All posts tagged: Goals

Save the ‘BOX’

Yes I mean that box… yep – your lady bits! Whilst I’m clearly passionate about raising awareness for Breast Cancer in young woman, I feel equally impassioned for any kind of cancer and the suffering it brings to not only the individual but also their family and friends. There is no nice cancer, there is no easy cancer… Cancer as I’ve called it before is a bastard… So today, I wanted to introduce you to a phenomenal campaign that is powerful and clever and incredibly moving. This campaign is getting people talking about gynaecological cancers. There are seven types – ovarian, uterine, vulvar, vaginal, cervical and two rare pregnancy cancers. Currently these are the stats:  Every day 15 woman are diagnosed (on average); and Every day 4 woman die from gynaecological cancer. [Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports as at March 2016 and as reported by savethebox.org.au] Here is the video (the campaign) I’m referring to: The Save the Box campaign. It is truly amazing. Do yourself a favour and watch this. Let’s …

‘One Life’ – BLOG

My Blog has a name… Hooray! When I decided to name my blog, I came up with a good A4 page full of ideas. I was trying to be clever with a ‘play on words’, whilst simultaneously trying to make it simple and easy to remember. I had names such as ‘Word Polish’, which I absolutely loved and even considered as my business name at one point prior to deciding on simplicity and having identity. Other names I toyed with were, ‘Word Spa’, ‘Word Craft’, ‘Word Society’, ‘Word Bird’ – etc – all of which I adored. However, I guess there were two reasons, which created a change of mind on the direction of branding and how I would name it.

Getting a little excited…

Yayyyy, yayyy, yayyyy!! Things are coming together and tomorrow I am having a photo shoot for my ‘coming soon’ business. Props ready, outfits ready… I think?! I’ve had some beautiful friends who have helped me prepare for my upcoming launch through their own creative talents and businesses – there are some pretty savvy and fabulous gals in this town. Not to mention support in general from some great friends and some new friends. Deciding to start a business is something that I have thought about for quite some time. Then… one day, the penny dropped and I just thought…. YES! Now is the time. I’ve been working on my business start-up and development for months now, not a day goes by that I don’t have small moments of doubt… momentarily that is… then I suck it up and realise that nothing comes easy and nothing propels you forward more than a little fear or discomfort. Push those boundaries peeps! Believe! My experience with business thus far… has come from two facets. Firstly, when I worked …

Nine to Five

This is not about work, this is not about the daily 9’am’ to 5’pm’ grind… Who hates mornings? Or, should I say dislike [I discourage my kids from using the word hate, I say it’s “too strong of a word”]? Who pulls the covers up under their chin when the alarm goes off? Who presses snooze button once… twice? Fifteen times? Pick me, pick me!!! Yep… I am the ‘snooze’ button queen. Though, forever the optimist! Every night… every single God damn night, I tell myself that I am going to get up early and do all the things a perfect morning should entail. Ask my husband and he will most certainly attest that EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT, I advantageously set my alarm for 6am. Do I get up? Hell no – like I said, I’m the snooze queen and I am the one that presses that button fifteen times! How can one have so much ‘hope’ of an early rise, yet time and time again, fails to do so? Of course there’s been the odd …

Setting Goals

I just wrote pages and pages about setting goals, I initially felt good about the content, it was suitable and practical and the blog was written as a marathon analogy. Why a marathon? My hubby completed the Gold Coast marathon today so I thought it was fitting. [Well done hubby… we are very proud of you.] So… why did I decide not to post these said pages?? It was DULL and lacked unique innovation for a topic so frequently discussed and documented. We’ve all been to seminars, read books and seen loads of compelling content on the web, print and the likes. Reading about goals is motivating in itself, however, just because we have the formula down pat, does not mean we will succeed or achieve. It’s so easy to get lost in the excitement of setting goals but failure to implement is so prevalent. So… I began to think about what I had written and read between the lines of the real message I was trying to convey, what was the emotion or bottom-line …