The Vase

You take a deep breath before you walk into your mum’s bedroom. You see you beautiful yet frail body laying there, just a shadow of her former vibrant self. As smile spreads across her face when she sees you. As you approach her bed she reaches out her bony hand for you to hold. You

When Did You Last Really Take Time Out For You?

It’s the start of a new day. The alarm has gone off at 5am again. You begrudgingly flick it off wishing you could just sleep for another couple of hours. You are so tired from staying up late the night before working but you also know that the way you start your day has a

The Single Mother’s 5 Guidelines to Having It All

Most single parents didn’t initially set out to tread the steep and often treacherous path of single parenting. If you’ve been privy to the stigma that still surprisingly exists around taking this path, you’ll know how it can hurt. Sometimes more than you expect. My dad gave me some excellent advice once. He said, “Success

4 Steps to Cool, Calm & Collected Challenge

*** STARTING ON 7 NOVEMBER 2016 *** The life of a mumpreneur can be overwhelming. Juggling so many balls in the air it can feel like you are losing control, stressed out and not know who you are anymore.Regain the old you, feel relaxed again and energised to take on the world with 4 steps

The Business Flower Analogy

Choosing to plant the seed of a business idea takes time and care. There’s no point throwing a seed into the ground and expecting it to take root unless you are willing to nurture it. This is the bit that no-one sees, the part that goes unvalued by life partners and the part that takes

I Got Electrocuted!

Yep you read it right. I got electrocuted. It was my own fault though. I recently participated with 3 other girlfriends in Tough Mudder. For those that don’t know, Tough Mudder is a 20km SAS like course, with 20 obstacles and a whole lot of mud along the way, just to make it a little

Get Paid To Do What You Love

Why do people quit their jobs to open up a business following a passion only to find themselves working longer hours, worrying about lack of money and scared that they will end up sick from stress and lack of time to look after themselves  physically and emotionally? That’s because following your passion will not guarantee

Finalists are winners too

The 2016 St George Banking Group Ausmumpreneur Conference & Awards was absolutely amazing. There were so many highlights and everything was so well managed by everyone involved in making the weekend memorable for the 250 attendees. With so many finalists over all of the categories there are more non-winners than winners and I know that

How A Purple Cow Stopped My Anger

As I stood there watching his little face, eyes red from his tears, snot trickling down from his nose, the house filled with the sounds of his wailing, I could feel a torrent of emotions bubbling up inside of me. If you didn’t know better, you could be forgiven for thinking I had asked my

Five Awesome Traits of Charismatic, Feminine Influencers

Have you ever wondered what makes some women into opportunity magnets? These are the types of women who are natural born leaders. They get invited to speak and participate in exciting opportunities all the time. The thing is, charisma can be learnt. No matter what her circumstances are, every single woman is capable of raising

The Belief Which Drives My Business Success

I was recently a panellist at the Women’s Business School in Perth hosted by the amazing Peace and Katy from Ausmumpreneur.  They kindly invited me to join them for the whole day and it was an amazing experience. We worked through lots of amazing business enhancing exercises and I learned lots. I was challenged outside

How can we solve the gender pay gap?

Australian women earn about 83¢ cents for every $1 a man earns. This statistic is according to a report by recruitment firm, Glassdoor and is based on an analysis of more than 534,000 salary reports between men and women around the world. A report by Hired found that companies offer women 3% less than men

Money, Money, Money challenge with Marisa Garra-Punshon

*** STARTING SOON IN JULY 2016 ***   The Money Money Money mini challenge is for all of those who want to rev up their cash flow and start the new financial year feeling positive and empowered. The challenge will show you proven strategies to increase your turnover, unlock your cash and work smarter not

The REAL story of success

Success is hard. It looks easy when it’s happening to someone else, but the reality is that everyone faces challenges, and sometimes a LOT of them. I thought this experience just applied to entrepreneurs but as I was creating this picture it reminded me of my 10 year old doing his homework. His teacher spent one