Is this all there is?

Is this all there is?

Carol’s eyes slowly fluttered open as the sun peeked through her bedroom window. She let out a deep sigh and buried her head in her pillow. Another day, another routine. She couldn’t help but wonder, “Is this all there is?

As she lay there, staring at the ceiling, she couldn’t shake off the feeling of restlessness that had been nagging her for months. She had an OK job, a passable income, a mostly loving family, and a few close friends, but something was missing.

She longed for more meaning, purpose, and excitement in her life. She wanted to find her passions, explore new places, meet new people, and make a difference in the world. But she didn’t know where to start, after all, high flying dream lives surely needed a higher salary than she would ever see.

As she got up and prepared for another day of work, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of resignation and boredom. She knew she had to pay the bills, meet the deadlines, and attend the meetings, but it all felt so meaningless and empty.

She wondered if anyone else felt the same way. She wondered if there was a way out of this hamster wheel of routine and monotony. She wondered if there was more to life.  A fear of failure and judgment held her back, she should resign herself to being “Carol -wife, mother, sister, friend” and not dream “above her station” 

Dropping the kids off at school, she was thinking about her sister, Sally, when the phone rang in the car. It was Sally.  It was funny how often that happened, but it helped fill in the 30minute commute.

After a couple of minutes chatting, Carol said to Sally…

“Listen, I need to talk to someone about how I’ve been feeling lately. I don’t know, I just feel like something is missing in my life, you know? I have a good job, a decent income, and some amazing people in my life, but I feel like there should be more to it than just going through the motions.

I mean, what’s the point of it all? Why do we work so hard and sacrifice so much just to live a “blah” life? I know I have dreams and passions that I want to pursue, but I’m so scared of wasting time and money or worse disappointing everybody that I haven’t even tried.

I just feel so stuck and frustrated. I don’t want to settle for a life that’s just okay. I want to wake up every day feeling inspired, motivated, and happy. Is that too much to ask? I don’t know, maybe I’m being too idealistic or selfish.

But I can’t help but wonder if there’s more to life . I want to make a difference, explore new things, and be true to myself. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re meant for something more, but you don’t know what it is or how to get there?”

By now, Carol was a little teary, and Sally could tell she was upset…

“Hey, I totally get where you’re coming from. I’ve been feeling the same way lately. It’s like we’ve been following the script of what society expects us to do – go to school, get a job, pay the bills – but we haven’t really questioned whether that’s what we really want or need.

It’s normal to have doubts, but we can’t let them hold us back from at keast trying our passions and dreams. Maybe it’s time to take a step back and ask what brings us joy and fulfillment, and what we want to leave behind.

I think it’s great that you want to make a difference and be true to yourself.

Have you heard of the Rise to Rich course? It’s a program that helps people like us to discover our purpose, clarify our goals, and create a roadmap to our ideal life. I’m thinking of getting. Maybe we can do it together and see where it takes us?”

By the time Carol reached work, she and Sally had planned to meet later that evening and go through the course and, together, map out their futures.   For the first time in ages, Carol felt optimisic for the days ahead.



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Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom. 🤗

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You deserve a rich life and I can help you plan it out.

That’s why I am excited to offer you my step by step roadmap to create your ideal life. Explore the shifts, tips and tools you need to RISE to the life you have always imagined.

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A Wrap-up of 2022 and a Plan for 2023

A Wrap-up of 2022 and a Plan for 2023

2022 has proven itself to be my “annus horribilis” with a number of serious health complications raining down on our family.  Thankfully we have reached the other side of it with some sort of normality and life continues – albeit with some changes.

The year has disappeared in a blur of doctors’ appointments, hospital visits and LOTS of stress.
We made the very tough decision to sell our dream block of land in Hobart, Tasmania.  We will still retire to Tasmania but with a different plan that we have not fully formed yet

Mostly I managed to keep it all together, but at times I have NOT felt I have been living my best life. 🙁

I CAN be grateful that we were able to travel and were able to see our gorgeous grandsons TWICE this year.  As much as it is super fun Facetimeing 5&3 year olds, nothing beats “Nana Cuddles”

All in all, I can be thankful for every moment good and bad.  I can be intentional in closing off 2022 and be ready to face 2023 with renewed optimism and joy.

My word for 2023 is “SPACE”  space for me to…

  • breathe
  • relax
  • connect and just
  • BE!!

I have planned a number of catchups with friends, weekends away and plenty of “me time” ( how long has it been since I had a massage??)

What are your plans for 2023?

Why not complete the “Life Audit” to see where your life is at right now and give yourself some hints on what to address this year.



I Love this quote. “Just when the Caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a Butterfly”

It says so much about the past and the future. It is good to remind ourselves that no matter what happens in our lives, surely there is beauty to come.

Did you ever wonder what ACTUALLY happens to that caterpillar in her quest to transform into that gorgeous butterfly? I did, so of course I Googled it. OMG I tell you I have a whole new respect for the MASSIVE transformation that happens.

