self care

How to get re-inspired when you’re feeling stuck

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Hey beauty,

Walking along Burleigh Beach with girlfriends is one of the rituals that grounded me into my new home on the Gold Coast — and today I’m sharing some of the rituals that help me stay in a high-vibration state in my business. (Beach walks and ocean swims are some of them!)

Click here to listen to this audio now.  

In this vlog — a snippet from an UPswing Mastermind Coaching Call — I share the importance of finding what works for you when it comes to shifting your vibration; my favourite book on mindset; how to actively steward your energy as an entrepreneur; and how to build alignment practices into your day…

So that you can go from high-vibe to low-vibe, and get re-inspired with EASE when you’re feeling stuck. 💗

 
 

Enjoy! Energy and mindset is of my fav topics to coach on as a business woman and feminine leader, because it is so transformational.

We go a little deeper into ‘energy work’ on this 10-minute audio, so it’s one to listen to in the bath, on a walk, or with a journal by your side…

To really let the teachings sink in and settle.

Love and high vibes,
Amanda xx

 
 
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How To Be Your Own CEO and Get More Done as an Entrepreneur

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Hey beauty! 💗

Business and entrepreneurship can get super-serious and all-encompassing sometimes, can’t they? And honestly, when they take up ALL of your time, energy and attention - it can make you kinda boring. #tunnelvision

I started feeling this way earlier in the year — so I intentionally planned a trip of FUN and connection, to people and places which have nothing to do with my job.

Yes, I am still coaching as I travel, and part of the trip is actually for a mastermind with other entrepreneurs — but two weeks were carved out purely for time with my family, and 5 days just with my husband.  It feels really great to focus on what matters most.

And I know I’m not alone in getting swept up in entrepreneurship sometimes either!

Starting and running your own business (even on the side!) can feel like a more-than full-time gig — often leaving no time to enjoy the things you want to do.

But don’t worry…

You don’t HAVE to book a holiday to help bring back some balance and self-care into your life. Although you totally can! 😉You can ALSO book yourself a CEO date each week.

A weekly CEO date can help you:

  • Be more efficient and effective with your time…

  • Get more done in your business…

  • Have more time for the (other) things you love…

Watch this video to find out how I do mine 💋(and what I recommend to my clients)

 
 

Love,

Amanda xx

PS: I’ve created a FREE How To Be Your Own CEO Guide to help you be more efficient in your business, get more done, and do things you love. Click the button below to download your copy today, beauty. 💗things

 

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Maybe you can relate?

Maybe you can relate

 

It's been very busy in my world lately.

Working with over 50 health coaches a week, launching the next round of my UPswing Mastermind program, and travelling back to New Zealand for Christmas and New Year with my family.

A few weeks back I was presented with an opportunity that felt almost too good to be true.

I hesitated... I almost didn't say yes... Maybe they were mistaken... Maybe I should think about it some more first... Maybe I'm actually too busy right now... I'm about to launch my program so maybe I should be "safe and responsible" for the next few months...

Oh and the clincher: Maybe I shouldn't spend the money needed to take action...

Isn't the mind clever at holding us back from our dreams?!

When an AMAZING opportunity came my way...

Instead of jumping all in with a YES...

I questioned it.  I didn't TRUST.

Thankfully I caught myself super quick. Took a deep breath and said YES to the opportunity... and already, only a few weeks later, so many things have unfolded as a result that I couldn't have even logically dreamed of myself.

Saying yes to that one opportunity created a ripple effect that I could never have created alone - and yet I almost missed it!

Sometimes we can be so 'busy' in everyday life that saying YES to something new can almost be missed, despite our dreams and best intentions.

Or sometimes when something arises that we would love to do, our sneaky monkey mind comes in to tell us "You can't do that," or "What if it doesn't work out?".

How are things going for you right now?  

Do you ever get these conflicting messages between your heart, your dreams and your monkey mind? 

Are you feeling a bit daunted by the whole "Health Coaching Business" thing?

