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  • 8 Unusual Habits of Highly Successful People

    We make our habits and then our habits make us.

    How we spend our days is what distinguishes the billionaires from the millionaires from the average Joe/Joanne. The super successful elite have learnt the skills of time management and prioritisation, as well as the biggest success secret of all – a winning mindset.

    They practice, embrace failure, and have a powerful morning routine.

    They have faith in their dreams and vision, and are innovators who solve problems.

    Tony Robbins taught us that success is replicable, so below I summarise what I have found to be key themes in the lives of the world’s most successful people – like Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, Oprah.

    I also need to stress the importance of energy work to you! You will need to envision, embody and “act as if” you are the person that you want to become. What do they think about? What do they wear? How do they behave? This will all help you to become an energetic match for the new life you desire.

    So – what do highly successful people do differently?

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    Highly successful people know that time is their most valuable asset because it can’t be replaced, unlike money. Therefore, they will capitalise on time efficiencies and spend money on things that will save them time in the long term, rather than cash in the short term. This is the opposite of what many people do when they choose to do tasks themselves in order to save cash immediately. This distinction between long term and short term thinking is a key feature of the super successful. For example, they will hire cleaners, chefs and assistants in order to save time on low value-add tasks, even if it’s expensive in the short term. They know that – given time – they will compensate for this expense in the long term, leaving them with a net value gain.

    They’re also masters at prioritising and will organise their daily tasks in order of what will bring the most value, rather than what will please other people or diminish their anxiety the most. They will have multiple streams of income, many of them passive, so that they can literally make money in their sleep and avoid limiting their income by only getting paid per hour that they’re working.

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    When reading autobiographies of the world’s most successful people, meditation is a noticeable theme. Before Apple was born, Steve Jobs went on a barefoot spiritual adventure to India where he walked 7 miles every day to get lunch for free from a Hare Krishna temple; he had just left college with no great fortune yet. This trip not only made him highly spiritual, but it also taught him to train his brain using meditation.

    Even CEO’s who don’t identify as “spiritual” use meditation to calm their brain’s impulses, stay focused on their higher goals, and remain vigilant in their pursuit of greatness. If meditation is new to you and you struggle to keep your mind quiet, then using a meditation app or short guided YouTube video can help.

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    The game changers know that the world is malleable, so they don’t take the status quo for an answer. People like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are far less suggestible than other people, and made it their life mission to carry out their vision for a new and improved world. They don’t allow themselves the time to indulge in a victim mindset, and will actively seek to change things that they don’t agree with. In a world made of energy where we all have access to the Law of Attraction, it is always possible for you to start changing your own world at any given moment too.

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    Without knowing where you’re going, it’s impossible to ever get there. Arnold Schwartzenegger attributes his lifetime of success to habit number 4. He said that having a deadline – in the form of weightlifting competitions – spurred him into action and left him without spare time for procrastination or buffering. He knew with conviction that he wanted to become Mr Universe, so he gave this goal 100% of his energy and focus until he reached it. Physically writing down your goals and creating a vision board will give you clarity if you’re feeling unsure or lacking direction.

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    Jim Rohn said we “are the average of the 5 people that we spend most of our time with“. Whether this is entirely accurate or not, the people that we spend our time with certainly influences our success. It’s important to point out that you are spending your time with these people – your most limited and valuable asset of all, so always spend it wisely with people who will lift you up and support you.

    This habit is especially important if you’re empathic or highly sensitive. We are all sharing our energy and responding to other people’s during our interactions, so if you’re with negative people who don’t understand your vision or goals, then you need to start building a network where you can share and grow your ideas. It may feel like you’re alone now, but with the internet and 7 billion other people on the planet, there are more opportunities for meetups and finding like-minded souls than ever.

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    You all know that I rave about my 5am starts, and it turns out that I’m not the only one! Richard Branson also gets up at 5am to play tennis before dealing with Virgin business for the rest of the day, because successful people like him make time work as efficiently as possible for them. The author of Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis, also gets up at 5am because she said that it’s the only time in a day that she finds to read and meditate between looking after her 4 children and multi-million dollar business.

    If you think 5am is early – Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson have both said that they get up at 3.45am to work out before a day of filming on set. Not having enough time to be successful is an easily accessible excuse, but if you’d like to add extra hours to your day then I strongly encourage you to download the timetable and try this 5am routine to enjoy the results of making a real change.

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    Thinking of solutions to common problems is how most super successful people achieve notoriety, and to make this happen they need to have time to think. This means that they’re not spending their evenings watching TV or their days mindlessly scrolling on Facebook. Steve Jobs famously had very little furniture in house, and said that he’d never let his children have an iPad. Technology is a wonderful thing with loads of huge benefits, but if it comes at the expense of productive thinking time, then it will strangle your success.

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    A productive tool that we have control over is our bodies. What we input (in terms of food and exercise) will determine our output (in terms of energy and productivity). According to studies, regular exercise makes you feel more motivated and clear-headed, which is essential for fresh new innovative ideas to flow through to your awareness. When these great ideas come in, you’re then able to strategise and act on them to create the solutions for people which will bring you huge success.

    “I’m here to tell you to avoid putting your ladder on someone else’s wall and then spending the best years of your life climbing it… Find your own wall, your own dreams, and your own goals, and pursue them.” – Tom Corley (author of “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life”)

    We all have the power to create our own success by being unrelenting with our dreams and uncompromising with these 8 habits. As I always teach, whatever you choose to create is within reach. There is so much available at each step of your journey to support you; even when you feel completely stuck – stop, drop & meditate and eventually the path will become clear. You have all of the answers within you, and I can’t wait to see what you create.

    To your continued success…



  • What does Divine Timing mean for you?

    Time can be a tricky thing and sometimes the waiting game can play on for far longer than we’d like it to.

    But if we’re feeling so desperate for something that we find ourselves hurrying it along, then we’re certainly NOT living in the embodiment of already having it. I realise that this is a lot easier said than done though because I’m always contending with my own neuroses when things aren’t finalised within 5 minutes. As you’ve chosen to read this too, I’ll assume that there’s an impatient part of you that resonates with this.

    At the end of the day, the ultimate choice that we have to make is haste or having faith. Why? Because everything that we need and want – or something better – will always arrive in perfect divine timing…

    ⋆☽ What is Divine timing? ☾⋆

    The timing that is out of our hands. The time that it takes for invisible Universal cogs to turn and manufacture necessary events and circumstances. Above all, it is our own acknowledgement that everything is always working in our favour.

    ⋆☽ Why do we need it? ☾⋆

    We may all be creators, but if individual humans were to run the show entirely then there would be no cohesion between all of our different wants and needs, and plans, and timelines. Divine timing weaves all of these things into the grand tapestry of life for us so that we can all get what we want when we need it most.

    ⋆☽ How do I deal with wanting something but not having it? ☾⋆

    Faith and patience seem to be two key themes that I always talk about on this blog, and it’s because they’re the most important ingredients for manifesting. When we lose faith, we give up on what we want and our energy drops. We are no longer a vibrational match for the thing we want to attract. When we lose patience, the same thing happens. We give up, or move on to something else that we believe we can have more quickly. But keeping faith that what we want is coming – or something better – and staying patient in the knowledge that everything always works in our highest good, is what will cultivate inner peace during the manifestation process.

    We all experience things working out so much better than we could have ever hoped or planned them to, and when divine timing illuminates itself in these glorious moments, it’s hard to believe in coincidences.

    AFFIRMATION: Everything is always perfect and working in my favour

    I have faith in you, and all of your desires are valid! Whatever is best for you will always reveal itself, and you are divinely loved and guided at all times. Any events which you perceive as negative are always serving a purpose and one day the why will become clear. In the meantime, it’s our job to consider what the why may be and to be grateful for all of the learning opportunities which present themselves. By always being grateful, we will create even more abundance for ourselves and change our whole interpretation of the life that we travel through each day.

    You and time are both divine. Life is a creation process, and you can never do it wrong because everything will always turn out for the best – when the moment is right.



