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We’re on a mission to create a movement of Remarkable Women unlocking their exceptional potential, making the difference they long for and living a life that fills them with joy. We want you with us.

Because we need women like you with a heart for the world, and we know you’ve got what it takes.

A new way of being. A bolder way of doing. Bigger than you can ever imagine. Easier than you think. Starting today.

When life has other plans

When life has other plans

Full disclosure up front. We’ve got a bit of a girl crush on this Remarkable Woman. Which means we’re beyond excited to share it with you. You see, she really is our favourite blend of real woman alongside remarkable achievements. And what she made happen just shouldn’t be possible when you listen from start to …

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Don’t be Beige – How to stand out in an interview or land that internal promotion.

Don’t be Beige – How to stand out in an interview or land that internal promotion.

When we released our very first podcast, ‘Doing all the right things and it still doesn’t work out’, we knew we were sharing a story that would resonate with many of you. It’s the story of a brilliant woman who left her big corporate role to secure the job of her dreams. And how that …

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She’s gone. And this is what I know to be true.

She’s gone. And this is what I know to be true.

Tears flow as I write this. The silent ones that come with jagged breaths. I wish it wasn’t true.   She’s gone. Oh lady, this again?   How can it hurt so much?   I went to another funeral. Driving up to the cemetery. Words falling away. Polite waiting outside. Strangers connecting with understanding eyes. …

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What’s your Zone of Genius?

What’s your zone of Genius?

We believe that identifying and living into our unique Zone of Genius is core to a Remarkable Life. What on Earth does that mean though? Join Danielle on Episode 3 as she talks to Sacha and they piece together the unique pieces of Sacha’s talents that she often walks by. Because one of the core …

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Take a different kind of holiday

Take a different kind of holiday

‘I can’t stop worrying, Danielle’. Our conversation opens and here she is, another remarkable woman who needs to take a holiday.   It’s not the kind you’re thinking of before you think this is going to be a blindingly obvious insight. Bear with me, all will become clear. This is the kind of holiday you …

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I’m not Remarkable

Remarkable Women Podcast

We’re always meeting remarkable women who aren’t remarkable in their heads. Our dear friend Tatjana is no exception.   Here’s a woman who has run refugee camps in the Congo and who now administers one of the biggest monetary aid funds in the world.   And yet, she’s a human being just like the rest …

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How expectations hurt you and others

We all have those moments when we’re angry that we don’t get that thing we wanted. And the ones where someone we know really well does something we really didn’t expect and we just can’t believe they didn’t know better. Here’s a way to make your life a whole lot easier…   Isn’t it fabulous …

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Something spectacular happens when women share their stories…

Something spectacular happens when women share their stories...

Our community have been asking us to podcast for a long time.   We loved the idea, but you know, there would be technobobbins to sort out and we’d be left pulling our hair out and wishing we’d never started.   But we kept meeting women, both in our community and outside of it, who …

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What are you here to do?

what are you here to do?

Big question eh? I used to wonder the same myself. In fact, it drove me a little mad to be honest. Especially when I reached the point where I had everything you would think I could possibly want. Huge job, huge company, matching title, smart car, big holidays, plenty of money going out in generous …

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5 Ways to Make Journalling Easy (and why you’re going to LOVE it)

5 Ways to Make Journalling Easy (and why you’re going to LOVE it)

Many of the truly successful declare that “journaling” is a key super power. A lot of people seem to find it tricky to nail. I was one of them. Up until now. For me, it ran a danger of being one of those things I started with gusto only to trail off in the midst …

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So you think you’ve got a handle on time?

So you think you've got a handle on time?

Time has spent a long time in the Chart of Top 10 Reasons Remarkable Women Don’t Do The Things They Want.   It’s up there at the very top with Money and the Voice in Our Heads that Tells Us We Can’t.   ‘If I had more time, then…’   And of course, we all …

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When you are looking for wisdom go here.

