Motivation vs Inspiration.

If I am honest, I have never really stopped to consider the difference between motivation and inspiration until today. I guess, being a generally positive type of person I tend to focus on motivation as being a positive thing, driven from a place of positive energy as opposed to anything negative.

But today I learned that whilst inspiration is most definitely a positive thing (even when coming from some of the saddest of situations) , motivation can be very much driven by negativity as much as anything positive.

And whilst the end result can be exactly what you want, I have to question how this sits in terms of the Law of Attraction.

Today I found myself motivated by those most negative of emotions – anger and frustration and whilst inwardly I am utterly seething I know that to actually do or say something whilst in this frame of mind is probably not going to do me much good in relation to the Law of Attraction and like attracting like! (Although shouting down the phone at someone right now might make me feel momentarily better.)

There are few things in life that have me reaching for the Gin bottle or meditation music on YouTube faster than rudeness (especially from someone who is supposedly paid to help you – yes I am talking Customer Services here!), bad manners, lying, theft, fraud and spam emails.

Today it has been the turn of ineptitude, appallingly bad customer service and total lack of sympathy or understanding for a customer in a difficult situation (I’m trying to resolve the last remaining financial BS from my late mother’s estate and getting nowhere fast with a totally unprofessional, intransigent, obdurate, ignorant and down right rude electricity supplier).

At this moment in time I would happily put a verbal bomb up someone’s a*se but who is actually to blame?

Is it the Customer Service rep who was utterly rude (or perhaps she was just badly trained or having a bad day herself.)?

Or is it the billing department who can’t seem to use the same two numbers twice on different bills (or do they just put figures into a system and believe whatever comes out at the other end without actually checking them because they have never actually been trained to check anything??)

Perhaps it is whoever wrote the training systems for Customer Services and Finance (& if it is, how the hell am I supposed to find out who that person was so I can give them a piece of my mind)?

Maybe it’s HR who can’t seem to work out how to recruit the right people for the job? Or possibly it goes right to the top and the CEO who, under pressure from shareholders, cuts budgets so much that poor service is the only possible outcome for everyone.

Fortunately there is a complaints procedure (or at least their website says there is one but whether or not it actually works is another thing altogether) and, as a last resort, there is the Ombudsman.

Whichever way I end up going, the one thing I am sure of is that if I go into the next stage of the process in my current state of seething rage I may get the end result of what I want but in doing so I will have piled up a whole load of negative energy that is only going to affect me (& not in a good way) and I am more than likely going to get the equivalent level of anger directed back at me at some point in the future.

So, for now, I am going to resist the temptation to pour a large G&T at 3pm, will make myself a cup of tea instead and take a few deep breaths in and out to calm myself down.

And if that doesn’t work I’m going to find some inanimate object and beat the crap out of it!!!!

Peace and love to you all until next time.

Kate xx

The River of Life.

There’s a famous line in the film “Forrest Gump” that goes “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates…” and it may be like that for some people but to me that brings to mind an image of an ever depleting entity rather than something that lasts.

I have said before that life is not balance – it is not stationary. Instead it is flow – like a river. And whilst many people may go on to explain this analogy further as life springing from the earth, beginning as a small stream and growing as it moves inexorably closer to its end destination where it joins with all other rivers and becomes one body of water (the sea), I am talking more about the flow that moves the river constantly onwards.

Rivers never run in straight lines! How dull and predictable would that be – lots of straight lines carving up the landscape, all going in one direction, at the same speed & probably all arriving at the sea at the same time (rather like Milton Keynes now I come to think of it lol!!!)

That image (apart from reminding me of MK) also conjures up memories of reading the book “The machine Stops” by E.M.Forster – enforced order, rigid structure, unnatural life and movement, control, loss of identity… But here I go again…off on another tangent as my brain wakes up from the uninspired sludge it has been snoozing in recently.

Back to my subject for today – the River of Life and the fact that rivers never run in straight lines (not for long anyway).

