39 – Discovering your voice with Jessi and Marie from North Star Messaging

From overburdened copywriters to full-blown messaging strategists, Jessi and Marie from North Star Messaging have completely transformed their business and made room for their unique personalities to shine.  They’ve honed in on their true purpose, and now they help other purpose-driven entrepreneurs do the same.

Their articles have also been published in The Huffington PostThrive Global and YFS Magazine. Together, they’ve helped entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and major universities discover, develop, and maintain a consistent brand voice. Today’s conversation with Jessi and Marie from North Star Messaging covers some really unique concepts and very practical ideas to grow your business, from content to messaging to becoming a thought leader!

 

  • Building a sustainable business through personality & positioning
  • Building the bridge between ideal client to what you want your message to be
  • How to discover your brand voice
  • Important things to consider when working as a partnership
  • How to deliver your brand voice through your content
  • How to set yourself a part & become unique in a flooded market
  • Defining what it means to be a thought leader
  • How to have influence in your field
  • Creating a copy writing character
  • Turning failure into opportunities
  • Pivot & microshifting to create business growth
  • Turning your personality + passion into strategic content that converts
  • How to never run out of content ideas in your business

To find out more about Jessi and Marie – you can head to their website –

www.northstarmessaging.com

Also please check out all these generous bonuses to get involved and find your brand voice!!

Copywriting Character Quiz: www.northstarmessaging.com/character
Thought Leaders Think Tank Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/betterwriting
Intentional Leaders Book Club: www.northstarmessaging.com/bookclub
Christine
xoxo

38 – Your ego is ruining everything!

How is your Ego showing up in your life and is it ruining your connections, relationships and further growth and success?

When we start to believe our own brilliance, greatness and genius it can often lead us down a dark path of satisfying the needs of our ego. So how do we stay on purpose, humble and present?

 

First step is always awareness! So we recognize the destructive and disruptive behaviours of our ego and it’s time to get that little MF in check.

1.Recognize, acknowledge and bring yourself back to the present moment.

2. Focus on the effort/ the work and internal satisfaction

Famous coach John Wooden’s advice: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

3. Change obsession to purpose

4. Allow the silence

5. Recognize when your pride has taken a hit and don’t hit back

6. Listen to your stories and bring yourself back to truth

7. Recognize that there is no growth when the ego is driving

8, We are always the student in life

9. Stop digging the hole and recognize the spiral.

 

 

 

LWYD Collective Event – May 16th – Brisbane

If you love what you do or are looking to find or transition in to doing what you love, then we are inviting you to a night of collaboration and connection for the first ever LWYD Collective meet up.
We believe that tribe and connection is EVERYTHING – especially when you’re chasing your dreams. Having people around you who get it, who encourage you and support you.

We want to connect with our local community of badass boss babes and make some magic happen! While there is no doubt we are all amazing individually, there is so much power in the collective. We have created this space for anyone looking to connect with some likeminded beautiful souls, share & collaborate in a totally relaxed environment.

Best of all it’s totally FREE with a focus on FUN. Cannot wait to connect with you all!

 

https://lwydcollectiveevent.eventbrite.com.au/

37 – Finding a Way with Sam Mutimer, Founder & Director of ThinkTank Social

Sam Mutimer, Founder and Director at ThinkTank Social and ThinkTank Scout

Founding the company in 2008 after selling advertising space on her broken leg via YouTube (yes, you read correctly!), Sam acts as both Director of Social Media and ‘Public Face’ for the brand. Coming from playing rugby for England, Sam’s true passion has been around healthy active lifestyle & how nutrition plays a strong role in enabling the body & mind to perform at its best! The agency has attracted my lifestyle & health/nutrition brands, due to this passion of hers. Her wealth of digital knowledge sees Sam invited to speak at countless digital/social media marketing events and, if you’re a regular watcher of Network 10’s ‘The Project’, you might see Sam providing a comment or two as the resident social media expert. As well as being a devoted mother to two boys, Sam loves her fitness & is a bit of a gym junkie – enjoying anything that raises her heart rate!
Today’s episode we talk all about:
  • Turning what could be a tragedy into a whole new life path
  • Having a Can Do attitude
  • Making mistakes to create success
  • Hiring for culture not skills
  • Loving sales and being passionate about what you sell
  • Being people centric
  • The power of thank you
  • Know your purpose with every decision
  • Social Media strategies – who are you and what do you stand for?
  • Understanding your clients
  • Reverse engineering your plans
  • Focusing on what’s relevant
  • What’s next for social media
  • The power of taking time out to refocus
  • Putting yourself in uncomfortable positions to take your growth further

