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A Powerful Exercise to Get Your Life Back into Balance NOW

I reached glass ceiling of “coping” this morning with the juggle of motherhood and my business.

Since getting back from holiday my work-life balance has slipped because I decided while away that it was time to take massive action to go to the next level!  But the result has been…

TOTAL CHAOS.

I am back on the hamster wheel that I effectively managed to get off just over a year ago, but this time I won’t make the mistake of staying on it to the sacrifice of my own health and the happiness of my family…

Because if we are doing all of this for anything; it is for them, right?  For the freedom to be present and fulfilled and our “best self”, so we can be everything they need and give them everything they need, so they thrive!

So why do we sacrifice that, to get that?

Good question, right?

Is it one you have asked yourself already?

Do you want to get off the hamster wheel and live life, happy, fulfilled and achieving your big dream?

Here is a powerful exercise to get your life into balance FAST.

  1. Grab a pen.  Braindump everything you are “working away on” at the moment (think of that hamster wheel.)  Every single thing that is taking your focus and causing you to run the hamster wheel non-stop.  Put brackets around any projects that are out of the norm for you, but you are working on them at the moment.
  2. In the next column write down the business outcome of each activity in column 1.  The business outcome you are working towards by doing it.  This is column 2.
  3. In column 3, write down how much time this activity should take you, if you were laser-focused on it.
  4. Ask yourself a question at this point:  Are these activities effective at achieving the outcome you are looking for?  If no, would they be effective if you were laser-focused on doing them?  If no, is it time for a new strategy?
  5. Put your desired/expected $ amount in column 4.  Consider, is this activity what you would consider income-producing?  If it isn’t, can you scratch out this activity or change it?
  6. Add up the total $ amount from your activities and below your columns, think about what you want your life to look like with this amount of money in it.  Spend some time really picturing it… What are the activities you are doing on a daily basis?  When are you working?  What does your house look like?  Where are you travelling to?  How often?  What are you saving for?  How is your relationship with your husband/kids/friends?  What are you doing together?  Where are you living?  What are you enjoying?  What are you doing just for you?  Write your vision down in a paragraph and get descriptive!

Time to consider again, and be honest…  What could you already be doing now if you jut had more time?  Time freed up by being laser-focused on your income producing activities?

When I did this exercise I was flabbergasted to see I actually only had one income-producing activity in my business and if I was laser-focused in doing it I could do it in 1 hour a day!!!

I started to get excited.  I got that sick/anxious feeling that I have started to identify as the dizziness of freedom!  I realised I could have most of what I wanted right now if I could just be laser-focused in my business!

So the big question arose…  Why can’t I be laser-focused now?

And then it dawned on me.  I’m holding back from going ALL IN because the next level of success in my business scares me just as much as the first level did.

Thankfully I now have the experience to know that ACTION walks through FEAR and builds self-belief and confidence faster than anything…

I guess I also had to question whether I feared the freedom to be fully present with my kids too at this point.  Because filling all those hours with activities is daunting and draining.  I also had to question whether my fears related to money were at play a little bit again, anchored in the past because when you are not working it feels like you are not earning, even if the money is flowing into your bank account; a bit like a guilty feeling that life can be that easy after such deep struggle.

FEAR.  False Evidence Appearing Real.  Fear I know I can conquer, again, by continuing to stay fiercely in control of my thoughts and trusting my heart’s desire to go forward and keep travelling towards the life that is waiting for me on the other side of myself.

I have been on such a deep journey of inner healing, which I will share with you in my next blog.  You can also be that person.  The person that gifts yourself the freedom from your biggest limiting belief – the lack of belief in yourself. Belief blocked by fear born out of your past experiences. The past experiences that are in fact your greatest power to create future that you want.

Look back at your columns now and your vision and consider any projects you can complete in the next few days to free up some space in your days.

Add up the time you actually need for your income producing activities, plus the other business activities you need to do on a weekly basis, like accounts and blogs and schedule into your diary when you will undertake these, in designated blocks with regular breaks.

Think about any changes you want to make to how things are now in your life that would make things easier for you and contribute further to balance.  I realised that I need to be asking more of my children in terms of contributing and could do my food shopping on a weekend when I have more time.  Little things, but big difference.

If you’d like a template of the steps I used above with examples, please complete the short contact form below and I will send it across to you!

 

I hope like for me, balance is easy to find now you have a simple tool to use.

Much love,

CW x

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How to Change Your Life By Changing Your Focus

Not so long ago I was in a hole, anchored to past experiences that had filled me with fear and doubt and I felt out of alignment with my soul’s purpose, even though I wasn’t really sure what that was.  We were sinking financially and everything I didn’t have was my constant focus.

They say pain pushes until vision pulls you to take action towards your dreams.

One day I set the intention to change my life by changing my focus.  I went from fear and overthinking to high vibe, dreaming again, feeling good more than feeling bad, connected to my intuition and grateful for limitless abundance!

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NEWS FLASH 🖐🔔📣❗

Working on everything external to you, like your business and your relationship and your career won’t work if you don’t believe you’re capable of your own success.