Sure, there are long, slow, straight stretches where we can see where we are heading and any obstacles there might be in our way, but sooner or later something will cause the river to bend and we lose sight of what is coming up next.

As with so many occasions in life, this is where we have a choice – carry on around the bend and see what opens up in front of us (the potentially exciting but scary option) or we play it safe, steer our boat over to the river bank and get out. We like the security, the safety of being able to see where we are going so if the river is going to be so damned inconsiderate as to have a bend in it then we will stay right here thank-you very much!!

Hmmmmmm.

Where is your sense of adventure or even curiosity??

And have you stopped to think that if you stay here you will never get to achieve your end goal of seeing the ocean in all its power, glory and beauty?

Do you really want to miss out on that experience?

Is the bend in the river so scary it’s worth giving up your dreams for?

I know that if you have the courage, the tenacity & the curiosity to continue around the bend in your own personal river,things may be very different.

That gentle, slow-moving, calm, broad expanse of river may narrow, grow in speed, crash and bounce in a mad foam of white, blinding spray over hidden rocks and boulders but oh, the excitement, the adrenaline rush, the whoop of excitement, the overwhelming sense of achievement and pride when you get through it all. Isn’t that worth the risk?

Yes, our boat may tip over and dump us in the water but we are designed with all the right protective gear that will help us survive the rapids of life – intuition, experience, knowledge, friendship, love, tenacity, courage, determination, the ability to build another boat and keep going around the next bend, and the next and the ones after that.

You just have to believe that you have that protective gear and trust it.

Just as a river is never one long, straight line, neither is it one continuous, crashing, exciting but exhausting white-water ride.


Sometimes we are crashed and bounced through white-water rapids that scare, exhilarate and exhaust us with the speed at which we are travelling and the effort needed to keep our boat upright, in one piece and not full of water.
The adrenaline courses through us as we focus on one thing and one thing alone – survival.

Other times we travel along deep, slow-moving, languorous waters that allow us to rest and recover, take in the beauty of our surroundings and plan ahead .

Then there are those times when the river just flows at the right speed, in the right direction, sometimes shallow enough to see the bottom and without large, hidden obstacles that threaten to tear our boat apart. We move forwards fast enough to know we are getting to where we want to be. We still have to focus and concentrate, keep our mind on the job in hand and staying on course, but it’s more a matter of gentle tweaks and corrections, working with the flow of the river and not fighting it.

And yet we still have time to admire the view, enjoy the journey and relax in the knowledge that everything, for now is as it should be – not too fast, not too slow but just at the right speed, in flow and as one with the river.

These are the moment when we achieve, succeed, grow and expand and find that our inspiration is rekindled and we can once more write a blog post with ease, fluidity and joy!

Oh, and one last thing before I leave…

Please take this very, very important piece of advice…

NEVER NEVER NEVER decide that to try and take your boat UP-stream is a good idea. You are going against the flow of the river and its power is far greater than yours. All you will succeed in doing is waste a whole load of your time and energy going the wrong way and you will only end up further away from your goal than when you started. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that there is a better life up-stream, in the past – there IS NOT.

Up-stream is where you have come from. There is absolutely no point in trying to go back to it as all you will be doing is covering the same old ground and making the same old mistakes and believe me, as someone who has learned this lesson the hard way – it really is NOT worth it.

Until next week, enjoy sailing along your own River of Life and remember to enjoy every moment. Once the water has passed beneath your boat it has gone forever.

Kate xx

Anything is possible in a story.

Sometimes as an author, I suddenly find myself stuck, pen hovering over a blank page (or, in today’s world of technology, fingers hovering over a keyboard, eyes staring at a blank Microsoft Word document page) whilst I wait for inspiration to flow.

Like so many things in life, it’s that all important first step or word that is often the hardest.

What do I want to say?

How do I want to say it?

On what context do I want to position this?

Where is this going to? (a question I ask myself on a daily basis!!!)

