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Are you really stuck?

Do you know the difference?

Do you know the difference?

There’s a fine line between perseverance and flogging a dead horse. Understanding the difference is where success lies.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

PS: If you feel like you’re flogging a dead horse in your present job situation then grab a no cost copy of my new eBook ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ right here. And start applying effort in the direction you desire today.

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What are you afraid of?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Take the opportunity today to do something a bit scary!

When we do something scary we step towards our fear, even if it’s only a small step, even if it’s only a little fear. This is good practise for stepping towards something a lot scarier. This makes it easier to face even bigger fears.

Maybe that’s asking for a raise at work – a step towards it might be to imagine (or even write down) your ideal conversation with your boss.

Maybe you’re considering changing your job – in that case start by writing a list of all the skill sets you have and match them up to potential opportunities you have available (my new book can help you with this).

Make a habit of doing something a little bit scary and pretty soon you’ll be addressing those fears that have been holding you back from living the life you always dreamed of.

Baby steps lead to toddler steps, which lead to infant steps which lead to hops, skips and jumps – eventually leading to great big enormous leaps.

Take the first step today.

Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. ” ~ Jack Canfield

Enjoy

Stu

:)

PS: If you are having trouble seeing a way out of your present job situation then grab a no cost copy of my new eBook ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ right here. And start stepping towards your fear today.

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Turning hobbies into cash!

Girl Abstract

Girl Abstract

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

One of the first things I did 10 years ago when I decided I hated my job, and that I was going to change that somehow – was look to my hobbies.

It was more about creating another income stream than replacing my job. It was just something I’d dreamt about for years but had never tried to realise.

The hobbie with the most potential for me was painting. I like to create abstract paintings. Friends and family were the recipients (mainly my sister), and they always encouraged me to pursue selling them – except my dad who just said: “What on earth is it? Who’s going to buy that?” Very encouraging. 🙂

So I started looking into ‘how‘ to sell them.

I went to galleries and art shops and eventually got some interest in a couple of pieces – if I could get them framed the art shop would try and sell them. As luck would have it, I knew of a framing wholesaler near to where I lived so I dropped them in.

A couple of days later I went back to collect them and got into conversation with the wholesaler about creating some paintings just for him.

Before long I was painting in every spare moment I had and the wholesaler was selling them as fast as I could paint them. Being a wholesaler he wasn’t paying me much but, I didn’t have to walk round dozens of shops and galleries. I didn’t have to leave paintings here, there and everywhere ‘hoping’ one would sell.

Instead I just painted and got paid.

To date I’ve sold over 600 paintings! A nice trickle of income.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because you may have a hobbie or two that you don’t think you can earn anything from, and you might be right. But it’s well worth getting out there and finding out. And broaden your view – think outside the box. The money might be in teaching that thing you do. Brainstorm ways in which others might want what you can do.

The excitement of pursuing my hobbie gave me motivation to try other things too – within 3 months I no longer worked in the job I hated.

Go make your own luck

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: If you are having trouble seeing a way out of your present job then grab a no cost copy of my new eBook ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ right here. And start broadening your view today.

PPS: To take a look at some of my other art stuff visit my art blog here

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Are you on an upward trend?

Are you on an upward trend?

Are you on an upward trend?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

If you take a look at the financial markets you’ll notice there is an upward trend all the time.

Of course, here and there, from time to time, they go down – for a while. But eventually they pick up and continue to bounce back and continue to grow.

Life can often be like this – for everyone.

Everything is going along just fine, life is good, everything seems to be working out just dandy, then bam! A hitch. A stumble. Maybe even a fall.

At that point rather than thinking that everything has gone wrong, that your world is caving in, and nothing will be the same again – realise it’s just a blip on the graph.

Look back at your life, can you see any other blips? Trawl further and further back, surely there were some blips hear and there. You lost a job, a partner left you, or maybe you failed an exam etc.

You got over it right? At least I hope you did.

So here’s the thing, we must look at these blips as simply that: blips in an otherwise upward trend. A crest leads to a trough which leads to a crest and so on.

This perspective (bigger picture) may help you see that your present predicament is temporary and that You can choose to move towards the next crest.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: If you are having trouble reaching the crests, if you seem to find deeper and deeper troughs, then start somewhere. Your relationships, your health, your career. If it’s the last one then grab a no cost copy of my new eBook ‘Do You Hate Your Job?right here. And start reaching for those crests today.

