Architecture

One of my favorite professions is architecture.
Who doesn’t love the idea of designing a home to suit your own unique style? I used to doodle and draw blueprints for homes while I was in classes.
I still love to use my imagination in thinking about the perfect house and home.
I have been in some beautiful homes in my life. I have seen creative, beautiful and humble homes.
It’s a fun thing to imagine getting up in the morning in your perfect home, having coffee as you look out the bay window, and creating a whole day of being in this perfect place.
Not sure if imagination is more important than knowledge, but with willpower and imagination and knowledge there’s a pretty strong force working.
Happy imagining!

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One Victory, One More Hurdle

Reaching a goal, beating the odds, success, achieving a dream sometimes brings the big monsters of self sabotage, fear, doubt, mistakes, and what seems like bad luck snapping like a dragon trying to snatch happiness and rewards away.
Keep putting out the fires, keep moving in the direction you want. Focus on where you want to be and not on the hurdles.

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Willpower Rocks!

When exercising, your not only strengthening your muscles and getting a benefit that way, your exercising your willpower and that is an even bigger benefit.
I read William Atkinson’s book The Power of Concentration and really recommend it to anyone feeling their life is not going where they want it to.
It’s incredibly powerful to have strong willpower and it’s something that can be strengthened by exercising it everyday.
For example if you choose small things at first in whatever area you like, physical exercise, writing, playing an instrument, education, gardening, drawing, and stick to an agreement you make with yourself to practice those on a regular and defined schedule, your willpower gets stronger. Your skill or ability gets better too.
I have found it has helped me in my life so much to think of self discipline in this way, seeing the reward of keeping agreements to myself not only in a physical and tangible way but also in a way that makes me feel where I am my putting my energy and time is producing a life I am enjoying more.

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Moving Forward!

After finally purchasing an Iphone, in February 2012, I began to spend more time looking at what was going on in the world via the internet.While curiousity lead me from one site to another, I eventually came across T. Harv Ekers utube videos and immediately decided to attend one of his seminars. For me, this was very out of character.

In Calgary at Seminar!
Having very little money, purchasing a ticket to fly to Calgary was a big stretch and risk for me. For some reason I followed my instinct, for one because a friend had just moved there and offered me a place to stay, and two the seminar didnt cost anything. My flight was mostly covered by my first time use of my airmiles. It was all coming together perfectly so I knew I was doing the right thing.

After a weekend with the inspiring speaker Doug Nelson, I was so happy, feeling inspired, educated, and equipped with tools I had been searching for, for over 12 years. Yes, I had to learn to manage my money, track and account  for every penny, and start saving! What a simple yet powerful concept. I have described more what it meant to me in my post “Money”

If you are looking for a seriously educational and valuable set of tools for getting on track financially please do check out the link to Catch Fire Universities page.

Money lesson

There was so much I learned at the Millionaire Mind Set Seminar that are invaluable and critical to overcoming fear and ignorance around money.
That was my problem. I have learned to keep very accurate and diligent records and be aware and committed to controlling my cash flow. Keeping up to date records, keeping a Financial Freedom Fund going and knowing at all times as much as possible about all my financial obligations, including interest rates, fees, late charges. This has helped me so much. Having to sit down every day and update my records, keep receipts and more is making me feel like I am getting control.
These things may seem so obvious and elementary to many people but to some people who have never had to take this kind of responsibility seriously, or have suffered some kind of trauma around finances, either emotionally or psychologically, it seems overwhelming and impossible. Money has to be managed, it doesn’t just magically take care of itself right!