I find fiction a little easier than life if I am honest but only because the very first thing I did before I started on my first book was to write out my story’s plan. At least when I get stuck with the finer details I still know in which general direction I’m supposed to be going.

If that doesn’t work then I re-read what I have written so far. At over 100,000 words this can often take quite a long time (good job I can speed read!) but it re-immerses my mind into my story and re-kindles my relationship with my characters, allowing me to get out of this life with all of it’s worries and distractions and back into a world of magic, adventures and heroism.

As I read what I have written previously, my subconscious mind picks up the plot and drags it to the surface of my consciousness, allowing the words to start to flow again.

Often that start is slow and a bit clunky (lots of sentences written, deleted and re-written) but as the distractions of the outside world begin to fade, I find the flow starts to happen again and then the problem is how to keep my fingers going as fast as my imagination!

My story is complex, with twists and turns along the way but I don’t want my reader to be able to see which way the story has twisted until something happens further along the journey of the plot. There comes a point when something will happen that will make my reader say or think “Aha! So that’s why XYZ happened back in Chapter Whatever” or even find themselves driven to go back to that earlier chapter, to find what happened previously and put the two together in order to find understanding as well as a need to keep on turning the pages in order to find out what happens next.

This book is 1 of 6. I have the plot of my final book already outlined in my head and there is a MASSIVE twist to it half way through, one that will make my readers go “OMG! REALLY??? Now what?!”

The tough part is keeping track of all the threads that are woven through my plot so that I can pull them together for my last book without missing any . We all know that a loose thread can be a dangerous thing!

And in writing my book, I see many similarities between my writing process and life itself.

Sometimes it flows, sometimes it gets stuck.

Sometimes I need to check out my plan and sometimes I have to go back over the past in order to get clarity about the future.

There are always hundreds of threads that I have woven into my past – some I have already tied off, others are still tangled and need sorting and many are still loose, waiting for me to weave them into the story of my future life.

I may re-write my plan for my future but the plot that brought me to this point in my life is unchangeable (unlike in my book).

Re-reading my life-story so far may be painful, happy, sad, embarrassing, full of regret or full of gratitude, with moments of confusion and clarity as well as things to be proud of but the loose threads of my future are waiting for me to weave them into the story and the ending I want.

The plot that I write and the threads of my future story that I weave is my choice – I just need to use my imagination wisely and not re-write the mistakes of my past.

And above all I must remember this……..

Anything is possible in a story:-

Until next time…

Kate

Why do night-time thoughts always disappear?!

I am an intermittent insomniac. It’s usually pain related but once I’m even vaguely awake my brain uses it as an excuse to kick in big time and sleep throws its hands into the air and surrenders (what a wimp!!!)

I’ve long since learned not to stress about those nights as it only makes the insomnia worse so I just lie in the dark and let my thought frolic merrily around in my head knowing that my body, at least, is still resting.

Funnily enough, once it has done its job of waking me up and poking my little grey cells into a chaos of thinking, the pain in my back and hips slinks away to skulk in a corner until I either sit too long in my office chair or do too much of something physical. Typical!

Sometimes my thoughts coalesce into something quite startlingly intuitive or creative or just downright brilliant and I repeat them over and over again to myself so as not to forget them in the morning. In the quiet, still darkness of the wee small hours it seems eminently feasible that I will remember everything in just a few hours time but unfortunately this attempt at memory imprinting fails 99% of the time.

Like chasing a butterfly, the harder I try to remember what it was that was so startlingly clear in it’s brilliance at 3.23am, the more it eludes me and fades into the grey fuzz where those really great dreams you have also reside.

I don’t think it’s an age thing as dreams and night-time thoughts have always eluded me once my eyes open and my conscious mind takes over (you know, the sensible, logical part of your brain that thinks dreams and night thoughts are for children and la-la land inhabitants). Occasionally something during the day will trigger a memory and the dream or thought comes rushing out from the grey fuzz to present itself to my conscious mind with a “tadaahh!” or a “boo” not dissimilar to a naughty child jumping out from a hiding place and scaring the sh*t out of you!!!!

