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.
Just 10 days until we fly to Paris for our 3 months working holiday in Europe... the excitement is building day by day.
I often wake up filled with gratitude and think... wow what did I do to find myself here in my dream business and life?
What choices did I make to allow my dream to become a reality?
Truth is at every turn in my life I chose the path of possibility instead of the path of fear.
Which path are your decisions taking you on?
Are you making your decisions based on the possibility of success or the fear of failure?
Ooh it's really starting to get chilly in Melbourne now so the fire has been lit regularly, the hot water bottle is full and the hot soups are on repeat.
I love beginning of winter but I must admit that usually after a month of cold weather... I'm over it!
I'm a sun worshipper by nature and am so excited to be heading over to Europe’s summer in just a few weeks! Yay! Don't worry I'll take you with me and keep you updated on our adventures on the weekly blog!
Speaking of winter... what happens to your business when your emotions go through a winter period?
Do you shove the emotions back down and avoid feeling or do you dive into the depths of healing?
Are you a parent or thinking about becoming one soon and find it challenging to balance your busy family needs with your business growth?
Well you're not alone... there are lots of parents in the PPP tribe and we are often discussing how to balance our family responsibilities with business. So in this weeks blog I am sharing 3 tips to help you to find that balance.
I also did a recent facebook live video on this topic that goes into greater detail... if you'd prefer to watch the video click HERE or the photo above.
How do you feel about selling in your business?
Most soulful entrepreneurs dislike the selling side of business... talking about pricing, asking if their clients want to buy or encouraging past clients to return...yuk!
I used to cringe at the thought of selling... UNTIL I understood that selling is service!
Myself and all of my business mentoring clients offer a powerful product or service that changes lives, solves problems, eases frustrations, creates dreams, heals hearts and minds, inspires social change and has a positive influence on the planet.
We are all being of service to our local and global communities. We are fulfilling our missions, following our dreams, expressing our talents and creativity and making this world a greater place.
Our products and services are needed, valuable and essential... so what can we do to feel better about the sales process and to be more effective at it?