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“Three Score Years  & Ten” – A Gift of Memories

“Three Score Years & Ten” – A Gift of Memories

Today is my birthday 🙂

While I am not quite “Three Score Years and Ten” yet, any birthday does make you contemplate the past.

Quite a few years ago, I came across a list of 100 questions to give older family members to answer.  By answering these questions, you may gain a deeper understating of your relative’s life.

At some point I will do this excercise for myself and create my own book ( maybe in time for my 70th birthday?)

You can download the questions here…
100 Questions.pdf

I gave these questions to my Mum and, well, she went above and beyond and wrote a whole book!!!

I had the (very large) file she sent me turned into a hard covered book and got copies for the whole family.   The family were then presented with the book on her 70th birthday.

Over the last few weeks I have been organising my computer’s hard drive and I came across the file.  I had not read through it for a while, and it was fun to skim back over it.

You can download her book here...
or click on the image below.

Why a Tight Budget Might Make You a Better Mother

Why a Tight Budget Might Make You a Better Mother

Motherhood is a journey filled with joy, love, and countless challenges. One thing that can add an extra layer of difficulty is navigating motherhood on a tight budget. While a bank account less than “loaded” may initially seem like a hindrance, it might actually shape you into a better mother.

So, embrace your financial circumstances and discover the hidden advantages they bring!

Cultivating Resourcefulness:

 A tight budget encourages you to become resourceful, finding creative ways to meet your family’s needs. As a mother, this resourcefulness translates into clever solutions and a knack for stretching every dollar. You learn to make the most of what you have, finding alternative options and DIY solutions that not only save money but also boost your children’s creativity and problem-solving skills. Being resourceful teaches your children valuable life lessons and creates a sense of resilience.

Teaching Financial Responsibility:

Navigating motherhood on a tight budget provides an opportunity to teach your children about financial responsibility from an early age.

Instead of saying a firm NO to their requests, you make conscious choices, prioritise spending, and involve them in budgeting discussions.  In doing this, you teach lessons about money management and the importance of making informed financial decisions. By showing them how to live within means, save for the future, and distinguish between wants and needs, you equip them with essential skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

Fostering Gratitude and Appreciation:

A tight budget allows you to instill a sense of gratitude and appreciation in your children. By consciously making choices and sacrifices, they learn to value what they have and express gratitude for the simple pleasures in life.

Teaching your children to appreciate experiences, togetherness, and acts of kindness rather than material possessions helps them cultivate a lasting happiness that isn’t dependent on “things”.

This mindset creates a strong foundation for their overall well-being and shapes them into compassionate individuals.

Building Strong Family Bonds:

On a budget, you discover that quality time and shared experiences matter more than material possessions. You create opportunities for family bonding that may have been overlooked with a larger budget. Whether it’s cooking together, engaging in outdoor activities, or having game nights, these shared moments become cherished memories that strengthen the bonds within your family. Motherhood on a budget allows you to focus on what truly matters: love, connection, and the joy of being together.

Nurturing Determination:

Navigating financial constraints requires determination and grit, qualities that you naturally develop as a mother.

You face challenges head-on, finding creative ways to overcome obstacles and provide for your family.

Through your example, you show your children the values of perseverance, adaptability, and hard work. They witness firsthand how you handle difficult situations and learn that setbacks are temporary roadblocks that can be overcome with resilience and determination.
(even if you do breakdown in the shower on occasion when it all gets too hard   )

Motherhood on a tight budget is a journey that molds you into a better person, despite its initial challenges. Through resourcefulness, financial responsibility, gratitude, strong family bonds, resilience, and a downright dogged determination to succeed, you create a nurturing environment that prepares your children for a well-rounded and fulfilling life.

Embrace your financial circumstances, for they have the power to shape you and your children in beautiful ways.

Remember, it’s not the size of your budget but the love, care, and values you impart that make you an exceptional mother.

 

 

Finding Balance:  Wealth and Money – An Important Piece, Yet Not Everything

Finding Balance: Wealth and Money – An Important Piece, Yet Not Everything

I would not be able to have a blog about creating a Rich Life without tackling the subject of actual money.

