Starting the New Year off right

2011 was a momentous year for me, in many ways. One thing I realised was that I have, in the past, tried to model myself too closely on other people, instead of standing tall and saying “This is who I am, and this is what I believe in – if you’d like me to work with you, then I would love to be part of your journey”.

All that is about to change!

There are people who say “life is hard”, and there are also people who say “business is hard”. I think they’re wrong. I think that life is basically very simple. We are the ones who make it hard for ourselves. And the same goes for business, too. I certainly know that I’ve made my business much harder than it needed to be over recent years.

I now want my life, and my business, to be full of joy and inspiration. I don’t have expensive tastes – I’m quite happy to sit for hours in a cafe, or on the beach (in the sunshine!), watching the world go by. And I’ve realised that I haven’t been doing enough of that lately.

People say, if you want to succeed in business, you need to spend time with those who are vastly more successful than yourself. Sure, I’d love to hang out with the likes of Richard Branson, but I’m not ready for that yet. Instead, I’m going to spend more time with people who are enjoying their life and their business – and I know that my life and my business will also bloom as a result of that.

The key for me, this year, will be to keep things simple. I’ll still recommend resources from other people who I believe have something interesting or useful to offer – but only if I feel that they are good role models, enjoying their success rather than being a slave to it.

I seem to have gone full circle – I started off, some time ago, talking about Creating an Inspired Life. Then my focus turned to business. Now I’m putting Life first again, in the belief that, when you create a life that inspires you, and fills you with joy, people are automatically attracted to you.

And if they aren’t – at least you’ll have created an Inspired Life!!


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