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What Do You Do?

What’s the first question most people ask you when you meet?

It’s likely, “What do you do?”

Well, there I was on a Sunday afternoon attending a friends BBQ when someone asked me just that.

Not even sure if the person cared in the first place, I spent the next ten minutes explaining what I did.

As I walked away to make a plate of food, I realised my whole identity was wrapped up in my job. 

There I was, 29 yrs old and in the prime of my life and yet had no idea who I really was. 

While my job was exciting and involved international travel, surely there had to be more to me than my job. 

It was in that moment that I made it a priority to get to know me.

I started reading more books, playing tennis, taking salsa dancing classes and even took up pole dancing classes with a group of friends from work for a bit of a laugh! (and boy did we laugh!)

I've since realised that discovering who I am and my purpose in this world is a non-negotiable for me.

It's no wonder that now I help women discover their destiny and purpose in this physical world.

Since that BBQ, I moved on from my first marriage, left my job, started a business, remarried and had two healthy beautiful children.

Every crossroad, every decision has brought me closer to discovering who I am. 

As I look back and join the dots I know with every bone in my body that this is my path. 

Empowering women to uncover who they really are, to help them surrender to the rhythm of life, to know the legacy they want to create and helping them live every day authentically aligned is my soul's purpose.

So what would you say if you were asked, "So what do you do?"

Are you happy with the response or do you feel like you're skimming the surface?

Many people force themselves out of bed to live the same day again and again and call it a life. 

If you don't know who you are and claim it, you will look to others for permission to be who you think you might be.

I want each woman to be relentless in her pursuit of discovering who she is, for her to find her voice, speak her truth and live a wholehearted life.

A year from now what do you wish you'd started today?

If its something you want to do together, then I'm here to help you find the path you are being called to forge. Let's reverse engineer your career and start by asking "WHO AM I" and "WHY AM I HERE".

Click here to hear about Shweta's recent journey in discovering who she is.

Janette x

P.S If you'd like to have a chat about your life, just click here and set up a time that suits.

How To Use Autumn To Achieve Personal Growth

I've recently returned from a family trip to Forster, which is a few hours drive north of Sydney. It was wonderful to slow down and really be one with nature.

We saw dolphins swimming close to shore, rainbows and found the most amazing shells of all colours and shapes.

Every day I felt blessed to have had the opportunity to be with my family and to experience such beauty.

I noticed the trees were shedding their leaves and I started to think about the cyclic nature of life and how each season presents us with new opportunities.

The lesson of Autumn is to show us how beautiful it is to let things go. Now is the season to turn inward and invest your energy in what you want to see flourish.

So what do you need to let go of so that you can move forward or make space for what you want? Nothing is going to change until you find the courage to dig deep and find what it is that’s weighing you down, and eventually letting it go.

Maybe you're holding onto who you were told you should be rather than who you truly are. Maybe you're staying in a relationship that’s no longer right for you. Or, spending time with friends who no longer feel like your tribe.

But, while it seems beautiful for the trees to let go of all those lovely leaves, we rarely think of the letting go in our own lives as being beautiful. Often, we simply view it through the lens of loss. It hurts to let go, so we hold on, even if all we have left to hold onto are our memories of those feelings.

Autumn is a season when leaves let go and fall from the trees. As such, it is a time when we too can release what no longer serves us.

In clearing away the old, we are now receptive to the new.

So how can you use Autumn to nurture a new you? Here are my top four tips.

1. Let go of an outdated vision for yourself
As humans, we are always evolving and growing. We are just as cyclical as mother nature. Is the vision you have for yourself, still the vision to support your highest good? Do you have a personal brand statement? If yes, I want you to look at and it and ask yourself these questions;

  1. Is this the brand identity that best represents who I am and what I can do?
  2. Is this brand identity something that creates value in the eyes of my clients/organisation?
  3. Can I live this brand? 