The book Sam mentioned was The hard thing about hard things – Ben Horowitz

You can find out more about Sam Mutimer and Think Tank Social Here – https://www.thinktanksocial.com.au/

 

36 – Not everyone will support your dreams

Have you ever felt annoyed or frustrated because certain people are not supporting you or caring enough about your business dreams? I know I have, so I thought I’d cover a few things that might help you through this challenging time.

Such as:

  • How to deal with feedback
  • How to deal with family and friends not supporting your dreams
  • Are you waiting for permission?
  • Or is it the validation and recognition you want?
  • The importance of tribe

You’re invited:

LWYD Collective Event – Wednesday 16th May 6.30pm

If you love what you do or are looking to find or transition in to doing what you love, then we are inviting you to a night of collaboration and connection for the first ever LWYD Collective meet up.

We believe that tribe and connection is EVERYTHING – especially when you’re chasing your dreams.

Having people around you who get it, who encourage you and support you. We want to connect with our local community of badass boss babes and make some magic happen! While there is no doubt we are all amazing individually, there is so much power in the collective.

We have created this space for anyone looking to connect with some like-minded beautiful souls, share & collaborate in a totally relaxed environment.

Best of all it’s totally FREE with a focus on FUN.

Cannot wait to connect with you all!

All you have to do is RSVP your spot!

And if you haven’t joined our Private FB Group yet you can join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266746357174068/?ref=bookmarks

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE:

https://lwydcollectiveevent.eventbrite.com.au

xoxo

Christine

 

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35- Conscious Communications with Mary Shores, Award Winning Hay House Author, International Speaker & Entrepreneur

Mary Shores spends her career as an author, international speaker, and entrepreneur, generating positive and
pragmatic solutions for people who are freaking out. Mary blends personal experience with her extensive knowledge of neuroscience and human behavior to guide businesses and individuals to defeat the freak out and create their ideal life.

Mary’s success as a business owner and a human being is hinged on one vital concept: having absolute clarity about the outcome. As the CEO of a collection agency—a company I founded at just 24 years old—Found herself asking herself the question—what outcome do I really want? —She realized that it wasn’t “make a ton of money” or “be a hotshot.” All She wanted was for the next person she spoke with on the phone to be happier at the end of the call than they were at the start.

Author of the book – Conscious Communications -Step by step guide to harnessing the power of your words

We talk all about:

  • Harnessing the power of words for powerful communications
  • Using her Cleanse or Clog technique to make better decisions
  • Is your decision creating connections or driving a disconnection?
  • Identifying the core four aspects of your business to remove distractions and keep you on track
  • What’s the missing key to creating alignment
  • The way you talk about your goals will determine the outcome
  • Using affirmations as a self programming method
  • The value in making mistakes
  • Top advice for creating a sustainable business that can continue without you.
  • Having a mission to drive your business
  • Everything you say, do and choice you make every day is creating your results
  • How she got published with Hay House

You can connect with Mary here:

https://www.maryshores.com

https://www.facebook.com/shoresmary

https://www.instagram.com/mary_shores/

You can join Mary’s Facebook Group Here – Fearless Ambition

Here’s the free gift information: Mary’s currently offering a free download for the Conscious Communications Guidebook, a companion course for Conscious Communications, packed with over 35 pages of exercises to make Mary’s teachings even more real. Here’s the link for listeners: https://maryshores.com/guidebook

(Mary also spoke about the book – Choose Yourself – By James Altucher

Please enjoy the episode…

 

34 – I’m not a mind reader, neither are you

Today’s insight is all about clear communication.
So much hurt, pain and misunderstandings can be easily sorted out with better communication.
We often find ourselves making internal judgments, laying blame and expecting others to know how we think or feel, without considering how well we have communicated what we want from the other party.
 
