Inspirational playlists and how using them helps your dream

By Kirsty / February 10, 2014

inspirational playlist

I recently wrote about strategies to use when you’re feeling like giving up over at Pick the Brain and someone asked me more about one of the strategies I employ which is making a happy playlist so I thought I would expand on this idea here.  Making a playlist is actually one of the key things I advise people to do when beginning their dreams!

Music is such a powerful tool and should really be utilised more when it comes to being focussed on your dreams.  I feel like it was a huge help to me when I was striving to reach our travel goals, reminding me of what was to come, making me excited and smile and just re-energising me.

Like it or not, dreams take time.  If you’re a person who is easily distracted and who wants things quickly, a bit like me, then you need to have some strategies to keep you motivated when times get tough and you’ve had enough.  This is where inspirational playlists comes into their own! Continue reading

7 inspirational quotes for travel

You may have noticed how much I like a good inspirational quote now and then.  I thought, since right now I am on my way home from my travelling to Istanbul, that I should gather some quotes about travel, which is of course my passion.

If you enjoy these inspirational quotes for travel please share them around, pin on Pinterest, post to Facebook, you know the drill.

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

Don't Tell me How Educated You Are, Tell Me How Much You Have Traveled Mohammed

“Don’t Tell me How Educated You Are, Tell Me How Much You Have Traveled” – Mohammed

Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~ Ibn Battuta

*If you’re interested in Ibn Battuta travel stories then I highly recommend this Ibn Buttata book – The Travels of Ibn Battutah.  It’s really a fantastic tale of his journeys around the world.*

Once a year go someplace you haven't been before - Dalai Lama

Once a year go someplace you haven’t been before – Dalai Lama

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –  Saint Augustine   Mark Twain travel quotes are generally fab, but this is my fave…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do - Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

What’s your favourite  short travel quotes?


The secret of why most people fail to get to their dreams

By Kirsty / February 3, 2014

If having dreams is something we all do, and most of never get there, why do most people fail?  What is it that makes some people reach their dreams, that the vast majority of others don’t?

I believe strongly that making a effective start is the best way to go about it and will maximise your chances of getting to that finishing line.  So what is an effective start?

I think that most things can be explained in an analogy, so here goes.  I do like my analogies, almost as much as I like inspirational quotes! Continue reading

I want to write a book – 5 tips to help you make your dream a reality

Being an author and writing a book is a hugely common dream.  We can all relate to reading a fantastic book that just stirs the insides of your soul.  Somewhere inside many of us there is a desire to make others feel as we just did.  We want to inspire, we want to make others smile, we want to entertain.

It’s never been easier to actually write a book.  In the past manuscripts had to be printed and shipped to prospective publishers, at great cost, only for them to be pushed aside.  Nowadays with email and the internet, getting your stories out there is so much easier.  That doesn’t mean you won’t need some help getting started though, so here is 5 tips you can use to make your dream  get that bit closer.

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How to get more time to think and nail that idea.

By Kirsty / January 29, 2014

When you need to define your dream in order to actually get it off the ground then you really need to get some time to think.  I can see you all now though with your hands in the hair shouting about how you just don’t get time in your busy lives.  I know, I know, I have kids and a business too!  However, if you are to make progress on this really important step then making time has to happen.  You need to nail that idea, you need to know what you’re aiming for.

Get up 10 minutes earlier than usual.  You don’t need a huge amount of time, 10 minutes will do, especially if you can do it consistently.  If you have to be up for a certain time 5 days a week then that’s 5 days that you can spend ten minutes just thinking and working through what it is that you actually want.  You don’t even need to get up!  Set the alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual and just imagine the details of your dream.  Just don’t snooze! Continue reading

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