged. I want to experience more of life because after all life, itself, is an adventure. Give me more life!