When was the last time you allowed yourself to dream?

Can you remember the last time you made a decision?

On a scale of 1 - 10 how daring are you? How comfortable are you with the uncomfortable?

In today’s blog I share with you the “3 D's to Your Confidence”, Dare, Decide, Dream.

Have you ever felt there needs to be more to life?

Have you ever wanted to do something, however, something is holding you back?

Are you waiting for more confidence or for things to be right?

In today’s blog I share with you the “3 C’s to Your Confidence”, Change, Commitment, Celebration.

In today’s blog, I will share with you the “3B’s To Your Confidence” - Believe, Brave and Bold.

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you wanted to believe in yourself more?

Have you ever wanted to be brave and just go for it?

Can you remember the last time you were truly bold in life? Have you ever heard the quote - “Bring your “A” game”?

Have you ever heard the quote - “Bring your “A” game”?

In todays blog, I share the meaning behind the quote - “Bring your A Game” and how it relates to your confidence.

I arrive in Perth and I am greeted by my wonderful daughter in law. “Sandy” I hear from afar and there she is striding towards me with a beaming smile. My heart jumps and in that moment I know i am where I need to be.

We make our way to the car chatting with every stride. It has been a while since we were together and we have the next week to catch up, however our conversation flows and my heart warms.

It is during this conversation as we travel home, I hear myself saying “ I am good enough” and that my belief in this is something that even up until now is a work in progress, it has been the most difficult part of my transformation.

Have you ever planned your day and been pulled off the path?

Do you set sail and then get taken off course?

Do you find yourself being reactive and feeling disappointed with the result?

Have you ever felt angry, hurt and disappointed?

Have you noticed that these feelings can hang around for days, even weeks.

Have you noticed how your body reacts to these feelings?

Does your back get sore?

Do your knees feel stiff?

Being a business leader or entrepreneur is a lonely road. 

Have you ever felt like your path is foggy or have you been puzzled? 

Do you procrastinate as a result of this behaviour?

Have you missed an opportunity because you were slow to act?

If there is one thing I have learnt during my time as a coach, it is who I think I am shapes my experiences and my result in life. 

Over time my thinking has shifted to positivity and what has come with this is a belief that I am greater than any challenge that comes my way.

4 Tips To Getting Back Up

Hurt, disappointment, loss ,it affects us all and it takes it’s toll on our self esteem. The cruel words, the harsh tone of the communication, we’ve all experienced it at some stage.

When this occurs we sometimes have a tendency to sit in the victim bucket. Whether this is due to the surprise of the behaviour of the other person or the truth we apply in the moment of the altercation.

Your Focus … Has Value

Have you ever been running late and you get all the red lights and the traffic seems to be moving at a snails pace?

I know I have.

Ausmumpreneur... My experience

My business Stairway 2 Dreams was recently selected as a finalist in the Ausmumpreneur Business awards. Wow what an experience. 

In my blog today I want to share with you a little of the process and what to expect if you too would like to enter these awards. It all starts with the humbling experience of having your business being nominated by one of your raving fans.

The email appeared in my inbox and I thought wow, who did this. A little detective work soon found the lovely lady - Mrs Serena Ryan from Serena Dot Ryan. Thank you.

Judgement, we all do it and we all receive it. It comes in many forms and from many people. The comments can be sharp, brutal and extremely hurtful.

Can you remember a time when you felt judged?

In todays blog I will share with you 3 questions to ask yourself that will have you wearing your oil and embracing reject or accept.

Awareness … a key to change

If you were to rate your awareness between zero to ten, how will you fare?

In my blog today I want to share with you the need to build awareness of where you are now and why it is a key to creating any form of change.

Imagine walking into your work space today and your desk is scattered with yesterday’s notes, a dirty coffee mug or a pile of things to do. Oh boy the cloud is thick, it’s heavy.

What do you see?
How do you react?
Do you want to run or do you let out a sigh?

Most of us have experienced an environment like this before and it is not inviting let alone motivating. When this occurred for me I would feel like I was marking time, it looked like it did when I left last evening, hence what did I achieve yesterday.

A young lady lies on her bed, her heart broken, her mind racing and a tear stained pillow slip. A smile that has disappeared and been replaced by a dull face full of self doubt. I gently lean over and share with this beautiful young lady how important she is to my world and the special things she offers me as a close friend, a member of my inner circle. Only to hear her say “If only, I believed it”.

4 steps I use to brighten my darkest hours……

I often share with my clients a time in life where I felt like I was the only one here……”Yes” a time of emptiness and loneliness. This period is approximately 4 years ago, when I was experiencing a lot of stress and conflict in my life.

In this period I had a family, a career and a partner who loved me. Many would say “You have it all, what was wrong with you?” At the time I did not know, I just felt an overwhelming sense of emptiness and loneliness. It was busy, demanding, dark, cold and heavy. At the time I thought is was living.

Many of my clients share with me that they want to feel happier and smile more.

In this blog I will share with you the art of a smile and how as I move about in my networking circles I am often fondly referred to as “Happy Jack” the lady that is always smiling.

I believe that I am responsible for my smile and that empowers me to wear it.

Overtime I have learnt that society teaches us that we have to give things reason or a label and whilst others may agree with this I choose not to.

Owning and wearing my smile is my way of rebelling this B.S. rule.

Many clients come to me and they want to be more confident. Your confidence is closer than you think.

In this blog I want to share with you 7 tips for building and maintaining confidence and how you can access more confidence.

Confidence is an emotion and like other emotions we can choose to have it or not.

I have noticed it is harder to maintain our confidence especially when we are experiencing changes. Confidence is directly linked to your self esteem. How you feel about yourself. How you talk to yourself.

When we are going through change we may leave colleagues, friends or acquaintances behind and it is often these people who question our new choices and in fact dint our confidence.

One of my key learnings in 2016….

4 tips to being a parent, a mentor and a guide.

Acknowledging that I will always be a parent, a guide and an example to others is a lesson that I hold close to my heart. This lesson has changed the way in which I approach many situations.

These four tips to being a parent, a guide and a mentor have made significant changes in my life and I wanted to share them with you today so you to can use them and make similar changes in your life.

Many of you will be aware that I am a mum to four of the most beautiful inspiring young gentleman and this is where my learning came. My son was an important part of this learning and our relationship has flourished from this discovery. Like most relationships between two people, there can be the odd occasion where a miss understanding or difference of opinion may occur and this was the case for us.