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The Sadness Diet© - Day 12 (You Are Never Too Old)

Method we will use is called “IGROWS” turn our sadness into Joy.

(Issue, Goals, Reality, Options, Willingness and Smiles)

Welcome Back

Thank you so much for joining in our Sadness Diet and the journey to happier times.

Feedback from Yesterday

I hope yesterday you took on board some of the tips on how to make the most of your time.

Today – If you are feeling sad because you feel that at your age you are too old to achieve your goal read on:-

Sometimes, it is easy to feel sad and down when you realise that you are getting older and life does not seem to have gone the way we expected it to go.

I know a lady who at the age 0f 52 was made redundant, she was so devastated as she had worked for the company for years and expected to stay their till she retired.

She got into depression as she tried to apply for jobs, but just could not get any.

When she spoke to me, I was amazed at the amount of skills and knowledge she had – I suggested she registered with an agency and set up her own small business as a freelancer.

Even though she was reluctant at first, she agreed to register with an agency and was happy a few months later when she started getting booking.

2 years later her confidence increased and she has now set up her own business with the help and support of various organisations that help you to start a business.

Our society often thinks that the best age to be successful is between 24 and 40 and that, once you reach 50, your life is pretty much over.

However, there are always shining examples that prove that success is possible at any age. All you need is the right attitude;

Here are some examples that will prove to you that, no matter what age you are, you can do it, too!

Kathryn Joosten started out as a nurse and then was a stay-at-home mum.

When her marriage failed, she thought she would chase her own dreams for once and become an actress – even though many would have considered her too old to start an acting career.

It took her several years and she was almost 60, when she finally had the success she deserved for her never-tiring persistence.

Colonel Sanders was well over 60 when he made it big with Kentucky Fried Chicken. Before that, he simply sold chicken and other food at a service station in Corbin, Kentucky.

Samuel Jackson has been a Hollywood staple for years now, but he'd had only bit parts before landing an award-winning role at age 43 in Spike Lee's film "Jungle Fever" in 1991.

Henry Ford was 45 when he created the revolutionary Model T car.

Momofuku Ando cemented his spot in junk food history when he invented instant ramen at age 48 in 1958.

Charles Darwin spent most of his life as a naturalist who kept to himself, but at age 50 his "On the Origin of Species" changed the scientific community forever in 1859.

Inspiring Stories: You’re Never Too Old to Dream

Help and support


Today, all I want you to do, is to be inspired by the stories of those who have succeeded at an older age.

Be confident, Be Positive, Change your attitude and believe anything is possible.

If you need help with this, just email me and I will try and help, encourage and support you as much as I can.

Instant Feel Good

1.Sit down

2.Breathe in slowly and Breathe out Slowly ( do this a couple of times)

3.Breathe in slowly and then laugh out loud slowly (do this a couple of times)

4.Say - I am so grateful and happy to be alive to see another day.

5.Think and focus on something that makes you feel happy or my favourite “wake up I feel happy boom, boom, I feel like dancing around boom boom, and now I am dancing line no one’s watching boom, boom”

6.Smile – Just spend a few seconds smiling, and then I want you to give out a couple of big laughs (hahaha)

7.Get your Gift of a smile box, and make use of the items as you continue to feel good and smile

See you tomorrow and may the SMILE always be with you!


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