Who wants to find a way to do the things we love? A way to bring together our passions and our talents. To make work seem like fun, where there is no such thing as, no need for, work life balance. Just life… and the world!

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There will always be people, standing in your way.

Telling you ‘NO’
‘Don’t be stupid’
‘It will never work’
‘What about money?’
‘What if you fail?’

There is never a right time.

You will never step seamlessly from one life into another alternate universe, full of smiles and happiness, it takes time.

But why wait?

Whether it is travelling the world, experiencing new cultures or finding a new career.  Do something NOW, small steps towards your perfect little life.

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This week I have just finished reading ‘The Element: How finding your passion changes everything.’ I’ve really enjoyed it and for non-fiction / self help it was really easy to read with loads of real life stories – some more relatable than others. From stories of the rich and famous who were terrible at school, never passed an exam but then realised their passion and skill for playing guitar, dancing, acting, singing… to people like you and me who have their secret passions which keep them smiling. I recommend reading it, but if you don’t have time, here are few key quotes towards finding your element…

‘The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind…If you change your mind, you can change your life.’

‘Every person’s intelligence is as unique as a fingerprint

‘For most people, a primary component of being in their Element is connecting with other people who share their passion and a desire to make the most of themselves through it’
That’s why I love you blogger mates… a fabulous ‘tribe’ to be a part of.

‘In seeking your element you’re likely to face one of more of the three levels of constraint – personal, social and cultural’

And a potentially controversial quote? 

‘If you want to change the world, who do you begin with? Yourself or others? I believe if we begin with ourselves and do the things that we need to do and become the best person we can be, we have a much better chance of changing the world for the better’

I haven’t found my Element yet. But I’m getting closer

I am gathering my ‘tribe’, imagining beyond my wildest dreams and forgetting what ‘normal’ is.

Have you found your Element yet? I’d love to hear if you have.

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4 Comments

  1. I am always working on ways to improve my mindset, I think I will look this book up.

    • jlowthrop Reply

      Yes do. It’s great at getting you to think differently. Hope you enjoy.

  2. really excited for the next ‘What next Wednesday’ blog, it makes we want to get out out and get inspired.

  3. It really makes you think about life and what it really means, I don’t think enough time is dedicated to soul searching.

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