Starting Something you Love

Are you ready to start something new and exciting?

This post is inspired by my friends at Escape the City who have declared 2011 the year to start something you love.

Ten years ago this month, I took my first tentative run.  A trek from my front door to the bandstand in my local park.

God knows where the idea came from.  I nearly threw up after those epic 1,473 yards.  Yet I’d made it.

I didn’t realize it, but I was starting something I have come to love.

Over the last decade I’ve run over 6,000 miles and spent more than forty days in the act.  I’ve run on four continents in sun, rain, snow, ice, hail, fog, mist and darkness.

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11 Simple Ways to Up your Game in 2011

Could 2011 mark a significant turning point in your life?

Whether you are looking to finally find work that is fulfilling, start a business or just want to be happier and more productive, this could be your year.

Here are some simple and effective ways to get the ball rolling and raise your personal game at work and home in 2011…

1. Write your “Will do” List – Live your Dreams

We all have things we’d love to do this year – the dream vacation, that pottery course, visiting old friends,  joining a choir, regular trips to the gym.

Write your list of the top 10 things you “Will do”in 2011 and plan out when you’re going to do them.  Get started on the first ones today.

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Our Top 10 Greatest Hits

Happy New Year

I hope 2011 is off to a flier for you.

We’re excited for the new year ahead and also in celebration mode.

We’ve racked up 100 posts over the last 18 months, so thanks for reading, commenting and making it so fun.

Here are our top 10 all time favourites:

Finding a happy and balanced lifestyle

1. If you’ve been taking life too seriously, discover 5 ways to enjoy the journey

2. What lessons can we learn from life – 5 Things I wish I’d known earlier

3. The Power of Simple – sticking to your most important priorities

Taking control of your career

4.15 Secrets to Career Success

5. How to Avoid getting Fired by George Clooney

6. Find out how well work is working for you and what you can do it about in this test

7. If you’re ready to make a change – five steps to your Career Escape Plan

Build a start-up business doing what you love

8. Why now is a great time to start your own business (even on the side)

9. Even more reasons to finally run your own show in 2011

10. Why you are the CEO of Me and what that means

Wishing you a happy, healthy and extraordinary 2011!

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Photo credit: Peter Becker (Flickr Creative Commons)

Find Happiness in 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you.

Sincere thanks to you for being a part of Less Ordinary Living this year.

2010 is drawing to a close and you have successfully completed another lap around the sun.

The festive season is a great time for you to reflect and start planning– here are ways for you to celebrate the old year and herald the new.

Start the right way and make 2011 your fullest, happiest and most extraordinary year yet.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

A strange thing happened recently…

Having lived on our street for 2 years and met no-one, we suddenly made friends with three of our near neighbours in a week.

We were invited to a house party, and the street Christmas get-together, almost out of the blue.

How did we get so popular?

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