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We’ve all had those days where we get out of bed on the wrong side and things go progressively more pear-shaped as the day goes on! The thing is, how often do we take the time to consider that the world is not happening to us? We are participating in everything that we get in life! And if we don’t like what we’re getting, then we can change it!

Whining about your mood is a bit like watching a really dreadful movie on TV and not bothering to change the channel! No matter what is happening in the outside world, you alone are responsible for what’s happening inside your head!

So if life is seeming a bit tough right now go and find some uplifting music and dance around to it. Do some yoga or meditation. Read a great book or watch some animals doing stupid things on YouTube! Phone a friend who will make you laugh. Play with the dog, or borrow someone else’s! Watch Ice Age on DVD. Whatever it takes. It’s up to you, and only you, to do what it takes to feel wonderful!

Make that your first priority every morning!

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We’ve had a fun Friday in the sun snorkelling around on the East Coast of the UAE. Its really great to spend relaxing time with friends and I am so grateful to be able to swim in the sea on the 16th of December. Sending lots of sunshine to those of you in colder climes!

Back to work tomorrow… or maybe Sunday!

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I’ve been very remiss with blogging today. Got an old friend in town – well, he’s not that old but we’ve known him a long time! We’ve just spent a lovely evening catching up with him and sitting under the stars on a beautiful Dubai winter evening! I’m feeling very mellow and grateful for the fact that we get to spend the winter in the sunshine while so many people are freezing cold and getting snowed on. Not that I don’t love the snow, but I’m old enough and wise enough now to realise that I love the theory of snow more than I love the reality of it!

Sending all you folks in the frozen north loads of sunshine – we have plenty to spare!

 

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The thing about this question is it all depends on perspective! Sometimes you think things are going well and then you discover that not everything was as it seemed. And sometimes you think something is a total disaster and yet it leads to your greatest breakthough.

So be very careful not to label things until you’ve seen the full picture, and know that sometimes you never will.

This video is one of my favourite illustrations of exactly that:

 

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This says everything i could wish to say tonight!

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I’m about to take the somewhat scary step of taking on a personal assistant and although it is a bit daunting to entrust vital parts of my business to someone else I am very lucky that my friend Warsha runs a fabulous company called Platinum VA which takes most of the pain out of delegation. I say “most” only because I will have to reveal to someone outside of my immediate family just how convoluted my filing system is and how utterly disorganised my database is and that is going to be embarrassing!

But I am lucky in that I have realised not that I need help, but that I will need help very soon. And that’s a vital difference. I’ve watched so many entrepreneurs resist hiring help because they say they’re hopeless at delegating or they are control freaks or all sorts of other excuses. They wait till the point that they are on the very edge of nervous exhaustion, of letting down clients or worse alienating their families and even then they are making excuses. The truth is by the time they’ve got to that point it often is too late because by then they genuinely don’t have time to teach someone how their systems work. And almost all the possible results then are not too pretty. At the very best they will have stalled their success dead in the water. And all that momentum lost is going to take a long time and a lot of energy to build back up again.

Acknowledging that I can’t do it all myself is the first step in the journey from one-woman-band into a business that has the potential to grow to whatever size I choose to take it. If I don’t take that step I no longer have a choice. I’m grateful to have Warsha watching my back to remind me of this!

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Its not just me! Here’s what Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup For The Soul, has to say about abundance:

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