“Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn.” Productivity is paramount to me. Over the past few years, I have invested a significant amount of time and energy into studying the habits of world class performers. I have become obsessively curious as to how some individuals seem to be able to accomplish so much compared to others. We are all granted the same 24 hours in a day – what makes some so much more productive? What are the tools and strategies they have deployed? How do they structure their day? If you have listened to my solo episodes on the podcast, you may already […]

Organisation

May 25, 2021

The Calendar Technique That Has Increased My Productivity Exponentially

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“Figure out what fuels your joy, then do lots of that.” – Roy Croft. It’s a rainy Saturday morning and as I sit on my lounge with my favourite candle burning, Paris cafe music playing and coffee in hand, I can’t help but to reflect upon the past 12 months. Covid has been disrupting and disorienting in many ways, however I am a believer that positive lessons can be learned throughout times of adversity. One of the biggest lessons I learned in 2020 was gaining new perspective of what is really important and to gain a sense of deep gratitude for what I have. I have learned that joy is […]

Organisation, Wellness

March 22, 2021

5 Ways I’m Bringing More Joy Into My life

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One of the most impactful practices I’ve developed, is creating and instilling an elite morning routine. My days are so much more positive and productive when I rise early and spend the first couple of hours of my day investing in myself. It’s days like this where I truly feel like I am an unstoppable force! In this solo episode of the podcast, we cover: The benefits of rising early and creating an elite morning routine, and how world class performers and thought leaders including Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson utilise early morning wake up calls to gain a competitive edge. 5 strategies for training yourself to start rising early. […]

Organisation, Personal Development, Podcast, Wellness

March 6, 2021

Podcast: Solo Episode – How To Create An Elite Morning Routine & Start Rising Early (Episode 34)

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With the festive season well and truly in full swing, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some of my budgeting tips to not break the bank this Christmas. I am by default a naturally generous person, and so sticking to a budget for Christmas, birthdays and other occasions has always been something I’ve struggled with. Over time (and through doing the money mindset work), there are a few practices I’ve put in place to still be able to enjoy the festive season and deliver beautiful Christmas gifts, without breaking the bank. DETERMINE WHAT YOU VALUE One of the most useful practices I’ve developed when it comes […]

Organisation

November 30, 2020

Budgeting Tips To Not Break The Bank This Christmas

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I recently attended the Steve Cordony Masterclass held at Rosedale Farm in Orange, and it was the most beyond dreamy experience. After receiving loads of questions and messages about the event, I thought I would share my experience with you in this blog post. The Masterclass was an exclusive full day intimate styling masterclass. Steve opened up his doors and revealed his newly renovated and decorated country home to guests for the very first time. MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH BEAUTIFUL HOMES & INTERIORS For as long as I can remember, I have always loved beautiful homes and interiors. My earliest memories date back to when I was around 4 or […]

Organisation, Personal Development

November 1, 2020

My Dreamy Experience At Steve Cordony Masterclass

Steve Cordony

How to maximise the last 60 days of 2020. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” – Paul. J. Meyer. 2020 has been an unusually challenging year. There have been more disruptions to our routines than ever before, and it has been very easy for many of us to be thrown off-course. I am a firm believer that with clear intention, planning and focused effort, there is a lot that can be accomplished in 60 days. You can either write-off the rest of the year and wait for 01 January 2021 to roll around, or you can […]

Career, Organisation

October 25, 2020

How To Maximise The Last 60 Days Of 2020

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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. One of the most beneficial practices I’ve developed is to take the necessary time out to power plan for the week ahead. When I plan for my week, I am really clear on the necessary steps I need to take in order to maximise my productivity and achieve all the tasks I have set out for myself. When I do this, I truly feel like I’m an unstoppable force! There are a few steps I follow in order to power plan and to set my week up for success: 1. WRITE A TO-DO LIST It may seem […]

Career, Organisation

August 16, 2020

How I Power Plan For A Productive Week

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How I Stay On Top Of My To-Do List & manage Overwhelm. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer. One of the most useful tools I use in business and in life is a to-do list. It sounds so simple, however the mere act of putting pen to paper helps me to stay accountable and on track to completing the work that matters. I know I’m not alone in this, as many of my podcast guests have shared that writing a to-do list is one of the most life-changing practices they’ve developed. Between balancing […]

Organisation

August 3, 2020

How I Stay On Top Of My To-Do List & Manage Overwhelm

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“Your future is found in your daily routine. Successful people do daily what others do occasionally.” – Paula White. I’ve been working from home for about six or seven weeks now, and my daily routine has been well and truly disrupted. I have always prided myself on having a really positive and productive daily routine. I rise early, spend the first couple of hours in the day investing in myself physically, mentally and spiritually, and then begin my usual work day in the office. Like many others, self-isolation has resulted in my usual daily routine being disrupted. Whilst I was quick to create a new work from home routine which […]

