Friday, May 14, 2010

Update on Room To Grow

The new series of Room To Grow started last week on Channel 31 Sunday 8pm. This Sunday my segment is on How to Fit a Maternity Bra so if you're in Melbourne tune in and for everyone else I will upload it as soon as I have it my my hot little hands.

Thank you for your support xx

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sarah Prout's POWER PUBLISHING eCourse

The remarkably talented Sarah Prout has launched her POWER PUBLISHING eCourse, if you have EVER thought about writing a book and becoming an Author then you have to read on....

The ‘POWER PUBLISHING’ eCourse commences on the Monday the 17th of May and you will be emailed one PDF module per day (excluding weekends) until the 28th of May, 2010.

Here is what each module will include…

: This module is all about how to brainstorm the best possible book concept to add value to your niche market. We’ll examine how to construct models for marketable ideas and vital steps you should take before you commence your book project.

MODULE #2: This module gives you a set list of tasks to get the ball rolling on your publishing project and how to set up specific systems to lay the groundwork for success. How to research effectively and build momentum.

MODULE #3: This module explains how to construct action lists of key people to contact and timeframes that need to be adhered to in order to make sure your book project is a success. I let you know the secret to approaching A-listers that you want to join your compilation book – whether it be for a testimonial, a foreword or a chapter in your book project.

MODULE #4: This module is all about how to attract various contributors that are willing to invest in your book project and the benefits of the compilation model. This section contains awesome secrets to create an author funded book and where to advertise your project for maximum exposure.

MODULE #5: This model is your ultimate outsourcing guide to self-publishing. Alternatively, it will give you creative ideas to ensure your time and resources are managed effectively throughout the duration of your book project.

: The production phase is vital to get right. I’m going to let you know what you need to do in order to make sure your book is print perfect. This module will cover design, typesetting, binding and ensuring the quality of your final product.

: This module will discuss how to build buzz for your book with social media, training your contributing authors and generating pre-sales. We’ll also explore effective ways to present your book on a website.

MODULE #8: This module will show you how to build a press kit and all of the important elements to include when attracting media attention. I’ll also show you how to write excellent PR stories surrounding your new product and where to submit your press releases to online.

MODULE #9: This module will cover the best methods to monetize your book, how to sell it online and alternative ways to leverage your project as a stream of ongoing revenue.

MODULE #10: This module will discuss the best ways to leverage being an author and how to use your book for the growth of your brand. I’ll also show you how you can maximize your role as an author to your ultimate business advantage.

To sign up go to POWER PUBLISHING eCourse

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Star in a Bra

I'm all for keeping it real and I will support and encourage everyone else to do the same. So I applaud businesses that step outside the fashion, unrealistic, size zero no one looks like that industry.

Last week I showed you the controversial Ad for plus size women by Lane Bryant that got pulled for being "too risque". However the majority of you, myself included thought she looked stunning and so not risque. She represented women that are real and we can all relate too.

Curvy Kate is conducting their annual Star in Bra contest and have just selected the Top 30. They are real women from a variety of backgrounds, looks and nationalities. The winner will be the official Face of Curvy Kate.

To check out the models and vote click here

I have reviewed Curvy Kate's Collection so if you would like to read it you can do it here

Here are some of their previous winners....

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How Do YOU Breathe Life Into Your Dreams?

I stumbled across this title yesterday and it was at the divine right time. I noticed it went for 15 minutes and I nearly didn't watch it.... but I did and I really want to share it with you.

Perfection is not unblemished and unflawed.... it's perfect because it's yours.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Learn it. Know it. Be it. Live it

So there I was 2 weeks ago driving toward Babycinos Café after Heather from Inspiring Mums was telling me about Heavenly Connected and they were doing “free readings”. I had no idea what to expect and I didn’t know anyone but I just had this feeling that I had to go, so I trusted my gut and I went.

Hayley give me a reading and it was extremely accurate and some of the things she said have really stuck.

  • I’m a stifler- I hold back on the words I really want to say and I control my emotions. I shouldn’t…
  • I’m healing and I should allow myself to heal.

She said heaps of other things but these stuck out to me the rest I know and I’m comfortable with the process and the progress of them.

Since then I have really tried to allow myself to feel whatever I am feeling and be honest with those thoughts.

So I have cried tears that I don’t really know how or why they come about but I allowed them to flow.

Life has bought me home twice in two short weeks and I’ll be back again soon. My partner said “Does it feel funny to be home again so soon?”

The answer was no. Why?

Over the years I have noticed that sometimes life has bought me home several times in short spaces of time because it’s where I draw my strength from.

Right now I need that, I need to understand and process information because the work I am doing is extremely close to heart and it’s bringing up some old memories that for some reason are raw at the moment.

Some people hate their home town but I love it and it’s the one place where I can go where I not only draw strength from but it feels like home it is home and I get to tackle my demons head on….

I can re visit some of the twisted things that have shaped my life and understand them on a new level.

  • To the man that said “You should wear stilettos everyday so they shape your legs, wear a bra to bed so your breasts don’t sag and you’re only beautiful if you’re a size 8.” Twisted……

  • To the teacher who stopped me from learning because he made me feel like I was stupid and to everyone that believe him that now say to my success “I didn’t know you had it in you” Twisted…. I did I’ve always known.

  • To the man who used to take his violent drunken anger out on us I can now say you can not hurt us anymore. I may have not said anything then but I will now. Twisted….

These people would not even think that they made an impact on my life but they did and I’ll be damned if they’re going to shape my future.

I am strong…

We have our life lessons but it’s always a work in progress no matter how far you think you have come a smell or a song can have you back there in .2 seconds and it all comes back. The trick is to know your lesson and deal with it before it escalates and you can use that strength to your advantage.

We are never alone you make decision a choice, you may hurt someone, someone may hurt you we have all been there and we all understand no matter how much you think people don’t get it maybe it’s because we don’t explain it or maybe they just aren’t ready.

Learn it. Know it. Be it. Live it

Those who don’t get it are just at a different point then you and no matter where you are, what you’ve done, how much money you have or don’t have nor how old you are we go through those stages continuously through out our lives so get your head out of the sand and

Learn it. Know it. Be it. Live it