I know that when I was first out of training, I had big expectations about what I was going to be able to do with myself.  No more long hours in the office... loads more time to get to those yoga classes... not feeling like I had to rush from one life draining part of my day to the next... it was exciting!!

Then as time rolled on and I couldn't seem to bring in enough clients... I started to doubt my big dreams.

Who was I to want this? Could I actually do this? Did I have what it took to run a profitable business?

Then, as amazing opportunities presented themselves - chances to learn how to really do this from mentors I admired - I had moments of doubt.

And you know... I don't think any of it had to do with what was on offer, because at the time I knew it was what I needed!

What was holding me back was ME.

I had moments where I just didn't trust myself...

I didn't believe that, if I was given and accepted this opportunity, I could actually be trusted to put in the work and do it.

If I'd listened to that inner critic, I would NOT - in any way - have the life I have. The freedom. The choice. The lifestyle. 

So what was it that stopped me from listening to that inner critic that was telling me that I couldn't trust myself?

I looked at it rationally.

I knew that I had trusted myself to complete my health coaching training. And I'd done it. I'd graduated.

I'd trusted myself to decide to leave my corporate job and start my business. And I'd done that.

So I knew that I had a track record of going for my goals.

And when I realised this - I was able to keep my eyes on this new goal and make that leap.

That investment in myself has repaid itself many times over. :)

How can you trust yourself more right now? How can you look more rationally at the fears and doubts that are holding you back?

Amanda xx

PS: If you would like training, mentoring and accountability as you grow your health coaching business, I would love to support you in the UPswing Mastermind. Click here to find out more >>  

 

Are you truly open to FREEDOM? (I wasn’t until this happened this week…)

Are you truly open to Freedom

 

Happy July 4th week! WOW – what a gift it has been to spend Independence Day in NYC this year with some of my favourite business buddies. 

As I write this to you from high up above the world I am feeling a massive sense of freedom (yup, I’m currently experiencing one of my bucket list experiences – flying from NYC to LA on Virgin America First Class - (whole other post to write on this experience) In fact this entire trip has been all about FREEDOM at a whole new level of awareness and unfolding for me. 

Some of you may remember that my husband broke his collar bone a few days before I was due to come on this trip.

I did postpone my flight for a few days, but I didn’t let the ‘rules’ or opinions of others hold me back from following through on my own path to spending 6 weeks in the US this summer.

 

 

In fact even once I was over here, I found I wanted to stay longer, but I was running a story in my head that 4 weeks was the ‘limit’… that after that I was a ‘bad wife’….

I chatted to John about this and he shared that actually, it was easier for him to heal when he’s home alone and he’s much happier knowing I’m following my dreams.

(HOW awesome is he? Right?!)

It was a massive wakeup call for me that I was still putting my own desires last in many decisions I make, often worrying about what others might think. 

You see we all have stories in our mind which hold us back from following our truth. And most of the time that are just that - stories!

Sometimes we are even carrying other people’s stories around with us (I had plenty of other peoples opinions on why I should be home with John – not ‘galavanting’ the world….)

Realising it is ‘safe’ to keep following what feels great to me has been such a big gift – and each time I’ve extended this trip further, yet another opportunity has come my way that I could never have planned if I tried. 

On my path of learning to follow my heart’s guidance and following what lights me, I always choose to set an intention for each new month.

 

For June my intention was “Connection”

When I told a mentor that I was coming to NYC to ‘connect’ with people, she asked if I actually had any meetings lined up and I felt almost embarrassed to say ‘no’.

Stories started playing in my head that I was wasting my time going to NYC, I wouldn't meet people there, no-one would have time to meet with me....

Those sneaky stories again!

Yet when you set an intention, and let yourself be guided instead of trying to ‘work it all out in your head’, magic can unfold.

