Empower your dreams in 2017!

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year!
I want to wish you a beautiful, loving and joyous new year celebration and a healthy and prosperous 2017!

Did you get a chance to do some or all of the steps in my previous post? If you did, I’m curious…what came up for you? Specifically, what did you notice when you did the first step? The one on listening to your deeper, unconscious self first thing upon waking. Did you find it easy? Difficult? Confusing?

I’m asking as from my experience Step #1 is the one that most people struggle with getting so I thought I’d offer some additional guidance.

Firstly, I like to ask you a question …. How much of your life are you living from the chin up? In other words, in your head. Not truly connected to your body. And to  your heart? When you pause to ponder this question, I’m going to guess that you went to your head to get the answer. Did you feel it? Did you feel your attention go up into your head to gather facts, recall past or current experiences and memories for the answer? Great! An important first step is noticing where you source your  information.

“An integrated mind, body and heart is the key to living a truly authentic life.”

When your mind is not truly connected to the sensations and feelings in your body and heart it can result in a deep sense of feeling disconnected with your true self. If you ever find yourself acting and behaving in ways that are inconsistent with what you believe in, your values and your intentions, this is often a sign you are not connecting (enough) with your body and your heart. This is where your intuitive, inner self holds the deeper wisdom of who you are as a person. And where your intuition and dreams are tucked away.

Read more on the intuitive nature of your heart here…  ‘Thinking from the heart’ by Dr. Dominique Surel Continue reading

dream bigEveryone has a dream they want to be living…Yes, everyone. Whether they know it or not.

You have a dream. I have a dream. Our neighbours, co-workers, clients, family members, and friends – we all want to be living our lives in alignment with something that’s bigger than us.

          I’m talking about a            beautifully audacious dream!

Some people are already living their dream life. Maybe it’s you. YAY! Way to go!
However, many people are not. In fact most people are not only not living their dream. Worse, they’re living someone else’s dream.

Dreams come in many shapes and sizes. It could be working in a job where you get to use your natural talents and feel truly valued. Some people dream of living abroad, climbing a mountain, sailing the seas. It could be retiring and gifting your time to family, your community or a non-profit. Or by starting your own business doing what you absolutely love doing as a coach, trainer, or professional speaker.

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”   Warren Beatty

The difference between people who are living their dreams and those who aren’t, is not whether their dream is more practical, or worthy, or doable. And it’s not about luck, or money, or connections.

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3 Key Principles to Living Your ‘Dream Beyond the Dream’

In my business, I meet a lot of people who say they feel stuck.  Some are men. Mostly they’re women.  As a person fascinated with people I’ve noticed two common threads.

They’re on the precipice of something really, really BIG.

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Got it.  Now would someone please SHOW me HOW?


More importantly, they haven’t found a methodology that teaches them HOW to get unstuck – with long lasting staying power.

I’ve also noticed two shared characteristics. They’ve either experienced a tragedy or trauma and haven’t found a way to transition through the pain to the other side (that has staying power). Or they work in a vastly unfulfilling job mostly making other peoples’ dreams come true. They either want to break free, be an entrepreneur and start their own business. Or they’ve started their business and haven’t reached the level of success they desire.

Then I notice one of three things generally happen…

The people dealing with personal trauma give up looking. Despite their best efforts, they don’t find a fix that works long term. And without a fix to help them break through their pain so they can get to the other side, they switch their focus to looking for ways to distract themselves. Usually, these distractions are shallow solutions that feel good only for a short while. Some resort to substances and medication to dull their pain. Overall, they stay stuck.  

The people wanting to be an entrepreneur also give up. Despite their best efforts to build their confidence, they shrink back into their comfort zone. They stay in their unfulfilling jobs working for someone else waiting in limbo for retirement.

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Then there’s the third group. This is the group that fires me up!
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The Unconscious Leader in You

Mom and baby in rapport

Mom and baby deeply in rapport at unconscious level

Watch a pre-verbal baby, snuggling in his mother’s arms, and notice the unwavering intensity of their shared gaze. As the mother’s smile increases, the baby breaks the rhythm of feeding, pauses briefly, and something magical happens…he cracks his first smile. Without any conscious thought, you find yourself smiling too! 

This is an example of an exquisite exchange of love – as well as a highly primitive cognitive phenomenon known as unconscious ‘modelling’.

How is it we accept this deeply neurological connection between humans to understand  how babies learn to ‘walk and talk’, form values between right and wrong, and acquire cultural and generational influences — yet we are slow to acknowledge this same ‘transfer of neural data’ is universal between mature adults – whether in the home, the social scene or the corporate office?

The answer to this question is waiting in the shadows – about to be revealed.  Continue reading

Feeling Disconnected With Your True Authentic Self?

Are you living on auto-pilot? Thinking one thing, doing another?

Are you living on auto-pilot? Where your thoughts are not aligned with your actions?

Are you living on auto-pilot?

Where your thoughts and words are not aligned with your actions –leaving you feeling disconnected with your true authentic self?

For many people this disconnect has been happening so long they don’t remember what it’s  like to be themselves.

If this resonates with you, you may be asking yourself, “HOW did I get here?”

…and “HOW can I get back to being my true authentic self?”

