5 steps to achieve your (real) goals this year 5 steps to achieve your (real) goals this year 5 steps to achieve your (real) goals this year
Category... Women

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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The four lists you need to make now

It’s six weeks until the end of the year. For many people, it’s four weeks until the end of the work year. Don’t anybody panic! There is still time to ensure that you end the year feeling like you got things done, checked things off your list and closed some things out. As promised in my Friday Five last week (hop on my email list if you didn’t get it), I wanted to share some quick and simple ways to maximise the run to year end. Short and sweet, because I know ...

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Creating space when there isn’t any

I talk and write a lot about creating space for the things that matter. But what do you do when there is just too much going on and it’s really hard to get the space that you need? This is where I’m at right now. Between all the good stuff of businesses, gigs, clients, upcoming launches, overseas client travel, new creative projects and the hum of the day to day, creating the massive chunk of space that I need to finish (cough, write) this third book is pretty much impossible. It ...

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Mindset hack: Where are you winning?

Where does your mind go when you are busy, or having a big week, or just in the rush of a normal day: to what’s working, or to everything that’s going wrong? When you look for the signs that you are being ‘successful’ at work or life, what do you look for: the big moments, or the small victories? And just when do you celebrate those successes that you notice? Do you even celebrate them, or do they just whiz past in the busyness of your life? Here’s a mindset hack ...

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How are you defining success?

Take a look at your life. Your work. Your relationships. What is your definition of success? How does that definition drive your behaviours, your beliefs, your habits? What is it that you are working so very hard for? For money. For fame. For approval. For likes. For satisfaction. For meaning. For love. To please. To fit in. To be seen. To be heard. To move up. Level up. Step up. What is enough? When will it be enough? When will you know you have ‘arrived’? Do you know the answers ...

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Choosing your energy amongst the crazy

Everyone I speak with, and probably everyone you speak with, is B U S Y. We all know it. We all feel it. We’re rushing around like crazy, and just trying to do our very best to stay sane. And even those schedules that are meticulously planned to include downtime and space, can still have those periods of madness that can send us, well, mad! Case in point. October for me is one of those months. Last October, I committed to speaking for a valued client at their major annual event. 8 events, ...

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Are you stuck in ‘the permission gap?’

I’ve always wanted to…..? I’ve stopped myself because…..? What I needed was……? We all have things that we want to do, dream of doing, or secretly long for. But a lot of those things, big or small, never see the light of day. Take a moment and think about your answer to these questions. Just one minute. Go on, I’ll wait. I’ve always wanted to…..? I’ve stopped myself because…..? What I needed was……? This right here is ...

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What to do when it’s time to pivot

Transition. It’s kind of exciting. All the new things and creative inspiration and dreams of what may be possible. And let’s keep it real: it kind of sucks. Making tough decisions. Letting go of things that no longer serve. Facing fears of what could go wrong. It’s both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. A period of transition can last a short time, or a long time. Before I left my corporate career, it was years before I was finally ready to step out. That journey ...

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You don’t need to have it all

Having it all. Are we over this conversation yet? Let’s say it together: Hell Yes! Aren’t we all so tired of it. You can have it all. You can’t have it all. You can have it all but not at the same time. How about this: You can have what you are willing to create. IF. If you’re willing to truly define for yourself what that is. If you’re prepared to go deep and be honest about it. If you’re aware enough to realise that you actually don’t need that much to be happy. If you are ...

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The #1 myth that stops you from meditating

You’ve been told to meditate. It will be good for you, they say. It will help you quieten your monkey mind. It will bring you peace and calm and make you all zen inside. It will help you create more space in your life. You will grow to love it. All of that is true. And then they say this: All of your thoughts will disappear from your mind. Say what? This is when your BS antenna goes up. You tried to meditate once or twice. You sat in an awkward cross legged position on the floor. You set ...

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Learning to live a simple life

Something interesting has been happening lately. I have been dreaming of living a simple life. Craving it even. And I find myself moving toward it more and more each day. I also know that I’m not alone as I am hearing this more and more from friends and clients as well. Many of us are seeking this kind of quiet change. It’s not necessarily a standard practice, this searching for simple. We all live in such crazily busy times. We glorify busy. How many hours we can work. How little ...

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