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Want to start a side hustle? Bust these myths that will stop you.

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 ...

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The start of a creative project…..it’s messy.

Every one of us, no matter what type of role or business we are in, has our own creative journey. Whether it’s starting a new business, developing a strategy, delivering a project or making art, we all have a process, even if we think it looks nothing like one – because processes are meant to be structured and linear and creativity is often anything but. If you’ve been here for a while now you know I am an author, and I’m working on my third book. Whilst my past two have ...

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Writing tips and inspiration (even if you’re not a ‘writer’)

It delights me how many women I meet who want to write. I see this desire arise in my private coaching clients, with women I meet at speaking engagements and through the women I connect with on social media. There are the conversations that are full of bold declarations from women who are sure they want to write a book. There are the shy side conversations from women who have a secret yearning to write but have not yet expressed it. And there are the silent ones who follow my work with an ...

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March Round Up: Blocking possibilities, podcasts and writing…

Hey there. So usually when I do my roundup I moan about how fast the past month has just gone. But not this time. Is it just me, or did March feel like it went on for six months? I was in the midst of a major relaunch of The Career Toolkit, plus the usual speaking gigs, coaching wonderful clients and thinking about my next book – but it kind of went sloooooooowly for me – far too much in there and a much too frantic pace. I know what I wasn’t alone in was some of the funky ...

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Books! What I read and loved this year (and what’s next on my list)

This could well be one of my favourite posts of the year because it’s on one of my all time favourite topics – books. As we round out the working year, I thought I’d share what’s been on my bedside table, in my bag, on my iPad and floating around my mind this year. Hoping you might find something in here that might spark some inspiration or provide some joy over the holiday period (even if you’re still working, and especially if you are one of the many people who ...

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What’s next on my reading list (hint: a lot)

Hello hello. I’ve come out of my writing cave for a nano second to share some reading inspo with you (and to give myself a mini brain break), as I had thousands of you who loved my post on my fav books of 2015. So here is some more goodness. I have 25 books on my desk right now. A pile of them are for research, and the other pile are the ones in the photo, that are either currently being read, or next on my list. Not much gives me greater joy than the anticipation of a really good book ...

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New Podcast: Life & Love with Lisa Messenger

For those of you who were inspired by Lisa Messenger’s incredible story and personal insights from Part One of our podcast with her, then you’re going to love Part Two of our interview where you’ll get more of Lisa’s beautiful, raw honesty as well as a look inside her latest best-selling book Life & Love: Creating the dream.  Yes that’s right, just 4 months after releasing Daring & Disruptive, Lisa released another book – this woman is prolific. For anyone who doesn’t ...

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Do you want to write? 20 thoughts to fuel your fire.

On Sunday, I spoke at the Hay House Writers Workshop. Five hundred budding writers gathered together for two days to talk all things writing and publishing. It was a sight to behold. Hay House published my first book Getting Real About Having It All, and I was there to share my journey, my insights and my learnings. There was such great interest and people told me how much it helped them, so I thought I would share a few of them here for you as well. Talking about writing is one of my greatest ...

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What’s your smallest step?

As you head into a new week, I have a question for you. What is the smallest step you could take this week to achieve your dream? If you were to do one thing that would inch you closer to something you really want, would would it be? We often start Monday in a slather of to-do lists, lack of sleep from a Sunday night worrying about the week ahead, or just boredom of another week with nothing meaningful to show for it. Make this week different. Make it count. Now, as you read this, think about ...

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How do you feel before you start?

You know those moments when you are thinking about starting something….. A new project at work Or a writing project Giving a speech or presentation Or sending that really important email… How do you feel before you start?  When I sit down to write, I feel many things, but most of those feelings are hovering around similar ground…. Anxiety Fear A slight sense of panic even…. That there will be nothing to say – nothing new, nothing of interest, or that the words ...

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Why you should invest in you

I am just back from California where I spent a week with literary book mama Linda Siverstsen on her Carmel writing retreat, working on my next book and my writing career. It was such an amazing week, and I wanted to share some take aways with you, as food for thought as you go into the holiday period. I have now added comments to my blog (yeah!) and I would just love for you to share your thoughts below.   1. Follow your intuition – The first time I heard about Linda was through ...

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What are you here for?

I have a big heart shaped post it note on the wall above my desk, which has these words written on it in purple texta. I am here to create. Ponder that for a minute. Not here to work. Not sweat over endless pages and projects. Not slog my way through whatever is waiting for me. Create. Many of you know I have recently started my sabbatical. Nine blissful months of doing, well,  whatever the hell I want really. I am going to write a post about that in a few weeks, so more on that later. One of ...

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