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6 Steps to Kicking Procrastination in the Butt

Impact, Motivation/Inspiration, Success 4 comments
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You have a blog post you need to write (or a blog you want to start).

There’s a light bulb in the kitchen that needs changing.

You really want to start that new exercise routine.

You want to leave your job & start a business.

You haven’t called your Mom in weeks.

The dog needs a walk.

You need to send in that application for that really amazing program.

….then why are you just sitting on your butt watching episode after episode of {insert favorite-tv-show-of-the-month here}?

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Busting the Overnight Success Myth

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This story is part of a movement – the Busting The Overnight Success Myth: Community Blog Tour, where 21 ladies who have made their dream business a reality (in a variety of different niches) share what it really took for us to make this happen. Including the not so pretty stuff.

When Allison Braun (The Business Joyologist) shared her vision for this blog tour with me, I knew I wanted to be a part of it because of all the time I have spent comparing myself to other entrepreneurs, reading stories about how people built 6-figure businesses seemingly overnight, and feeling SO under-accomplished and slow to get going in my own business.

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Super Boost your Confidence {In minutes!}

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Have you ever noticed those people who just walk into a room & own it?

They aren’t necessarily the tallest, best-dressed, or even the best looking people. Sometimes people just have that ‘it’ factor and on the surface, there doesn’t seem to be much reason as to why. All you know is, when they walk into a room, heads turn.

I used to think this elusive charisma and invisible attracting energy was something people were simply born with — something you either had or you didn’t.

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Why you Should Start your own Business

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Have you ever felt like a jack-of-all trades and master of none?


I want to take a moment to celebrate your unique blend of passions, skills, values & strengths. If you’re a little all over the map, full of ideas, and have trouble honing in on a single one, then this post is absolutely for you.

My guess is there’s no job out there (that you’ve found at least) that satisfies your diversity of interests – am I right?

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What does it mean to live extraordinary?

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As I sat watching the chain of twelve extraordinary speakers at Conscious Diva’s ‘Living Extraordinary’ event the other night, I couldn’t help but feel not-so-extraordinary myself.

From Annalea Krebs, the founder of Ethical Deal and winner of numerous business awards, to Jane Langton who’s popular TEDx talk recently hit 500,000 views, to Jenna Herbut who started one of the largest indie craft shows in Canada…  I couldn’t help but wonder:

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My big failure (and why I’m giving up).

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It is said that one of the greatest keys to success is persistence.

Except sometimes, we really just need to give up.

Sometimes, things simply aren’t working and we need to toss our ideas to the wind and move on. It’s a fine line to walk between persisting when things are tough, and giving up on something that simply isn’t working.

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What to Do When you Feel Overwhelmed

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It’s 10.30am Thursday the 1st of May, and I am just now sitting down to write today’s blog post. It has been a busy past couple of weeks, working with clients, running my new group program ’6 Weeks to Career Clarity’, planning & prepping wedding activities for my sister’s upcoming wedding, and doing the odd climate change workshop at schools.

From hosting an event last night, to a 6am rise for a BNI networking breakfast this morning, I am a little sleep-deprived, and honestly, a little overwhelmed.

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3 Ways to Create More Freedom in your Life

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Driving through the city the other day, I decided to turn  off my music and drive along in silence, prompting me to observe my surroundings a little more and watch the people walking along the city streets.

At stoplights, I really enjoyed observing the people at crosswalks. There’s something about the crosswalk – it’s a common clip in movies, where characters are walking on a busy city street, and crossing a crosswalk. It’s often at a moment where a character feels totally trapped, or totally free, or has a life-changing moment (that may or may not involve being hit by a car).

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One question to help you discover your life’s work.

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If you have a secret dream (aka. something you’ve  thought about being or doing from a fairly young age but have never acted upon), I want you to know that you’re not alone.

In fact, most people I talk to have at least one of these dreams.

Many of us have an idea in our head of a “far-off” dream that we tell ourselves would never be possible. Then, occasionally, we see the person who makes their “far-off” dream a reality, and we momentarily wonder… “Maybe it IS possible?”

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