 

Just a few of my highlights from NYC are:

-       Entrepreneurs lunch in Soho

-       Broadway shows with business buddies

-       Creators Dinners in Soho

-       Juices in Madison Square Park with entrepreneur friends

-       Sunday rooftop BBQs in Queens with best friends

-       Lunching with UPswing Mastermind clients in Chelsea

-       Coffee meetup with a mentor in the Upper Westside

-       Intimate night gathering on a Brooklyn rooftop with raw chocolate, rose and                 fempreneurs

-       Working in the Ace Hotel Lobby (best draft cold brew, tunes, couches and wifi in           town)

-       Lounging at the Equinox Pool (followed by massages)

-       Bike riding around Central Park

-       Lunches and dinners with family friends

 

Not bad for what was meant to be a quick trip to NYC after my business mastermind in Austin. (where I connected with 30 of the worlds top business people too!)

If I had have followed my original ‘plans’ of heading back home to Sydney to be a 'good wife', instead of following my hearts desires, I would not have allowed my intention to unfold for my highest good.

As I watched the July 4th fireworks from the luxurious 53rd floor midtown NYC apartment I’ve been staying in with my friend, surrounded by some of my favourite biz buddies – I was full of gratitude for a new depth of Independence and Freedom that is available to us today as women entrepreneurs.

This freedom comes from dropping our stories, dropping our fears and daring to follow the whispers of our heart (even when others think you’re crazy)

We all have dreams – growing your business, leaving your day job, hitting your first $5k month, spending winter in a country that’s in summer, more connection, more freedom….

And it is honestly only our stories which hold us back from experiencing these!

While the world continues to explore and celebrate independence on a global scale, we as woman are experiencing this within ourselves in tandem.

We are waking up to the truth that we have choice.

We have the choice to step into even more freedom each and every day – in our lives, in our businesses – and so it is more important than ever to drop our own stories, drop the judgments of others and ask ‘what would I do today if there were NO LIMITS or rules at all?’

Continually asking this question on this trip not only led to mind blowing experiences here in NYC, but is also the reason I’m heading to LA tonight instead of rushing home.

I’m not sure what will unfold in LA, but I will tell you next week the pretty crazy story of how I ended up adding 8 days in LA to this trip. (and getting upgraded to First Class)

My intention for July is “Self-Care” – I’d love to hear yours!!

Let’s see how July – the month of freedom and choice – unfolds together. 

Love

Amanda xx

 
 
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How to find your creative flow (lessons from NYC)

How to find your creative flow

 

I see so many new Health Coaches get stuck on being creative – coming up with ways to market their purposeful packages, getting creative with naming their packages and programs, coming up with website and sales page copy that sells or creating blog posts that knock their readers socks off.

I’ve witnessed an idea that perhaps some people are ‘born’ more creative than others. I happen to think it is not that way at all.

 

 

My experience has been that we can choose to CREATE our state at any stage – speaking as someone who has been through design school and being an art director for years (when I was, honestly, naturally better at subjects like maths).

In other words, it is not something we are born with – but something we can choose.

The key to choosing creating your creative state is to start taking note of what fuels you - know what energises you and gets you in a state of creative flow.

I am currently staying with my friend here in NYC.  Over our morning lemon water catch up earlier, we reflected on how we were both setting ourselves up for a massively creative day.

She had cleared her schedule of any distractions, and was staying home to work on her bed - the quietest place possible, so that she could really focus and get creative.

Luckily for me, her wanting me out of the house to do this worked out perfectly, as I, too, had set the intent to have a massively creative day, in my own way.

I was heading out the door to my favourite hotel lobby in midtown NYC, which has loud old-school music, funky industrial interiors, other driven people creating away and a fantastic set up for co-working (in fact, I’m currently sitting in that lobby, and this is about the 10th blog post I’ve churned out so far).

So, there is actually no right or wrong way to create our state. It’s about getting to know yourself well.

The beauty of being an entrepreneur is that we can choose our ideal conditions and set ourselves up for greater enjoyment, creativity and outcomes by honouring the path to creating our creative state.

 



Challenge for the week:  Start to carry a notebook and take notice of how your state appears in different scenarios.

Get clear on where and when you feel most tuned in to your creativity.


