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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

We’ve all heard the saying ‘do what you love and the money will follow’, but unfortunately though, it’s not that easy! But, so many of us do not put true value on ‘happiness’. If we did, we’d realise that maybe materially, and from a utilitarian pov, we can get by, but from a mental perspective – we’re well into our overdraft.

I think we’d all agree, finding a way to achieve happiness in your career should be a priority. I think we’re also all aware, that if we’re not happy at work, you most likely will not be content at home. And, it’s fact, that people who do what they love, tend to live happier and more productive lives.

It’s only when you put your happiness and soul at the top of your priority list; as high as other things, such as – the new bathroom, the school trip, new flat, car or well deserved holiday, that some fog can clear.  When ‘you’ start to clock up the same points as those things, well, that’s when you materially change your life.

When we started notonthehighstreet.com, it was all about sacrifice and weighing up the ‘how’ rather than the ‘can’t’. Baked beans, holidays in the form of new deck chairs in the garden, all these things allowed us to make it possible, for us to build. Similarly with Holly & Co, it’s all about what to ‘swap out’ in order to achieve a living that we truly love.

It’s not easy, any of these thoughts. It’s hard to go there with people you love, especially if they rely on you, to live a certain way. Just generally – it’s tough to make big changes. But, don’t we owe it to ourselves, and our families – to be the happiest and most soul fulfilled versions of ‘us’? I truly believe, that if you do what you love, and you are ‘in love’ with your life – that anything is possible. I think ‘a living’ is the least what should come out of it. In so many cases, so much more positivity, is unearthed at the same time.

So today, I dedicate this image and post, to all the dreamers out there.  Remember, if you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Shearing Scissors Necklace‘ by Alex Monroe.


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