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Business Planning

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I have been very concerned about timing in my business planning.  ‘I have to have done X before I can do Y’, etc.  But really, it doesn’t matter.  What matters is that I’m happy.  End of.

Is happiness in your business plan?

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The Beauty of Reality

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Our souls are beautiful – we all know that.  We also all know that everyone is a good person, deep down.  We have all just been skewed in various ways by our parents/relatives/friends/life in general.  What matters now is how we act and how we love.  We can be bitter and twisted, or we can care and support.

This post isn’t quite about that, though.  It’s about love, and how we approach being a partner.  Yes, we are, in general, slightly fucked up good people.  What matters is not the beauty of our souls, though, but the grace with which we look after ourselves.  This is the trick, the knack, the reality to love and life.

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A Moment Of Ĺove

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Love – the word – makes us feel warm and excited.  It makes us feel safe and protected.  We think of a strong partner. A wise partner.

Today, try being this person for yourself.  Love yourself…  Look after yourself.  Try having a ‘moment of love’ and be those things for you.

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Radical Acceptance

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I am working on it. I am. Acceptance is the root of mindfulness. Sometimes you’re happy, sometimes you’re sad. If you accept each state as it comes, without holding on to any state, then you have done it. You are being mindful.  You are at peace.

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What Is Success To You?

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Yes, bad stuff happens.  But, essentially, we are in control of our own lives.  With each healthy meal we eat, with each workout that we do, we are shaping the future we want – a future that will make us happy.  It is implicit, then, that success is completely subjective.

To me, success is having a healthy body and mind.  I’d like to help others.  I’d like to have financial freedom, and handle that with integrity.

What is success to you?

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Going Organic

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This past summer, I decided that 2019 would be a year of not eating processed food.  I decided to get a bread maker and practice over this half a year.

So far, it has gone quite well.  All meat comes from either the farmers market or butchers (it is sooo yummy), fruit and veg comes in a weekly organic box, and bits and bobs (olive oil, soy sauce etc.) I’m getting from the local health food shop.

I have not tried making bread yet.

Though the initial outlay for quality meat and vegetables is quite high, when you don’t eat out at all, it is actually cheaper – and you get to eat better quality food.

I am doing it slowly, and not replacing things until they’re finished – because I can’t afford it – but I’m excited.  It doesn’t feel like a chore at all.  Just like I’m having treats all the time.  Man, you should try these organic pears!

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It’s World Mental Health Day!

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I have bipolar. We all know that. But what I’d like to talk about is how wonderful the people around me are. I live in a building filled with people mentally and physically different from ‘normal’. They are truly and thoroughly some of the best people I have ever met. So understanding, so caring.

Don’t judge us or pity us. The only hardship we face is people that don’t care.

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Flashdance

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I am so incredibly lucky to have found myself living with a girl who is as into musicals as I am.  A few weeks ago we went to see Flashdance The Musical.  It was properly brilliant, and we boogied along all through the show.  If you get the chance to see it while it’s touring (UK), do.

It reminded me how important good fun is – and it was really good fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Who Is To Blame?

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When you have got through a day, and you look back upon it, there are usually ‘things that went well’ and ‘things that didn’t go so well’ to embrace.  Usually we look with delight at the first category and horror at the second, and that is the end of it.  Sometimes we might ask ourselves why the second happened, and come up with the answer that it was his or her fault.  ‘If they’d only…’  and so it goes.  But this is a useless way of thinking.  Instead, think about how you contributed to those outcomes.  Will you do the same next time?  Taking responsibility for your life is the only way to move on quickly, and make for better outcomes tomorrow.