Take note of what fuels you

As I said above, take note of what fuels you, such as the space you like to create in:  My friend loves quite, distractionless surroundings, while I love to be immersed in a vibrant environment.

Do you have a ritual that gets you in the ‘zone’? Do you set an intention for how you want your creative time to flow?
 

Identify how you like to work

Do you like to work in 20 minute chunks or 3 hour chunks? Are you more likely to feel inspired to work in the early morning? Or late at night?

 

The world needs your impact as a coach – and it’s up to you to find the way that best works for you to take massive action with great joy.

I’d love to hear what you find fuels you personally for massive creative action. What things are you already doing to create your creative state? Perhaps you have an idea that others can be inspired by, or that will shine some clarity on what might work for them. Leave a comment below so we can all learn from each other!  

Amanda xx 

 
 
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The blunt truth behind working from ‘feminine flow’

Blunt Truth About Working in Feminine flow

 

I made it! I’ve touched down in Austin, Texas and checked into my favourite hotel the W.

I love being able to travel the world and work from anywhere. To me, this is one of the greatest benefits of having my own business.

I went to the Internet Marketing Party here in Austin last night and when the guest speaker shared his $4 million dollar launch secrets, his parting quote was ‘sorry folks, this does NOT happen by sitting on your laptop on a beach’

The crowd laughed a knowing laugh.  

He had such a good point.

Anyone who is running a really successful business is still ‘working’ to make it happen.

And as female entrepreneurs, I think we are looking for that magical ‘balance’ between freedom and success.

While I see so many female entrepreneurs wanting to live a freedom-based lifestyle, I do think the conversation in female only circles tends to quite skewed.

In a world where ‘feminine’ and ‘flow’ are buzz words we are all striving towards, we can in my opinion fall into a disillusion that all we have to do to make a great income is chant some mantras, meditate on our dreams and maybe host an occasional webinar or facebook group.

With my history of Adrenal Fatigue – I totally get it!

We’re over working HARD… and that is because as females ‘pushing’ is not our natural state.

We are meant to ‘receive’.

In fact sometimes I am witnessing clients so ‘burnt out’ from working in masculine mode their whole lives, that the thought of even taking clients on is too much for them.

I witness most female entrepreneurs falling into one of two camps.

Hustling and pushing, going hard, making it happen! (Masculine Mode)
Meditating, journaling and visualizing a thriving business. (Feminine Mode)

Neither is winning in my eyes.

Option 1 leads to burnout. Option 2 leads to disillusionment.

So what’s a ladyboss to do to generate a thriving business?

BOTH!

There is a lot of talk of ‘working from the feminine’ in entrepreneurial circles, but my own experience has taught me that there is a difference in ‘feminine only practices’ and the ‘empowered feminine’ – which is actually a ‘fierce flow ’ and requires both the feminine and masculine energies working together.

THIS is empowered. THIS is where we create our own reality.

And I believe it is the mix of BOTH that brings the big wins in business.

How does this work?

The feminine energy (creativity, genius, flow) needs Masculine energy (structure, systems, discipline) to be able to flow with it’s full potential.

So what does this mean for you as a female entrepreneur?

To allow our feminine magic, our creative genius, our relaxation and freedom to come through our businesses we MUST have the masculine structures set up first.

Non-negotiable!

If you are on path 1, it won’t be sustainable in the long term. If you’re starting to feel burnt out now, trust me, it’s because as a female you are not supposed to work from 100% masculine PUSH.

If you are currently on path 2, it might feel good for a while but my guess is the frustration of lack of results is going to set in soon.

Of course I’m not sitting here saying I’ve mastered this piece 100% - this is a BIG changed we are learning as females. Yet I have experienced that magical mix in varying degrees for myself and really do see this as a KEY factor behind my business growing 20X in the last 2 years.

I have sold out 4 multiple 6-figure launches in the last few years, and I know for sure that there is an art in utilizing the Inner Feminine Work (trust me, I live and breathe the woo-woo) in conjunction with proven marketing strategy and systems that produce great results.

