Business Woman Tired

[success]The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow[/success]

Do you struggle with a hectic life?

Playing it by ear and hoping it’ll all come together?

You’re not alone.

I totally get it.

But life won’t work out as well as it could without a little input from you.

So where to start?

There’s so much information on being happier, being more successful, finding inner peace, living in simplicity or mindfulness that our eyes glaze over before we actually find something that works in real life, in your life.

We need something to put into practice without needing another new skill set to add to our already full and hectic life. We need simple, yet quick fixes.

And yes, it is possible to find them!

1. Honour your dreams

You were born to be amazing, to dream great things and nurture and cherish them until they come true, or you change your mind.

The biggest difference between the super successful and everyone else isn’t the obstacles in their way, or the time they have available, it’s the persistence and perseverance they have.

Ernest Hemingway rewrote A Farewell to Arms—39 times. He landed a Pulitzer prize for valuing his dream. Not too shabby.

Colonel Harlan Sanders was rejected over 300 times before he found someone to believe in his dream. Boy did he have persistence.

Whatever speaks to you, whatever moves you, is your dream. Honour it and make sure your actions are based on your faith that your dreams are definitely coming true.

Miracles happen when you use more energy to focus on your dreams than your doubts. The longer you hang in there the greater the chance for something wonderful to show up.

2. Check your personal philosophy

How you see the world makes it easier or harder on you.

Your viewpoint determines your attitudes, and your attitudes lead to the mindset that creates the actions you’re going to take. Pretty simple.

Picture this…you woke up this morning and decided everything was going to be wonderful today. No matter what happened, you expected to find something good, or helpful and useful in it.

That’s a simple and quick fix because, no matter how hard or hectic life has been lately, changing your attitude not only changes your reactions to events and experiences, but it’ll feel really good and those little things won’t get you down so easily.

It’s a painless and easy way to stay on the path of success without sacrificing your happiness.

3. You must change your relationship to money

Here’s the deal: you have to manage your money or it’ll manage you. Think of it in terms of energy…you’ll be more likely to let it flow.

Try this quick little trick.

Begin to train your mind to associate gratitude with your money.

If you don’t have much, or you’d like a little more, or a lot more…every time you look at your accounts, or balance your checkbook or have anything to do with your money, think of something that feels good in your life.

It doesn’t have to be about money…because it’s hard to summon up gratitude when a miserable bank balance is staring you in the face.

But it could be that you’re thankful for a comfortable bed to sleep in, or the roof over your head. Anything that connects you to abundance in that moment. Begin training your mind to connect gratitude with money: gratitude is a powerful magnetic force.

4. Spiritually speaking

Seize the blessings of the day.

Begin looking at each day as though it were filled with riches, just waiting for you to discover. Because it is.

Your life might be full and feel hectic and there”ll be times when you feel stressed, but remember this, nothing lasts for ever, not pain or trouble or today’s problem.

Don’t give your power away to things that will fade into nothingness in the next little while. Just remember to make sure you’re doing what matters to you in this moment and you’ll stop being blinded by all the things that don’t really count at all.

Let nothing stand in the way of your successful AND happy life.


What’s the single biggest question you have about where you are in life today?  

Getting to know you better, helps to make sure I create content that really supports, encourages and inspires you on your journey.

So leave me a comment or send me a personal e-mail sharing your thoughts. I always read and reply, so don’t be backwards in coming forwards.  You know I love hearing from you. 🙂

As always, encourage one another.

Love Elle


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. I like this one: “Begin to train your mind to associate gratitude with your money.” Life is crazy and hectic. We do need a few quick fixes to start getting a handle on things. Thank you, Elle!

    • ElleSommer

      Hello Sandra and thank you for taking the time to stop by. You are so appreciated. 🙂

    • ElleSommer

      Hell khouloud, it’s always nice to hear words of encouragement. So thank you much. 🙂

  2. Hi, definitely true, how we see the world will make our life easier or harder, life is like a roller coaster sometimes up, sometimes down but how we see life itself being so precious and full of simple things that makes us feel blessed changes our perspective and will make life more enjoyable and peaceful. Thanks for sharing a wonderful post.

    • ElleSommer

      Hello Sherill – it’s always good to ‘see’ you. The roller coaster image made me laugh: 1. I really don’t like roller coasters and 2. I think I’m currently hurtling my way around the track as we speak! Waiting to get to the bottom so I can jump off and take a break! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the great suggestions, Elle!

    I would add meditation to that list. Something I’ve personally benefited a lot – especially when things get busy and I tend to forget and appreciate the small things in life.

    A great way to slow down.


    • ElleSommer

      Hello King Epic (love that name). Yep meditation is a powerful tool…what great suggestions we’re getting today. I really appreciate them and I know others do too. 🙂

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