Sometimes the world feels full of millions of decisions and choices. We find ourselves uncertain often muttering “I don’t know…I don’t know” with every breathe     Feeling stuck.   We run around chasing certainty. Anything that will give us a sense of purpose or direction. Becoming more and more exhausted with the effort of …

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We’ve changed – here’s why.

We've changed - here's why.

We sent you a message to tell you we’ve changed.   Some of you fist pumped, some of you groaned and some of you were a bit, ‘So what?’. You’ve popped over to the website and er, just one page? Hmmm…. what are we up to?   GO BEFORE YOU’RE READY   One of the …

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The smarter alternative to work life balance

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If you’re searching for work life balance, try this. Who knew 3 words could cause so much angst in people’s lives? These ones do. If we could only just nail this, then life would be so much easier. Or so the voice in our head has us believe. What if it wasn’t about balance at …

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The Mystery of #TMRWIS

here’s a reason why you don’t know this about me…

We all hide stuff from people, right? We’ve got stories we don’t want people to know, dreams that we’re afraid to share –  we don’t want to seem too much or too little, so we tailor our messages to the world. We’re all saleswomen and marketeers at heart after all. We want people to see …

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When the master becomes the student

There’s something I want to share and there’s a whole other part of me that is already saying ‘noooooo, don’t do it!’ Here we are saying to the world that we are willing to show up vulnerable and imperfectly perfect. Yet the moment there’s a chance to really do that every part of my being …

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Becoming Queen of Your Life

Hello friends, No, it’s not a yoga video. This week I’m coming back to a favourite topic that we get more and more requests on…the very best role to take on in your life and what it can reveal for you. Time to meet your Queen. You’re going to love her. I GUARANTEE it. Big …

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Wake up to what’s possible

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“Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it FATE.” (So said Carl Jung). Wow.  The subconscious is where our experiences, beliefs and memories are stored. Self knowledge, the ability to be aware of our thoughts is a game changer. Why? Because then we can shift our behaviours …

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48 things I learned last year

Happy new year

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions. Not anymore. I now know there’s far more power in what I’m learning and putting my attention on how I can build this into being my Best Self, including, for example, my daily habits – those tiny things that we do without even thinking about them.   Things …

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How publishing a book is STILL teaching me a Masterclass

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  I cried on my first day at school because they made me play with toys. I wanted to learn to read. Somehow, I knew even at that early age, that I would unlock magic when I could work out how those funny squiggles unfolded into a story. I devoured words as soon as I …

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Coffee Pods Podcast with the Remarkable Holly Ransom

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Holly Ransom is the woman who Barack Obama requested as moderator for his only public engagement in Australia in 2018 and who Sir Richard Branson listed as one of his dream dinner guests in 2016. So imagine how chuffed WE were to be invited to join her on her Podcast, Coffee Pods, where we got …

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What I don’t want you to know about me

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There’s clearly a lot of stuff I don’t want you to know about me, because as I sit down to type this blog, I notice the Crazy Lady in my mind shouting, ‘Are you INSANE? Why would you choose THIS as a topic?’ and yet here I am anyway, sitting at my desk, typing before …

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Can’t think straight? Do this.

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You know that feeling when you’re so wired about a conversation with someone that you just can’t think straight? When you’ve got so angry that your mind is just playing scenarios over and over again trying to make sense of things? You’re longing to get to sleep and you just can’t stop the anger rising.  You’re angry …

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Everything changes when you speak like this.

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Isn’t it funny how many hours we spend thinking or talking about what’s not quite right with our lives? Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we left that bag at the door and spoke the language and truth of what we DID want instead? Surely those conversations would wake us up to a more rewarding and …

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What would you change if you knew this was true?

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A while back, I heard something I couldn’t unknow. I tried to forget and I couldn’t. It was burnt into my soul.  I decided to turn it into rocket fuel. It was just a sentence, yet, I swear the world stopped turning. Before I share it, stop doing anything else. If you don’t have space, …

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What would your inner Queen do?

