The Books I Read in 2018

Being the book nerd that I am, every time I’ve finished reading a book I write the title and author in a wee notebook. Here’s my 2018 reading list

Following Your Heart Isn’t Easy, But…

A friend in distress recently sent me a message, asking if I thought she had done the right thing. She had made the decision to quit her job to follow her passion. She undoubtedly felt good and relieved at finally following through with the decision to step into her own power. But then she hadContinue reading “Following Your Heart Isn’t Easy, But…”

Don’t Give Up – You Owe This to Yourself

Why is it so easy to talk ourselves out of doing something that feels right? Lack of self-belief? Fear of success? Fear of failure? Fear of what people will think of us when we dare to go for what we want? The list seems almost endless. As a self-confessed dreamer, I realized quite early onContinue reading “Don’t Give Up – You Owe This to Yourself”

Don’t Be A Barnacle

Our family and friends think they know what’s best for us, just as we think we know what’s best for them. We willingly advise those of whom we care for, with the hope of steering them to safety. But what happens when they shock us by doing something that alters our perception of them? DoContinue reading “Don’t Be A Barnacle”

The Path of Least Resistance

My family and friends thought I was crazy. They really did. Breaking the news to them was harder than I thought it would be. The majority of them reacted in a way that was the very antithesis of supportive. They couldn’t understand why I had suddenly decided to turn my back on the very thingContinue reading “The Path of Least Resistance”

You Can Do This!

Following on from the previous post… So there it is, a nine-year quest condensed into a few 300-word posts.  The chase was over. The fox had caught the rabbit. It took patience, self-confidence, persistence, perseverance, determination, drive, stubbornness, hope, faith, imagination, creativity, self-belief, passion, joy, trust – all of that stuff, and more. With allContinue reading “You Can Do This!”

Others Can’t Provide You with Self-Belief

I’ve already gone into some detail about what I did to finally get a recording contract. Like, for example, how I envisioned the end result, as if it had already come to pass, and how I shared my passion with the world. When people asked, “What do you want to do?” I would proudly answer,Continue reading “Others Can’t Provide You with Self-Belief”