I’m really hoping this happens with my thoughts from last night’s bout of insomnia as, even though I say so myself, they were mind blowingly awesome but annoyingly now hidden in the depths of my subconscious mind, jealously guarded like Golum hanging onto his “Precioussssss.”

If they do appear I will, of course share their intuitive, awesome brilliance with you (unless of course they turn out to be, like a bad Tinder date, not as great as they first appeared to be in the wee small hours!) If that happens to be the case I will then apply that well known technique of selective memory and consign those thoughts to the “delete” folder of my mind.

If nothing else……. at least they gave me something to journal about today 🙂

Until next time, stay safe, have fun and live every moment you have on this beautiful planet of ours.

Your friend,

Kate xx

Taking inspiration from no inspiration!!

It’s easy to look at what other people are doing and writing about either in blogs or on social media, and feel that your life is dull by comparison.

“I’m not inspired enough to write inspirational posts.”

“Nothing is amazing enough to write about and no one will want to read about MY life right now.” etc etc etc

The answer? Be HONEST – with yourself and with your audience.

It can be quite enlightening to read that other people sometimes come to a grinding halt in their journey of Life and wonder what to do next or which way to turn. There really is no such thing as a Positivity Superhero who doesn’t know what problems, upsets or a down day are (no matter what they post on Facebook or Instagram!!)

Inspirational posts are great but sometimes I find that I start to compare myself to those people who are ALWAYS writing inspirational stuff and who NEVER seem to be negative or have any problems in life. “What am I doing wrong?” is a question I find myself asking (the answer to that question is “nothing”!)

If I am honest I sometimes find it exhausting, like watching an irritating toy powered by a Duracell battery and waiting for it to run out of power (I know that seems unfair and it probably is but this post is about being honest and that’s how I feel sometimes!)

The reality is that life, nature, the Moon, energy, everything, moves in waves – up and down , left and right. It is those changes in movement that keep our momentum going forwards and without them we would most definitely end up getting utterly stuck.

People say life is a balance – it’s not really.

Balance is something static, stationary, not going anywhere. Life is Flow – sometimes up, sometimes down, sometimes left and sometimes right but always, always moving forwards.

It’s fine to feel a bit down when you just want to be happy and positive.

Don’t resist it! Explore those feelings and try to get to know them , to understand them.

Why? That’s always a great question to ask! Why do I feel like this? What happened? Why did it happen? Why me? Be inquisitive about your feelings; get to know what they are really like; what led you to feel this way; what can you do to feel differently? It can actually be quite and interesting and cathartic process.

And remember this – in order to fully appreciate the great/ happy/ successful/ fun-filled times in life we have to have something to measure or compare them with. If we have no experience of sad how can we know or appreciate the fact that we are happy?

What is “Up” if we have no “Down” to measure it by?

What does “Left” mean if there is no “Right”?

I took inspiration from being uninspired today and created this blog post!!

There is a surprise in everything in life.

Have an awesome day 🙂

Kate x

Snails and Big Fish.

The weekend is over and for many people that means back to the drudgery of the early morning alarm, the commute to work and the 9-5, exchanging your time for enough money to pay the bills and making someone else rich (NOT very motivational I know!!!)

For some of us who are lucky enough not to have jobs we really dislike, Monday is a day to look forward to but we still have the same worries and concerns about money, time, self doubt and whether what we are doing is right.

“Comparisonitis” can creep into everyone’s life at some point or another and it can lead to envy, jealousy, frustration and even quitting if we are not careful.

What you need to understand is that a snail’s journey in life is just as important and as successful as anyone else’s!

Watching a snail move you probably think that it goes sooooo slowly it can’t possibly achieve much in it’s life.
But it’s all about perception.

