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This week is "Work From Home Week" and I mentioned at the start of the week that I would come back to this.
There's a myth that working from home is full of distractions and is loads of fun. Or that as a self-employed person you have to work long hours, give up your social life, family time and pour everything into your business.

I shared this quote last year and it is worth repeating. "God" can be a loaded word so replace it with whatever makes you feel comfortable. I like "the universe" but you might prefer "the infinite", it doesn't matter, the essence is what is important. Your...

I want to share something important with you. When it's all going to shit, when the poop is really flying at the fan, HOLD ON. This is the time your resolve is being tested the most. Last weekend my family and I said good bye to our horse. I can't begin to describe the pain and guilt and anguish over this loss. It's almost a week on and we are sad to our bones, troubled by the decision we had to make and missing her kind face and soft warmth. On Monday I took a personal day and spent time with my mum and sisters. I also had a proposal due in to a client that day, with a meeting booked in to discuss it on Thursday. I also have my online course which I've been developing and have people interested in joining.

This post is more personal than I've been of late but it's something that I feel compelled to talk about today. About 10 years ago, when I lived in London with my then fiance, I had a dream, a song to sing ... sorry, I've been listening to too much ABBA lately*. Anyway, this dream. It wasn't a pleasant dream. It was intensely powerful. It was very succinct but so powerful that when I close my eyes now I can still feel it and see it.

The majority of people moan about monday. It's just a day, the problem is we've been conditioned to believe we shouldn't love our work so we get the "Monday blues" but when you work for yourself, some of that conditioning falls away. (Hey I'm not going to pretend ALL conditioning falls away, but some of it certainly does.)

Oh my word! What did you just say?! Did you just say “I never thought YOU’D be able to do that!”?

Ok, I know, that’s a little bit abrupt but this is a reaction I’ve had in the past, and probably will again, when someone reacts to something I’ve done with complete shock. And not shock in a good way, shock because they didn’t think I was CAPABLE of something and that’s quite insulting!