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The top two reasons an employee feels engaged

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Here are the top two reasons an employee feels engaged:

  • #1 The extent to which employees believed that their senior management had a sincere interest in their well-being.
  • #2 The extent to which employees believed that they had improved their skills and capabilities over the previous year.

Do you feel engaged at work in either of those two ways?

As opposed to the top 10 reasons an employee hates their job.

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for details of how you can get your f.ree copy of my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” – which shows you how to change the way you think about your present situation if any of the above relates to you.

Related posts: What’s your potential?  Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Enjoy,

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you take the next step in your career), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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Why we MUST fail and that’s good!

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

When you read that title: ‘ Why we MUST fail and that’s good! ‘ – how does it make you feel?

When we consider that we can never really know anything because as we gain more data on a subject we alter our hypothesis about it, we must then realise that even though we gather knowledge, when we make decisions they are at least partially (if not wholly) guesswork.

To make the correct decision one must evaluate ALL the data. As data is infinite, all decisions must be made based on limited data. Therefore, all decisions are snap judgements.” ~ Alan Watts  (Paraphrased)

We see this all the time in the form of history repeating itself. Apparently we learn so we can avoid the mistakes of the past but as we’ve already posed – our knowledge is ALWAYS limited so however many times we try to decide on an outcome we are only guessing and therefore we are open to failing.

When we do fail however, we get an opportunity to assess, then alter our next course of action – realising always that we are still guessing as our new direction may be worse than the last. Even so, it would be an indicator of how to next decide and so on.

In conclusion, it is inevitable that we fail. As long as we are continually assessing the circumstances we can continue to course correct for the future. At some point we may conclude or even stumble upon success.

We’ve all heard the story of Edison and the lightbulb. If he hadn’t already tried 999 ways to invent a commercially viable version of it – and failed, he wouldn’t have got to the 1000th CORRECT way.

We must nurture determination, resilience, resourcefulness and reflection.

Related posts:

What’s your potential?

Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you take the next step in your career), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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What’s your potential?

That's a lot of potential!

That’s a lot of potential!

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Ever asked yourself “What’s my potential?”

The answer by the way is: Unfathomable.

Yes – you can’t even imagine what potential you have. Take a look at the humble electron above. A tiny spark of electricity (electrons) start the chain reaction that creates the biggest unnatural explosion known to man.

Although electricity is a stream of electrons, it only takes ONE to start the reaction. From that one electron the output (final explosion) is a million billion times bigger – approx.

If you are that humble electron right now and you applied yourself in the right direction, taking tiny steps each and every day – think of how big a reaction you could create.

You DO have the potential. Question is: will you use it?

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you explore your potential), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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Tony Robbins: How to rescue a business deal.

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The brilliant Tony Robbins just released a training video about ‘How To Rescue A Business Deal‘. But it’s sooooo much more than that.

If you’ve ever had to ask your boss for a rise, or to change what you do somehow.

If you’ve ever had to negotiate rates with an existing or potential client.

If you’ve ever negotiated anything to with your job or career whether in an employee role, employer role or even a freelance role, then this video is an eye-opener.

It’s about 38 mins long but I urge you to give it a look and it may just save you, or earn you a ton of money.

Watch it here before he pulls it down:  http://getrmt.com/v1.php

And no, I’m not an affiliate – I won’t earn anything if you go watch it or buy anything from him. 🙂

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

You may have heard of Blue Monday , it’s the day in January that’s supposed to be the most miserable day of the year (as decided by Cliff Arnall but largely attributed to Porter Novelli PR agency).

Some say it’s the last Monday of the month, some say it’s the first.

According to the article it was a formula based on the weather, how many days it had been since Christmas, the amount of collective debt there is, and the time since failing any new year resolutions.

The equation has since been widely ridiculed but, there probably is some truth to it. This is the time of year when, certainly in the northern hemisphere, we are coming down from the high of the Christmas break. The weather IS terrible, we have spent to much, eaten too much, drunk too much and we generally re-evaluate our lives using the new year as a symbolic time of rebirth.

The Independent newspaper wrote about it the other day, as did many other papers and periodicals, so I guess this is on people’s minds everywhere.

But what can we do about it?

Well you can only change the things you can – the weather is the weather, everything else on the list is a matter of choice.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

For most people the act of going back to the same old workplace is key to the misery. If you are one of them maybe it’s time you start by looking at what you do for a living as a priority.

Do you want 2014 to be the same as 2013?

Enjoy

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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Is a new page in your life turning?

Timing is always perfect!

Timing is always perfect!

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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