About Me

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
I'm starting to build a website, and this is extremely challenging for a technophobe like me let me tell you!  So I want to share with you my 'About Me' page as it says a little bit about me (obviously!) Here goes... Hello, I'm Maddy. I'm a sister, friend, daughter, aunt. I'm a free spirit, camper, fire maker, tree climber, wild swimmer, hiker, cyclist, dancer, adventure seeker.  A creator and maker.  Learner, listener, skill developer.  Gardener, designer, volunteer worker. I'm a bit shy, a bit sweary, a bit funny. ...
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A Simple Trick To Boost Your Productivity

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Do you hit the snooze?  Or spring out of bed feeling fresh as a daisy? If it's the latter you probably don't need to read this article.  But if you're addicted to the snooze button, then read on! Now, I am already a huge Mel Robbins fan, and I want to share this video where Mel explains how you can step your business up another notch just by changing your ...
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Do You Dream About Adventures?

by Maddy Lawrence Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement
Where will your itchy feet take you? When I get itchy feet (and this happens a lot) I get drawn to a particular section of my bookshelf where I keep maps, books on walking, wild swimming, camping and cycling routes.  This is the stuff I get excited about.   Map Poring Half of these books I haven't even finished, but I dip into them - they are inspiration for my thirst for travel.  Occasionally I'll get a map out and pore over it, thinking about where to ...
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The Wallet Process

by Maddy Lawrence Home Based Business, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Imagine if you could simply change your thoughts to bring more abundance into your life. Money can be a contentious subject for a lot of people, many of us have learned negative beliefs about money from our parents.  But it is possible to change your attitude towards it.   Money Money Money Let's say you want more money, who doesn't want more money?! When you focus on the lack of money rather than the presence of it, even if there are things that you desire, ...
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How To Be Productive

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Self Improvement, Home and Family
So, you're setting up a business in your spare time?  There may be some changes you need to make that you're not that comfortable with. You don't like your day job much and can't wait to get home in the evenings so that you can work on the business that you feel passionate about.  But, there's a pile of unopened mail, the laundry needs doing and the dishes are piling up.  Need I go on? Housework takes valuable time out of working on your business.  ...
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How To Visualise For Success (with audio)

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Real Estate, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
The power of visualising on your goals can be huge.  Many successful people, including Jim Carrey, Will Smith and Oprah use visualisation as a technique for success.  In the early 90's Jim Carrey wrote himself a cheque for $10 million for "acting services rendered" to keep himself motivated and dated it 1994.  For his role in the film Dumb and Dumber he earned $10 million.  The year was 1994. We all want a piece of that, right? So how do you go about this?  Well, you need ...
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How To Give Yourself The Life You Deserve

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Investing, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
What do you dream about doing with your life? This is a big question.  So many people quietly fantasize about their dream life but believe that for them it isn't really possible.  They are stuck in old belief systems around what they are capable of achieving and think that success only happens to other people. Release Limiting Beliefs But that is all it is - a belief - and you can choose to believe in a different story.  It isn't too late to ...
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A Simple Tool To Help Train Your Emotions

by Maddy Lawrence Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Do you have those moments where you feel as though you have no control over your anger? Here's the deal; you cannot control external circumstances but you can control the way you respond.  It is normal to feel frustrated and angry, but you have a choice, and using the 5 Second rule will help you to respond in a more controlled way.  The 5 Second Rule is an incredible tool that can help with all kinds of situations.  I love this video, Mel Robbins ...
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A simple strategy for feeling more positive

by Maddy Lawrence Home Based Business, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Self Improvement, Home and Family
We all want to feel better, don't we?  I'm going to share with you a simple strategy for feeling more positive more quickly. Recently, after finishing listening to Mel Robbin's audiobook The 5 Second Rule, I signed up to her 31 mentoring sessions.  These sessions are short and sweet, straight to the point helpful strategies that can help in a BIG way.  No complaining! In the first session, Mel sets the following 'task'; you are not allowed to complain for 24 hours.  WHAAAT?!  That ...
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Five Tips To Surviving A Job You Hate

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
If you hate your job you are probably looking for other work.  In the meantime, it is important to cope with where you are at right now. Most of us have been there, I've had my fair share of toxic work environments and bullying bosses.  You know the scene, the thought of going into work fills you with dread and eats into your free time, then when you get there you want to turn around and walk straight back out again. So, what ...
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How to Start Affiliate Marketing Now

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, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Had enough of feeling undervalued at work?  Get ready to start affiliate marketing now. I've experienced this too, but now thanks to a great education system I am learning new skills so that I can run a digital marketing business from anywhere in the world.  With my now super focused and goal orientated mindset, I am fitting this in around my current job while building valuable and transferable skills and knowledge. What exactly is affiliate marketing? Put simply, affiliate marketing is a web-based system where affiliates get paid ...
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Three Tips to Start Beating Loneliness

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, News and Society, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Home and Family, Kids and Teens
Scientists say that loneliness is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, as dangerous as obesity and increases the likelihood of an early death by 26%.  If you are lonely this is the last thing you want to hear, but I'm not saying this to alarm you. If you are experiencing loneliness it is important to start taking steps towards feeling better and I will share with you some simple tips to get you started. People tend to think that if ...
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How to Achieve a Better Quality Lifestyle Now

by Maddy Lawrence Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Finance, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family
Do you constantly look to the future for your dream lifestyle?  In this article, I will show you how you can achieve a better quality lifestyle starting today.  Start doing the things you love again The keyword here is START.  That's all you have to do.  It's easy to get stuck in the cycle of work and not give yourself the time to do the things that you really enjoy doing.  But these are the things that feed our soul and ultimately make us ...
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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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