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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.”

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

I watched Coach Carter last night on DVD (for the 3rd or 4th time!) and was reminded of a quote which was originally given by Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles

Nowadays most people credit this quote to Nelson Mandela but Marianne Williamson’s book is where the quote originates. At the end of the day, what matters most is that people hear this quote and are inspired by its message.

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