“Freedom comes through Discipline”

Late last year I decided to dive even deeper into my systems and structures as I really understood that the stronger the masculine side of my business, the more I personally could flow, be free, create... I had mastered the ‘what to do’ in my business, but the more my business grew, the ‘how’ was still leaving me overwhelmed and burnt-out.

The man I turned to, to learn the masculine structure – the ‘HOW TO’?

Todd Herman, a performance mentor to some of the worlds top sporting stars.

Todd won’t tell you WHAT to do in your business (I can show you that part) but he will show you HOW!

I credit his methods for a $250k launch in January amidst chaos in my business and for my ability to be sitting here by the W pool, enjoying writing to you all even though I’m jet-lagged as crazy and still worried about my husband, injured at home.

Todd has just released Video 2, in a 3 part series where he is sharing his methodologies for FREE. I’d love to invite you to check it out to see if it resonates with you too >>

In this video, he’ll be filling your Evernote with: 

- How he stumbled upon the biological mechanism for entering into “flow states” …

- What “Mental Toughness” really means in the world of high-performance… 

- Why simply scheduling your tasks isn’t enough to guarantee progress…  
- The 4W Formula he uses with the world’s highest-performing entrepreneurs and athletes to ENSURE that all their needle-moving actions get done.

BTW – don’t be put off by his ‘masculine’ approach, I’m going through his training again too so I’m happy to ‘translate’ into ‘female entrepreneur’ terms whenever you need!

Let’s do this together.

Access Todd’s FREE training here >>

I truly believe his system is going to take the entrepreneurial world by storm in coming years -  all the big names you know area already playing over there - get in at the grass roots now! 
 
P.S. If you do decide to work with Todd further in your business as I have, I may get an affiliate fee as a result. What does this mean? It means I'll be offering some pretty super duper bonuses if you choose to work with him alongside me. Keep your eyes peeled for that in coming days. 

 
 
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Running a business amidst chaos

Running a business admist chaos

 

The last few days have been a challenging few. Right now I should’ve been sitting by the pool at my hotel in Austin.

Instead, I am sitting on my sofa at home, cramming in some work before my husband wakes up.

2 days ago, just as I was starting to pack for my month long trip, someone rung to let me know John was in an ambulance on morphine, and on the way to hospital.

I won’t go into all of the details, but he’s now home – with a broken collarbone – and we’re navigating the next steps of surgery, healing and whether he can look after himself while (if) I’m away.

And you see this is just the way it is to be an entrepreneur. Life happens. There is no boss to ring as say ‘I won’t be in today’, there is no sick leave… there is just you.

And while the freedom of working for yourself is honestly such a gift, when life goes crazy, it is equally important to keep the wheels turning.

If we stopped working every time something came up in life, business would simply never grow. You see NOBODY has 24/7 free-time to work on their businesses. We all live in this messy, fast-paced life and learning to how to BEHAVE as an entrepreneur is something we don’t talk about enough.

For me, I really believe that learning to work in flow THROUGH life’s chaos has been one of the KEY reasons for my fast business growth.

In January I was going through another wave of chaos – this time directly in my business.

I was amidst moving my entire business to a new (and complex) system, using a new team in a different timezone. The project had got so behind that it spilled into my launch period of UPswing Mastermind meaning the set-up team had to run the launch.

In what was possibly the most important few weeks of my business year, the system was broken, mistakes were being made (daily) - blank emails were being sent, replays for webinars which hadn’t even aired were going out – and there was just 1 hour a day the team was able to help me due to timezones. Then one of their staff quit and the owner went on holiday mid launch... And I had no control over any of it as I was yet to be trained on the system. I could go on… but it makes me cringe remembering it!  Let’s just say it was chaos behind the scenes.

In the past, I would have either burnt out or crumbled in an emotional mess and given up under such circumstances….

So when I tell you that those same 6 weeks saw me do $250k in sales, you might think I’m telling you a different story!

How did I stay focused on what mattered and block out the chaos to ensure my most successful launch yet and on-boarding of the loveliest group of women I’ve worked with to date?

