Wednesday, 3 June 2009

A Credit Crunch-Free Day!

Today I meet with my business mentor. Roya a business advisor from North London Business has been guiding me these last few weeks as I prepare to step out into the world of self-employment. OK, taking the route of self-employment is nothing new for me, but I'm preparing for a longer journey to reach my destination. Of course it's a big step, but if I don't do it now then when? I certainly don't want to spend the next thirty years working for someone else, whilst at the same time waiting for a measly pension before my dying days.

And in any case, most people know that working for someone else doesn't make you rich. It's a well known fact.

And the credit crunch? You can't escape from it; from the pricey organic bag of carrots to the dreary tabloids. And of course, there are the negative people with whom I have distanced myself from. I can't take those worn-out and fatigued phrases about the credit crunch situation (CCS) which seems to get the blame for every wrong thing that a person does. I know for a fact, that I have made some wrong moves like a pawn on a chess board, including financially. Oh yes, some serious financial errors, but I take full responsibility. I can't blame the bank, the Local Authority or even the Government. I'm the one who took out credit when I did But hey, it's done, it's past and I'm dealing with the leftovers of my credit crunch meal.

So, today I meet with Roya and go through my Cash flow. Ugh!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Feel the Fear, then let it go!

I must admit, I am feeling very assured with the way my life is going. Living faith, coupled with action. I am now conquering those inner fears that sometimes draw too close to the surface and last too long for my liking.
I had an interesting conversation with a mom from my daughter's nursery. She said, "Fear and anxiety needs to be embraced and one should walk along side them - knowing they are there and can spring up at any time" Now I find that concept just a little disturbing. Why would anyone want to walk with destructive emotions lurking in the background? Fear, I said needs to be stamped out with revolt and not to be accepted at all. If I am to accept that fear can come at any time, it means that I do not believe in what the Creator can do for me. It also means that I do not believe in what I can do for myself.

Another topic came into conversation: I have been feeling very confident, assured and positive these last few weeks. This mom who compares her profession to that of a life coach, said it was not possible to remain happy. At some stage, I will fall from grace (how nice!). And I must expect it. I have to add, I am not in a state of euphoria and I am not on a high, natural or otherwise. I am simply taking control of my life because I do not want the complexities of life to control me. I know problems will come and go, because that is life as we know it. I am also learning not to dwell on a problem, but instead look to the solution. Is that wrong?

Does it mean I have to expect unhappiness, complacency, fear or doubt to try and topple me or do I simply live life without thinking of the worst possible scenario and deal with what comes?

Answers on a postcard please. (I jest!)