Today I’m at the playground and one of the best things about being an Aunty is I get to be a big kid as well. Swings aren’t just for little kids! When was the last time you went to a playground and had a swing? Is it time you got in touch with your little kid? Have fun!
One tip that has helped me sustain and build my business is to organise a lunch once a month with people I want to network with.
It’s an opportunity for them to network with each other as well as me. The benefit of this is you bring like-minded people together and help them forge multiple relationships at once! Plus they remember you for organising a lovely get-together, so it’s a win-win.
Networking doesn’t have to be going into a room full of people and handing out business cards. Relationships can be developed in social ways and you can have fun at the same time!
Here is a glimpse into my ritual of watching the sunrise and breathing in the beauty of nature. Share in the wonder of this beautiful dawn moment. How do you start your day? It’s so easy to wake up and start the day without setting an intention for the day – or simply to be grateful for having another day on this planet. Stop and look at the wonder around you. It’s amazing what you see when you do.
And check out my #Vidtember blooper!
In my attempt to share my morning ritual, my iPhone video fell from my second story balcony. Thankfully it landed on grass and all was well!
One of the women I really admire is Arianna Huffington, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post. I had the opportunity to meet her and hear her speak. I loved what she had to say.
She believes that we need to redefine what success looks like. Moving away from power and money and also include wellbeing, wisdom, wonder and giving.
She urged people to tell their stories (sound familiar!) because people learn from other’s stories. So your experience, failures and successes can all help people so they don’t have to go through the failures and draw on the what works.
Arianna said that the best networkers are those that walk into a room and think “how can I serve these people” rather than what can I sell them. It about creating relationships and have conversations. So true!
She talked about taking time away from out devices and “turn off all devises and gently escort them from our bedrooms”. Something I really need to do is, rather than check devices in the morning, get up and spend one minute setting your intentions for the day. That is what the most creative people do. The best ideas come after silence and stillness and you can hear the whisperings.
I think we get so caught up in the minutia of our lives that we forget to just breath and be! I love the full moon, because for me it’s a time to pause and reflect on my business and myself. Watch my latest video to hear the three things you can reflect on at this time of the full moon and then prepare yourself for success!
This week I looked at my diary and realised I’m going to four networking functions. When I first started my business, networking was a core strategy for building my business in the long term. I’ve done so many networking events I’ve lost count! But the upside of that is I’ve learned the best strategies for networking to build your personal brand.
Watch my latest #Vidtember video to learn my five top networking tips.
I went to amazing concert last night with Australian Indigenous musician Gurrumul. This inspirational concert got me thinking about how beautifully he demonstrated some of the ideas I write about in my book From Unknown To Expert. In particular, working out your ‘why’ and just being yourself is critical to building your personal brand.
Watch my video below to hear more about what I took from this incredible experience.
Today’s video is coming to you from the last day of an amazing exhibition at Danks Street Gallery by one of my favourite artists Tracey Deep. I find her art so beautiful and think it’s so inspirational. I follow Tracey on Instagram and we were Instagram friends before we met in person. That’s the power of social media!
Watch my short interview with Tracey below to hear Tracey speak about how she creates her art and how it affects people.
Today’s video is coming to you from backstage as I prepare for a live television appearance. I used to be terrified of doing live television, but I’m here to tell you it IS possible to overcome your fears and become a recognised expert! I am no longer terrified of doing television, and can you believe it – actually look forward to it!
Watch my latest video below to hear my tips for preparing for a TV interview.