Of course, there IS more to a rich balanced life than chasing the almighty dollar, but no-one can argue that having at least a comfortable amount of money is far better than having no money.

In a world that often measures success with financial wealth, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that money is the goal of a rich life. Indeed, money in the bank can provide us with a sense of comfort and freedom. It enables us to meet our basic needs and indulge in experiences that bring us joy. However, true wealth extends far beyond “things”

To be truly rich, there should be abundance in all areas of our lives – our relationships, health, personal growth, spirituality as well as a bank balance. It is about living in alignment with our values, realising our passions, and contributing to the world around us.

I feel that a rich life is the result of a well-rounded life, where each part of life is nurtured and given attention.

When we focus solely on accumulating financial wealth, we risk neglecting other aspects that contribute to our overall happiness and fulfillment. Our relationships may suffer, our health may deteriorate, and our spiritual well-being may remain unfulfilled. It is essential to strike a balance between working and saving too hard and the other dimensions of our lives.

To start we need to come from a mindset of abundance. Appreciating all that we already have, practicing gratitude, and nurturing a sense of contentment allows us to shift our thoughts from scarcity to abundance. This shift can release us from the sometimes constant fear that we don’t have enough and helps us recognise the richness that we do have.

At the same time though, it is essential to develop financial literacy and responsibility. By creating a solid financial plan, setting realistic goals, and making informed decisions, we can build a foundation of financial well-being. This empowers us to make choices that align with our values, providing us with the means to support our dreams and make a positive impact on the world. Women with money do extraordinary things in this world. We tend to share our wealth with our families, our communities, and the world.

Finding balance means understanding that money is a tool to support and enhance our lives, but it should not define our worth or happiness. It is about using our resources wisely, spending on experiences that bring us joy ( without guilt please ladies), and creating meaningful connections with others.

Let us embrace the wealth segment as a valuable piece of our life balance while acknowledging that it is not the sole definition of “rich”. By nurturing all segments of our lives, and striking a balance, we can lead lives that are rich in every sense of the word.

Remember, It is NOT all about who makes the most money. It is about living YOUR best life in the style you wish to live it.



Affordable Ways to Keep Your Family Warm in Winter

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Family Warm in Winter

Winter is my favourite season. (we just bought a home in Tasmania to escape the Queensland heat) but many hate the cold and the challenges it can bring to the family budget.

Today I am here to share with you some budget-friendly ways to keep your family warm without sacrificing your finances.  With some resourcefulness and a touch of creativity, you can ensure that your family stays cosy and comfortable throughout winter, without breaking the bank.

Let’s dive in, keep warm and embrace the season without a single worry about your budget.

Layer Clothing

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to stay warm during winter is to layer your clothing. Think of it as creating a stylish outfit that also provides insulation. Start with a warm base layer, then add long-sleeved shirts, cosy sweaters, and fashionable jackets. Don’t forget to stock up on thick socks and leggings for extra warmth. Layering not only traps precious body heat but also allows you to adjust your clothing as the day unfolds, ensuring maximum comfort and style. It’s a warm winter win-win!

Use Blankets and Throws

Let’s talk about the amazing power of blankets and throws. They are your secret weapons against the winter chill. Invest in heavenly soft blankets and encourage each family member to embrace the warmth by snuggling up with their very own cosy throw. Remember, layering blankets can take you to another level of comfort and insulation. Look for affordable options at op shops, or let your creativity shine by repurposing old fabric into beautiful quilts or blankets. These cosy layers will not only keep you snug but also help you save on heating costs.

Weatherproof Windows and Doors

When it comes to staying warm, pay attention to every detail, including those sneaky drafts that try to invade homes through windows and doors. It’s time to weatherproof your space. Take a moment to apply weatherstripping around windows and doors, sealing any gaps that allow chilly air to creep inside. Even on a limited budget, you can find affordable options like adhesive foam weatherstripping or, dare I say, the ever-useful duct tape.  These small yet powerful measures will significantly reduce heat loss, making your home more energy-efficient.