If you don't have a personal brand statement, I encourage you to create one. It will give so much meaning and direction to your life and purpose.

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth, or step back into safety.” - Abraham Maslow



2. Let go of the impulse to compare yourself to others
Have you ever noticed that not all trees are on the same time schedule? Each tree is responding to its own rhythm of life and so you should too.

There is no one else like you. Never has been + never will be again. So own all that you are. embrace your quirks, your faults, your amazingness, and everything that makes you, you.

If you have a clear personal brand statement, you will stop feeling the need to compare yourself to others. You'll be very clear on your higher purpose and your daily actions will be aligned to your journey. Remember your chapter two maybe someone else's chapter twenty.

Life is life and every living thing, including you, me and your friend, has its own rhythm and season for growth.

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way." ~ Marianne Williamson



3. Let go of the outfits no longer serving you
According to a UK study, it takes women on average sixteen minutes every morning to work out what to wear. Think about the amount of decision fatigue and mental space you can save by clearing your wardrobe.

Observe how the trees that change with the seasons don’t struggle to hold on to foliage. They need release in order to be complete in their cycle of growth, preparing for what comes next in their evolution as “tree.”

So jump into your wardrobe and get rid of the negative emotions. Your wardrobe is a place you visit every single day. Every morning when you open up the doors to your wardrobe it instantly speaks to you. As you look at that pair of jeans you haven't worn in a few years, you're subconsciously reminded of the extra kilo's you've put on. Then you glance up and see a top that still has a guilt tag attached to it and you are reminded of how you've wasted your hard earned money yet again. What does this do to your self-esteem and confidence?

As a professional woman what you pull out of this space is affecting you more than you realise. It’s affecting how you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror, it’s affecting how you perform in a meeting, it's affecting the way you walk and talk and your body language.

Remove all the garments that don’t fit you anymore. Even if you just take them out of your wardrobe and place them into bags.

If you still have garments with tags attached, work our how to wear them or move them on.

If you have clothes that you wore 5-10 years ago that hold negative feelings, it's time to move them out!



4. Let go of the need to fit in
Be yourself. Find your own path. Do your own thing. No one ever said that you had to do life the same way everyone else does it. Who cares what everyone else thinks? We definitely shouldn’t. We should be proud of ourselves, proud to be who we are, even if that means that we are not living according to society’s expectations.

So, my friends, what do you want to let go of? What do you need to release? Talk to me. Share with me.

Always in service to you.

Janette x

P.S If you'd like to chat about where you're at with your personal brand journey, 
just click here and set up a time. Speak soon!

There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of the seasons, and even in the cycle of human life. ~ Katherine Anne Porter






Who You Are Is Your Biggest Asset and Your Biggest Competitive Edge.

Each one of you is born to impact the world in some way.

No-one on this planet has the same combination of skill, talent, passion, personality and opportunity as you.

In recent times women were still being held back, not empowered to bring all that they are to their journey of life.

Times are changing. 

More and more organisations are encouraging their employees to bring their whole selves to work. 

But what does that mean for women who in the past have had to suppress their natural inherent traits and their divine feminine?

The truth is you want to be seen, heard and to make an impact. 

It’s time for you to rediscover who you are by diving deep into your centre and taking a closer look at your world within. 

It’s time to tap into your divine feminine, speak your truth, claim what's yours and find your destiny.

BECAUSE THE WORLD IS READY FOR EMPOWERED WOMEN!

It’s our time as women to rediscover our divine feminine, to embrace all that we are and lead with a clear sense of who we are.

By embarking on your personal brand journey and discovering your “why” and recognising your unique fingerprint, you will be able to live a life rich in purpose, that celebrates your uniqueness and have meaningful experiences that feed your soul whilst leaving a legacy that will outlast your years.

Its time to stop settling, comparing, hiding, asking for permission, playing small, getting by and fitting in.

Now the world is asking you to forge your own path, draw your worth from deep within and live a life that expresses all that you are.