Everything is created twice. Once in the mind then in reality ~ Robin Sharma

I really believe this!  As I did the inner work and got to know myself away from the fear that had trapped me for so long everything in my life  had.  My relationship and how I spent my time began to feel uncomfortable, like a shoe that had suddenly started to rub….  Things I’d previously done to escape the fear that had ruled my life became unnecessary as I was finally free of my anxiety.  I had to question a lot.  Was this something I truly loved?  Or had it  stopped serving me now I was well, strong, healthy?  What did I need to let go of to allow myself to stretch the wings I had suddenly grown?  Literally like a caterpillar that had gone into chrysalis and emerged.  How did I need to acknowledge this new freedom in my life?  What did I want?

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There is no such thing as ultimate success. And this is incredibly exciting.  Life for me is now exhilarating, as it will become for you.

We will continue to grow until the day we die, but first we must start. The day we begin to work on ourselves is the day our lives start to change.

May this be the first day of the rest of your life knowing to the base of your soul that you will ultimately become your best self living your most extraordinary life!

Click here to discover my Teachable School

I developed a Free Manifestation Challenge to take you through the 4 Keys I learned were necessary to Unlock your Inner Power to Manifest the Life you want.

Just like Robin Sharma says, manifestation is about attracting the things we want flawlessly into our reality by being clear about what we want in our mind first. However, we also have to be open to receiving the outcome of our vision and have let go of any need and the particulars.  I will teach you how to do this across 5 modules. You will become clear, open, unattached to the details and detached from any sense of need.  And all for free.

So, if you are feeling frustrated right now because life doesn’t look how you want it to in terms of your success, happiness and lifestyle, or if you have already begun manifestation and are struggling to fully manifest the big things, you may want to consider this Challenge.  Especially if you are lacking full clarity of what the life of your wildest dreams looks like or have a strong money story like I did.

The Challenge is being hosted on Teachable.com and offers you 7 days of concise, consistent actions. If life happens and you need more time, this platform also gives you the freedom to work at your own pace and undertake the steps at any time, but I recommend sticking to 7 consistent days if you can.

I will drop into your email throughout the course of the week you enrol and I invite you to join my Facebook Inspired Community where you can watch live videos expanding on the day’s content in the Challenge.

At the end of 7 days you will have:

  • Improved belief that you can have everything you see in the vision you set for yourself
  • A clear picture of that vision
  • A more positive mindset
  • Freedom from need and freedom from the detail that is blocking you from manifesting what you want

Does this sound like something that would be useful to you?  If yes, click here to begin!

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From Unsure to Unstoppable

Are you an overthinker? Is it making you hesitant, doubtful… stuck?

Do you know there is potential in you that is untapped and things in your life that you haven’t achieved yet, but there is something holding you back?

Do you want clarity on what is keeping you stuck?

I was driving back from the gym the other night randomly thinking about all the books I used to love as a kid. It was all of the adventure books – Swallows and Amazons, Borrowers, Alice in Wonderland, all the Enid Blyton books; anything that really was magical and adventurous or about faraway places.  It got me thinking about what this says about me and I guess because I have done so much self-discovery in the last year it specifically got me thinking about how I have come full circle, back to realising travel is my biggest dream, freedom is my number one value and adventuring is something I want to get back to doing.   We are at our most pure when we are children, before all those things that happen in our life define us, before we are moulded by society and the dreams of others, before school tells us what we should be and our on going roles define us.

Everything in our life creates a memory with an attached emotion an often, if the emotion is a negative one, like fear, we will hesitate and overthink to protect ourselves.  Suddenly that dream that was once so simple when we were a child now needs a plan:

  • How am I going to do it?
  • I need a plan…
  • How can I do it?
  • I don’t know how to do it…
  • I can’t do it.

Bang goes the dream. You push it to one side because you have overthought it.

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This is holding you back from living the life of your dreams. It is blocking your power to manifest abundance in your life. And if you’re honest. It’s making you feel like shit.

I know because I was there. I was holding myself back from living the life of my dreams.  I was overthinking everything, constantly anxious and not taking action, which was breeding more inaction and fear.

Now I’m making my dreams and goals come true.

What changed?

  • I got clear on the vision of what I wanted in my life
  • I started feeling OK with dreaming. At first I felt bad for even thinking about having more than I already had because I had a husband who loves me, two beautiful children and a roof over our heads. Why did I need more?  I beat myself up until I changed my focus. Then I   started to feel OK and confident to put aside all notions that my dreams were impossible
  • I started accepting that people thought I was crazy and that I was different – the business I chose to finance my dreams was not a conventional choice and it attracted criticism. I felt deep guilt as I watched other mums go back to work and I didn’t have to and for a while it felt weird that I could run a successful business in just a couple of hours a day
  • I became Positively Selfish. I believed it was OK to make space in my life to work on me and work on dreams.

All if these things were possible after I did some important work first.  Did you grab my free Success Hack Checklist?

If you didn’t, let send it you now!

 

 

Not one of the above can happen before you take some first important steps.