Use Draft Stoppers

Arrgh!!! Drafts…  The solution to keep them at bay are draft stoppers, affectionately known as door snakes. These marvellous creations are placed at the bottom of doors, preventing the invasion of cold air.  You can find them in stores, or if you’re feeling crafty, create your own by filling a long fabric tube with rice, beans or even pool noodles, then sewing it up (decorate them to look like cute animals for kid’s rooms) and lay them at the base of exterior doors or doors leading to unheated areas, such as the garage. They act as tough barriers, ensuring that no chilly breeze dares enter your cosy home.

Insulate the Home

Now you have stopped the cold getting in, let’s talk about insulation to stop it leaking out. Proper insulation is the key to maintaining a warm and welcoming home during winter, and guess what? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Start by insulating the roof space, as heat tends to rise and can escape through the roof. Look for affordable materials like fibreglass batts or foam insulation to prevent heat loss and ensure your warmth stays put.  For a super budget option, look for second-hand carpet to lay over the ceiling joists inside the roof.

But don’t stop there! Insulate walls and floors using carpet, rugs, or heavy curtains that not only make a fashion statement but also act as a barrier against the cold. These budget-friendly measures will create a cocoon of warmth within your home.

Utilize Natural Sunlight

Ah, the power of sunshine! It’s time to let it in.

Open your curtains and blinds wide during the day and let the warm rays into your home. Allow its warmth to fill every corner, lighting up your rooms and naturally heating them up. Clean your windows and trim trees or bushes to maximize the sun’s entry, for a sparkling view and an extra dose of heat. When the sun lowers in the afternoon, draw the curtains and blinds shut, trapping the accumulated warmth within. It’s a simple yet effective practice that is centuries old, costs nothing, but brings a world of comfort.

Create a Cosy “Cave” Space

Imagine, creating a space within your home where warmth and love meet. Gather your family in a smaller, well-insulated “cave” room during the colder months. By focusing your warmth in a specific area, you can avoid excessive heating and create an intimate space. Surround yourselves with plush throws, soft cushions, and gentle lighting to set the cosy ambience. This designated area will become the heart of your home, a place where lives are shared, laughter happens, and a delightful warmth of a close-knit family can be fostered.  Add in snacks and hot drinks and magic memories will be created.

Utilize Heaters Sparingly.

Oh, the draw of a heater.  We once had one we affectionately called “The Sun”!! Three tall bars of heating and a fan to further push the heat out… It was great but WOW the power bill suffered…

While heaters can be your trusted companions in the hunt for warmth. Choose energy-efficient models and use them selectively in rooms that are frequently occupied, such as the living room or bedrooms for a few minutes before retiring for the night.  But remember, safety first! Follow all guidelines, keep the heaters away from flammable materials, and turn them off when not in use or when leaving the room.

Maximize Hot Water Usage

Hot water is a useful resource for warmth during the winter months.

A hot shower after work and indulging in a warm towel popped into the dryer, for just a few minutes before wrapping around yourself for instant cosiness then slipping into snuggly PJ’s for the evening can be sublime.  

Embrace the luxury of hot water bottles. Use them under throws or place under the covers a few minutes before bedtime.  Allow its heat to transform your bed into a cocoon of warmth for the night’s sleep. It’s all about finding joy in the simple pleasures.

Encourage Physical Activity

The magic of movement generates body heat and invigorates. Encourage family members to pump up the music and dance! 

Perhaps explore yoga, stretching your body and finding inner balance while generating a radiant heat from within.

Or why not do a fast-paced aerobics session, elevating your heart rate and igniting your body heat. These activities not only keep you physically active but also promote overall health and well-being, lifting your spirits during the winter season.

For some family fun, organize indoor games like treasure hunts or obstacle courses that get the whole family moving and laughing. Remember, these games are not just a means to stay warm but also a way to create memories and closeness within the family.

I hope these affordable ways to keep your family warm in winter have inspired you.  

Remember, it is possible to enjoy the season without worrying about your budget. Layer your clothing with style, wrap yourself in cosy blankets, banish the chill, bask in the sun, and create a cosy haven.

