With a new year comes an opportunity to take inventory of where we are in our lives.  It’s a time to reflect on the year that has passed and decide what we want the next year to hold.  The beauty of it all is we are in charge. Whether your focus is a new career path, exercise routine, relationships or place that you live, you just have to take the steps to make it happen.

I had lunch with a good friend the other day who told me about a recent experience she had that I found inspiring. She’s starting a business as a Feng Shui interior designer and ultimately her goal is to open a shop.  Even though she isn’t ready to open the shop, she wanted to manifest her intention to make that happen by putting out into the universe and going to visit available shops for rent (9 to be exact, because 9 is a meaningful Feng Shui number).  On the visit to the second shop she got into a conversation with the owner about suggestions she had to make the shop layout better and as a result he hired her to work on his own home.  He was so pleased with her design, that he introduced her to the owner of a new restaurant just being built and they hired her as their designer. The people she has met doing the restaurant have spoken to her about future jobs.

It’s amazing how taking a step to realize her dream, even one that seemingly would not be fruitful brought so much opportunity!

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”–Albert Einstein

Here is a collection of things that inspire me for the new year.  Happy New Year!