7 Things Happy People Do – They Create in Their Own Unique Way (Part 6 of 7)

Let’s stop…

… trying to be like everyone else.

Trying to fit in, being seen as successful
– according to other people’s opinions of success!

Advertising and the media hypnotize us into wanting to look like others, do what others are doing, be like others.

You are unique – celebrate your uniqueness.

Keep it that way. Don’t become beige.

One trap is we consider other people’s ideas, stories and achievements noteworthy, but not ours.

This is part 6 of a 7-part series: Things Happy People Do.

Key #6:

Happy People Create in Their Own Unique Way

People especially love to hear about others facing and overcoming adversity.

It’s inspirational.

And who hasn’t overcome adversity – we all have, and our stories are all unique.

To be honest, for me it’s a relief to know our personal stories are an ideal way of illustrating a point, because it means I don’t have to go far to get one.

And remember truth is stranger than fiction!

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again.

And what do we teach our children?

We teach then that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are?

You are a marvel. You are unique.

In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.

Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.

You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.

And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

Pablo Picasso

I urge you to read (aloud) the above quote. Don’t just skim it.

At heart we are all still children, each with a fabulous future ahead of us.

If you want it. If you allow it.

You Have Something Unique to Create

Just as your past is unique, you have something unique to create in your future too. This time you’ll do it with intention. I’m ready and waiting to see your product, service or hear your story. There are infinite ways in which you can be creative. Let go of the mind-set that only an artist or a dancer is creative. If you are passionate about something it’s highly likely you already have your audience ready and waiting.

“The happy people are those who are producing something.”

William Ralph Inge (British Professor of Divinity 1860 – 1954)

When you are creative you create new experiences for yourself. Your soul thrives on new experiences. New experiences are a vital key to happiness. Embrace the 7 keys of this blog series and you’ll start getting a sense of your real worth. Your own unique natural creativity will start to effortlessly wash over you.

Another New Unique Opportunity For Me

While shopping and walking my 18 month old son in his stroller, a book caught my eye.

At that point I’d never heard of Robert Kiyosaki, yet his book “Retire Young, Retire Rich” grabbed my attention.

A great title don’t you think? I bought it.

On reading it I was thrust onto a new and exciting path in life.

I became a successful real estate investor. That’s all it took!

As a stay-at-home mother, I was a little bored and struggling to find a solution. Returning to work was not an option for me – all I could imagine was increased stress levels.

Looking back I sense I didn’t want to return to the IT field, and wonder now if I had done so, would I have become too busy for all my other endeavors, including writing my book “How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That!”.

Because of “Retire Young, Retire Rich” the idea instantly ignited me and I devoured the book.

As I said in key # 3 Put Yourself First, if you feel entitled to put yourself first, opportunities will arise for you to do so.

Real estate investment is an ideal occupation for a SAHM. Robert Kiyosaki gave me all the motivation and reasons that I could do it.

And I did.

Creating is Fun

Within a year I had traveled interstate to attend a Robert Kiyosaki seminar and I’d bought 2 properties.

My result was an excellent profit upon selling these a few years later.

And it was a lot of fun. I researched in my “spare” time and eventually decided to buy in interstate.

This meant I had to travel and it gave me an opportunity for that all important “me time” and I was being productive.

Not that you must be productive during “me time”, no no no!

Your creativity urges are unique to you. You might think real estate is boring – for me it was exciting.

At the time my real estate adventure ticked all the boxes of “what happy people do”:

How Did My Adventure Tick All the Boxes? Continue reading “7 Things Happy People Do – They Create in Their Own Unique Way (Part 6 of 7)”

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Are You Free?

‘The future belongs to the free’, was the headline from The Australian newspaper last week.Sunset

An intriguing headline. Most would presume then that the future belongs to them. Not so. Most of us are not free.

Take Hold of the Reins of Your Life

As economic times get tougher for many around the world, now is the time to take control of your life and decide what you want. For too long we’ve allowed others such as corporations, banks, governments, financial advisers etc to tell us what’s good for us and to decide our future i.e. our freedom and happiness. Millions around the world now are facing dire financial circumstances, even the loss of their homes, pensions and retirement funds.

Don’t hand over your freedom to banks, the government, corporations or the state of the stock market; don’t let them decide your future. Decide your future for yourself.

It’s sometimes tempting to hand over your life to others because it takes some effort to manage it yourself. Only when you take the reins do you get greater freedom.

By contrast when you let others run your life you’re willingly handing over your freedom and putting yourself in the position of ‘hoping’ they’ll do the right thing by you. Would you rather have certainty or hope?

Develop a Healthy Attitude of Independence and Confidence

How to Get Anything You Want – Just Like That! teaches you how to get that certainty, how to be the person who holds the reins in all areas of your life and to develop a healthy attitude of independence and confidence.

As Andrew Jackson the 7th US President said:

“When you get in debt you become a slave.”

That makes complete sense. While you might still choose to borrow money to more of get what you want, I urge you to act on the following two things at least, if you’re opting for debt.

Do At Least These 2 Things If You Choose to Get into Debt

1. Educate yourself in the art of investing (a good financial investment in itself!). Learn what a good investment is and how to manage it. It’s an education everyone should have; it’s just another part of living. Don’t hand it to someone else. It’s more interesting than many of us realize and this type of education builds confidence from the moment you start.

2. Contemplate the words of Andrew Jackson and work towards only having ‘good debt’, something Robert Kiyosaki teaches in his books: Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Retire Young, Retire Rich.

So Remember…

You’re entitled to be free, but you must make it happen.

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This book simply answered, a lot of my questions.   I found it exciting to understand how I CAN have the life of my dreams and I  feel more relaxed now  because I  know, I have the power to change my life.

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Further Reading:

Do You Think For Yourself? Here’s How to Start

Why it’s a Trap For You to Tow the Line

Why Mainstream Thinking Gives You Mainstream Results

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