Do you often see people online or in real life living amazing lives and wonder if their lives really are that good or are they just filtering out the crappy stuff?
There is a HUGE amount of filtering going on in social media and in our lives in general that there are very few people keeping it real.
Especially in the personal and business development scene it is filled with shiny promises and photos of people “living the dream” but they are not necessarily free behind the scenes.
I have been guilty of this too over the years and have been afraid of sharing certain unpleasant or challenging aspects of my life for fear that it will deter people from wanting to work with me.
However, as I have become more transparent and more real in my sharing, I've found that YES it may turn some people away but being completely authentic in our business attracts much more aligned clients and business experiences to us.
The more we hide behind a persona in our business and our life in general… the more we attract clients or friends/partners who are also not fully aligned with their word.
They don't follow through with what they say they are going to do. Clients don't pay what they have committed to pay, they don't put in the effort they committed to put in, they don't take action on your guidance and wonder why they haven't gotten results.
Our clients often mirror how true and real we are being and show us how authentic are message is.
Ahhh gotta love the mirrors!
So today I want to share some of the realities behind the scenes of living my dream life to inspire you to show up with more authenticity and truth in your business too.
How are your current stress levels?
Are you feeling the squeeze of pressure in your business and life?
Do you know what you need to regain your balance?
This time away in France from my usual Melbourne routine has been powerful to bring my stress levels back to their usual level.
It didn't realise that my stress levels had risen until I was sitting by the pool here in the French countryside. I could feel myself deeply exhaling and my mind quietening.
Stress is one of those things that can creep up on us... so we need some powerful practices in place to ensure it never reaches unhealthy high levels.
Sending much love and French sunshine for your day.
Ooh la la... travelling with a toddler sure can be challenging!
I've found that the only way for me to really relax, into anywhere near the deep levels that I am used to, is to calve out some alone time and me time which can be challenging for any parent.
Family time and together time is fun and playful but my personality type craves silence and nature time to keep clarity, balance and focus.
Non negotiable alone time is a weekly staple for me even as I travel.
If I don't get my alone time on a regular basis... I am grumpy, emotional, indecisive and much more unproductive in my work. The inspired ideas don't flow, I second guess what I write more, I operate more from my head than my heart and soul... the wheels start to fall off the success and fulfilment wagon. Oh no!
One of the biggest patterns that over the years has got in the way of my own success and that I see effect most of my clients... is over-responsibility for others needs as this deep seeded and common pattern is what drains our time and energy from honouring our priorities in business and life.
It's time to stop this unhealthy pattern of over-responsibility in it's tracks and take your power back so that your true potential can emerge!
Much love from the tranquil French Countryside. We have settled into our new home for a month and the crazy pace of Paris feels like a world away.
My belly is growing fast as the little miracle inside develops and expands.
We adults are designed to continually grow and expand into new heights of our potential... however we often hit stuck and stagnant points along the journey.
Ever feel like your business or your life is being held at a certain level and no matter how hard you try to keep moving forward... things just don't seem to budge?
It can feel like there is an invisible ceiling above you that you can't seem to penetrate no matter what you try.
It can happen when you are trying to heal an illness, find a job, grow your business passed a certain point, change an emotional pattern you've been stuck in... these stuck places can happen in any area of life.
What we need when we find ourselves in a plateau or stuck place... is a breakthrough!
Tomorrow we leave Paris and head south into the French countryside. I'm so excited about exploring castles, chateaus, fields of sunflowers and medieval villages.
I'll be living and working from an old stone Farmhouse in the Dordogne Region as the laptop lifestyle takes me on an adventure back in time.
I've been doing lots of deep work since I've been in Europe, activating my 'Inner Queen' as I call it, which is basically clearing new layers of old beliefs to make way for new levels of business and life expansion. So what better place to allow my 'Inner Queen' to be nurtured to new heights... than the ancient French countryside.
I have reached much success and fulfilment in my life that I am grateful for everyday and I firmly believe it is my relationship with 'so called' failure that has allowed me to get here.
How anxious have you felt in your business and life lately?
Anxiety is reaching plague proportions in western culture and in the entrepreneurial world. Anxiety touches every single one of us and much of our culture is riddled with this challenging and sometimes crippling emotion.
But don't worry... a way to soothe it and transform it was discovered by the sages, masters and wise one's long ago and I'm sharing it with you today!
It is a simple relief... and it may even appear too easy to be true so don't overlook it's simplicity... instead soak it up.
It is time for us all to stop running from anxiety and look it in the face!
Could the devil actually be an angel in disguise? Could anxiety actually be our friend?
I no longer see anxiety is a virus that needs a cure... it is actually a form of medicine when seen with deep, loving and wise eyes.
I love our new Paris daily routine. We get up and have a slow lazy breakfast in our apartment. Matt and I alternate the morning hours while one hangs out with little Ruby the other works through the morning.
We pop out each morning to get our morning croissant at the local Patisserie to eat at home... yep addicted!
We then head outside for a yummy lunch and go exploring a new Paris area each afternoon. With a 16 month old toddler, we are always back by 5pm so the evenings in Paris are unseen, except from the apartment window.
Living and working here in Paris or anywhere in the world,
...working from home with a baby,
... having the freedom to be myself in my business,
… working completely on my terms,
… these are just a few of the amazing perks of running your own online/freedom based business.
But just like anything in life there is always a dark side to any worthwhile pursuit.
The benefits of running your own business by far outweighs the challenges yet the challenges need to managed well otherwise a successful online business remains just a dream and cannot become a reality.
After running my own business for 13 years and guiding many entrepreneurs to both set up and grow their business, I've come to see that there are 4 main challenges that need to be addressed for success.
If these 4 issues are not addresses they can cause burnout, stagnancy, high levels of stress, overwhelm and dissatisfaction! Blllaahhhhhhh let's not end up there!
So I've outlined each main challenge below with a tip to manage each one so that you can create the business and life of your dreams with greater ease.
We said goodbye to Melbourne winter and flew to Paris this week. A stroke of luck, blessings and manifestations got our flight upgraded to first class... wow!
Surely first class was designed for pregnant women travelling with a toddler! Ha!
OH did I mention I'm pregnant again with our second bub!!!!!!! Yippeeeee!
Another little soul is going to join our family and we are over the moon with excitement.
I found an old photo (see above) the other day that I made when I was living in Byron Bay in my simple one room yurt. I was dreaming of meeting my soul mate and travelling to the romantic city of Paris with him.
I dreamed of taking my business to exotic places around the world but at the time I was single, pretty broke, I was working in a part time job I disliked while getting my business up and running and I had no idea how I was going to make this happen.
So I planted a tiny seed that grew! I super-imposed my black and white photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, I put on a beret and gave a pouting smile to my future soul mate and business success that was my dream.
Fast forward a few years to today and here I am in Paris with my freedom based business, soul mate, daughter, new baby on the way and BIG JOY in my heart. Pinch me!
I share this not to boast... I know how annoying it can be to see others thriving when you're struggling... that was me just a few years ago watching others live a dream I aspired to.
Know that your dreams can manifest too and I've made it my mission to inspire you to make it happen.
We fly to Paris next Monday and I'm so grateful that my business has the consistent income and flexibility to go with me.
We need to operate at our peak performance levels consistently to create our dream business and life.
Whether we are trying to get our business off the ground or moving it to it's next level of success and abundance we need to ensure ALL levels of our being are aligned with success... body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Over the 20 years of my career I have guided people to operate from their peak performance state in sport, health, personal life and now business.
This experience has taught me the most powerful state that is required to unlock our peak potential and I can't wait to reveal this to you in my exciting 5 Day Ecource.