Organisation, Wellness

May 4, 2020

How I Get Back To My Daily Routine After Disruption

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10 Productive Things To Do From Home. “A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb. Many of us are spending more time at home. Whilst some of us are continuing to work from home, others have been stood down from their roles completely. Social media is being flooded by memes and comments on being bored at home. Whilst this continues to be an unusual and challenging time for us, there is a bigger opportunity that lies within. We are often finding ourselves rushing, and racing against the clock. With self-isolation comes a slower pace. There is more time now than ever to work on your […]

Organisation, Personal Development

April 6, 2020

10 Productive Things To Do From Home

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How I Spend Every Saturday. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.” – Paul. J. Meyer. Having a solid and consistent routine is something that I cherish. I love the days where I rise early and accomplish so much before 9am. It’s days like this where I truly feel like an unstoppable force! I’ve often spoken about and have previously shared my morning and nightly routines. However, one thing that I have not previously shared in detail is how I spend every Saturday. I wanted to write this post as I often receive questions as to how […]

Career, Organisation

December 9, 2019

How I Spend Every Saturday

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How I’m getting organised for 2020. “The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey. 2019 has been a huge year of personal growth and development for me. I invested in myself in more ways than ever before. I started working with a coach on delivering powerful presentations. Attended numerous business and personal development events. I conquered my fears. Started a podcast. Optimised my routine and schedule. Read one personal development book per month. Listened to at least 3 podcasts per week. I made some tough decisions. I stood my ground. And most importantly, I realised the true power that lives […]

Organisation

December 1, 2019

How I’m Getting Organised For 2020

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“To be calm is the highest achievement of the self.” – Zen Proverb. One of the things I’ve constantly strived to achieve is a sense of calm and order in my life. Being organised is something which has innately been me. However, being more calm is something which has required practice and effort. I’ve always admired those who are able to remain calm amongst chaos. Remaining calm irrespective of whether you are in the workplace, home or in any personal relationship is a huge competitive advantage. It is a skill, and a valuable one one at that. In this article, I share the key practices I’ve put in place to […]

Organisation, Wellness

October 13, 2019

How I Create Calm & Order In My Life

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How to Prioritise Tasks & Focus On What Matters. “You don’t need more time in your day. You just need to decide” – Seth Godin. Have you ever felt like you can’t get on top of your workload and priorities? Does your never-ending to-do list continue to grow and expand? Do you constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this may be the article for you. Managing work flow and priorities is essential if you want to increase your effectiveness and productivity. Between managing a demanding full time job, my blog and personal projects, I’ve learned a thing or two about learning […]

Career, Organisation

April 14, 2019

How To Prioritise Tasks & Focus On What Matters

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How I Organise My Life For The Week Ahead. “For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned” – Benjamin Franklin. There is nothing worse than waking up on Monday morning feeling overwhelmed and stressed. I’ve always found myself to be a naturally organised person, however it’s taken quite a bit of work for me to get to a place where I truly feel on top of my personal and professional life. There are a few simple practices I’ve put in place to rid myself of Sunday night anxiety and to organise my week up for success: 1. CHECK YOUR DIARY & WRITE A TO-DO LIST Preparation is a critical […]

Organisation

April 7, 2019

How I Organise My Life For The Week Ahead

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Strategies for Managing Stress & Information Overwhelm. “Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond.”- Robert Horry I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I pride myself on delivering a high standard of work and like to say ‘yes’ to taking on new challenges and opportunities. Whilst this characteristic can often act as a great motivator, it often results in me burning the candle at both ends. A demanding and stressful full-time job, managing my blog, working on on personal projects and the demands of daily life have often left me feeling stressed, exhausted and overwhelmed. Managing stress and overwhelm in everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall […]

Organisation, Personal Development, Wellness

February 22, 2019

My Best Strategies For Managing Stress & Information Overwhelm

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My Morning Routine & What I Do To Win The Day. “Either you run the day or the day runs you”- Jim Rohn. My morning routine has been one of the most life-changing habits I’ve developed. I wake up at 5am, meditate, and finish my gym workout all before 6:10am. When I tell people this, they think I’m crazy. The truth is, I never used to be a morning person. In fact, I used to hate waking up early. I would prefer to stay in bed, all toasty and rugged up. Why would I want get up earlier than I had to, especially when it’s cold/ dark/ raining outside? Well, […]

Organisation, Wellness

February 1, 2019

My Morning Routine: What I Do To Win The Day

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“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organise your life around it”- Brian Tracy. Organisation is one of those things that many of us aspire to do better, but find difficult to sustain. I’ve naturally always found myself to be an organised person, but it has taken quite a bit of discipline and practice to get to to a point where I truly feel on top of my personal and professional life.  As the New Year has rolled over, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my key tips and tricks for getting organised: 1. PLANNING YOUR LIFE Having a plan of action and scheduling in meetings, […]