At the time I had just started working with Todd Herman in his 90 Day Year program. Todd not only guided me on WHAT I needed to focus on during that time, but even more importantly, HOW to work efficiently, effectively and productively – no matter what chaos is going on around.

I credit the behaviour Todd taught me to that launch success, and my entire work habits have been completely transformed this year from working with him.

He teaches how to work from our ‘Oww' or 'Wow' brain and this understanding has not only helped me achieve so much more, but more importantly for me, by working less. For me, with my background of Adrenal Fatigue, I am not willing to sacrifice my health for success as I see so many other ‘success stories’ doing – and so learning how to work SMART has been life changing for me.

2016 has seen me work with so much more EASE. I have so much focus. I work less hours than ever before. And as a result I have had so much productivity! (Let alone the income which has naturally followed)

And when chaos hits, as it has this week. Yes of course it has thrown me around, but knowing my priorities and my own most effective work habits has meant I've been able to keep the important pieces running and for the most part step back to take care of my husband.

If you struggle with overwhelm, prioritizing or productivity as an entrepreneur then I’d love to share with you Todd’s free training course. I am going to be working through it myself again in the next few weeks and would love to offer you the chance to do so as well for free.

Listen and learn his methods for free here >>

 
 
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3 Ways To Get Your Spark Back When Nothing's Going Right

3 Ways to Get your Spark Back

“I feel like I’m putting myself out there. I’m doing talks on Health & Wellbeing at the gym, and I’m posting on Facebook, but it just doesn’t seem to be going to that next level. I want to be getting paying clients.”

“I feel frustrated because, I’ve been putting in a lot of effort it seems and I’m not getting results.”

“Where am I going wrong? I know my stuff. I feel I should be way more ahead than I am.”

Sound familiar? Not only do I hear this often from new Health Coaches in my UPswing Mastermind, but I went through this exact scenario myself when I was starting out.

Let me offer some relief by saying, it is absolutely normal to be feeling frustrated when you’re not getting the results you hoped for – your inner child IS going to start getting stroppy and grumpy if you’re giving, giving, giving and not getting.

Vibration is everything. And it’s hard to keep that stamina and that excitement if we’re not getting rewards back. Little inner child’s going to start getting stroppy and grumpy if you’re giving, giving, giving and not getting.

A large amount of what I’ve learned around feminine energy, is that as women the reason we are getting burnt out is because we do just give, give, give and we don’t get anything back. That’s because we’re not asking or we don’t know to ask, or we don’t think it’s okay to ask.

By asking, I mean, when we’re putting ourselves out there, we need to be asking for the sale. I cover this in detail in my Mastermind – how to sell soulfully without being ‘salesy’.

In business we DO have to ask. It’s something that I had to work on as a woman, and something I encourage all of my new Health Coaches to do, too.

It’s the reason salesmen make a lot of money.

In my own business, for example, maybe one or two people have emailed me in maybe the last 4 years and asked me about one on one coaching. People don’t come to me;  I go to them.

When I think back to a time when my one on one clients were up to 25 at a time – fully booked –there is only a handful of people who came to me.

We do have to be the ones asking for the sale; asking people to work with us. Sometimes that needs to be a bit ‘pushier’ than we feel comfortable with, but we’re in business and this is the biggest issue I see in the online community, too.

So, it’s normal to get frustrated when you’re not getting results. That frustrated place, though, is not a really high vibe energy to go out and get clients.

 

 

You need to find that thing that’s going to get your spark back. It’s common sense that the person who is excited and out there with passion and wanting to share their message and says, “I’m going to create a video for my ideal clients”, and “I’m going to get out and give a talk” and “Hey you guys, seriously, you need to buy my program because I want you to have what I’ve got because I’ve learnt…” is going to sell over someone who’s feeling like, “People just don’t want to buy – I’m not going to put that up in my FB group because no-one’s going to want to hear from me.”

It’s obvious which one is going to sell, right? But when we’re in it it’s hard.