  • 20 Super Inspirational Travel Quotes

    As I write this to you, I’m sitting on the balcony of my Air BnB hearing the sounds of waves crashing and tinfoil rustling while my fiancé prepares a BBQ for us in true South African style. The sun is setting here in Pringle Bay (about an hour south of Cape Town) and I’m with my rooibos tea and MacBook feeling the embodiment of the laptop lifestyle that I stuck on my vision board just over a year ago!

    If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that I’m never in the same place for too long, because travel is very high on my list of priorities. Whether you’re on the road already, in the planning stage of an upcoming adventure, or simply have an idea of somewhere new that you’d like to go – I hope that these 20 travel quotes will inspire you to pack your bags, board a flight, and explore some more corners of our beautiful world…

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    “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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    “Travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer.” – Unknown

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    “Travel is one of the easiest ways to become aware of the magic that weaves all of creation together through serendipity and synchronicity with perfect timing.” – Adam Siddiq

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    “Travel is not really about leaving our lives, but leaving our habits.” – Pico Iyer

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    “Maybe the best moment of your life will be on your next big adventure.” – Siya Zarrabi

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    “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

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    “Travelling; it leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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    “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty 

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    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

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    “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

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    “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin 

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    “With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake 

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    “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paul Coelho 

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    “You can’t control the past, but you can control where to go next.” – Kirsten Hubbard

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    “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures…” – Lewis Carroll (in Alice in Wonderland) 

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    “If we were meant to stay in one place we’d have roots instead of feet.” Rachel Wolchin

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    “Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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    “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

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  • 3 Letter Word To Transform Your Manifesting

    I’m going to take a stab in the dark…

    You probably finished The Secret with a head full of new ideas about what you were going to create, and watching or reading The Secret was your first foray into the world of manifesting.

    This is certainly how my journey started, and I’ve heard the same story from many other manifestors that I’ve spoken to!

    But even if it didn’t begin this way for you, we all start our manifesting journey in a similar way: “I want it and I will have it by x. This is not wrong, and a lot of the time will still work, but there’s a key word which can take our manifesting from 0→100 and make the process far more enjoyable.

    When we’re so focused on our own wants and timelines, we can leave out an important player and get limited by our own desires. This means that when it doesn’t appear, we get frustrated and impatient. We think, “where is it and why hasn’t it shown up? Even after giving it my most intense energy and focus?”

    Time to shift gears with these 3 letters…

    If it’s the best thing for you and the greater good as an interconnected whole, then it will show up – it just hasn’t done so yet.

    Our own timeline can be hurried and ignorant to what is going on around us because we can’t possibly reach all information at all times in our human form. The greater forces around us are lining up people, places and events in the most loving, benevolent way possible. If it were to happen our way, then it would filter through all of our own limits and fears without benefiting the maximum number of lives at each interaction.

    The best things can take the longest time. But sometimes we jeopardise them being able to enter at all because we give up on our own creations too soon. Just because something that you wanted hasn’t arrived, or it hasn’t arrived by your deadline, doesn’t mean that you don’t have it – it just means that you don’t have it yet.

    When I wrote my goals for end-November and end-2018, some of them didn’t come through when I had planned them to; but I’m still ticking them off one by one. In the process, I’m finding myself feeling more grateful for them now because I can appreciate how things have lined up so perfectly, reminding me that I’m just a tiny cog in a cosmic machine.

    As much as we’d like to add a time limit to our manifestations, they are exactly that: a limit.

    Trust in the Universe will make the course of creation far simpler and smoother, without impatience showing up as a manifestation of fear. If something hasn’t arrived when you thought that it would, then trust wholeheartedly that it’s either because the Universe has exchanged it for something better, or it simply hasn’t turned up yet.

    Yet is a statement of faith in the Universe, to confirm that everything is always working in your favour. Yet leaves the door open for cosmic alignment and happy coincidences. Yet makes it possible to achieve temporal perfection.

    If there is something that you think you need, but do not have – then believe that you will get it, just not quite yet.

    If something is right for you and it’s in your best interest with all other things considered, then know that it will turn up for you at a time more perfect than you could have ever planned. Just not yet.