Today is the first day of the second half of the year. Holy Moly... it seemed to go quick again! I would love you to spend the remainder of the year deepening your success... so over the next 6 weeks I will have a tip each week to inspire you to live a soulful and successful life.
I am currently on my way home from a month long winter escape in Byron Bay and am spending a few days in the gorgeous and quite chilly Blue Mountains before returning to Melbourne. I then have a week to prepare for the Desert Dreaming Meditation Adventure in Uluru. Yay... a dream come true!
My dream life has magically unfolded because I have followed 6 essential keys to allow for success.
The first essential key is to trust yourself.
As I look back on my life there are many events, times and influential people who have shaped my attitude and the way I live my life.
The greatest inspiration of all was working with the terminally ill and the dying.
It is nearly 15 years ago now that I held the hand and offered an ear to those on their death beds yet the look in their eyes, their words and the powerful influence is still so clear... as if it was just yesterday.
The emotion that stood out the most for me was seeing the pain and anguish of regret.
...not so much the regret of what people did but the regret of what they didn't do and what was held back.
A life only half lived.
Those who had lived their life based on other peoples expectations, or those who had put off so many of their own dreams out of fear, doubt or being what others wanted them to be... would face death with more disappointment than peace.
At the end of life, it seemed that people were replaying all of the opportunities they had let pass by and reviewing all of the excuses they had made.
Their deepest hearts yearnings were surfacing from beneath the false promise of tomorrow as time had run out.
I had a magical moment at the Byron lighthouse this week complete with rainbows, sunset glows, glistening ocean and natural beauty as far as the eye can see.
I used the moment to say a big thank you in full gratitude to my current level of success in my business and my life.
It had me pondering some of the keys to success in creating our dream life.
I have come to see that procrastination is one of the biggest killers of our dreams.
“I'll do it later, tomorrow, next week, next year, next lifetime!”
“I can't afford it yet, I don't know if I can make it work so I'll just stay in my comfort zone.”
These kind of thoughts are filled with fear, they fuel procrastination and rob us of our dream if we let them.
The direct antidote to fear driven procrastination... is quick decision making.
A big hello from Byron Bay. After spending much of this year in my home town of Melbourne with my family... my soul is jumping for joy to be back in the rolling hills of northern NSW. As the temperature drops this sun worshipper loves to fly north for the winter.
I spent 4 days road tripping across this vast country through mother natures delights and kept my business pumping as I traveled. My virtual assistant and the online/automated structures I've set up allowed me to keep earning money as I traveled across the land... so magical and a dream come true for me!
I adore my work because I created a business that reflects completely who I am and what I stand for.
What do YOU stand for? What are YOUR highest values? What do YOU believe life is about?
It's getting damn chilly in Melbourne now so I'm packing the car this week and driving north to spend a month in my old stomping ground... the nature paradise of Byron Bay!
It suits my gypsy girl and sun chasing nature to have created an online business that allows me to blow with the breeze. Yay!
Getting my holistic business off the ground and earning enough to firstly survive and then progressing to now thrive... was not always an easy road.
There were definitely times of struggle and many mistakes made.
I love sharing the short cuts and mistake avoiding tips I've learned along the way with my soulful business mentoring clients.
One of the biggest mistakes in my business was born from my fiercely independent nature that kept me stuck at survival level for many years.
What would you do with your life if you were filled with confidence?
What magic would you create around you?
What are you avoiding in your life because you don't feel you have the confidence to do it?
Our confidence is something that we are always working on through life. It is like a muscle that needs to be worked out.
Just like learning any skill... we need to practice and develop confidence regularly.
Rather than whinge that you have don't have confidence... let's do something about it... because all it takes is your committed focus and confidence is yours!
It is an essential life skill to continue to develop to ensure that we keep to growing and evolving and that we can rise to meet the callings of our soul.
If I am completely honest, cross my heart, I really do wake up everyday and pinch myself at the life and career I have created for myself.
I can barely find the words to explain what it is like to give your heart and soul to a career that allows you to do what you love, live your passion and purpose, make great money and work from wherever you want in the world.
It really is a dream come true...
And more than that... living a life that feels directly on purpose... is priceless.
However that is just one side of the truth...
Aside from all of the photos of me on my laptop at the beach and stories about working from my villa in the rice paddies in Bali... as with all things in life... there is also a shadow side.
So... I will not sugar coat the online entrepreneur life.
I will not make it sound like only sunshine and rainbows without any storms.
Oh no no!
Like any worthwhile path in life there will ALWAYS be ups and downs.
Are you holding onto safety too tight by over planning your next step?
Is it time to let go and set sail?
As the saying goes, sailing boats were not designed to stay in the safe harbor... they were built to head out to sea and cross vast oceans!
What are your dreams? What oceans do you yearn to cross?
Often we can get stuck in the planning stage and can spend waaaay too much time getting ready, or waiting for the right time or waiting for the cash to arrive to get started on our dream.
Ever felt like you are getting in your own way?
You have a dream or goal in mind but you have some behaviours that seem to create roadblocks to your progress. The same patterns keep you creating the same results over and over! Kinda like banging your head against a brick wall! Ahh frustrating!!!
It is something that we all do at times in our lives and it is all part of the growth process to have the courage to investigate our sabotage patterns and let them go.
I would love to share with you a powerful manifesting mantra that has allowed me to live my life abundantly, where I will no longer say “I can't afford it”.
I am a lover of simple pleasures and require very little to be happy, however, when my soul yearns for something, I now trust that it is line with my soul’s purpose and full expression and I say YES to it EVERY TIME.
If my soul is drawn to some personal coaching, a healing session, a business course, a trip or adventure, a healthy item or a pamper treat of any kind, I say YES to it.
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