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How to be happy and prosperous despite the recession

Local author and life coach Dave Robson describes his formula for success

Sometimes people look at me as if I’m crazy when I say I don’t believe in recessions, but I don’t care. You see, I’ve been around long enough to know that, just like boom times, recessions come and recessions go and it’s no use relying on anything that any Government might do to try to fix it.

Much better to understand that this is actually a Darwinian moment, by which I mean that the people who will survive and prosper are not necessarily the fittest, but the ones who can and will adapt fast to new ways of doing things, and above all, seize new opportunities. If you are prepared to be bold and imaginative and risk taking a leadership position into new cutting edge methods and ideas, this recession could be a fantastic opportunity for you. Hard work alone is not enough. You have to reinvent yourself, or to be more accurate, develop a suitable new mindset, step up to a new level and be prepared to deliver nothing short of excellence.

Now here’s the secret – if you do something you are passionate about, and if you go about it in the right way, you are far more likely to be successful. That’s because you can only excel at something you love doing, and there’s always a market for excellence. We already have too much mediocrity in our world and it’s a huge turn-off.

I believe every one of us is born with a talent, passion, vocation, calling or aptitude, a special gift we can offer to the world. And it need not be anything elaborate. But unfortunately many of the people I encounter on a daily basis don’t know what their gift is, or claim they don’t. That’s why if you want to get serious about changing things to be happy, prosperous and fulfilled, you have to begin by getting to know yourself inside out.

How to do that? That’s the subject of next month’s article.

For more information about Dave and his work, visit www.daverobsoncoaching.co.uk

About Dave Robson (66 Articles)
Holistic Coach and Author of The Five Pillars of Happiness; finding ways to help you tackle the world