The Guru Epidemic

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OK, this is going to be a rant post. And YES, it includes f-bombs. You have been warned. ep·i·dem·ic ?ep??demik/ noun a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. It’s time to set the record straight! There’s a growing number of entrepreneurs who… Practically fall over themselves, for a […]

How to Rock Your Game Plan!


So last week I published the S.M.A.R.T Goal Planning Manifesto to help you get crystal clear about your 2014 goals. Even if goal setting is NOT your thing, you should plan ahead… because without an idea of where you’re headed you’ll likely be REACTIVE rather than PROACTIVE. And there’s a huge difference… between the two! […]

S.M.A.R.T Goal Planning Manifesto


So now that 2014 started with a bang, or with a glass or two of your favourite beverage it’s time to focus your vision full steam ahead and create SMART Goals. What is it that you want to achieve in 2014? In health In relationships In life In business You probably want to enjoy good […]

The Short Cut to Making 2014 Your Best Year Yet


I’m sitting here on the 18th floor of a Gold Coast apartment high rise with my family busily preparing a belated Christmas Turkey dinner so we can celebrate being together in style, as we toast each other into the New Year – 2014 here we come! I’m incredibly grateful. For the experiences I’ve been blessed […]

Richard Branson’s #1 Secret……to better productivity.

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Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Sir Richard Branson’s success (and charisma… and awesome hair… and impressive goatee… oh, and did you ever notice his insanely white teeth?) But I digress. What we ALL want to know is… HOW has he managed to be so productive? Surely he must know something that us […]

My 10-Day Vipassana Experience


I promised to do a summary of my Vipassana retreat experience. Here it is. I’ve recorded a short 10-minute video to talk about how this retreat has affected me in many ways and why I believe everyone should do this at least once in their lives…  

10 Luminaries on a Mission to Change the World: And How They Do it – in 100 Words or Less… PART TWO.

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I’m BA-AACK….!! Back to the daily “grind”, and in the arms of my beloved John. Back to the cheerful, welcoming chirping of my feather babies. Back to basking in the warm, familiar glow of my faithful laptop. And to back to you – my delightful online family. I missed you! So how was it, you […]

10 Luminaries on a Mission to Change the World: And How They Do it – in 100 Words or Less… PART ONE.

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NB: While you are reading this blog post I will be just winding up my final days of being “off the grid” at the 10 day VIPASSANA retreat. 10 days of meditation, with no speaking or communication of any kind (especially with my Darling John) or access to technology will no doubt be very challenging […]

The Copywriting Files: A Day in the Life of a Creative Rebel

the copywriting files

I’ve been in business for close to 10 years now. And to this day I still receive emails from readers who would like to know a little more about how I run my business. Many of my readers are curious as to how I can run a lifestyle business from the comfort of my home… […]