From Pain to Gain

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From Pain to Gain

When will it all be worth it, I hear you asking yourself?  Your pathway to success and pure life fulfilment can be painstakingly tough and I mean emotionally, mentally and physically.  “Give me a break……please”, yes, we’ve all been there at times and I am no different.  Hang in there my friend, because just when you feel like letting it all go, like throwing in the towel, a glimmer of hope shines from the darkest depths of despair.  Where does this light come from?  This light is in you, it’s your inner strength growing and shimmering like the brightest star. No matter how many mistakes you have made, no matter how tough it gets, there is always a way, ALWAYS.  Let that way, be your way and no one else’s, for you have to take the driving seat in your own life. Your very own path may not make sense to anyone else, but that’s why it’s your path and no one else can decide that for you. As soon as you take charge of your own choices, your destiny will start to take shape. Mould and design your life your way, it doesn’t matter if no one else understands, it really doesn’t matter, you have to do what you want to do and master the game your way.

It’s the only way to move from real pain to real gain – do it your way, I DID 🙂

It’s your life, go get it!!

Clarabelle

 

 

Dream Vision

On the dawn of this New Year, hold your dream vision tight in your mind’s eyes. Stay super focused on achieving what you want in life, and no matter what comes around the corner, keep it together.

I look forward to hearing about all your successes in the coming year.

Love Clarabelle

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Such Beauty

Such beauty is everywhere, stop for a moment, take a look, it’s there you know, can you see it? Can you feel it, yes, it’s definitely there. Enjoy your inner beauty, let it sparkle in everything that you do.

Love Clarabelle

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Things Not Moving Fast Enough For You?

Things not moving fast enough for you? Then I guess the Universe feels you’re not quite ready yet for the amazing success that is chapping at your door.

“But I’m ready to answer, right now” I hear you say. Well what are you going to do about it? What?

You know there is always something you can do, I know you know that. Go on then answer, but please make sure you open the right door.

“How will I know?”

Because it’s the one that you are most excited about opening, the one that makes you truly come alive inside…….yes, that’s the door you must open.

Open the door to your dreams.

Love, Clarabelle

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Rough Patches of Life

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On the pathway to your dreams you are most certainly going to have to get over some rough patches. There may be a cluster of them all at once or more sporadic than that, over a lengthier period of time, but regardless they will be there, eager to put you to the challenge.

Are you up for the challenge?  I surely am, it’s only a “rough patch”, how rough can it get?

Like stormy waters or a rocky road, these challenges make your adventure even more worthwhile because there are many lessons in these hidden bumps.

See if you can change your perception towards the rough patches of life, see them as part of the mystery, as part of the muscle building process for your inner strength. These so called rough patches, strengthen your character and prepare you for the mountain ahead. How big is your mountain? You see, I reckon if it’s not big enough, if it’s not scary enough, then you need a bigger, much higher mountain to climb and that means a bigger more ambitious vision for yourself.

My mountain climb is scary but scary in a good way, the challenge excites me and I see myself, ALWAYS getting to the top…..I am happiest climbing the mountain, especially when I look back and see how far I have come – wow did I really make that journey?

WOW yourself today with your big mountain climb challenge, go on, I dare you!!

Happier days are now, love to you, Clarabelle

Don’t Compare

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I love this quote above,  it rings so true for me right now.

It is always tempting to compare yourself to the outcomes of another but I urge you to think only about you, how far you are progressing and if you are doing everything you can to move yourself forward and be the best that you can be.

When you think of it, it really does sound crazy to compare yourself to someone who is much further forward on the Chapters of their own book.

You are the Artist, you are the creator of your own life and you must design it your way.  Yes, you can use people as role models but don’t compare yourself to them, use their success and achievements to inspire you from within and do it your way – your own way – you know, like in the song by Frank Sinatra…..”I Did It My Way”.

 

lots of love to you, Clarabelle

 

 

I See You

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I see you, I know you’re watching me, I believe you are listening to every word I whisper, I feel you’re desire for a better you, a better life, a new tomorrow.