The next steps that can follow are:

    • You can comfortably take some time out to get to know you again.  Check out this video from Facebook that talks about what can define us and take us away from our true authentic self, and we can reconnect with it

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  • Start living like your dreams have already come true. Start making decisions like you have already arrived at your goals.  This for me required saying YES.  I’d got to this place where I had stopped saying yes and was saying no to everything.  I had this big bag of excuses: not enough time, not enough confidence, not enough money.
  • Come to terms with your dream being OK – dreaming of having more than what you have already is OK
  • Do something every single day to take you closer to your dreams. I give you some ideas of how to do this in that Success Checklist.  Make sure you request it in the contact form below:

 

 

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Why Most People Don’t Achieve Their Goals & The 2 Things That Will Guarantee Your Success

There are things that help us achieve success and things that hold us back.  My goal is to make sure you’re aware of the former and avoid the latter!

Back in my corporate life I always had the reputation of being tenacious.  My old boss used to refer to me as a dog with a bone – I would never give up, and this has served me.

Working for yourself can be a labour of love! You can come up against walls and it can be a lonely job trying to break through them.  Many people give up.  And sadly, some people don’t know how close they are to success when they do give up.  Like I mentioned in a previous blog; it took me merely months to breakthrough after years of not succeeding.  What if I had given up that day 12 months ago when it felt like enough was enough?

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So, what are the 2 things that will guarantee your success?

First, let me say, you can apply these to any goal, whether it be your business, weight loss or personal development. This is tried and tested, so grab a pen!

The first one is so simple, it will make you crazy.  Once you swallow this magic nugget of advice, things will start happening for you…

Success Tip #1 Show up consistently and with applied effort

What do I mean?

If you are trying to lose weight, grab the trainers and head out for that walk every day.  If you have a business goal to get your brand out there, put your face in front of a Facebook live every day.  If you have the goal to develop personally, pick up that book every day and read 10 pages, or listen to that webinar; whatever actions you set to work towards your goal, show up and do them consistently and with applied effort.  EASY.

So, what stops us doing this already?

Well, that’s Success Tip #2…. Accountability.

Accountability to keep showing up consistently and with applied effort is actually hard to find.  If there is no one standing over you making sure you don’t hit the snooze button, it is really hard to get out of bed and go for that run before work.  If no one is standing next to the pantry shaking a finger at you and looking disappointed as you reach for that Krispy Kreme donut it is really easy to scoff it.  And the same in your business, some days that phone weighs at least ten kilos when you have to pick it up and start cold calling all over again and sometimes it is just easier to take the day off.  However, that day off will cost you.  In contrast, if you know you’re meeting your business coach tomorrow and they are going to ask you whether you have called that list of people you promised to, you are much more likely to call them!

You catching my drift?  Accountability is the fastest way to progress.

And it’s generally where we fall down.  Especially when we work in our own business; there is no one motivating us every day.  And therein lies the power of having a coach, someone enabling your success – to set goals each week together, talk through obstacles, create strategies, think outside the box and reframe things when the going gets tough (so the tough doesn’t get going!)

Take a look at how I can help you here!  And set that intention right now to show up more consistently in action towards your goal.

With you in your success!

Clare x x

 

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It All Starts with Belief in Yourself.  Here’s How You Can Start to Believe!

12 months before the day I arrived at where I am now I had zero belief in myself and my ability to succeed.  It reflected in every single area of my life as a lack of success and it prevented me putting myself out there/into things 100% because of a fear of failure if I tried.  Whatever I tried, I just couldn’t truly believe I could succeed and I also feared that the higher I climbed on the ladder of success, the farther I would inevitably fall, so staying stuck was actually a very comfortable safety blanket.

It took me a really long time to set the intention to change my life for good and get to where I am today, but the time it took to do the work to arrive once I started, was literally months!  There is learning in that and I realised I could help a lot of people by sharing it.

 

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I have always had a calling to help people, and as I discovered the freedom I gained from working for myself, I felt drawn to specifically helping other visionary women achieve their dreams.  Women like me who feel like they have got more to give in this world, but have found themselves on the wrong track, or have started down the right track, but met obstacles like the money not coming in and so their confidence has depleted and their belief has faded that success will ever happen.  It’s easy to feel you can’t make a living out of the work that sets your soul on fire when you don’t experience success straight away.  And it’s easy to get blocked by fears, either conscious or unconscious, and the doubts that are created by fear, like belief in ourselves.

We can go on, controlled by our fears and trapped in our situation forever, if we want to, or we can set the intention like I did to change.  What did I change?  I started to invest in my own personal development, – I learned how to think, rather then what to think.  This supported me to change my mindset, supported me to release my limiting beliefs and completely transform my self-talk.  I became more positive and grew proud of my “I’ll figure it out” approach that I’d previously put myself down for and criticised as being a poor substitute for training and qualifications.

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Me burning my limiting beliefs… it felt liberating!

As my life transformed I realised something important.  We can sit around and wait for success to pass us by or we can take action and work on the one thing, the key ingredient, that is guaranteed to make us a success – ourselves.

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