Adelaide Gourmet Coffee: It’s Organo Gold!!

As a career transition coach, I specialize in getting my client out of the rat race and into doing what they were meant to do on this Earth when they step into the light and discover their authentic selves (if they haven’t already).

Usually this requires that they leave their current job when they come to realize it is not where their enthusiasm, passion and innate skills and talents are honoured.

It is only by nurturing their God given skills and talents that they truly begin to expand the vision of their future. Every human being has incorporated into their DNA the drive and the desire for self expression.

The fullest expression of their identity and individuality is at the core of their soul.

So here is where it gets painful and poignant; being given a glimpse of the potential magnificence of their authentic destiny and then looking at their current financial obligations that chain them to their job.

Their current reality is one of meeting their mortgage, kids’ school fees and paying off debt acquired on entering the workforce.

It is soul destroying when we feel our highest calling and vision remain unfulfilled because we do not have the financial freedom to resign from our jobs.

I’d wager that for many people who feel that they are denied the opportunity for self expression resorting to addictive behaviours of the “olics”; the alcoholic, shopperholic, workerholic, chochoholic (!) but to name a few temporarily reduces the pain…but I digress.

When quitting their job on the spot is not an option, my clients and I work on a plan to replace one day’s worth of their wage with another source of income by working part time after hours on one of the many lucrative home based businesses available. The ultimate aim is that over a pre determined length of time, their

One such is vehicle for financial freedom is the Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee business. Yes, it’s nothing fancy, it’s coffee. A potential billion dollar market exists as my clients know of at least one coffee drinker for each ten of their family, friends or acquaintances.

I openly declare I am a distributor for Organo Gold not only because I am a coffee drinker but that the stats and trends don’t lie.

To be able to encourage my clients to buy into a global business with a very modest outlay is the only way I know to demonstrate that this strategy for financial freedom works.





Self Managing Emotions Using The “Power of Now”

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to exercise freedom of choice in my emotions over a fried but still under warranty laptop.

In a sense it was a good time to incorporate what Eckhart Tolle calls being in the NOW from his book “The Power of Now”.

Experience is a wonderful teacher and I had learned that Plan B in the form of an external hard drive that automatically backed up all my data everyday to this “safe place” was good data management practice. Clever me or so I thought.

So on the Thursday when the laptop decided to suddenly die (as in not boot up), I was only mildly concerned.

Still under warranty-check, got external hard drive back up-check, got great service support from Chris and the crew at Compnow-check.

On Friday afternoon, I picked up my laptop complete with new hard drive replacement, went home to migrate my data back onto it.

This is where it got interesting; it stalled and duly informed me that there was NO external hard drive recognized.

It was one of those surreal moments where I could see all the data I had painstakingly accumulated (personal and professional) disappearing into cyberspace never to be seen again.

I did a mental calculation of the amount of time it would have had to take me to put together the digital files again-a month (if I worked on it 3 hours a day) for information that existed as hard copies.

More worryingly was the rest of the data that could not be replaced the word “priceless” came to mind).

A flurry of phone calls to Chris at Compnow and arrangements were made to have the external HD and laptop back with them first thing Monday morning to remedy the situation, provided the external HD had not been corrupted.

That left me with an entire weekend to contemplate my navel or play over and over again the worse case scenarios. Neither was palatable.

Instead, each time my thoughts turned to the dreaded “what if I have lost all my data” situation, I remembered that I had in each moment a choice.

I could either work myself up into a state of anxiety or breathe deeply and ask, “How am I feeling at the moment-has the sky fallen in?; am I still walking and talking?”

I firmly believe that where our attention goes, our energy flows.

I had a choice of whether I would to use my energy to feed my sense of well being, gratitude for what I already have and therefore lift my emotional and psychological state or direct my energy towards the highly unproductive doldrums and remain mired in the mud.

I had ALL weekend to do this, to practice conscious awareness of every moment of my day. Yeah, thank you Universe!

So, whenever I was reminded that my laptop was flat lining, I made the conscious decision to enjoy the moments of a work related dinner filled with interesting conversation with people from other cultures on that Friday evening.

Saturday morning-I made a conscious decision to have a relaxing coffee at my favorite local place, and really tasting the flavor of a well made coffee.

This was after the usual weekend grocery shopping expedition, but this time, I marveled and gave thanks that I had the financial means to shop and that there was a variety of fresh fruit and produce available.

And rather than go through the motions of loading up my trolley with the usual grocery items and in a sense sleep walk through the whole process I gave thanks and expressed gratitude for each moment.

Sunday was filled with much laughter and lunch with my retired folks who were heading off on their annual overseas holiday because I made a conscious decision to be present physically, mentally and emotionally to my folks.