I know for many of you reading this right now you’re running on auto-pilot. Every day you go through the motions starting from early morning to bedtime. Doing a job where you feel you’ve lost the connection with who you are, don’t feel valued and don’t feel connected with the people you serve.

Maybe you’re using your natural talents to the max and you’d love to explore new options and choices. You want to make a massive shift in your life, yet you’ve lost a connection with your passion and don’t know HOW to get it back….? Continue reading

On the Fence About Training?


Are you sitting on the fence?

Are you sitting on the fence about what training courses and workshops are you going to attend this year?

You know you want to attend some kind of training to help you make a massive change in your life or take your business to the next level. Yet there are so many choices available – you are overwhelmed?

I will confess a few years ago I was a training and workshop ‘junky’. I spent countless hours on free webinars looking for training courses and trainers that would help me close the gaps in my business. I invested thousands in a weekend boot-camp that left me feeling robbed and empty. I even went as far as flying overseas on a quest to get the quality of training I thought I needed for my business only to find out there was excellent training right here, in my own back yard.

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Is 2016 Finally YOUR YEAR of Personal Transformation?

Welcome to 2016 !! ….day two.

Yes, that’s right – day one, January 1, 2016 has already passed. And except for distant memories of your special and meaningful moments – all 365 days of last year are also now permanently gone.

Every passing day is like the feathery wisps on a warm wind

Every passing day is like the feathery wisps on a warm wind

Every passing day is like the feathery wisps on a warm wind. Once dispersed, will never be truly felt, seen, or heard again in the same way as you first experienced.
“Every time we remember something, that memory is altered.” Greg Miller, PhD, Neuroscience at Stanford University.

However, even though memories are elusive and forever changing, we can still gain insights by searching for the lessons and learnings.

As you reflect back on 2015, seeing yourself in your infinite images of past experiences and events what catches your eye? What memories are you celebrating? Was 2015 sparkly and bright? Or is a thick haze clouding your vision? Continue reading

What are you NOT willing to leave undone today? … and in your life!

What are you NOT doing right NOW?

What are you NOT doing right NOW?

As much as I hate to admit, at times I have been known to procrastinate. Being a person who strives for excellence, I like to do things really well. Procrastinating is not one of them!

So this month I went on a bit of a journey, dug deep and figured out how to STOP procrastinating (YAY!) and then I got super motivated. And now I want to share my findings with you.

This month’s newsletter is going to take you on a journey (so grab a coffee – or espresso – and sink in!) to the root of procrastination and give you tips on how you can stop procrastinating too. Read to the end where I am giving you my ‘5 Steps To STOP Procrastinating and Start Doing the Things You Are Not Willing to Leave Undone!’ When you follow these steps you can start doing the things that really matter to you today and in YOUR LIFE!

Picasso was no slouch!

Picasso was no slouch!

This Autumn I had the good fortune of vacationing along the southern shores of Spain and France. A highlight for me, in addition to munching on melt in your mouth croissants and sipping silky espresso, was a visit to the Musée Picasso in the charming resort town of Antibes. What a treat!

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Is over thinking robbing your creativity?

Over thinking robs creativity

This is what over thinking can look like!

Is your head so full of information some days it feels as though it’s going to explode? (Metaphorically speaking of course!)

Have you lost your sense of intuition and creative spirit?

Looking back, have you ever said something you vowed to never say again? Then hear yourself saying, “Urgh!! I said it again!!” ?

Ever wonder what is going on? 

Without getting too technical (as this is not rocket science) these are indications of a mindbody ‘split’. Read my newsletter below with a personal story of how my mind and body felt like they were split apart with just ONE word – and how I learnt a practice to reconnect – and how you can too!

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unable to focus on any one thing for more than a few minutes – or seconds?! The reason could be your analytical ‘thinking’ mind is on overdrive. I know as this was once a huge issue in my life. Continue reading

How to Have Your Best Year Yet!

Happy_New_Yes_2015.jpg_1Seasons Greetings! Are you seriously ready for Your Best Year Yet in 2015?

As the year winds down I would like to share a few final tips for 2014 that I know you are going to love. Scroll down to get powerful: “7 Steps to March into 2015 Motivated, Empowered and Energized!”


First ask yourself….
What did you do well in 2014 that you want to bring forward into 2015?

This is possibly THE most important factor to success. By noticing what you do well and continuing to do it can – and will make a huge difference going forward in any situation! What you did well this year can be the difference that makes the biggest difference in your performance today, tomorrow and throughout the year.

I had a really challenging year. Taking care of my aging father with dementia on a daily basis and then selling his house meant having to put my business on hold for many months. Once my Dad was moved in a personal care home and his house was sold I found it difficult to get my momentum going. I let the pressures of everyday living get to me. I felt exhausted and worn out.

It was only when I recalled an exercise I did late the year before (like it is now) where I anchored in a resourceful state of being resilient under pressure that I remembered…

I am resilient!

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fully embodying and anchoring a resourceful state of being resilient was the difference that made a huge difference for me this year. I am bringing this factor forward into 2015 with my intention to have my Best Year Yet!

If you are not are on your way to making 2015 your Best Year Yet!

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Here is my step by step success method: 7 Steps to March Into 2015 Motivated, Empowered and Energized!
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