How much is enough? How much is enough? How much is enough?
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How much is enough?

How much money is enough money? It’s a potentially game changing, life changing question. We work and grind in the never ending race to more.  Always wanting the next thing, bigger better faster infinity. But when was the last time you sat down and analysed your financial goals and what it is you’re earning your money for? I spent a lot of energy when I started my own business working out how much money I could earn. Not in the ‘I want to be rich’ way, but in the ‘how viable can I ...

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The #1 myth that stops you doing what you really want (and 7 ways to get going)

Danielle sits at her desk each day in between meetings sketching designs of the jewellery she longs to make but doesn’t, because she thinks to herself again and again that no one will ever buy it. Georgia works in a bank but secretly dreams about starting a baking business and becoming the next cupcake Queen. But she doesn’t, because she thinks she needs to have a commercial kitchen and a retail store and lots and lots of money. And then there’s Mary, who gets woken up at night with words ...

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The reality of imposter syndrome

  “A psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalise their accomplishments.” If you’ve ever been to a women’s conference, a professional development course or a leadership event for women, you will have no doubt heard about the imposter syndrome. Spoken about amongst women as one of the key reasons for their lack of confidence, other than the notion that, “I feel like a fraud,” it’s often not defined or clarified as to what it actually is and how to deal ...

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Let passion and play ignite your possibilities

My client Mary was having a really hard time in her career. She knew that what she was doing wasn’t lighting her up, in fact she was pretty much hating it. She felt stuck, under utilised, and just plain bored. There was no purpose or passion in her job, but she had no idea what came next. As we worked together, the stories of what Mary was really passionate about started to unfold. Connecting with people. Sewing. Entertaining. Crafts. Natural healing. Wellbeing. So I asked her, what would it ...

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A woman’s path to healing (and one of my all time favourite books)

In her extraordinary book The Path of Practice: A Woman’s Book of Ayurvedic Healing, renowned teacher and healer Bri. Maya Tiwari take us on a journey through the feminine face of Ayurveda and its mind-body-spirit practices. Through sharing her own stories, and weaving them through her insightful teachings, she illuminates the ancient philosophy of the Vedas and how we can adapt them into our lives as modern women. “On the path of practice, we adopt the belief that disease happens from ...

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Get past the Sunday night dread (and that Monday slump)

I’m going to force myself to do it. I should. I really don’t want to, but I have too. People are counting on me, so I better show up. I said I would, so I will. But I really, really, really don’t want to. Have you said any of these things to yourself recently? As you think about work this week, preparing yourself for what’s coming up, gearing yourself up perhaps, consider these questions: What are you looking forward to this week? What are you dreading? What are you going to have to ...

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Is this success?

How do you define success? In this very moment, considering your work and career, would you call yourself successful? Whether you answered yes or no, what were the measurements that you used? What’s on your checklist for how successful you do or don’t deem yourself to be? Many of us are striving for success and yet we don’t really know what that looks like for us. So we look around, at our friends, our peers, even strangers on the Internet, and as we absorb the cultural narrative into our ...

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Your questions determine your life – are you asking the right ones?

If you’re seeking clarity in your life, take a look at the questions you are asking yourself. The questions you ask determine the direction of your inquiry. One of the reasons people work with a coach is so that they can work with someone who is trained in the art of asking quality questions. The better the coach, the more insightful the questions. Sometimes it just takes one question, the right question, to completely unravel a clients story, their assumptions about themselves, or what ...

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Five real reasons why you lack energy (and what to do about it)

Most of us want more energy. We want to feel more engaged, inspired and alive. Mostly, we just want to have the energy to get through everything on our plate, with some left over for the joyful things we want to do, not just to get through our long list of have to’s. But the reality is, that if you are like many women, energy is one of the things you are desperately in need of. You can feel tired even before you get out of bed in the morning. Even when you have had a decent sleep. And there ...

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Reflections on Power this International Women’s Day

I’ve long been fascinated with power. Who has it, why they want it, what they do with it. I even started a PhD on the topic. What I really wanted to investigate was women and power. How was the power that women hold when they are most aligned different from that of men in the same domains. I had seen nearly every woman I came into contact with in my corporate career deeply entrenched in the dominant power structures and behaviours yielded by the successful male leaders in the workplace: ...

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5 steps to achieve your (real) goals this year

We all know how it goes. We start the year in a sea of anticipation, ever hopeful that this year will be the year. You know, the year that we finally do all the things we truly want to do, and none of the stuff we don’t. We will hit the big career goals, make our business a success, lose the weight, find the guy/gal, get organised. Remove the stuff that doesn’t serve us. It all feels very idealistic and yet completely doable. But then a heartbeat later, when the enthusiasm burns off ...

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Oprah. That speech. And fierce feminine leadership.

The moment has been brewing for years. The sense, the energy, that the feminine is rising. That the world is waking up. That leadership is changing. There have been many signs. Malala. Beyonce. Hillary’s run for presidency. The fall out. The marches. The new women’s movement. Brene Brown and her game changing research about shame, courage, authenticity and vulnerability. Sheryl Sandberg teaching us to lean in. The Athena research showing us that what the world wants from leaders is ...

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