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You’re going to love this one. It’s one of those, ‘Oh, wow, why didn’t I know about this sooner?!’ moments. And it all starts with the question, ‘What would my Queen do?’… I know, you think I’ve gone mad again. I promise you, it’s incredible. Read on. Imagine you have a bunch of characters inside …

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Want to help and can’t see how? Try this.

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Sometimes there are moments in life when you want to help another human being and yet just don’t seem to know how. Or you have a deep longing to reach out and heal a relationship, yet the words don’t seem enough or for whatever reason, can’t be heard. In these instances, we know of a …

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I’m rumbling, here’s why you need to know about it

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Brene Brown (a legend, look her up) advises that we never share while we are ‘rumbling’. Given that she’s one of my favourite teachers and I really agree with that statement, it’s odd that here I am anyway, sharing in the middle of a rumble. Here’s why (and I know, I’m aware some of you …

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Can I meet you?

can I meet you

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your hearts desire. It doesn’t interest me how old you are I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream, for the …

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How do your fears get in the way?

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” I was sitting in a room full of leaders and coaches and this question was posed. For some reason we didn’t like it.  We scrunched our faces and said, ‘Afraid? Me?’. We killed the question and moved on.  I was one of the back seat murderers.  I …

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Do you have a prisoner mindset?

glass half full or empty

Here’s an idea. It’s a simply one that has the power to change the way you look at life moment to moment.  So I’ll keep it short. Let’s take a glass and fill it with 50% water. Now look at it. Is it half empty or half full? It’s the same glass.  With very different …

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These 3 things will create the life you long for

Three Things

I know.  Really Danielle, three things and that’s it?  What psychobabble nonsense is this? Sigh.  I get it.  I hate those ‘click bait’ titles too.  You know the ones that have you think they have the answer to something you are deeply curious about.  And you open it and go, ‘For goodness sake, really?  There’s …

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Are you allergic to rest?

sleeping cat

When people invite me to take a rest (not looking at anyone in particular, Nic Devlin), I tend to look at them like they have gone a little stir crazy. ‘I HAVE taken a rest!’ I say indignantly to them, whilst picking up my phone and checking if anything exciting has entered my world via …

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How to stop doing what everyone else wants and start doing what you want

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Do you ever feel like life is just taking and not giving back? Like you’re so busy you can’t find the space to breathe, never mind start taking the steps to create what you truly want? Then I want you to show you a simple distinction that can change every choice you make. Accommodating versus …

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Are you ‘Undiscovered’?

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I come across a lot of frustrated ‘Undiscovereds’ in my coaching practice.  I love to ignite and energise them again.  They’re really very fun people indeed. Turns out it’s the easiest thing to do, if you let it be. Of course, you’ve no idea what I’m talking about right now have you? Our ‘Undiscovereds’ are …

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Know someone about to take an essay based exam?

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Then you need to share this with them.  Fast.  It’s a whole new way to approach essay based exams that makes it so much easier. We were talking about the power of the subconscious and how over the years, I have really learned to trust that if I introduce an idea to my brain and …

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What if Doing Less was the Answer to Being More?

14 Easy Ways to Do Less and Have More.

I know, ‘Do less?  You having a laugh?’ To make it worse, I’m also suggesting doing less means you can be and achieve more.  Whacky eh? Or maybe not… What if THIS complete contradiction turned out to be the key to creating success in our lives?  What if it suddenly opened up time that we …

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Got a Bad Case of Decision Paralysis?

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You know it right? ‘If I could just work out WHAT to do, then I’d be fine, but I don’t know HOW…’ ‘If I knew it would be fine then of course I would do it, it’s the thing I want most in the world, but what if it all goes horribly wrong?’ ‘I just …

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Dream of being someone who does what they say they will?

