How can you make 2016 the best year ever?

How can you make 2016 the best year ever?

I disappeared for a while as I decided to move out of my apartment due to toxic EMF (Electro Magnetic Frequency) effects on my health. (Cellphone tower only 60ft from my apartment…) So, I’m now travelling around the Southwest of the USA and spending time with clients and friends.  It’s funny because it is really making me run my business in a super fluid, feminine way, not having a routine or normal structure to rest on in my home/office. And I’m having such a blast with the women that I’m staying with.  Such sweetness, feminine hospitality and fun we are having! It has certainly given me pause to look back on 2015 and view it from a different vantage point. What do you see when you look back at your 2015? Have you got the level of success that you planned for? Did you plan at all, really? What do you need to improve on? Are you living on purpose? What is the single biggest challenge you are having in your business that you’d like solved right now? Well, here I am sitting in Austin, TX at Zhi Tea which I started with it’s Co-Founder in 2007 feeling so much gratitude for my clients, my friends, my new business associates and emerging JV partnerships. 2015 has been a whirlwind year of starting up a new phase of my business, Feminine Success, landing in the Bay Area and starting two new programs. I did close to 50 talks this year to over 1800 women and I’ve been working with some of the worlds top coaches and mentors and engaging the best clients... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 7 – Product

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 7 – Product

Step #7 – Product This step is all about your product or service and how to market and sell them! So, what is it that you are offering your peeps?   Is it your time as a practitioner or therapist?  Is it a membership site that you fill with all sorts of great content?  Is it a great workshop or retreat?   Is it a product or a bunch of products?  Is it a mixture of all of the above? Now, we need to go back to the Purpose step to see who your peeps are and in which environment you most want to be with them.  Remember when I asked the question “What is the juiciest environment in which you’d LOVE to work?”   Simple, but super essential and powerful step. If you can dream it, you can do it ~  Walt Disney Once you’ve worked this out (Through knowing your Purpose and your People) then we have to talk about what you are going to do with them. One key is to find out from them what they want to know about, what their main pain points are in their life and how they like to learn.  Another key is what do YOU like to do.  How do you most enjoy sharing your awesome gifts with your people?  Simple enough. What if I told you that you can do pretty much anything with them.  Yep, do exactly what you want, in the way that you want, with the people that you want to work with! Here are a few ways you can market to and find your people: Speaking:  One of my... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 6 – Performance

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 6 – Performance

Step #6 – Performance This is probably when you want to tune out of the 7 Steps to Feminine Success!  Performance sounds *very* dull! But, what if you knew how to structure yourself for success? What if you knew how to get time back and time work for you? What if you knew how to create containers that structure your goals, you to-do’s AND self-care? What if goal setting was made really easy? What if you could become more successful by working 12 days…….per month! In my world, these are the essence of how to get to high performance in your feminine business. Getting to high performance in a feminine-based business requires 3 things.  You need to understand: Structure Flow Time I had a mentor once who totally re-framed my thinking around time in my business.  She made me realize that I had been viewing time in a limited and linear way, and that because of this I was actually LESS efficient than if I understood that I could decide how much I want to work, how many hours, how many days/week or month and that by me deciding how I was going to structure my time, I was going to be more efficient and more successful. …and part of this is planning your self-care and pleasure time! Well I ran with this idea and am currently working a 16 day/month business working model…and I tripled my income in the first 6 months of this year!  How does that sound to you?  Exciting…. crazy….impossible?  This has lead me to greater (financial) success and it is certainly helping keeping my... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 5 – Presence

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 5 – Presence

Step #5 – Presence I know what it feels like when I meet somebody who has a strong ‘presence‘ about them.  When I do, I find them truly compelling, their words seem more meaningful and I sense that they are passing something to me…beyond their words. What is presence and why is this important in business? So, I use the word presence in two ways: How To Be Present How To Bring Your Presence Now, they go together, but understanding the distinction is also important. And, in a woman’s body and woman’s life this has A LOT to do with Pleasure! 1. What does being present really mean? Ram Dass wrote his famous book “Be Here Now” and Eckhart Tolle wrote his book called “The Power of Now”.  But this concept has been the very veins that have run through all spiritual teachings for thousands of years. It is as simple as keeping focused on now and not worrying about the past or what the future holds;  and it is as difficult as keeping focused on now and not worrying about the past or what the future holds! …and this is why spiritual teachers can base their entire discourse on this one thing!    Just freaking being present!   Not being able to do this is at the heart of the human condition and is at the heart of true mastery over yourself, your life and your success. Being present enables me to stay focused, alive and nimble on my feet as an entrepreneur.  I know for myself that if I drift and go down the track of bemoaning mistakes I’ve... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 4 – Prosperity

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 4 – Prosperity

Step #4 – Prosperity Next step, Prosperity.   Well doh, of course prosperity is one of the keys to feminine success! What does it mean to prosper? “Pro-Spere” in latin means: Hopeful and full of possibility; Success and Thriving Having come from a long term corporate background in Australia as a commercial designer, I know all about those models that we all grew up with.  You know, go to college, get a great education, then, get a job!   And jobs I got.  Great ones actually.  I loved working for the top five architectural firms in the country and working on projects for the biggest telecoms, banks, attorneys and accounts.   It was super cool to have $M1 to spend on each floor of an office building (that would be $M2 now!).  It was great to project manage such large and important projects and people. Now in this job model, you get a great job, you work hard, you get promoted, you climb the corporate ladder, and along the way you get paid more and more.  Or you move from job to job to up-leveling yourself and getting paid more and more.  I did that.  I’d “promote” myself into a new job at a new firm every few years.  Every single time I negotiated a newer, better, more highly paid contract. And after 13 years of doing this I became a consultant to the same firms…and got paid even more to do the same thing that I was employed full-time to do!  How awesome is that….I could smell the freedom.  I now worked for myself.  I got paid a lot more per... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 3 – Polarity

