Posts Tagged ‘work’

Design Your Destiny

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by Madison Lake No Comments


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about work and making money – basically survival in the 21st century. I mean, who doesn’t think about these things all of the time? It accounts for so much stress in our lives and takes up far too much brain power than it deserves.

I’ve been putting my life force into my thoughts about work and earning power. I’ve done this before only about love and it worked except I neglected to add to my list of ‘wants’ integrity, and my list of ‘don’t wants’ sociopath.

Anyway… this process is often called creative visualization or the power of thought. Many of you might know of it or even do it, but try turning that into your life, not just your thoughts. In other words, try living it full time.

Being self-employed can be a constant source of financial anxiety. Should I take another job or would that spread myself too thin, distract from my creative work? Should I go back to school so I can double or triple my earning power (or not)? Should I quit this thing called writing altogether (heaven forbid) and get a real job?

The power of positive thought can create our reality. We are in charge of ourselves. We can make our lives – work, romance, happiness – be what we want. I really do believe this to be true.

My current design plan looks something like this:

  1. Write out my very specific goals – my ultimate dreams and desires. Even if something seems unattainable, I am certain I can attain it.
  2. Put this list someplace in my home (can be your car, office, wherever) so I can see it every day.
  3. Visualize each goal or dream.
  4. Reach toward each goal or dream so I begin to live it.
  5. Break it down if that helps me – one step at a time
  6. Wake up every day with a bounce in my step and give gratitude.

That’s just a sample. We can do whatever works for us. Do what feels right, what feels good, what feels doable – and do it. Put your heart out there for fulfilment, success, peace, love and happiness. They are all there.

Share your goals and dreams with others by leaving your comment on this blog. You’d be surprised the results from feedback.

ML xo

How Many Hats Do You Wear?

Posted on: July 29th, 2014 by Madison Lake 2 Comments

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. Yes, I know, we all do. That’s a very broad statement. Okay, more specifically, I feel overwhelmed with all the many work tasks I juggle.

On the one hand, I love the variety: writing, editing, marketing, (attempts at) social media, connecting on a human level (what a concept!). But social media alone is daunting. Even though you might only check in briefly on Twitter or Facebook, they all need daily attention. With social media, the list of boxes to tick in a day’s work seems endless.

Perhaps this is just part of being self employed. Sometimes I think how easy it would be to have a job where I arrived at nine and left at five, with two coffee breaks and a lunch break in between. It would all be mapped out – you go to your job and you come home. Done. But even within that framework there are a multitude of hats worn in an eight hour period of time. We are multi-taskers at heart.

How many hats do you wear? Count them. It will overwhelm you, but it will also make you feel proud.