Shrink yourself down to the size of a snail and suddenly that pavement you need to get across to reach the grass on the other side becomes far more than one simple stride – it becomes a morning’s worth of work and effort.

Conversely, turn around and take a look at the “big fish” in your particular work or business “pond”. Perhaps how fast they move, how successful they have become, how much money they have already made and continue to make, how many people look up to them makes you suddenly feel like that snail by comparison.

Looking at either in this way is not good for you unless you take a positive viewpoint.

Don’t mock the snail because it seems to be moving slowly (& please don’t stomp on it!). Try helping it, pick it up and move it out of harm’s way and to where it is trying to get to (Gardeners – I am speaking metaphorically here so your veggies and flowers are safe!!)

Be grateful that you are in a position to help out someone who is moving slower than you (& there are ALWAYS people like that when you look around you no matter what you think your current position in life is) and help them whenever you can.

On the other side of the picture, don’t give in to envying those big fish who seem to fly through the stormy seas of business and work without any difficulties. They may have achieved everything you want but there is no reason for envy.

They were small fry once upon a time. It took courage, persistence, determination,, self-belief and passion to get to where they are today and there is still always the risk of a bigger fish swallowing them up or of getting tangled up in some thoughtless rubbish other people dump.

Sure, some of them will look upon you as a snail and mock your slower progress – ignore them; don’t try to be them and remember that Karma always comes around in the end!

Instead, look up to the ones who embody the characteristics that you admire, the ones who inspire you and who help, encourage and support you.

Learn from them. Be motivated by them and stick with your dreams and REMEMBER……

….you are already that person to a snail somewhere else.

Have an awesome day everyone whether you are a big fish, a little fish or a snail 🙂

Time!!!

“Time is just another flow of Energy. It is only limited by the box we put it in.”

How many times do you hear people say “I never have enough time”, “There are not enough hours in the day”, “time just runs away with me”?

Or there’s the opposite… “time is dragging”, “the clock just doesn’t seem to be moving” etc etc…

Have you noticed how time flies when you are having fun but drags when you are bored and almost seems to stand still when you are waiting for something exciting to happen? When you are really looking forward to something it seems to take forever to happen yet when you are dreading something it comes up so quickly. 
A minute of pain seems to last forever; a minute of joy passes all too quickly.

Time changes according to our perceptions and feelings, our thoughts and and emotions.
If time speeds up or slows down as a result of how we unconsciously think or feel, what do you think we could do with time if we consciously applied those same perceptions, thoughts and emotions??

The Law of Attraction states that we attract to us everything we think, feel and do. 
If you are always worrying about time and telling yourself that you don’t have enough of it then you WILL find that time absolutely run away from you.
And the opposite is true as well!

So next time you find yourself worrying about lack of time just STOP…. take a breath and remind yourself that time is merely a flow of Energy that contracts or expands to the size of box that our thoughts, feelings and perceptions build for it.

Take your matchbox size perception of time and imagine it expanding into a HUGE box of seemingly endless proportions with Time joyfully bouncing around instead of being squished into a tiny little box.

You will be surprised at how much more time you suddenly find you have.

Have an amazing day filled with ALL the time you need to do everything you want.

Kate xx

Bumps in the Road!

We all have them……

Bumps in the road; falling off the wagon (whichever wagon you happen to be on – mine is staying focused on my business!); face planting the road to your hopes and dreams; making a wrong turn sometimes.

It’s easy to give up at this point.

In fact for some this bump or fall, face plant or wrong turn, is exactly the excuse they have been waiting for to be able to give up and go back to their comfort zone of moaning and bitching, having a pity party and generally joining in with the “Life’s not fair” brigade.

The successful people in life are the ones who don’t make excuses, don’t see excuses and who don’t give up.

Bumps in the road may slow you down but maybe you actually NEED to slow down for a little bit!!

Physical bumps in the road, the ones that threaten to tear your exhaust off if you drive over them any faster than 5mph are put there for a reason – SAFETY. For us and those around us, maybe our own personal or business “bump” is actually keeping you or someone else safe. Slowing you down for a reason perhaps???

