Are You The Only Thing Holding You Back?

Are You The Only Thing Holding You Back?

As a mentor to female entrepreneurs there is one single turning point in the mentor / client relationship where I get to sigh with relief. Want to know when that is? It’s when my clients utter those magical words “It actually feels real now, I can see it”. And then, when I ask them the critical question “yes, but do you BELIEVE in it, do you believe that this will succeed?” they answer YES! A short and simple exchange but one that makes a world of difference in where this thing is headed. Why? Because up until this point we’re just going through the motions. I’ve seen many female entrepreneurs make a tonne of progress towards launching their business only to turn left, take a seat and then kill the idea with self-doubt. Because up until this point the female entrepreneur has one foot in their idea and the other out the door and it’s easy to leave the room at any time. There’s no skin in the game. For some women they’ve come this far many times before and left to their own devises I know for sure they’ll quit, because I’ve seen it happen before..too many times to count. Usually the “It actually feels real now” comment is uttered when my clients see their fabulous new branding, or their new websites or book their first event venue or the penny drops about how they can scale their idea and deliver it to the world. It’s different for everyone, some women need to be in deep before it feels real and for others they simply need to see...
It’s OK to Take Some ‘Me Time’

It’s OK to Take Some ‘Me Time’

YES I’M STILL ALIVE  I’ve been taking some time to myself here in Thailand to be quiet and to get my head in the game when it comes to my training and so yes, I am unusually quiet which has prompted many messages asking if I’m ok. But yes I’m ok…in fact I’m MORE than ok  For a little while now I’ve not made my training the priority it needed to be as I got caught up in “busy work” in my business and while I was training back home I always felt rushed and really there was no need to be rushed at all. So what you’re witnessing is me in the zone, taking time out to make what needs to be a priority a priority. When was the last time you did that?? Took the time you needed to bring back into balance something that’s important to you? For me I knew I had to remove myself from my usual surrounds, get some distance from my everyday and come here to reset. This place is my go to and it never disappoints. I have a tendency to overwork because I LOVE what I do so much but I also know that when I overwork it’s only a matter of time before I lose the passion, become resentful and want my life back  These days though, I’m good at keeping the balance. Nov & Dec were HUGE months for me in my business and I soaked up every exciting moment but I was also paying attention to how much time I was giving it and I knew if...
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...
Is it time to hit reset?

Is it time to hit reset?

In a perfect world day in day out we would live our lives the way we know we should and we would never stray from that. We would eat the way we should, train the way we should, work the way we should, keep our homes and cars in the order we know we should and honour our commitments the way we should. However, knowing is a far cry from doing. If you have been on the planet for more than a nanosecond chances are you have discovered by now that knowledge and turning that knowledge into action are two very different things. That having knowledge doesn’t necessarily mean we will use it. And it frustrates the hell out of us. One or two minor indiscretions outside of our “correct path” we can live with but when these start to stack up and we begin to feel out of control this is a sign we need to hit RESET and get ourselves back on the track we know is right for us. So what are the signs we need to hit reset? Of course the signs are going to be different for everyone but here are some of mine: I feel rushed and always feel as though I am running 5 minutes behind. My thoughts are cluttered and unclear. I feel “dulled” rather than my usual energetic, excitable self. I’m conscious of distraction and can’t maintain focus despite my efforts. This is usually a result of taking on too much and not paying attention to the creeping overwhelm but once I recognise it I know it is time to...
Daily Success Habits

Daily Success Habits

Most of my daily success habits have very little to do with my work in that they don’t directly earn me money however without these habits  supporting me I’d fail to be in any condition to earn money. I’ve got a tonne of energy and my mind is super clear (most of the time) so when it’s time for me to work I can smash out truckloads in 1/4 of the time it takes most people. I put this down to the daily habits I’ve been practicing for as long as I can remember. Ok so here they are… Journalling Every single day of my life I journal. I journaled as a little kid. I’ve journaled through the good, the bad and the ugly. I use my journal to set my daily intentions, work through things that are troubling me, make sense of things that make me angry and it’s also where I write my dreams and aspirations. There have been many, MANY time’s I’ve stopped writing mid-sentence to go map out a new product idea or to contact someone. Basically my journal gets me fired up and feeling centred before I even get out of bed. Early Morning Walks This is where my brain really starts cranking. Being outside and filling my lungs with fresh air fires my brain up like nothing else. Sometimes I’ll walk late in the afternoon too. If I look outside and the weather looks good I’m off. If I’m stuck on anything I’ll use afformations  and I’ve yet to come back from my walk without a solution. Training There are not too many days of my...
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...
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