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 3 – Polarity

Step #3 – Polarity Do you want to know the secret sauce to your success?  It is understanding the nature of polarity!  Understanding Polarity is about understanding life!   Life is all about pairs of opposites – Hot-Cold, Light-Dark,  Doing-Being,  Giving-Receiving, Acting-Waiting, In-breath-Out-breath. Another way to talk about polarity is to understand the nature of Masculine and Feminine. Now in high school I used to totally love biology classes.   Here my teacher would show us films of cell division.  Yes, cell division.  It showed how when a sperm met an ovum there was magic that would happen as the cell would divide and start this incredibly creative process toward becoming a fetus, then a baby, then a human being. Now, what I saw was how polarity and life worked. The sperm and ovum would come together, merge and then divide and pull apart and create this awesome tension and power.  Then they were ineluctably pulled back together again to do their dancy ju ju thing again;  again the cell would divide, pull apart and separate.  Wow!  Like wow!  This inscribed something super powerful in my consciousness as a young woman. The power of polarity and it’s role in creating and bringing life and power to things. Now, the subject of polarity is super important to me.  When I went through my bankruptcy and was left with nothing, I found myself facing the reality that I’d done my life until that point from “man-mode” most of the time.  Yes, it had afforded me great success.  I was paid very well for knowing how to “get s#!t done”, but at what... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 2 – Personal Brand

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 2 – Personal Brand

Step #2 – Personal Brand Personal branding is the practice of you marketing yourself and your career as brands.   The personal branding concept suggests that success comes from self-packaging. Personal branding, self-positioning and all individual branding concepts by whatever name, were first introduced in 1937 in the book “Think And Grow Rich”  by Napoleon Hill. The term, however, is thought to have been first used and discussed in a 1997 article called “The Brand Called You” by Tom Peters. “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” ~ Tom Peters I’ve always loved Tom Peters.  I read his book “In Search Of Excellence” when I was a young corporate woman in Australia.  His message of excellence is still how I seek to run my businesses and be for my clients. Personal branding is essentially the ongoing process of establishing who you are, your skills and your strengths and then being very consistent in your delivery of them into the world. What then,  is YOUR Personal Brand? “A good personal brand combines both strength and warmth.” ~  Ellen Looyen Ellen Looyen is a global personal branding specialist.  In her book “Branded for Life”,  she tells a story of two corporate executives and how they came to define their personal brand. Strength and warmth, a combination of seeming opposites, a divine marriage between things that don’t seem to mix.  This... read more
The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 1 – Purpose

The Seven Steps To Feminine Success – Step 1 – Purpose

I’m going to undergo a series called The 7 Steps To Feminine Success. Step #1 – What Is Your Purpose? What is your calling on the planet right now?  Our sense of purpose, true purpose is driven from deep inner forces and motivations. Our real sense of purpose, then,  can only be found when other things are stripped away.  Things such as beliefs, conditioning and values that are not really ours anymore.  Things that we’ve picked up along the way through a childhood immersed in our families values and conditioning, and our social,  economic and education background that shaped how we thought. We went to college to learn to shape our minds, but is this really how you ended up thinking?  College should be teaching you HOW to think, not WHAT to think.   A learning of HOW to think is a priceless thing that we all need to navigate life from.  But if you simply buy into what you are told then you are not creatively thinking or assessing life and decisions around you from a standpoint of awakened awareness. Questioning the very nature of your mind needs to happen to achieve freedom. You need to be asking questions like:   Do I really believe this or did this come from somebody, something or somewhere else?   What do I want, really want?  Why am I here?  What is my purpose? Human beings were known by Rudolph Steiner as Homo Angelicus – the human angel, otherwise know as the angels of choice.    CHOICE is as essential to the human experience as you can get.   This is because with choice comes freedom….the real thing; inner... read more
The Secret Connection Between Your Feminine And Your Success

The Secret Connection Between Your Feminine And Your Success

The biggest challenge many professional women have today is that they are overwhelmed, exhausted and they feel sexually blocked or locked down. They wear too many hats and they are juggling too many balls. They are mothers, wives, lovers, business owners, corporate executives…and down they spin, more exhausted, less energy, less desire. And they are not getting the results that they want in their work or their relationships and worst of all, they are not living their life purpose. What is happening here? How did this happen? How did we women who were supposed to be “emancipated” by the sexual revolution of the 60’s end up like this? I don’t think that this is what we expected to happen, that “equality” would lead to exhaustion and shut down on so many levels. It’s been my observation after 20 years of doing self development work with professional women that they have become so exhausted and sexually locked down because they are stuck in what I call “masculine-mode”. They either don’t realize this, or don’t know what it really feels like to be in their feminine power any more or indeed, how to swing the pendulum back in that direction when they want to. At the very least it leads to exhaustion and sexual lock down. At its worst, uterine cancer, ovarian cysts, vaginal prolapse, just to name a few of the “female” diseases that are reaching epidemic proportions in our lives today. We all have masculine and feminine forces inside of us. When I speak of masculine-feminine I’m not referring to male-female nor man-woman. I’m speaking of inner forces. e.g.... read more