Falling off the wagon – now that can really hurt, and it stops you dead in your tracks.

Its easy to believe you have failed and so you give up. But this is the point where you have to remember that nothing is a failure until you give up on it.

Falling off the wagon or face planting the path to your dreams is NOT failure…….unless you choose to give up.

Get up, get back on the wagon, get back on your path and you have NOT failed. You have a choice at this point – make sure it’s a good choice, the right choice.

And as for making a wrong turning, heading in the wrong direction, going round in circles until you feel dizzy – what do you do about that?

Well, pretty much the same as those other bumps, falls and face plants……….. STOP!!!

Take a deep breath and stop panicking. There is a way back out of every hole; there is a way of correcting your course and getting back on track.

You have a built in Sat Nav – it’s called your intuition, your gut feeling… and if you had actually been tuned into it in the first place you wouldn’t have made that wrong turning but I know that the noise of life with all it’s distractions often means that we can’t or don’t want to listen to our intuition.

And so we go wrong.

So what!!!

Take a look around you. Take time to understand why this place you are in is not the right place for you to be.

Or maybe it’s actually the right place right now because there is something you need to learn from being here?

Nothing in life is a mistake – it is simply a decision you or I have made that leads us to a different outcome than the one we were expecting and every “mistake” is an opportunity for learning.

Embrace your “wrong turnings” – be grateful for them, for the lessons they are teaching you and use your in-built sat nav to help you find your way back to your true path.

And remember, before you think about making any other changes to your planned route in life just stop before you make that turn…..

Take a breath. Tune out all the noise around you, the advice, information,pressure,bright sparkly objects etc and listen to what your gut instinct,your intuition, your heart is telling you.

It may not be what you want to hear but it is ALWAYS, ALWAYS right.

Have an awesome day.

Kate xx

Lessons in Life

I have lived so much of my life thinking, believing and feeling that I was a failure, not good enough, incapable of succeeding in life or business or as a daughter/wife/parent etc.

What we believe we are we become.

We can hope, we can dream but without belief nothing will ever come of those hopes an dreams. And so we give in to the negativity over and over again and slowly our hopes and dreams wither and die before ever reaching fruition.

I see so many people crushed by self-doubt, fear of judgement, a negative view of who they are or who they could be and it saddens me. That used to be me and sometimes, all those old feelings, doubts and negativity still rear their ugly heads and try to overwhelm me.

But I have learned that I do not need to have my future dictated to by my past. I am no longer the person I was.

I was born to love this life, to dance in the rain, scuff my way through autumn leaves, splash in puddles, build snowmen, explore rock pools, belly laugh until I cry, hug loved ones, share wine, chocolate and memories with my best friend and above all, to be, do and have everything I ever wanted.

Some of us start out in a difficult place. Some of us have it easier.

But it is not how we start that counts, it is how we run the course and how we finish this life that really counts.

Often the people who face the biggest hurdles are the ones who achieve the most. An easy life has the potential to make us lazy and takes away our ability to appreciate and be grateful for everything we have no matter how small or seemingly insignificant those things might be.

For it is in our gratitude for the little things that the bigger things come to us.

Life is tough.

We are here to learn and if we have no problems to face then we learn nothing.

Without darkness we cannot appreciate light.

Without tears we cannot appreciate laughter.

Without sadness we cannot appreciate joy.

Without the bad we cannot appreciate the good.

Balance.

Yin and Yang.

Lessons and choices.

We weave the story of our own tapestry of Life. We choose the colors, the patterns, the images, the story – no one else creates our life. Others may try to influence us, some help, some hinder, some teach, some try to change or destroy what we are trying to create but as long as we know what we truly want from this life, as long as we hold true to our hopes and dreams and never give up we WILL create the life we want.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Storm clouds will always pass eventually and make way for the sun to shine.

Day will always follow night.

