Warm hugs from chilly Melbourne. I just booked a business class flight to Fiji to warm up in 6 weeks time. I'm so grateful for my abundant and location independent career, where I can be home near family OR flit off to follow the sun.
One of the essential keys for me to build a successful online career has been to maintain a positive frame of mind and ignore the naysayers.
Of course we all know that we need to ignore the naysayers, the negative nellies and the 'poopooers' who take pleasure in letting us know that our dreams ideas will not work because of a, b and c!
Yes we know we need to ignore them, but as soon as we hear someone speak negatively of our dream career, our life vision or our next exciting project, it is challenging to not let others words and opinions effect us.
Their words can sometimes seem like a poisonous dart that bursts our positive bubble. BANG! And then instant deflate!
I have met hundreds of naysayers on my road to success.
I am so excited to share the highlights of last weeks Desert Dreaming Meditation Adventure. I am interrupting my 6 week success tip blog series but will resume next week with success tip #4..
Thanks for all of your support and encouragement around this dream come true for me. Many of you have asked to hear about the adventure so here are some of the highlights in pictures.
I invite you to open your heart and feel the power of the red centre through the tour groups eyes.
May the magic of this tour also inspire you to make your dream project come true.
Meet Jungala, Coleen and Shane our Aboriginal Tour Guides. They drove us to all the sacred sites, they cooked for us, they shared their stories/knowledge and welcomed us to their country.
Sending much love and inspiration from Central Australia as I adventure through the desert with 10 meditators and nature lovers on the Desert Dreaming Meditation Tour.
This week I am fulfilling a big dream of mine to run a meditation tour at one of the planets most powerful nature spots... the mighty Uluru. I have joined forces with an award winning Aboriginal tour guide and have created a life changing experience for people to connect deeply with themselves, nature and Aboriginal culture.
When I launched the tour back in February I had emails flooding in from all over the world from people who were inspired about the tour and really wanted to come along... but no bookings! Ahhh!
By the end of the first 2 months of the launch I had just two people booked in and it looked like my dream was not going to go ahead... at that staged it looked like a failure.
If you missed last weeks Success Tip #1 you can read it HERE.
This week, for Tip #2, it is time to become a spiritual gangster. It's time to say goodbye to being the follower, to playing it safe and staying within the lines.
Instead it's time to break some rules, get out of your comfort zone and do things the way your soul directs you rather than the way everyone else seems to do things.
Breaking the rules doesn't mean go rob a bank to find success. I'm not talking about breaking the law... I'm talking about breaking out of the rules that we usually live by that limit us to play small, keep us too safe and hold us back.
A common trait amongst successful people is they have the courage to do things their own way. They bring their own unique essence to everything they do.
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.
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