Have you considered that it might be time to look at a better way to communicate?
If you have a partner, kids, boss, employees or family and friends, this is an episode for you.
I cover:
  • Effective and Clear communication
  • All forms of communication need to be considered
  • Know your outcome
  • Set an intention for how you want to behave or be perceived
  • Learn to acknowledge – most people want to feel understood
  • Benefit of the doubt
  • All anyone is ever looking for is love and to feel heard
  • Listening to understand not just to respond
  • Conscious choice to inflict pain or love – having empathy
  • Being present
  • Are you sending mixed messages to the universe

Have an amazing week!

With love,

33 – Finding your Y with Shar Moore, Ceo & Founder of Y Mag, International Mentor & Keynote Speaker, Author, Mum and Nani

Shar Moore, the YWoman herself…an International Award Winning Mentor, Keynote Speaker, Author, Mum and Nani, a purposeful driving force, talks today all about Y Mag, why it was created and why having a powerful why helps you achieve your success.
 We talk all about this and more:
  • How she went from broke to BMW
  • How she listened to her readers and went from digital to print (even when everyone else was telling her print was dead
  • How she uses her Bigger than Fear WHY to drive her to succeed
  • Why Shar started a magazine with no experience
  • Why you need to put the car in drive first
  • If you don’t know your WHY the what you do doesn’t matter
  • Follow you why and success will come when it’s meant to
  • Dealing with rejection
  • Without a mentor, you’re choosing the hard path
  • Trusting your intuition to create your success
  • The power of checking in with your goals & intentions
  • Self care just as important as setting goals
Sitting in her home office in late 2012, Shar Moore was frustrated, as she desperately craved for a Magazine that focused purely on stories of others who had walked her walk and could shine the light for her to follow. She was struggling to find the inspiration to keep going, as she had just endured her ‘Broke to BMW’ period in her Business, after being indirectly affected by the devastating Queensland Floods.
She yearned for stories of other women who had overcome adversity, found their purpose in life and found a way to turn their dreams into a reality. She knew it was possible, but needed written proof!
Yet what was to the point of overwhelm, was all the stories and features of celebrities, who lived surreal and sometimes false lives, skinny young models, wearing un-affordable fashion and secrets on the latest diet fad that was sure to make her look 21 again! At age 40 something, Shar was not impressed and certainly not drawn to parting with her cash, on something that was more than likely to going to make her feel worse, not better…
One of Shar’s favourite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi… ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world”. And she knew she had to do something.
So in February 2013, YMag was born online, bursting with stories of everyday women and men, living their true purpose in life and well Y not, Shar was the cover girl!
To find out more you can click the below links:
To buy Y Mag online
The book Shar talks about is called From Broke to BMW
And she also mentions Asana as an organisational tool.
Hope you enjoy today’s episode!!

32- The power of 90 days with Kirsten Morrison

Wow! Happy Easter? Where has this year gone?

At the beginning of the year, I sat down with Kirsten Morrison to talk about the power of creating a year of growth for yourself, and I thought what better way to reflect on the last three months than to touch base with her again and see how achieving our goals evolve as we evolve.

We touch on alot and have some great laughs talking about all this and more:

  • The power of a 90 day plan
  • How aligned and committed action can change your identity
  • Having self awareness when fear or perfectionism shows up
  • The power of social declaration
  • Your energy is a choice and your responsibility
  • How to raise your vibration
  • Finding a new truth for yourself and your path
  • Overcoming limiting beliefs through finding evidence to prove yourself wrong
  • The power of accountability and having a mentor
  • Changing your relationship with fear
  • Having flexibility with your goals and your deadlines
  • Comfort zone boundaries
  • Action is the answer
  • Bringing joy to the process
  • Celebrating your wins
  • Overcoming the need for validation

The books that were mentioned were:

Earth is Hiring by Peta Kelly

High Performing Habits by Brendon Burchard

The One Thing by Gary Keller

5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins

The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

To find out more about Kirsten Morrison you can find that here: https://kirstenmorrison.co/

Or follow her here: FACEBOOK  & INSTAGRAM

Have an amazing Easter!!

 

31- Being aligned with your goals

Align your personality with your purpose, and no one can touch you. – Oprah

Alignment. Why do we want it and how do we get it?

One of the most popular buzz words going around at the moment, and I wonder whether the real meaning of alignment has been lost with all the buzz.

It’s something that can determine either your success or your struggle to achieve.

What is alignment?

Alignment is Aligning your thoughts, behaviours, emotions and energy with the person you want to become to have the results that you want in life.

