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In my quest to create an income by doing what I love for a living, it has been important for me to trust in the process and to believe that the money will come.

Easily said than done!

everything we need is in our own backyard

everything we need is in our own backyard

But the more I focus on achieving my goals in life to help others and fully experiencing the journey to get there, I am always presented with everything I need at any moment in time.

Having been self-employed for nearly four years I have learnt that the more you try to “make money” the harder it is to actually make money! But if you live life passionately and with purpose, the money will come.

Sometimes we don’t realise that our own pot of gold is in our own backyards – we just need to look and see what is there.

The following excerpt was taken from “Acres of Diamonds” which was originally presented as a lecture by Russell H. Conwell (Feb 15th 1843 – Dec 6th 1925) an American Baptist minister, lawyer, writer and outstanding orator. By the end of his life in 1925, Dr. Conwell had presented this lecture over 6,000 times in towns all over the world.

The idea of this work reminds me of my own endeavours to find out who I am and what my purpose in life is and in order for me to do that I have had to look at what is right in front of me, inside me and around me.

One need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement or fortune – everything that is needed is right there in front of you. This lecture of Robert Conwell remains one of the classic inspirational stories of all time.

“”The love of money is the root of all evil.” It is the worship of the means instead of the end. Though you cannot reach the end without the means.

When a man makes an idol of the money instead of the purposes for which it may be used, when he squeezes the dollar until the eagle squeals, then it is made the root of all evil.”

Also, check out my related blog at http://sustainableart.brighterplanet.org


This article arrived in my inbox this morning from Tom Murasso www.borntomanifest.com

What a great way to start the day! Arohanui x

One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a
trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son
how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what
would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son,
“How was the trip?”

“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the
father.

The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they
had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and
they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the
stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and
they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have
fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We
buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us; they have
friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor
we are.” (author unknown)

Too many times, we forget what we have and concentrate on
what we don’t have. What is one person’s worthless
object is another person’s prize possession. And what is a
prized possession may pale in comparison to true wealth. It
is all based on one’s perspective.

Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks
for all the bounty we have instead of worrying about
wanting more. Take joy and appreciate every single thing
you have, especially your friends!

Abundance is there if we only notice it in
our lives. Then slowly, we change our mindset from lack and
limitation to unlimited.

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