Monday 30 November 2015

How To Create The Work You Love - Shaa Wasmund

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 For many years, I ran the type of business I thought I was ‘supposed’ to … you know, the one with investors, board directors, 50 page business plans … Now don’t get me wrong, there was much about that business that I loved, but also a lot that I didn’t. I was building a business based on what I thought I ‘should’ be doing.

Growing up the way I did, stability and financial security were paramount to me. I thought the only way I could create that was by building what I thought was a ‘proper’ business. I needed an office, staff, investment, a full time FD, share options, the whole 9 yards.
I believed that if I did this, everything would work out just the way I wanted it to.

For a while, at least on the surface, this was true. I had the material trappings that most people associate with ‘success’. Beautiful homes, fabulous holidays, and all the MacBooks a girl could wish for, but there was so much more missing.

The joy from waking up every day totally loving what you do.  Being on purpose. Being in flow. Being able to truly tread your own path.

I know it’s easy to say when you have enough, but money really is just a small part of real success.

I’m pleased to say I not only found a way to create the work I truly love, but I’m doing it each and every day … and making more money than ever before.

Is that really possible?

Yes, it is and this is how you can make it happen it too ….

1. Believe it can. 

I know this might sound trite to some of you, but if you don’t believe it can happen, I can guarantee you it won’t. Lots of people call this a ‘soft skill’, in my experience, our minds are actually the hardest skill to master.

2. Get really, really honest with yourself. 

Don’t limit what you want to do or how you want to do it by other people’s limitations. This is your life, not theirs. For way too long, I lived my life according not only to what other people thought I should do, but what I thought I should do … which was quite different to what I really wanted to do! We have one life, surely it’s time to live it fully? Dream big, plan well, work hard …

3. Learn to say no.

Stop saying yes to things you don’t want to do so you have more time to say yes to the things that really count. Like doing the work you love.

4. Find your flow.

Think about what you do now, then think about all the things you’ve done in the past … what part of all that work, of all your experience and all you expertise truly sets your soul on fire? That’s where you  find you flow. That’s where your genius lies.

5. Now find a way to monetise it.

Think you can’t? Think again. There people out there making $1m a year from a site dedicate to green smoothies (and it’s the bomb) there are other’s making $50,000 in online fitness membership courses, not to mention the photographers making 5 figures a month teaching regular people just like you and me to take better photos … if you’re passionate about it, if you’re in your flow, doing work you truly love, you CAN and WILL make the money you need too.

6. Don’t let others try to put you off.

There will be plenty of people who will tell you not to even try. They will want you to stay in your comfort zone, doing the things that you do now, doing what they know. The thought of you truly pursuing your dreams will take them out of their comfort zone, not because they don’t love you, but because it scares them. That’s OK. Just remember, in this world, we regret far more what we didn’t do than what we did. When it comes to creating the work you love … Regret always weighs more than fear.

7. Start.

Now. You don’t have to jump ship altogether in one go, but stop procrastinating. Get on with it. What could you start doing now that would pave the way to creating the work you truly love? I started the beginning of 2014 by talking on stage with Brendon Burchard, that one talk led to my first workshop, then my second … and as they say, the rest is history!

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Old Chinese Proverb

I’d love to know what work you’d truly love to create ….

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Monday 23 November 2015

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The Landmark Forum

Here is a brief overview of a great course I participated in years ago - The Landmark Forum.

I did a few of their courses at the time, and found them to be of real benefit, so thought I would share some information here on what the course provides (taken for their website) in case it may be of benefit to you in any way.  Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have.


The Landmark Forum

The Landmark Forum, our flagship program, is designed to bring about positive, permanent shifts in the quality of your life—in just three days. You’ll experience a new and unique kind of freedom, effectiveness, and power—the freedom to be at ease in any circumstance, a new effectiveness in areas that really matter to you, and the power to make what you’re committed to into a reality. In those areas of life that are most important to you—the quality of your relationships, your personal productivity, the difference you’re out to make, the degree to which you enjoy your life, and more—you’ll experience benefits both practical and profound that continue to expand and unfold over time.

The Landmark Forum: What’s in It for You

Bring about positive and permanent shifts in the quality of your life, and create power, freedom, full self-expression and peace of mind for your future.

The Landmark Forum is specifically designed to bring about positive and permanent shifts in the quality of your life. These shifts are the direct cause for a new and unique kind of freedom and power—the freedom to be absolutely at ease no matter what the circumstance; the power to be in action effectively in those areas that are important to you.

94% of participants say that The Landmark Forum made a profound, lasting difference in the way they lived their lives. They report major positive results in:
  • The quality of their relationships
  • The confidence with which they conduct their lives
  • The level of their personal productivity
  • The experience of the difference they make
  • The degree to which they enjoy their lives
See independent research and what people say.