But I know you are a little scared, you have fears, but you’re going to be alright, you’re going to be much much better than alright. How do I know this? I just know this, because that’s why you’re here, everyday you visit me and you know it will help you, you know it will help you ease your current pain and you’re gonna make it.

Did you hear me right?  Yes, you, YOU, you’re gonna make it, that dream you’ve always wanted to achieve, that burning ambition living inside of you……it’s making its way to your heart, it wants to breathe true life into you, it’s getting ready to take on the world and nothing is going to stop it, which means nothing is going to stop you.

Pause for a moment, think about it……really think about it, you can see it right?  I know you can, because I can see it too. WOW, it looks amazing, your future self is so grateful you took the courage and made the first step now.  Go on, take another step, that’s right, you’re doing really great…….do you feel your heart smiling, it is you know, it is smiling with super joy because you’re heading in the right direction.  Where are you going?  Maybe we could do this together, help each other along the way, two brave soldiers heading out into battle and the only outcome possible is reaching the rainbow at the other end.

What a great day this is, this is the most amazing day for you, you might not realise it yet, but you’ve just climbed a huge mountain and you’re now looking at the view from the top……..You may be a little bruised getting here, but you’ve got here, wasn’t it all worth it, don’t you agree that you deserve so much better for you and for your family.  Let’s go my friend, there’s another mountain to climb, but we’re in this together, fighting with our hearts and minds to achieve EVERYTHING that we want and more.

I see you, do you see me?

I can do attitude

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Some days I am just full of energy, like today.  I was in bed fairly early last night and woke up at 3am as bright as a button.  It was pitch black outside but I thought to myself, get up and do what you need/want to do, so I did, rather than stare into the darkness of the room.

Sometimes I write my best stuff at this time in the morning, I really do and I love it when that happens.

So treat yourself to an early night and wake up early morning, fully alive and ready to take on your dreams.  Remember to take time to watch the morning sun come up, it is such a beautiful scene.

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Be Open to this Understanding

Sometimes in life we want to be a little shut off from the world….like having “temporary me” time, to give ourselves time to adjust, adapt, heal, plan, write, reflect…..or whatever that needs to be.

It is important to recognise when you need that time and not to feel obliged to expose it. When you are ready you will and not before then….this is valuable “me time”. It’s okay if others find it strange to understand at first, it’s better for you to “seek first to understand before being understood”, than the other way about. See it from their perspective first…..it will free your mind up to continue to focus all your energies on you.

If this is you, and/or you are in need of some “space” and some precious “me time” make sure you have it…….it will be good for your soul and you will re-emerge out of your cocoon with renewed energy and a fresh perspective on life.

Be open to this understanding and it will help you every step of the way.

Soon you’ll be flying……soon my friend, believe that. 🙂

Much love to you, Clarabelle

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Break The Cycle

Break the cycle of bad habits by focusing on a completely new awe-inspiring habit and by using this simple strategy, it will help you to lose the bad habit for good.

You see, to make a permanent change in life, you really have to break the current cycle, shake it up a little or better still shake it up a lot!!

Your new cycle awaits……jump right on it today.

Happy cycling, Clarabelle

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Test Your Inner Strength

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How do you know you are strong, how do you really know, have you tested your inner strength recently? Why not test it again over the next few days, weeks, months?…I encourage you to set yourself a goal, a goal that will challenge your inner being, a goal that when you reach it, you know that you are even more stronger that you could ever imagine.

Make a commitment to yourself to be brave, to release your courageous soul into the universe and let it unleash your greatest potential to fight for that goal.  Make sure it’s a goal worth fighting for and if it is……well I already know you’ve made it, I already know and you do too.

Test your inner strength…….and enjoy the journey.

Love Clarabelle

Don’t Overthink It

It is so easy to overthink things, give yourself a break and just do what needs done. Often the more you hang around making a simple decision the more mixed up the mind gets. Set your mind free today, do what needs to be done and instantly that busy mind will simmer down.

What do you need to do today?

Lots of love, Clarabelle
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It’s Hard

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Every moment is a moment to change, don’t give up the fight, there are hands and many hearts helping you forever.  Keep going my friend.  Love Clarabelle.

It’s Hard to Believe

It’s hard to believe,
in the torrential rain.
That the sun will shine,
and free you from pain.

It’s hard to let go,
when love pulls you in.
But a one sided love,
can never win.

It’s hard to smile,
when you’re hurting inside,
when the river runs deep,
and you’ve lost all pride.

It’s hard to be you,
when you feel so drained,
emotional pain,
keeping you chained.

But believe my heart,
believe what it says.
The rainbow is ready,
and the Angel prays.

She flies above your home,
drying up your tears.
She sends you much love,
and banishes the fears.

And as you sleep,
in bed tonight.
the little Angel of love,
Shines on you bright.

With a warmth like no other.
and a pure glowing heart.
Sad times move on
And you’ll have a fresh start.

By Clarabelle

Inspiration Will Find You

Inspiration will find you when you’re ready to be inspired, just like the famous phrase, when the student is ready the teacher will appear. An inspired heart has the power to breakthrough almost any barrier. Are you ready to be inspired?….I guess you are because you’re here, thank you.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle
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Festival of Faith

Have faith, strong,strong faith that your dreams are here, feel them in your heart right now and rejoice in your festival of faith. A poetic verse for you today:

A Festival of Faith

A festival of faith,
Lives in me.
In gives me hope,
So I can be.
Everything I want,
And even some more.
Believing in the “yes”,
And an opened door.
It encourages my soul,
Breathing life into me,
An explosion of knowing,
That no eyes can see.
A feeling from within,
A heart with a spark,
Igniting my spirit,
Shining light in the dark.

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Happy?

I do believe I am, probably 99% happy with lots of things in my life. I suppose, it’s all actually down to my perception because another might experience an equivalent life and not perceive it as high a percentage. I am, in general a happy person, a natural happy spirit. This doesn’t mean I don’t have down days and hard times, I just automatically feel most true to myself just being, well……..happy!! I do my best to focus on solutions to problems, but I don’t always get it right. When I am in the 1% moments I immediately recognise it and put so much energy into turning it around for myself. Simple things like going for a walk, watching a motivational video on YouTube, writing a poem, posting to this blog or visiting my mum, they all help me get back to that happier feeling again.

If you don’t have a simple strategy to play when the chips are down, why not think about one for yourself now. Whatever works for you is a must for you to action at the times you need it most.

Hey, maybe even reading by blog helps you…….now that really does make me happy.

Stay strong and positive, Clarabelle
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Would You Bare Your Soul?

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Sometimes poems just whisper out of me, the words just appear and I have to write them down straight away, just like this moment now, just like today, when my heart sang these words. It’s maybe a message to me and you, to live your life now like your soul would want it to.  I guess my poems are the baring of my soul to you.

Would you bare your soul?

Would you bare your soul?
So heaven would let you in.
The promise of a peaceful land.
Full of happiness within.
Where Angels pray in song,
And many hearts entwine.
Brought together in love,
A miracle of the divine.
So when your last day falls,
And puddles of tears appear.
Your soul knows where it’s going,
Sweet hymns whisper you near.
The stairway is alight,
With candles either side.
They represent each moment,
Your heart touched another inside.
The shadows are now behind you,
No pain follows you there.
For freedom ignites your spirit,
And your soul is now stripped bare.

Time is of the essence, none of us get out of this life alive, that’s for sure……so let your soul dance in the now, as it’s paving the way to your happy ever after.

Love Clarabelle

What Do You Miss Doing?

I miss my music, I miss music in my life……I haven’t picked up the microphone for a little while and I feel it is calling for me, I have a pull feeling towards it. So why is this?

I truly believe that things in life that are part of who we are will always return, just like a wonderful whizzing boomerang, it comes straight back to you.

What do you miss doing in your life? ….And better still, what are you going to do about it? 🙂

I know what I am going to do……sing, tra lah lah lah lah.

