Midlife Quest

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Have you reached a point in your life where you're wondering what on earth it's all about? I'm 47 now but I started having these kinds of thoughts a few years ago, and a few questions popped up for me like; What is my purpose?  How do I feel more fulfilled?  And how can I feel more connected? I was thinking there has to be more to life.  All those dreams I had about traveling the world and having a dream job.  But ...
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Change Your Life in 5 Seconds

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
The 5 Second Rule is a really simple tool that you can use anytime that you need a bit of courage.  It will help you stop thinking, and start doing. You know that thing where you get an urge to say or do something and then think twice about it?  You start listening to that voice in your head, 'What if everyone looks at you?', 'No-one else is saying anything maybe I shouldn't', 'What if I fail?', 'What if I look ...
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Professor Carol Dweck's 4-Step process to changing your mindset

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Are you stuck in a negative belief cycle?  Don't worry!  We have the potential to change our neuropathways and create a better life for ourselves.  In my latest article, I talked about the possibilities of a new life with the help of techniques that can change your neuropathways. This raised the question; What would you do with new, more positive beliefs about your abilities and future? I said that I would show you a simple 4-step process that will help you to ...
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Mindset and your success

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, News and Society, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
The only thing that can stop you from becoming successful is your own mindset. But if you have been holding yourself back because of your mindset then you can soon learn to change it.   So many of us have limiting beliefs, we put ourselves down or play down our abilities.  If you do this you probably have a 'fixed mindset'.  But did you know that your brain never stops growing?  As humans we are capable of changing the neuropathways in our brain.  This ...
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Daydream - it's good for you!

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
Do you give yourself a hard time for daydreaming?  Stop!  Used effectively daydreaming can actually help you reach your goals. Wikipedia's definition of daydreaming goes like this: "...a short-term detachment from one's immediate surroundings, during which a person's contact with reality is blurred and partially substituted by a visionary fantasy, especially one of happy, pleasant thoughts, hopes or ambitions, imagined as coming to pass, and experienced while awake" Sounds good doesn't it?! Structured daydreaming Psychology Today carried out a test on 'structured daydreaming' where participants who visualised ...
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Is your job making you happy?

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
According to a Gallup 2017 poll, a whopping 85% of people hate their jobs.  Too many accept that this is as good as it's going to get.  But now, people are starting to wake up. It is never too late to change, and I'm going to show you how. I have had all manner of jobs, you name it, but not many of them particularly inspiring. I had my confidence knocked by bullies on my first couple of jobs, aged 15 and 17 ...
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Three amazing benefits of breathing deeply

by Maddy Lawrence Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Breathing is something we do naturally surely?  Unfortunately, most of us don't breathe properly. But don't fret, I will tell you how you can start to breathe more deeply and you will soon feel the benefits. I have been 'high alert' breathing for most of my life.  At 47 I am learning to breathe properly again and it feels great.  At first it was difficult, uncomfortable, I felt like I couldn't get my breath down far enough. But I have been practicing ...
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Three great books for productivity

by Maddy Lawrence Arts and Entertainment, Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Shopping and Product Reviews
Struggling to find the best read on motivation, productivity and confidence boosting?  Here I suggest three fantastic books to help you choose. 1.  The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins Mel Robbins explains the 5 Second Rule as a simple tool to help you get a bucket load of courage and start to change your life.  By learning this technique you can start to transform your life little step by little step, and it is so simple that even children can use ...
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Time management tip 5 - Accountability partners

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Communications
The benefits of having an accountability partner are numerous.  I will share with you some great reasons for having one and also mention a crucial part of your working process.  I hope you enjoyed the final installment in this mini-series, do leave a comment or like my Facebook Page  And just in case you missed the latest episode, you can catch it here staying-on-track Don't forget to celebrate! See you soon :) PS You can also find me on Instagram and facebook
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Time management tip 4 - Staying on track