Stay warm and cosy, and remember, you have the power to RISE to Rich!

Your Best Life Awaits You! 

Your Best Life Awaits You! 

Living your best life means something different to everyone, but at its heart, it means living a life true to your values, bringing you joy and fulfilment. It’s about being intentional with your choices and creating a life that you love.

The problem is that many of us feel stuck in our current reality and believe that our dream life is out of reach. We may feel like we’re too old, too busy, or too broke to make significant changes in our lives. But the truth is, it’s never too late to start living your best life.

I understand that change can be scary, but I also know that it’s necessary for growth and progress. That’s why my program is designed to help you make small changes in your life, one step at a time.

Each month, try focusing on a different area of your life, such as your job, money, health, or relationships. I’ll provide you with the tips and support you need to make significant improvements in that area of your life.

For example, if you are focusing on health, you may look for exercise routines, healthy eating habits, and ways to reduce stress. If you’re focusing on relationships, you will find tips on communication, peace making (and keeping), and building stronger connections with your loved ones.

Now, let’s talk about the idea that you need a big salary to live your dream life. While financial stability is important, it’s not the only factor that determines your happiness and fulfilment in life. In fact, research has shown that once you reach a certain level of financial security, more money doesn’t necessarily lead to more happiness.

I believe that true wealth is measured by the quality of your life and the experiences you have. That’s why I designed Rise to Rich to help you create a life that helps you map out YOUR 10/10 ideal life that brings you joy and fulfillment, regardless of how much money you make.

At the end of the day, what’s most important is that you’re living a life that makes you happy and fulfilled. It’s not about how much money you make or what you do for a living – it’s about creating your best life.

In conclusion, if you’re feeling like there’s something more out there for you, know that you’re not alone. Many of us have felt that way at some point in our lives. But the good news is that you don’t have to settle for a life that doesn’t fulfill you. By taking action and implementing some of the tips and strategies shared in this post, you can start moving towards the life you’ve always dreamed of. Remember, it’s never too late to start living your best life.

Start today, take it one step at a time, and trust the journey. Your best life awaits you!

The Pot at the End of the Rainbow

The Pot at the End of the Rainbow

Happy Friday!!   And  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, as we celebrate this day (whether or not we have any Irish ancestry), many of us think about luck, riches, and finding that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But let me tell you something: true richness comes from within.

You see, you can never create a rich life by talking or thinking about your lack of something – no matter if it is money, love or time. Negative thinking that focuses on what you don’t have will only keep a rich life beyond your reach.

So, let’s make a commitment to dwell on abundance and gratitude instead!  Celebrate what you DO have.

I encourage you to make a daily gratitude list. When you allow riches to flow through your experience, you will find that all the things you thought the lottery or a pot of gold would bring you will come to you naturally.

If you want to prosper, you must use prosperity thinking. To help you get started, I have some green and prosperous affirmations for you to practice:

  • My income is enough.
  • I prosper wherever I turn.
  • Today is a great day. Riches come to me in unexpected ways.
  • I give myself the green light to go ahead, and joyously embrace life.
  • Green means “go,” and I choose to go for all the good life has in store for me.
  • I support others in becoming prosperous, and in turn, life supports me in rich ways.
  • I am now willing to be open to the unlimited richness that exists everywhere.
  • I live in a loving, abundant, harmonious Universe, and I am grateful.
  • I deserve the best, and I accept the best now.
  • All is well and I am safe.

So, let’s remember that grateful thinking is what brings richness into our lives. Let’s focus on abundance and positivity, and watch as all the good things we desire come our way.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Day
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. 🤗

I want you to know that a rich life can be your reality. Know that abundance is your birthright and is not set aside for “those people”

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.

So, take a deep breath and click on the image on the left or HERE  to take the first step on your path to  RISE to RICH.

Valentine’s Day – A 3-Course Dinner

Valentine’s Day – A 3-Course Dinner

Earlier this week it was Valentine’s Day.

Hubby and I rarely go out on Valentine’s Day, as we have found in the past that restaurants are usually too busy and hence the staff overworked and really don’t want to be there. We found the service rushed and the food not at its
best.