The key is we need to find in ourselves what’s going to get us back into our high vibe place – what’s going to spark us; what’s going to excite us?

And then choose to get back on the horse. You need to be in that energy to go out there and get visible. First, though, you need to reset.

What would it take for you to reset?

Here are my 3 Ways To Get Your Spark Back When Nothing's Going Right:

 

1.     START WITH SELF-COMPASSION

Acknowledge to yourself that this is part of being an entrepreneur, and that there’s nothing wrong with being in the space you’re in AT ALL.  It’s going to happen time and time again throughout your time in business – even when your business grows. You’re going to launch, put all this effort in…and no one buys. And you don’t know why and you get knocked off the horse. Or you’ve got clients and then someone stops paying. And then you get knocked off.

Compassion has a frequency that heals. Sometimes we feel that we have to be positive, positive, positive all the time and not experience any negativity. Sometimes you have to give compassion for the negative space you’re in. Sometimes what happens is we beat ourselves up because we think we’re wrong for feeling like this and then we end up in a downward spiral. It’s important to acknowledge that you’re not wrong - and then make the choice to come back.

 

2.     CONNECT WITH YOUR MOTIVATOR

People tend to be motivated by one of 4 things – we have elements of all four, but one will be dominant.

My friend Robyn Jackson Brooks is an expert in the field of these 'Will Drivers' - aka what motivates us and shares he signature tips with us.

She advises: ask yourself this question to find out which is your dominant motivator, ‘Why is building this business so important for me?’

(i)              Autonomy – wanting freedom. It would be more important to this person that they work on their own schedule; that they are not told what to do by a boss. Most freedom people want to be by themselves, not in a group like a mastermind.

(ii)            Mastery – wanting to master things. A lot of people would come to a mastermind for mastery; wanting to learn from the best. They have questions like, how can I improve this? and how can I build my business? how can I get better at this?

If you resonate with the Mastery motivator, you might like to read Ash’s story, “To Be The Best You Have to Learn From The Best” over at my blog. 

(iii)           Purpose – wanting to connect with the big reason you’re doing what you do. You may say, I don’t care if I’m getting paid, what’s the impact it’s having?

(iv)           Connection – wanting belonging. This person is motivated by how they are perceived by the people close to them, not people they don’t know. This holds a lot of businesses back because we’re worried about what others think.

Connecting to your motivator will direct you to what lights you up about being in this business.

You are not wrong, by the way, if you don’t have Purpose as your motivator – if you’re not purely in it to be Mother Theresa, but you’re in it because you want to have a killer blog and you love talking about health and you want to master that (Mastery). Of course you’re still helping people.

Maybe it is more about ‘all I care about is how I help people’. There’s no right or wrong here.

Once you have identified your motivator, it’s about coming back to that every day and asking, “How can I help people today?”

It might be as simple as I need to go for a run, or I need to walk away for a week – feeling like you have the freedom again.

What would it be for you to get excited again?

 

3.     TURN YOUR BELIEFS AROUND

Picture a film projector. There’s a piece of film in the front of the projector, with light coming through the film and projecting a movie onto a white wall. That film is the beliefs that we have going on at any given moment.

So the light (which is actually your inner light that shines from you) is being shone through that film and it’s getting tainted by your beliefs – even if you’re coming up with mantras like, ‘I desire 5 clients’, etc.

What you’re projecting through the film is, ‘No-one wants to buy’,  ‘I’m probably being annoying’, ‘it’s not working’, whatever it might be. No matter what the intention is behind, it you’re projecting what’s on the film.

The good thing is you can change what’s on the film.

The realignment that needs to happen is, ‘I’m going to act as if everyone wants to buy’ or ‘I’m going to set up a workshop because there are 10 people out there who would love to come and hear what I have to say, and there’ll be a couple of people in there who’d love to work with me and have the lifestyle I have’.

When you are coming from that place with your film, you’ll see a change.

