Monday, 19 September 2016

Location independence

Day 9 of the challenge. Location independence. What would it be like to live, work and play from anywhere in the world?

Blimey. I am the woman who drove from Ohakune halfway back to Auckland because my mobile died on my much anticipated skiing holiday week... and then I had a brain wave and drove to Taupo, bought a new phone and made it back in the pitch dark to Ohakune. DRAMA!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Getting out of your comfort zone

Day 8 of the challenge - create your own adventure. Too easy. Today my business partner and I went off road. Literally. And it was awesome. 4WD drive adventure with Senka Radonich of NZ's Adventure Girls.

Don't get me wrong, as I picked Sarah up we did wonder why we were doing this... but we both drive 4WDs and we figured it was time to get out of our comfort zone (beyond starting a never-been-done-before business). But OMG - awesome. Truly spectacular in every way.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Imperfect actions to keep on track

Day 7 of the challenge. What's one imperfect action I can put in place to keep me on track, every day.

I can think of 50. But I can't do 50. And as Nat Sisson points out, overwhelm and procrastination jump in right about there - where there are big important things to do and we fear failure or worse, success...

So what can I do daily? Am on it. And it starts with exercise.

Who's in my tribe?

Day 6 of the challenge. Who's in my Tribe?

I totally agree accountability is important and so is support. So who's in my tribe? Who do I admire that's achieved what I want to achieve? Who do I admire that's achieving their own bodacious goals?

Who energises and motivates me? Who might be able to mentor me and help me see what I don't already know?

In short, some very cool people that I'm hugely privileged to know or know of...

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Setting up for success

Day 5 of the challenge. Write out my daily success plan. What structure can I put in place to do more, more efficiently?

Well it's a big dream this dream of mine. So planning makes sense. And like everyone, I have my share of distractions.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

What's my superpower? Where do I start...

Day 4 of the challenge. What are my superpowers and how will they help me realise my dream?

So, Nat Sisson (challenger par excellence) reckons we all have superpowers and this post should not be modest.

Superpowers are where the things we're good at intersect with the things we love doing. So even if I'm good at spreadsheeting - I don't love it (so that's definitely not a superpower).

Here goes...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Chasing the perfect day

Day 3 Challenge - What does my perfect day look like?

This is a hard one... so many opportunities and so much choice!

It starts waking up in bed with my man (love him) and it ends with us together too. So at 5.15 the alarm goes off and up, into my gym gear and off to the gym. The shock of an early start is long gone. This is my getting ready for the forever, routine.

Monday, 12 September 2016

What's your why? Now that one I can answer...

Day 2 Challenge - Why do I do what I do?

What's the reason I get up in the morning? It might surprise you (but I'm pretty sure that when you read this you'll get it, and hopefully get behind me achieving it too).

A couple of Januaries ago (2015)... I came across two different people online. One was Belle Gibson. The other was Jessica Ainscough. Both were high-profile wellness advocates who promoted alternative cancer "cures". Both were frauds.

But what happened next was an unexpected journey and the kernel of a very bold dream.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Finding Your Focus - 10 Day Challenge

Today's challenge is to identify the top 2-3 things that I feel "are holding me back from living my ideal lifestyle". I'm going to shift that line into "life" vs "lifestyle". Semantics, semantics. But hey, this is my blog right?

For me "life" is the whole gig and "lifestyle" is the practice of living. Like my favourite Uncle always used to say (apart from reminding me to up my dosage of ugly pills... ha! bless him), "Life is not a dress rehearsal". My reply, "It's not a performance either".

So here goes - what's holding me back from living my ideal life?

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Images that take you places

It was a stunning day. We'd overnighted in Russell and this was our morning walk's view.

It's not just the place that makes me smile, it's the memories. I can taste the salty air, hear the seagulls squawking and feel a warm hand wrapped around mine.

Happiness. It looks like this.

Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand