Stop playing small – turn your life up a notch (or ten)

Let’s all just breathe for a minute, step in to our place of love and security, leave our ego’s at the door and talk about…..your greatness.
Yes gorgeous, YOUR greatness. 
There has been this huge energy shift at the moment I am feeling that I want to grow and expand with momentum. Fast, beautiful momentum. The shift I am talking about is this growing energy of belief.
That it doesn’t matter if you had a broken heart and a harder life you can do it.
That it doesn’t matter if you are a little late to work out your gift and live your purposeyou can do it.
That it doesn’t matter if you’re not entirely sure how, but you for sure know your why you can do it.
It excites me, enthrals me, inspires me and keeps my own fire in my belly growing strong. It’s time to stop playing small. To stop being a spectator of life and jump in with your whole body screaming ‘HEY THIS IS ME, IM HERE & I WANT TO LIVE’ – and here is how I would love to gently guide you to do it…
Recognise your unique gifts & grow them
If you haven’t sat down yet and written with no inhibition, for 10 minutes what you really really rock at – I need you to do that now. You have gifts babe. REAL, amazing, unique gifts. I truly believe not uncovering those gifts, declaring those gifts and sharing those gifts is not only selfish – it is a slap to the universes face!! We were all born with a soul, we’re all different and we are all here to live our most extraordinary life – you can’t do that not uncovering your gifts, growing them and making them part of your purpose. Find them. Declare them. Live them. 
Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle
Don’t ever, ever, ever, everrrrr let anyone tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough or anything enough to be whoever you want to be or do whatever you want to do. Because you can. You SO can and don’t you dare EVER let anyone tell you otherwise. It will be found, those that do are just trying to keep you in their comfort zone, are jealous of the positive changes you’re making and don’t understand your journey – none of which is reasonable enough for you to allow them to dull any of your sparkle. Shine as bright as can be as YOU. Nothing is as sexy as living unapolegtically as yourself and being authentic – so shine bright gorgeous. 
Start helping others 
The whole purpose of our lives, whilst all of us are living and breathing on this planet – is to help others . Truly, it is. When you develop your gifts and align more strongly with your purpose, you are by way of organic default, serving and helping others, and I can assure you, if you aren’t fully aware of your strengths yet, reach out and help others and those gifts and strengths will shine brighter than a diamond. Whenever you get stuck, whenever you’re feeling down, lost, anxious or unsure – reach out, and help someone else. It could be a loving text to say you’re thinking of them, a little gift to make them feel loved, a coffee date where you pay. You can even step it up a little more and offer your time – do some soup kitchen work at a homeless kitchen, volunteer at an eldery care home. Once you start to give back, to help, to serve – life makes sense. You gain the perspective most chase for a lifetime & fulfilment flows easier. 
Be a leader not a follower 
YOU were a born leader. We all were. You don’t need to think because you’re not loud enough, bubbly enough, strong enough, whatever it is you tell yourself enough – that you are better following than leading. ALL of you have the leadership quality in you. If you are someone that follows instead of living by example, leading authentically, then I truly believe you are playing small, letting external circumstances and friends and society dictate how you feel. Leaders know they control their own life and go and chase it. They choose better. They actively engage with life more. They know that their response and interpretation to a situation is what gives them their outcome and don’t let external circumstances dictate success or mood. BE THAT LEADER of your own life. 
You see gorgeous, you don’t need to play small, you have a right to live your truth, to pursue your passions, to earn an income from that and to live a life of your dreams. It’s do-able. It’s SO do-able, you just need to choose to stop playing small, start setting some goals and STOP letting yourself be a spectator of life. 
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. So start playing the leading role
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The secret to being rich

Before I share with you what I truly believe is the secret to being rich, I want to share with you something else a little more personal. 
I never grew up with money. In fact, I grew up living in my brothers hand me downs, second hand everything and sometimes, church groups or close family friends would have to drop food shops off for us so we could have all of our meals for that week. 
But do you want to know something? 
I never went without and I never, ever felt poor. In fact, I didn’t even know what poor meant. 
My good memories of growing up involve laughter, crazy kid behavior, adventures with my brothers, climbing tree’s, catching tadpoles, watching movies with homemade popcorn…the list goes on (and on). 
I was rich in love .. rich in experiences.  

It doesn’t matter if you grew up with money, or you grew up with none. It doesn’t matter how you grew up, where you grew up, where you’ve come from or where you want to get too. The secret to being rich is this…
A Mindset of Abundance, a Desire to achieve, Belief that you will and Giving all that you can on the way. 
If you believe you are rich, you are. 
It might sound crazy but this is absolutely something that you need to know…
A powerful mindset of abundance, a belief that what you have in life already makes you rich enough and giving out what you wish to attract will see a shift in your life from struggling with money to living very comfortably. 
“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.” – Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

“Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want.”  – Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”

“Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”

When you let go of believing that money will make you happy, and that money is the be all and end all a major shift will happen in your life. 

“The reason people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have gotten”
What you have in your life already, your successes, your health, your family, your gifts, your luxuries, your achievements, your friends, your memories, your breathe, your roof over your head, your experiences … that already makes you rich. You are rich beyond your means. 

You get what you give – so give freely, you attract what you put out you – so attract abundance and wealth in all that you do, and you are the master of your universe – so start acting like it. 

You are already rich. 

Of course, this might sound crazy if you’re currently in $10,000 worth of debt, have no real savings, your car is 6 months overdue for a service and you aren’t really on that amazing an income. 
Allow me to be your wake up call though. 

Why are you in debt? Why don’t you have real savings? Why didn’t you make looking after your car a top priority? Why aren’t you on an amazing income?

Because everything you have done in your life up until this point – your actions, thoughts, inaction’s – have gotten you to this point. 

So change it. 

Stop buying things you can’t afford. Cut up at least one of your Credit cards. Open a savings account and pay yourself first. Accept that you are worthy of whatever pay you believe you deserve & go get it. But most importantly….

Believe you are rich because you are. 

Be grateful for all that you have in your life already and more will come back to you. 

Everything I am sharing with you, I actively do in my life, which is why I know it works. Truly believing I am already rich and having an abundant mindset affords me the life that I lead – living in a home Morgs & I adore, travelling, having a healthy savings account that grows weekly, being able to not say no to experiences and things if we want them. 

It’s all possible. Anything you desire is possible. 

To help get you on your way, I want you to print these out, and stick them wherever you hang out most. Work? Home? An office? The car? Read them, believe them. 
+ My inner guidance leads me to abundance.
+ Every day I am getting closer to exactly what I want & can afford to do it.
+ All that I have in my life already, makes me incredibly rich.
+ I am blessed for my health and roof over my head & that makes me wealthy.
+ I always choose to focus on abundance. 
+ I know that whatever I need, I will attract in to my life.
Remember to be grateful, focus on what you do already have in your life, how far you’ve come, what you have already gained financially to be where you are today (with clothes, a car, rent etc) and stay away from negative mindsets when it comes to anything financial.
We are rich – beyond our means, just by living. 
With so much love and beams of wealth and happiness,
Anna xx
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