What does Leverage Mean to You?

What does Leverage Mean to You?

I was asked recently what network marketing was and why it attracted me as a solution to creating a sustainable retirement plan that means I won’t have to downgrade my lifestyle when I stop working.

To be honest with you, it was a question I asked myself just over a year ago. When I first heard the term network marketing it sounded a bit mumbo jumbo to me. But luckily I found some good books on what it is and isn’t and had some great advice from mentors.

So, when asked recently, I tried to give a succinct answer but one that explained why I think it is a great option for just about everyone.

Building your own business

Before I get to leverage, I just want to go over some of the other basics for building a business - your own business.

The traditional model will have you forking out quite a bit of money before you even get started

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WHY WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHERS (and how to stop)

WHY WE COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHERS (and how to stop)

Its kind of human nature - We compare.

It is how we measure our own value, sense of accomplishment, or level of success.

The problem isn't that we compare things.

Our hair, bodies, financial situation, career choices, parenting, relationships, fashion sense, athletic ability...to name some of the many

The problem lies in the judgment added to the comparison. It can become a daily self doubt incubator. 

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7 Tips to Make Long Haul Travel Easier

7 Tips to Make Long Haul Travel Easier

s your dream holiday a trip to the other side of the world . For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Europe is often a dream destination. And for those in Europe, New Zealand and Australia are often on the bucket list. But half way around the world is a long way to travel and involves long haul flights in most cases.

Every year, in our winter but in the Northern Hemisphere summer, my husband and I travel to London to spend time with our grandson. It's my favorite time of the year just because we get to spend so much time with our grandson - he's so gorgeous and I love him to bits.

Living half way around the world from your family is a challenge so I'm very grateful that we're able to relocate to London for 3 months a year. It does mean, however, that I'm very familiar with long haul travel - you can't get any further from the United Kingdom than New Zealand!

Not surprisingly, I have a few tips to make the trip easier. These tips will be useful however you travel, economy to first class. Some things are just part of the long haul and can't be bought away :-)

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Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Keeping it together in the hectic world of motherhood

Stopping the tantrum train from leaving the station

Do you ever notice that when your child has a melt down, it tends to trigger your own melt down?

So often, when my kids start ranting and raving and launching into full-blown tanty mode – I seem to get drawn in and in no time at all, I too, am having my own adult version of a tanty.

So is there another way?

 A more successful way to deal with the ensuing tanty of our child without slipping into one of our own?

Well the short answer is YES.

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SO, What if you are actually PROGRAMMED to REJECT success?

SO, What if you are actually PROGRAMMED to REJECT success?

SO, What if you are actually PROGRAMMED to REJECT success?

It’s a weird concept to even comprehend, but just imagine if you actually are programmed to reject success.

All of the dream boards, and goal setting apps, all of the action plans and hard out determined actions just arent getting you that far ahead.

Sure,  you may be able to look back on your life and appreciate that you have definitely moved in a positive direction.

Sure, you are better off than you were 5 years ago….(maybe???)

But are you ANYWHERE near where you WANT to be?

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2 Tips to making New Years Resolutions that actually stick

2 Tips to making New Years Resolutions that actually stick

So here we are again at the start of another year. Fresh starts abound and ready to really make this YOUR year!

So why is it that so often New Years Resolutions don’t last out the first week or two of the first month?

Resolutions in concept are a great idea. Time to reflect and think through the year that has just passed. Analyse what has worked well and what didn’t work so well. Time to set a new framework for how you would like to see the new year go – so that you can finally have one of those illusive SUCCESSFUL years that you have always dreamed of....

..........Well MAYBE, just maybe there is another way to kick off the ‘New Year – New You’. Without the heaviness of passed failed resolutions!!

 

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Are you ready for 2017?

Are you ready for 2017?

The new year looms. What have you got planned?

Do you make New Year resolutions? if so, do you achieve them? Statistics show that most people don't keep to their resolutions. I actually don't make resolutions anymore - instead I give myself a THEME for the year and I live by that.

Themes I have had include SELF LOVE, GRATITUDE, MIRACLES, ACTION and for 2017 my theme is FREEDOM. Why I like a theme is that anytime I may have to make a decision or a choice, I ask myself, what fits best with my theme.

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7 questions to ask to resuscitate your business

7 questions to ask to resuscitate your business

This article will help you if you are getting your business up and running or if you believe your business is a bit stale and you want to reinvigorate it.

My experience in business is limited but I’ve found that I can use lessons I learned from medicine to help me with my network marketing business strategy. This article outlines my approach to resuscitate your business using lessons from the emergency room (ER).

Start with ABC

As I said, I haven’t had to breathe life into many businesses, but I have had to resuscitate many patients in the ER - in my case, as a paediatrician, I deal with children.