We may or may not go out for a meal on the weekend.

However, for Valentine’s Day itself, I decided to prepare a three-course meal -of course on a budget- from my “Special Occasions” cookbook.

Have you seen it yet here’s the link to it

It will help you create easy special occasion meals without breaking the budget anyway back to our meal.

For starters, I cooked a Chicken Ravioli in Pumpkin Soup, which is such an easy way to make a restaurant look super simple. Most supermarkets and butchers sell gourmet sausages in various flavours, so pick one that takes your fancy. As this is a starter you only need one sausage per person and use wonton wrappers as the ravioli.

Take the sausage meat out of the casing and divide into three portions from each sausage, place onto the wonton wrappers place another piece over the top, press it down firmly to seal and cut out into a nice shape. I use an egg ring and it came out the perfect size.

While you are making up your ravioli, have a big pot of water on to boil. When you’re ready to go pop in the raviolis and simmer them for 8 to 10 minutes or until the sausages are cooked through.

While the ravioli is cooking. Boil the kettle and put two sachets of cup-of-soup into a heat proof jug. When you’re ready to serve make up the soup, pour into some bowls, add the ravioli and top off with some chopped parsley or shaved parmesan.

While the ravioli was boiling, I started on the main course, a chicken version of duck à la orange.

Before I get to the recipe, I must tell you the story of the chicken breast.  I went into our local Woolworths trying to get to skin-on chicken breasts as I wanted the skin to go nice and crispy, but the deli didn’t have any at all but only had skin off. I had to look at the packaged meat department and again only skin off.

Then I noticed that they had small chickens on sale for just $5.00/kg so I bought a chicken and when I got home, simply removed the breasts and cut off the Maryland portions and popped them in the freezer for another meal.

Anyway, back to the Chicken.  I have made this recipe before, but not for quite some time and I have forgotten how simple it actually is. The most time-consuming part is waiting for the sauce to reduce.  It is a lovely recipe and we must have it again soon. As a special freebie, I have included the recipe here for you to download.

Dessert was a real supermarket cheat I simply bought Wicked Sister Strawberry Pannacotta, a punnet of fresh raspberries (only because the strawberries looked really ordinary, and I didn’t think they were worth the money) and a small tub of dollop cream.

Keeping a few raspberries aside for garnishing, it was a simple case of popping the raspberries into the blender with a tablespoon of icing sugar and blitzing into a smooth sauce. I did find I needed to add a couple of tablespoons of water as it was quite thick.

The pannacotta was just placed onto a small plate with a dollop of cream, fresh raspberries and sauce. A final dusting of icing sugar finished it all off nicely.

None of these dishes were difficult or costly.  I worked out the entire meal cost well under $50 for the two of us and I have the chicken marylands and the wonton wrappers left for another day.

To go with our dinner, I made our favourite Mocktail of the moment a “French Martini” if you look up the ingredients for a proper French Martini, you’ll find it is Chambord, pineapple juice and vodka.  Chambord is a Raspberry Liqueur and Bickford’s Raspberry Cordial works well as a substitute. To make the Mocktail, I use a protein shake shaker, 1 part of cordial to 2 parts pineapple juice and give it a good shake. You want it to be nice and frothy on top. Pour into a glass and I like to top it up with soda water. It really is a very refreshing drink.

 I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day and were spoiled appropriately.

Download the Special Occasion CookBook Now for $4.99 and have your next restaraunt worthy dinner sorted.

Special Occasion Entertaining

Special Occasion Entertaining

With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I started to consider what I might do for a special dinner.

We rarely go out on the actual day as we often find the food and service are less than perfect, as the entire staff is overworked and very busy.

I was talking to my friend about it and she sighed and said, “I miss going out to our favourite restaurants, but the budget just doesn’t seem to stretch that far”

I know many people have decided that dining out has become a luxury that is just not happening right now.

So I asked her. ”What if I told you you can bring the restaurant experience to your own home and have that special Valentine’s Dinner that you really wanted?”

Her reply was “It is all too hard to cook nice things at home. I never have the time and the ingredients end up costing more than just going out.”

