Stop Being So Damn Realistic

September 1st, 2014

No filter, okay? This one is just going to be a straight out in your face smackdown of love. I want to let you know that now, before we get into it because you know what? If right now you’re running scared from the life you know you were born for then this is going to hurt.

But here it is -

It is complete and utter bullshit that you can’t live the life that occasionally dances through your mind as a one day fantasy.

Want to know what else?

It’s complete and utter BS that you can’t live that life NOW.

One of the most infuriating statements I hear more and more lately, since embarking upon this life of endless fun, travel and FREEDOM as a lifestyle entrepreneur is “I’d love to do what you’re doing”. Don’t get me wrong, I love to hear of other people’s big dreams and goals but to be perfectly honest I REALLY only wanna hear it if that statement is followed by some version of “and so I am making it HAPPEN”.

Instead what I hear is “I’d love to do what you’re doing but I have to be realistic”.

Or, “I’d love to one day start my own business but I don’t know where to start”

Or, “I’d love to be able to travel but I have a mortgage … kids in school … a stable income … etc etc etc BLAH!”

And I am just so. damn. SICK of hearing this rubbish.

I know, right? Who am I to judge other people – maybe even you! – by how you live your life? How incredibly insolent of me! You know what though? What might come across as judgement, when we get right down to it, is me feeling the TRUTH of …


The Fastest Way to Make It All Happen

August 28th, 2014

If you want to make it happen then you have to actually DO it. And you have to start now.

Can I give you a tip though? The way to start is NOT to spend any more time on getting clear, or sorting stuff out in your mind, or getting ORGANISED with everything you’re already doing so that you can make space for the stuff you REALLY want to start doing.

You don’t create more of something by trying to focus on reducing some other thing.

If you want to see your income grow, focus on getting your income to grow rather than on reducing your debt.

If you want to see your weight go down, focus on eating MORE of the right foods rather than on eating less of the WRONG foods.

And if you want to live your DREAM life, in all ways, and go to bed each night certain that you did what MATTERED, then you have to just start living it. Do NOT focus on all of the ‘other’ stuff that you think, believe even KNOW you need to do. Just ignore it and put FIRST THINGS FIRST.

When you wake up, put the stuff that matters to you DEEPLY first.

When you sit down to work you IGNORE your ‘list’ until you’ve done the real work you want to do.

When you go home to your kids, your family, you be the mother, the wife you want to be and THEN you think about washing or cleaning or whatever. Or better still you just pay someone else to do all of that stuff

You have to crowd OUT the wrong stuff by adding IN the right stuff. It’s the only way.

You can’t fit living your dream life into the cracks and crevices of your …


10 Ways to be Authentic Online

August 26th, 2014

1. NEVER keep clients in your community – even readers – whose energy you don’t like. You don’t have to be able to explain why, it’s your business, your life. Your energy. You get to protect it any way you see fit. Just now I deleted someone who gave me feedback that the way I email reeks of desperation. No, it reeks of me being me. You don’t have to like it, that’s your right. But me keeping you in my community when you don’t inherently like me as I am? THAT would reek of desperation on my part.

2. Never do a anything because it seems like a good way to make money. Do it because it seems like a GREAT way to follow your calling, then figure out how to make money from it.

3. You get to make the rules.About how or how often you communicate. About whether or not to have a blog, podcast, video, newsletter. What would FEEL amazing? Do that. Ignore everything else. For me this is writing from the heart, publishing it right away, sending it out. Doing this most days. That’s my business growth and sales strategy in a nutshell. It works.

4. Sell with passion not benefits. Selling features and benefits works, after a fashion. But selling with passion, with FERVOUR? You can’t even compare the difference. Of course this means -

5. Sell ONLY what you can talk about with fervour. If you don’t practically froth at the mouth about the importance and power of your message it’s probably not your deal message.

6. You have a message. You have a calling. You have a PURPOSE. Stop at nothing to find it.

7. If you’d only shut up and listen, you’d realise you already know it of course. So …


I’m Quitting My Facebook Page

August 20th, 2014

I decided that where I really see my business going is no longer personally running a Facebook page as well as being ‘me’ on Facebook on my profile and in groups.

I’m committed to always starting as I mean to go on, in my business and my life, so therefore I’m going to just pull the pin now rather than hold out.

Staying on my Facebook Page when knowing that I one day plan to quit would be pretty crazy, kind of like putting a healthy lifestyle off until Monday (and Monday, and Monday!) or indeed saving any life dream or goal for another day ‘when the time is right’.

What it really comes down to is I feel like I still have a bit of a split personality on Facebook.

For all that I talk about alignment and authenticity and I absolutely speak my truth, when I post on my page (as opposed to on my personal profile or in a group) there is still very much a sense that I am trying to write a good post. And then I look at the reach and the engagement and am either happy or upset.

That’s not really how I want my social media experience to be.

I want to have completely REAL conversations, if I’m going to spend time on social media.

As real as they can be online, but you know what I mean.

When I engage in comments on my page I feel like I’m in some ways ‘getting a job done’, rather than focusing purely on the conversation.

I like seeing my likes grow.

I think about how I’m coming across.

I spend time planning and scheduling posts.

I deliberately share some of my posts to try and get more reach for them.

I speak with …


How to Find Your Purpose and Turn it Into Big-Ass Profit

August 19th, 2014

It’s like this constantly hanging over you THING, isn’t it?

The idea that if only you knew EXACTLY and PRECISELY what your true PURPOSE is, that everything would just WORK.

You totally get, believe in, subscribe to the idea of alignment, authenticity, doing your best work. You’re willing, you’re ready, and you’ll do what it takes! But right now?

You feel stuck, frustrated, and pretty damn certain that the stuff you’re working so hard to put out there is just … not … right.

Would you like to know what the real message is that YOU need to know right now?

Firstly. It’s all going to be okay. BELIEVE it.

And secondly. There is only one way for you to find your true purpose, your calling, to know the LEGACY that you were born to leave, and that is this -

You gotta just go ahead and start anyway.

This sitting around, wishing, waiting, expecting some sort of divine angelic intervention where you’re handed a scroll from above with the beautiful big calligraphic letters mapping out the words “Your Purpose” on the outside and who knows WHAT magic awaiting you inside?

It’s not going to happen.

YOU have to go and figure it out.

And figuring something out? It kinda depends on, well, doing some figuring.

I have to tell you, that the stuff you’re spending your time on right now? That’s not figuring. That’s keeping busy. And YES it can “grow” your business and move you toward success in the same way that doggedly doing hour after hour of cardio exercise that tears and breaks your body down CAN lead to improved fitness and MAYBE weight loss but if you just got off the freaking treadmill and picked up some weights you could change your entire body …



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