Organisation

January 4, 2019

HOW TO GET ORGANISED FOR THE NEW YEAR

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5 Effective Ways I Stay On Top Of Life Admin. Life Admin. It’s one of those buzz words that constantly gets thrown around, yet something we rarely seem to stay on top of. The endless list of bills to pay, appointments to make and errands to run constantly seems to grow. So why is it that we can never seem to get on top of our life admin? Well, research shows that the average adult carries our 109 life admin task per year. A significant portion of our time is now spent completing mundane tasks such as sorting out car insurance, changing bank accounts, booking appointments and completing tax returns. Between balancing a demanding […]

Organisation

December 1, 2018

5 Effective Ways I Stay On Top Of Life Admin

Life Admin

3 Steps to Overcoming Procrastination. Procrastination (noun). “A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.”  Procrastination is the thief of time.”- Edward Young. We’ve all been culprits to procrastination at one point or another. Perhaps it was putting off a university assignment, completing a project at work or making a simple phone call. Procrastination is something which rears its ugly head and affects us in our personal and professional lives. You may be thinking that you’ve gotten by in life just fine by procrastinating. Sure, you may have been susceptible to added stress as you were running through the university gates with 30 seconds […]

Organisation, Personal Development

October 14, 2018

3 Steps to Overcoming Procrastination

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How to Achieve Morning Mastery & Conquer the Day. “Either you run the day or the day runs you”- Jim Rohn “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job”- Jim Rohn So, you’re interested in becoming a morning person? Let me start by saying I used to be one of those people who dreaded waking up early. I used to snooze my alarm not once, not twice, but at least 3-4 times before I could open my eyes enough to see that I had slept way past what I should have. Admittedly, I developed some bad habits where I had to scramble to get myself into shower and […]

Organisation, Personal Development

June 10, 2018

How to Achieve Morning Mastery & Conquer the Day

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How to Prioritise Like a Pro & Win the Day! “You don’t need more time in your day. You just need to decide”- Seth Godin. Have you ever felt like you can’t get on top of your workload and priorities? Does your never-ending to-do list continue to grow and expand? Do you constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this may be the article for you! Managing work flow and priorities will result in increased productivity and reduced stress. So, what is the key for how to prioritise like a pro and win the day? Read my top 5 tips below: 1. […]

Career, Organisation

May 26, 2018

How to Prioritise Like a Pro & Win the Day!

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Let’s talk productivity. People often ask me “How can I be more productive?” I certainly do not have all the answers, however I am always happy to share my knowledge and insights with you, so long as they continue to add value! Being effective and productive are necessary attributes in order for me to accomplish the demands that come from managing a challenging and stressful full-time job, consultancy work, planning a wedding (although not mine this time round!), managing a blog and working out 5-6 times per week!  My TOP 5 TIPS TO HAVE THE MOST PRODUCTIVE DAY: 1. UTILISE TO-DO LISTS Make sure you utilise a to-do list and […]

Career, Organisation

April 21, 2018

5 Tips to Have the Most Productive Day

How to have a productive day

How do you start the first 60-90 minutes of your day? Do you follow a strict morning routine, or do you up snoozing, getting stuck in traffic and running late to your job? I am a big believer in following a morning routine. I like to ensure the first 60-90 minutes of my day is spent as effectively as possible.  The first 60-90 minutes of your day is your time! It is the time you have to work on your goals and dreams before you start getting distracted by emails, phone calls and other people’s to-do lists! Here are some of the morning rituals that help me win the day: 1. […]

Organisation, Wellness

March 24, 2018

How to Establish an Effective Morning Routine

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2017 is shaping up to be the biggest and busiest year of my life. Between working 50-60 hours a week in my professional career, consulting, blogging, planning a wedding, working out daily and having some sort of social life, it is safe to say that maintaining balance in life is not always easy. Although I have multiple balls up in the air, I have developed a few life hacks to stay organised and maintain balance in my life which I will share with you below. Living a balanced life starts by: 1. Knowing your Priorities What are your goals and what are you working towards? I am a big believer […]

Organisation, Wellness

February 25, 2017

How to Live a Balanced Life

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How to be more organised. We all know that one person who is a vision of perfection and has their life ‘put together.’ Their personal presentation is always on point, their office and home are immaculate and they never seem to skip a beat. The interesting part about organised and ‘put together’ individuals is that they were not necessarily born organised. Rather, they have developed several healthy habits along the way shaping the behavioural traits of an organised person. So, how do you become more organised in your everyday life? You can start by… 1. PLANNING YOUR LIFE Having a plan of action and scheduling in meetings, tasks and events […]

Organisation

September 4, 2016

How to be More Organised

How to be more organised