Most of you will know that the approach to a seriously ill patient in ER is ABC, but there are some lessons from how you apply this approach that are particularly relevant:

  • there is a definite sequence of actions
  • you only move on once you have fixed the problem or assessed that it doesn’t need fixing
  • if things go wrong, you go back to the beginning and start over
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5 quick tips for Success & Happiness

5 quick tips for Success & Happiness

Which comes first, success or happiness? While some are of the opinion that happiness is a direct result of success, it is actually the opposite. Having a positive attitude and happy outlook on your present circumstances, whatever they may be, will lead to success. Success is not the key to happiness, but rather, happiness is the key to success.

 

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What to do with a free afternoon in London without spending money

What to do with a free afternoon in London without spending money

Travel is fun but can be expensive

If you're like me, you love to travel. So, let's say you have a free afternoon in London, you want to make the most of your London experience, but you have a tight budget. You want dinner tonight so how can you spend this free afternoon you have?

Some of the best sights are free

Well some of the best sights are free but without completely wearing out your trainers where are you going to start? Let me share with you one of my favorite walks in London that takes in so many of the major sights.

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Choosing Lunch the Easy Way

Choosing Lunch the Easy Way

Have you ever been somewhere where the options are so many that it’s impossible to choose.

One place for me is Heathrow international airport in London - every year, I am there and every year it’s the same old question - not what shall I eat?, as much as which outlet will I go to to choose what to eat?

Well, I have a method for making the best choice every time and I’m going to share it with you.

Head or Heart Deciding?

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Do your genes determine the size of your jeans?

Do your genes determine the size of your jeans?

So here's the thing, many people think that some things are inevitable because it's in their genes.

Have you ever thought:

  • cancer runs in my family, so I'll probably get it
  • everyone in my family has weight issues
  • nobody in my family has been to university so I won't make it there
  • everyone in my family is late and that's why I'm late

and the list could do on.

Well, if you said yes to one or more of those questions, then you're likely to be right. But it's not because of your genes, it's because

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How far do you step outside your comfort zone?

How far do you step outside your comfort zone?

So, if you follow me at all, you'll know that I have this mantra that 'The magic happens when you step outside your comfort zone'

And that I believe is so true and if you listen to very successful people, you will hear the same. But how far do you need to step outside your comfort zone.

Well, I think I've found the answer - research being the 'trial and error' method and I am going to share it with you in this short video.

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Finding Inner Strength

Finding Inner Strength

I have just finished reading this wonderful book by Lucy Hone, ‘What Abi Taught Us’. It is a true work of beauty and gives so much practical help for anyone dealing with bereavement. Lucy has a research background in resilience and in this book she outlines the how she used findings from her research to deal with the tragic loss of her 12 year old daughter, Abi.

One of the main messages that I took from the book is that we are resilient as human beings,  and that we can come through trauma, stress and extreme sadness and have a meaningful, joyful life albeit that it may be different after the event that has shaken us.

In the book, Lucy introduced me to ‘Signature Strengths’ - we all have some core strengths that will support us in times of trouble. But interestingly, other strengths, which we may not have identified with ourselves, also reveal themselves.

And so, I did the questionnaire that Lucy mentions to find my ’Signature Strengths’

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Procrastination Station

Procrastination Station

I was 10.

I was at school and the teacher was talking to us about the starving children in Africa. We were learning about NOT wasting our food and NOT being greedy because there are children out in far off places of the world who are STARVING!

Hard to fathom and truly grasp as a 10 year old kid in a pretty privileged 1st world life.

In all of my 10 year old innocence though, I made a decision that I was going to do something about that problem.

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Serious Case of the Pollyanna's

Serious Case of the Pollyanna's

When I was a kid, I LOVE LOVE LOVED the movie Pollyanna.

Not exactly sure what I found so appealing, however I know I did love how Pollyanna ALWAYS found the positive side of EVERY obstacle that came her way.

Everything that went wrong – she found a way to ‘Look on the bright side”

Kind of a cool way to go through life but usually easier said than done!!

On Saturday I had a busy start to my day, leaving the house at 9am and driving a constant cycle of drop offs and pick ups until just after 1pm.

Delighted to finally be pulling into my driveway and being finished with the zipping around, I walked into my house and my delight quickly drained away.

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Do you feel invisible?

Do you feel invisible?

I've been reading a lot lately about women (particularly, but it could be men) who believe that they are less relevant and less seen as they grow older. The so-called 'invisibility of age'.

Well, I believe that is a myth - there is no inevitability of becoming invisible as we get older. It's something we do that leads to not being seen. And the good news is there is a solution so you can remove the cloaks of invisibility so you can feel seen and relevant. And I'm going to share how to do it in this video.

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