Who do you see when you look in the mirror?

Who do you see when you look in the mirror?

Do you see a woman capable of making her dreams a reality? What are her strengths? What wins does she have on the board to show you she’s got this in the bag? Is she someone you’re proud of? Do you like her? Does she make you laugh? If you aren’t madly in love with what’s reflected back at you are there things you can change? ALWAYS begin with what needs to be changed on the inside because our outside is only ever a reflection of what’s going on inside of us. Back in 2000 when I first began life coaching one of my first clients was my mum It was risky taking on my mum as a client because I mean, how could I kick her in the ass when she was my mum??!! It turned out to be the most amazing experience for both of us in many, many ways. I learned so much about my mum as a woman and my respect for her grew by a factor of 28 bazillion. We got to speak woman to woman and she was very open with me. I discovered that she didn’t like herself very much and while I kept my game face on in our sessions it broke my heart. At the end of our coaching time together that all changed and today mum still tells the story of how I “made her” look in the mirror every morning and grin like a maniac and how this changed her world. I had asked her to look in the mirror every morning and grin as hard as she...
How to build an empire and enjoy the process..(I know!!)

How to build an empire and enjoy the process..(I know!!)

So caught up in building your entrepreneurial empire you’ve forgotten to actually LIVE the life you’re creating? When you have your head down and your bum up in productivity bad stuff can happen. Not life or death stuff but stuff that sucks the richness out of life. We often lose our joy and become so serious and bent on success that we forget our love of beautiful things and in the rare moments we look up and realise we’re missing out on the fun stuff of life we tell ourselves we will make time for that when we have finished “X”. The problem with this is that “X” is never finished or when it is there is “Y” screaming for our attention.. This is a life, but is it living? Is this a life a fully engaged life rich in experiences? Nope, it’s not. Remember WHY you became an entrepreneur to begin with; I’m guessing there were images of you bikini clad hanging out on Necker Island with Richard or (and?) dressed impeccably while attending expensive events reigned supreme. Also remember your WHY…remember you wanted to change the world for the better, you wanted to add value to the lives of others, you wanted to make a difference. Have you forgotten this stuff? Have you forgotten what you were working towards in the first place? Did you forget that your business was the means by which you were to achieve a lifestyle of luxury and choice and not the lifestyle itself? I know I sure did! And then I remembered I wanted a life! Don’t get me wrong I...
The trick to getting anything you want…

The trick to getting anything you want…

Ever since The Secret thrust the law of attraction into sharp focus back in 2006 entrepreneurs all around the world quickly and excitedly grasped the concept “thoughts become things” and set about manifesting their biggest baddest dreams like mad people. This was quickly followed by the resounding cry “this doesn’t work” when the “thing” being manifested didn’t come into being in the blink of an eye. We are an impatient bunch so the next logical step was to ditch the whole idea and chase the next bright shiny thing. This is a real shame because the Law of Attraction is the most powerful law we hold within our control. With this one thing we can change our world (and this includes our business) but first we must understand how to get this thing to work for us and to understand how it works. Before I continue let me first put my hand up and say I am no expert in the LOA, in fact my expertise extends to this… I watched The Secret and read a few books (but hey they were GREAT books). What I am an expert in is RESULTS and I’m the kinda girl who likes to get from A – B as efficiently  (and elegantly) as possible time with the least amount of fuss AND at the same time ensure I get the biggest bang for my buck. Over the years I have become very adept at honing the skill of only doing what works. I’ve adopted the Bruce Lee principle of “absorb (or in this case “use”) what is useful and disregard the rest”....
The Art Of Practicing Everyday Indulgence…

The Art Of Practicing Everyday Indulgence…

Want to know how to cultivate a richer, more pleasurable life? Practice the art of everyday indulgence. Indulgence needn’t be expensive, it can be a simple as enjoying your daily coffee in beautiful surroundings. Fresh flowers always feel like an indulgence in my world, I buy them every week and every week I get my money’s worth. Moving away from my desk and into my living room to enjoy my coffee, admire my flowers and flick through the latest copy of Verandah feels deliciously indulgent. Often the simple things are the most decadent. It’s time to take life off hold. No more waiting until the moon and stars align before you allow yourself to enjoy the life you are so busy creating. Life is not just for living, life is for enjoying….we just forgot this simple thing in the frantic attempt to build our empire! PRACTICING THE INDULGENCE IN LUXURY EVERY DAY List 7 ways you can indulge in luxury every single day and make a point of doing at least one of these things every single day for the next month and watch what happens. CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO YOUR VISION BOARD You might be surprised to find that there are things or at least elements of things on your vision board that you can be enjoying right now. For example you might have a picture of a beautiful tropical island that you would love to travel to “one day” but right now you can take a drive to the beach on the weekend and enjoy a lovely meal overlooking the ocean. Spend some time really thinking...
Rapid Transformation Free Zone

Rapid Transformation Free Zone

The Art of Kicking Ass Elegantly is a “rapid transformation” free zone. You won’t hear stories of “how I transformed my body in 12 weeks” or “how I created a 6 figure business in 5 minutes flat”. What I have discovered in my many, many years as an entrepreneur in Martial Arts, Fitness & Business is this…. Success takes time. My Honourable Martial Arts Entrepreneur business took a full 12 months to break through in the way I intended it to. There has been a lot of success along the way but only in the last few months (14 months after I developed the concept) are the opportunities flowing thick and fast. This is a business that is highly profitable but even more importantly, it is sustainable and built on a truly solid foundation. Had I rushed things (as I have done in other businesses) the foundations would have been questionable. I’ve experienced strong and steady growth, no big BANG, just strong and steady and it continues to build in this way. I’ll take this any day over fast and furious. My stress levels are lower than they’ve ever been and I love every aspect of my job. If I hear one more “guru” suggest you should “launch before you’re ready” I will scream bloody murder! Launching before you’re ready is a recipe for disaster and will keep you on the hamster wheel for eternity. My advise…launch only when you are good and ready and have a fully formed product! Not before, no making stuff up on the fly. It may have worked once but not anymore. Here I...
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