I’ve just returned from an amazing holiday in Portugal to celebrate my life as a free woman and one of the most remarkable things happened when my boyfriend and I arrived back in London. 

Usually I’d hate coming back home after a holiday. The mere thought of going back to work made me grumpy, unpleasant to be around and sometimes even literally ill. I thought this was normal and that I just had to get over myself – a lot of people around me complain about getting back to work after they’ve returned from their holidays, and they seem to be doing just fine. 

Turns out I was quite wrong. 

This time around I arrived back home looking forward to the things ahead. I was looking forward to my iPEC coaching course this weekend and am SO excited to be starting life as a self-employed woman on Monday. 

It made me realise how much being unsatisfied with your career can affect your life and wellbeing. Trust me, it’s not worth it. Your career doesn’t have to be a drag, there are exciting alternatives out there. You just have to be willing to go and find it. 

So this week, I want to leave you with some words of inspiration to live a happy, worry-free and purposeful live. 

Dare to believe

Everybody knows: 

You can’t be all things to all people,
You can’t do all things at once.
You can’t do all things equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s. 

So: 

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of “being you”.

Then: 

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you’ll be a most vital mortal. 

Dare to believe: 

That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event
That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down. 

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Much love,
Iris

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