Monday morning- bright and early at Compnow and a mildly tense wait to see if in fact the situation could be remedied or that it was off to the nearest pub to drown my sorrows.

Wonders of technology in the able hands of Chris meant that all was well and I left a happy and relieved customer. Data transfer complete and intact!

This was a lesson that was made available to me and it was that I had a choice as to how I wanted to respond in every minute. Powerful realization.

In the final analysis, this means that whichever situation we find ourselves especially those we consider negative or bad, we have the power of now.







Angels in Hell-re empowered after rape: Interview with Ruby Johnson and Leanne Peard

None of us goes through life unscathed.

Ruby Johnson

Leanne Peard

Sometimes we cannot avoid the slings and arrows inflicted by thoughtless, tactless and downright objectionable people who co habit planet Earth.

These come in the form of verbal or physical bullying or worse.

Depending on our level of self esteem and self confidence we either roll with the punches or feel that it will take an eternity to heal those wounds.

If you are a regular reader of my blog articles you will know that at the very core of becoming successful is our perception of our self esteem, self worth, self confidence that will either get you there or stop you from achieving all your goals.

I had the privilege of speaking with Leanne Peard & Ruby Johnson authors of Angels in Hell-re empowered after rape about their personal experiences and what they have done to move on.

Watch my interview with these 2 remarkable ladies:

or download the interview

Ruby Johnson Leanne Peard Interview Part1

Ruby Johnson Leanne Peard Interview Part2a

Ruby Johnson Leanne Peard Interview Part2b

Firstly I want to acknowledge their courage and honesty for writing about their personal experience with rape.

Secondly I want to thank them on behalf of everyone who has been through it for sharing their means and methods to heal (emotionally) and move forward with their lives rather than be held hostage to the past.

Change or tapping into personal power is not an easy—but definitely a necessary—part of this journey called life, especially for those of us who have been violated, abused or attacked.

The bad news is that many will not take the steps to change; many will not be able to forgive. Many will stay in the darkness and never experience the beauty that life has to offer. We would hope that you will choose to change, to transform your life and re-­empower yourself.”-Angels in Hell re empowered after rape

Leanne Peard is the director of Absolute Wisdom a Life and Business Coaching consultancy, a Master of Reiki, and mother of two; she lives in tropical Cairns Queensland.
Ruby Johnson is the owner/director of Wholistic Enterprises and the founder of the College for Actualising Human Potential. She has designed and had nationally accredited the Cert IV to the Advanced Diploma in Wholistic Wellness and is the Author of 2 other books: Your Drug or Your Life and Wake Up & Breathe.
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Wayne McDonald Interview Part2: Success Know How

Part 2 of Wayne McDonald Interview


Wayne McDonald Interview Part2

Wayne McDonald Interview Part1: Success Know How

Wayne McDonald, founder and CEO of Success Know How really does know how to take your business from a standing start (or in some cases in dire need of resuscitation) to a 10 fold increase in profitability-at least.

His 25 years of experience either owning or running corporate training companies places him as an authority in this field of getting your business to the next level.

With a tagline, “Success can be achieved by growing your mind and engaging your heart”, Wayne is not afraid to confront the hard issues that prevent people and companies from performing at their best.

Wayne McDonald Interview Part1

He shares real life examples (Part 2 of this interview) of how he gets business owners past their own fears and vulnerabilities about managing recalcitrant staff to being empowered to make decisions that are in the best interest of their business.

He helps his clients take a quantum leap beyond their present circumstances and limitations to unlimited success.

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Dr John DeMartini Interview: Living Your Inspired Destiny

Dr John DeMartini can only be described as a person who chooses to see the upside of events and situations that would otherwise crush the spirit of a less aware and enlightened soul. He considers the early childhood physical and learning disabilities as gifts and opportunities to design the life he has now.

At age 7 his first grade teacher pronounced him dyslexic and suggested to John’s parents that he play sport as academic achievements was out of the realm of possibility. Thankfully her prediction was incorrect as today John DeMartini is a highly influential speaker, author, coach and master in the study of human potential.

His latest book “Inspired Destiny-Living a Fulfilling and Purposeful Life” is aimed at people who have yet to find their purpose and direction in life. “We all have a teen or early twenty year old still in us who has a passion and purpose to live and fulfill”, says John.

What I found most encouraging in this interview was his firm belief that we can pursue our passion and be well paid for it.

And here’s the clincher we all know what we would really love to do; as John explains, “We just have unfounded and unjustified fears (of failure and rejection) that can be overcome using the DeMartini method as set out in the book”.

John DeMartini Audio Part1 and John DeMartini Audio Part2

This is a man with a vision, an astronomical vision of leaving this world a much better place than when he found it. John’s passion for positively affecting every person who has crossed his path makes the enormity of his vision an achievable certainty, this I truly believe.

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