You can check it out here

With the work we will do in the Rise to Rich course, I promise you it will be just as transformational, but you won’t need to turn to soup to come out other side 🙂


How Much Money Do You Need?

How Much Money Do You Need?

How much money do you need?
An interesting discussion recently on this subject with a group I am in.
Now of course the whole philosophy behind my life and, indeed, this blog, is that I don’t aspire to be financially a gazillionaire.

Sure, I want to be a princess but there are a whole lot of factors that are brought up around being financially rich.

I enjoy working but have no wish to do it for 100 hours a week. I also love travelling, but when we are away for an extended period of time, it is lovely to get home.

So, how much money DO you need?

To answer this question, I believe you need to know first how much your ideal 10/10 life would cost.
Once you have that, it is a simple case of working backwards to obtain an annual income level.

I guarantee you it will NOT be as high as you might think.

I have adapted a budget planner to be an “Ideal Life” calculator. Why not try it out and see for yourself what YOUR ideal life costs.

You can get a copy for your own ideal life here… ( or click on the images below)

I see many people say if they had unlimited money that would travel all the time…BUT have a think about it, when you go on holiday, how long does it take you to start yearning for home, friends and family?

Others say they would eat out a lot..but again, would you really? what would that do to your waistline and health? It is fun to play with this calculator but be realistic to your own life as well.

Many of the things you really want from your ideal life are probably not financial, but time based. I want to spend a lot more time with the grandkids, but as they are in school so we can really only visit on school holidays and only if they are not going away on their own adventures.

A fundamental cornerstone of my Rise to Rich course is my RISE Audit to determine where your life is at right now, and then diving deeper into the RISE Plan to fully map out exactly what YOUR 10/10 life looks like.

Check it out here

Achieving Life Balance

Achieving Life Balance

Ahh the elusive subject of “Balance”  It can start out with such good intentions and quickly spiral out of control and, before you know it, you are back to square one.

Often your life might seem like a never-ending game of “Snakes & Ladders”.  Forever taking one step forward and three steps back, until maybe – finally you get a lucky roll of the dice.

So what CAN you do to create balance and momentum in your life to achieve your 10/10 life?

Yep, it really can be that simple.  (but oh so HARD)

Step 1:   List your Goals

Get REALLY specific here.  What does your perfect life look like?
Break your life down to these areas and write a few pages about what “perfect” looks like for you.

Home/Environment,  Family and Friends,  Romance/Significant Other,  Health & Fitness, Career/Business,  Wealth,  Personal Growth/ Learning and Spirituality,  Fun & Recreation

Rate each area out of 10, don’t think too hard about it.
Now write down what each area would look like if it were a 10.

What can you do this month to improve each area by just ONE STEP?   This is the best way I have found to set realistic goals for my life, not trying to jump ahead too much at once.   Eg: Set yourself a goal of losing just 1 kg this month.   Simple?  Probably, now duplicate that each month and you will have lost 12kg in a year.

Step 2: Plan your Days. 

Schedules and To-Do lists need not be restrictive. In fact, if they are too tight, you are far more likely to not stick to the plan.  Look over your life goals and plan to move those areas up one step.  Get creative.  Want to exercise more and have more time to read?    Use your commute time, walk one extra bus stop, and park a little farther away. During your commute, read a book rather than a trashy magazine, or if you drive, listen to audiobooks or podcasts rather than talkback radio.

Step 3:  Prioritize YOU!

Don’t minimize the time available to do the things you want to do, particularly if they are contributing to your life goals or wellbeing. Include ‘me” time around other essential life activities that require your time and attention.

Keep to the Plan unless in an Emergency ( a real Emergency)

Most people who create a daily plan, keep to it for a while, but not long enough for it to become a habit. Habits take around 28 days to form, so if you want your new plan to work and your lifestyle to be improved, you must protect it at all costs… Eventually, the changes you implement will become second nature, but until then, you need to stay in control of your plan.  Have a look over your plan every day to remind yourself of where you want to be.    Think of your plan as a roadmap to your perfect life.  Just like any journey, there may be some roadblocks or detours, but if you just follow the map you will arrive at your destination.

Want to learn more?  Join me on my Rise to RICH Programme and create YOUR perfect 10/10 life.

Getting $#!T Done – A 5 Day Challenge.

Getting $#!T Done – A 5 Day Challenge.

I posted recently that my friend had commented on how I manage to always
“Get $#!T Done”

(You can read the post here)

I promised to put together a 5-day challenge that will help you set goals,
break them into tasks and achieve your ideal life

and here it is 🙂

Join my short 5 Day “Getting $#!t Done” Workshop and I will guide you step by step to being a more productive you.

I’ve broken the entire how to “Get $#!T Done” process down for you 1 step at a time…

That means,  with the “Getting $#!T Done” course, you’re able to know where to begin, know that it is possible and not a pipe-dream, and start feeling better about life easier, faster, and with more confidence than you could any other way!