So it’s Monday, most of us hate a Monday but I want you to imagine that today you are going to have your dream day, what would that consist of? What sort of job would you be waking up to? What sort of clothes would you wear? What would it take for you to wake up and smile? You got it? All in your head? Can you see yourself having the dream day? Or at your dream job? Well amazing if you can but if you can’t then stop complaining about a Monday because how can you dislike a day when you don’t even know what it would take to make it better?
If you have the vision then awesome, now it’s time to plan for you to get there. Sometimes we allow our own negative self talk to stand in our way of pursuing the job we really want. Or we allow friends and family to talk us down because they want us to stick to that ‘stable’ job you’ve had for your years because you’re safe there. The job that makes you the most unstable mentally and makes you not want to get up in the morning.
Your dream job can be ANYTHING. Whatever that title may mean to you, a dream job can be teaching, being a road sweeper, working in a library, being an artist or whatever. Even if you have to go back to uni or have to train up all over again. Whatever it means for you to wake up and be happy with going to work. People hear dream job and think you have to have a one way ticket to entrepreneurship. That is not the case at all! Your dream job is simply the one you can wake up to and not feel anxiety, dread and think of every excuse under the sun to call in sick just to avoid going to work.
My dream job at one point was a general assistant in Sainsburys, because I NEEDED a job which allowed me to spend more time with my son, concentrate on PickMeUpInc and still pay the bills. A peasant job to some but my dream job to allow me to live the life I want. So the difference between me and some of my friends were that I didn’t mind going to work whilst they in much more luxurious jobs had a face like a wet weekend everyday. Of course I started to dislike certain things at work so I changed job. Again its important to exercise the fact that you have a CHOICE. Something we all forget now and again.
Growth and change can be scary just like the transition a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly, but the struggle out of the cacooon isn’t in vain. The end result is so much more worth it and through the struggle the butterfly reaches its true potential.
So today is Monday, what will you do? Will you be beaten up by one day? Or will you realise that this world is your oyster and you have the ability to do so many wonderful things? You have the ability to realise your true potential! Whatever it may be I wish you nothing but happiness in abundance and a dose of courage too!
As we start a new week which also leads us in to a new month I wanted to touch on the importance of remaining consistent.
Anything in life only works when you remain consistent, your muscles in the gym only maintain when you are consistent when you work out, you only continued to get paid when you consistently go to work, even the universe teaches us…the earth consistently spins on its axis and the tide consistently goes in and out, without these consistency’s we wouldn’t survive.
Your goal or dream is the same, whether your aim is to get a new job, a new body or start a new project. Consistency is key. Just like you would water a flower to allow it to grow, your goal and dream should be like that flower. You water it with your enthusiasm and hard work and whilst it’s growing you still maintain that care.
Don’t let the temptation of ‘I’ll do it later’ ruin your chance at greatness. Don’t let inconsistency sweep in and ruin all your hard work.
This is a new month and a new week! Grab it with both hands and whatever you are working on, go hard.
Hope everyone is enjoying their bank holiday, I sadly have work today! Can I get a boo?! Haha!
I’m going to keep this one short as its a simple Monday motivation this week, basically if you have a goal or an idea, whether it be business, travelling, an ideal weight goal.. Whatever! Whatever that goal may be, I want you to start today! Right now! Use what you have and do what you can and start today! Today is the tomorrow you was worrying about yesterday.
We all have plans but sometimes these plans and goals stay in our heads. Use today and get started!!
I’ve had a lot of questions regarding my fear in starting PickMeUpInc. I thought I would base today’s Monday Motivation around that.
Every single person you see around you doing great was a beginner, nobody was born an expert. A dentist doesn’t come out the womb and become a dentist and a personal trainer doesn’t come out hench and ready to go. All these people condition themselves, they study, they train and they work bloody hard! You have the same ability, you have the same chance to get up and become good at something.
Steve jobs, your doctor and even Muhammad Ali all would have been shaking in their boots on their first patient, their first board meeting and their first boxing match. They would have had that same anxiety and fear that you and I feel when we try something new. But it’s all about pushing boundaries, once you do something for 3 weeks in a row it becomes habit. Feel the fear and do it anyway and it will become a habit. Push yourself, practice practice practice! Practice makes you better, they say never say never but you should NEVER ever stop learning. You should NEVER stop bettering yourself. You are your biggest project.
You can become great at something, you just have to have the sheer courage and determination. I wasn’t born with PickMeUp, I’ve created it because my passion is people, my passion is in helping and spreading some positivity. The first time I posted properly from PickMeUp I was nervous and abit scared BUT I did it and the hard work and all the anxiety is paying off.
There’s no difference between you and them, there’s no difference between you and I and there’s no difference in you fulfilling your true potential.
It was the early blossoming of spring and a girl was wandering through a garden when she discovered a cocoon hanging from the branch of a tree. It was almost time for a butterfly to emerge. Fascinated with her discovery she returned to the garden daily, enthusiastic to see all that would happen and hoping never to miss a thing.
One day a small opening appeared from its cocoon and the girl saw the butterfly struggling to free itself from its cocoon and enter a new world. She watched intently – until the butterfly seemed to have stopped making progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as possible and could go no further.
The girl made a sudden decision; she began to remove pieces of the cocoon that were obstructing the butterfly. Excited, she watched as the butterfly emerged, hoping its wings would unfold. But her excitement turned into dismay as the butterfly remained unable to move.
It was then that the girl realized what was happening: the cocoon was intended to create the struggle necessary for the butterfly to fly. In fact, it was not trying to escape… this was just nature’s way of making its wings stronger. It occurred to the girl that the butterfly would actually be grateful to the cocoon for the struggle that they would share.
I took this inspiring story from Miranda Kerr’s book ‘Treasure Yourself’. She speaks about being the impatient girl in life, trying to rush things before their time but also the butterfly, having to go through the struggles of life to become our true potential.
I personally believe I’ve been both and as I’ve got older I’m learning to really embrace my struggles and not be so impatient. (I am still working on it). If you are reading this right now and going through something I just want you to know that you will get through your struggle. You are that butterfly, working on strengthening your wings so when its your time to fly you’l be ready to go.
You have a new week and you have the power to mould it into something beautiful, don’t let your happenings destroy your happiness. Allow events to unfold and exercise that patience! Happy monday!
So it’s Monday but this week I’ve decided to post a video I personally love.
I believe we all go through hard times in our life, we all get to a point where we may want to quit, we lose our faith and question ‘Why me?’ We wonder when our bad days are going to be exchanged with the good but can be left disappointed time and time again because deep down we need to understand there is no good without bad. The only difference between a bad time and a good time is your attitude towards it.
In this video we get to understand the bamboo tree and its growth. I personally find the bamboo tree such an inspiration, it serves as a reminder to me that when something is taking a while, it’s fine. For anything to last the roots need to be strong.
I hope you enjoy the video as much as me, it’s referral to God can always be exchanged with the universe or another higher being or even a family member. Whatever you believe in and feels most natural for you to do so. Also I just want to say that I don’t take any credit for this video, it was found on YouTube and I just wanted to share it with you guys!
So this week is a bit music/poetry based! Hope you enjoy. I used to do music and received a few messages this week about a link up tv I did years back. I just used the last verse of the song! I don’t say in the video BUT smiling and singing can make you feel so good! Whether you can sing or not, putting your favourite song on to start your day can help in many ways.
Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to FEED YOUR MIND! YOU HOLD THE POWER!
I personally love this poem and read it a fair bit to just remind me whats important, it also reminds me not to invest my energy into certain things. Thought I would share it with you beautiful people on this rainy Monday! Enjoy!