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You know the ones. They glide through life, saying they are going to do things and then doing them. Meeting deadlines. Committing to things with zero effort. Meanwhile, you’re looking at your own to-do list that’s longer than a long thing and even looking at it means you’re only just breathing. You know what you …

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What’s your Perfect System?

woman walking on the beach following stone path

Well, this is a ridiculous question Danielle, ‘What’s my Perfect System?’, what on earth is that supposed to mean? I know, I like to ask daft questions.  In fact, it’s kind of what I do for a living these days.  It’s fun. Imagine this: Your life is the way it is right now, because you …

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Stop talking about meditation – I can’t do it!

dog wrapped in a blanket

I know.  I hear you.  You can’t do meditation. It’s all well and good for everyone else, who has found their way to Planet Peace and Wisdom and you, well your name is not on the list. If only everyone would stop talking about it like it’s the only way.  If it is, you’re well …

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What if this was the biggest thing holding you back?

women waiting at red stop light at a pedestrian crossing

I’ve made it a mission of mine over many years to uncover what the biggest things are that hold us back. Over time, I have become crystal clear that whenever something is not happening that  I believe I really want, it is always me, standing back smack in my own way. Usually with a giant …

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How I became a Meditation Monk

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Ever wished you could switch your head off? Or better yet put it at the side of your bed at night and finally get a decent night’s sleep? Oh, how I used to ache for that. I can still remember so clearly how it all changed. It was pure magic. Like all the best things, …

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Too Fat for the Christmas Party?

too fat

I’ve got this feeling some of you are thinking of not going to the Christmas Party.  Because fat.  Fat. Fat. Fat. Fat.  And Hippos.

STOP RIGHT THERE SISTER.  Let’s do a rethink.

There’s three ways this party can go right now.

How to avoid getting the winter flu

I’ve got a bit of an internal bet on.  That some of you are heading straight into another bout of something nasty, just in time for Christmas… What if you could learn from me and AVOID the flu this year?
 Ever feel like you’re doing the best you can and then you get wiped out with a body that just can’t keep up with you?
 Yep, me too.
 

The Question that cuts out Anxiety and Overwhelm

Ah, anxiety and overwhelm. We know them well don’t we? Those moments where the Crazy Lady wrings her hands and yells, ‘WE CAN’T DO THIS!’ into your mind.
Those single thoughts of ‘What if this doesn’t work out the way I planned’ that suddenly spiral into imaginary complete disasters, break-ups, redundancies, bankruptcies, eating ourselves to death.

You’re doing that busy thing again, aren’t you?

CALLING ALL THOSE with a bulging inbox and a selection of to do lists designed to make them FEEL in control!
You know who you are.
It’s all OUT of control and you keep TRYING to do better.  Reorganising, refiling, building a NEW system that’s definitely better than the last one…

When being right is the wrong way forward…

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  Ever find yourself in an argument where you’re so attached to being right you pull every punch you can? The ones where you need to CONVINCE the other person that they have got it wrong so much that you just become more and more persuasive and less and less interested in what’s going on …

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9 ways to finally commit to the things you want

“AARGH.  It doesn’t matter what I say or do, I can’t commit to ANYTHING!’. That old chestnut. It’s been coming up A LOT recently. ‘I need a plan that’s so rock solid I won’t deviate from it.’ ‘Can you tell me why when I really want to do something, I just don’t?’ ‘I am SO …

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Why it’s time to go ALL IN

You know that thing we do when we’re afraid of what might happen if we take ALL the risk?  When the fear rises in our throat at even the thought of going all in? You might know it as hedging your bets, or spreading the risk.   It’s what we do to keep ourselves safe. It’s …

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Do you dance with commitment?

We want the amazing results from being all in and yet somehow we keep on dancing round the edges...