My whispers sing to your heart today,

Much love, Clarabelle
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Don’t Rush the Process

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It’s easy to feel frustrated that things are moving as fast as you would like them to, that progress seems slow or non-existent at present.  However, have faith and patience that the results will come and that you will achieve the right outcomes for you.  Frustration can be a good thing, it just means you’re ready, you’re ready for CHANGE……and once you’re ready, well anything can happen, believe me….and it positively will.

Don’t rush the process, because in time the rewards will come, so keep putting in every effort to the little things and big changes will appear.

Positive change is on it’s way for you.

Love Clarabelle

Even Angels Have a Bad Day

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Having a bad day?…..Even Angels have a bad day.

Without the bad days, you wouldn’t experience the best of the best days, because you wouldn’t have that contrast, that knowing, that feeling.

Your perspective on life situations can make or break you. Why don’t you challenge your current perspective and see where this takes your thinking?

Having a good day?  Even Angels have good days.

Miracles Are Everywhere

This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything

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Miracles are everywhere and can happen at any moment in your life, I truly believe that.  I share with you below one of the poems from my paperback book, Clarabelle’s Musings, I hope you love it like I do:

Miracle to Life

As the angel, holds my soul,

The brightest diamond, comes out of coal.

Sparkling like stars, glistening forever,

Floating in the air, flowing like a river.

The staircase is calling, I see the light,

The sun would not change, this darkest night.

But somewhere from within, the heart beats stronger,

Vibrating positive energy, sadness no longer.

The tears turn to laughter, the mind is brave,

I climb over rocks and come out of my cave.

Such a beautiful scene, golden birds in flight,

The freshest breeze, body relaxed not tight.

To have a reason to live, and try again,

Is your miracle to life, free from pain.


And here’s the book available on Amazon for you Clarabelle’s Musings

This is what a wonderful customer said, I am so grateful for these inspirational comments:

“This full compilation of Claire’s positive thoughts, inspiring messages, and motivating jottings will make you feel like you just drank 6 energy drinks, without the heart palipitations. Her words pick you up, help you view your life in a different, more positive way, and provide you with the belief that you can accomplish anything.”

Enough is Enough

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I wrote this poem to inspire you:

Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough,
That’s what he said.
Forget the past,
Get out of bed.
When all ain’t well,
When times get bad.
Remember the happy,
Not the sad.
Focus on giving,
Give all you’ve got.
Put yourself first,
Pick up your trot.
Set mini goals,
Ones you’ll achieve.
Momentum will build,
The more you’ll believe.
The time has come,
Be all you can be,
Take a stance now,
Forever you’ll be free.

By Clarabelle.

It’s your life, go get it!!

Keep on Jumping

Catch the ball of life, keep on jumping until all your goals have been achieved.

Who do you want to be? What do you want to become? What’s important for you to do to move forward and reach new heights.

Keep on jumping my friends.

Love Clarabelle

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Strengthen the Mind

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The mind is like a loose cannon, if you don’t control its direction, goodness knows where you’ll end up.  A lot of change and unsettlement can unrest the mind and may not feel really good.  The first step is being aware that your current thinking isn’t serving you well and then you must take steps to put it back on track.  Whatever that is for you.  I have a few personal strategies in place that work for me when my mind runs away with crazy stupid thoughts that I know I don’t benefit from.  Motivational anything does it for me, I have figured out that if I am around motivational people, motivational words, I watch or read anything motivational it inspires me to take control of my thinking so that it serves me best.  So I will end this short blog post today with some motivational words for you today, here goes:

YOU GOTTA…

You gotta help yourself, you gotta believe that you can change for the better, you gotta feel it in your heart and have deep faith that better days are on their way to an even better YOU.  You gotta start with any type of negative thinking that doesn’t serve you well, you gotta replace that thinking with more positive thoughts, more positive intentions and you’ve gotta do whatever you need to do to change it up for yourself, to make it better, to turn each dull moment into a brighter sunny day.  You don’t need to wait for the sun to come out, it’s already there, shining inside of you.  Believe me, if you master your thoughts, you’re half way there to entering the door of your dreams.

