It’s almost been four years since I started blogging / sharing online and August of 2016 marks two years since I ‘quit my day job’ and decided to take this self-employed thang full time. It’s been one hell and heaven of a ride! I wouldn’t have any of it any other way. I was recently asked some […]
“Everything changes and nothing stands still.” — Heraclitus. I realised something really cool at a workshop I held in Melbourne last Tuesday night. Quite a few of the women who came along let me know that the reason they were there, was because of a blog post I wrote a few years ago. Some had read the post […]
Breaking business records, success and behind the scenes of This is Lifeblood: Alice Nicholls interviews me!
Last month I celebrated my one year anniversary since leaving my “day job” and launching into the world of full time self-employment. And so far, so good! Actually, it really is just SO good.
I love working for myself. I love my clients, I love creating and writing and coaching and at this point in my life, I can’t imagine going back to work for anyone else. The feeling of supporting myself 100% and the freedom this work provides for me… Leaves me a little speechless.
Well, that last part isn’t entirely true because my incredibly successful and wonderful friend Alice Nicholls recently interviewed me for her latest online course Hello Blog Academy and I had a LOT to say!
Often, we teach what we most need to learn. And there’s no doubt that creating my eCourse Wild, Well & Creative has been a million and one lessons, in creativity, wellness, femininity – and general project management.
Last week, after months and months (and months) of behind the scenes and sneak peaks and preparation, I threw open the doors to Wild, Well & Creative. The response has been wonderful!! I have been so honoured and excited to see so many women jumping on board to join me on this adventure, plus the encouragement and cheers around the web (and flowers delivered to my door!) have just made this experience so wonderful.
So today, as the last few days of enrolments draw to a close and I anticipate the “kick off” next week for Module One, I thought I’d share 10 of the many lessons I’ve learnt whilst creating this eCourse.
Whether you’re working on your own blog, business, eBook, eCourse, workshop – whatever (or you’re just here for the pretty pictures!), I truly hope you get something out of this.
To celebrate the launch of Nicole Perhne’s new eBook Celebrate Your Spirit: 7 Soulful Ways to Spark Your Heart & Guide You to Peace, Nicole is sharing a beautiful story with us today.
Emily Ehlers and I are so excited to present ‘Dream, Then Do’, a creative, playful and powerful workshop in Perth, for an inspired new year.
This glittery, half-day event will be devoted to creating a space for you to map out those big dreams, expand your creative practice, set some soulful and solid intentions – and have a whole heap of fun.
If you’ve been hanging out here for a little while, you’ll know that I’ve been promising a series on MONEY before the end of the year. I’m really, really excited to share my ‘money story’ with you (it goes something like this: crap with money and in loads of debt to Budgeting Queen with an actual savings account in a relatively short space of time).
But, it just ain’t coming together.
And believe me, I’ve seriously dedicated real time to it; I have pages upon pages of scrawled notes, Post-Its in books I want to reference, about 1500 words in a Pages doc and a draft blog post in Wordpress, with a pretty image and all.
But, it just ain’t coming together.
I received a great email last week from a reader/past client of mine… She’s a wonderful health coach and blogger (and all-round lovely human being) and was keen for some advice on how she could get her blog noticed and take things to the next level. Fab! So, I thought I’d share my tips with you too…
“I would like to get my name out there more, especially in the realm of being interviewed by fellow health coaches or wellbeing blogs. I’d also really like to find more clients. How do I go about doing that? What’s the best way to let people know I exist, what I’m all about and drum up enough interest for them to want to feature me on their site?”
SUCH GREAT QUESTIONS. My reply? Read below…
“The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, God, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity. . .” – Maryanne Williamson
There’s been a billion-and-one reasons why the last two weeks without any social media has positively impacted my life. A few poignant ones have been:
+ More space and time. For real writing. For creating (for you). For my man. For me.
+ Joy-inspired creativity. Writing and publishing here, on the blog, without the scrambling energy of social media: to see who has commented/liked/shared… Engaging in creative work, purely for the joy of it.
+ De-cluttering. Transitioning to working full-time from home and having my sexy man move in a few months ago, has meant that things have become a little, ahhhh, congested.
One of my biggest gripes is when friends and family assume that following me on Instagram or Facebook is ‘keeping in touch’. It so isn’t and it annoys the crap out of me. Until I realised, I do exactly the same thing.
I’ll be honest: social media makes me a lazy friend/sibling/daughter. I don’t call home as much. I send HB! comments instead of calling my friends on their birthday. I don’t really to the extra mile to ‘stay connected’ – Facebook just makes it so easy, right?
Only three years ago – before I owned a smart phone – life felt different. When I was travelling with my mates, lounging with loved ones or simply eating my lunch, the thoughts ‘ooohh let’s take a pic to share on Insty’, or ‘ahhhh we’re all together, I’ll check us in!’, or ‘I wonder how many likes that photo has now…’ weren’t even apart of my mental playlist. My old ‘brick phone’ couldn’t even take photos, let alone come equipped with Apps that keep me connected, wired and (let’s be honest) addicted.