Society tends to label us according to our age. We are told that at 18 you are now an adult. We are told that when we reach 60 we are already winding down and getting ready to move into retirement mode. Therefore when I reached 70 years it had come with a bit of anxiety that life was incredibly short and that I probably didn’t have many years left on this planet … and yet at the same time I was project managing a new build, doing all the painting inside and out, laying payers, creating gardens, building retaining walls and working like a trogon. The two parts of me were at odds with each other. Our conditioning was telling me that I was old and the real me was thinking I feel no different than I did when I was 20 or 50 I still wanted to achieve a successful business. I still wanted to make a difference in this world. I still wanted all the juicy aspects of life … in fact I just plain wanted to live brilliantly …
We are what we feel, what our mindset is and how we approach life in general. There are days I want to shout to the world I AM ALIVE, see me ROAR and I do 🙂 much to the amazement and perhaps annoyance of my immediate neighbours. Do I care NO I just want to dance and sing at the top of my voice … so I do.
Indeed like many I have been through my own challenges – some doozies, where my life has been turned upside down. The absolute love of my life walked out of our 18 year marriage without a word, just a letter in the mail telling me our marriage was over and it was not negotiable (his words). To reaching an absolute high in my business and coming home and walking into the most horrendous 2 -1/2 years of intense bizarre bullying. All due to someone trying to take my elderly (dementia ridden) neighbour’s home and her money and I was trying to protect her. I had never experienced such evil intent before, so it was a real challenging learning curve with huge deep healing that needed to occur for me to sell and move from that area at a time when the market was very slow and prices very deflated. At the completion of my healing, I sold my home in .15 minutes with it not even listed on the market.
I move to the Sunshine coast and began building a new home. My sweetest moment was my son telling me about his conversation with his father. “I am helping mum move this weekend.” Oh is she going into a retirement home (ex) …. ‘Oh NO! Dad she is building a new home.” Love my son to bits.
Was it easy building a new home when the building industry deems a women on her own is fair game, let alone one who is in her late 60’s … and then building a Goddess Accommodation beside the existing home when she was 70 and not only having it built but actively participating in many aspects of the construction and building – it certainly raised a few eyebrows. And yes they tried it on, but as I said I have developed a can do attitude to what I can achieve and I go for it – and I wasn’t above telling them to F###K off if they were negative and wouldn’t bring positive solutions to the table.
What I achieved with a secondary building on the same title, has never been done before here, so not only did I need to believe I could do it, I had to prove (via a lot of research) that it could be done and then find trades who understood it could be done.
The point is that it doesn’t matter what chronological age you are – it is all about your mindset. I fully intend living my highest potential (and encouraging others to do the same). Imagine the combined power of HEART-WISDOM that mature people have – what could be achieved to transform our world. A world who valued the older generation for their vast life experience – you cant buy that shit. It is golden.
(c) 2016 Jan-Marie Brooke
Brilliant Life Success.com