Today is my official birthday, but I started celebrating yesterday and have the next two days of celebrations too.
At work yesterday, I was given my first birthday present and card. I finished work an hour earlier and went for meal with my friend Debbie in Nandos. I was pleasantly surprised to see another friend in there. Luke Friend, from the XFactor. Among the presents that my friend had bought me, was a book of love quotes and I asked him to autograph it for me.
Here he is with his friends.
He was sitting at the other side of Nandos from where I was sitting. He told me he has a recording contract with Sony and will have an album coming out this year.
Today, I am off to Brean leisure park, on my own, in Burnham-on-sea. It is going to be awesome.
When others say I can’t, I say I can, and I do it.
One of the key messages I took away from the Business Showcase South West, was that all successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common, they turn their ideas into reality when everyone says they can’t. This was clearly stated in Karen Brady’s speech.
If someone says you can’t do something that you want to do, what do you say?
I recently took this photo of a horse drawn carriage. A couple were inside the carriage, wearing their wedding outfits. Presumably, they had just been married.
What sprung to my mind were two things. Some people say you can’t have a horse drawn carriage for your wedding day, that’s not a reality. Well they certainly made it their reality. Second thing, some say you can’t outrun a horse and he has done just that.
When someone says you can’t, know that you can do anything you set your mind to.
I have a saying; there are no rules other than the ones you set for yourself. Dare to be different, embrace your quirky and do whatever you want to do. As my Grandma always says; there is no such word as can’t. She is my hero and a true inspiration.
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I am about to go to another networking event at Colston Hall in Bristol and need to get changed into a dress for it.
Whilst I was waiting for my food in Tampopo, I took this photo of me. Why do I usually always look more awake at night? Because I am a night owl and come alive at night. I prefer to write at night because that is when I am more focused, creative and can think straight.
What about you? Are you a night owl too?
When I took a year out of retail in 2012, I learnt a lot of new concepts. One was the idea that what we have in our minds, can manifest itself in reality, and that we are what we think. I may have heard of this before but never really paid attention to what it meant.
Sometimes, I have the uncanny nack of being able to think of something and then an opportunity presents itself for me to be able to carry out that thought. For example on Sunday 9th March, I was returning home from work and I felt like a drink of smoothie or orange juice. Almost immediately after this thought, I was drawn to deviate from my usual walk home to go into my local Co-op. I tied to resist but felt compelled to go in there. Bingo! There it was, a smoothie made with oranges and various other ingredients, reduced from £1.05 to 35p and it was the only one left. So I bought it and drank it straight away.
A couple of years ago, I had previously been thinking about my e-Book store and how I would learn to create an e-Book. Although I wasn’t thinking about this at the time, I walked past WH Smith and felt compelled to go into it. I had no idea why, my sixth sense was just telling me that I needed to. My mind was telling me to go to the magazine isle and to look at the magazines, but I had no idea why and then – Bingo! There was a small book all about self-publishing with e-Books. Incredible. I have these moments and feel blessed but sometimes they can also be a little scary.
Have you ever thought of something and it has become a reality, or an opportunity has presented itself to you because of your thoughts?
I have 9 pages of amendments left to do for my Break through the barriers of redundancy book. I then need to give it the once over and get someone to check it before it is published.
Next week I am at the Business Showcase South West and Only Colston networking events in Bristol.
Enjoy your thoughts and your week.
Write as soon as I am able to
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