In the dictionary, it means arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative position and

a position of agreement or alliance. So are your behaviours, thoughts, beliefs and actions in agreement?
Really think about what you want in life and decide whether those aspirations are what you truly want.
As we can often take on other peoples expectations, ideas of success and aspirations thinking it’s what we want, yet truly deep down its not. Finding your own truth and being ok with that is the first step to getting into real alignment.

So these are the things to consider to get into true alignment:

 

  • Analyse your beliefs and figure out if they support your goals or hold you back?
  • Picture yourself 5 years from now, with all those goals and aspirations achieved and see how you would be behaving, believing, feeling and what energy you are holding on a daily basis.
  • Are your actions and words truly aligning with your goals.
  • Energy is your responsibility and choosing your emotions to support your goals keeps you in momentum
  • Consciously taking responsibility for our actions, thoughts, emotions and energy will continue to keep you in alignment.

You do not become what you want; you become what you believe. – Oprah

 

30 – Living in the moment

Unease, tension, anxiety, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.

– Eckhart Tolle

Staying in the present moment, is the most difficult thing to do in this day and age. We are bombarded with distractions from every angle and expected to be perfect in every way and be always striving to be better, do better and live more fully. Yet, when we’re always striving for the next best thing, focusing on what’s next on the hustle and grind train,  we can find ourselves struggling to actually enjoy our lives and live in the moment.

With stress and anxiety on the rise, we must find new ways to handle this to be able to stay present, build stronger connections and live and love more fully. Living in the moment effects our happiness, balance and performance, it helps to calm the mind,and reduce the effects of stress on the body.

So how do we stay more present and live in the moment?

 

  •  Set an intention

Commit to being present and staying in the moment for the moments in life you want to enjoy. It’s easier said than done that’s for sure. Yet when you decide ahead of time you are more likely to be able to commit, rather than reacting in the moment and relying on willpower to save you. Practive fully engaging in conversation, practice effective listening and fully open your eyes to allow the mind to take in everything around you. Take a deep breath and be open.

 

  •  Eliminate distractions

Phones, Tv, devices, noise, Notifications, anything that pulls you away from the present moment. Turn it off, put it away and decide that you want to fully engage in the activity, the connection or the experience.

Learn to quiet the little voice inside telling you everything you should be doing, thinking about and focusing on. Stop thinking about the future and the past and bring yourself back to now. In the present moment, there is no thought of what might happen tomorrow during that meeting or yesterday and how your partner was upset with you. When you are truly in the moment, life stands still and you cannot deny that life is good. You have air in your lungs, a roof over your head food in the fridge and running water to drink.

  •  Create space and opportunities to enjoy life

The more experiences you create in your life that you want to fully engage in, the more likely you are going to want to be in the moment. When we surround ourselves with activities, and behaviours that numb us to life then getting distracted is just a matter of time.  If you are finding yourself disengaging from life, it might be worth asking yourself why? What is it about this part of your life that you are so unhappy with that you want to distract yourself?

If you are craving connection and joy in your life, schedule in activities and experiences that will bring you joy, excitement, laughter and happiness. But remind yourself to fully engage. Teach your brain that these are the experiences that will bring more positive emotion and help boost serotonin(the mood boosting hormone) & give you a rush of endorphins (the feel good hormone).

 

  • Transition Better

Daily we undertake dozens of different roles and tasks. Dr Adam’s research and the research he partnered with Deakin University on showed that what we do in this transitional gap (The Third Space) has a huge impact on our happiness, performance and balance. The research also showed that all too often we carry the mindset and emotional state from one activity to the next – leading to negative and occasionally disastrous consequences.

Read the book – The Third Space by Dr Adam Fraser

Allow some time to transition from one activity/environment to the next.

If you want to be a better boss, employee, father, mother, friend or colleague, mentally prepare yourself to show up as the best version of yourself with the best intentions.

Take a moment between each activity or role that you have, to debrief, set an intention and decide how you want to show up for your next life experience.

 

  • Practice gratitude in the moment

Being in the moment and really feeling into the emotion of gratitude allows us to really experience life fully in that present moment. Connecting with those around us, allowing all elements into our spectrum and really experiencing everything this world has to offer.

How can I be more present? How can I connect or engage more?

How can I live more fully? How can I love more fully?

 

Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply. – Thich Nhat Hanh