Are you Too Busy to Achieve your Goals?

Aug 19, 2018

Ever feel like you’ve been busy all day yet nothing of true importance has ever been accomplished?

There’s always stuff to do and there’s always those random, incidental tasks that pop up every micro second that need our attention.

Or do they?

Not everything is urgent or important. Yet we tend to make life that way.

Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to create an analogy for you about a campfire. Aka your big dream. It’s your big goal. The big ambition. The thing you’re working towards.

Your end result is a raging campfire. One that you need to keep burning to keep you warm and enable you to cook and feed yourself. You need that fire to burn even if you’re away from the...

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Why You Should Start Writing a Daily Accomplishments List

May 07, 2018

OMG I did something AMAZING! I wanted to tell you all about it #BecauseSharing...

Recently, my husband had a lady come to speak to his school staff about mental health and in particular, about how we will never complete all of the tasks on our to-do list.

Like, never. Ever. WTF? I know, it's kind of depressing to realise this.

Even though (deep down) we know this, we continue to beat ourselves up about never finishing 'all the things'. WHYYYY???

Do you know that 80% of the things we accomplish in our day, never existed on our to-do list in the first place? Yep! Crazy hey!!?? They're the things that we do incidentally, or opportunistically or sometimes urgently, due to timing, urgency or something going wrong.

So instead of working SOLELY...

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The Honest Truth About Finding Your Purpose

Feb 22, 2018

There's been a lot of talk out there in my newsfeed and communities recently about PURPOSE.

People trying to find it. People trying to change it.

I’ve seen questions like:

  • Do you know your purpose?
  • Why don't you know your purpose?
  • Is your purpose different to your why?
  • Do you know your why?

These are all great questions. Even greater for the people who believe they have found their purpose or who can explain in detail what it is. They get up every morning and show up, make a difference and enjoy their lives. If someone asks them what their purpose is, then they can concisely tell it like it is.

But what about the people who don’t know what their purpose is? What about those people?

I fear that there are so many amazing...

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50 Ways to Say NO

Feb 10, 2018

To hear the updated content related to this blog, listen to my podcast episode! How to Say No with Confidence.

Life is tough as a people pleaser. Having to say no is one of the most unnatural things to do because at the heart of everything, we want to help and support others in our lives. Sometimes though, it's just not possible or realistic for us to do so.

Often we say yes to people out of obligation, fear of disappointing or simply because we feel we should. At times we let other people's agendas and priorities railroad our own just to avoid feeling these things. It's like we would rather say yes to someone else rather than to ourselves {#ouch} and let's be frank (because you know I love Frank) when we say yes to someone else when we...

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4 Surprising Benefits to Meal Planning for Your Family

Jan 27, 2018

Prior to having children, meal planning wasn't a thing. It worked really well for us to just decide what we were going to have for dinner on the day, at dinner time. If we felt like something in particular, it was quick and easy to just pop out and pick up a couple of things or just get take away delivered. If we didn't feel like dinner, we could just snack from the fridge.

Oh those were the days!

Two kids, a daily two hour commute for work and a move to the country later, we have found that without a meal plan, we can’t survive. Not only are we absolutely exhausted after work each day, the kids are too, and by the time we get to 6pm we need to be eating and getting ready for the bedtime routine. Without knowing ahead of time what...

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The Amazing Truth about Feeling Disheartened

Nov 30, 2017

For most women, running a business is quite a personal journey. We tend to apply strategies to our sales, marketing and communication that are very heart-centered and although we run our businesses to make money, we also run them because they light us up in some way. It gives us joy. It brings excitement and fulfilment beyond the dollars themselves.

We ride the highs. But when we fall, we fall hard. And to be honest, we are pretty hard on ourselves when that (inevitably) happens. There’s a lot of humility in falling hard. It’s bloody tough when we become disheartened in our business. Perhaps something hasn’t gone to plan or we didn’t succeed as gloriously as we thought we would at something. Feeling disheartened...

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The Personality Trait That’s Stopping You From Achieving Your Dreams

Sep 08, 2017

I’m a big dreamer. I constantly seem to have a second story playing in the background of my brain, visualising the future. Perhaps you could say that I’m always optimistically painting my future and planting seeds for the universe to scoop up and plant on the road ahead.

Does dreaming work? Ummmm hell yes. I’ve designed my life just the way I like it (and it’s only going to get better).

As an educator, I work with people every day who present to me their best ideas and plans for their future. These are people who dream big, even when uncertain of how they’ll actually pull it off. But they’re optimistic and excited.

And you know what? Some of these people WOW me, and others don’t surprise me at...

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How to Choose the Perfect Planner

Aug 25, 2017

A planner is an essential planning and organisational tool for anyone who wants to achieve more, improve their time management and reduce general overwhelm and stress in their lives.

You only need to walk into any department store or stationery store to be spoilt for choice when it comes to diaries and planners and it can be confusing to try and choose the perfect planner if you’re not quite sure what to look for or what you need.

Everyone is busy.

I hear people talk about being a ‘busy mum’ or a ‘busy working mum’ or a ‘busy stay-at-home mum’ but the actual fact is that everyone is busy.

Everyone has responsibilities, goals and actions that they need to complete and although some people seem to...

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The 7 Visitors You'd Rather Not See After Having a Baby

Jul 26, 2017

Having a baby is one of the most exciting, joyous times in your life. Everyone is excited! From you and your husband making dreamy plans for your future as a family, to your friends becoming your cheer squad and offering lots of support. Right through to the sticky beaks who wouldn’t go to coffee with you, but keep tabs on you... waiting for all the goss; and the interfering family members who broadcast your every move and progress like a fog horn. Sigh.

No matter how prepared you are though, or which number baby you’re having, the reality of actually having that baby and bringing him home is quite an emotional experience. One that is different with each baby. Everyone gets excited for you which is so lovely and they all want...

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3 Daily Tasks We Should do to Feel in Control

Jul 22, 2017

We are busy people!

It doesn’t matter how organised we feel, we are still masters of the circus, juggling and trying to run the whole show externally as we run a second story internally, planning and preparing for everyone else. Tough gig. It's hard to feel in control when your mind is spinning!

At times it’s easy to fall down, forget about ourselves and fall into an exhausted heap at the end of everyday, knowing that we have to get up and do it all over again tomorrow. I sit here writing this in my PJs and feeling super unmotivated today. I know why. I know why I’m in this mood. It’s because I haven’t followed my own advice.

You see, you can’t gain control of the things around you simply by...

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