Setting Yourself Up To Win

Setting Yourself Up To Win

Today I feel like crap, despite fighting it like a mad woman this thing got me…a throat like I’m swallowing razor blades, a cough that’s keeping me up all night, a headache of epic proportions and body aches that aren’t much fun. And I’m not a good sick person. I’m impatient and irritable and just want my health back pronto! BUT the week ahead excites me A fabulous new client at 7am tomorrow. More planning and creating content for my upcoming events. Kicking off this months training in the Anti-Hustle Society which just happens to be WRITE AND SELF PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK….cannot wait to get that started! More coaching sessions. Some video reshoots for my Kickass Academy. And LOT’S of awesome training this week including 2 boxing sessions with my new coach (I am going it if kills me!). There’s a good chance I’m not going to be well this week but I still want to kick ass in my business and outside of it so today I set myself up to win for the week ahead. All of my meals a prepped. My “to do” list is written up on my whiteboard ready for me to start putting line’s through the items first thing tomorrow morning. Sometimes you don’t feel like it. Sometimes it feels easier to let things slide and hope for the best. Sometimes it takes a monumental effort to set yourself up to win. But if you don’t do it anyway, you’re setting yourself up to fail. So…take today and use it to get your ducks in a row so that when Monday morning...
It’s time to draw a line in the sand and get your ass in shape.

It’s time to draw a line in the sand and get your ass in shape.

I’ve been threatening to post more about fitness and health for ages now and today’s the day!  I woke up super inspired to write this piece, I hope you enjoy x This morning I drew a line in the sand. Over the past 8 weeks my training has been on point, I’m loving my daily hour long walks, I’m smashing my taekwondo classes 3 times a week and enjoying whatever other training I throw in when the mood strikes me, my hip is holding up ok and my mind is as switched on as it’s ever been in training. My nutrition is bang on…..most of the time……weekdays no problemo….the weekends?….let’s just say I’m not eating consciously like I am during the week. My weekday meals are prepped and ready to go and geared towards fuelling my body for training, or recovering from it, although these days I’m far more relaxed about what that looks like. These days I’m not afraid of a little flavour )!!), the old days of dried out chicken breast and steamed broccoli are over and I wouldn’t dream of denying myself a full cream flat white coffee most days. I track my training and nutrition in myfitnesspal and know that during the week I’m in front most of the time, on the days I take  a rest day I’m breaking even. But on the weekends I’m all over the shop and the attention to detail just isn’t there. Often I under eat and then don’t have the umpfh I need to train the way I’d like. I also often skip my green shake and supplements...
What it costs (in pain & dollars) to look the part of a highly polished FE after 45 (female entrepreneur).

What it costs (in pain & dollars) to look the part of a highly polished FE after 45 (female entrepreneur).

Ok so here’s a topic!! I’m 46 years old (47 in March) and while I’d like to be able to say I can put down my youthful appearance down to good genetics that ain’t entirely true. Sure I DO have excellent genes, I stay in shape and take great care of myself but age starts to do it’s work regardless of how well well we do all of that. What prompted me to write this post is the fact I’m sitting here with a face that feels like I sat in the sun 5 hours too long after my very first dermastamp treatment (video below) last night. I’m an open book and pretty much share the whole shooting match with you so figured you might as well benefit from my experience if you’re thinking Post continues after video. Here’s a list of my regular treatments, the frequency I have them done and ballpark costs. SNS Manicure & Shellac Pedicure I have a mani every 2 weeks @ $55 per session and a pedi every 3-4 weeks @ $40 Hair Cut and colour every 4-5 weeks @ $240 Tanning I used to get a spray tan every week but honestly I can’t handle the time and effort it requires A to get it done and B to get the stuff off!! Now I just use a gradual tanner every 2nd day or so, I like St Tropez in dark. Skin  – Injectables Dysport (like botox) to my crows feet and the line between my eyes @ around $750 a pop. I’m supposed to do this every 3 months but sometimes...
How to stop being an entrepreneur on the weekends

How to stop being an entrepreneur on the weekends

Weekends used to make me anxious. VERY anxious! During the week life had purpose, building my empire, training hard, taking care of my kids and running them around to after school activities, teaching classes. The weeks were a flurry of activity and it felt good. Busy was good. The weekends…not so good. I was waging this constant battle with myself that went something like this. You are NOT going to work on the weekends, that is just too pathetic. But I don’t what else to DO with my time!! I don’t care, find something, ANYTHING because you are NOT working on the weekend. But I can’t think of a single thing to do!! Ok, I’ll hit the gym…AGAIN….my default. It was ridiculous and pretty pathetic but I honestly had zero idea about what to do with myself when I wasn’t working, taking care of my kids or in the gym. It was a very one dimensional life. But I didn’t give up seeking a life outside of my business because I knew I had to. I was becoming boring. I was becoming bored. And I knew it wasn’t healthy to work every waking hour. I began a list of things I could be interested in doing. It was hard going, my creative juices were NOT flowing…at all!! I lived in the Dandenong’s which, to be honest I loathed, I’m a beach girl and I was land locked from every side. But I decided I’d start to explore the area around me. My then husband and I were living very separate lives (which is obviously why I was in this...
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...
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