Posts in Livelihood & Leadership
Three keys to finding your purpose

We hear a lot of talk about purpose: How you need to find your purpose, be on purpose, work and live with purpose. And I’m one of those people who talks about. Because it matters. It matters deeply.  But so many people walk through their lives with a greyness about them—no colour, like ghosts living in the machine of their life. 

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Behind my why (the real + raw story)

I’m so pleased you’re here. Let’s dive on in and get to know each other. I’ll go first. I’m going to share with you a personal story. But before I do, let me share why I’m here, and I’m going give it to you straight (because being real is my favourite super power).

Includes: Love Note Manifesto Download

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Time to reignite your career? Ten steps that matter

On any given day in your work life, there is a lot to focus on. Clients, meetings, deadlines, office politics, stress and anxiety, not to mention your boss, your team and just when do you get that coffee break?! It can be pretty overwhelming. So it’s not surprising that my research shows that 70% of women don’t have a career plan, and more than 48% of women are just completely winging it when it comes to what’s next for them work wise.

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How much is enough?

How much money is enough money? It’s a potentially game changing, life changing question. We work and grind in the never ending race to more.  Always wanting the next thing, bigger better faster infinity. But when was the last time you sat down and analysed your financial goals and what it is you’re earning your money for?

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Follow the breadcrumbs

A decade before I wrote my first book, I was walking around the streets of New York. I’d gotten lost in the back streets of SOHO and was meandering along my way when I came across a big bookstore. In the large window display were a whole range of books on how to be a non-fiction writer. At this stage I hadn’t even dreamt of writing a book. But something about this display intrigued me.

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Don’t hedge your bets

We get told this all the time: Hedge your bets. It goes right along with cover your bases, have a back up plan, and yes the good old one, cover your arse. By all means I agree you should have a Plan B. For sure. I have been known for having plans all the way to F as I am nothing if not pragmatic and a realist. You should design that Plan B, make sure it’s robust, and that those bases are indeed covered.

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Can you be vulnerable at work?

Seth Godin legendary business thought leader and major ruckus creator said this: “Everyone you interact with is changed forever. The only questions are, how will they be different, and how different will they be.” Think about how profound that statement is.

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Definitions of success

Take a look at your life. Your work. Your relationships. What is your definition of success? How does that definition drive your behaviours, your beliefs, your habits? What is it that you are working so very hard for? For money. For fame. For approval. For likes.

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Play to your strengths

We are neurologically wired to look for signs of danger. It makes sense, right? Our reptilian brain has been developed since the beginning of time to search for threats, and either deal with them or run away from them. It’s how we have survived as a human race.

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Why the world needs new leaders

There is a mountain of research revealing unequivocally that what people want from their leaders today is changing, and changing dramatically. And the good news is, women have never been better placed to lead, as we transition from an old style of leadership based on command and control, short term thinking and aggression, to one that is more in tune with feminine sensibilities of relating and empowering, sustainable thinking, and collaboration.

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Is it time to build your exit strategy?

You’re not alone if you head into work each day wanting more. More autonomy, more meaning, more flexibility, more say over what projects you take on, more fun and definitely more freedom. So many women are ready for something else. They’re ready to step into their own business.

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Go to the island. Burn the boats

How committed are you to your purpose? How excited are you to do your work in the world? How ready are you to step into your power, to be seen, to really do something meaningful?

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Make love your bottom line

Mother Teresa spread love everywhere she went. It was her mission on earth to look after and give love to those in the world who had been neglected, discarded, forgotten. Wanting nothing for herself, she simply wanted people to feel loved and cared for.

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You are not your numbers

You are not your numbers. Not the number on your pay check. Or the hourly rate you charge your clients. Not the number of followers you have on social media. Or the number of likes your posts get.

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Let passion and play ignite your possibilities

My client Mary was having a really hard time in her career. She knew that what she was doing wasn’t lighting her up, in fact she was pretty much hating it. She felt stuck, under utilised, and just plain bored.

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Is this success?

How do you define success? In this very moment, considering your work and career, would you call yourself successful? Whether you answered yes or no, what were the measurements that you used?

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What do you want to be known for?

Ask yourself this question: Is your personal brand taking you to the places you want to go in your career? How do people see you at work? Perhaps you have a reputation as the problem solverthe organizer or the deal maker – but is it serving you well?

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