Only you can share your message in the way you were born to do.

Who you are is your biggest asset and your biggest competitive edge.

If you feel it's your time to fully express who you are, then I'd be honoured to take you on this journey of discovering your personal brand, divine feminine and your WHY. 

Today could be the start of something BIG! Click here to set up a time to chat.

Janette


Empowered Women Series - Jacinda Ardern: Her Personal Brand Revealed

She's the world’s youngest female leader having taken office at the age 37, which is no small feat given that currently there are only 15 female world leaders out of a total of 193 UN member states.

She's as authentic as they come and the more I researched, the more there was to love about her.

As New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, says she quickly began that she had to "own" who she was and what she stood for. “There was no time to over-prepare or rehearse, the only choice I had from that day forward was just to be myself".

Having read this, I felt compelled to take a closer look at her personal brand.

Here's what I learned! Click here for the white paper

Janette


I'm Looking For My Tribe

I've been a corporate professional, I've run a business, I've traveled the globe, had two beautiful children and have had many setbacks and incredible highlights along the way.

During the last eleven years, I've been searching for my tribe, one that stimulates my intellect and explores my WHOLENESS.

I've attended many business courses, leadership courses, public speaking courses, mentoring nights, women's events, networking lunches and the list goes on. 

While they all provided intellectual stimulation, they didn't fuel my soul.

All these programs and courses have helped me become a good businesswoman, leader and speaker but they haven't helped me become a WHOLE woman.

As I've been traveling my path, I've reached a new point of personal growth, my spiritual awakening. I've had a siren call on my soul.

Having served thousands of women over the last eleven years I've had a significant realisation.

We are all looking for the same thing. Love, connection and meaning to our lives.

It didn't matter if these women were lawyers, doctors, nurses, teachers, policewomen, artists, architects, cleaners, mums or designers. 

They were all looking for the same thing. 

I have felt that over the years women have become more isolated, have taken on greater demands both at home and work and have little time left to nurture their souls, to reflect on their life and to discover what it is that sets their soul on fire. 

So where can you go to get support as a woman who seeks both intellectual stimulation and spiritual support?

I have yet to find it. 

SO IT'S TIME FOR ME TO CREATE THE TRIBE I'M SEEKING.

I want to create a tribe that empowers women to tap into their wholeness, with no judgement, to welcome all with open arms so together we can explore all of our dimensions, become whole women and to make a difference to each other and humanity.

This tribe is for you if you:

  • want to step beyond the shallows and dive deep into the centre of you.
  • have a heartfelt desire to live a deeply meaningful life full of purpose and passion.
  • believe meaning and mission matter in business.
  • want to rediscover your inner GPS and reverse engineer your life to finding more meaning and fulfilment.
  • feel isolated and miss the beautiful healing and nourishment that comes from being with other women, the sisterhood.
  • want to learn about healing, mindset, self-leadership, spirituality, meditation and wisdom sharing.
  • want to tap into your divine feminine energy to restore balance in yourself and in the world.
  • want to be a part of a sisterhood that welcomes you with open arms and appreciates your uniquness and wholness and becomes your renewable source of energy.
  • want to experience connection and community on a whole new level based on equality, spiriuality and self love.


A shift is coming like we've never seen before. Our evolution is unfolding.

An undercurrent is brewing and more and more women are having a rebirth. 

It's time to turn down the ego pursuits and turn our attention away from a culture that celebrates the superficial.

IT'S TIME TO NURTURE A NEW KIND OF WOMAN

Together we will discover our awakening, our unfoldment and to leave a legacy that will out last our years on earth.

When it comes down to the last hour of our time on earth, all we will ask is, "WHO DID I BECOME"? - Robin Sharma

If you feel a calling to this tribe, please e-mail me by replying to this e-mail. 

Your Sydney Soul Sister

Janette

P.S If you missed my recent video on my energy healing session, click here to watch it.




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