Well, I don’t know about you, but I was dreaming about ice capades choreography, with an imaginary winter fairy tale setting, and action film scripts with stunts defying death. In short, I was on top of the world! And that was where I stayed, until one day, life as an adult got in the way of things and it was time to figure out what I was going to do in the real world.
Somehow I stumbled into the glitz and glamour of the advertising world. It was intoxicating and I shone like a bright star. I made a good living in an A-class advertising multinational overseas, rubbing shoulders with clients, agency partners and management who appreciated me as the bee’s knees that I was. The lifestyle, and the money, was great - we partied like characters from The Great Gatsby. But, by God, it was cold in there. The advertising campaigns we were concocting in the creative department were all brains and no heart!
I reached a point where I was miserable with my life (even the truckloads of money) and I decided to move on to greener and more loving pastures. And just like that, Australia was calling me. I began a fresh new consulting business, and boy was I proud of myself, and my new clients. Until, all of a sudden, I plateau-ed and found that, once again, I had reached a point where I was miserable with my life and my business. I was tempted to throw in the towel more than a few times. And I just couldn’t understand what was happening to make me feel this way.
I started to question everything and one day, as I was searching for the driving force that had inspired me to start my business in the first place, I stumbled into Love Marks. Created by the CEO of ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, this marketing concept worked on the premise that love was what was needed to rescue brands.
That’s when my life completely changed. Everything about the idea felt right. I started focusing on PURPOSE and how we can win in the marketplace with heart-centred, authentic brands worth falling in love with.
Once I found my why, I found myself again. I began living my dream - building something that mattered, something worth fighting for. I focused on helping other small business entrepreneurs, like you and me, have more joy & abundance in their lives by building their brand around work that they felt was their purpose & calling.
I had a no-nonsense, yet unique way of thinking that focused on “DOING”. I could help my clients find their WHY & WOW factor, so they could confidently challenge all flawed assumptions and literally turn lemons into lemonade. It was working, and it was a big game-changer for a new breed of entrepreneurs hungry for real, quantifiable CHANGE, brave enough to step away from the herd mentality approach and lead purposefully in the marketplace.
Yes, there was more to this than making money indeed. I was doing something that was positively affecting so many people, something that had such a great impact: I was inspiring people to reach their highest potential and be brave to boldly live their highest vision of their businesses. I was feeling good, I was having fun - finally, I was living the dream!
We all have the potential for something extraordinary within ourselves. If you tap into your power to make a positive difference, you’ll see how your ordinary life becomes an extraordinary life!
And I can do this for you as well.
* If you’re tired of regurgitated industry theories and worn-out clichés, I know exactly how you feel.
* If you’re exhausted, searching ALONE for ideas that can make a profound impact on your business, I know exactly how you feel.
* If you know your craft but are stuck, unsure how to build a brand for an audience who will know, love and trust you, I know exactly how you feel.
* If your business is growing but you refuse to settle for ‘good enough’, I know exactly how you feel.
* If you almost ended up giving up on doing what you love, I know exactly how you feel.
In fact, I felt the same way when I first started in business 15 years ago. When the learning curve was brutal. In fact, I felt that way up until very recently.
If, just like me, you are looking for a change – a whole new way of looking at things, then get ready…
☼ to have more joy & abundance in your life by building your brand around work that you feel is your purpose & calling
☼ to boldly embrace the wonderful discomfort of change & let go of older, more limiting beliefs
☼ to rekindle yourself with the driving force that inspired you to start your business in the first place
☼ to take your business to the next level by discovering new ways of thinking (as opposed to the herd-mentality approach)
☼ to find advice that will shatter conventional thinking & bounce ideas with like-minded achievers that will “get” what you are doing
Today, as I sit at my sunny desk in Sydney and think back upon the ice capade loving, action movie script devising, brave kid that began my story, I realise that perhaps I was writing my own life journey after all.
I may not be clad in ice skates or be attempting the latest death-defying stunt but I’m happy to say that since finding my focus, my work has touched the lives of top entrepreneurs and their businesses on many continents. To the present day I continue to challenge high achievers to follow their purpose and walk their talk.
You don’t have to be all things to all people. You just have to discover the possibilities within yourself, choose a place to stand tall and something you passionately believe in.
So, how do YOU envision your future? What would YOUR best life & business look like? Are you brave enough to re-write your sense of what is possible?
If so, could you be my next success story…