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications
If you're a daydreamer like me you are going to find the 5-Second Rule really helpful. I am also going to share with you a couple of bonus tips to help with your working environment.  Enjoy! I hope that was helpful!  If you enjoyed watching please share with your friends or like my Facebook Page  Tune in again tomorrow for my final episode in the time management mini-series.  And just in case you missed the last episode you can catch it here structuring-your-schedule Toodle Pip! PS ...
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Time management tip 3 - Structuring your schedule

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications
"YAWN!! Structuring my schedule?"  I hear you lament.  "That's so BORING!"  Indeedy it might sound boring but it is going to make your day SO much easier.  And, I think you might start enjoying it! Now, grab your highlighter pen and watch this.... Now that there is a structure in place all you need to do is follow it!  It is so good to refer back to a structured timetable when you feel your mind wandering.  You don't need to think about it, ...
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Time management tip 2 - Eat the frog vlog (sorry, couldn't resist!)

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications
We all have those jobs that we put off.  The boring ones and the daunting ones.  I know I'm no stranger to it.  In this short video, I will share with you the best way to get going, start your working day and stay productive for the rest of it.   I hope you find it useful!  Please share if you enjoyed it or like my Facebook Page Tune in again tomorrow for tip 3 in my Time Management mini-series.  And in case you missed the first one you ...
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Time management mini-series (it's not Dynasty).

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
Managing your time well is key to getting the results you want.  Over the next five days I will be sharing tips and videos that I hope will help you too. I have never been particularly good at time management in the past but recently I have become an eensy-weensy bit obsessed with it.  You see, I am starting to run my own business and I need to be good at it.  In the past, I would rush into a task with a ...
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The Art of Allowing

by Maddy Lawrence Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement, Communications
The art of allowing is a three-step process to getting what you want.  It is possible to get what you want, the universe is always giving you what you ask for.  It's just that most of the time we don't realise what we are asking for.  Here I explain a technique that has been taught in the book 'Ask and it is Given' by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which when practiced can create great results! A simple process This three-step process is in ...
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A few helpful tips to help you start your blog

by Maddy Lawrence Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
Starting a blog can be a daunting thought, it brings up all sorts of questions like, how do I start?  And, what do I write about?  The great thing is if you are thinking about writing a blog and you're not sure where to start there are loads of bloggers out there all offering to help you get going with their expertise.  Many first time bloggers are terrified by the idea of starting a blog.  All sorts of fears start to surface, ...
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Three simple healing techniques

by Maddy Lawrence Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Would you like to learn some simple techniques that you can use to rebalance your Mind Body and Spirit?  Here I will share with you three techniques that you can take with you anywhere and use any time. Enjoy! You may have already heard of Chakras, Meridians and Auras.  Chakras are our bodies' energy centres and Meridians are the pathways that the energy moves through - these work together and when something is awry we can work with them to correct ...
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How to travel more and be mindful of your finances

by Maddy Lawrence Home Based Business, Travel and Leisure, Self Improvement
I don't know about you but I'm just not satisfied with stopping still for too long, constantly daydreaming about the next adventure, my itchy feet driving me to distraction.  Well, here's some good news, if you feel like escaping you may not need to spend as much as you think. Back in the early noughties when I was in my early 30's, I felt a strong urge to go to the other side of the world.  I had just come out of a ...
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Surviving the daily commute.

by Maddy Lawrence Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Do you dread your morning journey into work? Many do but by making just one or two changes to your morning routine you can make all the difference to the start of your working day. Here are 5 different ways you could improve your commute starting today. Walk to work. If your work is two miles or less perhaps don your walking boots and get your stride on. Make a point of noticing the environment that surrounds you, you'll soon start to see the beauty ...
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Three simple ways to create a more fulfilling life

by Maddy Lawrence Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
I bring good news! If you are really busy (and let's face it, most of us are) you don’t need to change your life that much in order to start living it in a more fulfilling way.  Simple things can make a big difference. Here are three suggestions as to how you can start living a more fulfilling life now, just one small step at a time: 1.       Keep a gratitude journal.  Get yourself a journal that looks nice, feels nice and is ...
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