Ever wondered why you make a big commitment to something, truly saying, “this time”…go full gusto and then crash and burn like a firework? Me too!  Well at least I used to… I did this merry old dance for a long time. Now I see that actually with a few tweaks it’s easy to have …

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Why there’s no such thing as a good or bad

Do you have a tendency to label things good and bad in your life?  Or even better, right and wrong?    When my first marriage ended, I hurt so much I was in physical pain.  This was ‘Bad’ beyond words. I’d had a big white wedding, moved to Scotland to start the dream life and …

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How to make a Difficult Conversation Easy

  Last week I gave a talk on The Case for Heart Centred Leadership and I got stuck right into how it is at the key of so called ‘Difficult Conversations’. Ouch.  There’s a subject that sounds all soft and fluffy if ever there was one. In this world of KPIs and targets and PROFIT …

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How to be the friend who can say the tough stuff

Years ago I was running a workshop with a bunch of very important men.  About forty of them. Half way through the day, one of them came up to me.  He was red and flustered. ‘Have you got a change of clothes with you?’ he asked getting pinker by the second. ‘Yes, have I spilled …

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IN YOUR DARKEST TIMES, TRY THIS…

One of the things I’ve always found incredibly easy to do is make life hard. (Well Nic Conway did and that’s another story…).  It wouldn’t have crossed my mind to even imagine it could be easy.   I don’t know why, hard just seemed to come naturally to me.   Whether that be how I …

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What’s in YOUR name?

Have you ever given your name even a moment’s thought? It’s powerful. I was reminded of this recently when I read about Mo Farrah deciding to become Mohammed Farrah. Now that his track career is ended, he wants to make a clean break, to leave the pressures, glory and stories behind and reinvent himself. I’ve …

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7 WAYS TO STOP THE BIG FIGHTS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

We’ve been trying a new way of fighting in the Danielle and John household in the last few years. I thought you might like to know about it. You know, once you’ve got over the horror that we might actually FIGHT sometimes. Gasp. OF COURSE WE DO.  What with us being humans after all.  Enlightened …

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The 4 words that change how you make decisions.

It was a week no-one would have chosen in Somebody Inside HQ last week. Both Nic and I experienced losses of the kind that really matter. And in amongst all the sadness and the grieving and the deep, deep celebration of lives that had touched ours and loved us in their own special way, there …

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Biased to other women? Take this test to find out.

I talk to a lot of women who don’t believe that there’s too much prejudice against women in the world today. I used to be one of them. Well, to be honest, maybe I didn’t.  Maybe it was more that I DIDN’T CARE very much about it. Because whilst the beginning of my career had …

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The brilliant alternative to being a Control Freak

I have a confession. Its feels like a big one.  Even though I suspect I’m part of a world-wide club.  Male, female, young, old; its members are all different shapes, shades and backgrounds. We may be anonymous and yet the tell-tale signs are there if you look carefully. In fact, I’d go as far as …

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It’s time to reveal your talents

WARNING: Crazy Lady has NOTHING useful to say today. Nothing. Today we’re going to start here.   With what we are good at. And don’t go getting all meek and coy on me.  This character trait ladies, does not serve us well. Ask this question.  (Ask this question a lot when you find yourself holding back). …

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WHY WE NEED TO CARE ABOUT THESE SHADES OF GREY…

Crappy crappy crappy things happened this week in the U.K. Of course crappy crappy crappy things happen every day in the world.  It’s just we don’t have to pay attention to them too much unless we make an active choice to. And this week crappy was right in our face.  For some of us, crappy …

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Why we don’t like these numbers one little bit

Hey there A few weeks ago, I got an email, which made me realise I better get off my butt and start helping to make a change. So before I get started, if ANY of what I’m about to reveal resonates with you, read to the bottom, because you will want to know how the …

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What to do when you’re stuck in black and white

Hey there Last week I found myself in several coaching conversations that ended up having the same theme.  My guess is you are going to be VERY familiar with it. I’m never quite sure if I create this (because it’s a theme that’s on my mind) or if it’s just that people kindly turn up to meet …

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About your underwear drawer. The blog that went viral and started us off.

When DID you last go on a first date? For some of you last week, for others, years ago. Bet you can still remember how it felt though.  Especially the getting ready bit. Here’s the wake up call.  EVERY DAY IS A FIRST DATE.  With YOU. And you know where your getting ready starts?  YOUR …

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