You will never be without love if you have learned to love yourself.

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry all alone. The world is a tough place. People can be cruel but that is their problem not yours so don’t let them influence how you feel about yourself.

Always, always, always be true to yourself.

Treat other as you would have them treat you and try to see something good in everyone and everything around you. You will be surprised at how much brighter the world looks from this perspective.

We are born to laugh, to love, to enjoy and not to cry, hate or endure. Live as YOU want to live and be the person YOU want to be without fear of judgement, ridicule or criticism.

This is YOUR life, not anyone else’s and as long as you live it to he best of your ability, without negativity, cruelty, immorality, greed, hate or judgement then live it EXACTLY as you choose and be the person you choose to be and not the person other people tell you to be.

Laugh. Love. Dance. Give. Be grateful. Enjoy.

You only have one life……LIVE IT!!!!!

“Success requires no apologies. Failure permits no alibis.” Napoleon Hill

I am currently reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, a book I now wish I had read much earlier on in my life and a book I think EVERYONE should read, regardless of whether they are in any business, thinking about setting up a business or just wanting to get by in life without ending up in a big pile of financial shit.

I am reading it one chapter per day – there is so much to absorb and learn that doing any more than that would just blow my little grey cells I think.

Today’s chapter is on Desire (and no, this blog is NOT going to get kinky here!) This is about desiring money.

“Wishing will NOT bring money. But DESIRING riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches and backing those plans with persistence THAT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE FAILURE will bring riches.”

In this chapter we are told to follow 6 steps which I will outline below for you.

1. Fix in your mind the EXACT amount of money you desire. Be definite as to the amount. Just saying “I want to be rich” or “I want lots of money” isn’t going to cut it. That’s a bit like saying I want food…..how much food? What type? When exactly do you want it? Be specific.

2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. Nothing in life is free so what are you going to give back? Your time? Your focus and attention? Helping other people achieve the same? It doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay out in $$$ although you might decide to pay for mentoring, coaching or educational stuff to help move you forwards in life your job or business.

3. Establish a definite date when you intend to have the money you desire. Yes, this is pretty much goal setting but believe me IT WORKS and it keeps your mind, attention and actions focused and on track.

4. Create a definite PLAN for carrying out your desire and BEGIN AT ONCE whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action. DON’T PROCRASTINATE. It’s about pace NOT perfection. If you never start you don’t stand a cat in hell’s chance of getting what you want.

5. Write out your statement of intent…
“I will have $X by such and such a date. I will give………in return for receiving this money and I will achieve this by doing the following steps………… I WILL START TODAY!!!”

6. Read your statement out loud 2xper day – don’t just write it out and then never look at it again. As you read really SEE, FEEL, BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY. What you feel is far more powerful than simply saying words. What comes from the heart is magnified in it’s realization far more than what comes from simply repeating words like a parrot.

Only those who become MONEY CONSCIOUS ever accumulate great riches. “Money consciousness” means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated in the DESIRE for money that you can see yourself already in possession of it.
If you do not see great riches in your imagination you will NEVER see them in your bank balance and the one quality you MUST have in order to win is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what you want and a BURNING DESIRE to possess it.

I am reminded of the story I heard about Whoopi Goldberg, that amazing actor, in the days long before she became famous. Born into poverty and with (to all intents and purposes) no chance whatsoever of achieving her dream of becoming an actor, she would look at her reflection in the mirror every single morning and tell herself that she WAS going to be a rich and famous actor.
Day after day she held onto that absolute desire and belief that she WOULD achieve her dreams, no matter what the odds against it happening, no matter what people told her to the contrary.

Now she is a household name and a much loved, respected and sought after actor.

A strong desire, an absolute belief that IT IS POSSIBLE and having persistence that does not recognize failure is all it takes to bring you the riches or anything else in life that you want.

So how strong is your desire and what will YOU do today to finally have everything you want?

Until next time, I remain your friend in life and business.

Kate xx