And remember, you don’t always need to look outside for the sun.

Wishing you a day filled with inspired action.

Love Clarabelle

 

All She Ever Needed

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And somewhere along the journey, somewhere in the deepest part of her heart, she realised, that all she ever needed was to be love, do love and have love.

Be love, do love and have you will love.

Love always,

Clarabelle

 

Solution Focused

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When you think of a problem you have in your life, don’t just focus on the problem and allow it snowball out of proportion, think of all the possible solutions you have to that problem.  Train your mind to become solution focused rather than problem focused and act upon your chosen solution.

There are many solutions to any given problem and the key is to focus on the solution, think about all your options and choose the best option for you going forward.

This evening, that is what I am just going to do, I have a couple of challenges that I want to overcome and I am going to sit down with a pen and paper on focus on the solution.  So why don’t you follow me in my footsteps and take action on it today, become a solution focused person and I am sure yourrlife will turn around for the better – just you wait and see.

Lots of love to you today and always, Clarabelle

 

 

In Time….

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Time is precious, this poem is for you.

Time is Precious

A dimension of hope,
A Universal clock.
Time gently passes,
Tick, Tick, Tock.

I look out the window,
What do I see?
A Vision of my mind,
Staring back at me.

Every little second,
Every tiny drop.
Fills the blue ocean.
Feeds the cold crop.

Rumbling in the mist,
This sound catches fire.
Your time is precious,
Fulfill your heart’s desire.

By Clarabelle, 8 August 2014

 

 

Change is Good

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Welcome Change

I know a lot of people don’t like change but personally I welcome change.  I thrive in new settings, new beginnings, meeting new people, learning new things, overcoming new challenges, working in new and changing environments, I love it all.  So I encourage you today, to think about what you would like to change in your life today, what little or large change could you make to your daily habits, your environment, your job, your relationships, that will enhance your skills, knowledge, experience or just make you that little bit happier and/or more content with you and your life.

Change is good, it will sometimes take you out of your comfort zone and into your learning zone.

Change is good, it can be refreshing and revigorating meeting new people and/or being in a new environment

Change is GOOD…….Change is GOOD.  🙂

Please remember, even a small change could make all the difference to your day, try a new fruit or putting fresh flowers in a dull room, it’s amazing how that can uplift your spirits.

I look forward to hearing about the changes you are making – mini or massive I know they will make a positive difference to your life.

Lots of love to you today, as always,

Clarabelle

 

 

 

Question of the Month

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Welcome to the month of July, below is this month’s question for you to reflect upon.

Question:

What one small change could you make to your life today, right now, that would make a positive difference to you in the long term?

My Answer:

Drink more water………so many man y positive benefits, I must do this and I shall!!

Go on, make the change, make that small change, you deserve it.

Love to you, Clarabelle

 

 

 

Decisions of Life

Our lives right now are made up of a multiple of everyday decisions and choices. Look at where you’re at, it is because of the decisions and choices you made previously. Look at the decisions you are making each moment of every day, there is a lot. Are you happy with the decisions you are making? Are you owning the decisions you are making? Think about it, you might even be struggling with a big decision right now……..but hold yourself accountable to making that decision.

I read recently in the wonderful book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill that highly successful people have this in common – they decide quickly and change slowly….simmer that one for a moment!!

Is it time for you to make the decision? I believe it is, that is why you are reading this.

Thank you for being here, thank you and have a decisive day.

Lots of love Clarabelle

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Show Your Heart

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When you meet someone for the first time, show your heart.  When you are introduced to someone new, show your heart.  When you are welcomed by a stranger, show your heart.

Show your heart, show you care, show the real lovely and wonderful you and you will be so amazed at the abundance of warmth that comes back.

So my post today, is about showing your heart and people will not only see that but they will feel it too.

