Many people give up hope of living the life they want to live at an early stage due to the pressures of having to pay the bills and tread the mill. A few are oblivious to the irony of the situation, most are brutally aware of it but just can’t overcome the bonds that hold… Continue reading How to Start a Purpose Driven Business
Tasks, projects and action; the sure way to get the right stuff done. Last time I talked about how setting aside just one hour a day by getting up earlier can get you on your way to achieving freedom to start the micro business you’ve always wanted. I went on to look at how you might… Continue reading freedom through tiny steps
With your own Micro Business you can have Beer and Skittles every day. A famous old English saying “life can’t be all beer and skittles”, communicates perfectly the old puritanical ideal that enjoyment of life is bound to be restricted to fleeting glimpses of pleasure sandwiched between large and heavy slices of mindless work and… Continue reading micro business
Success isn’t defined by Twitter followers and Facebook likes. In January I talked at length about starting the year with a determination to change to a life of freedom where you call the shots on a daily basis. More recently I espoused the benefits of bringing a sense of order to your work; the main one… Continue reading Minimum Viable Business
Why do we do what we do?
Sometimes we are so used to doing the things we do everyday, month, year that we lose track of why we are doing them.
When something crops up that you think you need to do or should do it’s a good idea sometimes to ask yourself why am I doing this? This is especially important if you have a niggling doubt that your reasons are less than healthy.
If this throws up more confusion then you simply need to ask “why?” again and then again and again after that until you get to the root cause of the issue.
The fact is that many of the things we do in life are for reasons other than progressing our own happiness or freedom. They are quite often done for reasons of competition i.e. competing with our fellow humans for recognition; an effort to be recognised, praised and appreciated. This is however, just another form of clinging; the greatest health problem in humanity.
This leads many of us to live a life that is incomplete, unfulfilled and miserable. You might experience this as just getting on with the daily drudgery.
Asking yourself the simple question
The traditional approach to life has become one where we work our little arses off for 40 years, vegetate for 5 years and then die…nice eh? The word tradition is a funny one. It implies that this is the way that things have always been done, but in many cases and in all avenues… Continue reading create