I set off telling her all sorts of ways to have a romantic dinner with not too much hassle or spending at all.

When we had finished chatting, she said to me “You should write a cookbook”

So… I did !

In this eBook, you will find restaurant worthy meals that won’t break the budget.

Using basic ingredients easily bought from any supermarket, you don’t need to be a Master Chef to whip up a delicious meal.

Gaining inspiration from restaurant menus, it is often reasonably easy to put together a dinner spread that would rival the best bistro.

You may not qualify for a Michelin Star but your bank account will certainly thank you.

Included in the book are multiple ideas for all three courses of a sumptuous dinner and you may well find that the entire meal will cost less than one starter at a fancy restaurant.

So how can you get this awesome eBook?

It’s simple – click here and purchase now for the special price of just $4.99 and it will be in your inbox quicker than you can make a reservation.

I’m confident that you’ll love this cookbook and can’t wait to see the delicious meals you create.  So what are you waiting for?

Click now, make that shopping list and dinner is sorted, all you need to do now is splash out on a nice bottle of wine, organise a babysitter and turn your Valentine’s Dinner into something really special.

I bet you need help.

I bet you need help.

In today’s busy world, we seem to be constantly pulled from pillar to post with barely the time to stop and take a moment for ourselves this can often lead to feelings of overwhelm and frustration.

Recently, our televisions have been filled with high-level sports matches including the Australian Open and Test cricket it occurred to me while watching some of the after match interviews that these high-performing individuals definitely do not do it all by themselves. Behind the scenes is a huge team of coaches, strategists, advisors, agents, and partners

Would it all boils down to, is that on game day,  the player has just ONE goal that they are completely focused on at that moment.

So what can we learn from this?

I feel as women, we are subconsciously programmed to want to do it all and feel somewhat “less than” if we ask for help.

And of course, there can often be budget constraints after all who can afford to hire a nanny, a house manager, a bookkeeper, and a chauffeur just to do some of the jobs that we as mothers and wives are often expected to do?

Where to start?

Completing my lifestyle quiz might help you uncover the areas of your life that you may be struggling with right now.  When the parts of our lives are going really well, we don’t seem to mind added responsibilities, but those struggle areas can seem like job after job and nothing gets done.

Start with the lowest scoring sections of the quiz and ask yourself whether you need help in this area.
There are many ways to get this help without spending a lot of money some examples could be:

Arrange a cleaning-chatting-drinking-dancing day with a girlfriend. Spend a couple of hours at your house and then a couple of hours at her house and in no time both places will have had a good clean and you will have filled your heart with some quality friend time as well

Ordering groceries online can free up a few hours that you can spend with the kids. I know a number of ladies that add items to the shopping list on the app on their phone as they need it throughout the week and then choose the most convenient time to either have them delivered or use the direct–to–boot service to collect from the supermarket.

If cooking and meal planning are chores that you can never seem to keep on top of, have a look at some of the meal delivery services. Often though, I find these to be quite expensive but many of them will have recipe cards available online.

Choose the meals you would like to have if you were getting them delivered, print out the recipe cards add the ingredients to your shopping list and make up your own meal kits.

Most of these recipes are quick and simple and will be on the table within 30 minutes, often quicker than the time it takes to organize who wants what takeaway and get it delivered.

Looking again at the lower scoring sections of the life balance quiz, is there a way you can combine tasks together for example, is quality time with your partner scoring low and also your health ambitions? Ask for help in trying to find some time together to go for a walk or doing an online yoga or fitness class.

Sometimes you may find that tasks responsibility is yours and yours alone and you truly do not have any capacity to complete it in these cases paid help might be the only option but in my experience, I have found most families can find ways to get no cost or very low-cost help within their current networks.

How can you build your team?

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Many of us have been raised with the idea of "saving for a rainy day", so we diligently squirrel away savings for a disastrous event.

While it is important to have a safety net backup, "Sunshine Cash" is the complete opposite 🙂 It is the money to have FUN with, money to burn, money to enjoy, and money to LIVE.

It is the formula that has seen me "Rise to Rich" and I can help you do the same.

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