[EP 44] 3 Reasons Why Saying “No” Will Help You Take Your Business To The Next Level

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3 Reasons Why Saying -No- Will Help You (1)
You know that feeling you get inside when you say "yes" to something you reeaaallllly want to say "no" to, but you feel guilty or selfish or just bad in general for doing so? It's that heavy feeling. That "should I cancel?" feeling. We've all been there. We've all committed to those events, those hangouts, those projects, those meet-ups, those ... Read More

3 Steps to Overcoming Your Fears and Dealing with Change

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3 Steps to Overcoming Fear and Dealing with Change
Let's face it: When you are gearing up to make some big changes in your life (like, starting your own business!) a lot of fears and anxieties start to creep in. You start to doubt yourself, your abilities and the reason why you are leaving your old, comfortable life behind for a whole new life of uncertainty. Fortunately, our friend Sebastiaan ... Read More

Creating Your Own Opportunities

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A few weeks ago Ashton Kutcher gave a speech at an awards ceremony that made all the girls scream (shocking, I know), went viral and appeared in my Facebook feed for, oh, 2 weeks straight.

While the speech was good there was one thing he said that truly resonated with me:

“Opportunity looks a lot like work.”

The minute those words left his lips I wanted to jump up and scream “I love you Ashton!” in unison with the rabid tweens.

But since it was just me in the apartment I figured my efforts would be futile. So I decided to write about it instead.

From Highlight Reel to Behind-the-Scenes: My 28 Truths

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A few weeks back I had a chat with my sister-in-law over a (big) glass of wine about being honest, and how it is truly the only way to behave in business.

Fast forward a couple days later and a blogpost sauntered into my inbox from one of my favourite bloggers on the web – Ash from The Middle Finger Project – about opening up and being unabashedly honest, and it ignited something in me.

It stirred a desire deep down inside, daring me to be utterly honest about my life.

The One Thing You Need to Succeed

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I used to hate the ‘F’ word. I cringed each time I thought of it and felt an overwhelming sense of unease every time I felt as though it might be creeping into my life.

I have since learned how essential that one tiny ‘F’ word is to my personal development; because without failure I wouldn’t be where I am right this very minute.

Oh. Wait. Did you…? You didn’t think I meant I hated THE ‘F’ word did you? Fuck no! I love that word! But today I’m talking about my other favourite ‘F’ word – failure – and why it is utterly crucial to embrace it in order to become who you truly wish to become.

Get ready for a story because I have a lot to say…

You’re Never Too Old

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Sheee’s baaaack!

Weena is back, rocking my whole world and imparting wisdom on me – in between Reverse Triangles and Dolphin Headstands, of course.

A few days ago I was partaking in yet another brutal ass kicking from this inspirational yogi girl crush of mine when she gave us a 2 minute reprieve to collapse onto our mats and grab some water.

Usually within this time she would crack a few jokes or maybe practice some crazy move where she contorts herself and we all just sit there staring, mouths agape.

But this time was different.