Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Having come across a number of people recently who are in what we would classify as 'IN-BETWEENIE time' we thought we would write a wee article in the hope that it might just allow others to change, what can become a negative time in their life to becoming a pro-active/productive period -  one where seeds can be planted, fed, and with care, nurtured and finally cultivated - allowing them to grow upwards  towards an 'unthought' of platform - giving them regained confidence and a positive state of mind allowing them to cope and enjoy life to the full

'In-betweenie" time - firstly what is it : well it's that time when you are in-between jobs, or find yourself housebound for whatever reason, or can't go to work due to ill health or perhaps because you are caring for an ailing relative, or perhaps you need to or have to take time out due to young children.

During these times, on occasions, some people can have a tendency to experience mixed emotions, become frustrated, bored, perhaps even a bit bad tempered or irritable - Sometimes they blame themselves or others, their places of work etc, but what very few people seem to do is to look at their very own situation from a completely different angle    - perhaps this is down to a 'humans way of bringing up children' because other animals manage so beautifully and with such grace!                    

  1. A change of daily routine.
  2. A change of circumstance
  3. The feeling of a lack of confidence.
  4. A lifestyle change.
  5. The feeling of 'suffocation and boredom' 

To look at it from yet another angle perhaps during these times we end up drinking more: coffee/tea/Fizzy Juice or even reduce our intake of decent meals but eat more snacks/crisps, sausage rolls and instant food, all of which can have a negative effect on our thought patterns

Either way, we believe most people, at some stage in their life can find themselves in this situation and before they know it they are stuck in that famous RUSTY RUT. 

With animals when their position changes or when they are placed, or moved to a different field, or when you re-home an older dog, the first thing they do is to check their Boundary lines,  see what can be fun, mischievous, stimulating but if they put a foot wrong what happens . . . the human , nine times out of ten corrects them or re-directs them if they don't settle in, or if the horse finds it difficult accepting the new riding route the human is the first person to tell them, it's fine, just walk on.  

However, in a humans case - we rarely take any telling, yet in an animals case, the majority of humans dictate to their animal what and when it needs to change it's opinion or attitude on something. Some humans naturally just seem to wallow in it, like a  hippo to muddy waters!  but the hippo enjoys doing that, just as some humans seem to train themselves to enjoy looking at things negatively and unless initiated by a third party, can remain in that RUT indefinitely - so the next questions to ask are 
  1. What is this encouraging our youngsters to do?
  2. Is it setting positive example for others? 
  3. Is it healthy?
  4. Does it make one feel good?
  5. Is it a positive step for our Communities to remain in this type of a RUT
Looking at everything from a different angle, and this is the key to all of life's changes, a tree grows up the way, it doesn't grow horizontally, if you plant a seed, it will, if fed and cared for properly, grow and continue to grow fresh shoots in an area where there is room to grow. Nothing that is living stays still or stops growing. 

So now let's look at the PLATFORMS of life: Every single one of us reach PLATFORMS, these can be of a professional or personal nature. Debating, Arguing, Ironing, Cycling, Cleaning, Music, Singing, Dancing, Art, Sports, Laughing, Playing, Law, Medicine etc.

Which ever way each and every one of us step on to some kind of PLATFORM in life and it is totally up to us, not any one else,  as to whether we choose to step on to the next PLATFORM of either our chosen interest or natural skill! 

Everyone needs a Lawyer or a Doctor, just as many need assistance in the house, or would like to learn a musical instrument.  

So the conclusion to this is that every one of us is talented at something, although you might never want to admit it. 

So back to these 'IN-BETWEENIE times'! This is when you can concentrate on mapping out your plan or to visualise what you would like around you in a years time, or even just a weeks time -




Think of your skills, create and write down your MISSION, by planting, feeding and nurturing that initial seed (MISSION) of thought, from there you will find yourself on to the next Platform. The first few platforms may only just be a few inches higher, but with practice each new step will become higher.

Try this as a starter

  1. Introduce yourself to Inspector Google
  2. Type in your 'skill' press ENTER
  3. Type in uses of this 'skill'  press ENTER
  4. How this Skill is or could be put to good use in your Community
  5. Be open to all the different angles that this skill could be used in
  6. Don't just look for the easiest way that this skill could be used
  7. Think out of the box and perhaps type it in again with a different phrase attached
  8. Assess it
  9. Quietly Market it on the net
  10. Visualise yourself morning and night in a world that you would like to live in
  11. Become passionate in your heart felt dreams and wishes and how it would benefit others and yourself
  12. And then start Marketing it - but this word MARKETING - is a separate piece of homework and will probably send you off on tangents -

If you need any support or suggestions we can help . . . 

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