When others say you can’t – What do you say?


Hi everyone

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?

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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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Sandra

T-wit Twoo – Are you a night owl too?


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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.

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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?

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Sandra

Author Brad Burton was on stage at the Business Showcase South West


Hi everyone

Author of Get Off Your Arse and Owner of 4Networking, was on stage at The Business Showcase South West.

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I am still at the event now.

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Sandra

Business Showcase South West


Hi everyone

Just a quick update. I am currently at the Business Showcase South West event in Bristol. I am networking for my http://www.beatredundancyblues.com site and my new Break through the barriers of redundancy book. I am listening to Keynote speakers at the moment.

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I think I look a bit tired. I haven’t had much sleep in the last couple of weeks because of working on my Break through the barriers of redundancy book and fitting everything else in.

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Sandra

Have you ever brought your thoughts to life?


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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.
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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.
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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

Sandra

How do you refresh your writer’s mind?


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I have had to venture out of hibernation today, to do some food shopping for me, Daisy, Cinnamon, Snuggles and Snow.

After being indoors for the last few days, working on my Break through the barriers of redundancy book, it is good to get out and about to refresh my writer’s mind.

Being the quirky person I am, I am currently sitting in front of Exeter Cathedral, eating sugar free ice-cream in the cold and wind.

I also enjoy going to the cinema to refresh my writer’s mind. What do you enjoy doing to refresh yours?

Write as soon as I am able to
Sandra

When are you going to hibernate?


Hi everyone

I am now in hibernating mode to finish my Break through the barriers of redundancy book.

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I finished re-working and amending the Preface and Introduction today. I now have a total of 9 days off from my day job, and go back to work on Wednesday 2nd of April. I am determined to finish my book by then. I went out shopping for food and Mothers Day presents today. Now it’s time to batten down the hatches and have what I call ‘cave days’. I will be less active in the blogosphere until the 3rd of April.

When are you next hibernating?

Write when I am able to
Sandra

Ps. I already miss you all. Xx

Ready for your Close-up?


quirkybooks:

Hi everyone

I love this post and feel it is most appropriate. I have just been given a golden opportunity to work on the final editing of my book, because I have an unexpected holiday week to take off from my day job, that started today. Yipeeeee!

I prayed for some extra time off from my day job, stayed positive and hopeful, and I got my wish. I have also pulled a muscle in my neck from going to bed to sleep – I have to laugh about it even though I am in pain. I didn’t wish for the muscle pain, but hey ho! In between resting I am going to be typing up the final amendments of my Break through the barriers of redundancy book, and there are a lot. Almost every page of my 137 A4 pages has to be amended in some way, and I have content to add, take away, and re-order.

I am going to two huge networking events in Bristol on the 8th through until the 9th of April. I would love to have my book finished by then and published, but I won’t publish it until I feel it is at the correct standard with the right amount of information to be proud of. It is getting there, and I hope it will be a very helpful book for anyone who is redundant, job-seeking, or looking for work for whatever reason.

If you are interested in attending the evening networking event, it is going to be held at Colston Hall, in Bristol, in the UK, from 8pm until the early hours of the 9th, and is called Only Colston. Here is a link to the site about it http://us.amiando.com/em/onlycolston/IQDIIVKX. It does cost to attend, but I got an advanced ticket and it was cheaper. There is expected to be 500 guests and you are expected to dress up for it. Before the evening networking event, there is a huge networking event in the daytime also at Colston Hall, that is free to attend, called the Business Showcase South West, that I will also be attending. Here is a link to the site about it http://businessshowcasesouthwest.com.

I am going to be hibernating a lot at home this week to work hard at finishing my book, so if you don’t hear much more from me this week, rest assured I will most definitely be back to blogging and answering your comments as soon as I can, after this week.

Keep believing in yourself, stay positive, and leave the door open for opportunities to come your way.

Write when I am able to
Sandra

Originally posted on TheWhyAboutThis:

By kakisky

“I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Demille!”

In life we never know when opportunity will present itself! The best way to be ready for the chance you’ve been waiting for – is to fix in your mind a strong belief that you know it will happen! Not just wishful thinking or a dreamers dream – but that absolute “belief in yourself“, your possibilities and your potential!

“Believing in yourself!  One of the most important elements

for attracting opportunities that can lead to your success!” 

~ PennyQuote, 2014

And – then (of course) be ready to take advantage of the opportunity that has arrived! Are you ready for your close-up?

I hope everyone had a pleasant and relaxing weekend. Do have a good week ahead and remember … always … take care of you!

With Affection,
~ Penny

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