I’d love to hear from you if there’s anything you have tried that got you back on the horse when you weren’t getting results as you grow your Health Coaching business. Or if one of the 3 ways above has worked for you and what results you got from it. Let me know in the comments.

 
 
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Here’s what unfolded for me

Here's what unfolded for me

 

After my beautiful breathe out of 2015 into the ocean that divine Sunday in mid-December, something intriguing bubbled up…    

I remembered a trip I took to Burleigh Heads last year. There was a split intent for that week – on one hand I needed time and space to complete a brand new webinar that I was excited to be putting together. 

On the other hand I was going through a period of deep internal healing and needed to honour that with space and support for my body and spirit (because this internal healing work is such an integral part of my business growth).

A week in Burleigh at a luxury oceanfront apartment seemed to tick both boxes.

And while I got almost the whole webinar project finished - ready to hit send to the world - the truth was that my body wanted more time and space to complete the healing process first.

There was more than one time that week that I caught myself almost scolding my body “What bad timing, this work can’t wait…”

I stopped myself there.

OMG – who’s deadline was I playing to?

I have no boss!

I create my own rules!

I run my business how I feel….

And the truth was – I wasn’t feeling it!

Call it a ‘gut feel’, call it ‘intuition’ or simply call it ‘putting my body first’.

Either way – I had the choice!

I had the CHOICE and the power to create life, based on the needs of my body. How super awesome is that?!

I sent my team an email telling them that things were going on hold, shut my 20 browser tabs down one by one and did absolutely nothing for the next 4 days! (and not a lot the week after either to be honest)

BLISS!!

FREEDOM!!

It is all too common in today’s ‘new age’ way of running a business to talk about ‘following your truth’ or ‘working with ease’, but learning to truly live from that place is a journey.  

Because I decided to hold off on launching my new project for a few more weeks, it created space for me to birth the idea of documenting the journey of the ladies in my UPswing Mastermind program, which led to the ‘Behind the Scenes’ series I have now filmed. 

 

 

Through my own business journey I have learnt to put me and my health first (even if sometimes it takes me a few days to catch myself when I forget) and as with everything else I have learnt along my path so far, I love nothing more than passing my lessons on to others.

The ‘Behind the Scenes of UPswing Mastermind’ series is HERE. There are 14 ladies who took part in these interviews - they all have such different stories - so do browse through to find the journey that most speaks to you. 

I invite you to grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy!

 
 
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My big breathe out process

My big breathe out process

 

Just before I wrapped up for the year I spent a divine Sunday with one of my mentors, Rebecca Campbell, at her Spirited Urban Retreat. 

Perched right on the beach, there was really nothing Urban about it, but it symbolized leaving our lives behind us to experience a BIG breathe out of a day to release 2015 straight into the waves ahead of us. 

For many of us, 2015 was not an ‘easy’ year, but one of immense growth (it certainly was for me), and I knew it was important to take space to release that. 

While I did this process mid-December (on the new moon) and then prepared to take some quality time off, I know that many of you will choose the start of 2016 to release and ‘complete’ 2015.

I wanted to pass on my version of the process, so that you too can bring closure and gratitude to 2015, then have a big breathe out and a pause before welcoming 2016.

 

 

You’ll want to grab a journal and a candle.

You’ll also need about 30 minutes to take time to get into your heart – ask your body what it needs and be led intuitively – dance, meditate, stretch…

Light your candle and ask to be connected to your heart (not your head) and start answering the following questions in your journal:

Let your pen guide you and don’t judge the answers, just let it all out onto the page.

Q1. What am I most grateful for from 2015?

Q2. What has expired in my life now?

Q3. What’s no longer in alignment in my life?

Q4. What’s rising in me now?

Wrap this up with another mini-meditation and release the process for a few days.

Please be kind to yourself as you allow 2015 to fall off you in the coming days (there’s no rush here. We’re not ‘cutting off’ 2015. We’re releasing it gently. It served us well). 

During this time you might take some time to connect with family and friends; to really prioritise joy, fun and self-care. 

When you’re ready, I’d love to share what came after my big breathe out.