Lots of love to you today from Sunny Dubai,

Clarabelle

Be Prepared

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It’s been over a week since I’ve posted on this blog so I do apologise for this, I haven’t forgot about you.

Being prepared for an opportunity puts you in pole position and I know this has worked for me now and in the past.  Preparation is the key to making things happen because you are setting yourself up for when the opportunity takes a smile.

So if you’re hoping and waiting and wanting that perfect opportunity, get yourself prepared now, do what you can today and you’ll be welcoming that new gateway with open arms.

The gateway to the world is there for the taking, do what you can today and it will reduce or fully eliminate all fears of the unknown.

Get ready….NOW!!

Lots of love to you today,

Clarabelle

Change is Good

Now that I have swapped rainy Scotland for Sunny Dubai for a while, I sit here in my new home reflecting on the decisions and choices I made that took me here.

When the opportunity came about a couple of months ago, my mindset was strong, positive and open to change. It simply just felt right at the time and when the decision was made to go it was like the Universe opened up and encouraged me along the way.

I went out for a walk on my own last night and stayed out for almost 5 hours, I was enjoying each present moment and felt happy, content and free. I was experiencing life in the moment, in a city I had never been to before and I felt no fear, it was like this was just meant to be.

So whether I stay here for a long time or a short time, I guess time will tell. Right now I feel that this one step will lead me to greatness, a greatness from within where fear has no home.

Remember it’s the decisions that you make everyday in your life that creates your path for tomorrow. What will your tomorrow look like? One thing I do know is that my tomorrow will be hot and sunny.

This future is yours, choose well.

Love to you, Clarabelle

I Did It My Way…..

I love this quote below, it rings so true for me right now.

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It is always tempting to compare yourself to the outcomes of another but I urge you to think only about you, how far you are progressing and if you are doing everything you can to move yourself forward and be the best that you can be.

When you think of it, it really does sound crazy to compare yourself to someone who is much further forward on the Chapters of their own book.

You are the Artist, you are the creator of your own life and you must design it your way.  Yes, you may want to use people as role models but don’t compare yourself to them, use their success and achievements to INSPIRE you from within and do it your way – you know, like in the song by Frank Sinatra…..”I Did It My Way”.

Whatever you do today, just make sure you do it!!

Lots of love, Clarabelle

Keep an Open Mind

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On To Pastures New

My friend shared some very simple words of wisdom with me a few weeks ago, he told me to keep an open mind when thinking about my career development.  I took those words on board when I was looking at other career opportunities because a lot of my skills are very much transferable.  This thinking has now led me on to pastures new and I move out to Dubai at the end of next month to take on a new challenge.

So cast your net wide and challenge some of those limiting beliefs that may just be keeping you away from an opportunity that is truly meant for you.

See the world as an open book and write in it, the words, that you want to read.

Love Clarabelle,

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Let your own sun shine.

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The Sun is Shining

It’s been a little bit quiet from me on this Clarabelle Blog, I do apologise, there’s lots happening behind the scenes but I must remember to never forget you, my lovely blog visitors.

So the sun has been shining today in Bonny Scotland but you know regardless of the weather always make sure the sun shines from within your heart.  So that’s today’s motto for you.

Let your own sun shine wherever you go.

Embrace the warmth of your inner sunshine today.

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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April’s Question of the Month

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At the beginning of every month I pose a question for you to answer and I also provide you with my own answer. Below is this month’s question:

What does a fulfilling life mean for you?

My Answer:

A fulfilling life for me is being able to do everyday what I am happy doing and in doing that making other people happy along the way and helping them achieve their vision, where I can.  There are many specifics to this but ultimately the specifics relate to how I want to feel, moment to moment.  So for example, lately I’ve been thinking of doing some work in Dubai and I have had a few skype calls with the Managing Director of a company out there to see if we are both “fit for purpose”.  Ultimately I am thinking about will this work give me the life fulfilment I am looking for – because the way I see it “success without fulfilment is a failure” (Tony Robbins).

So I think it is important to be successful in life but please make sure that it offers you fulfilment too and by answering this question it may help you with your next step in life.

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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