Where Your Real Security Lies (and It’s Not in Money)

Many years ago, when I received a very large sum of money, I had expected to feel safe and secure, peaceful at last.

It didn’t happen.

What DID happen was that I worried – worried about how I was going to use it, worried about what people would think of me if they knew I had it; and worried I would spend it all fast (and find myself back with feeling comfortable with just enough). Continue reading

5 Tips for Stopping ‘Doing’ and Starting ‘Being’

In my Step Rich Thoughts Process,  there are 2 distinct steps named Faith and Trust. What’s the difference? Faith is the bigger picture, that holds you as you explore life and all its wonders, while trust is easier seen when applied to smaller, more specific activities, actions or situations. In business, you probably know that people buy from those they like, know and trust. You can see this clearly amongst your friends and colleagues – you probably want to support them if you like what they are offering, and you show this support when you recommend a client or customer to them. But what about the balance between the old saying ‘I trust that all is well’ and taking action because you want things to happen? Continue reading

What’s the Point of Plans?

It takes a lot of courage to not have plans in your life and business. The traditional way of doing business is most definitely to have a plan, in fact it’s even called that, a business plan.  It sets out your intentions with your business, where you want to go with it, and how you think you will get there.  If you need funding to help you get started, or take your business to the next level you will almost definitely need this kind of plan. That’s understandable, as someone offering funding most likely will want to know what you ‘plan’ to do with it.

The thing about plans though is that they often don’t happen as planned! Continue reading