Find out about transformative learning and Landmark’s breakthrough technology.

The Landmark Forum: How It Works

The Landmark Forum is designed to bring about a transformation in what is possible in people's lives. Grounded in a model of transformative learning, it gives participants an awareness of the basic structures in which we know, think, and act in the world. From that awareness comes a fundamental shift that leaves us more fully in accord with our own possibilities and those of others. This shift is not a one-time event, but an ongoing access to a previously untapped dimension of effectiveness and creativity.

The Landmark Forum offers a practical methodology for producing breakthroughs—achievements that are extraordinary, outside the limits of what’s already predictable, attainable, or known. Participants find themselves able to think and act beyond existing views and limits—in their personal and professional lives, relationships, and wider communities of interest. Read the course syllabus for a day-by-day description.

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Thursday 19 November 2015

6 Ways To Be Happier Today

6 Ways to Be Happier Today

Here’s something you are probably relieved to hear:

I’m not always the zealous, go-getting entrepreneur you see on the internet.

Like everyone else, I have my bad days too.

We all have these moments, but it’s how we get through them that matters.

So here’s the good news: even on bad says you have the power to influence – I might even venture to say control – your mood or the course of how your day will go.

You play an active role in your own happiness – that includes good moods, great days and celebratory moments.

All things happiness are yours for the taking.

I’ve got the how on this whole “take your happiness into your own hands” deal:
  1. Take a gratitude inventory – No, not counting every granule of sugar in the jar. Rather, I am talking about taking inventory of our lives. Misery often comes from the comparison of where we feel we should be in life versus where we are. Instead of lamenting where you think you should be, take the time to take inventory of where you are and what you have accomplished – you may very well surprise yourself.
  2. Make time for yourself – Kids running about, house a mess and everything is chaos; who has time for “me” time? That’s often how I feel, but EVERYONE needs time off… even you! Whether it is catching up on a show or just some meditation, maybe even taking time for an online course, calendar in time for yourself. Pick something you love to do… and just do it!
  3. Get organized – “Oh, but you just said to relax!” Organization doesn’t have to mean spring cleaning your entire home. An organized space (kitchen, office, living, digital files, doesn’t matter) allows you to set things up “your way”, you don’t have to think about where to find anything or where you last put those brainstorming notes you jotted down brilliant ideas on… It is sooooo satisfying, I promise!
  4. Take one step towards your dream – You’ve had an idea, an idea for a book, a business or something you’ve been wanting to do for a while. Phenomenal! Take one step towards that every day. It does not matter how small or big – just take the first step. Money or time an issue? Set aside small increments of time to start taking steps towards said dream; if money is in your way, abuse those free resources you’ll find all over the web.
  5. Mix things up – A routine is great but it can also dig a nice little chasm for you if you let it. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top (although I would encourage this if you’re excited about something). Take a different route to work, add a new activity to your morning routine, try a new food – just do something different. Monotony can make even the most innovative people shut down their creative & energetic paradise. You don’t have to stick with small shake-ups either, but it’s also an easy way to get started.
  6. Talk to yourself – Really. Check in with yourself. Let’s return back to my original point: happiness is in the hand of the seeker. Put simply, you are the one that is in charge of your happiness and looking inside of yourself and finding answers. Take the time and really dig down for answers. Journal. Ask yourself “what would make me happier today?” Meditate. However you communicate with yourself, don’t ignore that little voice that responds.

No matter how you feel and how insurmountable the uphill climb looks – you’ve got this.

Start with one step – any of the above or even something you’ve thought of yourself, it doesn’t matter. With every step, you master the art of being the creator of your happiness.

There’s no time like the present to start.

Starting now – I’ll even just say starting today – what are you going to be the boss of your own joy?


Sunday 15 November 2015


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Personal Development - Definition
Personal Development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. Not limited to self-help, the concept involves formal and informal activities for developing others in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, life coach or mentor. When personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organisations.

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Life Coaching - Definition

Life Coaching is the ​activity of helping ​clients decide what they want in their ​lives and how to ​achieve it: Life ​coaching is about looking ​forward, rather than looking into your past for ​solutions to problems.

3 #personaldevelopment Books That Changed My Life - Brian Tracy

Just doing some research on some books to get you started in this area, and for myself.  Let me know if you have any top tips for personal development books or life coaching books and I will check them out.  I'm currently reading the 3rd book Brian mentions:

Here's some links if you'd like to read more or buy a copy of the books Brian mentions:

Sunday 1 November 2015


Welcome to my blog on Personal Development, Life Coaching, and basically anything and everything I think might be of use to help you realise your potential and make yourself happy, whether that's personally, professionally, nutritionally or all of the above!